About Us

OUR MISSION AND VALUES

Kimetrica’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of spending in the social sector. We provide software, research, survey, and modelling and impact simulation services for evidence-based decision making and learning. We work with governments and non-profit organisations to increase the impact and efficiency of their social investments, enhance accountability, manage critical risks, and build donor or taxpayer confidence.

Kimetrica is a social enterprise where we care more about the impact of our work than about corporate profitability. We only hire highly-committed and motivated people who share the same ethos and passion for the work we do.

We are passionate about our work. While we work in different disciplines, we have a common hunger for innovation and discovery. We strive for efficiency in all that we do, practicing what we preach. Continuous learning is part of our culture. Our personal and corporate commitment is to quality and integrity. We work hard, but always make time for family, friends, and fun.

 

Welcome to Kimetrica

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OUR EVOLUTION

Working for governments and international aid agencies, we had seen large budgets being spent on tackling global challenges and responding to disasters. But major decisions were being made based on gut feeling or political expedience rather than hard evidence. We wanted to do things differently.

From an office in Nairobi, Kenya, a small team started experimenting with new software and research methods for ensuring that hard evidence was delivered to decision-makers in a meaningful format. We built prototype tools for measuring impact and performance and for managing disasters. These tools have been continuously refined since then, adapting to new thinking, technological change, and the evolving needs of our clients.

Now we are an international team of over 50. Many are of us are still based in East Africa, all of our systems are web-based, designed to work from anywhere. Currently, our staff are based in Kenya, Ethiopia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Eygpt, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Somalia, South Sudan and dotted around the United States. Our unique geographical spread allows us to test technologies and approaches in the toughest conditions and across different cultures.

Despite rapid growth and radical technological transformations, we are still true to our original mission and values. We remain intolerant of waste and inefficiency and zealous about increasing the impact of social spending. We are still constantly experimenting with new approaches, and learning lessons from scientific research and commercial practices that can be applied to public sector and non-profit management.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"Kimetrica's work, helping to promote the use of new micro-data management tools and data dissemination methods among National Bureau's of Statistics, helped to further our work in NBS capacity development."

Geoffrey Greenwell - Paris21

"I can't recommend Kimetrica's M&E software enough.  It has has saved a lot of time and effort"

Pete Larson - University of Michigan

our people

  • Photo Ben Watkins
    Ben Watkins Chief Executive Officer

    As CEO, Ben provides overall leadership and oversees Kimetrica’s technical services, ensuring that we provide World Class research, technology, advisory and training. Ben has a long history of managing complex emergencies and development initiatives.

  • Photo Rob Rose
    Rob Rose Chief Operating Officer

    Rob manages Kimetrica’s operations, including finance, human resources and business development departments. He works closely with our clients, partners and technical teams ensuring that our clients receive high quality deliverables at a reasonable cost.

     

  • Photo Roger Hunwicks
    Roger Hunwicks Chief Software Architect

    As Kimetrica's Chief Software Architect, Roger manages ICT and software development teams focused on transforming concepts for new technologies into web-based decision support tools. These tools are allowing our clients to manage projects and make decisions in ways that have never been possible.

  • Photo Christie Yarosh
    Christie Yarosh Head of Finance
  • Photo Anita Shah
    Anita Shah Managing Director

    Anita is the Managing Director of the Kimetrica Kenya office. In addition to overseeing operations, client relations and staff welfare, Anita manages specific technical projects.

     

  • Photo Jesaja  Everling
    Jesaja Everling Django Programmer
  • Photo Mehari Belachew
    Mehari Belachew Survey Manager

    Mehari is an expert in monitoring and evaluation and population-based survey design and management.  He is responsible for managing Kimetrica’s surveys in Africa. As a demographer with a long history of managing national surveys, Mehari provides our clients with in-depth knowledge and skills on all facets of survey management, from sample design to enumerator training to quality control.

  • Photo Frank Riely
    Frank Riely Senior Economist
  • Photo Allan Kinoti
    Allan Kinoti Sales and Marketing
  • Photo Hemesh Lakhani
    Hemesh Lakhani Operations Manager
  • Photo Agnes Kyenze
    Agnes Kyenze Software Team Leader
  • Photo Eric  Muchugu
    Eric Muchugu GIS Team Leader
  • Photo Sophie  Turnbull
    Sophie Turnbull Research Associate
  • Photo Jenny Spencer
    Jenny Spencer Economist
  • Photo Flavia Della Rosa
    Flavia Della Rosa Research Associate
  • Photo Asegid Debebe
    Asegid Debebe Software Project Manager

    Asegid is a Senior Software Project Manager and the Managing Director of Kimetrica’s Ethiopia office. Asegid and his team provide M&E software system design, customization, training and support services to clients.

  • Photo Perry Ndila
    Perry Ndila Survey Specialist
  • Photo Marion Matoke
    Marion Matoke Operations Specialist
  • Photo Elizabeth  Kamau
    Elizabeth Kamau Research Associate
  • Photo Bilhah Kimondiu
    Bilhah Kimondiu Software Project Manager
  • Photo Faith Karanja
    Faith Karanja Accounts Assistant
  • Photo Lawrence Kiarie
    Lawrence Kiarie Finance Manager
  • Photo Florence Muiruri
    Florence Muiruri Research Associate
  • Photo Girum  Haile
    Girum Haile Survey Specialist
  • Photo Abesha Atnachew
    Abesha Atnachew Finance and Administration Specialist
  • Photo Beatrice  Fuchs
    Beatrice Fuchs Technical Manager
  • Photo Hamelmal  Kiros
    Hamelmal Kiros Software Tester and Help Desk Manager
  • Photo Girum Bizuayehu
    Girum Bizuayehu Senior Software Engineer
  • Photo Matthew  Klick
    Matthew Klick Director of Research

    As Director of Research, Matt is responsible for the overall strategic and tactical management of Kimetrica's Evaluation and Survey Management Services. This includes both technical leadership and capacity building as well as the design and coordination of strategies for growth, impact, efficiency and excellence. He is particularly focused on clear client communications, and delivering precise, evidence-rich deliverables for clients that maximize their utility for stakeholders.

  • Photo Henock Lulseged
    Henock Lulseged Senior Software Engineer
  • Photo Melissa Earl
    Melissa Earl Researcher
  • Photo Julie Mandolini-Trummel
    Julie Mandolini-Trummel Head of Business Development
  • Photo Andrew Pasini
    Andrew Pasini Human Resources Generalist
  • Photo Jenny Yu
    Jenny Yu Data Scientist
  • Photo Jackie Troschinetz
    Jackie Troschinetz Human Resource Specialist
  • Photo Joseph Luketelo
    Joseph Luketelo Software Developer
  • Photo Douglas  Odida
    Douglas Odida ICT Infrastructure
  • Photo Hussein  Lightwalla
    Hussein Lightwalla Software Team Leader