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Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Manager Non-profit Job Careers - Heifer International

Organization: Heifer International
Project Name: East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
Tracking Code: 277-752

About Heifer:
Heifer International, an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in the United States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125 countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

About EAYIP Program:
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) is a five-year program designed to motivate and engage more youth in the agricultural sector and present them with a pathway to improve their livelihoods. The program is implemented in various districts of Uganda and Tanzania.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Manager will provide overall leadership of the MLE function across the project in both Tanzania and Uganda, and as such, work in close collaboration with respective consortium partners and their Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) leads with the view to developing strong MLE for the project. To this end, the Manager will steer the development of the overall EAYIP MLE framework, provide technical assistance to implement the MLE framework, give advice and training on key aspects of MLE and ensure that key outcomes are properly monitored/tracked, documented and shared for learning.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Program Effectiveness (50%)

·         Accountable for providing overall leadership in monitoring output and outcomes, ensuring strong data analysis, tailoring reports for different stakeholders and disseminating lessons learned
·         Accountable for ensuring that monitoring data and information is used in project reviews to meet expectations/objectives (effectiveness) and, whenever possible, improve the performance (efficiency) of the project
·         Accountable for providing technical leadership on strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing planned activities and developing plans to minimize such bottlenecks in EAYIP
·         Steer the development of an MLE framework for EAYIP in collaboration with partners and key stakeholders
·         Enhance the technical capacity of the EAYIP MLE Officers through planned regular mentoring, training and coaching
·         Ensure strong implementation of the MLE framework in collaboration with M&E staff and key stakeholders
·         Provide country team personnel with key tools and support them in their use
·         Establish M&E workable instruments to gather necessary agricultural commodity value chain matters and monitor their impacts on particpating actors
·         Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports
·         Tailor reporting to meet the needs of different stakeholders
·         Provide recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the project
·         Recommend steps for strategic adjustments and provide follow up on implementation for EAYIP
2. Management and Compliance (40%): Accountable for supervising and managing all evaluations and operational research for the project including baseline, midterm and end-line assessments
·         The incumbent will develop and maintain a project database at all levels needed as per the MLE framework
·         Ensure that the MLE framework is aligned and coordinated with evaluation and research agendas
·         Ensure that M&E tools include research, evaluation and the overall MLE framework to capture metrics for project quality deliverables, learning and dissemination
·         The jobholder will ensure that the production of training and education materials reflects information needs identified by the MLE system
·         Ensure that information needs are met through the overall MLE framework
·         Coordinate annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Country Project Managers in preparing and disseminating relevant reports
3. Partnership and Engagement (10%): Accountable for knowledge management and sharing
·         The Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Manager will develop knowledge management activities, identify lessons learned or successful innovations during the project implementation and other information that could be shared with partners and key stakeholders
 4. May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Heifer International Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Manager vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Community Development, Rural Development, Project Planning and Management, Quantitative Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on Monitoring and Evaluation plus five (5) years of direct relevant experience in MLE management of large-scale projects.
·         Significant MLE experience, gained in working in the development context
·         Previous demonstrated social reseach experience
·         Prior experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the country
·         Proven experience in staff and partner training
·         Previous exposure and experience in managing research projects across multiple stakeholders
·         Highly innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
·         Working knowledge of youth workforce development issues, especially in rural communities of the East Africa region
·         Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector
·         Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation
·         Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail
·         Significant exposure and experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry
·         Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
·         Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written
·         Ability to work in a team
·         Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
·         Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model
·         Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions
·         Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MLE concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels
·         Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff
·         Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations
·         Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
·         Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout EAYIP project sites in Uganda and Tanzania
·         May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions
·         Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
·         Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines
·         Character Traits: Detail-Oriented, Positive, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to Apply Online be visiting the Web link below.

Deadline: 9th September, 2016

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