Monitoring and Evaluation Manager US Non-profit Careers – Mercy Corps

Title:          Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Mercy Corps is an International
NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build
secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered
in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala
and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and
Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management
Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the
northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Manager will take strategic and day-to-day responsibility for a
range of critical functions to clarify the extent to which the programme is
on-track in achieving its intended impact, outcomes and outputs. Key amongst
these will be designing and delivering the M&E system (in collaboration
with the wider NU-TEC Independent M&E component); and refining the M&E
tools (including Theory of Change, Logframe, Indicator Plan etc) and ensuring
they are kept relevant and up-to-date. This position offers an exciting
opportunity to work in a dynamic area at the crossroads of traditional NGO
development interventions and traditional commercially-focused financial
service provision. The M&E Manager will be responsible for supporting the
Team Leader in ensuring the credibility of the programme’s logic, and that all
appropriate areas are measured for progress, to maximize the potential for
success. Vital delivery tasks include: curation of the key M&E tools –
chief amongst these being the Theory of Change and Logframe; engagement and
relationship-building with the commercial bank and with the (agri-)businesses
it will lend to; support to the design and delivery of market assessments, and
identification of relevant measurement indicators; input to the generation of
loan portfolio reports and narrative reports. The M&E Manager will also be
responsible for drawing on MEL support from within Mercy Corps, at the Uganda,
regional and global level. Close engagement with the DFID-contracts Independent
M&E Component for the wider NU-TEC programme will also be a key role for
this position. The M&E Manager is expected to have a high-level understanding
of shared value partnerships (seeing where access to financing can unlock the
potential of cash-constrained businesses) as well as experience managing and
developing such partnerships. S/he should understand the barriers commonly
present in the agribusiness value chain
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Implementation:
  • Supporting
    the Team Leader in day-to-day implementation of the programme
  • Design,
    delivery and curation of the M&E System, including key tools such as:
    Theory of Change; Logframe; Results Chain, Indicator Tracker etc
  • Support
    to the execution of Market Assessments
  • Input
    to the programme Risk Register
  • Ensure
    adherence to PM@MC Minimum Standards, as they relate to M&E
  • Make
    regular on-site field visits to ground-truth programmatic data.
  • Support
    other team members to better understand private sector partnerships and
    financial services and how they can be integrated into the programme.
  • Lead
    on tracking key M&E indicators, and provide proactive guidance and
    course correction suggestions where necessary
Consortium Management:
  • Working
    closely with commercial bank, in support of the programme objectives,
    building a strong and collaborative working relationship, especially as it
    relates to M&E
Communication and Reporting
  • Input
    to the preparation of reports demonstrating progress, successes and
    challenges – both internal and donor-demanded
  • Input
    to the preparation of case studies to reflect progress, successes and
  • Mercy
    Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards
    accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international
    standards guiding international relief and development work while actively
    engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design,
    monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Manager job
    opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or
    Business in Administration (or equivalent, and an undergraduate degree in
    agribusiness, development, economic development, business management or a
    closely related field is required.
  • A
    minimum of ten years of experience designing, implementing and managing
    similar initiatives (private sector partnership, financial services
    strengthening, market systems development).
  • First-hand
    experience in designing and developing M&E systems.
  • Experience
    of the financial sector is desirable
  • Experience
    in leveraging private sector partnerships is a must.
  • Strong
    interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also
  • Experience
    in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing
    and strategic partner agencies is required.
  • Demonstrated
    attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
    independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong
    problem-solving and demonstration of initiative.
  • Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications, and
    relevant professional M&E software (e.g. SPSS, Stata)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their online applications to the Senior HR
and Legal Manager by clicking the link below. Please clearly state your salary
requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees), and copies
of academic qualifications/certificates.
Deadline:  4th May 2018
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