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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager NGO Careers - TechnoServe

 

Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Organisation: TechnoServe

Program: HortiMAP (DUTCH004N-ADMIN)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program Director

 

About US:

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.

 

About Program:

Through the four-year Hortimap program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Technoserve and partners BID Network and Impact Capital Africa will transform the horticulture industry in Uganda. The program combines catalytic funding through a Market Development Facility and Technical Assistance fund to leverage private sector and local resources and expertise to strengthen SMEs and local supply chains, while delivering world-class entrepreneurship training to farmers and retailers to realize their potential. These interventions are expected to increase incomes for more than 31,000 farmers, create 11,000 jobs, and improve access to healthy, safe food for 250,000 Ugandan consumers.

 

Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will provide management of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) components of the HortiMAP program in Uganda. The MEL Manager will work closely with the Program Director and technical team both to collect data from activities, clients and partners, and to provide data and analysis for decision making to the program team. S/he will be responsible for enabling evidence-based decision-making processes by project leadership, maintenance of HortiMAP MEL systems, and effective implementation of HortiMAP MEL activities. The MEL manager oversees a MEL coordinator.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

MEL Systems and Processes:

·        Responsible for monitoring and evaluating program performance in accordance with the logical framework and reporting requirements;

·        Enter data into and analyze information from MEL systems for use throughout project lifecycle;

·        Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of MEL activities;

·        Ensure quality control of program execution and partner activities and identify where adaptations might be needed;

·        Prepare program quality reports for TechnoServe HQ and support the program director to identify and improve program quality to TechnoServe criteria;

·        Ensure timely completion of major MEL deliverables, regular periodic analysis of data to identify and communicate lessons-learned, and regular periodic presentation of data and analyses to program and country management;

·        Work with program and country management to integrate MEL data into program planning and decision-making processes;

·        Work with program team members to collect and analyze data on a regular basis;

·        Review, monitor, and analyze reports for impact evaluation;

·        Help to identify the cause of potential bottlenecks in implementation;

·        Support the production of narrative reports;

·        Contribute to determining the effectiveness of technical training packages.

Country Coordination:

·        Interface with other country, regional, and HQ staff, as appropriate;

·        Ensure MEL information is shared and flows transparently within the program team and country management team;

·        Share best practices and lessons learned with other TechnoServe programs;

·        Support adaptation and use of standard templates and tools for key project deliverables;

·        Work closely with program team to help ensure that program work plans are on target to meet deliverables in a timely and effective manner;

·        Share analyses and trends with program team members to help synchronize decision-making processes with MEL results;

·        Provide coaching, direction, and leadership support to program team members in understanding the importance of MEL;

·        Work with program staff to identify MEL needs at the country level and provide training, as appropriate.

Evaluation of Partners & Sub-contractors:

·        Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of MEL partners and sub-contractors;

·        Make recommendations to country project management on the quality of MEL partners' and sub-contractors' services.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager job opportunity must hold a Bachelor's degree in business, economics, statistics or international development- related studies required;

·        At least three years of experience with MEL methods and approaches, including designing, planning, and implementing MEL systems, analyzing and reporting using a logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;

·        Proven ability to work with various MEL methods and approaches;

·        Ability to identify and measure social indicators is critical;

·        Excellent information analysis and report writing.

·        Experience working with farmer and/or rural youth training programs preferred;

·        Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must;

·        Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations;

·        Proven ability and experience working with teams;

·        Fluency in English required;

·        Willingness to be based in Kampala, and travel to remote rural locations.

·        Success Factors: Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

 

Core Competencies include:

·        Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

·        Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.

·        Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.

·        Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.

·        Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.

·        Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.

·        Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

·        Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department's goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

·        Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:

·        Financial & Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and manage appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing Resources is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource issues to make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project workflows, and at improving overall organizational performance.

·        Donor/Partnership Management: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

·        Analysis, Research, Report Writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.

·        Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.

Managerial Competencies:

·        Emotional Intelligence: The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and actions affect others. Emotional intelligence consists of 4 attributes: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

·        Strategic Thinking: Managers should recognize key actions, underlying problems, make connection and patterns, see consequences and implications. Anticipates obstacles realistically and plans ways to deal with them.

·        Staff Development: managers are required to work with employees to plan on the development of skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

·        Trust to Delegate: managers should have trust and willingness to assign responsibilities to direct reports and give them discretion and authority to carry them out.

·        Feedback/Coaching (mentoring): managers should give instructions, suggestions, explanations, and feedback to subordinates. (SPI+R)

 

Career Pathways: The positions that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this job title include MEL Analyst

 

How to Apply:

If you are interested and you meet the requirements, apply through the link below;

 

Click Here

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references.

 

Deadline: 4th February 2021

 

NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes. We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruiting@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515.

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

 

Area Program Manager Non-profit Jobs - Lifewater

 

Job Title:    Area Program Manager

Organisation: Lifewater

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Director of Programs

 

About US:

Lifewater is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

 

Job Summary:  The Area Programme Manager is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the team to ensure that vulnerable children, families, and communities achieve an improved quality of life resulting from increased access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services. The Area Programme Manager provides proactive, thoughtful, transparent, and accountable leadership and management of program teams, engineering staff, and local stakeholders involved in the designing, management, monitoring, and evaluation of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy in the area of operation under his/her jurisdiction. The APM is responsible for the successful implementation and reporting of programme results to LI management and key stakeholders.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Leads the development of a detailed implementation plan and guide implementation of the program and ensure monitoring progress towards program objectives.

·        Leads program team on annual planning and budgeting for all hardware and software activities of the programs and projects in the district/s of assignment in line with LI planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines.

·        Develops strategic relationships (network and liaise) with district-level stakeholders and represent LI in relevant for District Water and Sanitation Coordination meetings, District WASH advocacy meetings, Sanitation Week celebrations…etc. for purposes of shared learning and leveraging on their WASH activities as appropriate.

·        Offers spiritual leadership to the team through developing a daily morning devotion staff roaster and conducting daily morning devotions for staff.

·        Participates in the recruitment, orientation & on-boarding of staff for effective program delivery in the district(s) of assignment.

·        Mentors, coaches, and supervises staff to ensure that they are adequately supported to execute their duties.

·        Holds Program Management Team (PMT) meetings and share feedback with Director of Programs

·        Liaises with the LI Uganda Director of Programs to develop, document, and operationalize all internal processes for program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

·        Collaborates with the Uganda Director of Programs in developing new plans, and assessing the feasibility of new/strategic areas of operation; coordinates baselines, reviews, and evaluations of the programs

·        Takes a lead in rolling out the waterworks sustainability initiative and support WASH Sustainability Officer in the implementation of the LI O&M Strategy

·        Supports and guides the implementation of LI church mobilization strategy in the district of assignment, develops and nurtures an effective relationship with the church partners to demonstrate the love of Christ among the vulnerable communities

·        Oversees the training of health workers and effective promotion and reporting of WASH activities at health care facilities

·        Ensures the quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines

·        Facilitates effective and relevant capacity building events for WASH program staffs and supports them in the implementation of LI’s VHV strategy

·        Carries out performance management function including performance monitoring, end of probation appraisals, and setting 90 days’ performance targets for staff

·        Monitors and manage all LI resources including program budgets and expenditures and ensure timely accountability that is in line with LI standards

·        Supports audit processes and ensure that all audit findings and recommendations are acted on thoroughly and timely in accordance with Lifewater audit policies.

·        Manages the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual program plans as well as the related implementation and required progress reports.

·        Carries out any other tasks assigned by the Director of Programs from time to time.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Education, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, or a related field.

·        Must have at least 6 years’ experience in community development preferably in the field of water engineering, sanitation, and hygiene or public health, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, or related field, 3 of which should be in a managerial position coordinating rural water & sanitation programs.

·        Must have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

·        Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.

·        Knowledge of financial and human resource management.

·        Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.

·        Must be a born again Christian, a servant leader, and able to adequately lead in contexts of denominational diversities.

·        Must be a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key stakeholders in the target districts towards realizing and attaining key program milestones

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

Click Here

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

 


 

Market Development Facility Lead Jobs - TechnoServe

 

Job Title:    Market Development Facility Lead

Organisation: TechnoServe

Program: HortiMAP (DUTCH004N-ADMIN)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program Director

 

About US:

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.

 

About Program:

Through the four-year Hortimap program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Technoserve and partners BID Network and Impact Capital Africa will transform the horticulture industry in Uganda. The program combines catalytic funding through a Market Development Facility and Technical Assistance fund to leverage private sector and local resources and expertise to strengthen SMEs and local supply chains, while delivering world-class entrepreneurship training to farmers and retailers to realize their potential. These interventions are expected to increase incomes for more than 31,000 farmers, create 11,000 jobs, and improve access to healthy, safe food for 250,000 Ugandan consumers.

 

Job Summary:  The Market Development Facility Lead oversees the recruitment and selection of agribusiness supply chain clients / investees and co-develops and supports the execution of supply chain improvement projects under the €4.1M HortiMAP Market Development Facility. Over the course of the program, 30 client-projects will be selected and completed. The Market Development Facility Lead will assist client agribusinesses to diagnose constraints and opportunities and apply bespoke technical assistance and financial solutions that address firm-specific constraints while demonstrating new models for replication and scale by other businesses. In particular, the MDF Lead will support SME clients to pilot and scale more inclusive business models that prioritize economic opportunity for women and youth, and adoption of climate smart technologies. The position will coordinate closely with partners BiD Network and Impact Capital Africa to recruit clients and provide them with world-class consultancy services and leverage an additional €3M in mobilized private capital to compliment the MDF.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Principal Responsibilities:

·        Oversee MDF client sourcing and shortlisting

·        Develop call for applications and manage process for evaluation against eligibility criteria

·        Lead assessment and selection process for shortlisted MDF applicants.

·        Oversee planning for meetings, site visits, and due diligence of MDF applicants

·        Oversee design and execution of partnership roadmaps

·        Leverage HortiMAP networks to link MDF clients with buyers

·        Lead relationship development with commercial finance providers to leverage additional finance that complements catalytic grants

·        Ensure private sector match commitments

MDF Finance and Investment Mechanism:

·        Sourcing Clients: The MDF Lead will coordinate with BID Network and ICA to develop criteria and recruit via events, a robust and broad communications strategy, and networking an adequate number of qualified applicants to the MDF facility, with particular emphasis on women-owned or managed businesses and those with a large number of women in their employ or supply chain.

·        Shortlisting and selecting clients: Responsible screening based on eligibility criteria and alignment with program objectives; responsible for developing client dossiers with inputs from partners to submit to the MDF advisory board for evaluation and approval or referral for further development.

·        Partnership co-design: The MDF Lead will support Partnership Officers to develop Partnership Road Maps - concise opportunity diagnostics and support plans, easily accessible to businesses and financial partners

·        SME Client Partnership Implementation: Ensures implementation of each agribusiness partnership roadmap (PRM) agreed upon activities, outputs, and deliverables to reach specific commercial and inclusive objectives (e.g. revenues, sales, jobs created, etc.), guided by a budget, and an M&E section.

Technical Assistance Mechanism:

·        The MDF Lead will work with the Finance and Operations and country procurement teams to develop a list of pre-qualified Technical Assistance providers and regularly update as the program processes

·        Prioritize identification of local business development service providers that can continue relationships with MDF clients beyond the life of project

·        Ensure external service provider contracts include a clear scope of work, and disbursement of payments will be tied to satisfactory achievement of outputs.

·        Monitor execution of technical assistance to ensure quality of delivery and alignment with Partnership Roadmaps

Partnership & Client Management:

·        Responsible for developing systems and tools to methodically identify TA providers

·        Close coordination with pre-identified providers of specialty horticulture such as Wageningen University Research & PUM Netherlands.

·        Map client and partner's needs and capabilities, develop standards for vetting them and ROI proposition (in accordance with the program framework) to the potential partners to secure their commitment to participate in the program

·        Coordinate with the Horticulture Value Chain team to integrate program participants in client value chains and vice-versa;

·        Together with the M&E team, design an appropriate framework for supervision and tracking of MDF client performance and compliance with the obligations under the partnership roadmaps signed

·        Make regular visits to the partners & clients to track their performance and provide regular updates/reports on their progress

Program Coordination and Implementation:

·        Maintain strong working relationships with partners and relevant stakeholders in the agribusiness investment space

·        Actively participate in regular team meetings to track implementation progress and share relevant program and administrative data

·        Ensure the delivery of technical training packages is of high quality, is appropriate to the local context and is effectively reaching participants

·        Support the Program Director in convening MDF Advisory Board Meetings

·        Share best practices and lessons learned with team members

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe Market Development Facility Lead job opportunity must hold a Degree qualifications in business-related studies required

·        Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships

·        Strong project management and some financial analysis skills

·        Minimum of five years' field and technical experience with agribusiness development, agribusiness experience in Uganda is required

·        Experience working with food aggregation and processing, supply chain development, out-grower networks, and knowledge of Market Systems Development approach preferred

·        Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must

·        Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports

·        Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations

·        Proven ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage

·        Fluency in English required

·        Success Factors: Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

 

Core Competencies include:

·        Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

·        Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.

·        Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.

·        Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.

·        Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.

·        Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.

·        Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

·        Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department's goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

·        Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:

·        Financial & Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and manage appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing Resources is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource issues to make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project workflows, and at improving overall organizational performance.

·        Donor/Partnership Management: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

·        Analysis, Research, Report Writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.

·        Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.

Managerial Competencies:

·        Emotional Intelligence: The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and actions affect others. Emotional intelligence consists of 4 attributes: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

·        Strategic Thinking: Managers should recognize key actions, underlying problems, make connection and patterns, see consequences and implications. Anticipates obstacles realistically and plans ways to deal with them.

·        Staff Development: managers are required to work with employees to plan on the development of skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

·        Trust to Delegate: managers should have trust and willingness to assign responsibilities to direct reports and give them discretion and authority to carry them out.

·        Feedback/Coaching (mentoring): managers should give instructions, suggestions, explanations, and feedback to subordinates. (SPI+R)

 

Career Pathways: The position that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this job title include Program Manager

 

How to Apply:

If you are interested and you meet the requirements, apply through the link below;

 

Click Here

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references.

 

Deadline: 4th February 2021

 

NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes. We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruiting@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515.

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

 


 

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