Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager (MEL) – Kampala – TechnoServe

About US:
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

About USAID Project:
USAID Uganda is funding a new five-year Youth Leadership for Agriculture program to increase economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Ugandan female and male youth aged 10 to 35, in agriculture- related fields, in order to increase their incomes and build entrepreneurial, leadership, and workforce readiness skills. Pending confirmation of funding, TechnoServe will lead this program in select districts in Uganda, including Northern Uganda, through market systems and facilitative approaches. This program will focus on achieving two specific objectives by partnering with both public and private entities: (1) increased incomes of youth working in agricultural value chains (specifically maize, beans and coffee); and (2) improved skills development (entrepreneurship, employability, leadership, and life skills) obtained through formal and non-formal education and training organizations.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager will lead and manage day-to-day Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in this program, using the multi-faceted Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach. S/he will be responsible for enabling evidence- based decision-making processes by program leadership, providing the necessary data and information to improve performance and effectiveness as well as inform planning and management decisions. The incumbent will also be responsible for timely development and effective implementation of the program’s MEL systems, including program monitoring and quality control systems, evaluation systems (e.g. baseline and end line surveys), analytical planning processes, management of all project data. Working together with the MEL team, s/he will enable the program to develop the most suitable interventions for the context, adapting to changing conditions and make mid-course corrections as necessary. More specifically, the duties and responsibilities of this position fall into three broad categories: 1)MEL Systems and Processes, 2)Coordination of MEL work through team and MEL Personnel Management, Coordination with MEL partner and evaluation of Partners & Sub-contractors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should hold qualifications in business, economics, statistics or international development-related studies required;
A minimum of ten years’ experience with M&E methods and approaches, including designing, planning, and implementing M&E systems, analyzing and reporting using a logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;
Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports;
Excellent analytical, program management, and financial analysis skills including knowledge of Excel and STATA skills;
Strong interpersonal and management skills required;
Excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
Prior experience working in emerging markets.
Preference for work experience in Sub-Saharan
Demonstrated understanding of and passion for youth economic empowerment and improvement of livelihoods.
Passionate about market-led approaches and to helping the poor improve their livelihoods.
Personnel management experience required;;
Fluency in written and spoken English required;
Willingness to be based in Kampala, and ability to travel to remote rural locations in East Africa

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants should send a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history to Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.

Deadline: 13th February 2015.