Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager

Full time @Savana Signatures
  • Post Date : June 13, 2023
  • Apply Before : July 13, 2023
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  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) manager will be primarily  responsible for the daily implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities of the  organisation. She or He will oversee all MERL activities, provide technical direction and support to the project team, ensure the accurate reporting of results for program activities, data  harmonisation and visualisation. The MERL activities will include designing a MERL system,  conduction evaluations and rapid assessments, work planning, tracking progress of multiple  project objectives, development of data collection instruments and sampling strategies, onsite  research and data collection, documenting best practices, writing / reviewing required reports and  liaising with stakeholders on technical matters.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design a monitoring, evaluation, research and learning system for the organisation, including development of data collection and reporting tools and generation of reliable¬† data for results-based management of multiple programs.
  • Develop data analytics and visualization tools to present data in compelling ways to¬† partners and stakeholders.
  • Design, implement and disseminate qualitative and quantitative research studies,¬† including routine exit interviews as well as rapid assessments of progress and quality of¬† projects being implemented.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals, work plans, budgets, M&E plans, performance¬† frameworks and program performance reports.
  • Oversee the aggregation and compilation of M&E data (quantitative and qualitative) for¬†monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Conducting DQAs, data cleaning, analysis and review of routine project data at all levels¬† to identify improvements in performance trends along process and output indicators and¬† link it to effective interventions.
  • Conduct outcome harvesting to identify, describe, verify and analyse outcomes at all¬† levels through tracking milestones and evaluating the relationship between the¬† achievements and key program outcomes.
  • Support the program implementation team to engage key stakeholders in periodic¬† program reviews to validate implementation strategies; jointly define a pathway to¬† change; analyse performance trends along the program indicators and articulate necessary¬† course corrections.
  • Taking lead in data capture and reporting using monitoring tools to track program¬† indicators as per the various project performance frameworks including timely and¬† accurate publication of program achievements.
  • Provide M&E summaries to program implementation teams to facilitate documentation¬† of best practices and dissemination of lessons learnt, to key stakeholders and donors¬†‚Äʬ†Build capacity of program staff on Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning¬†‚Äʬ†Ensure that all MERL activities consider a gender and youth sensitive dimension.
Basic Qualifications, Training and Experience
  • A Bachelor‚Äôs Degree in Biostatistics, Population Studies, Information Studies or any¬† relevant scientific discipline from a recognized institution. A Master‚Äôs degree will be an¬† added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years‚Äô progressive experience in implementing monitoring Evaluation, Research¬† and learning activities.
  • Experience on outcome harvesting and Research methods.
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and able to multitask.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with complexity-aware measurement¬† approaches, such as Outcome Harvesting, Outcome Mapping, and Most Significant Change¬†‚Äʬ†Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing and interpreting quantitative and¬† qualitative data, and packaging the findings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability¬† to use various commercially available statistical software programs.
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