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

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: NUTEC
Financial Services Team Leader
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.
About NU-TEC FS:
NU-TEC FS is part of
a broader agriculture sector development programme that intends to unlock
market failures that create barriers to growth in the agriculture sector in
northern Uganda. NUTEC FS is implemented using a market systems development
approach. This approach dictates that NUTEC FS monitor the product development
and lending activities in real time to enable adaptive learning as the
programme progresses and measure the impact of lending to target borrowers,
toward programme’s overall targets.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Manager will be responsible for setting up the MEL systems at the partner
financial institution and working closely with the credit and risk departments
to ensure processes are followed as required. The data from the system will be
utilized for evaluating success and learning from product delivery and capturing
any evidence of successful agribusiness growth in northern Uganda. The MEL
manager will be the key person responsible for activities stated in the
programme’s MEL measurement plan developed during its inception period and
track progress toward the overall log frame targets. MEL Manager will have a
critical role in ensuring market driven financial products are being developed
and for publication of market information to key stakeholders. MEL Manager will
work closely with Short term technical assistance provided by Market Systems
Advisors, Communications Advisors, Financial Product Development Advisors and
Marketing and Sales teams at partner financial institution.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Product development
  • Support Deputy Team Leader(DTL), Agri-Business Lending Unit and
    Financial Institution Partners during product development cycles with
    product evaluation data
  • Work with Short-Term Technical Advisors(STTAs) to inform product
    development through data on lending and Agriculture enterprises
marketing teams
  • Work alongside the research team at partner financial institution to
    support product research and innovation processes
  • Work alongside the Financial Institution teams to identify new
    markets and agribusinesses
  • Co-lead and support the bank team to conduct enterprise surveys
    through application processes
Research and
  • Update NU-TEC FS learning agenda with Deputy Team Leader
  • Support data collection, analysis and presentation of data for 2
    annual knowledge products, presenting programme learning – working with
    communications STTA
Data management
  • Work with the bank MIS system
  • Consolidate data from surveys etc.
  • Manage programme MEL system
  • Alongside the Team Leader, maintain the Risk Register
Programme MEL
  • Work with the NUTEC team at the Bank to include key indicators for
    data collection in lending process including loan applications
  • Compile MEL data required for DFID quarterly and annual reporting
  • Present risk register as part of quarterly reports
  • Provide updated learning agenda for annual reports
Donor reporting
  • Support preparation and dissemination of monthly/ quarterly reports
    to donor, partner and Mercy Corps
  • Work in close liaison with the Team Leader, to make regular visits
    to field operations to assess the quality of the programme delivery
  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support
    of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective,
    efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team
    members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit
    Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and
    Learning Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s degree with focus on finance,
    economics or management
  • Five years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Two years of experience in banking related roles particularly and
    understanding of banking credit systems and processes. This experience in
    east Africa or Uganda a plus
  • Proven experience / training in financial analysis and modelling
  • Able to identify key programme and Bank-level risks and raise them
    with programme leadership
  • Keen interest in inclusive finance / agriculture finance a plus
  • Experience working with Agriculture enterprises
  • Capable statistician / data scientist
  • Proficiency in MIS based data management a plus
  • Good self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in or for northern Uganda a plus
  • Good written and oral communications skills in English Language
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to:
Deadline: 24th June 2019
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