Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) Manager Job Careers – RTI International

RTI International
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
RTI International is
a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North
Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services. It was founded in 1958
with $500,000 in funding from local businesses and the three North Carolina
universities that form the Research Triangle.
About the
The USAID-Uganda
Biodiversity for Resilience project is a $15 million, five-year cooperative
agreement that seeks to assist communities, the Government of Uganda, and the
private sector to conserve and manage biodiversity in target ecosystems for
lasting environmental and economic sustainability and increased community and
household resilience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Leads project efforts to continuously learn
from and adapt ongoing project implementation
·       Oversees the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation,
and Learning (AMELP) and Activity reporting to USAID
·       Leads participatory work planning sessions
during the Activity’s consultative Start-up Workshop to design B4R’s MERLA
approach, including the Theory of Change, AMELP, and Learning Agenda, in
collaboration with Team RTI staff, USAID, and other key stakeholders
·       Supports Applied Political Economy Analysis
(PEA) and Spatially Explicit Multicriteria Analysis (SEMCA), to take place
during the B4R Inception Phase
·       Ensures submission of final AMELP to USAID
for review and approval within 150 days of award
·       Ensures the establishment and, ultimately,
implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress,
impacts, and successes of B4R activities and performance at all levels
·       Develops dynamic, cost-effective systems and
clear data flow protocols for data collection (including data quality checks),
transmission, analysis, communication, and action
·       Oversees project reporting, data collection
and management, and indicator documentation
·       Supervises the M&E/Data Specialist, SBCC
and Inclusion Specialist, and part-time Local Enumerators
·       Provides guidance to Team RTI (including
subcontractors and grantees) on tools, frameworks, and data collection methods
to guide data collection, management, and analysis in a consistent,
standardized, and disciplined manner
·       Liaises with RTI’s home office Geospatial
Science and Technology Specialists to determine the best way to collect data to
track positive biophysical change, which may include annual satellite imagery
analysis and remote sensing to detect deforestation, degradation, and habitat
·       Manages B4R subcontractor Viamo’s technical
work in data collection, mobile surveys, and behavior change communications
·       Leads annual “pause-and-reflect” sessions;
implementation of the Activity’s Learning Agenda
·       Ensures appropriate disaggregation of
Activity data to understand risks and benefits for actions based on
demographics (e.g., youth, gender, and by critical landscape)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
degree in education, social sciences, statistics, or related field and minimum
of 9 years of experience designing and implementing M&E systems for
international donor-funded projects, including USAID-funded projects
·       At least 5 years’ experience with
USAID-funded project M&E
·       Familiarity and experience with indicators
relevant to biodiversity and/or Feed the Future preferred
·       Ability to articulate (and apply) CLA
·       English fluency
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates
please apply online at the link below
Deadline: 30th July 2020
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