Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Digital Green
San Francisco
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The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is a critical part of the U.S.-based team, working closely with project staff, partner organizations, and other Digital Green staff in Asia and Africa. We are looking for a detail-oriented critical thinker who can track progress of projects underway in multiple countries, identify learning opportunities and connections among discrete activities for the purpose of advancing Digital Green’s learning agenda. In particular, this role will work closely on the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project team to ensure effective program implementation and evaluation.

Key Responsibilities

Global Agriculture Portfolio:
– Responsible for global M&E in coordination with in-country M&E teams
– Define performance and impact indicators, structure operational data collection and survey instrument and tools (esp., those leveraging ICTs); develop and execute protocols for data quality assurance
– Develop program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of information across Digital Green’s program teams
– Develop and guide process for quarterly reviews of goals and targets across projects
– Contribute to the design and implementation of research and evaluation studies using qualitative and quantitative methods
– Deliver high quality analysis and reports based on secondary and primary data collection
– Develop visualizations, presentations, and narrative written briefs, whitepapers, and research papers that summarize research studies and their findings
– Travel to target countries to support field activities, data collection and M&E
– Participate and contribute to workshops, conferences and learning events

Developing Local Extension Capacity Project:
– Finalize Performance Management Plan for core DLEC project and demonstration activities; monitor indicator data consistency and quality
– Identify potential in-depth research studies in connection with DLEC learning agenda
– Contribute to ongoing research studies and identify areas for new applications of the project’s and Digital Green’s learning agenda;
– Identify learning opportunities between DLEC and Digital Green’s other programs;
– Assess and monitor IEE conditions; prepare IEE amendments, EMMP and PERSUAP if/when needed.
– Perform rigorous quantitative analysis that informs program and/or research design and provides insights on program performance and impact using statistical tools
Contribute to drafting progress reports

Qualifications and Experience:

– 7-8 years of monitoring, evaluation, and/or learning experience in USAID-funded projects, preferably in agriculture and food security sector
– Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
– Experience in large-scale USAID-funded programs and donor reporting as well as using data for program decision-making and improvement
– Experience in designing survey instruments, data collection tools, as well as training and managing decentralized research teams and firms
– Experience working with US government contracts and cooperative agreement rules and regulations.
– Experience working on agriculture and food security support projects is preferred

Skills and Competencies

– Familiarity with theory of change analysis, impact pathway analysis, logical framework analysis, results based management
– Ability to perform modeling and synthesize quantitative data using a variety of software packages (SPSS or equivalent statistical package, Excel)
– Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
– Familiarity with impact evaluations and randomized control trial methodologies
– Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, preferably with a peer-review publication record
– Ability to meet deadlines and produce material with short turnaround time when necessary
– Inquisitive and critical thinking skills capable of drawing thematic connections and attending closely to detail
– Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals, particularly in a communications or marketing setting
– Candidates should be comfortable taking initiative within their authority, work well with others on small teams, be detail-oriented and well organized
– Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
– Willing to travel occasionally to different offices and engage with people of multiple cultures
– Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task

Please email your resume and cover letter to  (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title  Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in the subject line.

Additional Information

Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Digital Green. Digital Green is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.