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

RTI International, Nakasero Road, Kampala, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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The USAID-Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience project is a $15 million, a 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. .

• 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 fragmentation

• 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)

Job Skills: Not Specified

• 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 principles
• English fluency

Job Education: Master’s degree in education

Job Experience: At least 5 years’

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The physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories;

frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Uganda, Kampala


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