MELs Manager

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Vacancy: MELs Manager

Department: Programmes

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


This position will manage the development and implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems (MELs) for the country program and projects within the country program. A strong emphasis is on good quality proposals, data collection, integrity, data analysis, reporting and dissemination to key stakeholders. S/he will provide technical input to proposal design and development and will provide leadership and support in the implementation on Heifer’s global monitoring and evaluation systems at the country level, ensuring standards in baseline surveys, impact monitoring and evaluation processes that contribute to the Country, Regional and Global strategies.

The MELs Manager represents Heifer’s country-level management, project/program knowledge and perspective in the development of strategies within Heifer and the private sector at large.


The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics preferred), International Development, Project/Program Management including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on monitoring and evaluation or another related field. Minimum of five (5) years of direct relevant experience in MELs.

Preferred Requirements

Master’s degree in degree in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics preferred), International Development, Project/program Management, Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on monitoring and evaluation or another related field with at least 3 years working experience.

Most Critical Proficiencies

a. Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on MELs systems.
b. Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs.
c. Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact monitoring.
d. Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software such as SPSS preferred, STATA, SAS
e. Strong experience and skills in data collection software such as SurveyCTO preferred; Kobo, Survey Solutions, etc.
f. A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
g. Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
h. Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to details.
i. Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
j. Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
k. Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
l. Experience with ICT.
m. Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
n. Ability to work in a team and multi-task.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

a. Ability to understand, appreciate and implement social capital and market systems interventions.
b. Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
c. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MELs concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
d. Willingness and ability to work with colleagues across other departments and use participatory management skills to get work accomplished on time with good quality.
e. Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
f. Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
g. Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
h. Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
i. Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
j. Holder of a clean driver’s license.

APPLY: no hand delivered applications will be reviewed

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19th November, 2021

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