Senior Manager- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Posted By: Karuna-Shechen


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Monitoring & Evaluation

Livelihood/Skills Development

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Senior Manager - M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) and Learning is a critical role within the organization, responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives. This position plays a key role in ensuring the organization's effectiveness and impact by driving evidence-based decision-making and fostering a learning culture.


Core Roles and Responsibilities: 70%

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System Development:

·        Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive M&E system, including frameworks, indicators, data collection tools, and processes.

·        Collaborate with program managers and stakeholders to ensure that M&E activities are integrated into program design and implementation.

Data Collection and Analysis:

·        Operationalize data collection efforts, ensuring the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data.

·        Analyze M&E data to assess program performance, outcomes, and impact. Provide insights and recommendations for program improvement.

Learning and Knowledge Management:

·        Promote a learning culture within the organization by encouraging the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and successes across teams and programs.

·        Develop systems to capture and disseminate knowledge from evaluation findings to inform program design and decision-making.

Program Evaluation:

·        Plan and conduct program evaluations, including baseline and endline assessments, to measure program effectiveness and impact.

·        Coordinate external evaluations, when necessary, and ensure the utilization of evaluation findings for program improvement.

Capacity Building:

·        Provide training and capacity-building support to program staff and partners on M&E methodologies, data collection techniques, and data analysis.

·        Facilitate workshops and learning sessions to enhance the M&E skills and knowledge of staff members.

Reporting and Documentation:

·        Prepare regular M&E reports and dashboards for organizational leadership, board members, and donors.

·        Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of program data and evaluation findings.

Donor Reporting and Compliance:

·        Ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors on program progress, outcomes, and impact in alignment with grant requirements.

·        Ensure compliance with donor monitoring and evaluation guidelines.

External Stakeholder Engagement:

·        Collaborate with external partners, funders, and stakeholders to share M&E findings, promote learning, and foster strategic partnerships.

Ethics and Data Security:

·        Ensure the ethical collection, storage, and use of data, maintaining confidentiality and adhering to data protection policies.

Link Responsibilities: 15%

·        Support adaptive management by providing data-driven recommendations for program course correction.

·        Network with other nonprofit organizations to explore MEAL best practices.

Systemic Responsibilities: 15%

·        Engage in upholding and strengthening the core values of the organisation, foster transparent and open feedback system.

·        Identify areas for program improvement based on M&E findings and work with program teams to implement necessary changes.

·        Support adaptive management by providing data-driven recommendations for program course correction.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate Profile: Apply Here

Qualifications and Experience:

?     A master’s degree in Statistics / Social Sciences/ Demography or related discipline is preferred, with minimum 12-15 years of working experience in non-profits.

?     Relevant certifications on database management, learning tools, data analytics, research tools and methodologies will be preferred and add on to the profile.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - M.Sc

Skills and competencies:


·        In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, data collection techniques, and tools, with the ability to design and implement robust M&E systems.

·        Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, using software such as Excel, SPSS, or NVivo to derive meaningful insights and inform decision-making.

·        Experience in designing research studies and program evaluations, including selecting appropriate methodologies and sampling techniques.

·        Strong project management skills to oversee multiple evaluation projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met and deliverables are of high quality.

·        Ability to effectively present complex data through data visualization techniques, such as charts, graphs, and dashboards, to communicate findings to diverse audiences.

·        Capacity to align M&E efforts with organizational goals and develop strategic plans for monitoring program performance and impact.

·        Ability to lead and mentor a team of M&E professionals, fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey M&E findings to internal and external stakeholders and advocate for evidence-based decision-making.

·        Experience in engaging with diverse stakeholders, including program staff, donors, partners, and beneficiaries, to gather feedback and ensure accountability.

·        Knowledge of ethical considerations related to data collection, storage, and use, ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy regulations.

·        Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, address challenges, and remain resilient in a dynamic nonprofit environment.

·        Sensitivity to cultural diversity and the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and communities.

·        Skill in providing training and capacity-building support to program staff and partners in M&E methodologies and practices.

·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex M&E challenges and identify actionable solutions.

·        Ability to collaborate with external partners, organizations, and stakeholders to promote learning and knowledge sharing.

·        Commitment to achieving results and using M&E data to drive program improvements and impact.

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Karuna-Shechen
  • About Organization:Organisational Profile: Karuna-Shechen is an international non-profit organisation working extensively in India and Nepal. The organisation acts and advocates for a more altruistic world catering to the needs of the most vulnerable population. In India we have been working in the areas of Health, Education, Environment, Food Security and Economic Development serving the needy population in the backward states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. We work to serve the remote communities while fostering supportive and a healthy work environment for our team members. To know more about us, please visit

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