Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Lead

Posted By: IWWAGE at IFMR

New Delhi

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

Monitoring and Evaluation

Social Sector

Job Description

Position Summary

The Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Lead will be responsible for leading the MLE  initiatives and guide  the mandate of providing accountability and ensuring efficiency across all interventions undertaken at IWWAGE.

She/he will lead and implement the process of establishing, refining and monitoring the theory of change & key performance indicators of IWWAGE’s planned interventions (including research studies, action research, dissemination undertakings) and will guide  the various verticals in defining and framing the MLE framework. S/he will also lead the process of  meeting the learning objectivesand continually refine/revise project and programme strategies, to be undertaken internally as well as through external agencies. S/he shall supportthe Executive Director to oversee progress towards project goals and ensure that expected milestones are met.She/he will collaborate with the team, partners and external stakeholdersfor finalizing  deliverables, reports and updates. 


1. Develop the the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms/frameworksincluding the baseline, MIS, annual surveys,quantitative and qualitative assessments, process monitoring, and review workshops/ meetings for IWWAGE (both at institutional level and across grants);

2. Oversee the design and implementation of the baseline, midline and end-line evaluation, including theimplementation of various qualitative and quantitative surveys.

3. Review and further refine the Theory of Change and project Results Framework and indicator set for outcomes and outputs.

4. Lead the design of annual surveys and quantitative and qualitative assessments for selected indicatorsand assist in the identification of internal and external teams to undertake these surveys.  Support the field teams in theimplementation of these surveys and assessments.

5. Provide expert inputs on  research and evaluation design of partners and sub grantees in order to help them produce relevant and high-quality work;

6. Supervise team (knowledge manager, consultants and other resources) while they create and revise tools and data collection procedures (eg. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow charts, MLE manuals);

7. Oversee grant/programme changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase programme performances and results;

8. Lead the process of designing new strategies, portfolio development, cross cutting data initiatives with focus on coherent, integrated theories of change, measurable impact models, scaling, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and impact;

9. Lead the process of setting up a repository of external research, evaluation based on relevance and applicability to team-specific MLE activities;

10. Lead discussions with partners to maximize impact of projects and ensure optimal learning. This may include: site visits, convening meetings of key stakeholders, shaping reports on key findings and coordinating on dissemination plans;

11. Review contract, RFP & grant proposals; provide clear, concise & insightful written analyses & recommendations for funding including drafting & editing proposal summaries, managing complex RFP processes.

12. Share M&E findings with donors, Steering Committee and IWWAGE team, highlighting areas requiring strengthening.

13. Oversee the process of developing annual/ quarterly/ monthly implementation plans, and developsystems to regularly review progress against agreed technical milestones. 

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - PG-Diploma

1. Required 8-10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of gender focused programs and projects;

2. Ph.D. (an advanced degree in statistics, public policy, gender or a related field) preferred;

3. Must enjoy working in horizontal, cross-functional teams; needs to be comfortable dealing with

4. ambiguity, as well as situational authority and leadership.

5. Should be capable of meeting short deadlines and producing quality materials with a fast turnaround.

6. Solution-oriented, creative problem-solver, who can be versatile and is willing to work around

7. obstacles.

8. Experience of working with regulatory/government bodies

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:IWWAGE at IFMR
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    About IWWAGE

    We are seeking a motivated Monitoring, Learning and EvaluationLead for the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (“IWWAGE”) at IFMR LEAD. The objective of this Initiative is to create a hub to promote, synthesize and generate evidence on “what works” for women’s economic empowerment. Despite making significant contributions to economies through various activities, women form a majority among