Innovations for Poverty Action M&E Advisor, Right-Fit Evidence Jobs in Uganda

Innovations for Poverty Action M&E Advisor, Right-Fit Evidence Jobs in Uganda


As an RFE Advisor in Uganda, you will work on multiple advisory engagements. You will initially work on projects in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. As the learning partner, you will work closely with multiple ECE implementers to strengthen their adaptive learning systems, improve their M&E capacity and facilitate engaging workshops and discussions to share their learnings with each other.

While this position will be based in Kampala, Uganda, other engagements will likely follow in East Africa, and will likely span across multiple sectors. Beyond working on specific engagements, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of new partnerships and to the core approaches and methodologies of the RFE Unit.

You will report to a Manager or Senior Manager in the Right-Fit Evidence Unit and, if not in the same country as them, will also receive oversight and support from a management team member in the country where you are based. The position is open to any profile that would meet the criteria listed below. We particularly encourage those with the following profiles to apply, as these skills and interests are a particularly strong fit:

  • Management consultants with some international development experience who would be excited by a career shift, leveraging their skillset towards an entrepreneurial and impact-focused environment

  • M&E practitioners who are interested in broadening their scope and impact on the field by advising organizations on state-of-the-art MEL practices and making use-of-data and evidence a reality in the sector

  • Research professionals in international development who enjoy working closely with practitioners and are interested in broadening their scope to all the types of data and evidence that can inform decisions

  • Irrespective of your background, RFE positions tend to be a great fit for anyone with a growth-oriented mindset.


    Under the guidance of a project manager specific to each project, you will lead the implementation of RFE advisory engagements, working closely with them and with other teams within IPA’s country office to develop tailor-made solutions for their data and evidence needs, and support their implementation. This includes the
    following responsibilities:

  • Strategic and technical contribution: provision of advice and tools to advance partners’ learning goals in their programs, such as:

  • Co-creating prototyping and iterative learning plans to improve early- stage program activities

  • Designing learning-oriented process evaluations

  • Assisting clients to identify M&E questions to test the assumptions in their theory of change, and to design cost-effective approaches to
    rigorously test these assumptions

  • Providing technical advice, to partners on the development and implementation of M&E plans, the design of indicators, data collection methods, and data management

  • Research design and analysis: Take part in the design, implementation, and analysis of data collection and other evaluative work that sometimes complement RFE’s advisory work

  • Project management: Lead work planning and project management to ensure effective and timely implementation of our work

  • Stakeholder communication: Maintain strong communication and partnership with key stakeholders, including direct stakeholder management with leadership staff from partner organizations

  • Workshop design and facilitation: Design and facilitate various kinds of external MEL-related workshops

  • Professional deliverables: Own the preparation and presentation of various types of advisory and analytical deliverables, maintaining the highest standards of communication efficiency

  • Contribution to the development of new RFE engagements: Take part in scoping meetings, contributing to the design of methodologies, and writing concept notes or proposals

  • Contribution to the development and refinement of RFE service offerings: Continuously improve the work that we do with our partners


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, social science, or a related field

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience, including experience in M&E (public sector), organizational performance/R&D/operational research (private sector), or experience in management consulting/other professional services
    Superior analytical and conceptual thinking skills

  • Experience with quantitative data collection and analysis (including Excel)

  • Experience with qualitative research

  • Strong client-facing and presentation skills

  • Ability to present information in a structured and insightful way, both in writing and orally

  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset, versatility, and ability to learn at a fast pace

  • Fluency in English

  • Passion for making data-driven decisions a reality in the international development sector.

    Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics, public policy, social science, or a related field

  • Familiarity with the concepts surrounding the Theory of Change and the core tools of M&E

  • Exposure to agriculture or livelihoods programming

  • Experience living and working in East Africa

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Innovations for Poverty Action M&E Advisor, Right-Fit Evidence Jobs in Uganda

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