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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Title:Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Job Location:Kampala, Uganda


About ICRW:

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades.   ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential.  ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.


 At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate.  Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible.  All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.


Primary Role: 

The part-time M&E Specialist will conceptualize, lead and provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects focused on ICRW’s focal areas which include gender-based violence, social inclusion, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to projects across topics, including violence against women, violence against children, women’s land and property rights, women’s economic empowerment and clean energy, HIV&AIDS, adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. S/he will also contribute to and lead conceptual and business development opportunities and contribute actively to the growth of ICRW Africa portfolio and ICRW more broadly. S/he will provide technical assistance to the partner organizations in response to specific identified needs related to program strengthening and M&E and learning as appropriate.  Travel of at least 20-25% will be required. 


Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, International Development, Anthropology)


Minimum four years of post-Ph.D experience or six years of post-Master’s experience conducting research and evaluation internationally, with a focus on developing countries.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks


Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Works in multi-disciplinary teams to lead, design, supervise, and undertake mixed-methods research encompassing innovative qualitative methods and quantitative surveys. Analyzes primary and secondary data using appropriate methods, writes incisive products for diverse audiences, including research reports, peer-reviewed publications, and other outputs, such as policy briefs and reader-friendly blogs. Develops conceptual models and M&E frameworks to guide research and program evaluation.

Project Management: Serves as project director, for or provides support to mid-sized projects (as defined by ICRW); works under general direction, seeking guidance as necessary. Projects may cover more than one technical area and/or may exist in multiple countries.


Business Development:  Contributes significantly to the development of successful business development opportunities. May identify potential business development opportunities, either with existing projects (i.e. follow-on work) or new business. Develops basic proposals from inception to submittal with guidance from senior staff. Responsible for proposal budget development.


Representation:  Maintains professional expertise and recognition outside of ICRW through publishing and speaking in relevant forums.  Conducts limited negotiations and continued cultivation of existing and new relationships, partners and donors.



  • Extensive experience in the design and conduct of formative, operations and evaluation research in violence against women, violence against children, women’s land and property rights, women’s economic empowerment and clean energy, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Experience with designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methods for projects of varying types and sizes.
  • Experience in strengthening the capacity of partner organizations to develop theories of change, and M&E frameworks, with indicators and tools for data collection and storage.
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills, to include expertise with one or more of the following analytical software packages: SPSS, STATA, AtlasTi, NVivo
  • Ability to effectively manage and juggle multiple projects, including staffing, workplans, deliverables, timelines and budgets
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills, along with maturity, diplomacy, and independence to work effectively with in-country partners, donors and project staff
  • Strong strategic sense for business development, committed to developing an innovative research and program base
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills in order to identify, cultivate and sustain viable relationships with donors and other partners as well as communicate knowledgeably about project concepts, progress and impact
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading research projects funded by USAID, DfID and UN donors highly desired
  • High-level of proficiency in English required and one proficiency in another language highly preferred

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample.

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable.

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