Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation Manager to lead on programme monitoring across the GAIN Mozambique portfolio of projects and to ensure the learnings from monitoring and research are used to make improvements to programmes and to strengthen strategy. This position will be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the Role

Reporting to the Country Director, GAIN Mozambique, the postholder will provide senior technical support to the project teams to design, coordinate and implement the monitoring framework of the country programme.

You will also oversee the in-country monitoring activities for all programmes.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Leading the consolidation of the country Learning Agenda to capture programme learning and inform improvements to programmes and strategy;
  • Supporting the design and adaptation of the programme monitoring tools and processes and leading on the training and quality assurance of the programme monitoring components;
  • Ensuring timely and good-quality routine activity progress monitoring and reporting by implementing partners;
  • Contributing to critical analysis and interpretation of monitoring and research results to formulate recommendations on program actions, improvements and lessons learned;
  • Reviewing and interpreting monitoring data as part of preparation for GAIN’s performance and donor reports and ensure quality of project reports aligning with the theory of change and results framework;
  • Contributing to analysis of information collected and supporting all dissemination efforts including writing reports, briefs and other materials;
  • Ensuring appropriate completion and systematic storage for general project documents as well as datasets and assessment specific documentation;
  • Serving as GAIN focal point in the Mozambique office for experts from key development partners, I/NGOs and Civil Society Partner.

About You

  • The ideal candidate should have substantial experience in the public health nutrition sector, with expertise in programme monitoring. You will have demonstrated experience in critical analysis skills to extract key learning and effective practices from programme monitoring and its application to programme improvement. Deep knowledge of programme design and monitoring tools, their application and quality assurance is essential;
  • The postholder should be a strong communicator, with the ability to work effectively as part of a global multicultural team. You should have clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving and creativity. You must hold relevant qualification in related field, expertise in data management, analysis tools and software will be considered an asset;
  • In addition, you should be flexible and willing to travel in country occasionally.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD37,909 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

How to Apply


For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.

This advert closes on 12th January 2022. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Mozambique. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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