Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Our vision is an empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope.
Our Mission is to attack poverty by investing in, nurturing and empowering responsible entrepreneurs and leaders who benefit society by helping to accelerate meaningful employment creation, while embodying the values and behaviours of ethical leadership.
Our values are long-term commitment, spirit of humility and significance, excellence, responsible stewards, and diversity and inclusion.
JASIRI, a flagship initiative of AGGP, invests in East-African Talent and start-ups at the early and high-risk phases of a meaningful entrepreneurial journey. We introduce entrepreneurship development programs at two stages of the entrepreneurial journey: namely Talent Investor and Growth Accelerator. The Talent Investor program introduces JASIRI Fellows to equally ambitious co-founders, and supports them on an individual, team and business level through seasoned Facilitators, Mentors, Business Coaches. This is complemented by catalytic entrepreneurial ecosystem interventions. JASIRI Growth Accelerator invests in early stage, high potential startups that may still be too risky for commercial funders to invest in. Early-stage ventures with potential for high growth and demonstrated product-market fit are provided with funding to support their early growth and assisted with investor readiness. We are seeking an M&E Assistant to support our measurement efforts.


About the Position:

The key focus of this role will be to design, manage, and provide regular information as part of the AGGPA’s programmes, which will monitor progress against the organisations long-term and short-term goals. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for ensuring robust practices around the design and collection of data which follow sound M&E practices.
We are looking for an all-round team player ready to operate flexibly in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. We need you to help us improve on the delivery and efficiency of our programmes’ medium-term outcomes and assessments with a view towards long-term studies which will help us measure our contribution and impact. Your tasks and responsibilities will change regularly as we grow our programmes and develop new ones based off data-driven decisions which are aligned with our long-term goals. You will need to learn quickly and always be ready and keen to accept new challenges. But at the same time, help us stay true to fostering a strong data-informed culture.



Key performance areas include, but will not be limited to:
  • Tracking of predetermined milestones linked with AGGPA’s theory of change.
  • Evaluation of implemented programmes – efficiency of delivery (participant perspective from regular short-term surveys & baselines).
  • Mid-term analysis – effectiveness of interventions in terms of how they are contributing to the development of participants and their ventures.
  • Outcomes-based analysis – long term impact evaluations (success measures).
  • Plan and manage internal evaluations with the purpose of ensuring sustainability of best practices identified and gauging programme and organisational impact.
  • Stakeholder engagement and training in preparation for their roles in terms of reporting.


Job Requirements

  • At least 5 years M&E experience working on monitoring, evaluation and research, managing data intensive programs, and designing monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools, with progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of rigorous quantitative and qualitative research studies, rapid appraisals, and methods for data analysis preferred.
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders.
  • Past exposure or experience in youth development and/or working in different African markets will be an advantage.
  • Past experience in creating and setting up M&E processes and systems.


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in monitoring & evaluation, social sciences, statistics or other relevant discipline is highly desired


  • Knowledge of MEL issues and development of relevant indicators for system strengthening capacity building and service delivery.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Passionate about the transformative power of entrepreneurship.



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