Monitoring And Performance Manager

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired


  • Master’s degree in agricultural, environmental or social sciences, an MBA or another relevant field and a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience monitoring and evaluation and/or program or research management
  • Excellent understanding of how monitoring, evaluation and learning concepts can be applied in the research-for-development arena
  • Demonstrated experience of designing and working with monitoring, evaluation and learning systems in complex, multi-faceted programs
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning and project management software
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with researchers across the globe
  • Demonstrated experience working in an international, multi-cultural environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications and experience

  • Ability to understand and communicate on research on gender
  • Experience of the CGIAR
  • Exposure to Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America
  • Experience in the management and monitoring of research

Monitoring, and Evaluation

The Monitoring and Performance Manager will ensure the Platform has robust, functional and harmonized monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and structures. Duties include:

  • Develop, maintain and monitor Platform Theories of Change
  • Set up and maintain of impact pathways, including regular review of milestones
  • Ensure effective systems are in place for tracking and reporting on planned results, including case study development for important outcomes
  • Ensure that the Platform results framework is appropriately adapted to feed into the One CGIAR performance and results management system
  • Actively participate in CGIAR-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts, including as a member of the CGIAR MEL Community of Practice (MELCOP)
  • Ensure effective systems are in place for evaluating progress towards planned outcomes
  • Coordinate internally- and externally- commissioned evaluations and reviews


  • Develop a learning strategy for the Platform, whereby monitoring and evaluation results enable incremental learning, and foster a learning culture within the Platform and the CGIAR
  • Streamline learning from monitoring and evaluation into planning, including proposal writing and resource mobilization
  • Facilitate cross CGIAR exchange and learning
  • Manage the collection of outcome and impact stories on gender research, across the CGIAR

Planning and Reporting

The Monitoring and Performance Manager is responsible for all Platform work planning and reporting on results, which involves extensive coordination of contributions from module leaders and gender researchers. Duties include:

  • Coordinate CGIAR Annual Plan of Work and Budget (POWB) and Annual Report (AR) processes for the Platform
  • Manage platform level planning and reporting commitments to donors
  • Ensure that funds are allocated in accordance with approved annual plans
  • Maintain accurate and up to date program level data, via the CGIAR online platform ‘managing agricultural research for learning and outcomes’ (MARLO) and its successor under One CGIAR
  • Actively participate in MARLO Steering Committee and other CGIAR wide initiatives on planning and reporting

Management, Governance and Operations

The Monitoring and Performance Manager will engage with the governance and management bodies of the platform on relevant and emerging performance and monitoring matters, providing an effective enabling environment for them to be able to lead, guide and advise the Platform. He/she will also support the Platform Director with oversight on Program Management Unit operations as required. Duties include:

  • Report to the management and governance bodies on platform results, plans and other issues related to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and impact assessment (IA)
  • Hiring of specialist consultants as required
  • Participate in proposal writing and resource mobilization efforts
  • Responding to internal/external project information requests
  • Perform any other related duties as may be required
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