|Date Posted||June 12, 2019|
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager-One Vacancy based in Kampala
Organisation: Mercy Corps
Closing date: 24 Jun 2019
About Mercy Corps
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Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps is implementing a DFID funded blended finance facility called NUTEC Financial Services (FS). This facility is implemented in collaboration with a financial institution partner in Uganda and focuses on testing innovative products and processes to increase the availability of capital for SMEs working for the agriculture sector in northern Uganda.
The programme’s theory of change dictates that a one-time capital injection can, in the short run increase affordable finance available to agribusiness in northern Uganda and in the long term demonstrate the opportunity and tested strategies of risk management that can catalyze an increase in financial services accessible to agriculture markets.
NU-TEC FS is part of a broader agriculture sector development programme that intends to unlock market failures that create barriers to growth in the agriculture sector in northern Uganda.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Product development support
o Support Deputy Team Leader(DTL), Agri-Business Lending Unit and Financial Institution Partners during product development cycles with product evaluation data
o Work with Short-Term Technical Advisors(STTAs) to inform product development through data on lending and Agriculture enterprises
Supporting marketing teams
o Work alongside the research team at partner financial institution to support product research and innovation processes
o Work alongside the Financial Institution teams to identify new markets and agribusinesses
o Co-lead and support the bank team to conduct enterprise surveys through application processes
Research and Learning
o Update NU-TEC FS learning agenda with Deputy Team Leader
o Support data collection, analysis and presentation of data for 2 annual knowledge products, presenting programme learning – working with communications.
Able to identify key programme and Bank-level risks and raise them with programme leadership
An interest in inclusive finance / agriculture finance a plus
Experience working with Agriculture enterprises
Capable statistician / data scientist
Proficiency in MIS based data management a plus
Good self-management and interpersonal skills
Experience working in or for northern Uganda a plus
Good written and oral communications skills in English Language
2+ years of experience in banking related roles particularly and understanding of banking credit systems and processes. This experience in east Africa or Uganda a plus