Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager

Location:  Gaborone, Botswana

Company Name:  United Nations

Salary Range: Negotiable + Benefits

Job Department: Monitoring & Evaluation


Overview of position

The United Nations {UN} Multi-sectoral seeks for a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (M&E Manager) for our recent multi-millions regional projects. The M&E Manager will report directly to the Program Director and will work closely with the M&E Director and team. The M&E Manager will provide oversight to coordinate the monitoring of the program/project and ensure key activities are being implemented efficiently to measure the program’s outcomes (including qualitative and quantitative assessments) and ultimately achieve the intended results. S/he will lead the analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and for areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. The M&E Manager will work in close partnership with UN project staff, partner organizations, and government (national and decentralized) for all M&E activities, strengthening capacity where needed. M&E is a cross sectoral career where you can work in health, education, law and governance, human rights, youth focused programing, agriculture, amongst other focus areas. In-job training is applicable for this role.


Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Lead the project’s overall M&E efforts, including the design and oversight of a strong M&E plan and Performance Management Plan (PMP).
  • In coordination with stakeholders, draft/prepare M&E plans and associated M&E templates.
  • Support in the collection and monitoring of all M&E activities under the project, including reviewing data collection tools, supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conducting data analysis, and carrying out interpretation of findings.
  • Identify and train staff on appropriate relevant indicators in line with UN, international, and national M&E standards.
  • Oversee the projects/program’s robust learning component, including providing technical assistance for any evaluations.
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance processes to maintain adequate quality control in all aspects of M&E, from data collection to results reporting.
  • Review partners progress reports, in collaboration with program managers, and provide feedback to the partners based on their performance.
  • Ensure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting according to the cooperative agreement.
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual reports and draft quarterly project reports in close collaboration with project staff.
  • Build capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant M&E topics, including data dissemination and use for program improvement.
  • Build capacity at project sites and support them to effectively introduce and maintain the project M&E systems and processes.
  • Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries on project-linked M&E, as appropriate.
  • Prepare or support routine reports, abstracts, presentations, brochures, project summary sheets, newsletters, etc.;
  • Present at conferences or meetings when required.


Selection Criteria

– Education

  • Minimum Master’s degree in statistics, economics, demography, development planning, public health, business, law, engineering, agriculture, social sciences, finance, education or similar field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with 5 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Master’s degree.


– Experience:

  • At least five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in public, corporate or any major social sector program.
  • In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and methodologies, including conducting operational research, household surveys, and qualitative evaluations, as well as data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Significant experience in providing field-based technical assistance about M&E and learning in low resource countries preferred.
  • Knowledge of M&E approaches and indicators for one or more project areas.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems (including databases) that track performance as per the objectives of the project.
  • Excellent interpersonal, consensus building and negotiating skills essential.
  • Analysis and data management skills, as well as demonstrated analytical skills, and experience in identifying and evaluating best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
  • Mastery of statistical databases, analysis tools, and statistical software (Strata, SPSS, etc.) required, as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team.
  • Experience developing and delivering high-quality, on-time donor reports in accordance with cooperative agreement regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.


– Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English / French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


– Assessment:

Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a UN competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.


Special Notice:

By accepting an offer of appointment, Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. United Nations Considerations: According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.


How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit their recent CV and application via the career email below:

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the UN competency-based skills assessment and the UN global recruitment virtual interview.



28th March, 2024