Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

Trickle Up
June 3, 2021
New York, New York
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$100,000 - 110,000


About Trickle Up

Trickle Up goes further to create breakthrough opportunities for the world’s poorest people. We have been working for more than forty years to help resourceful but marginalized people start and run profitable businesses. Our unique approach helps people in poverty turn their passion into profit so they can build better lives for themselves. We focus on reaching vulnerable people that others leave behind—women, indigenous people, refugees, and people with disabilities. Our dedicated staff comes from all over the world. We have teams based in Guatemala, Uganda, and India, so we are always close to the communities we serve.

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Position Overview

Working in close collaboration with the Sr. Director of Program Quality, the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (MER) will lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Trickle Up’s global monitoring, evaluation, and research systems and priorities. The Director will also coordinate the development and implementation of TU’s learning agenda and processes.

The MER Director is responsible for leading the development and monitoring of key indicators and measures of success at both participant/household levels and at organizational/institutional levels. This position is responsible for leading the organizational-wide implementation of a digitalized M & E/MIS system and sharing TU’s findings and insights with internal and external audiences.  The Director plays a close mentorship role with field-based M & E staff and is principally responsible for ensuring that TU’s data and evidence produced is robust, accountable and leads to evidence sharing within our peer communities and externally.

Principal functions

Impact measurement, evaluation & monitoring

  • Ensure alignment with TU’s global strategy, building in indicators that will capture evidence that supports program design, quality, and continuous program improvement.
  • Lead the process to ensure common definition and application of processes to measure direct and indirect project participant reach, as well as the development of and compliance with high-quality M&E/research standards and best practices.


  • Support the identification of key learning priorities, methodologies, and means of dissemination within a context of a three-year strategy, and yearly operational plans to build Trickle Up as a learning organization.
  • Take a lead role in publishing relevant articles, policy briefs, blogs, and related communications documenting TU’s learning and evidence of impact, including focusing on systems change within the graduation context.

Technical & programmatic guidance & capacity building

  • Provide technical assistance and capacity-building to ensure appropriate inclusion of M&E, research, and learning in all TU programs.

Representation & communication

  • Represent TU in key stakeholder fora, conferences, and working groups, support regional and program team participation and engagement as appropriate.

Resource mobilization

  • Support proposal development and project design to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation input, and the incorporation of research and learning agenda/objectives.


Education requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Evaluation, Impact Evaluation, or related field

Experience requirements

  • Minimum of a total of 7 years’ experience, preferably with three years working in the development context.
  • At least one year of experience working with digital technology, including M & E approaches and digital tools to collect information.

Knowledge and skills

  • Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative approaches for M & E, and other innovative approaches including peer reviews, etc.
  • Experience in leading research efforts and/or managing research initiatives.
  • Preferred experience for M & E in livelihood aspects; as well as understanding implications for measuring scale factors in partnership with governments and/or large-scale NGOs

Behavioral competencies

  • Solution-oriented, equitable, and able to juggle several priorities
  • Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Good relational and diplomacy skills
  • Cross-cultural awareness

Other requirements

  • Willingness to travel extensively (30% + and in locations with limited amenities).
  • Fluent in either Spanish (preferred), French or Arabic

Compensation and Benefits 

As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefits program, including comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.

To Apply 

To be considered, click the link and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter and resume.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 30, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates must be qualified to work in the United States. We are sorry we are unable to entertain phone calls related to this posting.

Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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