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Opportunity Description

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager


Monitoring and Evaluation Manager 

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager 

Reports to: Acting Dean of Research, Innovation and Quality 

Location: Kigali with travels locally and regionally  

Position overview 

This role will work across the organization to track major strategic initiative progress and provide necessary support to project leads while engaging the senior leadership regularly on appropriate progress updates and challenges. The role will also be responsible for measuring outcomes and success, building out monitoring, evaluation, and business analytic systems in a newly formed organization.

Key Responsibilities   

Project Management and Analytics

  • Act as or support executive sponsor(s) in multi-phase planning of identified programs/initiatives that support the high-level strategy. Integrate organizational focus through measurement and consistent program reviews
  • Centrally monitor timelines, performance, and track major milestones against targets, validate working group proposals, and provide updates and escalate issues to Senior Leadership, as needed
  • Track progress of transformation and individual initiatives against milestones and targets using suitable metrics to identify areas of concern and ensure value capture is achieved at appropriate time and sustained into steady state
  • Support transformation effort through prioritizing and coordinating areas for appropriate functional support (finance, HR, IT, communications) and ensuring on-time execution against agreed upon tasks
  • Coordinate the efforts of several cross-cutting working groups that might be formed to draft specific components of the plan

Communication and Relationship Building  

  • Get significant program work done through cooperation with other groups across UGHE who have, in many cases, no direct reporting relationship to the position
  • Meet regularly with initiative project leads and department heads to understand initiative progress, anticipate potential roadblocks to value capture, and actively resolve challenges by serving as a thought partner to make decisions on day-to-day execution and raising relevant issues to the Senior Leadership Team for further action
  • Keep leadership apprised of all program elements including operations, deadlines, revisions, and financial status (as needed).
  • Communicate and cascade information to employees in a timely manner and actively participate in the success of cross-organizational programs and initiatives

Manage Staff   

  • Oversee daily responsibilities of Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. Set clear goals and objectives for the team and use metrics to measure performance and hold team accountable
  • Motivate and encourage team; lead through change and adversity. Make decisions as needed and build consensus as appropriate
  • Monitor the welfare, morale, and professional/career trajectory of the project team to ensure a healthy and supportive work environment
  • Provide coaching to improve performance and hold regular development discussions with direct reports. Recognize staff for their contributions

Issue Identification 

  • Engage in root cause analysis, often without prompting from the Senior Leadership Team or others, on issues and opportunities that could impact UGHE’s executive agenda
  • Confirm hypotheses through tactful and discrete engagement with the relevant parties
  • Develop alternative approaches to addressing the problem or opportunity
  • Succinctly update the Vice Chancellor on the issues, supported with facts and recommendations


  • 4+ years of managerial experience required, preferably in a health care, medical education, or international setting
  • Formal project management training or certification, such as Project Management Professional certification, highly desired
  • A passion for excellence, and a unique ability to build strong relationships
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, good judgement and project management skills
  • First class time management and organizational skills, with a strong ability to prioritize
  • Master’s degree in either public or global health and/or master’s degree in Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Business Administration, or any other related field.
  • Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Commitment to social justice and health care equity


  • AGILITY: Flexible, results-oriented, and able to work in a project-driven environment with demonstrated ability to monitor and evaluate specific programs and projects.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Multi-tasking, project management and decision-making skills
  • INFLUENCE: Strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to engage key stakeholders
  • LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated ability to lead and provide direction to all the project staff
  • COMMUNICATION: Demonstrated ability to communicate to all stakeholders within and outside the organization, considering the cultural dimensions of all stakeholders.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for equity and social justice.


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Great working environment that allows one to reach their greatest potential.
  • Prospective career growth opportunities.

How to Apply 

Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) Degree, (3) A cover letter describing your interest in UGHE and relevant experience. Please upload these under the ‘Additional Files’ tab on the application page.

University of Global Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Profile 

UGHE is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. The UGHE Center for Equity in Global Surgery (CEGS) is focused on contributing solutions to the imbalance in surgical access through five key pillars- Fellowship, Education and Training, Global Convenings, Research and Innovation, and Policy and Advocacy. In partnership with several global surgery organizations, the Center provides support for both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development in the surgical sciences, clinical and community-based research across sub-Saharan Africa, and support for regional surgical, obstetrics, and anesthesia plans.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment: 

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff, and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.

UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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