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ALA: Institutional Learning Manager

Deadline date
05 Mar 2021
Start date
01 Apr 2021


At ALA, we believe in embedding data into the way that we work across all parts of the organization, not in creating a separate institutional learning/ impact measurement silo. ALA believes that all employees of the organization should own and lead measurement of our work activities towards the organization’s mission and vision. Therefore, the Institutional Learning (IL) department works closely with program teams to steward ALA’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) activities across all divisions.

This work includes the systemic collection, storage and observation of program data, supporting program teams to improve their data literacy and behaviors, evaluating ALA's Progress against its Mission and builds a common M&E understanding and practice, and sharing evidence-based learning internally to inform and strengthen our program delivery, and externally to advance ALA's contribution towards transforming the African continent. The Networks IL Manager manages the close collaboration between the IL department and the ALA’s Networks division. Networks is focused driving ALA’s work to “Unleash the Network” through 3 main offerings: University Support, Professional Development and Sector Communities.

Role & Responsibilities 

  • Lead and manage organization-wide internal Management Information System (MIS) strategy to capture, audit, analyze and retrieve critical organizational performance and program impact metrics
  • Support donor proposal development and reporting processes, from conceptual framework and logframe creation, to data compilation, analysis and report writing
  • Design data collection tools aligned with MEL frameworks across a range of grants and programs
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative data and communicate verbal, visual and written insights and learnings to internal and external audiences

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • Track record of managing relevant MEL/research projects (or equivalent), preferably in the non-profit sector, with 5 years+ experience in the field.
  • Undergraduate degree or higher with relevant field of study such as international development, monitoring and evaluation, and research methods, statistics, econometrics.
  • Strong writing skills and experience with research report writing.
  • Solid knowledge and experience and working with both quantitative and qualitative data, with basic knowledge and experience of statistical analysis
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel proficiency
  • Experience working with ambiguity to create structured processes, frameworks and protocols
  • Salesforce proficiency is preferable
  • A passion for Africa, the potential of its youth, and commitment to the vision of ALA.

How to apply

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