Join Our Team as a Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Join Our Team as a Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant to join our team and help us empower grassroots organizations in East Africa to increase their impact and become sustainable. 

About Lightup Impact

Lightup Impact is an online community of 150 early-stage grassroots organizations in gender and health in East Africa. We empower our grassroots members through peer-to-peer support, networking, trust-based partnerships, skills and capacity development, guidance, and governance to amplify their impact. As we apply a bottom-up approach to development, we co-create and co-implement solutions together with our community of founders. We offer a collaborative, international work environment, professional growth opportunities, and the chance to make a difference through your work.

We are a start-up NGO, only two years old. In the vibrant world of social change, the rhythm is fast paced and exciting, driven by our collective mission to tackle real-world challenges head-on. Working here isn’t just a job—it’s a heartfelt journey of purpose, where every action fuels our passion to make a difference that truly matters. Are you ready to take up this challenge? Then read below for more information.

The position

As M&E Consultant at Lightup Impact, you will have the unique opportunity to drive meaningful impact and innovation in community building, networking, event organization, and capacity-building initiatives. 


You will support our organization in assessing the impact and effectiveness of our community-building activities, network, conferences and events, capacity-building programs, and organizational strategies. You will play a crucial role in helping us measure outcomes, gather feedback, and enhance our strategies for maximum impact evaluation.

Responsibilities and main tasks

M&E framework development:

  • Design and develop comprehensive M&E frameworks tailored to our internal activities and programs, incorporating relevant indicators, data collection methods, and evaluation tools.

Data collection and analysis:

  • Lead the collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data to assess the progress, effectiveness, and impact of our initiatives. This may include surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, and other participatory methods.

Monitoring progress:

  • Monitor program activities and outcomes regularly to track progress against targets and milestones and identify and address any challenges or issues that may arise during implementation.

Evaluation and reporting:

  • Conduct periodic evaluations and assessments of our programs to measure outcomes, identify lessons learned, and make recommendations for improvement. Prepare high-quality M&E reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop internal workflows/standard operating procedures related to M&E of our programs and strategies.

Capacity building:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to staff and partners on M&E concepts, tools, and methodologies. Build our team’s capacity to effectively collect, manage, and utilize data for decision-making and learning.

Knowledge sharing:

  • Facilitate learning sessions and reflection exercises to promote knowledge sharing, innovation, and continuous improvement within our organization and with external stakeholders.

Your profile

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field, such as International Development, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related discipline.
  • 1-2 years of proven experience working in M&E roles, preferably within the nonprofit sector or international development context is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of M&E concepts, frameworks (Logframe, Theory of Change, participatory methods, most significant change, and others), methodologies, and best practices.
  • Experience in designing and implementing M&E systems for community development, networks, events, and capacity-building programs.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and visualization techniques using Excel, SPSS, STATA, or NVivo software.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and facilitate participatory processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to our organization’s mission; values; and diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.

How to apply

Bring your expertise in M&E frameworks and methodologies to our organization and collaborate with a passionate team dedicated to empowering communities and fostering sustainable development

Please send us your CV, including up to three reference contacts, a cover letter, and any other supportive documents (e.g., M&E reports you authored, data collection tools, evaluation plans you have developed, case studies illustrating the impact of your M&E work) to: Please use the following subject in your email: Lightup Impact Job Application – M&E Consultant

Please send us your application by 1 April. Candidates will be notified about the outcome within 2 weeks of the application deadline. 

The hiring process is detailed below.

Shortlisted candidates for the position will undergo background checks, which may include verification of educational qualifications, employment history, references, and criminal records. 


P.S. We do not expect you to meet 100% of the job description. If you meet 80% of the requirements, we kindly ask you to apply for this position.


At Lightup Impact, we are proud to foster a welcoming and diverse working environment.


If you have any questions, please contact the hiring manager Valeria Santoro on LinkedIn or via email:


We look forward to receiving your application!


The Lightup Impact Team


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