Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Manager


iDE is a non-profit international organization with over 40 years of experience in delivering market-based programs in 11 countries, dedicated to powering entrepreneurs to end poverty. iDE believes that the market is a powerful force to lift people out of poverty. We catalyze change in markets by incentivizing low-income people to establish locally-led scalable solutions that are passed down through generations and founded on mutually beneficial partnerships.

iDE has been active in Cambodia since 1994 with a focus on agriculture, climate and resilience, food security and nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). iDE Cambodia supports entrepreneurs and social enterprises, while facilitating the inclusive and resilient development of value chains and business models for affordable products and services in our target sectors. We have also introduced successful research and pilots on clean cookstoves and solid waste management, with a focus on plastic waste recycling and circularity. With a market driven approach, iDE Cambodia has reached about 1.2 million households, approximately 6 million people.

We are seeking a dedicated Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager to support the implementation of the Transforming Lives project, which is a collaboration between iDE, Helen Keller International, and Vitamin Angels, funded by the Latter Day Saints Church. The postholder is also required to support the country management and measurement of iDE’s Moonshot strategy (ten-year strategy) and our country program’s Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) effort.


The salary for this position is subject to negotiation based on experience and capacity with a target range of $1,500 - $1,900 per month gross base salary. Additional benefits are based on iDE policy (please inquire for more details).


Transforming Lives and other LDSC-funded projects MERL management (75%)

  • Design, implement, manage, and evolve comprehensive MERL frameworks, plans, processes, and tools for LDSC-funded projects, including Transforming Lives, adhering to the institutional standards and industry best practices;
  • Provide strategic guidance to LDSC program team on data analysis, outcome achievement, goal setting, and progress by collecting, analyzing, organizing, visualizing, and sharing qualitative and quantitative data to assess program impact and effectiveness;
  • Implement data quality assurance measures to ensure data accuracy for the LDSC program;
  • Facilitate the integration of learning and feedback mechnisms in programmes adaptation management, both in program design and implementation phase;
  • Contribute to donor reporting, including narrative and financial reporting, as assigned by the Project manager;
  • Support knowledge management within the program; and
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Moonshot and GESI initiatives (25%)

  • Track and report indicators and progress related to the implementation of iDE Cambodia Moonshot and GESI initiatives, including collecting, analyzing, organizing, visualizing, and sharing qualitative and quantitative data from relevant projects;
  • Serve as Moonshot and GESI reporting liaison between iDE Cambodia leadership and iDE Global MERL and GESI teams;
  • Undertake Moonshot and GESI-relevant assignments as assigned by iDE Cambodia’s Senior Management Team (SMT) (e.g., facilitate learning exchanges between in-country teams and between countries, generate case studies or learning notes, and present progress at in-country team meetings);
  • Update the Moonshot and GESI indicators relevant for iDE Cambodia’s Scorecard (i.e., key indicator summary card); and
  • Support Global MERL and GESI teams when ad hoc assignments arise.


  • Graduated from university with a degree in international development, data science, informations technology (IT), or other related fields;
  • Minimum 3 years experience in full-cycle project MERL (experience in managing MERL in nutrition, agriculture, entrepreneurship, social and behavior change communication, and/or WASH is an advantage);
  • Demonstrated experience with developing, managing, and improving MERL, MEAL, MEL, or M&E systmes, especially the development and management of dynamic databases (preferably cloud-based systems - prior experience is an asset, but not essential);
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and presenting through visualizations to different audiences;
  • Experience delivering MERL-related training and capacity development forvarious stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated proactive problem-solving; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication,Khmer and English.
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