MLE Coordinator, IWWAGE

New Delhi
Posted 4 weeks ago

Languages Required: English and Hindi

Duration: 12 months (may be extended based on the performance and funding availability) 

Employer: Institute for What Works to Advance Gender Equality (IWWAGE)

Location: DAY-NRLM office, New Delhi

Reporting to: Deputy Secretary-RL, DAY-NRLM and Co-Lead IWWAGE


Institute for What Works to Advance Gender Equality (IWWAGE) is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act). LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. IWWAGE aims to build and deepen evidence around the low participation of women in the economy – caused by low asset base, poor access to public services, restrictive gender norms, and the burden of unpaid work – to find solutions to inform gender transformative changes and policy reforms.

About the Position:

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), given its focus on building women’s groups and developing cluster-based livelihood options. Organized collectives of women build women’s agency and their empowerment. NRLM’s objective for women federations is to serve as institutional bases for social and economic multi-sectoral outcomes for poor women.  This offers the opportunity to assess and scale institutional mechanisms and forms for gender equality and women’s empowerment at the grassroots.  Accordingly, this program aims to strengthen NRLMs and select SRLMs’ focus on gender strategically and ensure tested approaches to gender integration and transformation with federations are institutionalized and scaled up through strategic state-level partnerships. 

IWWAGE is currently a learning and technical partner to DAY-NRLM, which aims to enable the following: 

i. Operationalization of standardized, evidence-backed capacity building for staff and cadres on gender equality, concepts, actions and interventions; 

ii. Developing a non-negotiable, universal approach to establish functional community-level institutions from (village-level to block-level) for strengthening feminist leadership and engendering development planning; 

iii. Forging partnerships between NMMU and SMMUs National Mission Management Units (NMMU) and State Mission Management Units (SMMUs) for developing learning sites to demonstrate the impact of community-level institutions in delivering women’s empowerment; and iv.  Mainstreaming evidence-based MLE to inform policies for gender integration within the program.

In this context, IWWAGE is seeking applications for the position of MIS/MLE Coordinator to provide program support to the effective management of gender programs by contributing to the program design, formulation, monitoring and implementation. 

Key Responsibilities:

The MLE Coordinator will work closely with SRLMs and Cadres to train and build capacity to ensure the implementation and management of MLE functions. This is to support the NRLM /NMMU Team in institutionalising mechanisms that will ensure the management of timely data collection and updation in the DAY-NRLM system (MIS), analyse the data, and share it with SRLMs and other designated ministries and departments in line with the approval of DAY-NRLM for timely decision-making and to improve the quality of program implementation.  

S/he will be responsible for the following tasks:   

  • Responsible for operationalising and smooth functioning of the MIS at the State Mission Management Unit (SMMU), District Mission Management Unit (DMMU) and Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU) level. 
  • S/he will be responsible for reviewing the data on a monthly basis and providing the analysis of the same at both the national and state levels.  S/he would, in particular, play a major role in the collation and consolidation of data from different components of NRLM/NMMU to provide need-based information to the program team and senior officers for timely decision-making.
  • Review the NRLM data points to ensure that they are completely and correctly entered and uploaded by SMMU, DMMU, BMMU, and CLFs as per the prescribed standards and norms.
  • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E staff on data, analysis and M&E technical and conceptual areas.
  • Provide support for Evaluation studies that will be approved by DAY-NRLM and commissioned.
  • Collect data and analyse other public policy and program information from various line ministries and departments, including central ministries, subnational government and statistical agencies.
  • Engage with counterparts at the technical level, including working with them to jointly produce analyses and supporting programs aimed at building their capacity in analyses.
  • Provide technical guidance to conduct quantitative and qualitative desk research and analyses on datasets under limited supervision.
  • Develop programme/ intervention-wise M&E strategy and plan.
  • Develop programme and intervention-level metrics and measurement approaches and tools.
  • Coordinate with M&E and MIS team of DAY-NRLM regularly for smooth integration
  • .Co-design and monitor gender, case management, and campaign MIS requirements. 
  • Work closely on LoKOS integration. 

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Statistics, Computer Science, IT Technology and any related field.
  • Ten years of work experience, ideally in research and developing analytical reports for large-scale programs, particularly rural development.
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet applications.
  • Experience working with at least statistical software e.g. STATA, SPSS, SAS, R, Python.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing huge databases and working with SHGs and their federations.
  • Good reading, writing, and speaking skills in English and Hindi are a must, and regional languages, if any, are desirable.

To Apply: Applications will be open till the position is filled. To apply, please collate your resume and cover letter in a single PDF and apply in the form here. 

Note: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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