Monday, July 25, 2016

Land O'Lakes International Development,Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



Closing date: 31 Aug 2016
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Rwanda
Background:
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 50

1c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s 34-year history engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.
Project Description:
Land O'Lakes International Development is seeking candidates for the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist position for an anticipated Feed the Future Rwanda Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Activity (SFAN). The objective of this activity is to increase smallholder farmer incomes, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food system to the changing climate.

Position Summary:
The Senior M&E Specialist will lead Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities for the activity. S/he will make operational decisions and manage the various components of the program dealing with M&E, will oversee data collection efforts and ensure both the M&E system and results reporting meet the requirements of the Feed the Future initiative. S/he will lead a system for continuous communication with the two established external evaluation partners, and demonstrate an ability to take critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up. S/he shall ensure that these and other program components are results-oriented. This individual will have a major focus on achieving results in all areas assuring that the SFAN team members are poised to deliver services on schedule.

Reporting:
The Senior M&E Specialist will report to the Chief of Party.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree or equivalent in business administration or related area of study or equivalent work experience is required (specialized training in M&E is required);
• Seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing complex project of similar size;
• 5 years of monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level preferred;
• Experience designing and overseeing M&E data collection and reporting for agriculture/food security projects. Feed the Future reporting experience in also preferred;
• Demonstrated research design and analytical skills with five (5) years of agriculture research or monitoring and evaluation experience in a development setting in Africa. USAID or other international donor experience preferred;
• Demonstrated ability to implement, operationalize, and manage information collection and assessment systems;
• Demonstrated ability to create and manage information data bases using appropriate software applications;
• Ability to work in team environment and work with and train non-direct reports to implement programs;
• Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills;
• Familiarity with gender issues in monitoring and evaluation and an understanding of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) would be a plus; and
• Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce.
How to apply:
To apply please use the link below to get to the announcement on our careers page:
https://lol.avature.net/Careers/JobDetail/Rwanda-Senior-Monitoring-and-E...

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