Friday, August 12, 2016

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),Monitoring & Evaluation Research Assistant Jobs in Rwanda



International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Recruiting a Monitoring & Evaluation Research Assistant for The International Potato Center (CIP)
The International Potato Center (CIP), is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweetpotatoes, an
d other Andean roots and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop management and sustainable management of natural resources. Please refer to our website for more information: http://www.cipotato.org.
The Position:
CIP is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Research Assistant to support the CIP FtF
Project in Rwanda.
The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Project Manager and co-supervised by the Country Manager in Rwanda. The position is based at CIP office in Kigali, Rwanda. CIP in Rwanda is hosted by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Support the implementation of the FtF M&E plan
  • Design and implement a beneficiary tracking database system to collect and manage project data.
  • Train project partners on the implementation of the monitoring system, in particular the use of data forms and reporting formats, and provide ongoing coaching support through regular site monitoring visits for quality control and timely problem solving.
  • Coordinate with project implementing partners to document and report qualitative data to measure gendered impacts.
  • Participate in selected operational research activities and surveys.
  • Monitor the key indicators of the FtF project as per the requirements.
  • Participate, as advised by your supervisor, in regional M&E meetings and other program-level activities.
  • Document good practices, lessons learned trends, cross-cutting policy and implementation issues, among others.
  • Contribute to preparation of research articles and scientific reports jointly with CIP staff and project research partners.
  • Carry out data analysis and report writing in English.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics, or related field.
  • Some experience in sweetpotato seed system, agronomy, and nutrition
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience working in a related position in an international research or development organization
  • Direct experience in designing and implementing project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
  • Very strong skills in statistical analysis, sampling methodology, and data collection and analysis
  • Very strong English oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to serve as the project liaison person for diverse implementing partners
  • Willingness to spend considerable time working under field conditions in rural Rwanda
Terms of employment:
This is a national position and will be for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to three (3) months’ probation, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.
How to apply:
Applicants are invited to visit http://ciat.cgiar.org/ciat-jobs to submit their applications for this position:
  • clearly indicating Monitoring & Evaluation Research Assistant (CIP) as the position title; and
  • saving your Application Letter and CV as one document in pdf format.
Applications closing date: 26th August, 2016
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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