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Friday, 9 October 2015

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Recruiting Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Officer.

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (

HarvestPlus ( leads a global effort to improve nutrition and public health by developing and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. We work with public and private sector partners in more than 40 countries. We use a novel process called bio-fortification, based on conventional plant breeding, to achieve higher levels of micronutrients in high-yielding, high-profit varieties of key staple foods. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is a joint venture between two CGIAR Centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) based in Cali, Colombia and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, D.C. Both Institutions are committed to reduce hunger and poverty around the world through their research activities.

The Position:

CIAT, on behalf of HarvestPlus Program is seeking to recruit a Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Officer, to be part of the HarvestPlus team in Rwanda responsible for designing the M&E framework and leading monitoring and reporting program progress and results.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

    Lead in the design and implementation of the M&E country strategy in close collaboration with the global senior monitoring specialist.
    Lead the development and regular review of the country level Theory of Change (ToC) to ensure that it is actively used to inform program delivery strategy and evaluations
    Develop the country specific monitoring framework using the global framework and prepare and submit M&E inputs as per the Results Framework
    Identify program specific indicators for program monitoring and develop monitoring tools to track program implementation
    Lead the development and operation of the country program databases
    Lead in the design and implementation of monitoring sample surveys
    Lead the development of annual M&E work plan and budget
    Establish baseline values for selected indicators
    Collect monitoring data from implementing partners, analyze and share results with relevant stakeholders
    Adopt and implement global M&E data quality guidelines at country level to ensure high data quality
    Plan and facilitate progress review and reflection platforms
    Assist country program units to develop specific results frameworks for annual business plans
    Prepare periodic reports to meet management and donor reporting requirements
    Coordinate data collection across the various functions within the country program for global reporting
    Adopt and implement global M&E capacity building strategy at country staff and implementing partner level.

    Attend, participate and provide necessary input to national and international M&E workshops and trainings
    Any other M&E related duties as assigned by the Country Manager and/or Senior M&E specialist

The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience:

    Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture or related field.
    At least three years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining M&E systems in the agricultural sector.
    Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative data and analyzing it using spreadsheets software such as SPSS, CSPro, and Stata.
    Have demonstrated success in working in multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in a collaborative research work.
    Ability to travel to program sites to monitor M&E implementation process and maintain quality control.
    Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills with advanced written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda. Ability to speak French will be preferred.
    Valid driver’s licence acquired no less than two years ago.
    Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
    Excellent team playing skills with the ability to also work with minimum supervision.

Terms of employment:

The position is nationally recruited and based at the CIAT Offices in Kigali, Rwanda. The contract will be for a two-year period, subject to probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit to submit their applications for this position.

Applications closing date: 21st November, 2015.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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