MONITORING, EVALUATION, AND LEARNING MANAGER
Description du poste
TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.
We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With over 50 years of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
About the Project
Prosper Cashew is a five-year, $25 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Food for Progress Program that aims to catalyze investment for the West African cashew processing sector by strengthening cashew processing facilities across Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. West Africa is responsible for 45% of the global cashew production, yet the majority of those yields are exported for processing. The project will complement other USDA investments and programs in this sector to address market barriers through technical assistance and financing solutions along the West Africa cashew value chain to improve sector productivity, increase incomes, and create jobs.
Primary Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager (MEL) Manager’s principal objective is to ensure good performance of the M&E function within the project, promoting evidence-based decision making in the management process. The MEL Manager will guide the strategy and implementation of M&E within the project, including supervising the monitoring system to facilitate the capture, analysis, and communication of data, as well as supporting the preparation and completion of a baseline, a mid-term evaluation and a final evaluation by an external party.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Establishing the M&E System
Direct the review of the project’s logical framework and update it in accordance with field data
Support project leadership in understanding and making decisions based on the theory of change
Complete an analysis of the indicators established in the project agreement and other information needs. Execute the work plan for the capture and reporting of this data
Ensure compliance of M&E system with donor rules and regulations, including the donor’s evaluation guidelines and indicator handbook
Identify other facts and indicators that would be relevant for the project’s decision-making and ensure their capture and analysis
Design the required formats, surveys, and indices
Ensure the receipt and management of the collected information
Implementing the M&E System
Give technical assistance and training to all project staff in intersecting themes to ensure understanding of and commitment to the M&E mission
Guide all implementation staff in the proper review, registration, and documentation of the project’s activities and interventions by the responsible parties
Revise monitoring reports and other collected data, making a preliminary analysis to identify potential bottlenecks and/or strategies for best results
Ensure the flow of monitoring information between the team and guide the sharing and analysis of reports
Collaborate with the field team to collect relevant qualitative data to improve the understanding of what effects the project activities are having
Make frequent visits to the field to support staff in the implementation of the M&E system and identify possible adaptations and improvements
Identify critical moments in the project to reflect on lessons learned and implications for management decision making
Prepare internal reports with M&E findings and share them with the implementation team
Contribute to the preparation of periodic donor reports
Draft scopes of work and work plans for a team of external consultants in the establishment of a baseline and the completion of mid-term and final evaluations. Support the recruitment of these consultants; guide and supervise their performance
1 MEL Coordinator
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.
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Profil du poste
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, or other international development related area, with minimum five years of experience planning and implementing M&E systems for donor or private sector funded programs
Database management skills, ability to identify and learn tech-based data collection tools
Ample knowledge of M&E methods and methodologies (including qualitative, quantitative, and participatory methods)
Advanced competence in Excel, knowledge of SPSS a plus
Knowledge of Open Data Kit or another capture system and/or information management through desired technological mediums
Experience working in West Africa, particularly in international development programs
Experience with large United States government (USDA or USAID)-funded projects
Experience with food processing projects and/or projects with large access to finance components
Have successfully completed at least three monitoring missions and technical support to teams in the last five years
Experience working with / proficient in Stata
Experience providing training to people of diverse levels of education
Experience facilitating team sessions on learning and course correction
Proficiency in spoken and written French and English is required
Dossiers de candidature