Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.
Closing date: 22 Dec 2010
Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the) - Dar es Salaam

We are currently seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded Staples Value Chain project in Tanzania. The project’s primary objective will be to increase rice and maize production and competitiveness. To this end, technical components will focus on improved farming techniques and best practices; improved farm management; increasing market linkages and competitiveness; trade facilitation and regulatory reform; value chain development for vulnerable groups; and other activities that promote food security. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist’s responsibilities and qualifications for this program include but are not limited to the following:

• Design/develop project-based M&E plans that include indicators useful for program management and the overall tracking of program accomplishments for donors.
• Recommend cost-effective methods to establish appropriate baselines and gather information for reporting and periodic updates.
• Work with ACDI/VOCA headquarters staff and train staff in state-of-the art M&E approaches and techniques.
• Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports using recommended formats and communication channels.
• Support M&E activities to increase the flow and effectiveness of information.
• Conduct evaluations and surveys, selected research activities and baseline surveys by providing the necessary program and organizational support.
• Ensure that all information required for submission to USAID is collected in a valid, reliable and timely manner.
• Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID, the government of Tanzania, ACDI/VOCA headquarters and partner organizations.

• Master’s degree or other higher degree in a relevant subject.
• Demonstrated experience in helping partners to develop PMPs and reporting indicators, and in planning and leading evaluations for complex projects of similar size and scope.
• Minimum six years of progressively more responsible international work experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in Africa.
How to apply
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to tanzaniastaplesVC@joinav.org. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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