IITA Career Jobs – Research Associate – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About IITA:
The International Institute of
Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a member of a world-wide network of
International Agricultural Research Centers. IITA’s research focuses on
smallholder cropping systems in sub- Saharan Africa. IITA has headquarters in
Ibadan Nigeria, a regional hub in Dar-es- Salaam, Tanzania and a permanent
office in Uganda, with a focus on conducting Agriculture Research.
Job Summary:  The IITA Research Associate – M&E will
support the Fast Track Project by aiding the project team in carrying out
Research in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take
    leadership in developing the overall project monitoring strategy, and provide
    technical leadership for its operationalization in Uganda;
  • Actively
    participate in the design of the M&E strategy and operationalization
    of the project as a whole;
  • Steer
    all field-based activities including but not limited to data collection,
    recruitment and training of enumerators, data collection,
  • Develop
    and manage the project data base, pooling all data and outputs from the
    different project activities into one place where scientists and the
    policy actors can access it from;
  • Basing
    on the result based management strategy, contribute to the development and
    implementation of specific M&E strategies that the project can adopt
    to track progress of all project activities, their progress and measure
    their impact on participants’ knowledge, attitude and skills, and changes
    in policy implementation actions/strategies;
  • In
    charge of the operationalization of the project result-based management
    plan and the M&E strategy facilitating the learning alliance platform
    to develop and maintain a monitoring strategy for the iterative social
    learning process and its impacts.
  • Keenly
    track progress of research activities, development of research products
    and policy engagement actions;
  • Responsible
    for the development of project annual work plans in collaboration with
    technical modules of the project by compiling various activity plans,
    conducting progress reviews and writing project performance reports;
  • Support
    scientists to integrate monitoring and evaluation indicators in the
    implementation of research activities
  • Compile
    and send reports as required
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics or
    a related field.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience working as a monitoring &
    evaluation specialist, preferably on agriculture, nutrition and/or food
    security programs.
  • Extensive
    knowledge and understanding of the programming, budgeting process of
    international donor agencies.
  • Possess
    the ability to interact in a diversified work environment.
  • Readiness
    to travel within and outside Uganda.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency
    i.e. reading, writing and speaking, in the English language.
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications including an updated curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of three
referees and send them to the Country Representative, IITA-Uganda P.O. Box,
7878, Kampala, OR hand deliver to Plot 15, East Naguru Road OR email to: IITA-Uganda@cgiar.org. Please clearly
indicate “Research Associate – M&E” in subject line if sending by email or
on envelope if sending by post, or hand delivery.
Deadline: 20th February 2015

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