Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Dutch Embassy REACH Project Careers – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International Fertilizer Development Center
Project Name: Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains
(REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: M&E and Learning Coordinator
 Duty Station: Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Officer will assist the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Coordinator to monitor and evaluate progress on achieving project
outcomes vs. targets at field level, to the end of enabling management, donors
and partners to make vital adjustments to maximize project effectiveness. The
position will be responsible for ensuring Management Information System (MIS)
in each region is properly utilized in terms of data collection and data
management with project staff and partners. He/she will also support the field
teams to conduct basic analysis and data presentation. He she/ will also ensure
the M&E system has an in-built learning component that will ensure relevant
learning products are developed to ensure continuous learning in the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise regular data collection through
    implementing partners and ensure quality of the data by random
    verifications and validations
  • Actively contribute to planning and
    execution of baseline, annual surveys, semiannual reviews, and impact
    evaluation studies at household level
  • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of
    data entry into the project database
  • Provide support in the maintenance of data
    storage and data quality
  • Assist the M&E Coordinator in Building
    capacity of IPs in data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Conduct data analysis, including creation
    of GPS maps
  • Ensure that learning activities and
    products are incorporated into the project cycle
  • Support the development of work plans at
    field level
  • Ensure that implementation of field
    activities adheres to the M&E framework of the REACH project;
  • Assure quality of trainings and other
    activities delivered by local partners and compose reports of observations
    and recommended actions

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
    Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in
    Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Environmental Science, Development
    Studies , Population Studies or similar fields
  • At least four years of relevant field
    experience in M&E in agriculture/agribusiness projects
  • Proven experience in use of gender- and
    youth-related monitoring tools
  • Previous experience with the
    implementation of real time data collection methodologies employing mobile
    phone apps and PDA’s and advantage.
  • Extensive experience in survey design and
    data collection (key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and
    secondary data analysis techniques), data management, and data analysis
    skills, particularly experience with MS Access, SPSS or STATA
  • Experience in building capacity of
    partners on how to utilize Management Information Systems
  • Previous experience in the development of
    learning products and their incorporation into project implementation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills in English, including the ability to present materials in meetings,
    at conferences and to write project documents (including evaluation design
    plans, results frameworks, data collection and data analysis plans, and
    progress reports)
  • Ability to work well a multi-disciplinary
    team, good interpersonal skills, is attentive to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
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