LOCATION: Senegal, Saint Louis
REPORTS TO: Lead Faclitator
START DATE: ASAP
Counterpart International helps people build becter cives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities—our counterparts—to become solution creators in their own familles, communities, regfons and countries to tackle social, econoirilc, environmental, health and governance issues. In Senegal Counterpart since 2001 implements among others an integrated sc-hool feeding and nutrition project “McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition” financed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) named Sukaabe Janngo (Children of Tomorrow) (2018 – 2 022) and a complementary project to support local food procurement entitled Transition of Food in School Canteens in Senegal (TACSS). Both projects will be implemented in the Saint-Louis region.
Counterpart international is seeking 23 Faclitators for its USDA funded McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Local Regional Procurement programs in Senegal. With support and under the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and the oversight of the Program Evaluation and Learning Manager, the Data Analyst will assist in interpreting data e.g., and turning them into information which can offer ways to improve achievements, thus affecting decisions. Gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends.
Assist with developing, revising, implementing, and overseeing the program’s performance management and reporting system, including updating the Performance Monitoring Pian (PMP), ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of calculation methodologies used in the PMP, establishing data collection and management systems, coordinating with organizations, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting ail required performance reports to be submitted to HQ and/or USDA in -a timely manner. The Data Analyst will also assist the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with providing technical assistance to the program partners, e.g., Host Government, Civil Society Organizations, grantees and beneficiaries as required.
This position is based in Saint Louis and open to local candidates only.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Main Duties and Responsibilitles
• Coordinate, monitor and supervise the planning and day to day Implementation of all activities/sub¬activities in all support target schools of the project,
• Ensure the collection and transmission of reports from schools and other sites in his/her specific technical area of assignment, •
• Perform monthly physical inventory at school store level,
• Perform the first review of the data collected and ensure their validity and rellability,
• inform immediate supervisors and project ofhcers of any iosses or other difficuities encountered in the field,
• Support and participate in the monthly planning of activi as,
• Participate in monthly coordination and monitoring meetings of field activities,
• Submit a monthly work plan to their Direct Superviser,
• Put in place data collection tools in schools,
• Support beneficiary structures and communities for good management and project monitoring and evaluation tools,
• Supervise at least twice in a month the implementation of activities and data collection in each school and other site in its area of responsibility (through visits, interviews
• Submit a monthly supervision report to his direct Superviser,
• Assist APE j CGE and Teachers to set up consultation frameworks favorable te the Implementation and monitoring of activities,
• Facilitate regular meetings with CGE and APE,
• Give feedback on the Implementation of monitoring and evaluation and serve as a resource person in solving problems identified in the field,
• Participate in. surveys conducted within this program
• Assist the Commodity Officer in the writing of the monthly food inventory report.
• Carry out any other task required by the line Manager.
• Have at least a Secondary school degree plus proof of two to three years university studies in Project Monitoring and Management, Education, Health and Nutrition, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Social Science or equivalent;
• A minimum of three (3) years of working experience in implementing opportunity development/behavior change communication/advocacy projects and managing micro-project at the grassroots level
• Experience and skills in accurate data collection including participatory approaches, conclucuv, interviews, administering questionnaires, editing entries and cleaning data;
• A good experience in implementing school canteen and food security capacity building projects would be an asset.
• Experience in communicating and educating aduits
• Familiarity with evaluation methods and standards, preference given to USDA or USAID Evaluation Policy;
• High level of interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
• Being able to work in a culturally diverse culture and mitigate conflicts;
• Demonstrate ability to be a self starter e.g., work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
• Demonstrate capacity to work well in a team environment;
• Strong organization skills with a problem-solving attitude;
• Be able to drive and ride a motorbike
• Must have a valid motorbike driving license
• Have a good knowledge of the ares of intervention (Saint-Louis region)
• Fluency French and good knowledge ln English are required.
• Fluency in Pulaar is a plus.
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