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Heifer International recrute 02 Officier MEL du Projet de Développement des Éleveurs

Heifer International recrute 02 Officier MEL du Projet de Développement des Éleveurs


Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Organization

Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 36 million families lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

Our goal is to help families achieve living incomes, which will allow them to feed their families daily, educate all their children; and have proper housing, water, hygiene, and other essential resource. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings, and funding small businesses.

Heifer Senegal contribution to the Global 10 million households target is to help 500,000 of Heifer Africa’s 6.745 million households achieve sustainable living income by 2030.


This position will carry out Monitoring and evaluation of the Sahel Diary Project and play a critical role in ensuring that project outcomes are effectively monitored, evaluated, and reported on. This helps to ensure that the project achieves its objectives and that stakeholders are able to understand the impact of the project.

Essential character traits

The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills Action oriented; Plans and aligns; Data analysis, optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Drives results; Collaborates; Communicates effectively; Courage; Instills trust; Builds effective teams; Nimble learning.

Responsibilities & deliverables

Implement monitoring, evaluation, learning and systems for the project. (30%)

  • Support implementation of project/program specific MEL Plans.
  • Collect and manage data for tracking the status of key performance indicators.
  • Work with external evaluators to conduct mid-term and final evaluations.
  • Conduct and manage baseline assessments, living income benchmarking and validation, tracking of project progress, annual surveys, and special studies.
  • Design and manage project specific databases.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of MELS policies, procedures, and guidelines for the project.
  • Ensure proper use of available digital tools and technology for effectively managing MELS activities, including data collection survey using Survey CTO.
  • Support articulation and dissemination of learning insights s from project monitoring, evaluation, and research processes.
  • Elevate MELS related challenges to MEL Manager for coordination with Director of Programs, and Country Director to find timely solutions.

Drive the process of Data management, analysis, and utilization for learning. (25%)

  • Develop data flowchart for all the projects.
  • Design data collection tools, plans, and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Review and adjust M&E plans and targets, tools, and processes periodically as need arises.
  • Support development of a MELS budget and staffing plan.
  • Assist in networking with other development organizations, governments, and other line agencies in promoting Heifer’s development model/initiatives, and potential collaborations.

Contribute to program effectiveness: design monitoring, evaluation, learning and systems for the project (20%).

  • Support design monitoring and evaluation plan incorporating core standard indicators defined by the project and set targets for indicators.
  • Support needs assessment and scoping studies
  • Support design/review of project Theory of Change and results framework target setting, progress tracking and reporting.
  • Create indicator reference sheets for all selected indicators.
  • Design monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools for the project
  • Ensure adaptive learning from monitoring and evaluation findings and insights.
  • Contribute to the designing of monitoring and surveillance systems and analyses of data from them.
  • Implement the projects Results Framework & logical framework.
  • Design data collection tools, plans, and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Ensure alignment of M&E plans and procedures with Heifer and donor standards and requirements.
  • Track project adaptation in response to monitoring and evaluation findings.

Promote Capacity Development (15%)

  • Equip Dairy Project partners and staff with skills to deliver MELS activities efficiently.
  • Orient and build Heifer and implementing partners capacity in MELS activities including proper record keeping and data management.
  • As needed, supervise, and manage survey enumerators for efficient data collection and compliance with MEL standards and requirements.

Assist in setting up the framework for business development, taking into account the achievements of the project Business Development (5%)

  • Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and submission to potential donors.
  • Support research and evaluation initiatives in specific counties.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture (Agricultural Economics preferred), International Development, Project/program Management including Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on monitoring and evaluation or another related field.
  • Minimum of three (3 ) years of direct relevant experience in MELs.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in degree in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics preferred), International Development, Project/program Management, Economics and/or Statistics, or an equivalent with an academic focus on monitoring and evaluation or another related field with at least 3 years working experience.

Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on MELs systems.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs.
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact monitoring.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software such as SPSS preferred, STATA, SAS.
  • Strong experience and skills in data collection software such as Survey CTO preferred; Kobo, Survey Solutions, etc.
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to details.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software’s (e.g., STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience with ICT.
  • Ability to work in a team and multi-task.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement social capital and market systems interventions.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MELs concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to work with colleagues across other departments and use participatory management skills to get work accomplished on time with good quality.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
  • Holder of a clean driver’s license.

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