USAID Senegal hires 01 Monitoring and Evaluation Director
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 30 Juin 2017
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Descriptif du poste
Since 1963 and in 146 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 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.
Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Senegal
USAID Senegal is supporting a five year $40 million USD Feed the Future Senegal Cultivating Nutrition activity to improve diets among the Senegalese population, particularly young children and women of reproductive age, in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence (ZOI). The project’s purpose is to improve year-round access to diverse, nutritious, and safe foods along with increasing adoption of nutrition and care practices that promote consumption of a healthy diet.
Ultimately, improved diets will reduce risks of undernutrition and overnutrition, both of which hamper human health, productivity, and economic growth. To achieve its overall the goal the Senegal Cultivating activity will focus on sustainable food systems development and support it to satisfy demand, diminish malnutrition, and promote economic development.
This activity is an integral part of USAID/Senegal’s new Economic Growth For All (EG4ALL) Project (2018-2023), which aims to reduce poverty and undernourishment among beneficiaries via increased incomes, consumption of nutritious and safe diets, and environmental capital.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Director will be responsible for developing and managing the program’s performance monitoring plan, as well as developing appropriate qualitative and quantitative measurement tools. The M&E Director is expected to supervise a team of M&E Specialists and will lead the baseline and annual data collection surveys. Location of the M&E Director is to be determined.
– Manages overall monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the program.
– Ensures effective reporting, data collection, and monitoring systems are in place.
– Coordinates with program teams to develop and update the Performance Monitoring Plans and works with the donor on its implementation and updating.
– Ensures M&E quality and standards adhere to guidelines and industry standard good practices.
– Recommend adjustment of policies and strategies where required.
– Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels.
– Conducts regular field visits to monitor community projects for compliance, efficiency in implementation, and overall satisfaction of beneficiaries and stakeholders.
– Participate in evaluations, selected research activities and baseline surveys by providing the necessary program and organizational support.
– Actively participate in the knowledge management system to capture relevant formal and informal information that will inform decisions, support project reporting requirements and foster learning within the project.
– Support and guide design of interventions to increase the flow and effectiveness (leading to behavior change) of information based on assessments allowing for ongoing shifts.
– Organize and facilitate regular staff meetings to share experiences and lessons, and brainstorm ways to apply new learning.
– Bachelor’s degree in sociology, statistics, international relations or other relevant field required, master’s degree preferred.
– Training and certification in Monitoring & Evaluation practices highly desirable.
– Minimum of 8 years of experience including five years directly managing the M&E component of a donor funded project.
– Prior experience managing the monitoring and evaluation system for a USAID funded Feed the Future activity is preferred.
– Prior experience with projects that use a facilitative value chain approach is desired
– Proven experience and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey design and implementation, statistical data analysis required.
– Demonstrated abilities in data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting using computer-based statistical packages and databases.
– Familiarity with applying the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to management is desired.
– Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations, and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
– Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
– Fluency in French; Fluency in English is preferred.
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No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women, minorities, and Senegalese nationals are encouraged to apply. EOE
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