Monitoring & Evaluation Officer /Data Manager Reference number: IITA-TZ-17-ADM-016-NRS-DSM llTA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer/Data Manager for AfricaRISING (AR) program which comprises three research-for development projects supported by the United States 1, Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. The three projects are led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in West Africa (Ghana and Mali) and East and Southern Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia) and the International Livestock Research Institute in the Ethiopian highlands The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (llTA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa's most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. llTA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future Duty Station: The position will be based at the llTA-Arusha with frequent travel to project sites. Job requirements:
At least Master's degree in agricultural economics, applied economics, applied statistics, biometry, monitoring and evaluation or a very closely related field
Demonstrated success in the design and application of monitoring & evaluation systems in a development context, preferably on the agriculture development sector
Experience in survey methodologies and design, data collection protocols, management, analysis and compilation
Ability to work independently, pay due attention to details, and deliver with efficiency
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word processor) and data analysis software (such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, R, Genstat, etc.)
Fluency in written and spoken English
Demonstrated strong writing skills and capacity to analyze complex phenomena and to publish findings in various forms
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in effective interactions and negotiations in a multi-cultural setting with researchers, policymakers, donors, and civil society, facilitating impact of research, capacity strengthening, and bridging across disciplines.
Willingness to travel extensively within country and to program countries as required
Good organizational skills
Good knowledge of the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in ESA.
Working knowledge of a local language of relevance to the geographic areas of research focus (Swahili and/or Chichewa).
Responsibilities: The employee will act as a focal point and local coordinator for ESA with the following duties:
Liaise between AR researchers in ESA and IFPRl's M&E team regarding overall monitoring of research activities and management of project generated gender-disaggregated data.
Through field and desk activities, provide AR researchers necessary overall support with the planning, implementation, and documentation of AR activities, as well as the necessary protocols and requirements for gender disaggregated data collection.
Assist AR researchers and the M&E team with data management through CKAN .and the PMMT. Monitor compliance with the Africa RISING data management plan by the researchers, especially timely uploading of data and embargo period.
Engage with relevant stakeholders in the technical and operational design and implementation of AR activities as well as gender disaggregated data collection.
Together with AR researchers in ESA and in collaboration with the M&E team, through field visits and desk activities collect and ensure timely (and complete) upload of FTF and custom indicators data through the PMMT, for final submission to the FTF Monitoring System.
Work with the M&E team and AR researchers in ESA to analyze the data collected and write reports and joint publications, as well as develop necessary project monitoring tools.
Interact with AR researchers in the program country and travel occasionally to program countries, as necessary, for in-country meetings and trainings.
General information: The initial contract for the position is two years with possibility of renewal. This is a nationally recruited position and llTA offers a competitive remuneration package. Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Country Representative, llTA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge - Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O. Box 34441, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by email to llTA-Tanzania@cgiar.org Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference number indicated will be automatically disqualified. Closing date: Two weeks from the date of advertisement appearing in the newspaper. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.