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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 resources.
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    Senior Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - AYuTe

    Job ID: 609
    Category: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Job Description

    • Senior Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - AYuTe will be responsible for designing and implementing Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems for the AYuTe project in Africa.
    • Strong emphasis is on efficiency, quality, data collection, analysis and reporting, while providing technical input to the project review and ensure conformity with Heifer global standards and stakeholder expectations.
    • The Senior Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) - AyuTe will report to the Youth and Innovation Lead - Africa.

    Responsibilities and Deliverables
    A.) Implement Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems for AYuTe project development towards sustainable impact (35%):

    • Collect and manage data to support needs assessment, impact analysis, project design, theory of change, results framework, indicators, target setting and progress management.   
    • Collate information and maintain record of performance of farmer cooperatives/ associations for progress reporting and activities panning.                                                                                                   
    • Conduct and manage project baseline, living income benchmarking and monitor project progress, and evaluations as documented in the MELs plan.
    • Ensure the effective implementation of MELs policies, procedures and guidelines for the AYuTe project.
    • Emphasize result - based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts
    • Coordinate/ensure preparation of all AYuTe monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project reports.
    • Ensure proper use of available digital tools and technology for effectively managing MELs activities on the AYuTe project.
    • Elevate MELs related challenges to supervisor for coordination with the SVP - Africa Programs, to find timely solutions
    • Liaise with BDDE-MELS to ensure AYuTe MEL systems design and implementation are in line with Heifer global standards
    • Undertake field visits to support implementation of MELs and to identify where adaptations might be needed.

    B.) Contribute to Program Effectiveness: Design Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems for AYuTe project (25%):

    • Design and manage data collection tools, plans and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
    • Periodic review and adjust MELs plans and targets, tools and processes to ensure they are realistic.
    • Ensure alignment of AYuTe project’s MELs plans and procedures with organization’s standards and requirements.

    C.) Data Management, Analysis and Utilization for Learning. (20%):

    • Ensure timely data availability and reporting to stakeholders as needed.
    • Respond to stakeholders’ requests for additional information on project activities and results.
    • Document lessons learned, successes, failures and best practices via case studies and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA).
    • Develop and monitor CP level action agenda to ensure that they are refined and acted upon.
    • Generate quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports/ as required.                                                                  

    D.) Learning / Capacity Development (15%):

    • Continuously capacitate staff on MELs activities as required to provide clarity and equip them to deliver responsibilities efficiently.
    • Conduct peer/exchange, Monitoring and Control visits periodically.
    • Support Heifer-wide research for learning when needed.

    E.) Any Other Assigned Functions (5%):

    • Perform other job-related duties as requested.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in International Development,  Economics, Statistics, or other relevant disciplines with focus on Monitoring and Evaluation.
    • Minimum of Eight (8) years of substantial monitoring and evaluation experience.
    • Master's Degree in a MEL related field is an advantage.

    Preferred Requirements

    • Experience in designing MEL systems.
    • Background conducting multi-national MEL work, including designing, collecting, quality assuring, aggregating, and reporting on MEL from multiple projects.
    • Experience with qualitative evaluation.
    • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on PMEL/MLE systems.
    • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys and impact monitoring.

    Most Critical Proficiencies:

    • 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.
    • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, reporting and analyzing program performance.
    • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
    • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
    • 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 (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, Eviews, etc.).
    • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g. SurveyCTO)
    • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
    • Experience with ICT.
    • Ability to work in a team.

    Essential Character Traits:

    • Detailed oriented, self-driven and leadership skills.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

    • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
    • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
    • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MEL concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
    • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
    • 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.
    • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

    Method of Application


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