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Monitoring And Evaluation Officer III

 The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring And Evaluation Officer III in Ethiopia.

Job Description

The position:  The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer III who will design result-based monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework of the More Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey (MOYESH) program, track progress of the program, and generate and share evidence and lessons learned that will help to guide and improve the focus and impact of MOYESH. H/she will compile evidence and lessons learned through focus group discussions, case studies, baseline surveys, monitoring surveys, and internal and external impact studies.

 She/he will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).

 

General: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) is a pan-African and non-profit Centre of Excellence for research and development and capacity building in insect science and its applications. Its mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food and nutritional security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. Since its establishment in 1970, icipe has become a significant contributor to science and innovation required to meet the health and food security challenges of sub-Saharan Africa. The Centre has achieved this status by developing alternative and environmentally friendly pest and vector management technologies and products that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. Employing close to 500 international and national staff, icipe also has approximately 150 graduate students who contribute to its research portfolio annually. The Centre currently has operations in more than 40 African countries, and thriving partnerships with universities and research organizations across the world.  For more information visit: www.icipe.org.

 

icipe is partnering with Mastercard Foundation to implement the MOre Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey project (MOYESH). The purpose of this partnership intervention is to secure fulfilling and dignified employment and income for unemployed young women and men by scaling up integrated beekeeping and silk farming businesses, building on lessons learned from YESH project and leveraging the public-private partnerships that are already created. The MOYESH project targets to provide 100,000 youth with appropriate skills and to enable 100,000 youth (of which 60% are female) secure dignified and fulfilling work in four target regions of Ethiopia including the Amhara; Oromia; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNP); and Tigray.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leads on the development and implementation of  simplified and cost-effective participatory M&E Framework or strategy
  • Leads and facilitates the development of web-based online and offline data collection and aggregation system
  • Develops tracking system to track spill-over effects of the program
  • Designs and implements gender disaggregated baseline and follows up surveys to set up baseline values, milestones
  • Establishes performance indicators, monitors and tracks program progress and its impacts on youth and other actors along the value chain
  • Gathers, summarizes and shares secondary data on beekeeping and silk businesses, youth employment status, resources and other relevant data at national, regional and district levels
  • Identifies opportunities and constraints for beekeeping and silk farming and complementary enterprises and proposes actionable recommendation to facilitate smooth and effective program implementation
  • Conducts or facilitates impact Evaluation and mid-term and final program evaluations
  • Provides progress reports, lessons learned, success stories, and feedback to program staff, senior management and partners for timely decision making
  • Provides technical guidance to partners and field staff for the implementation of the M&E plan through training, developing data collection tools, and other on-site support
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

  • MSc/MA Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics or related fields
  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques and processes

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of seven years of progressive experience in monitoring and Evaluation of development projects and programs grassroots level.
  • Experience in designing and programming survey instruments using electronic data collection tools and Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), Survey solution, ODK, etc.
  • Extensive experience in data management, data analysis and report writing using data analysis software.
  • Experience in working in similar donor-funded projects in agricultural development in general and apiculture, sericulture, and horticulture value chain is highly desirable
  • Experience in developing web-based data collection platforms for project monitoring and reporting purposes
  • Experience in working with research and development centers is a plus  

 

 Skills:

  • Strong skills in developing participatory result-based M&E system, results in framework, a theory of change (ToC), log-frame and gender-sensitive outcomes and indicators (evidence required on this)
  • Experience in designing and programming survey instrument using electronic data collection tools and Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), Survey solution, ODK, etc.,
  • Knowledge of design and implementation and programming of gender-disaggregated data
  • Knowledge of web-based data collection and management system using existing or new tools
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and STATA or SPSS is mandatory
  • Skills on other data collection and analysis software (e.g. R, ArcGIS) is a plus
  •  Strong interpersonal skills, good team player, and strong capacity and ability to multi-task, work under pressure, work in the multi-stakeholder and disciplinary development program, and willingness to travel frequently to remote rural villages 
  • Excellent evidence-based report writing skills in English

 

Core Competencies:

  • M&E plan development (ToC, Logframe and Result Frameworks, indicators, etc.)
  • Experience on web-based data collection and management system and
  • Data analysis and management using MS Excel, STATA or SPSS 
  • Evidence based report writing and presentation skills 
  • Experience working on youth livelihoods development projects
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Duty Station:   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Position level:   HG 15

 

Minimum Base salary:                  

  •  Birr 43,956 per month (Negotiable depending on the salary history of the candidate)

 

Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. icipe offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. icipe is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. 

 

The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities that are located on-site.

 

ApplicationsApplicants should provide a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae including names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees and a letter providing a point by point response to the essential and desirable person specifications. The position and reference number: MEO/54/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter. All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 30 October 2019.

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