Strategic Coordination and Learning Advisor – Burkina Faso

Strategic Coordination and Learning Advisor – Burkina Faso

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  

Position Description:

CNFA considers collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) as the key to sustainable and effective implementation.  The Strategic Coordination and Learning Advisor will strengthen stakeholder collaboration and coordinate learning activities across all sectors and all activities. Responsibilities will include: strategic leadership of CLA efforts; engagement with local partners, the US government, government representatives, international donors, multi-lateral organizations and the private sector; robust coordination with stakeholders; and implementation of diverse and adaptive knowledge sharing activities within and outside of the project.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the integration of CLA into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in West Africa is strongly preferred;
  • 2+ years managing the interactions and communications of a diverse set of high-profile public- and private-sector stakeholders is required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and applying resources to create, capture, organize, and share knowledge across sectors is required;
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative data to increase innovations and adaptive problem-solving within the project and among stakeholders is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated success identifying knowledge gaps and facilitating institutional change to sustainably address the gaps is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience is required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, is preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • Strong French and English ability is required, understanding of local languages is preferred.

**Local nationals are encouraged to apply

Senior Gender Advisor – Burkina Faso

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  

Position Description:

CNFA considers gender integration a key contributor to sustainable development outcomes.  Across its global programming, CNFA uses both gender-sensitive and gender-transformative approaches to strengthen livelihoods and increase rural incomes and household food security. The Senior Gender Advisor will lead gender integration throughout the entire five-year award period.  The individual will be responsible for the coordination of best practices across all levels of the intervention.  Responsibilities will include: strategic leadership of a baseline gender audit and gender-transformative programming, review of grant proposals, facilitation of national and regional workshops, capacity building plans for program staff and partners to increase the integration of gender-sensitive activities, the review of key program materials for gender sensitivity and equity factors, and continuous analysis of contextual and socio-cultural factors in gender-equity.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in gender-sensitive and gender-transformative field programming at the community level is required, experience conducting such programming in West Africa is strongly preferred;
  • 2+ years of experience in the field-level management of development projects is required;
  • Strong understanding of socio-cultural factors within the food security context is required;
  • Experience in the analysis of polygamous households and the distribution of decision-making power is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience with participatory data collection and gender-focused M&E;
  • Experience building the capacity of stakeholders and program staff to facilitate gender-sensitive programming is required;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant technical area, such as gender, women’s studies, agricultural economics, or international development, is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred;
  • Strong French and English ability is required, understanding of local languages preferred.

**Local nationals are encouraged to apply

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Burkina Faso

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  

Position Description:

CNFA considers monitoring and evaluation to be an essential management support function that facilitates evidence-based program management through rigorous identification, testing, and scaling-up of interventions that maximize impact and cost-effectiveness. The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical expertise and strategic leadership for all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, with the objective of providing project managers and stakeholders with timely and relevant data and analysis to understand and adapt project performance.  The Senior M&E specialist will supervise staff to collect and analyze data and generate quality evidence for assessment and evaluations.  Responsibilities will include: strategic leadership of monitoring and evaluation efforts; management of the data quality strategy, including ensuring that quality and reliable data are collected, managed and shared in a timely  manner; and coordination with key external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in the integration of M&E into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in West Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading M&E of a large award is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan and routine monitoring systems is required, experience with Food for Peace projects is preferred;
  • Expertise in designing annual surveys, including development of a probabilistic sampling strategy, estimation of sample size, development of appropriate weights, and analysis of quantitative data, is required;
  • Outstanding ability to generate accurate qualitative information and analysis is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, innovative data sharing, and data visualization is required;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, or a related field is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • Strong French and English ability is required, understanding of local languages is preferred.

**Local nationals are encouraged to apply

Food Security Technical Coordinator – Burkina Faso

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  

Position Description:

CNFA considers food security as an essential component of long-term, stable growth. The Food Security Technical Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating food security technical initiatives and best practices throughout all levels of implementation.  Responsibilities will include: strategic leadership of food security implementation; comprehensive integration of technical interventions both internally as well as externally with other stakeholders; and identification of key agricultural research and technologies.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in integrated, multi-sectoral programming; West Africa experience strongly preferred;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food security technical areas, including both theoretical and applied knowledge, is required;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in agriculture, international development, or other relevant area is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • Strong French and English ability is required, understanding of local languages is preferred.

**Local nationals are encouraged to apply

Chief of Party – Burkina Faso

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). This activity will work at the individual, household, and systems levels to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  This program will reduce food insecurity among vulnerable populations and help build resilience in communities facing chronic poverty and recurrent crises through a multi-sectoral approach including food-supporting agriculture interventions, income diversification, preventive approaches to malnutrition and disaster risk reduction, among other activities.

Position Description:

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management, including the technical, financial and administrative functions of the project. The COP will identify issues and risks related to the program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he acts as the key liaison between USAID and all other counterparts, local implementing partners, and government officials involved with the program. The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly managing food security projects of at least $20-$30 million. He or she will be required to work with various stakeholders, including private sector firms, government officials, and other entities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development, WASH, and maternal/child health and nutrition is required;
  • Commitment to gender and youth integration in food security programming is required;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and manage staff;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners is required;
  • Experience in Burkina Faso and/or the Sahel is preferred;
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements is required;
  • Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health or a related field is required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local language(s), is required.

Local Technical Consultant – Burkina Faso

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2018 Food for Peace Development Food Security Activity (DFSA). These activities work at the individual, household, and systems level to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations.  

Position Summary:

The Local Technical Consultant will support the capture effort and technical design of the upcoming proposal by providing broad, short-term support to the proposal team.  In collaboration with the International Consultants, this position will develop a network of Burkina Faso contacts and organize logistics for proposal team members.  The consultant will participate in group meetings and may also conduct independent meetings on behalf of the team. Responsibilities will include organizing interviews with Burkinabe development implementers and local partners; creating meetings with regional- and commune-level government officials, the private sector, and national-level government ministries; summarizing meetings into clear and concise notes; identifying the cost of various items (including vehicles, salaries, and office space) identified by the Costing Director, organization of field trips, participation in Focus Group discussions, and generally advising the proposal team.  The individual will also participate in design workshops and strategy sessions.  

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working in Burkina Faso within a development context
  • Experience working with Burkinabe government agencies, including the Ministries of Agriculture & Water Resources, Animal Resources, Promotion of Women, Employment and Youth, Health, Environment, and/or Trade
  • Knowledge of livelihood and/or food security programming in-country;
  • Experience designing and/or managing development projects is preferred;
  • Experience in proposal writing is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred;
  • Strong French and English ability is required, understanding of local languages preferred.