Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Malawi

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Malawi

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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:

  • At least eight plus (8+) years of experience in the integration of M&E into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in Malawi or regionally in East and Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, or a related field is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience, particularly with Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is 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;
  • Strong English ability is required, understanding of local languages is highly desirable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief of Party – Malawi

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 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 years plus (10+) of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health or a related field is required;
  • Experience in Malawi or Southern Africa is preferred;
  • Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required, experience managing Food for Peace projects is preferred;
  • 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 expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners is required;
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements is required;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and manage staff;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; knowledge of local language(s) highly desirable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

Call for Experts – Malawi

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 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.

CNFA is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Food for Peace Program Design Specialist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Gender Specialist
  • Commodity Management/Cash Transfer Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Food and Nutrition Specialist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field is required; Master’s degree or higher is preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in subject matter is required;
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience, including providing technical oversight and leadership; knowledge of Food for Peace highly preferred;
  • Knowledge of Food for Peace conceptual and results framework and indicators, and experience in developing a milestone plan for results areas preferred;
  • Experience working in Malawi or southern Africa is required;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Team Leader – Malawi

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Team Leader for the Foundation for a Smoke Free World-funded Center for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi. This five-year activity will promote smallholder farmers’ transition away from tobacco production by systematically creating, piloting, and scaling appropriate science, technology, and business models that will transform smallholders’ lives and Malawi’s agriculture sector.

Position Description:

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management, including the technical, financial, and administrative functions of the activity. The Team Leader 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 the donor 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 medium and small enterprise developing, particularly in the agricultural sector, and engaging with various stakeholders including the private sector.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required, experience serving as a Chief of Party or Team Leader preferred;
  • Experience managing donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience promoting and commercializing modern agriculture technologies and agribusiness innovations preferred;
  • 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 private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Malawi or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements is required;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local language(s), is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.