Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Position Summary:

The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will provide technical direction for all M&E related systems, processes, analysis, and reporting across CNFA’s program portfolio and will contribute to new business development initiatives as necessary. The Director will be responsible for developing in-house tools and data management systems to track M&E indicators across the organization.  Additionally, the Director will provide technical support and contribute to staff training and mentoring in areas of evaluation, data collection and analysis, learning agenda development and other project-level M&E-related deliverables. The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will represent CNFA to external audiences to showcase project impacts and achievements. The Director will work will be carried out in close collaboration with CNFA’s program division and will require regular travel to the field in support of CNFA’s global project portfolio. This is a position based out of our DC head office. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership in monitoring and evaluation systems and processes across the organization;
  • Synthesizes historical project successes and finalizes and aggregates organizational M&E indicators across a range of past and ongoing projects;  
  • Provides technical guidance and direction for, and review of, CNFA’s M&E activities and resulting deliverables including reports;
  • Serves on STTA assignments as a technical expert to support field-based projects in the design, implementation, and management of M&E systems to include the development of PMPs, design and implementation of special surveys and studies, and help develop other indicator tracking tools as required;
  • Informs and develops M&E approaches and strategies as required in support of new business development;
  • Develops and/or revises M&E templates as a part of organization-wide effort to improve project reporting capabilities;
  • Represents CNFA and serves as a thought-leader for M&E to external audiences, as well as internally to CNFA staff;
  • Delivers trainings, as necessary, for HQ and field office staff in a variety of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis topics;
  • Supports the systematic reporting of M&E data across CNFA’s programs portfolio; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Economics or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in designing monitoring and evaluation activities in support of USAID and/or other donor funded projects.
  • Experience supporting business development efforts, including the development of responsive M&E Plans, draft Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP), learning agendas, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with U.S. Government (USAID, USDA) monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of, and first hand familiarity with network of donors and implementers in international development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Overseas work experience desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with large amounts of data;
  • Strong skills related to M&E tools such as SPSS and data management systems (e.g. MS Access)
  • Ability to train others on M&E, data collection and analysis, developing Learning Agendas, etc.;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and client focused with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team using a solution oriented approach;
  • Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of a second language is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving team, willingness to contribute at different levels required to achieve success, self-motivated and ability to work independently;
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

This is an immediate and active recruitment with interviews of qualified candidates conducted on a rolling basis. Please be advised that employment is contingent on your permanent and legal entitlement to work in the U.S. CNFA does not sponsor work visas.

International Recruiter

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Position Summary

 

CNFA is seeking an International Recruiter for a position out of our Headquarters in Washington D.C. The International Recruiter will be responsible for sourcing the best possible candidates and matching them to temporary and/or permanent positions for proposals and existing projects. The International Recruiter will focus on talent sourcing, candidate identification, networking and relationship building with potential candidates, attending networking events, and serving as a strategic staffing partner to internal customers. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • The International Recruiter will be primarily responsible to lead the sourcing and selection of candidates by:
  • Managing job advertising, assisting with job description and/or statement of work development;
  • Actively using CV/resume databases, networks, social media and other mediums to identify and attract experienced international development professionals and consultants;
  • Collecting information to verify applications and background check forms;
  • Screening, evaluating and ranking of applicants based on qualifications relevant to the job description or statement of work for proposals and/or existing projects;
  • Conducting initial interviews with identified candidates, checking references and biodata forms and distribute ranked evaluation notes to proposal and/or project managers for selection and action;
  • Working with proposal and/or project managers to schedule candidate;
  • Manage communications with candidates and proposal and/or project managers to ensure optimal timing of the recruitment process;
  • Negotiating the employment terms and conditions with selected candidates, ensuring compliance with both CNFA internal processes and client requirements;
  • Actively participate in job fairs and other networking, marketing events;
  • Actively work as part of proposal teams to anticipate and plan for upcoming recruitment activities;
  • Attend New Business Development team meetings as required;
  • Occasionally assist in formatting, spinning and finalizing CVs for inclusion in proposals, as assigned; and
  • May be required to work on special projects or other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Public Administration or related field required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the recruitment of multi-disciplinary staff for international development projects and proposals;
  • Working knowledge of current USAID rules and regulations;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Strong written, presentation/verbal, and negotiation skills;
  • Capacity to function well on a team and as an individual contributor;
  • Extremely organized with the ability to manage deadlines;
  • Proven experience using current recruitment and social media tools; preference for experience using LEVER applicant tracking system or similar ATS;
  • A proven methodology for getting hard to source candidates;
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral; abilities in a second language preferred;
  • Ability to travel internationally when needed (approximately 10% annually);
  • US work authorization required.

Livestock Market Development Internship

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Summer Term: Immediate –  September 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Executive Assistant, the LMD intern assists the Vice Presidents for Programs and several Program Officers with backstopping CNFA’s Livestock Market Development Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Backstop all aspects of the LMD Project;
  • Facilitate communications between field offices and the DC home office headquarters through conference calls, correspondence, and contact lists;
  • Review, edit and translate program documents, as appropriate, including all types of reports submitted to home office from the field;
  • Research various features of existing programs and new business;
  • Participate in discussions of program strategy and the field of international development;
  • Arrange international travel logistics for program officers and consultants with regard to air, hotel, and embassy visits to obtain visas;
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and donor Monitoring & Evaluation to track key program indicators; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask;
  • Administrative background and interest in program management;
  • Strong research skills and experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Special Assistant to New Business Development

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Assignment Overview

CNFA is seeking a short-term employee to support the new business development department in internal capacity building initiatives, research, and proposal writing.

 

This is a special role designed to assist the new business team to meet its internal growth and development objectives, while also providing surge capacity for bid preparation. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Program Development to assist in the compilation of the New Business Development Manual
  • Assist the Vice President of New Business in exploring domestic market opportunities for CNFA.
  • Contribute to the technical development of proposal sections through desk research, key informant and technical expert interviews, content review, and revision;
  • Draft proposal content as needed, in close collaboration with the technical team and lead writers;
  • Provide design support (infographics, data visualizations, etc.) to clarify and represent proposal content;
  • Assist the VP of New Business with other department development initiatives, as needed. 

Deliverables

  • A report outlining the feasibility of CNFA in entering the USA domestic market for technical advisory services and or project management.
  • A production-ready draft of the New Business Development Manual
  • Regular participation in bids within the new business development department.

Duration of Assignment:

  • This is a 3-month assignment, starting in late June/early July 2017. 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to agriculture, international development, economic growth or private sector development, a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work within teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints;
  • Understanding of business development process
  • Specific skills in GIS, production of maps, graphics and info-graphics, and/or knowledge management are also desirable.
  • Current US Work authorization.

New Business Development Internship

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Fall Term:  September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the NBD intern assists the Vice President of Program Development and the entire NBD team with country and sector research, proposal development and consultant recruiting.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Work with senior management in creation of development proposals including country and sector research, technical writing and editing, and administrative, graphics and production support;
  • Track opportunities with key funding agencies including USAID, MCC and USDA;
  • Work with the NBD team on the recruitment of agribusiness experts and local staff for proposals as well as with Human Resources for ongoing program recruitment needs; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in formatting, graphs, diagrams and tables; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Operations & Compliance Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the O&C intern assists the Executive Vice President for Operations and Compliance and the entire O&C Team with administrative, compliance and operational support.   

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assist with project management, including compliance monitoring, subcontract development and monitoring, and expense, inventory and grant tracking for projects globally;
  • Assist the Operations and Compliance staff with tasks such as filing, scanning, shredding and other miscellaneous jobs;
  • Manage Headquarters’ office inventory and supply ordering;
  • Undertake occasional trips for office supplies or other errands as necessary;
  • Assist other departments in areas of interest as time allows;
  • Coordinate on-boarding process for new hires; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Data entry and office administration background;
  • Extreme attention to detail;
  • Major in Business, Economics, Accounting or related field; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

IT Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Senior IT Officer, the IT Intern assists the Executive team and the entire HQ staff with various PC user support tasks including working with a help desk ticket system, diagnosing and repairing equipment and system issues, and working with servers and networks. 

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Perform IT support around the office, with support from our Sr. IT Leadership;
  • Assist the HQ staff with tasks such as setting up for meetings, ensuring the conference rooms are technically prepared for meetings, filing, scanning, shredding and other miscellaneous jobs;
  • Help upgrade all HQ computers to Windows 10;
  • Assist with resolving, diagnosing and repairing day to day PC issues;
  • Participate in planning and executing network and system upgrades, enhancements and growth;
  • Learn about and assist with maintaining server and network security;
  • Research and recommend equipment and applications for deployment;
  • Monitor and replace printer toner; call printer technician as needed;
  • Provide administrative support to other managers as needed;
  • Provide SharePoint enhancements and maintenance;
  • Update processes and procedures for various tasks;
  • Undertake occasional trips for office supplies or other errands as necessary;
  • Assist other departments in areas of interest as time allows;
  • Coordinate onboarding process for new hires; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM;
  • Demonstrated professional attitude, capable of learning on the job and providing our corporate office with IT support;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, CRM, Skype for Business, One Drive for Business and Office 365 preferred;
  • Knowledge of PC, laptop hardware support including Mac OS;
  • Excellent customer service and organization skills;
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks, manage deadlines, and pay attention to detail Extreme attention to detail;
  • Major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Security or related field; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Global Program Support Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the GPS intern assists the Vice Presidents for Programs and several Program Officers with backstopping CNFA’s economic and enterprise development projects in Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, countries throughout Africa and the Caribbean.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Backstop all aspects of USAID and AGRA agricultural programs throughout Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe;
  • Facilitate communications between Regional field offices and the DC home office headquarters through conference calls, correspondence, and contact lists;
  • Review, edit and translate program documents, as appropriate, including all types of reports submitted to home office from the field;
  • Research various features of existing programs and new business;
  • Participate in discussions of program strategy and the field of international development;
  • Arrange international travel logistics for program officers and consultants with regard to air, hotel, and embassy visits to obtain visas;
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and donor Monitoring & Evaluation to track key program indicators; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.]

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask;
  • Administrative background and interest in program management;
  • Strong research skills and experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Communications Internship

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Fall Term:  September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the Communications intern will provide assistance to the Director of Communications and the Communications Officer with writing, editing, and general communications tasks. 

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Collecting and editing news and success stories from the field for use in a variety of purposes and for a variety of audiences;
  • Writing press releases for distribution and follow up with relevant local media;
  • Providing website support both technical and editorial, updating content, publishing news stories and maintaining and administrating social networking site information;
  • Maintaining and creating social networking campaigns;
  • Assist in the recruitment of agribusiness experts and local staff for proposals as well as ongoing program needs;
  • Formatting of personnel documents to comply with proposal guidelines; and
  • Other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills, newsroom experience a plus;
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of social media;
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite a plus; and
  • Strong sense of professionalism and good people skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.