Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist – Rwanda

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will ensure the completion of all MEL activities across project components and will supervise coordination of USAID personnel, CNFA personnel, sub-contractors, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations in regards to MEL activity. S/he will work with other program teams to ensure integration of monitoring and evaluation, and data and learning processes across program implementation.

Key Qualification:

  • At least seven (7) years of experience in the design and implementation of learning agendas, evaluation of project data to identify successful approaches and trends at the field level, and the development of MEL systems and plans in projects of similar size;
  • Five (5) years of monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level preferred; USAID or other international donor experience is highly preferred;
  • Experience designing and overseeing MEL data collection and reporting for agriculture or food security projects, experience with Feed the Future (FtF) reporting preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage information data bases using appropriate software applications;
  • Demonstrated research design and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in team environment and work with and mentor staff to implement programs;
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is 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.

Nutrition and SBCC Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Nutrition and SBCC Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position supports the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Nutrition and SBCC Officer will manage, oversee and provide technical oversight to activities related to nutrition and social and behavior change communications around animal source foods, and will be responsible for ensuring the execution of a sustainable nutrition and SBCC strategy that engages communities and local stakeholders. S/he will work with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions and ensure effective integration of activities.

 

Key Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, or other relevant field; Master’s preferred;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in technical, capacity building, and leadership experience of nutrition or social and behavior change communication development programs;
  • Familiarity with agribusiness, agricultural value chains and ASF is considered beneficial;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to engage productively with a wide range of organizations, beneficiaries and related parties (e.g., producers, government, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and research and training institutions); 
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable;
  • Previous Experience in Rwanda is preferred.

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.

Director of Finance and Operations

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance and Operations will support the day-to-day management of financial and operational processes, including accounts management, financial reporting, grants management, and budget forecasting.

Key Qualification:

  • At least eight (8) years of experience in the financial and operations processes of donor funded projects with progressively increasing levels of responsibilities, is required;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement and enforce USAID rules and regulations is required;
  • Experience in the application of a competitive procurement processes, especially regarding consultants and service providers, is required;
  • Experience managing grants, or providing administrative oversight of grants, is required;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, collaboration, and work ethic are required;
  • Experience building the capacity of staff in a broad range of areas related to finance and operations is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with Rwanda’s agribusiness, finance, and investment sector is a plus;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is 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.

Deputy Chief of Party – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The DCOP will work closely with the COP to manage the day-to-day operations of the project.  S/he must have technical knowledge in agribusiness, agricultural policy, finance, marketing, enterprise development, and a particular expertise in production and processing of ASF.  The DCOP will work closely with the chief of party and other team members in designing, implementing, and monitoring project interventions to achieve the objectives and deliverables required under this activity.  In absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility of the project. In addition to standard DCOP duties and responsibilities, the DCOP will provide leadership and technical oversight of production and processing activities.

Key Qualification:

  • An advanced degree in one of the agricultural sciences, such as agronomy, agriculture economics, animal health and nutrition, veterinary medicine, or other relevant or equivalent field;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience developing and implementing agriculture value chain projects in a developing country;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role on projects of similar size and complexity, experience with USAID projects preferred;
  • Experience and knowledge of designing and supervising agriculture production activities, especially in livestock, poultry, and dairy value chains;
  • Experience and knowledge of animal sourced foods processing, including international quality standards;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is desirable;
  • Previous experience in Rwanda is preferred.

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.

Business Development, Marketing, and Finance Specialist – Rwanda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Business Development, Marketing, and Finance Specialist to support an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future Orora Wihaze Activity in Kigali, Rwanda. The position will support the sustainable increase in availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

 

CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 30 years of successful project design and implementation in the Hinga Weze Activity in Rwanda and livestock and nutrition activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Business Development, Market and Finance Development Specialist (BMFDS) will lead the design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around business and financial services, as well as marketing activities.  S/he will work with local partners and conduct regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions and ensure effective integration of activities.

Key Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in agricultural development, business, marketing, or other relevant equivalent field is required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the provision of financial services or provision of business development services is required;
  •  Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in public-private engagement is desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying market opportunities in local and export markets; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda and/or French is 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.

Lead Writer – USAID Development Food Aid Program (DFAP) Malawi

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CNFA is seeking the services of a lead writer for a short- to medium-term assignment to support the development of a proposal for the FY 2018 Food for Peace funding opportunity. The selected consultant will work closely with CNFA staff and will be responsible for conducting research and for drafting, editing, and reviewing proposal technical sections from pre-solicitation through submission. CNFA anticipates the position to start immediately and continue through May 2018. The selected consultant will be required to travel to West Africa on a mutually agreed timeline for this opportunity.

Tasks & Deliverables:

  • Conduct research as required to develop the proposal and provide evidence; identify research needs to be completed by CNFA staff; and work collaboratively with the Technical Lead and CNFA staff to develop response
  • Conduct capture trip, as decided upon with the proposal team
  • Support the proposal team with the development of the strategic approach, including results framework, preliminary objectives, guiding principles, and preliminary activities.
  • Responsible for writing the technical application including the introduction summary, strategic analysis, and reviewing or ensuring integration of other sections.
  • Maintain the formatting of the original document and work within CNFA’s formatting

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Demonstrated expertise in agricultural development, maternal and child health and nutrition, and resiliency required
  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of 5 years of proposal writing experience and providing technical oversight and leadership on development projects required; experience with Food for Peace and USAID strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of Food for Peace conceptual and results framework and indicators, and experience developing a milestone plan required;
  • Experience leading the early stages of proposal design and provision of the technical “roadmap” required; experience leading or participating in theory of change workshops preferred;
  • Strong proposal writing and editing skills required;
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills required;
  • Familiarity with CNFA’s technical and geographic program areas preferred.
  • Experience in devising an approach for graphic designs strongly preferred.

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–Burma (Myanmar) Agri-Food System Support Activity

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking Chief of Party applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 USAID-funded Burma Agri-food System Support Activity. This activity will focus on transforming the agriculture and food systems in designated zones of influence in Burma by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of key value chains. 

Position Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with an additional 10 years of senior level agriculture experience;
  • At least ten (10) years of professional experience working in agricultural value chain, agri-food system strengthening, or agribusiness development programs;
  • At least five (5) years of work experience as Chief of Party or a similar level managing large, complex agri-food system, agribusiness agricultural development programs with a value chain, production, and increasing competitiveness focus;
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex private sector development programs with extensive local capacity building components;
  • Prior work experience with USAID-funded agricultural develop projects, or similar international donor-funded programs;
  • Ability to work with agri-food, agribusiness firms, and financial institutions desired;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in strategic thinking and policy analysis and able to dialogue with high level host country government officials desired;
  • Prior relevant work experience in Southeast Asia. Burma (Myanmar) experience is strongly preferred;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required; and
  • Fluency in English 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.

Call for Experts – Burma (Myanmar) Agri-food System

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Project Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the upcoming FY 2019 USAID-funded Burma Agri-food System Support Activity. This activity will focus on transforming the agriculture and food systems in designated zones of influence in Burma by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of key value chains. 

CNFA is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Agricultural Value Chain Specialist
  • Agri-food Systems Expert
  • Gender and Youth Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Food and Nutrition Specialist
  • Market Systems Specialist
  • Production Specialist
  • Administration and Operations Specialists

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 (5) years of experience in subject matter is required;
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience, including providing technical oversight and leadership; experience with USAID-funded agricultural development projects highly preferred;
  • Experience working in Burma or Southeast Asia is highly preferred;
  • 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.

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.