Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning – Pakistan

About CNFA:

CNFA is an international enterprise development non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector.  CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce.

About the Project:

Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is a 4-year, USAID-funded project that will bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan. PATTA is partnering with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services with the potential to increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers while mobilizing private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA partnerships will provide smallholder farmers with broader access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce postharvest losses.

Position Description:

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party, the Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will oversee and coordinate all work related to monitoring, research, evaluation, and reporting activities of the PATTA project. The Director MEL will lead the design, development and overall management of PATTA’s MEL framework in accordance with USAID regulations, setting up a monitoring system, providing technical and field oversight of all MEL activities, and overseeing surveys, research and impact evaluations. S/he will be responsible for developing systems for data collection, coordinating with partners, and conducting data analysis to produce information on the indicators, outputs, outcomes, results, and impact of PATTA. 

Job location:

Islamabad, Pakistan

Job Summary/ Responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee implementation of the MEL plan, in coordination with technical teams.
  • Design and implement the PATTA learning agenda and evaluate data to identify successful approaches and trends.
  • Provide leadership for collaborative learning across USAID and other donor-funded activities and share project findings and materials with GoP and other projects, public-sector organizations, trainers of extension agents, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality of data and analysis, including by triangulating the self-reported data from supply-  and demand-side partners.
  • Support third party monitoring activities and incorporate findings.
  • Strengthen the MEL systems and processes to ensure achievement and progress towards PATTA objectives and outcomes.
  • Design, develop, plan, and implement monitoring and evaluation activities of PATTA.
  • Develop tools for data collection, data analysis and  produce reports on PATTA interventions
  • Develop and setting up systems for the timely data collection, data management, data analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet USAID reporting requirements
  • Work closely with Director Agriculture Technology and other team leads  to develop and implement a robust learning agenda for continuous learning
  • Manage monthly progress tracking in accordance with the timelines set in the log frame and workplan and share feedback with concerned PATTA teams on delayed activities and backlogs.
  • Ensure timely submission of donor reports as per contract agreement including monthly, quarterly, annual reports, etc.
  • Manage and ensure review of partners MOVs in consultations with PATTA team.
  • Ensure that the PATTA activities are being implemented by the technical teams as per contractual obligations, log frame and approved work plan by fulfilling all the requirements of the donor/USAID.
  • Provide training to the technical teams on MEL
  • Introduce and implement an online MEL platform, its parametrization to PATTA needs, the transfer of all quarterly database into the new system, and the quarterly management of the system.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • At least 7 years of relevant, professional MEL experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility required, 10+ years preferred;
  • Pakistani national;
  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Economics, or other relevant degree;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Working knowledge of USAID policies, rules and regulations preferred;
  • Previous project work experience with INGOs in Pakistan;
  • Team player, with excellent organizational skills and high capacity in design and delivery of trainings, time management and communication in written and spoken English.  Excellent Urdu language skills, with regional language capability desired.

Apply By:  Interested candidates should submit CVs to recruitment@pakistan-patta.org by December 30, 2019. Kindly clearly mention position title “Director MEL” in email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.