Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Learning Advisor

Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Senior M&E Specialist, the Learning Advisor will be responsible fordesigning and implementing the Hinga Weze learning agenda and evaluating project data to identify successful approaches and trends at the field level. S/he will also assist the MEL Unit in developing MEL systems and plans. This position is based in Kigali.Program Description Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior M&E Specialist to design and implement a program-wide Learning Agenda that embeds program-wide collaboration, coordination, learning, and adaptation to help maximize program results through evidence-based decision making;
  • Lead learning activities outside the program’s formal M&E data collection and reporting structure, including surveys to determine adoption rates for nutrition practices; longitudinal household tracking; work with the Communications Officer to develop success stories.
  • Facilitate meetings of relevant stakeholders; conduct literature reviews; Identify and prioritize the right questions to improve program effectiveness; develop a plan for answering those questions; implement ad-hoc surveys and analyses with technical staff, program participants, and/or key stakeholders; and act on the findings through dissemination and diffusion of evidence around what works, for whom, and under what circumstances to program managers, USAID and key stakeholders;
  • Create learning tools, and organize learning exchanges between Hinga Weze staff, other implementing partners, USAID, and GOR stakeholders.
  • Lead activities and bring learning from ongoing program activities to flexibly respond to results, successes, challenges, data, etc.
  • Collaborate with technical staff and program managers to determine how training outcomes will be used to implement the Hinga Weze learning agenda.
  • Work closely with the SBCC Specialist and other technical staff to ensure that training content development, testing of materials, training type, and the ways training will be delivered will align with the learning agenda.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Geographic Information System (GIS) to be able to develop, manage, and maintain a GIS Mapping Database and develop data collection tools to geographically map program interventions and project management indicators. 
  • Undertake other assignments or tasks at the request of the Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • At least 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, the development of MEL systems and plans;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and managing Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • BSc or higher in data management, information technology, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English and advanced level of French and Kinyarwanda Fluent speaker of French and Kinyarwanda; and advanced speaker of English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Advanced proficiency with M&E related technologies.

This position is open only to Rwandan Nationals.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2017.

CNFA is a US-based nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods by empowering the private sector through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets