Team: Programs | Commitment: Consultant | Location: Egypt

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Project background:

 

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID funded Food-Security and Agribusiness Support (FAS) project.  This project will focus on agricultural value chain development targeting smallholder farmers in Upper Egypt. 

 

Position Summary:

 

The M&E Consultant will be responsible for reviewing the existing project indicators and M&E plan and ensuring that existing data collection tools are able to effectively collect the necessary data for both the baseline values and required ongoing monitoring and reporting against the indicators. The Consultant will develop a methodology for developing the baseline and monitoring the net present value (NPV) of the selected agricultural commodities to ensure easy and accurate calculation of NPV over the life of the project. The program has already developed a NPV data collection tool, but it requires further review as well as the development of a methodology for using the tool. The Consultant will be based in Luxor with extensive travel to the other field offices in Aswan and Menia. 

Deliverables:

  • Report detailing the adequacy of the current M&E plan and tools for data collection against the program indicators as well as specific recommendations on the program’s M&E system.
  • Report detailing the methodology for conducting the NPV baseline and for ongoing monitoring and reporting on the NPV indicator. Methodology must include the recommended sample size, timing and frequency of data collection, and process for using the data collection tool.  

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in ag economics, ag statistics, or biometrics, or related fields. Relevant additional degree(s) will be favored;
  • 5 years’ previous experience in M&E related fields, experience in Egypt preferred;
  • Experience with M&E methodologies and approach, familiarity with Feed the Future indicators is a plus;
  • An understanding of the necessary data points needs to determine the gross margin and net present value of different agricultural crops
  • Ability to operate in complex situations and willingness to travel to target areas;
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Arabic would be considered an advantage.

Deadline for submission is September 28, 2016 or until position is filled.

We are looking to fill this position immediately and will be interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis.