Palladium Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activit Jobs

Palladium Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activit Jobs

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    Project Overview and Role:

  • The United States Agency for International Development/Rwanda (USAID/Rwanda) intends to award an acquisition activity through a competitive process, subject to availability of funding. The Modernizing Agriculture (ModAg) Activity aims to support increased agriculture productivity and income, access to finance and markets, and access and consumption of nutritious food products in Rwanda, while increasing the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. ModAg will use a facilitative approach to support market actors from the public and private sector to develop Rwanda’s agricultural sector.

  • Palladium seeks a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) based in Rwanda to support the Chief of Party and technical team leading the USAID-funded
    ModAg Activity.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid, and verifiable data collection, reporting, analysis, and learning

  • Gather and evaluate information such as project activity outcomes, impacts, and results, and ensure that findings are accurately presented in all USAID reporting and tracking tools

  • Responsible for developing and designing project systems to track program progress against indicators; collecting and verifying information and maintaining performance monitoring plans, reports, work plans, and monthly reports, ensuring that all reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID guidelines

  • Oversee the project MEL team, including M&E Specialists and other positions

  • Integrate the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach across the program cycle to ensure that key learnings and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, disseminated, and used to make timely adjustments to the program

  • Coordinate closely with businesses, NGOs, and implementing partners to build cohesive measurement and results systems and to foster collaboration and engagement

  • Identify and facilitate opportunities to leverage data for implementation research and special studies

  • Provide trainings as required to enhance data collection and analysis skills among external stakeholders and internal program staff

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Required Qualifications:

  • B.A in a relevant field, and at least 10 years of professional work experience, including at least 8 years of relevant professional experience managing, monitoring, and evaluating complex development activities

  • Hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MEL systems for USAID programs and ability to coach and train others in their use.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing rigorous quantitative and qualitative data collection systems and knowledge of methods for data analysis.

  • Solid understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements and demonstrated experience with USG and/or other donor best practices and regulations in MEL.

  • Familiarity with or prior experience working in economic growth programs required, especially those focused on agricultural development, private sector engagement, and/or market-led interventions.

  • Familiarity with economic impact indicators and modeling preferred.

  • Familiarity with digital survey and virtual meeting tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and respond to emerging opportunities and overcome barriers.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.

  • Demonstrated expertise in engaging disparate stakeholders with varying perspectives and needs and facilitating stakeholder consultations and meetings.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), USAID/Rwanda Modernizing Agriculture Activit Jobs

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