Tuesday, May 06, 2014
EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (Zimbabwe based)
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is seeking a monitoring, evaluation and learning (ME&L) specialist to oversee and implement the ME&L activities of a large multi-country multi-partner project, “Sustainable intensification of maize-legume cropping systems for food security in eastern and southern Africa” - Phase II (SIMLESA-2). Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will bring along relevant expertise and in-depth experiences conceiving, implementing and rationalizing ME&L approaches in agricultural research for development, preferably including impact pathway analysis and theories of change. You will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Socio-Economics Program in close collaboration with CIMMYT’s other programs and with local and international partners.
The position will be based at CIMMYT’s Regional Office in Harare, Zimbabwe with frequent travel to SIMLESA intervention areas in eastern and southern Africa and beyond.
Specific duties of this position include:
Be the focal point for SIMLESA's ME&L; Drive and streamline the associated ME&L planning, implementation, reporting and use.
Provide strategic oversight, guidance and quality control of ME&L, including the use of quantifiable output, outcome and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and of processes for measuring progress against outputs/outcomes/impact pathways at various levels.
In collaboration with the SIMLESA teams, periodically review and revise indicators and processes and draw out lessons/implications for impact pathways, theories of change, Intermediate Development Outcomes, up-scaling and out-scaling strategies and action plans to enhance uptake and impact of our work.
Harmonize the integration of SIMLESA's ME&L into CIMMYT's, including overseeing the quality of information in CIMMYT's Research Management System (RMS) and define and oversee the extraction of project specific indicators for reporting and evaluation purposes.
Work closely with Project Leader and Communications specialists to develop and document compelling outcome and impact success stories and to foster institutionalization and internalization of learning processes.
Contribute to training of project managers, scientists and partners on ME&L methodologies. Provide guidelines to staff and partners on ME&L metrics and categories to effectively monitor current and future research.
Deadline: May 26, 2014