Program Officer, Field Monitoring & Evaluation Services

Program Officer, Field Monitoring & Evaluation Services

Rainforest Alliance

Ghana and Cote d´Ivoire

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Lead for Field Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Services for Tailored Programs, the position will ensure day-to-day management of Tailored Program’s projects portfolio and provide general technical support for field M&E services across Africa. Specifically, the position will support each lead to ensure project outputs and activities are delivered on time and to a high standard. He/she will also be responsible for consolidating and archiving Rainforest Alliance’s systems, tools and best practices related to field M&E services and applying lessons to the ongoing technical design of Rainforest Alliance’s certification system.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage implementation of Field Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities for RA’s West Africa Tailored Programs portfolio, including survey design, development of training materials and organization and delivery of training workshops, organization of data collection campaigns;
  • Support data collection teams by explaining M&E concepts, describing basic cocoa and coffee production practices, and arranging logistics;
  • Support the management of Field M&E data, including data entry, quality control, and statistical analysis;
  • Coordinate with Field M&E team members to analyze, report, and interpret field data into actionable information for our clients;
  • Synthesize and archive new lessons and best practices generated through field M& services to inform ongoing technical design of RA’s certification system;
  • Provide support to West Africa strategy implementation, in particular ensuring strong alignment for market M&E service needs with the regional monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Create, maintain and adjust project workplans and budgets to fulfill project reporting requirements and ensure activities are delivered and outputs achieved on time and to a high standard; and
  • Ability to travel to remote locations in Cote d Ivoire, Kenya, and other countries as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, international development, social sciences, economics, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field;
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in economic development/sustainability/FMCG or agricultural supply chains or similar;
  • Knowledge of M&E and verification best practices and tools related to agricultural supply chains and/or rural development;
  • Knowledge of global reporting frameworks, sector partnerships/platforms, CSR, responsible sourcing commitments/policies;
  • Experience working in partnership with the private sector;
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary teams, multi-task and work under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including preparing technical reports and presenting and visualizing monitoring data;
  • Experience in coffee/cocoa supply chains; and
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, intermediate knowledge of statistics and GIS and proficiency with project management tools a plus.

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