Job opening: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer

Job opening: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer

23/12/2022
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We are looking for an energetic team player, as a monitoring, evaluation and learning officer at the global level who will be responsible for the co-development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning practices and the coaching of the different Good Food for Cities programme teams. She/he will also be responsible for keeping the overall M&E system of the organisation up to the expectations of the different stakeholders of Rikolto, in close collaboration with the global programme support staff of Rikolto.

If you want to apply, please send your motivation letter with your CV to jobs.international [at] rikolto.org. Deadline for application: 8 of January 2023.

About Rikolto

A sustainable income for farmers, and nutritious, affordable food for everyone: this is what Rikolto works for.

Rikolto is an international network organisation with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Rikolto has a global team of 196 employees, based in 5 offices across the world. We work around three global programmes: Sustainable Rice, Sustainable Cocoa and Coffee, and Good Food For Cities in 16 countries.

This network is supported by a global support team, which fulfils key advisory roles and offers shared services such as finance, monitoring & evaluation, people & organisation, communication and fundraising.

One of these teams supports the organisation on general issues around programme management and implementation. Monitoring & evaluation is one field of expertise within this team, and we are looking for an additional person to join the team on this matter.

What

We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer at the global level who will be responsible for the co-development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning practices and the coaching of the different Good Food for Cities programme teams. She/he will also be responsible for keeping the overall M&E system of the organisation up to the expectations of the different stakeholders of Rikolto, in close collaboration with the global programme support staff of Rikolto.

We offer

  • Contract type: open-ended contract, starting on 1st of February, 2023
  • Responsibility: Coordinate the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system and ensure its usefulness for the organisation in view of achieving Rikolto’s vision and mission and train and accompany all staff of the Good Food for Cities team with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning responsibilities regarding the implementation of the M&E system as part of the programme implementation.
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Position in the organisation: Member of the Global support team
  • Location: One of the Rikolto offices.
  • Job size: Full-time
  • Travels: Occasional travelling will be required.

Your roles

As an M&E advisor in the Global support team, together with another colleague, you will be coordinating the overall M&E system at Rikolto. Your main role will be to support our colleagues worldwide with the operationalisation of Rikolto’s M&E system in the Good Food for Cities programme.

You will be in charge of training and supporting them with the implementation of the different tools and methodologies where needed and keep on improving those methodologies and tools to ensure sound planning, optimal accountability towards stakeholders, critical self-reflection, organisational learning, improved performance and increased impact.

Concretely, you will have the following responsibilities:

Coordinate the overall M&E system and ensure its usefulness for the organisation:

  • Develop methodologies and tools for strategy design, planning and monitoring, data consolidation and visualisation, learning, accountability, and the building of convincing evidence for upscaling.
  • Ensure coherence and continuous improvement of the overall M&E system, its compatibility with the organizational change strategies and a level of rigour that meets accountability standards.
  • Ensure that the collected information can be used for learning and to take strategic decisions (develop dashboards to monitor progress on programme implementation, etc.)
  • Counsel and feedback to global programme directors of Rikolto on M&E-related matters.

Coaching and capacity development of the programme staff of the Good Food for Cities programme

  • Coaching on M&E related topics (organise trainings, workshops, accompany planning, support learning process, etc.)
  • Keep track of internal capacity development needs and organise trainings to all staff with M&E responsibilities and accompany the implementation of the M&E system.

Global accountability and reporting

  • Coordinate global reporting processes and evaluations for global donors.
  • Final quality check of global donor reports in terms of M&E requirements (Belgian Development Cooperation, EU, etc.)
  • Coordinate the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) reporting.

Connect with other organisations on M&E-related matters:

  • Liaise with other organisations and M&E experts to promote and share the M&E expertise and experience of the organisation and to learn from others.

Your profile

Qualifications and technical knowledge

  • Master's degree in a relevant domain
  • Proven expertise in monitoring & evaluation and programme management, especially with innovative complexity-aware methods that enhance learning and improve performance in programs that deal with complex challenges.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365,
  • Tech-savvy (database-management, creative problem-solving in Excel, …)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, survey design/tools such as ODK (Kobo Toolbox), data visualisation and (statistical) research methods and analysis packages (R/SPSS/…) is a plus.

Languages

  • Professional fluency in English (understanding, speaking and writing).
  • Professional fluency in French or Spanish or both is a plus.

Experience

  • Prior experience in a similar position in an international organisation is preferred.
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation of at least 7 years.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating learning-oriented monitoring, evaluation and learning processes.
  • Experience in project (cycle) management (needs assessment, conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation).

Skills

  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and play the facilitation role in a manner that empowers those who are coached to eventually become facilitators of similar processes
  • Ability to translate concepts and strategies into workable tools, templates, and training materials.
  • Ability to structure own work independently.
  • Complex problem-solving and analytical skills.

Attitude

  • Strong affinity with Rikolto’s mission and values.
  • Positive attitude focused on win-win solutions.
  • Acts with integrity and respect towards others.
  • Constructively challenge self and others.
  • Reliable to deliver commitments.
  • Easily approachable and transmits a positive attitude.
  • Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team, fosters open dialogue and shares successes.
  • Inspires people to act (in accordance with Rikolto’s vision and values)
  • Eager to learn and share lessons learnt.

Interested? apply today!

Interested candidates send your motivation letter with your CV (in English) to jobs.international [at] rikolto.org. Deadline for application: 8th of January, 2023.

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