The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for the USAID-Feed the Future funded Accelerated Institutions and Food System Development (AIFSD) program under its Livestock Value Chain (LVC) Component. The position will support monitoring, evaluation and learning of program interventions implemented by the livestock value chain component in Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana, and Wajir Counties.
ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe, and sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is the only, among 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, ILRI has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia, as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.
What is Accelerated Institutional and Food System Development (AIFSD) Livestock Component?
The overall goal of the FtF-AIFSD livestock value chain component is to improve the food and nutrition security, incomes, and resilience of the people in the arid areas of Kenya, through wide application of livestock technologies and innovations. The aims to achieve this goal by enhancing technical knowhow of the respective county departments and line ministries, on the various technologies, innovations, and management practice so that they can application of the same by communities, improving the operational environment for communities and private sector to provide animal health and other animal production services.
The MEL Specialist will take lead in implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the AIFSD Livestock value chain component. The specialist will participate in tracking of the set targets and how/whether deliverables are achieved, in quality, quantity, and time. S/he is expected to have demonstrable innovative skills in finding novel ways to efficiently collect, analyze and communicate disaggregated quantitative and qualitative data to inform and orient the project’s work. Ability to create a learning agenda, generated from the project’s experiences/lessons learnt is essential. He/she will be expected to prepare bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports of the project implementation progress in relation to the set targets. Previous exposure to monitoring and evaluation of USAID funded projects, GIS databases and M&E tools is an advantage.
Specifically, the expert is expected to:
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Terms of Appointment
This position is at job level HG 15. The position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes pension, medical and other insurances
How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 23 January 2022. The position title and reference number REF: MEL/AIFSD/1/2022 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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