The Government of The Gambia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have developed the Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture (ROOTS) project. The project is funded by IFAD along with the Government of The Gambia and other Development partners. The project will be implemented in six years period from 2020 to 2026. The main components of the ROOTS project are the followings:
- Component 1 (agricultural productivity and climate change adaptation);
- Component 2 (market access); and
- Component 3 (institutional development, project management and citizen engagement).
Reports to: Project Director
Summary: the PM & E Officer will be responsible for planning and monitoring of the implementation of project activities as well as the evaluation of project performance
Duration of Assignment: Up to six years; following successful completion of six-month probationary period; with renewable contract if performance is satisfactory
Duty Station: Based in PSU Headquarters, with regular visits in the field as required for monitoring, reporting and coordination
Specific duties and responsibilities:
- Establishes and maintains project monitoring and evaluation systems in line with IFAD’ RIMS;
- Periodically monitors and evaluates project progress by visiting project interventions areas at all levels throughout the project period;
- Undertake periodic assessments to determine progress in the achievement of targeted project outcomes, using appropriate methodologies to enhance effective beneficiary participation;
- Fine tunes and concretizes project indicators at activity, output and outcome level;
- Identifies data requirements at all levels;
- Develops standard formats and reporting procedures at all levels;
- Leads the undertaking of baseline, mid-line and end-line evaluations in line with rigorous impact evaluation methodologies;
- Develops a capacity building plan and organizes trainings on M&E for all relevant project staff, stakeholders and implementing partners;
- Provides direct technical support to partners, ministries, regional level institutions, project stakeholders and community level actors;
- Supports the development of technical monitoring systems, specifically for the environmental and natural resources management;
- . Assumes responsibility /support setting up of a simple, implementable and adequate web-based MIS system for storing project data and reporting on outputs and outcomes;
- Prepares and consolidates physical and financial monitoring of project performance;
- Other tasks as assigned by the Project Director.
Education: Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics or a related field.
Experience: Minimum 7 years of experience leading M&E and/or MIS development, preferably in donor funded projects
Skills and knowledge: Ability to provide technical support to colleagues; strong managerial skills and demonstrated capacity to manage people and interact with a wide range of partners, good interpersonal communication and reporting writing ability; advanced user of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook; proven user of GIS-based systems and statistical software; excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
- Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
- People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
- All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
- Only applications received through the provided link will be considered.