Posted on :
8 Mar, 2023
8 Mar, 2023
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through developing and transferring effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
Since 2018, IFDC is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development West Africa Mission’s (USAID/WA) Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) program, in partnership with ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS, CORAF, and WAFA, inter alia.
USAID/WA is considering a 3-year cost and time extension of the EnGRAIS project, with a focus on four workstreams: (workstream 1) Boosting the private sector-led supply of quality fertilizer and seed inputs through public-private partnerships (PPPs); (workstream 2) Increasing nutrient use efficiency through scaling up of dissemination and adoption of innovative and efficient agricultural input packages (AIPs) under the framework of the ECOWAS Regional Agricultural Input Strategy; (workstream 3) improving and harmonizing fertilizer policy and regulatory systems across West Africa in accordance with ECOWAS guidance, and (workstream 4) Facilitating knowledge dissemination of large-scale, high-quality fertilizer market data..
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Collaboration Learning, and Adapting Specialist
The MEL/CLA Specialist is responsible for efficient implementation of Feed the Future EnGRAIS monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities which include assisting in development of MEL plan, strategic result framework, data collection tools (online and offline), collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) system and supporting adapting project management and reporting.
S/He will ensure smooth implementation of MEL/ CLA operations at field level and its follow-up. S/He will carry internal data quality assessment (DQA) and report the findings immediately. S/He will monitor the quality of partners/ sub-grantees MEL/CLA related data, documents and other deliverables. S/he will introduce ICT based MEL system for Result Based Monitoring System (RBMS). S/He will work closely with the workstreams leaders on MEL/ CLA matters aiming to improve the activity interventions and will report immediately if notice any notable deviation or manipulation.
1.3 Duties and Responsibilities
1.4 Duty station
This position may be posted to any of the current IFDC office locations in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, or Togo). He/she should be available to travel frequently within and outside the region when called upon to.
The position is open for the duration of the project (March 2023 – Feb 2026), subject to availability of funding.
1.6 Equal opportunity
IFDC is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered for employment with no discrimination on the basis of their protected characteristics (race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, age, marital status, disability).
Interested candidates must send their resumes in English accompanied with a motivation letter in either English or French.