Deadline: 03 March, 2021

Location: South Sudan 

Chemonics is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Director of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation for the four-year, USAID-funded Resilience through Agriculture project.

The mission of Chemonics is to promote meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the project’s collaboration, learning, and adaption efforts, including MEL, and project communications
  • Lead data collection and reporting to meet USAID requirements, including analysis of lessons learnt and their incorporation into activity implementation
  • Train, advise, and supervise technical staff on information management processing by reviewing data collection efforts and data quality
  • Create and oversee the management of a data validity and integrity verification process and regularly conduct data quality assessments
  • Build capacity of staff and partners in data collection and data quality assurance methods
  • Ensure appropriate and continued coordination with other USAID projects and donor activities, host government initiatives, and the private sector
  • Supervise production of technical reports, and coordination across project teams to set standards for and harmonise data included in all contractual (including ad hoc) reporting for USAID
  • Liaise with technical staff and implementing partners to identify and prioritise key project successes to be included in external communications materials
  • Provide high quality capacity building and learning services to support evidence-based decision making

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Management, or a related technical field
  • Eight years, minimum, of progressively responsible and relevant experience
  • Six years, minimum, of experience in monitoring and evaluation, managing conflict-sensitive, market systems-based agriculture development, and food security
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including surveys and focus group discussion
  • Deep understanding of monitoring and evaluation systems design, performance measurement, indicator selection, and data quality assurance
  • Strong analytical skills and writing capabilities
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Knowledge and experience in training and facilitation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience working in South Sudan and/or conflict states preferred
  • Experience in employing adaptive and flexible implementation approaches and scenario-planning in fragile operating contexts preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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