4 Job Positions at Land O’Lakes International Development : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

4 Job Positions at  Land O’Lakes International Development  : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )


4 Job Positions at Land O’Lakes International Development : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

 

 

JOB AT Land O’Lakes International Development : Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

 

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Orora Wihaze

Kigali, Rwanda

Background:

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights from our close affiliate, Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress. Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.

 

Project Description:

 

The Orora Wihaze activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. To accomplish this goal, Orora Wihaze seeks to remove production, marketing and consumption constraints affecting dietary diversity of households, especially for women of reproductive age and children of 6-23 months. For households that do not produce or sell ASF, Orora Wihaze will enhance access to safe ASF through development of the existing market system.

The Orora Wihaze activity will use a private sector oriented, market facilitation approach to achieve the intended goal. The approach must sustainably increase livestock productivity, improve relationships across actors in the ASF value chains, build capacity of enterprises in the ASF sector, facilitate access to finance and increase private sector investments in ASF value chains.

 

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities:

 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the development and oversight of all MEL activities for Orora Wihaze. This will include developing and implementing a robust MEL system that meets the requirements of USAID- Feed the Future and Land O’Lakes’ MEL policies. Specifically, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will manage MEL activities to create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and processes documented in a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan (MELP), integrate systems measurement into the project design and MEL system, train staff and partners in MEL system implementation, coordinate all data collection efforts, ensure data quality, process and analyze the data for donor reporting, adaptive management, and learning purposes, and provide oversight support to external evaluators. Additionally, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will support the development and roll-out of a tablet-based data collection system that will assist in tracking indicators. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will also take an active role in adaptive management through active participation in stakeholder, learning and work planning meetings. S/he will lead a system of continuous communication with partners and USAID, demonstrating Land O’Lakes ability to take critical inputs, feedback, and assessments to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up. This individual will be considered key personnel on the project and will report to the Chief of Party with technical support from the headquarters Global MEL staff.

 

 




 

Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

 

Lead the development of the MELP and update as necessary throughout the life of the project;
Implement appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and tracking of program activities and results;
Integrate innovative approaches to measuring systems change and health;
Train all project staff in project monitoring and learning;
Manage a tablet-based data collection platform, including training staff ensuring timely data entry;
Participate in the process of selecting and managing appropriate consultants for required evaluations and monitor these activities, including the following:
Review survey design and tools in consultation with Global MEL Team and/or appropriate consultant
Assist with selection of consultant with skills appropriate to conduct study,
Oversee quality control/monitor progress of the consultant’s work, and
Review and comment on content of evaluation reports.
Regularly review data processes, perform data quality assessments, and adjust as needed;
Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of MEL and to identify where adaptations and improvements might be needed;
Provide regular updates on project progress against key metrics to the Chief of Party for inclusion in donor reports, work planning and learning events
Lead the regular sharing and learning from the findings of M&E data with staff and partners.
Assist project staff to use project data to report and disseminate evidence of project work to the wider community, USAID- Feed the Future, Land O’Lakes, Host Government, and other external stakeholders.
Demonstrate the highest degree of integrity throughout all activities, and raise any concerns with implementation quality immediately with the Chief of Party;
Utilize established sharepoint database system to store key documents and share key project and country-related information with other staff.
Other duties as requested.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

 

Master’s Degree or equivalent in business administration, economics, or related area of study
At least seven (7) years of progressive professional experience designing and implementing MEL systems, specific to the roles above.
Experience with MEL on agricultural development programs preferred.
Experience managing a MEL system for US government-funded projects, experience on a USAID- Feed the Future-funded projects preferred
Experience overseeing rigorous mixed methods evaluations for agricultural programs
Experience measuring systemic change highly desired
Experience in implementing mobile or tablet-based data-collection systems for data entry, analysis, and storage of quantitative data
Familiarity with gender issues in monitoring and evaluation and an understanding of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is preferred
Experience managing and training staff in monitoring-related techniques and methods is desirable
Professional proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda required – both speaking and writing
Computer literacy and competency in use of Microsoft Office software
Competency in quantitative data analysis software (ex: SPSS or Stata)
Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor tasks
Good time management and willingness to work occasional long hours and travel as required
Ability to independently and proactively work as a team member with minimum day-to-day oversight
Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivated and result-driven, with the ability to effectively build and manage networks and relationships for program promotion and issue-resolution.

 

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JOB AT Land O’Lakes International Development : Chief of Party : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Chief of Party

Rwanda Orora Wihaze

Kigali, Rwanda

Background:

 

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights from our close affiliate, Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress. Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.

 

Project Description:

 

The Orora Wihaze activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. To accomplish this goal, Orora Wihaze seeks to remove production, marketing and consumption constraints affecting dietary diversity of households, especially for women of reproductive age and children of 6-23 months. For households that do not produce or sell ASF, Orora Wihaze will enhance access to safe ASF through development of the existing market system.

The Orora Wihaze activity will use a private sector oriented, market facilitation approach to achieve the intended goal. The approach must sustainably increase livestock productivity, improve relationships across actors in the ASF value chains, build capacity of enterprises in the ASF sector, facilitate access to finance and increase private sector investments in ASF value chains.

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide strategic vision, overall leadership and technical direction to the project. The COP will ensure the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability and measurable impact. The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID and other donor partners, as necessary, and will manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting, financial management, and compliance. The COP is expected to coordinate with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to country and global standards. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda with frequent travel to local field sites. Per the terms of the RFP, this position is considered Key Personnel.

 

 




 

Reporting & Supervision:

 

The Chief of Party will report to the Land O’Lakes HQ Regional Project Director and will have supervisory responsibility over both key and non-key personnel across the project.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a relevant technical area is highly desirable.
At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of agribusiness, trade or private sector development is highly desirable.
Experience with host country public agencies and ministries, as well as with private sector advocacy organizations, is desirable.
Demonstrated experience in the following areas is desirable: public-private partnerships, agricultural policy reform and the facilitation of the policy reform process in the Sub-Saharan African context, public-private dialogue, and institution coalition building in rural economies.
The following prior experience is desirable: experience as a chief of party or similar role in the implementation of activities/projects of similar complexity to Orora Wihaze, experience managing teams of professionals, and experience with the administrative, procurement, hiring, recruitment, financial and logistical aspects of activity/project implementation.
Experience working with international development agencies, recipient country governments, and the private sector in low-income countries is desirable.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners, and ability to lead multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

 

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JOB AT Land O’Lakes International Development : Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist

Rwanda Orora Wihaze

Kigali, Rwanda

Background:

 

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights from our close affiliate, Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress. Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.

 

Project Description:

 

The Orora Wihaze activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. To accomplish this goal, Orora Wihaze seeks to remove production, marketing and consumption constraints affecting dietary diversity of households, especially for women of reproductive age and children of 6-23 months. For households that do not produce or sell ASF, Orora Wihaze will enhance access to safe ASF through development of the existing market system.

The Orora Wihaze activity will use a private sector oriented, market facilitation approach to achieve the intended goal. The approach must sustainably increase livestock productivity, improve relationships across actors in the ASF value chains, build capacity of enterprises in the ASF sector, facilitate access to finance and increase private sector investments in ASF value chains.

 

 



 

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities:

 

The Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist will provide close and strategic technical support to the project Chief of Party. The Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist will support the overall project objective by designing and overseeing activities that facilitate the trade and investment of ASF products in Rwanda while promoting win-win partnerships between key public and private sector stakeholders within the ASF market system. The Senior Policy/Institutional Development Specialist will lead a team responsible for working closely with the GOR and private sector advocacy leaders to coordinate policy research and policy advocacy to foster investment, improve the enabling environment, and reduce bottlenecks within the ASF market system. Per the terms of the RFP, this position is considered Key Personnel.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist reports to the project Chief of Party and will oversee a staff of technical specialists on the project.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Quantitative Social Science or other relevant degree is highly desirable;
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of trade and investment framework development is highly desirable;
Experience working with host country public agencies and ministries as well as with private sector advocacy organizations is desirable;
Demonstrated experience in policy reform process facilitation, public-private dialogue and institution coalition building in rural economies is desirable;
Experience with policy research, policy advocacy coordination, and support to both public and private businesses and related civil society organizations is desirable;
Experience and familiarity with agricultural development and policy issues, especially in the livestock sector in the African context, agriculture sector strategies and investment plans is desirable; and
Oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda, as well as in-depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Rwanda, is desirable.

 

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JOB AT Land O’Lakes International Development : Deputy Chief of Party : ( Deadline : 01 March 2019 )

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Deputy Chief of Party

Rwanda Orora Wihaze

Kigali, Rwanda

Background:

 

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights from our close affiliate, Land O’Lakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress. Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.

 

Project Description:

 

The Orora Wihaze activity will sustainably increase the availability of, access to, and consumption of animal-source foods (ASF) through development of a profitable market. To accomplish this goal, Orora Wihaze seeks to remove production, marketing and consumption constraints affecting dietary diversity of households, especially for women of reproductive age and children of 6-23 months. For households that do not produce or sell ASF, Orora Wihaze will enhance access to safe ASF through development of the existing market system.

The Orora Wihaze activity will use a private sector oriented, market facilitation approach to achieve the intended goal. The approach must sustainably increase livestock productivity, improve relationships across actors in the ASF value chains, build the capacity of enterprises in the ASF sector, facilitate access to finance and increase private sector investments in ASF value chains.

 

 




 

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities:

 

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide close and strategic technical support to the project Chief of Party. The DCOP must have knowledge and experience in developing private sector-led and facilitative agribusiness development through collaborative and participatory livestock production and marketing approaches. The DCOP will work closely with the Orora Wihaze Chief of Party (COP) and other team members in designing, implementing, and monitoring project interventions to achieve the objectives and deliverables required under this activity. The DCOP should have experience in successfully managing and leading teams of professional staff, preferably on similar development projects. In the absence of the COP, the DCOP will assume full responsibility and management of the project. Per the terms of the RFP, this position is considered Key Personnel.

 

Reporting & Supervision:

 

The Deputy Chief of Party reports to the project Chief of Party and will oversee a staff of technical leads on the project.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Master’s degree in animal production, international development, agriculture, economics, food science or related field (with experience in livestock-related agribusiness) of study is desirable;
Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted international agriculture and agribusiness development programs similar in scope and complexity to that of Orora Wihaze, preferably in East Africa or in a country context similar to Rwanda, is highly desirable;
Five (5) years or more of experience in engagement with host governments on private sector development in agriculture-related value chains, enabling environment issues, institutional and policy reforms, and private sector development is desirable;
Experience leading collaborative, participatory livestock production and market development efforts in communities with similar levels of education, risk tolerance, habits related to ASF consumption, etc. as seen in Rwanda is desirable;
Substantial management and project management experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and working in a multi-cultural environment, is desirable.
Experience working with a wide range of key agriculture sector stakeholders, including government entities and the donor community, as well as civil society organizations (e.g., farmer organizations and cooperatives, NGOs, CBOs, etc.) and the private sector, is desirable;
Oral and written fluency in Kinyarwanda, as well as in-depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Rwanda, is desirable.

 

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