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Under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Leader, the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist will provide support and technical assistance to plan, design and inform deployment of robust MEL system for WorldFish and the FISH CRP. S/he will support projects in developing work plans, MEL frameworks, strategy documents, and field activities. By doing this s/he will ensure the WorldFish projects are integrated with and operate alongside the existing MEL framework. S/he will support the use of digital platform and Management Information Systems to support research, knowledge sharing and data management for a proficient result-based system focus on aquaculture and fisheries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with researchers in developing and reviewing Theory of Change for projects and country programs.
  • Collaborate with researchers and project managers in designing effective monitoring, evaluation and learning system for bilateral investments and projects, including specific and CRP and CGIAR indicators in order to ensure harmonization across levels.
  • Supporting impact tracking and monitoring protocols to ensure that project/research impacts are well documented and in compliance with WorldFish and CGIAR strategy and objectives.
  • Ensure that baseline data or indicators is collected following best practices and stored on suitable data repositories to sustain evaluations and impact assessment efforts.
  • Review mapped bilateral projects and provide MEL-related support to scientists when developing new initiatives mapped to FISH CRP and WorldFish.
  • Actively support the adoption and full operability of the MEL platform across projects and country programs.
  • Ensure effective and real time monitoring and knowledge sharing of projects on the MEL web based platform used for the FISH CRP and Worldfish.
  • Maintain and contribute to the enhancement of the MEL platform, including producing webinars and other materials.
  • Support the Plan of Work Budget and Annual Report processes.

Education, qualifications and experience

  • A Master’s Degree in agricultural economics, international development or a relevant quantitative social science.
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation with a particular focus on the utilization of MIS systems.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of a broad set of monitoring and evaluation methods suitable for use in complex systems.
  • Knowledge of impact assessment protocols, monitoring, evaluation and up-to-date knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
  • Experience with innovative MIS for project management, monitoring and evaluation such as the MEL platform developed and used across CGIAR centers.
  • Ability to work in inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and demonstrated ability to develop close and effective working relationships with a range of partners.
  • Proven project management and leadership skills and the ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to teams during impact assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to support scientists and MEL officers at country level.
  • Proficient in English language, both written and verbal.

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Excellent analytical and synthesis skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Research skills supported and competency with qualitative and quantitative research analytical tools, methodologies and analyses.

Salary and Benefits

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 43,000 to USD 47,000 gross per annum. WorldFish’s IRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) housing allowance*, relocation and repatriation assistance*, dependent education allowance*, home leave entitlement*, comprehensive insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Note: Items marked * are not applicable to staff recruited as Home Country Internationals (nationals of the country of posting). All benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

Our Offer

The position will be based in Penang, Malaysia. The initial employment contract will be for a 2-year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. Interviews will be held via video conference and the successful candidate should be available to commence by October 2019. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 25 August 2019:

  • A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report.

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

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