International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 

Position Title: Specialist – Monitoring and Evaluation

Job ID : HQ01009
Location : Bangladesh
Closing Date : May 20, 2019

About IRRI

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.

Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.

Job Purpose

This position will monitor and evaluate the progress of the project. Maintain and update monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for project progress. Ensure the timely dissemination of information generated from project monitoring to relevant breeding scientists, providing information relevant to key management decisions, project implementation strategies and progress reports.

Roles and Responsibilities

Purpose

  • Implement of M&E systems and ensure their timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with donor requirements
  • Play a key role in the development of M&E tools updating program indicators, and maintenance of the project’s M&E database
  • Ensure data quality and develop capacity of the project staff in handling the breeding database
  • Coordinate all monitoring and evaluation activities in the project, including visits by external monitoring and evaluation consultants independent evaluations and outside researchers.

Engagement

  • Participate in seminars, conferences and coordination meetings to provide information on project updates and activities;
  • Provide training to relevant staff on the monitoring and evaluation of project activities to capture the donor information requirements;
  • Coordinate with other staff in collecting and storing project training and field test data, including genetic information on database;
  • Work in close consultation with the Project Manager and conduct quarterly and annual meetings to monitor progress

Delivery

  • Prepare and update M&E plan on regular basis
  • Facilitate mid-term and end of term project review, and the annual Feed the Future Monitoring System Performance Plan Report (FtFMS PPR) to ensure that M&E data collected is accurately reflected in reporting
  • Facilitate the planning and preparation of annual work plan with a focus on targets and the submission of updated annual and quarterly targets of the project
  • Monitor project progress against the identified indicators and prepare and submit quarterly and annual FtF indicator reports to donor and review proposed indicators and make recommendation to further strengthen relevance, accuracy and sustainability
  • Update project result framework and logframe in consultation with Project Manager
  • Identify successes and constraints of implementation and prepare progress reports
  • Conduct mid-term and final review assessments of breeding capacity time series using the assessment tools
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly M&E reports and annual progress reports
  • Enter all training activities into the donor system and maintain M&E database.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science or Development or related field with minimum 5 years work experience in database management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Science or Development related field with minimum 3 years work experience in database management, monitoring and evaluation
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Skills Required

  • Has experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects or programs
  • Has experience working with logical framework design, performance indicator selection and results based planning approaches
  • Has experience with quantitative analytical techniques
  • Strong in essential computer software for database management and analysis (MS Excel, MS Access and SPSS etc.
  • Has strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Has strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Has experience in writing reports
  • reference is given to those who have experience working in the field of agricultural research and/or in international organizations
  • Experience using TraiNET (for USAID projects)

Location: Bangladesh

Salary Ranges: Basic (54,883- ​101,167) BDT per Month

Other Benefits: Housing Allowance: 30% of base pay per month, Transport Allowance: 12000 BDT, Festival Bonus: 2 times each year, Contributory Provident Fund (CPF), Returning Mother Allowance: BDT-1,000 per month for 9 months to female employees post-delivery of a baby to support return to the workplace, Medical insurance coverage: maximum US$16,000/year and other admissible benefits.

Apply Instruction

Interested & eligible candidates are requested to submit their application to(https://www.irri.org/jobs).

IRRI regrets that only shortlisted applicants will be notified and any kind of persuasion in the selection process will lead to cancellation of candidature. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World.

IRRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2019

Company Information
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Bangladesh Office, House-103, Road-1, Block-F, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.

Web : www.irri.org
Business : International Agricultural Research