Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

VACANCY: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

BACKGROUND

Clim-Eat is a ‘think and do tank’ for food and climate that seeks to accelerate a just transition to resilient and low-emission food systems in low-and middle-income countries through innovative engagement, evidence generation, and outreach efforts. Working with our partners, Clim-Eat offers thought leadership to provide solutions to pressing issues in food systems. These efforts are complemented by policy engagement and capacity building efforts with decision makers in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer to help advance Clim-Eat’s objectives, particularly in the context of Clim-Eat in-country activities in  Eastern and Southern Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia), where we are implementing a project called ‘Scaling catalytic solutions for climate-resilient food systems in Africa.’

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strengthen and further develop our theory of change and impact pathway based on Clim-Eat’s “I’s on our plates” initiative and emerging projects.
  • Monitor project outcomes in alignment with the theory of change, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of impact.
  • Develop and refine relevant approaches to test out the theory of change and impact pathway in the context of in-country work in the project countries.
  • Develop baselines in project countries and document the efforts undertaken by Clim-Eat.
  • Generate and publish lessons from Clim-Eat’s efforts (capturing evolving changes, case studies, failures) for external and internal learning.
  • Implement organization-wide internal learning initiatives to further enhance the impact orientation of Clim-Eat
  • Support with other tasks that might emerge during the implementation of efforts.

THE CANDIDATE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced degree in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning; Climate Change; Agriculture; Economics; International Development or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience at international level in the MEL arena on climate change, agriculture, and food security.
  • A solutions and results-oriented approach.
  • Critical thinker able to analyse complex information and produce high-quality work products in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Comfortable working with a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, ensuring a holistic approach to Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative, and decentralized environment and operate under tight deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant MEL software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, a second language (Dutch, French or Swahili) is desirable.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

The selected candidate will be contracted by Stichting Clim-Eat (a Dutch registered Foundation), and based in the Netherlands. The candidate needs to have the right to work in the Netherlands. The contract will be for 1-year with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.

This vacancy is for a full-time (1FTE, 36 hours/week) position. We offer a challenging role with remuneration commensurate with experience, indicatively at scale 8 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Social Work. Additional benefits include a holiday allowance, as well as an end-of-the-year allowance. This role also comes with a high degree of independence and a very flexible and multicultural working environment.

For candidates based outside the Netherlands, home-based consultancies may be considered. In this case, remuneration will be negotiated based on the agreed-upon terms and the consultant’s relevant experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be submitted by February 16, 2024, to sylvi@clim-eat.org. All applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information of two professional referees who may be contacted. Please note that applications that do not include all the information described above will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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