TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.
We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.
Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places
can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With 50 years of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
The West Africa MEL Advisor, provides technical assistance, M&E systems development and evaluation oversight across TechnoServe’s West Africa portfolio.
The advisor ensures that the foundational building blocks for managing to impact are in place within program, country and regional teams.
The primary internal customers’ for the position include program managers and country directors, for whom the advisor will ensure that local M&E / Program staff and systems are in compliance with TechnoServe’s M&E standards and are therefore able to produce M&E data in a timely and relevant manner for project decision-making.
The advisor will collaborate closely with regional backstopping and program development teams and have an indirect reporting relationship to the West Africa regional director.
Position Requirements :
Soft skills, including the ability to influence and build capacity as well as excellent causal logic thinking, are as important to the success of this role as quantitative and analytical skills.
General requirements include :
Ample knowledge of the sector, including market actors, characteristics, norms and institutions.
demonstrated dominion over and capacity to learn data collection and analytical software (e.g. Commcare, Excel, NVivo, SPSS, or others).
Proven ability to translate research, methodologies, and data into accessible formats for colleagues with non-technical backgrounds
Inherent value and respect for voices of staff at all organizational levels, external stakeholders, and the women and men we work with.
Fluency in English strongly preferred; proficiency in French and local languages desirable.
Willingness to travel frequently
Primary Functions & Responsibilities :
The primary responsibility of the West Africa MEL Advisor is to ensure the proper systems and procedures are in place to generate timely, high-quality data and analysis that enables adaptive management across the region.
In particular, the Advisor will :
Support the exchange of information and knowledge to improve project implementation by participating and contributing to internal and external fora.
Reporting Relationships :
Reports to Director of Impact
Exercises Supervision over : West Africa Database Coordinator
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive nor is it intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of an incumbent.
An employee will perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by management when required. TechnoServe reserves the right to revise or change job functions as the need arises.
This job description does not constitute a written contract of employment.