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Senior Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning job at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

About the Organization

The RIMS platform is used to manage RUFORUM core activities such as scholarship and grants management, projects, alumni, etc .

Job Description

The monitoring, evaluation and learning officer will be based at the RUFORUM Secretariat. He/she will be responsible for the development of systems, tools and mechanisms to aid in the monitoring, evaluation and documentation of learning from RUFORUM programmes.. He/She will participate in and provide support to project design activities including development of project theories of change and strategic frameworks, results frameworks, log frames to guide programming, implementation and tracking of impact of RUFORUM programs. The Officer will undertake research, data acquisition, analysis and reporting in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a robust results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System (M&ES) for RUFORUM programs

  • Support the strengthening of RUFORUM Corporate governance

  • Support the institution of evidence-based decison-making at RUFORUM

  • Develop and update M&E manuals and guidelines, formats and procedures/ protocols for various program activities in liaison with Units of the Secretariat & Regional Nodes.

  • Track program implementation, generate and ensure adequate program related data and learnings from program outcomes.

Activities

  • Support the Convening of RUFORUM's Governance Organs Meeting (AGM, Board meeting, BEC, F&AC, Audit, IAP, TC, P&DC)

  • Develop performance indicators for tracking university outreach .

  • Conduct virtual university outreach systems (including innovations for outreach) within the network

  • Conduct a situation analysis and Monitor progress of students and staff under GTA

  • Undertake surveys on the status of integration of member universities into the global networks 6. Develop M&E frameworks/impact pathways

  • Building in-house capacities to define realistic programme objectives, outputs, and impacts

  • Develop a strategy for generating information to guide operational management, learning and adaptation.

  • Undertake monitoring surveys (baseline, mid- term, end line) of RUFORUM programs


Deliverables

  • M&E frameworks/impact pathways developed M&E manuals and guidelines, formats and procedures/ protocols

  • University and Secretariat officers trained to increase the profile and dissemination of Program results

  • Performance indicators for tracking RUFORUM programs developed.

  • In-house capacities to define realistic programme objectives, outputs, and impacts developed Strategy for generating information to guide operational management, learning and adaptation.

  • RUFORUM footprint documented to guide investment decisions RUFORUM's Governance Organs Meeting (AGM, Board meeting, BEC, F&AC, Audit, IAP, TC, P&DC) convened Progress reports on RUFORUM programs including (students, community outreach and staff under GTA) Periodic reports; monthly, quarterly and annually Publications including: peer reviewed articles, working document series

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Masters in economics, statistics, mathematics, agricultural sciences and related sciences

  • At least 10 years work experience in monitoring and Evaluation with at least 3 at senior level

  • Demonstrate good knowledge and skills of Information Technology, in order to support the development and maintenance of database system of the programs

  • Desirable to have specialized formal training on IT systems, database, business software (Microsoft Office and Outlook), and/or web-based applications

  • Team player, able to work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues or different national and cultural backgrounds

  • Flexibility in working schedules and willingness to travel at short notice

How to Apply

Email address: jobs@ruforum.org
Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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