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Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Assistant

Kampala (Uganda)


Ref.: 2018/012/NRS/MOZ/SSA MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M & E) ASSISTANT The International Potato Center (CIP) is recruiting a Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant to support the design and implementation of the M & E Program under the Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Project in Mozambique. Location: Nampula, Mozambique

The Center: CIP ( is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions.

The Project: The overall goal of VISTA Mozambique is to contribute to improved nutrition, food security and incomes of 100,000 smallholder farming families through increased production and better utilization of the biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties, especially by those most at risk of vitamin A deficiency - children under five years of age and pregnant and lactating women. With continued support from USAID / Feed the Future, the project is expanding its current activities to 16 districts in Nampula and Zambezia Provinces for the next 5 years. VISTA is a research and development collaboration between CIP and national and local partners and emphasizes the importance of technical excellence, rigorous evidence base, and capacity development of Mozambican stakeholders.

The Position: The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will report to the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the Project Coordinator, assist in developing of a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Plan in line project proposal.
  • Identifying, establishing, and following up men and women youth group around sweetpotato value chains. Provide support in identifying, conducting baseline and endline surveys, producing reports, and preparing research publication papers on understanding the challenges in agriculture to create reliable jobs.
  • Support and facilitate trainings on OFSP vine multiplication and conservation technology, food processing and packing and business skills.
  • Capturing beneficiary data on youth involvement in the project activities, distribution of quality planting materials produced and distributed to neighbouring farmers.
  • Support the design and implementation of market and other indicator surveys and technical studies
  • Conduct exposure and technical training sessions on the approved M&E system for staff under the project, implementing partners, stakeholders and other relevant extension agents and government officials. This includes the design of the necessary documentation and materials needed for M&E trainings;
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, produce periodic performance reports on the implementation performance for SP-JOY BMZ/GIZ project.
  • Document lessons learned, communicating the results in creating sustainable job opportunities for youth through agriculture using OFSP technologies.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Marketing or related areas. Specific formal training related to M&E is an advantage;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in developing and implementing M&E plans and strategies;
  • Proven experience and understanding of M&E and data requirements for nutrition and agriculture interventions;
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth groups;
  • Direct experience of using ICT tools for M&E data capturing such as ODK, CSpro;
  • Familiarity with database management, and processing tools. Hands on using STATA, SPSS;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;

Conditions: This position is local thus limited to Mozambican nationals and permanent residents. The employment contract will be for a two-year term (with a three-month probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. The salary will be very competitive, paid in Meticais, and commensurate with experience. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities

website ( ), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 10 April, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with

information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our website at

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are

particularly encouraged to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: CIP - International Potato Center
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-10

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