Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

iDE Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

iDE is a global organization that advances market-based approaches in agriculture; finance; and WASH to create income and livelihood opportunities for low-income rural households. iDE has worked in Nepal since 1992. iDE is recruiting various positions for the CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity (2021-2023), a buy-in program under the USAID-funded CSISA project in Nepal. 

The CSISA COVID-19 Response and Resilience Activity mainly aims to support rapid response and resilience-building from the second wave of COVID-19 in Nepal’s agri-food systems. Key areas of intervention will focus on provision of access to finance for micro small- and medium-scale agricultural input and services provision businesses, recovery, and response in the postharvest value chain, with emphasis on financial products to benefit businesses involved in perishable farm product marketing and distribution, and expansion of digital banking services supporting socially distanced agricultural finance transactions. Emphasis will be placed on reaching smaller businesses that are verified to be women-owned or operated with specialized loan products. In addition, the intervention will focus on sustaining agricultural mechanization services through geographical expansion to new districts in which CSISA is not currently working on COVID-19 response, while also working to increase national food security and bolster agricultural economies in times of crisis. 

WP I: Assuring micro, small and medium-scale agri input enterprises and service provision businesses for the recovery and rehabilitation through access to finance.

WP II: Specialty financial products and services to reduce post-harvest losses in at-risk perishable farm product value chains.

WP III: Digital banking services to support smallholder farmers, businesses, and consumers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

WP IV: Geographical expansion of agricultural mechanization services.

Project Implementation Districts: Kanchanpur, Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang, Kapilvastu

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Required No: One 

Duty station: Nepalgunj, Banke

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will lead the regional level reporting, monitoring, and evaluation work with the overall responsibility of providing strategic direction and technical backstopping to the project teams who are responsible for reporting monitoring progress in line with monitoring plan and target, and achieving the goal and expected outcomes of the CSISA COVID-19 Resilience Activity. The purpose of the job is to ensure efficient and effective management of the M&E aspects of the project at the regional level in line with the project policies and procedures. S/he will work closely with the multi-disciplinary project team at the regional level to achieve the project results in time at a high standard. More specifically s/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports and keep databases as per standards formats and as per need.
  • Facilitate and support the district/field team for the reporting of progress on activities as planned in the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) in close coordination with other concerned project staff.
  • Develop and update monitoring tools based on the reporting needs provided by the central M&E team.
  • Facilitate to develop the capacity of project staff on data collection and reporting.
  • Technical backstopping to project staff on effective and timely reporting of project activities.
  • Follow the M&E reporting and documentation requirements and donor guidelines.
  • Provide feedback to the district team for quality reports and achieve project targets in time.
  • Support to develop action plans and strategies.
  • Closely work with all concerned officials and concerned personnel to consolidate reports.
  • Participate in M&E-related activities and other relevant activities at different levels.
  • Supervise and guide the field staff, follow up and monitor the field level project activities frequently so that reporting would reflect reality.
  • Prepare and deliver district and regional progress reports monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annually as per need of the M&E reporting system.
  • Ensure that the reporting made by the staff accurately meets the reporting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Oversee and make sure that the information required for M&E and project implementation are properly collected, processed and documented at district and regional levels.
  • Provide support and maintenance to existing MIS systems and maintain documentation to allow smooth operation and easy system maintenance.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience in delivery of field-level extension activities, organizing training and delivery, and training received in agriculture-related subjects.
  • Good spoken and written skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a range of institutions.
  • Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level; knowledge of common ICTs and their use in agricultural extension systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, success stories, and promotional materials.
  • Knowledge of USAID programs and procedures, with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multicultural environment.
  • Candidates must have a valid motorbike licence.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to fill out the google form at this link: 

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Nepalgunj based) 

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 PM, November 30, 2021. As per the gender and workforce diversity policy of iDE, female candidates and/or candidates from disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further process. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 3+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 19 Nov, 2021
Apply Before 30 Nov, 2021
City Surkhet, Kapilvastu, Kailali, Dang, Kanchanpur, Banke, Bardiya