Innovations for Poverty Action’s Right-Fit Evidence Unit is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation Associate to join our team advising partners on how to develop and implement adaptive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).
The Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will work to support a USAID-funded project focused on improving agricultural markets and nutrition in Niger.
The project is part of a large program of work with a consortium led by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) and will see the design, implementation and scale of interventions to improve market linkages, build capacity and encourage the consumption of nutritious foods.
The preferred location for the position would be the IPA office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with frequent travel to Niger.
However, Ouagadougou, Accra could be considered. The Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will join a large Right-Fit Evidence unit team in the Abidjan office and will report to the Senior Associate, with additional oversight from the M&E Engagement Manager in New York and IPA’s Francophone West Africa Country Director.
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a global research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
As its core business, IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.
IPA has conducted hundreds of randomized evaluations across sectors, learning both whether programs work, and how they can work better.
Complementing this core business, the Right-Fit Evidence Unit at IPA is a new effort aimed at helping organizations build strong and tailored Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) practices, which balance the need for information on impact with operational data to support management decisions.
In close collaboration with IPA’s sector programs and country office teams worldwide, the unit provides consulting and direct services to implementers, donors, and governments, with the goal of helping them figure out what reliable data and evidence to gather, how to do it in a cost- effective way, and how to make the promise of data-informed programmatic decisions a reality.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will be the deliver M&E technical support to enable data-driven design and iterative adaptation during the first year of the markets and nutrition program.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will work closely with the implementing partners in the consortium alongside the M&E team within CNFA to strengthen capacity in using collaborative, learning-oriented and adaptive M&E within the program interventions.
With oversight from the M&E Senior Associate, the Associate will :
Preferred additional qualifications