Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The  World  Agroforestry  Centre  (ICRAF)  is  an  independent  research  institution,  which  generates  science-based knowledge  about  the  complex  role  trees play  in  agricultural  landscapes  and  rural  livelihoods. As part of  the Centre’s work  to  bring  tree-based  solutions  to  bear  on  poverty  and  environmental  problems,  researchers  – working  in  close collaboration with partners – are developing new  technologies,  tools and policy  recommendations  for  increased  food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarter is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We  are  supported  by  the  Consultative  Group  on  International  Agricultural  Research  (CGIAR)  and  receive funding from over 50 different donors.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: 

Humidtropics,  a  CGIAR  Research  Program  led  by  IITA,  seeks  to  transform  the  lives  of  the  rural  poor  in  the  humid lowlands, moist  savannas  and  tropical  highlands  in  the  Americas,  Asia  and  Africa.  It  adopts  an  integrated  systems approach,  and  unique  partnership  platforms  for  better  impact  on  poverty  and  eco-systems  integrity.  Research organizations that are involved in core partnership with Humidtropics are: Bioversity, CIAT, CIP, ICRAF, IITA, ILRI, IWMI, AVRDC, FARA, icipe and WUR.

About the position

We  are  looking  for  a  suitably  qualified  and  enthusiastic  Vietnamese  national,  to  fill  the  position  of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The  M&E  Officer  directly  reports  to  the  Humidtropics  Central  Mekong  Flagship  Manager  as  Primary Supervisor, and to the Humidtropics Chief Officer Management as second-line supervisor. The latter provides technical direction and oversight for the position, and is involved in work plan development and performance appraisal..

He/she  is charged with ensuring collection of  specific data agreed  to be essential  for RBM or M&E exercise, and also generally support data gathering in other domains. The main areas of support relate to M&E activities around the area based “cluster 4 grant” activities that are part of the RBMS Pilot project, research activities  implemented through R4D platforms, and other work funded by Humidtropics and implemented by its partners. The post will involve considerable extraction and computer entry of data from field reports, as well as some analysis. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the summary tasks as follows:

  • Support data collection activities, survey work and analytical sessions undertaken in the Central Mekong Flagship. 
  • Ensure effective and timely data collection and survey.
  • Monitor implementation of activities and reporting on outputs as a basis for management decision-making. 
  • Review and evaluation activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

  • Be Vietnamese citizent
  • Hold a university degree in Business Administration, Economics or Development Management and Planning from a
  • reputable university
  • An advanced degree, especially in the Sciences (natural or social: e.g., agriculture, environment, ecology, biology,
  • geography, sociology, anthropology) is preferable.
  • At least 3 years of progressive responsibility in M&E, and/or computer based data management, processing and
  • analysis, preferably in fields such as agriculture, development, environment, and natural resource management
  • Experience doing M&E in Vietnam.
  • Experience in working with interdisciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

Personal Competencies

  • Familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods, and M&E data collection methodologies.
  • roven experience in database design, development and management.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Excellent writing, documentation & communication skills in English.
  • Experience with supporting timely and accurate reporting of project progress.
  • Demonstrated training & facilitation skills in support of M&E activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, including farmers, local and national institutions, private sector
  • and policy makers.
  • Ability to work under frequently trying and isolated field conditions.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently in the Action Area.
  • Advanced computer skills and applications such as MS Excel and Word and specialist software such as Filemaker Pro
  • or equivalent and statistical software (GNU R preferred).
  • Language skills required: in addition to English, one of the languages used in the Central Mekong Action Area, such as
  • Khmer, Lao, Mandarin, or Thai is an asset..
  • Willingness to travel.

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry Centre  is  an  equal opportunity  employer  and  offers  a  collegial  and  gender-sensitive working environment. We believe  that  staff diversity promotes excellence  and  strongly encourage  applications  from qualified women.  This  is  a  national  position  for  a  period  of  two  (2)  years,  renewable  subject  to  three  (3) months  probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with publication records. 
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, and email address.

All correspondence should be addressed to the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Office Hanoi, at No. 17A, Nguyen Khang street, Trung Hoa ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam OR via email: [email protected]. Applicants should indicate “Application – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until 15th  June 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2014-06-15