The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.
The Asia Senior M&E Associate is responsible for coordinating M&E activities in select RA´s technical assistance projects in Asia. He/she works with project managers, other RA staffs, project partners and consultants, and local stakeholders to design and implement sound M&E systems that improve understanding of the local context and track progress of project interventions and achievements over time. He/she trains them on M&E principles, tools and processes; safeguards field data quality; undertakes project performance assessments, promoting their use to inform adaptive project management; and ensures evidence-based reporting. He/she also provides support to RA’s Evaluation & Research department in conducting project outcome and impact assessments.
- Lead the design of field-based project M&E systems, in coordination with project managers, other RA staff, project partners and consultants;
- Train and advice project managers, other RA staff, project partners and consultants on M&E principles, tools and processes;
- Safeguard field data quality by defining and coordinating the implementation of quality control procedures in data collection and management, and by conducting systematic data quality assessments;
- Integrate field data gathered by project implementation teams, and undertake periodic evidence-based project performance assessments, and present them to project management and other project team members to promote their use in adaptive project management, learning, and continuous improvement;
- Contribute to RA and donor report-writing, and to the preparation of project presentations;
- Coordinate field-based baseline, mid-term and end-of-project studies, and supervise assessment teams as necessary;
- Support the Evaluation & Research department in conducting project outcome and impact assessments;
- Facilitate multi-stakeholder natural resource management planning processes to address threats and opportunities at landscape/jurisdictional scales.
- Facilitate context assessments in priority countries in the region, to understand needs, gaps, and opportunities for achieving rural development outcomes in the context of business and local community needs;
- Identify M&E partner organizations, such as local universities or research institutions as appropriate;
- Support robust RA project proposal preparation by helping teams formulate robust Theories of Change and Logframes that embed RA´s key-performance indicators, writing proposal sections that describe the envisioned M&E system, and ensuring M&E activities are fully budgeted;
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
- Undergraduate degree in International Development, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Economics, Natural Resource Management or related field;
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience, and a minimum of 2 years’ experience designing monitoring and evaluation systems, including Theories of Change, logframes and workplans, and in implementing monitoring and evaluation activities, and/or program or project impact assessments or studies, preferably related to sustainable rural livelihoods, sustainable agriculture or natural resource management, supply chain management, or related topics;
- Experience applying field methods (household surveys, farm surveys, etc.) for the collection of social, ecological and/or agronomic monitoring and performance indicators, and in supervising field teams or consultants in the collection of field data;
- Experience working with different stakeholder groups to facilitate the design of integrated natural resource management plans, desirable;
- Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent fluency in verbal and written English, and fluency in at least one other major Asian language (Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Sinhalese; Hindi);
- Strong organizational skills, with ability to be results-oriented and multi-task, as well as to motivate field staff and teams to manage diverse and time-sensitive activities while delivering quality results;
- Proactive, self-motivated, resourceful, innovative, detail-oriented, dependable, strong attention to detail, focused, respectful of institutional procedures;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact with culturally diverse settings and individuals;
- Knowledge of, and commitment to environmental issues and sustainability practices;
- Experience in a not-for-profit, international organization, preferred.
- Ability to travel internationally at least 50% of the time, often in difficult, physically-demanding rural settings; and
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
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