NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the positon of Economics Specialist/M&E for MCC’s $437 million Niger Sustainable Water and Agriculture Compact. This project will support improvements to three major constraints to economic growth and investment in Niger: lack of reliable access to water for agricultural use and livestock; lack of access to markets; and a fragmented and inefficient business regulatory system. In partnership with the Government of Niger, the MCC compact will strengthen Niger’s agricultural sector by improving water availability, infrastructure, and market access, and has the potential to benefit more than 3.9 million people.
- Economic and M&E specialist will work closely with the MCA Niger M&E/Econ team and MCA Niger CRA-embedded M&E specialists;
- Develop plans for conducting monitoring and evaluation and data collection to assess the extent to which the expected results of the Facility activity are met. These plans must be approved by MCA-Niger and MCC through the “Facility M&E Plan” which will be informed by the broader Compact M&E Plan;
- Define a list of monitoring indicators for individual grants as well as for the project which must be collected on a regular basis throughout the implementation of projects funded by the Facility. These indicators will include outputs as well as short and medium-term outcomes;
- Collaborate with MCA-Niger and MCC to identify and define this list of KPIs, their corresponding targets, and then will be responsible for collecting and providing data in support of the identified indicators during the option period;
- The Facility M&E Plan shall include collection of disaggregated gender and social inclusion data;
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS
- At least a graduate level degree in economics, financial analysis, statistics, M&E, or other relevant field
- No less than 10 years of experience, with experience in both economic analysis and M&E, including at least 4 years in the agricultural and small enterprise sector
- Experience developing program logics/theories of change, identification of high quality indicators for performance monitoring, tracking indicators, and conducting data collection and analysis.
- Experience developing ERR and cost benefit analysis models for agricultural enterprises, and should be able to perform economic analysis for simple agricultural enterprises (input supply, production, and value add) quickly and efficiently
- Experience in a similar role in developing countries and data-poor environments, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Significant experience in software packages relevant to the position is also required (packages include Excel, SPSS, SBDS, SAS, etc.)
- Fluency in French required, native languages desirable.
NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.
About the Organization
Celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the apex association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive. NCBA CLUSA continues to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 85 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.