Monitoring, Evaluation and CLA Director, Nguriza Nshore

Apply by 9 December 2017
Posted on 7 October 2017

Job Description

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Director, Rwanda

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a M&E/CLA Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Nguriza Nshore activity. This activity will support the Rwandan National Agriculture Policy objective to “Promote on-and off-farm income diversification through fostering entrepreneurship” by increasing off-farm employment opportunities in Rwanda. This forward-thinking project will increase private sector competitiveness through interventions in financial and enterprise development sectors. The Nguriza Nshore Activity is envisioned to start in 2018.

The M&E/CLA Director is responsible for overall project data collection, monitoring, reporting and learning of results. He/she will guide teams to apply information and knowledge generated through M&E systems in order to inform adaptive management approaches as part of a collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) strategy.


  • Develop the Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) plan incorporating feedback from project staff, partner organizations, host governments and other donors and stakeholders.
  • Work with technical leads to develop a learning agenda which will incorporate CLA strategies within each of the proposed technical activities.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of beneficiary tracking and database management systems to collect, process and manage project data.
  • Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels.
  • Serve as the activity’s internal leader for MEL, including both monitoring of performance and implementation and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Supervise implementation of action-based learning and other prospective, complexity-aware monitoring tools such as network analysis, most-significant-change, etc.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in facilitating collaboration with key stakeholders in sharing findings and gathering inputs to inform an adaptive management approach.
  • Coordinate regularly with ACDI/VOCA’s headquarters office in Washington, DC, especially the program management M&E teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience managing the performance monitoring and evaluation activities of donor-funded project, preferably USAID.
  • Demonstrated understanding of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to management.
  • Proven ability to apply research and analytical methods to track project’s progress and communicate findings to a range of external and internal stakeholders.
  • Experience contributing to the design and implementation of project’s learning agenda.
  • Excellent writing, reporting and oral presentation skills.
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Kinyarwanda is required.

Please apply online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

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