Regional Knowledge & Results Manager

The Wood Foundation Africa
Kigali, Rwanda
Apply by 30 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 July 2018

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities

Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Director of Africa, the Regional Knowledge and Results Manager will oversee all M&E and reporting activities for the region, as well as the social development portfolio. Specific areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Coordinate and oversee all monitoring and evaluation efforts, including socioeconomic baseline surveys, impact assessments, KPI development, logframe reporting, Value for Money, Theory of Change, Risk matrices, as well as all data collection efforts across the regional portfolio;
  • Ensure socio-economic development issue such as gender and inclusivity, child labour, nutrition, environment, and climate change are appropriately considered throughout the portfolio;
  • Working closely with the Director of Africa and Country-level Directors, manage and coordinate all co-funder M&E and reporting, including quarterly and annual reports, including Value for Money and Risk matrices;
  • Identify, coordinate, and manage the placement of short-term technical expertise in the various social development functional areas throughout the portfolio;
  • Design and promote an active learning agenda throughout the Africa portfolio, with feedback loop mechanisms to assist with internal follow-on intervention design as well as broader industry learning; and
  • Capture innovation in emerging equitable business models through case studies and field assessments.

Qualifications

This is a full-time position for immediate hire. Minimum qualifications include:

At least 10 years professional experience in private sector development, agribusiness, or related field.

  • Experience in the assessment and design of M&E systems, including development and management of M&E tools and methodologies, such as DFID logframes and KPIs, results chains and DCED standards, Theory of Change, and Value for Money.
  • Sound understanding of social development issues including gender mainstreaming, climate change, and livelihood issues, etc.
  • Excellent command of English, as well as strong report writing, data acquisition and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of value-chain, market systems, and strategies for inclusive business intervention.
  • Ability to be based in East Africa, work independently, and travel and work in a variety of cultural settings and communicate effectively across cultural divides.
  • Familiarity with application of international standards and labels such as Living Wage, FairTrade, and/or Rainforest Alliance Certification preferred.
  • Advanced degree in agribusiness, economics, entrepreneurship, or related field.

About the Organization

Background

The Wood Foundation Africa (TWFA) is a subsidiary of The Wood Foundation, a Scottish registered charity based in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a regional headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The Foundation takes a venture philanthropy approach, aiming to improve livelihoods by stimulating viable market opportunities that will in turn create jobs and generate wealth among the rural poor. To achieve these objectives, TWFA operates with a variety of market facilitation tools, including debt, equity, matching grants, loan guarantees, technical assistance, or any other mechanism required to buy-down risk, stimulate investment, encourage innovation, and develop competitive industries.

More information

Regional Knowledge and Results Manager.pdf

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