Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
Closing date: 31 Jul 2017
The livestock trade represents a huge potential in the Malian economy. In 2012, the livestock exports alone were estimated at 114 Million USD. In addition, this sub-sector provides employment to at least 8.2 Million Malians in rural area. It is the third major source of the state revenues after cotton and gold. Yet the sub-sector is performing poorly, due to the very little support it gets either from the government or development partners. Thus, USAID decided in 2014 to give this sub-sector a boost by promoting the “Livestock for Growth” or L4G project.
Specifically, is a five year project funded by USAID as part of the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative in Mali. L4G started in October 2014 and will end in September 2019. The main purpose of this program is to promote a sustainable livestock economic growth in Mali, through enhanced capacity building of the livestock sub-sector value chain actors, and through appropriate linkages to necessary service providers, such as livestock input suppliers and financial services. Another important characteristic of L4G is its inclusive approach that aims to integrate all actors of the value chain including, women and youth groups
Technically, the project is underpinned by four major pillars or strategic objectives as follows: 1) Increased livestock production (IR1); 2) Increased domestic and export trade of livestock (IR2); 3) Improved capacity building of the value chain actors (IR4); and 4) Creation of an enabling environment (IR5). Thus, to ensure a good management, accounting, and informed decision making in the project, a comprehensive, practical Monitoring and Evaluation tracking system needs to be in place.
It is against this backdrop that L4G is seeking to recruit a competent M&E Specialist that can help monitor progress in the project, capture important changes that are occurring through a regular monitoring of the key performance indicators (KPI), and at the same assist in providing the donor with a complete, fair, and objective accounting for the various interventions being undertaken throughout the life of the project.
Responsibilities for the M&E Specialist
The M&E Specialist will be responsible for leading all the M&E activities for the L4G project. He/she will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and other implementing partners (IP) to conduct trainings, produce project documents, and report to USAID. The M&E Specialist directly reports to the COP.
Required skills and qualifications
The incumbent will be based in Sevare, which is the main field office of the project. Sevare is located near Mopti, approximately 600 KM Northeast of Bamako.
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