Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment (MEIA) Specialist CLOSED

Deputy Director General’s Office

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Lima, Peru.

CIFOR is looking for a

Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment (MEIA) Specialist


Enhance CIFOR/FTA ability to contribute to development objectives through improved portfolio management and the implementation of an integrated planning, monitoring and learning framework.

Duties and responsibilities

• Improve the way projects are designed to ensure that they meet good practice design criteria by, e.g. integrating stakeholders in design, identifying boundary partners, conducting a gender relevance and integration needs assessment, including relevant communications and MEIA interests.
• Assist projects to collect evidence of knowledge adoption and influence, and use that information to design and conduct program-level outcome assessments.
• Support project and program leaders to conduct theory of change and associated program logic planning.
• Improve the management of project output and outcome information so that it can be easily accessed and analyzed via a common entry point.
• Build staff capacity in the use of appropriate knowledge monitoring and evaluation tools at the project level.
• Integrate innovative approaches such as social network analysis (e.g. NodeXL) to assist CIFOR to understand and maximize the influence of large events such as GLF, Forests Asia and the like.

Education, knowledge and experience

• Master’s degree and a minimum of five years experience in project management/coordination related to MEIA
• Proven track record of working with diverse partners to solve problems and achieve shared goals
• Superior knowledge of best practices and current trends in large project portfolio management, monitoring and evaluation
• Excellent donor interface, project design, implementation and reporting skills
• Experience in living and working in developing countries
• Native speaker level English is required; proficiency in other international languages is desirable.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

o Values the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.
o Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
o Proactive, target driven
o Outstanding writing and public speaking skills
o Proven negotiation, strategic planning and execution skills
o Proven ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and to perform under pressure
o Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
o Excellent negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
o A team player, with proven performance in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

Terms and Conditions

• This is an Internationally Recruited Staff position. Competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
• The appointment will be for a period of two years with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.
• The duty station will be at CIFOR headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia.

Application process

The application deadline is 15 Oct-2014
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.