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If you’re ever in Rwanda, stop by our farm and join us for our daily community lunch and a farm tour. Email email@example.com for more information and to schedule your visit! Our head office and farm is located in Ndera, Rwanda.
After nearly ten years of implementing successful nutrition interventions in communities across Rwanda and providing technical consulting for various organizations, GHI has developed a training of trainers institute to provide community leaders and peer organizations with the technical nutrition and agriculture information needed to combat childhood malnutrition in their communities.
For more information on upcoming training institutes please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Employment Opportunity: Impact and Learning Manager
Start Date: Fall 2018
For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. Our organization seeks to fundamentally change the clinical treatment of malnutrition by supporting families to establish nutritious kitchen gardens at their homes, while also equipping them with the nutrition and health knowledge they need to keep their children healthy in the long-term. GHI’s core program works in collaboration with district-level health officials and local health centers to identify and support rural families struggling with malnutrition.
In addition to this core program, GHI is scaling its impact by engaging with a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners to bring our expertise to new settings and new populations, such as primary schools and refugee camps. Current partners include the World Food Programme, the U.S. Department of State, Save the Children, and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees. GHI is seeking new partnerships to continue to advance our mission and expand our scope.
GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in Rwanda. Our headquarters are located just outside of Kigali, where we operate a 5-acre demonstration and production farm. We also maintain a small fundraising and operations office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are an impact-driven organization with a deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design meets and responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change.
The Impact and Learning Manager is responsible for designing and implementing innovative ways to measure GHI’s overall impact on malnutrition and agricultural outcomes across our portfolio of projects. In addition, they are responsible for strengthening GHI’s routine monitoring procedures to ensure program teams are able to efficiently manage programmatic work. The Impact and Learning Manager initiates and prepares reports summarizing GHI’s progress, collaborating with program teams, communications and development staff, and the Board. The Impact and Learning Manager serves as the key contact for research and evaluation partnerships, and will also seek out new partnerships.
The Impact and Learning Manager reports to the Executive Director and manages the M&E team, which consists of two permanent staff, a Global Health Corps fellow, and seven field agents. In addition, the Impact and Learning Manager will develop an Advisory Board of relevant, technical experts to provide feedback and help identify research and partnership opportunities.
Develop efficient and effective internal M&E systems
Strengthen GHI’s existing M&E systems in order to more effectively collect, analyze, and use data to understand program impact
Identify new indicators and analysis methods that highlight impact and support continuous program improvement
Develop frameworks to evaluate GHI’s impact across different projects, from short-term trainings to longer-term programs running in various locations across Rwanda
Troubleshoot existing M&E tools (e.g. CommCare) and introduce new tools as needed
Develop mechanisms to regularly check the quality and accuracy of data
Provide learning and research leadership
Support continual learning, reflection, and adaptive program planning and management across GHI leadership and staff
Design exercises to improve evidence-based program planning and implementation
Keep GHI leadership, program teams, and Board members apprised of key developments in relevant research and literature
Build and steward an Advisory Board of technical experts
Identify and manage external evaluation and research opportunities
Communicate our impact
Strengthen systems for disseminating findings and communicating impact across a variety of audiences, including Board members, donors, and external partners
Manage the production of learning and research reports, thought papers, and blog posts that effectively showcase GHI’s work
Serve as the lead for research and evaluation proposals and generally support proposal development
Represent the organization in a variety of forums, particularly those that focus on the technical aspects of our work
Postgraduate degree in a relevant field
At least 3 years of experience developing and implementing M&E systems at the program level, including developing M&E plans, indicator tables, data collection tools, and building capacity of M&E staff
Strong qualitative and quantitative skills required; prior experience with CommCare is a plus
Experience in writing, editing, and preparing technical reports
Demonstrated experience with fostering a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning culture
Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in learning, evaluation, and impact assessment
Experience in one or more of the relevant sectors (nutrition, agriculture, early childhood development etc.) preferred
Demonstrated ability to mentor a multicultural team preferred
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.