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Monitoring and Results Measurement Manager

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Project Overview and Role
Palladium has been identified as the preferred bidder for an upcoming DFID-funded programme in Rwanda. Improving Market Systems in Agriculture for Rwanda (IMSAR) is a 4-year programme that aims to increase the income of poor households operating in targeted agricultural markets through adopting a market systems approach to attract investment and stimulate inclusive growth.

The IMSAR theory of change assumes that market systems interventions working with farmers and agribusiness will reveal attractive opportunities to commercialise agriculture through increased investment by the private sector.

Palladium?s role will be the delivering of the following functions:
-    Market Analysis
-    Strategy Development
-    Facilitation and advisory services to support market actors and interventions
-    Short/medium term grant finance

These functions will be delivered through two main components:
-    Component 1 will provide market development services that will hire experts to identify market failures and design and establish interventions to overcome them. Funds from this component should be set aside for technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of the private sector, private sector associations and Government agencies.
-    Component 2 will provide short/medium term grant finance to private sector companies. Fees for management of the grants are to be included within this component.

The market systems MRM manager will work with a small-team to develop and implement the programme?s MRM framework and system. He/she will also be responsible for the incorporation of investment into the approach and, with the rest of the team, will work closely with AgDevCo and other investors to raise capital for intervention businesses.

Responsibilities

Main responsibilities
    Design and deliver a market systems M&E framework tailored to the specific requirements of the IMSAR programme. This should include developing a programme Theory of Change (ToC) that integrates the short-to-medium-term financing component, and intervention level ToCs
    Develop and manage the M&E and Value for Money (VfM) systems.
    Support the research lead to design and manage any analysis and research to be undertaken during the inception and implementation phases.  
    Coach and mentor members of IMSAR staff on the use of the M&E framework and systems. This will include support to the market systems training team in developing material tailored to the IMSAR context.
    Work with other team members in documenting programme lesson learning and supports the team in creating and delivering an adaptive management approach. This will include working closely with the Palladium M&E specialist.
    Work with the other senior team members of IMSAR to oversee the work of short-term advisors, contractors, and partners, including developing TORs, providing quality assurance, etc.
    Ensures delivery to the TL of means of verification for all milestones and MEL indicators.

Requirements

Requirements
Essential
    Master's degree in development studies, social science, statistics, or another relevant subject.
    Experience managing Monitoring and Results Measurement within large scale development programmes, preferably those supporting agribusiness development.
    Strong understanding of the Market systems/M4P approach applied to agricultural sectors.
    Experience in research and data collection, including survey design and qualitative and quantitative techniques, particularly in relation to the private sector.
    Experience working on DfID or other major donor-funded programmes.
    Fluency in English.

Desirable
    Familiarity with the DCED Standard for Results Measurement.
    Knowledge of the East African and/or Rwandan context.
    Experience of working with programmes with agricultural finance components.

Applications are encouraged from qualified candidates belonging to the traditionally disadvantage backgrounds, including women.
Location: Kigali, Rwanda with regular travel throughout the country
Expected programme kick-off: end of January or end of March 2018
Employment condition: The duration for this fixed term contract will be one year, and renewable based on performance and funding.
Salary: up to 5,500,000 RWF gross monthly salary based on experience. Additional benefits available.