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Manager, Coffee Supply Chain and Project Monitoring & Evaluation At Rainforest Alliance – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience4 – 8 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldData, Business Analysis and AI  , Project Management 

Position summary:

The Rainforest Alliance has recently embarked on the new phase of a global Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) project focusing on the coffee sector, with one of our long-term strategic private sector partners.  This project will work to accelerate our partners regenerative transition and support producers within their coffee supply chain to become more efficient, resilient and prosperous, at scale.  This will include in-depth, science backed impact monitoring and evaluation for adaptive management across over 15 countries.  By elevating the current M&E system to excel in operational execution, breath and speed, and by providing actionable data-driven insights on interventions and their impact, we will support our partner in accelerating progress of their regenerative transitions, achieve sustainability targets and steer further investments.  

As a result, we are looking for a manager to lead and implement M&E projects on coffee supply chains to support companies in improving their supply chain sustainability performance. This individual will lead a global team of M&E field staff implementing M&E project design, data collection, analysis, results dissemination, and communication with company partners. The manager will also be responsible to shape future M&E service offers.

This role will be reporting to the Supply Chain and Project M&E Senior Manager and will work closely with the project team within MERL, and other Rainforest Alliance departments, along with staff in the countries of implementation.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, autonomous, results oriented, with meticulous attention to detail.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead all aspects of and handle supply chain monitoring and evaluation coffee project, end to end;
  • Ensure delivery of globally consistent high-quality work in a timely manner. This includes ensuring implementation of best practices in data collection and in the analysis of M&E data;
  • Lead a global team of 6-7 members (based in Asia, Africa, Latam) responsible for coordinating M&E field data collection in at least 15 countries, data quality control, data analysis and M&E report preparation. Prepare M&E team workplan, identify project management needs and handle project budgets;
  • Design, review and advise on M&E systems and indicators on new and existing projects;
  • Contextualize M&E findings with insight and experience from coffee and other sectors, using relevant secondary data (research publications, international and/or national statistics data, etc.) and field observation;
  • Disseminate and communicate the M&E results or key findings to company partners and RA internal teams, including addressing feedback;
  • Maintain relationships with company partner, M&E service providers and stakeholders;
  • Coordinate internally with other RA teams (i.e data teams, thematic experts, field/regional teams, finance) for the execution of the project and ensure timely deliveries of the M&E component;
  • Support on the regenerative agriculture analysis review;
  • Prepare capacity building plan for M&E team members;

Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree, or equivalent experience in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, environmental management, or related field;
  • Demonstrated ability (8 years’) in related field and M&E, including at least 4 years’ experience with private sector sustainability activities in the coffee sector;
  • Experience in leading multicultural – global teams;
  • Experience working for companies as a service provider would be a plus;
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics and data analytics, experience with statistical packages (Stata, SPSS, R, etc.) and data visualization software (Power BI, etc.) a plus.
  • Excellent English writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Strong ability to work remotely with minimal supervision.
  • Travel Requirements: Ability to travel a minimum of 15-20 % per year, internationally.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Rainforest Alliance on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply.

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