Monitoring and Results Measurement Specialist , Agriculture Markets Development Trust

The Agriculture Markets Development Trust (AMDT) has been established by the Governments of Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland. The Trust has been established as a long term facility with the overall objective of increasing incomes and employment opportunities for poor women, men, and young people in Tanzania. With a strong pro-poor focus, the Trust works with the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society Organisations to promote the making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)/Market Systems Development (MSD) approach that stimulates changes to market systems leading to broad and sustained impact on the lives of smallholder farmers as well as competitiveness of agricultural MSMEs. AMDT achieves this by investing, together with market actors, in interventions that are: (i) based on diagnosed constraints and pro-poor opportunities, (ii) are well coordinated to enhance the leveraging of investments and resources targeting similar outcomes, (iii) stimulate the development of inclusive, competitive, and resilient agricultural market systems, leading to sustained benefits and impacts for the productive poor.

AMDT is now seeking qualified candidates to fill four local vacant full-time positions. Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for the open positions are outlined below.

Job Title: Monitoring and Results Measurement Specialist
Reporting to: Technical Director

Position Summary
The main role of MRM Specialist is to monitor, track, evaluate, and facilitate learning on the performance of all AMDT interventions, using the M4P approach. This is a key position aimed at ensuring that AMDT supports pro-poor market systems developments based on the portfolio selected interventions and the value chains selected.
Specifically the MRM Specialist will have the following key responsibilities:
Provide technical leadership and oversight to the MRM functions of the Trust
Support results-based planning, monitoring, and measurement for all AMDT interventions, in alignment with the M4P approach and the processes and procedure adopted by the Trust.
Ensure that monitoring and measurement are integrated at all levels and activities that are carried out on interventions supported by AMDT and its partners
Support AMDT staff in the establishment of realistic intermediate and end-of-intervention outcome, impact targets, projections, and ongoing analysis of progress.
Ensure that both monitoring methodology and monitoring systems provide measurable evidence of results achieved from the planning through implementation and closure of these interventions.
Ensure the quality of the services offered by the MRM function and the delivery of the expected products in due time.
In collaboration with other AMDT staff and stakeholders, design, supervise and/or run surveys and data collection, including those for AMDT beneficiaries at household level, in order to provide baseline information as well as evidence of outcomes and impacts.
Ensure that in the practices, procedures and processes, AMDT meets the standards in MRM as expected of a Program of its size and complexity. This role will include ensuring compliance with and attaining of good MRM audit reports e.g. those following the DCED Results Measurement Standard audits
Produce technical notes on achieved results, learned lessons and the measures to implement for increase impact of the portfolio interventions and value chains for AMDT
Contribute to the preparation of periodic reports and work plans, and other publications of the Trust.
Perform other tasks relating to monitoring and result management as identified by Technical Director
The successful candidate will need to possess the following competences:

Experience working on a Market Development programmes in agriculture on developing results chains and impact projections.
Strong technical skills in quantitative and qualitative MRM methods (including impact assessment) as applied to development programmes.
Good understanding of logical framework approach, results-based measurement, project cycle management and other strategic planning approaches.
Experience developing practical guidance and tools for effective monitoring and reporting.
Experience of private sector development issues and M4P approach to development.
Previous MRM experience in Africa, preferably Tanzania
Knowledge of the DCED results measurement standards
Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple projects, simultaneously, a creative problem solver who takes pride in producing quality work, and is willing to learn new things
Strong communication skills both written and verbal, excellent report writing, ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner, and organizational skills
Interpersonal skills are essential

Key Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, International Development or other related discipline
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Monitoring and Results Measurement, preferably in the Agriculture sector
At least 3 years of work in project or program cycle management
Experience of private sector development issues and M4P approach to development.
Knowledge of the DCED results measurement standards.


To be considered for any position, an applicant must submit her/his CV, an application letter, and a Cover Letter, no more than two (2) pages that provides details of the applicant’s specific qualifications for the position to: 15.30 hrs, EA time, Friday 20thNovember 2015.
In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for more than position, please submit separate applications for each position. Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements will not be considered.