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Agriculture Officer

Catégorie d'emploi: 
Entreprise: 
MSI
Localisation: 
Goma ou Kinshasa
Date de Clôture: 
03/12/2022

Company Profile: 

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at ]]>www.msiworldwide.com]]>.

Project Summary: 

The USAID Central Africa Regional Third-party Monitoring (CART) project will establish independent, impartial, timely, responsive, contextualized, and forward-looking third-party monitoring (TPM) and operational support services. CART will provide a comprehensive range of verification and outcome monitoring and learning services that will increase USAID BHA’s and its implementing partners’ (IP) understanding of the outputs, outcomes, progress, challenges, successes, results, and lessons learned for both emergency and non-emergency activities within Central Africa Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Republic of Congo (ROC). This project seeks to improve BHA’s capability to utilize humanitarian assistance resources to ameliorate the drivers of poverty and malnutrition characterized by complex emergencies within the region.

**Please note: Only [Congolese (DRC)] citizens  are eligible for this position**

Position Summary: 

The Agriculture Officer will be responsible for supporting the ongoing agriculture focused TPM activities. The Agriculture Officer will work as part of the TPM data collection team (also comprising of Field Monitors and Field Supervisors) and will generally be needed to play a lead role in collecting data, field coordination with BHA Implementing Partners, providing contextual and background knowledge during the assignment process, and help in the analysis and report writing. This position although based in Goma or Kinshasa will require  travel Democratic Republic of the Congo security permitting, and experience working as part of a multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary team. This is a full-time position which will report to the Deputy Chief of Party for the DRC.

Responsibilities:

  • Review of TPM instruments and tools to ensure that they are tailored for monitoring the specific non-emergency activities such as agriculture.
  • Review relevant background information for food security and agriculture projects of the assignment to understand the context.
  • Support the training of data collection teams to ensure that they are familiar with technical aspects of the activities being monitored.
  • Lead the data collection efforts at the field level including leading interviews with key stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Lead the structured direct observations conducted at the field level.
  • Support the analysis and reporting for food security, agriculture data, including responding to CART, USAID/BHA and BHA partners.

Qualifications:

  • ]]>Bachelors’ university degree in agriculture science: agriculture, agronomy or other relevant disciplines required.  A Master’ degree in agriculture is preferred.
  • Five years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation of programs focused on agriculture and food security activities. Experience working in a humanitarian context is preferred.
  • Relevant technical work experience required in at least three or more of the following areas: food security; data collection, monitoring and evaluation; and government or non-government organization experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring of agriculture interventions.
  • Understanding of the DRC context, provinces/territories where monitoring activities are being conducted.
  • A record of working on assignments that have delivered high quality reports to USAID and or other donors required.
  • Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required.
  • Fluency in French required. Advanced level English preferred.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page.]]> Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please

To apply: Please visit our website,

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Please submit your application no later than 3 December 2022.

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