ICARDA Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Research Fellowship 2024

Applications have open for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Research Fellowship.

Would you like to learn how to improve organizational effectiveness through a results-based management system? This fellowship will enable you to join a global team that works on MEL systems and tools. You will work under the guidance of a MEL Specialist and be responsible for creating and reviewing institutional and project-level results frameworks. You will also develop methodologies for outcome monitoring, among other things.

Benefits

  • Remote Work: The fellowship allows the selected candidate to work remotely, promoting flexibility.
  • Monthly Stipend: ICARDA will provide a monthly stipend to support the fellow during the research period.
  • Professional Development: Gain hands-on experience in MEL systems and tools development.
  • Contribute to Impact: Be part of ICARDA’s mission to reduce poverty, enhance food security, and address global challenges.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Water/Irrigation Engineering, Rangeland Ecology and Conservation, Plant Breeding, Livestock Management, Soil Science, or related disciplines.
  • Postgraduate or short course on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Up to 2 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation with an organization similar to ICARDA’s
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office, and familiarity with web-based platforms
  • Knowledge of or experience working on international development issues related to ICARDA’s mandate
  • Proven potential to consistently meet deadlines and effectively manage time
  • Professional-level attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in work.
  • Strong ability to multitask and work seamlessly in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Agricultural Economics, Water/Irrigation Engineering, Rangeland Ecology and Conservation, Plant Breeding, Livestock Management, Soil Science, or related disciplines.
  • 3-5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation with an organization similar to ICARDA’s.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in another international language other than English.
  • Knowledge of the CGIAR, its research portfolio, and its Centers.

Fellows Main Responsibilities

Selected fellows are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Help create and check plans for projects and the organization.
  • Take part in making ways to track progress and outcomes using tools like logical frameworks and indicators.
  • Join in creating methods to monitor results, including making computer models in Excel.
  • Assist in trying out new features to improve the web-based MEL platform.
  • Set up projects in the web-based MEL Platform.
  • Aid in making tools to collect data and program them for mobile data collection platforms like ODK, ONA, CSPro, KOBOToolbox, and more.
  • Train others on how to use the tools for collecting data and managing the collected information.
  • Assist ICARDA research programs in planning budgets and reviewing work plans.
  • Help find, document, and share lessons learned from different activities.
  • Support evaluation processes started by ICARDA or partner projects and research programs.
  • Take on other tasks as needed to run the monitoring, evaluation, and learning function assigned by the MEL Specialist efficiently.

Required Documents

  • Resume in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf. format
  • Academic Certificates
  • Postgraduate or Short Course Certificates
  • Work Experience Certificates
  • Language Proficiency Certificates (if applicable)

How do you apply for the ICARDA MEL Research Fellowship?

Interested applicants should submit their application online by entering the link below. ICARDA is committed to gender equality and encourages applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, only shortlisted candidates will receive a call.

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