The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Latest Job Opportunity

Posted on :

22 May, 2019

Category :

Food & FMCG Jobs in South Africa

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is a registered NPO based in South Africa and working throughout the African continent. The ACB is committed to dismantling inequalities in the food and agriculture systems in Africa and to promoting agro-ecology and food sovereignty as feasible alternatives.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Job Location:  Johannesburg 

The MEAL Officer will have knowledge and experience in monitoring advocacy and impact. ACB has an M&E strategy in place, but seeks to strengthen and deepen this strategy and its effective implementation.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Revising and developing ACB’s M&E strategy, guidelines and tools, including innovative tools and methods for monitoring impact
  • Developing and implementing means for monitoring all outcomes and outputs in accordance with donor contracts and ACB’s work plans
  • Developing systems to manage information arising from MEAL activities
  • Developing, reviewing and amending ACB’s logical framework and baselines
  • Providing support in developing outcome and output indicators
  • Working with the communications team to develop and implement effective means to monitor and report on publications, media, interviews etc conducted by ACB, including statistics and synthesis of information for periodic sharing

The MEAL Officer must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • A recognised M&E qualification, minimum Bachelors’ degree
  • A minimum of 10 years of organizational experience in M&E
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to MEAL using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Demonstrated M&E field experience; skilled in collecting, manipulating, synthesizing and analyzing data
  • Understanding of donor expectations and trends for M&E
  • Proven English writing skills (based on writing samples)
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Good computer skills (writing, spreadsheets/databases)

Experience in any of the following will be an advantage:

  • A history of social/environmental activism
  • Desktop and/or field research
  • Work with a diversity of social actors, including smallholder farmers

The successful candidate must be a good fit with ACB’s organisational culture. ACB is interested in individuals who are decisive, self-motivated, critical thinkers. They need to be flexible with the ability to take initiative, learn quickly and work well in a team. They must also be able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment.

To Apply

Please send your CV, letter of motivation and complete the AA bio summary form in MS word format to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday 27th May 2019

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