SNV recruits 01 Monitoring and evaluation/data management – Intern, CRAFT Project
Fort Portal, Uganda
Monitoring and evaluation/data management – Intern, CRAFT Project
Fort Portal, UgandaInternContract type: Internships
Company Description SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management. For more information on our operations in Uganda and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org
Background of the Project. SNV is managing the Climate Smart Agriculture for Tomorrow (CRAFT) project. CRAFT is a 5-year, €36 million project being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The CRAFT project is implemented by a consortium consisting of SNV, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the CGIAR research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabobank and is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
The project uses an inclusive Business Development approach to support the international and Dutch efforts on climate change and sustainable production in arable farming. The programme works with and through the private sector and supports public sector partners in creating an institutional environment for wide-scale adoption of CSA-practices. The interventions are centred on business cases which are derived from a thorough climate risk assessment and financial analysis of value chains in pulses, potatoes, oil seeds and grains.
Working with and through the private sector, CRAFT uses a facilitative approach to implement solutions that integrate improvements in food security with climate adaptation and mitigation of food crop production and supply systems. This, together with leveraged investment in interventions that promote market-driven adoption and scaling of inclusive climate-smart business developments enhances climate resilience along the selected agricultural value chain to increase productive capacity and incomes of Agribusinesses and smallholder farmers. CRAFT, under its Climate Innovations and Investment facility (CIIF), uses grants as an important tool used to achieve its goals.
Goal: To contribute to increased availability of accessible and climate-resilient food for the growing population in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The strategic objectives include: Increase the income for smallholder farmers and Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs).
Increase business performance for agribusiness SMEs and Cooperatives due to climate related investments.Improve the enabling environment favorable for large scale roll out of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
Job Description Farmer Profiling: Support new Business Champions in farmer profiling in the MIS System, clean BC farmer profiles data received from CRAFT project implementing countries, ensure farmer profiles details received follow the CRAFT farmer Profiling/registration forms and corresponding clean details uploaded in the CRAFT MIS system.Support BC Baseline/Annual Review data in the MIS System: Ensure Baseline/Annual Review data coming in the system is of high quality, no duplicates, no mistakes in captured during data collection exercise, tracking enumerators performance during data collection exerciseMIS Support to BCs: Support M&E tools and MIS system trainings and continuous follow up support to Business champions and their staff to ensure data captured in the system is verified and of good quality. Technical Backstopping of BCs on how to use the MIS system and ensure that their reports are submitted through the MIS system timely.Troubleshoot data – related problems and advise maintenance or modifications to be madeData Analysis: Run Data Analysis for BC data in the MIS system on a weekly/monthly basis and follow up with BCs to ensure MIS system is up to date with respective data. Support BCs accordingly and in generating their own reports for use by management of BCs and their staff.Identify areas where support to BCs is required so that countries can be advised to organise refresher trainings on data management for BCs.Lead data quality Assessments on data collected by BCs in the MIS systemWorking with the vendor to ensure regular backups and system downtime worked on in a timely manner
Qualifications A relevant academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, computer science. Minimum of two years of experience of working with or in development projects in data collections, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, preferably in the agricultural sector.Ability and demonstrated experience of data management and analysis.Hands on experience in facilitating and/or training field-based partners in the use of data collection tools and analysis.Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills.Willingness to travel to all project locations
Additional Information The internship is originally planned for a period of 5 months from September 2021 to January 31, 2022. Extension is possible for individual cases depending on performance and project need.