In-Country Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Burkina Faso

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Job Reference: M&E/PD/BF/04/2024


AGRA and its Work


AGRA is an African-led institution that actively supports the drive towards inclusive agricultural transformation and sustainable food systems. We do this by empowering the continent’s 33 million smallholder farming households to transform their agriculture from a struggle to survive to profitable businesses. The continent’s farmers regularly face challenges, and we aspire to provide uniquely African solutions that respond to their agricultural and environmental challenges, leading to increased harvests for reduced hunger and more income.


Working in alignment with the development priorities of our focus countries, we enable farmers to access improved and high-yielding seeds, gain knowledge on sustainable farming, and linkages to profitable markets.

In our work, we aspire to build the alliances, partnerships, and networks required to drive an inclusive agricultural transformation. We work with our partners to create an equitable youth-friendly environment that harnesses the youth dividend on the continent to drive growth and facilitate open employment opportunities for young women and men. We achieve our key objectives through a focus on the following four areas of intervention:


  1. Policy and state capability – We support governments in creating an enabling environment for private sector involvement in agricultural transformation.
  2. Seed systems – We trigger higher productivity by increasing the availability and access to improved seeds by farmers allowing them to increase their harvests for food security and better incomes.
  3. Sustainable farming – We support farmers in building resilient farming systems for sustained high yields through interventions such as mechanization and irrigation.
  4. Inclusive markets and trade – We work to increase the linkages between farmers, and other market actors for a positive, sustained cycle of commercialization and reinvestment.


Implementing Our New Strategy Through People


People are the heart of our organization and remain the true drivers of our delivery and our impact.


We work with incredible people and partners who have roots in farming communities across the continent combined with an inclusive and diverse workforce from over 24 nationalities. Our commitment to a call to action goes beyond ourselves as we arise to catalyze African Food Systems transformation by being Deeply collaborative, Executing Excellently, Sincerely Constructive and Increasingly Entrepreneurial aligned with our values of (I-RISE; Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Equity).


We are looking for people who are passionate about Africa to join our innovative, growing, and multidisciplinary team. Together, we can grow Africa’s food systems improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Want to join us?




The Position


In-Country M & E Officer – Burkina Faso Job Reference: M&E/PD/BF/04/2024


The In-Country M & E Officer will be responsible for the coordination and management of country results progress tracking and knowledge management activities, in line with the AGRA Burkina Faso Country Investment Plan and the overall AGRA results framework.


S/he will coordinate all country M&E activities, including Country context data synthesis and reporting; grant awards support through country charters; grantee data synthesis, support & validation; and Grantee AMIS training and support. The In-Country M&E Officer will report to the Country Director with matrix reporting to the Regional M & E Officer and with close working relationships with the country program team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all country M&E activities in close liaison with the central and regional M&E teams.
  • Support country grants award processes with development of Results Frameworks, KPIs, milestones and targets through country charters and grants committee.
  • Support the alignment of country grantees investments to country Results framework and overall AGRA’s theory of Change.
  • Schedule and undertake trainings for country staff and grantees on AMIS use, with scheduled continuous user support.
  • Review and approve reports in the AGRA Management Information System (AMIS), including timely resolution of grantee data/report issues/quality in the AMIS system.
  • Compile, analyze and disseminate country program performance every quarter, or as prescribed including detailed context analyses.
  • Support coordination of evaluation, special studies and baselines in the country as scheduled in liaison with central and regional M&E teams.
  • Builds and manages external relationships and keeps current of key developments in partner institutions.
  • Support knowledge sharing (reviews and reflection meetings) in the country by engaging units, offering training required, and facilitating seamless exchange of information with both internal and grantees.
  • Supports collation of AGRA data for the quarterly and annual reporting of the AGRA wide program results
  • Collaborates with the communications team to customize and package AGRA grantees success stories and documents detailing evidence of successful models to meet the stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborates with the grants team to organize joint results review meetings.
  • Leads in the design and execution of learning and adaptation initiatives e.g. webinars.
  • Plans for the collection of information and evidence of demonstrated models from AGRA grantees for the creation of AGRA beneficiaries’ success stories and document detailed evidence of successful models.


Key Qualifications and Experience required:

  • A first degree in Arts, Social Sciences, or other relevant field with additional training in results -based Monitoring & Evaluation and project management.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in international development or agriculture related field.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision but serve as a facilitator of other people’s work and a team player.
  • Outstanding writing analytical skills essential, computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing professionally an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and French a required.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV in English and French (including your e-mail and telephone contacts) to Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of the application e-mail.


Applications must be received on or before 16th April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer