Mennonite Economic Development Associates is hiring a
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for MIM Field Enumerators (3) to join our dedicated and talented team in Davao City, Philippines on our mission to create business solutions to poverty!
MEDA’s work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at www.meda.org.
The five-year initiative, Resilience and Inclusion through Investment for Sustainable Agrikultura (RIISA), strives for more resilient and inclusive economic growth for women and men cacao smallholder farmers (SHFs), including religious and ethnic minorities, in Mindanao, Philippines, from strengthened cacao market systems supported by investment. With a focus on Davao region and exposure to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), RIISA responds to multiple challenges in the Philippines cacao sector and draws on MEDA’s experience in market systems development (MSD), Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) business support, gender lens investing (GLI), gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), and environment and climate change (ECC). RIISA will address sectoral constraints by piloting an innovative market systems approach that identifies cacao market system gaps, mobilizes investment capital, and strengthens local capacity; as well as strategically gathering learnings that can be replicated to strengthen the cacao sector’s enabling environment.
With support from the Government of Canada, MEDA is implementing Resilience and Inclusion through Investment for Sustainable Agrikultura (RIISA). This project aims to support inclusive economic opportunities in the poor, rural areas of Mindanao (Davao Region and BARRM areas), in the Philippines. Aligned with the Government of the Philippines’ post-coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery response, this project works to increase the productivity of cacao farms and enterprises, particularly those led by women, while promoting gender equality and resiliency in communities vulnerable to conflict and climate change.
RIISA will address cacao SHFs socio-economic challenges while contributing to market systems resilience (MSR) by:
In reference to RIISA's project goals, the MIM Data Collection Activities will employ a quantitative approach to profile project clients (SHFs, SMEs and Coops) and later collect data to establish baseline values at the start of project with a combination of qualitative methods to reinforce data interpretation and analysis. The data collection activities will start mid-September of 2023 for three (3months) and conclude with the Cohort 1 baseline survey report by December 2023.
Job Status: Consultant Short-Term Contract
Anticipated Start Date: October 3 to January 2022 (60 person-days)
Location: Davao City, Philippines
Under the guidance of MIM Manager and direct supervision of the MDMO, MIM Field Enumerators are expected to generally deliver the following tasks specific to Data Collection:
The contractor (MIM Field Associate) is expected to accomplish the following specific tasks:
Actual Data Collection
Post Data Collection
QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Required Qualifications and Experience
Communication Skills: Good written and oral communication skills in English and local language (Tagalog and Cebuano). Knowledge of another local languages an advantage.
General: Ability to collaborate and negotiate with different persons having different agendas and build consensus. Strong ability to come up with creative solutions. Ability to work with little supervision, good organizational and management skills.
Travel Requirements: Able to travel in Davao Region and work in hybrid work setting (on-site, field work and work from home).
Please apply online through this posting with your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the position.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 18**, 2022.** Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when received. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
MEDA is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse environment of mutual respect_. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring such accommodation make their needs known in advance._