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Bonsucro is looking for an external coach/advisor on monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning

Will you support Bonsucro on its impact journey in the world of sugarcane?

MEAL Consultant vacancy advertBonsucro is looking for an experienced professional to provide us with coaching and advice on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL). These functions are critical to our success as the global change platform in sugarcane. Are you that seasoned professional who gets excited about aligning the world of sugarcane with the Sustainable Development Goals? Then get in touch and tell us how.

About Bonsucro

Bonsucro is the global sugarcane platform, a community of change composed by over 480 members from farmers, sugar mills, buyers, civil society, and service providers in 43 countries around the world. Our vision is a sugarcane sector with thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient, assured supply chains. Our mission is to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane-growing origins. We do this by managing the most credible global sustainability standard on sugarcane, and by developing transformational programmes that should have a lasting impact on the ground. And learning is a key element in this. Bonsucro is a young, dynamic and passionate organisation in the agricultural commodity space, with a central office in London and colleagues from, and in, all continents. We are in the middle of a shift from purely being a standard setter to being an engaged network of actors that supports change on the ground.

MEAL: the critical path

Our push for becoming a global platform for change requires us to radically step up our ability to monitor and evaluate the outcomes and impacts of our interventions so that we can be accountable to our members, donors and other stakeholders and can learn from all the activity in our rich and relevant network. Bonsucro aspires to develop a comprehensive MEAL framework, based on the Sustainable Development Goals – many of which are highly relevant to sugarcane. We have a great framework in place already in our Production Standard, and significant thinking has already gone into MEAL over the past few years. But we recognise that it needs to be taken to the next level, and we are looking for someone who can help us do that. Improving our approach to MEAL is part of our critical path to success.

Are you a good match for Bonsucro?

Bonsucro is looking for a creative, experienced and all-round professional to help us complete our MEAL framework, and to provide coaching to our staff in getting it up and running. We are not simply searching for a consultancy: we are looking for an individual that shares our excitement and is ready to commit to supporting Bonsucro in its discovery journey. Your role would be primarily to challenge our thinking about strategy and implementation with an outside pair of eyes, to review our MEAL related work, and to link us up with useful partners that can help us further. Your first point of contact would be our M&E officer, but your experience can also be used in programme or partnership development. While Bonsucro is open to other proposals, we think our contractual relationship will take the shape of a retainer of around 20 hours a month. As a start, this would be for six months with the possibility to renew it. We would work together according to an agreed plan that we will design together, with room for ad hoc coaching and advice. Ideally, you are based in or near London and able to meet up with our staff in person regularly.

Get in touch!

If you feel excited by this possibility and recognise yourself in this profile, please get in touch by sending your CV and a short cover note to Rafael Seixas ( before 25 February 2017. You can also reach out to him with any questions you may have. We will contact all candidates before 1 March and plan for follow-up conversations with promising candidates in early March.