Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Location: Bolivia - La Paz

Partner: AOPEB

Starting of the mandate: Spring 2017

Duration: 6 months




Crossroads International is an international development organization that is reducing poverty and increasing women’s rights around the world. Working with local partners and supported by hundreds of volunteers each year, Crossroads leverages expertise and resources, North and South, required to help people overcome poverty and assert their human rights.


In Bolivia, the Asociación de Organizaciones de Productores Ecológicos de Bolivia (AOPEB) is in charge of promoting the development of organic production. Since 1991, it has supported the development of environmentally-friendly agriculture and sustainable use of biodiversity, respecting international standards and generating proposals for national standards. As the protagonists of this type of farming are organized rural and indigenous farmers, AOPEB also promotes this type of agriculture in respect of the wisdom of Andean and Amazonian cultures. AOPEB is a non-profit and socially-minded third level association that represents 85 partners. It currently includes approximately 70,000 organic farmers from the country's 9 departments and 90 municipalities. This comes as a result of the growth in the organic farming sector in Bolivia.

AOPEB has 3 web systems that are already functional and storing data on the cloud: Ecomercado, SPG and SIEMA (system of control and monitoring of projects). With respect to SIEMA, the AOPEB is making some adjustments in the source code by structuring result module indicators that use Frontier Visuals. Staff will receive support in the finishing and development of modules, creation of reports and statistical indicators, the setting up of SIEMA's security system, and in filling the AOPEB's database.



Main Responsibilities:

    • Profiling of projects the Cooperator is responsible for, as well as implementation of budgets and activities the AOPEB is currently running
    • Develop or adapt a system for tracking and monitoring.
    • Develop management, monitoring, and evaluation tools
    • Train AOPEB technicians on managing the system and the management tools.
    • Create a workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of OPEs tasked with the implementation of projects

Specific selection criteria


    • University degree in Economics, Finance, Management, or related fields.

Work Experience 

    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
    • Work experience in Latin America (asset).


    • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken Spanish (advanced level)

Other related skills or abilities  

    • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
    • Autonomy and initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Good understanding of gender issues
    • Command of result-driven management
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office


Eligibility criteria:

    • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
    • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
    • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)


Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and welcoming team. The Crossroads' experience includes the following:

    • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment)
    • Plane ticket and local transport
    • Medical insurance and vaccinations
    • Pre-departure training and re-orientation upon return



To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads' online application form

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted until the deadline indicated, or until all positions are filled. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and positions may be filled before the deadlines indicated 


Crossroads International gratefully acknowledges the support of: