Position summary:The Global Programs department will serve as a major programmatic resource hub to guide and support Rainforest Alliance’s implementation of its strategy through global initiatives, regional projects, and partnerships, as well as to draw on for developing external engagements with companies, consumers, donors, and other stakeholders. The department facilitates and ensures consistent programmatic design that brings together the range of programs required to achieve impact and delivers its services in a collaborative and coordinated manner.

Working as part of an international Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) team, the Cocoa Supply Chain and Project Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager is responsible to lead and implement monitoring and evaluation projects with private sector partners in cocoa and other key sectors, supporting companies in improving their supply chain sustainability performance. This individual will manage M&E field staff implementing M&E project design, data collection, analysis, M&E results dissemination, and communication with company partners. The Manager will also be responsible to shape future M&E service offers. This role will be reporting to the Supply Chain and Project M&E Senior Manager.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, results oriented, with meticulous attention to detail, and is passionate about environmental issues.   


  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate.

  • Lead all aspects of and run supply chain monitoring and evaluation cocoa project(s) to ensure high-quality delivery of work in timely manner.

  • Lead an M&E team of 5-6 employees responsible for coordinating M&E field data collection, data quality control, data analysis and M&E report preparation.

  • Develop annual M&E workplan for the team and prepare quarterly reports.

  • Disseminate and communicate the M&E results or key findings to company partners and RA internal teams and gather feedback.  

  • Contextualize M&E findings with insights and experience from cocoa and other sectors, using relevant secondary data (research publications, international and/or national statistics data, etc.) and field observation.

  • Design and review/advise on M&E systems and indicators on new and existing projects.

  • Maintain the M&E data analysis and best practices guidance for the M&E team.

  • Prepare the M&E team workplan, identify project management needs and manage project budgets.

  • Maintain relationships with company partners and stakeholders.

  • Support capacity building of M&E team members.



  • Education: Advanced degree in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, environmental management, or related field.

  • Work Experience: Demonstrated ability (8 years’) in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, environmental management and M&E.

  • Demonstrated ability (4 years’) with private sector sustainability activities in the cocoa sector is preferable.

  • Advanced knowledge of statistics and data analytics.  

  • Excellent English writing, editing and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.

  • Strong ability to work remotely with minimal supervision.

  • Travel Requirements: Ability to travel a minimum of 10% per year, internationally.


Job level: 3A

Deadline: 23 February 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Côte d'Ivoire will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org


The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.

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