Position summary:The Rainforest Alliance has recently embarked on the new phase of a global M&E project focusing on the coffee sector, with one of our long-term strategic private sector partners.  This project will work to accelerate our partners regenerative transition and support producers within their coffee supply chain to become more efficient, resilient and prosperous, at scale.  This will include in-depth, science backed impact monitoring and evaluation for adaptive management across over 15 countries.  By elevating the current M&E system to excel in operational execution, breadth and speed, and by providing actionable data-driven insights on interventions and their impact we will support our partner in accelerating progress of their regenerative transitions, achieve targets and steer further investments.  

As a result, we are recruiting for a Senior Associate, Supply Chain and Project Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to coordinate and execute the monitoring and evaluation efforts of this project in Brazil and other South and Central America countries (potentially Honduras, Mexico, Colombia and Peru). This role will report to the Country Director, Brazil and will have a project reporting line to the Supply Chain and Project M&E Manager.

Under the guidance of the Supply Chain & Project M&E Manager, the Senior Associate will ensure all project deliverables are met in country, providing input for reporting and system improvements and ensuring robust data collection, analysis and quality control.  In coordination with the Country Director, the Senior Associate will coordinate with M&E partners, the local team of our partner and ensure dissemination of results and findings as required.

We are seeking an M&E professional who is self-motivated, hands-on, results oriented, with meticulous attention to detail, quality and accuracy, and who is passionate about environmental issues. 


  • Lead and coordinate the supply chain M&E project implementation in Brazil and other South and Central America countries, including activities such as survey design, survey translation (as needed), survey app testing, facilitate enumerator training, and field data collection supervision;

  • Ensure internal coordination with members of the Rainforest Alliance project team, and other key internal departments, as required.

  • Review and prepare guidance on the survey tools/questionnaires, prepare list of selected sample farms and farm visit plans to ensure compliance with RA/corporate partner sampling standards and guidelines;

  • Support data collection teams by explaining M&E concepts, describing basic coffee production practices, and arranging logistics;

  • Conduct data quality control, statistical analysis and prepare M&E reports;

  • Present M&E key findings or results to both company partner and stakeholders;

  • Provide oversight and management to M&E partners in conducting field monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, including (but not limited to) contracting data collectors/M&E partners, organizing training, and coordinating payments; and

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor degree in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, environmental management, or related field;

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation of agricultural supply chains, leading data collections teams, synthesizing and analysing data;

  • Knowledge of statistics and principles, practices and methodologies of project monitoring and evaluation;

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and comfortable facilitating M&E training events and backstopping data collection teams in often challenging international settings; demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and mentoring;

  • Experience with statistical packages (Stata, SPSS, R, etc.) and data visualization software (Power BI, etc.) a plus;

  • Fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish;

  • Ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary teams, multi-task and work under tight timelines;

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20% per year, locally and internationally.

Job level: 4A

Deadline: This will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Brazil will be considered.

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

WHO WE ARE: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.

WhyTo 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.

HowOur 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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