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monitoring and evaluation analyst
GOT THE JOB? Yes
I would wish to express my interest in the above-mentioned position recently advertised in your organization website. Currently, I am a student at the University of Nairobi undertaking MSc course in project planning and management. I am motivated by the opportunity to join a reputable research team at the International Livestock Research Institute.
Previously I worked at xxx, as an intern then later as a volunteer. My responsibility included designing data collection tools, collecting community and household-level data, data entry and cleaning and writing technical reports. I have gained valuable experience in research for development that particularly motivated me on the choice of my career in project planning and management. I have also gained extensive knowledge and skills in designing field survey. My work at ICIPE has exposed me to extremely multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. I have found bringing together researchers from different fields to be particularly beneficial, and my interdisciplinary background has provided me with effective communication skills with diverse groups. I am keen to continue collaborating with researchers from other disciplines in order to better understand complex issues.
My research interest is to determine how participatory research approaches, using FEAST, as a tool influences the efficiency of feed interventions and assess its impact in the knowledge of those who apply the approach. I am therefore particularly attracted to the International Livestock Research Institute as an institution which values research using a wide range of methodologies, and which offers the chance for collaboration with colleagues in other life sciences fields.
Besides being a highly flexible and self-driven person, I am a quick learner who commands competence in both basic computer skills and econometric software products (including SPSS). I have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. I would therefore be glad to join your institution. I have attached my resume for your perusal.
Your kind consideration will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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RE: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, September 1, 2014
Dear Mr. Kelley,
As a highly skilled Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, I read your posting for a new Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking, in particular my role as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Global Health Initiative, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.
With more than 10 years’ experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, I am adept in community development, research and analysis, and data collection and reporting. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate communication and analytical thinking skills, I excel at:
- Community development
- Cultural competency
- Strategic planning
- Monitoring & Evaluation
In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for humanitarian work. I am extremely enthusiastic about Global Health Initiative’s focus on remediation of communicable diseases through education and improving environmental factors and would welcome the opportunity to continue to contribute to your organizational goals.
Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and abilities. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.