Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Nigeria at North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from suitably qualified Nigerian nationals for the position below:

Job Title: M&E Officer
Location: 
Abuja 
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary 

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer designs, develops and implements a monitoring and evaluation system within assigned area. S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs. This position will be based at Abuja, with extensive travel to project states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe).

Reporting & Supervision: 

  • The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Manager in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Coordinate weekly with M&E Manager to determine priority tasks. Ensure the Grants team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks and reports.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas.
  • In concert with the M&E Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level projects.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to M&E Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and grant database file shared by head office to determine indicators according which the Officer will be evaluating projects.
  • Draft “final evaluation reports” (FER) based on prescribed format after visiting a grant site for verification of indicators.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with M&E Manager when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications 

  • University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required Three years’ experience in activity monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable:
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is desired.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required.

  

Job Title: Deputy M&E Manager
Location
: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time  
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary 

  • The Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Manager will be responsible for NERI project activity level M&E designs and implementation.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position will be based at the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.

Required Skills & Qualifications 

  • University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required.
  • Minimum of Five years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is desired.



Reporting & Supervision: 

  • The Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation Manager reports to Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and develop a robust monitoring plan for program activities, assuring quality and responsible monitoring of activities in the field.
  • Ensure the States teams and M&E officers are aware of all M&E tasks and data collection, analysis and reporting of performance information of programs activities.
  • Facilitate project evaluation, review and documentation of lessons, best practice, the sharing and dissemination of knowledge and experience that will inform leadership decisions.
  • Ensuring M&E staff use appropriate data collection tools/techniques and secured documentation to report on program indicators
  • Support in the development of final evaluation reports (FER) based on prescribed format after visiting a grant site for verification of indicators.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Unit on Monitoring and Evaluation status and issues related to Project activities
  • Support the Reporting Officer in development of periodic project performance reports, including quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Coordinate the effort towards the Cluster Evaluation of Project activities Undertaking regular visits to the field and providing training to field staff
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter;

Note 

  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


Deadline  30th January, 2017. 

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