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Monitoring & Evaluation Manager at the North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

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

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Location: Abuja 
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager 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 the head office, located in Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North Eastern states. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager reports to the Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will supervise the Deputy M&E Manager and M&E Officers based in Abuja, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

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

  • Provide technical and Administrative leadership for the M&E team
  • Coordinate weekly with M&E team to determine priority tasks. Ensure the M&E 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.
  • Produce a routine monitoring report (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and grant data base file shared by head office to determine indicators according to which the Officer will be evaluating projects.
  • Finalize evaluation reports (FER) based on prescribed format.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with the Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants when additional information is needed to close grants.
  • Under take comprehensive analysis of project based on history of site visits; present findings to Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party 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.
  • Coordinate with and supervise consultants and firms undertaking M&E tasks for the project.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required.
  • Five years’ experience in the management of 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.
  • Excellent team spirit and skills.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is desired.

Deadline: 20th June, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter


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

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