Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Job ID: 2022-2436
Locations: Bauchi and Sokoto
Category: Program Management
Reporting & Supervision: The Regional Advisor.
- Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
- The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
- The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
- LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.
- Support MERLA implementation, data collection, and reporting.
- Support data collection and entry. Support CLA activities.
- Based on project results and standard, develop appropriate models and tools for data collection, analysis, and synthesis.
- Train staff in the use of these M&E models and tools.
- Develop and implement project level performance monitoring plans for gathering, reporting, and analyzing performance data.
- Work closely with the management team to ensure that plans capture the scope and content of NEI results and objectives.
- Ensure technical coordination of state-level M&E activities and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed.
- Work closely with the Chief of Party and M&E Advisor to manage support staff and consultants as needed to ensure the feasibility, appropriateness and timelines of all M&E plans and interventions.
- Ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of all state-level data: quarterly reports, M&E data, financial information, etc.
- Participate in regular meetings and maintain regular communication with state level team counterparts, and with the Chief of Party, to ensure coherent planning, M&E practices, and project troubleshooting.
- Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate.
Required Skills & Qualifications
- Undergraduate Degree in Data Systems, Statistics, or related field preferred, Master’s required.
- At least three years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least two years designing and delivering education monitoring / assessment systems.
- At least six months of supervising experience required if supervising employees.
- International development experience, particularly in monitoring and evaluation
- Strong planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
- Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style.
- Prior experience with supporting civil society-based monitoring of literacy outcomes required.
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English required.
- Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba preferred.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
- Previous experience in similar role.
- Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
- Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
- Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
- Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.