Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth at CAMRIS International

CAMRIS International is a growing international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. 

Building on the experience of our founding companies CAMRIS has nearly 60 years of experience implementing international development programs. CAMRIS’ practice areas include global health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance and medical research. CAMRIS’ proven performance in monitoring and evaluation, project design and implementation, capacity building, research and other capabilities on more than 2,000 contracts testifies to our ability to meet the highest standards of public and private sector clients worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth


CAMRIS International, a member of PGRDG, seeks a qualified M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth candidate for an upcoming multi-year USAID-funded contract for conducting Mission wide monitoring and evaluation services in Nigeria. The position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

The purpose of the contract is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to improve development effectiveness. The intention is to enhance the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.

  • The M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth will serve as the M&E, training and capacity development lead for USAID/Nigeria Development Objective 1, inclusive growth.
  • Inclusive growth activities are designed to increase agricultural productivity, improve trade and transportation and increase the resiliency for rural households to shocks and stresses.
The M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth will:
  • Design and implement impact and performance evaluations, surveys, studies, analyses and assessments.
  • Present evaluation, survey, analysis and assessment findings, recommendations and conclusions to USAID, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Review, revise, and maintain the USAID/Nigeria Mission Performance Management Plan (PMP), project M&E plans, and activity M&E plans related to DO 1, inclusive growth.
  • Manage the process of high quality performance monitoring by project staff and implementing partners including: data collection, monitoring, reporting, dissemination, and related tasks.
  • Integrate gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures into M&E activities, ensuring that they align with field standards, are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for USAID/Nigeria DO 1, inclusive growth team.
  • Lead, facilitate and participate in M&E workshops, training and capacity building activities with USAID and implementing partner staff.
  • Conduct data quality assessments in the field.
  • Attend local, regional and international meetings, as required.
  • Travel throughout Nigeria as needed.
  • Advanced degree in the field of Businesses, Agricultural Economics, Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, and/or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five years of M&E experience of agricultural productivity, value chain integration, agribusiness, household resilience to shocks and stresses, business enabling environment, and access to finance.
  • Deep experience integrating gender considerations into M&E activities focused on agriculture and rural societies in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience developing and facilitating M&E trainings and capacity development activities.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian landscape: culturally, linguistically, historically, and economically. Prior work experience in Nigeria is preferred.
  • Experience using technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, evaluation-related software applications, etc.
  • Professional fluency in English. Professional working proficiency in Hausa preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Proficiency in SPSS or other statistical applications required.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online