Monday, 14 March 2016

Monitoring & Evaluation Associate at DAI Nigeria


DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Associate

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Job Descritpion 
Africa Lead II-the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program-supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions-defined as men and women leaders in agriculture-to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the transformation process.

The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components, as follows:
  • Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.
  • Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment Process.
  • Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.
Africa Lead II’s Agriculture Internship Program aims to facilitate more efficient agricultural production, stronger agribusinesses and agricultural development institutions, a more direct link between NARS and farmers, and greater value addition in the agriculture sector across Africa. The broad goal is to support skills transfer and technological know-how that will help African agribusinesses and organizations to innovate, improve their commercial viability and catalyze agricultural transformation, thus contributing to improved food security.

The Africa Lead II Program welcomes applications from candidates interested in pursuing these young professionals development opportunities. Placement terms will be for a period of 12 months with anticipated postings in ECOWAS member states :Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Cape Verde.

Housing, monthly stipend, living allowances, round-trip airfare and related travel expenses to worksite will be covered by the program. These 12 month young professionals development opportunities are not guarantees for full time employment upon successful completion of the placement. Preference will be given to ECOWAS Nationals.


  • Provide technical assistance and support to the design and implementation of organizational related M&E activities, including performance monitoring plan development, indicator definition, data collection tools and methodologies, data entry, analysis and reporting
  • Assist in monitoring, documenting and communicating the processes, challenges, and achievements of implementation of the organization’s activities in both qualitative and quantitative dimensions
  • Ensure timely collection (e.g., surveys, interviews), storage and processing of data in electronic applications systems
  • Develop organization’s M&E application standards and procedures and tools
  • Keep stakeholders (e.g. Supervisors, Directors, Stakeholders) informed of all program results and challenges identified in the M&E process
  • Assist in developing and writing up results and success stories for organizational reports, and any marketing materials for the project
  • Assist in the dissemination of various program documents such as newsletters, success stories and other related documents to various stakeholders when required
  • Support the M&E team with entry and management of data by ensuring that data entered is accurate, timely and of the required quality
  • Provide support during assessment activities, meetings and workshops carried out by the organization in capturing key data and entering data on results of institutional assessments and capacity building needs
  • Communicate and interpret between English and French speaking individuals as necessary with external and internal stakeholders
  • Transcribe reports, documents, forms and other technical materials between English and French as necessary
  • Suggest overall M&E system improvement tools and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Required Skills 
  • A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Agricultural Science or related field
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills, demonstrated research, data collection, report writing skills
  • Creating, compiling, or presenting report skills is a plus
  • Comfort with numbers, calculations, statistics and analytical skills is a plus
  • Computer skills, comfort with the ability to develop forms as well as data entry and analysis
  • MS Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) preferred
  • Attention to detail, ability to monitor own work and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to manage own workload, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritizing and responding in a timely manner on monitoring & evaluation issues
  • English/French Bilingual required written and oral communication.
General Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in West African regional agricultural development A plus
  • International Travel and field related experience in urban and rural African settings desirable
  • Fluency in both French and English required
Application Closing Date
18th March, 2016 5:00PM GMT

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV's

All candidates must submit the following required documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-Page Cover letter highlighting your ability to contribute your skills towards enhancing capacity of a regional organization involved in Food security. Kindly specify your strengths and weaknesses and ability to adapt to new mutli-cultural environment.
  • 3 References: kindly provide 2 professional references and 1 personal reference
Note: Nationals of ECOWAS countries welcome to apply.