Monday, 21 March 2016

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job in an International Development Organization (NERI)

05:09
An International Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following position:


Job Title:  Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 

 
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 Borno, with extensive travel to project sites, and the head office in Abuja.

Reporting & Supervision:
The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Manager, based 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 state 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:
  • Secondary school certificate is required; University degree in international development, social science, economics, or related field is desired.
  • 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 required.
  • Two 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 desirable.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents before 1st April, 2016:
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities AND
  • A cover letter.
Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume or CV.

Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:
PO Box # 20350
ATTN: Human Resources Office
Abuja FCT, Nigeria.
Or to the following e-mail address: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted