Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington, D.C (www.chemonics.com , seeks qualified candidates for a five-year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Any successful candidates will possess the following:
Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer)
Will be responsible for analyzing and processing all value chain data, applying problem-solving skills to project challenges and recognizing opportunities for process improvement. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for assisting in the monitoring and reporting of the performance indicators and results, developing methods and milestones to monitor progress towards project goals. He or She shall help to develop project strategy to ensure that project activities and assignments are carried out as planned and the project objectives are being achieved. His/her main duties include but not limited to the following tasks:
Develop and ensure application of effective monitoring, tracking and reporting systems, tools and templates that enable and enhance regular monitoring of outputs and program quality across the regions and generate quality evidence at various program levels
Work with regional teams and service providers to ensure effective value chain M&E processes and mechanisms are in place, including supporting set up and on-going technical support of the output tracker for outputs.
Provide technical support on project design, strategic development, and overall annual planning and reporting processes.
Champion knowledge management through the sharing of evaluations and lessons learned from the project sites including the facilitation of sharing of recommendations and lessons learned from evaluations and other learning initiatives.
Work with the regional offices, service providers and country office to identify M&E training and capacity building requirements, and to develop capacity building plans and coordination mechanisms for training delivery.
Where necessary, provide trainings for the regional teams and technical staff on M&E systems, including essential procedures for design and M&E, project’s annual planning and reporting in compliance with the Quality Framework.
Develop a thorough understanding of data collection abilities, data processing procedures, and stakeholder needs.
Maintain and update the e-Monitor system as necessary; assist with data entry in the e-Monitor system, USAID/Nigeria Performance Reporting System (PRS) and Feed the Future Monitoring Systems (FTFMS).
Actively participate in report production including formatting, layout, and design.
Efficiently track, analyze report and update objectives, activities, indicators, and results over the life of the project.
Assist in reviewing cost, yield and income survey data for accuracy.
Carry out any other assignment that may be assigned to him/her from time to time.
Location of Assignment:
This position will be based in Abuja with frequent travel to various intervention areas.
The M&E Officer shall be supervised by the M&E Specialist or designee.
Duration of Assignment:
A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences including Agricultural Economics, Basic Sciences, Statistics etc. with professional training and working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. Agricultural and value chain experience will be added advantage.
At least 2 years demonstrated progressive experience in program monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management in the context of a development project.
Excellent understanding and applications of computerized database development, system, processes, and applications.
Demonstrable skills and experience in development of M&E tools, data analysis, data quality assessments, and data use.
Past experience in use and applications of geographic information systems and computer-based field data collection techniques.
Excellent Interpersonal skills, excellent oral, writing and presentation skills;
Excellent skills and ability to train staff and influence stakeholders and staff to employ M&E for effective programming.
Ability to work as a team player, foster goodwill and build coalitions with relevant groups, organizations, agencies and businesses, private or public.
Willing to travel at least 60% of the time and work extra hours in meeting program deadlines.
How to Apply:
To apply, please email your cover letter and CV in a single Ms Word document detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, including telephone and email contacts of at least three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 25th October, 2016. Please specify ‘the position’ in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.