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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Nourishing Africa
Full Time    |    Intermediate / Experienced    |    Graduate Degree    |    Monitoring and Evaluation    |    Nigeria

Summary:

Nourishing Africa is looking to employ a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who will provide methodological and technical support to teams to ensure the quality of M&E tools in programs development and implementation. The candidate must have experience assessing and reporting on activities pertaining to funding, transparency, program efficacy, and driving overall outcomes. A significant focus of this position is providing relevant data and results to inform donors and stakeholders. As such, expertise in data quality, audits, reporting and database management is required.

Description:

In this role, you will be required to fulfil the following primary responsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team:

  • Develop program monitoring and evaluation plans, identify critical information areas, data sources, metrics, and indicators consistent with the program requirements.
  • Prepare, support and plan for baseline, midline and impact studies and evaluation.
  • Support the development and management of the program online data portal.
  • Train program partners and participants on data requirements, best practices in data collection, timelines, and the use of the online data portal.
  • Prepare, deploy, and analyze training effectiveness questionnaire across focus states and proffer actionable next steps.
  • Track the progress of implementation activities against targets.
  • Collect, verify, analyze and store data per the program requirements.
  • Ensure ethical principles related to M&E are respected during the collection, processing, analysis, and use of data.
  • Interface with program partners and participants to ensure timely uploads of data.
  • Verify uploaded data and maintain a master list of all program data.
  • Carry out periodic visits to program partners and participants to verify field reports and assess compliance with established requirements.
  • Establish M&E budgets and encourage the optimal allocation of available resources, including financial, logistical, and technical and human resources.
  • Produce communication and reporting tools and mechanisms.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly statistical updates on key activities, challenges and mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure that M&E directives are correctly rolled out within the organization and during programs and that Nourishing Africa teams adopt all existing/recommended M&E methodological guidelines and tools.
  • Develop and write sections on M&E in program proposals.
  • Inform the Program Lead and/or Program Coordinator of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and adverse effects on partners and beneficiaries.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, business administration, economics, public policy, social development, engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Two or more years of proven experience working in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance management, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Ability to manage critical relationships with diplomacy and tact and engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent computer proficiency.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and data quality assessments.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate it effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to design and implement efficient workflows and procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members. 
  • Available to start immediately.

Deadline: Rolling

Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: admin@nourishingafrica.com using the job title as the subject of the email.