The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is seeking a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to lead monitoring and evaluation activities for the IFPRI Abuja Office. This local appointment is based at the IFPRI-NSSP Office in Abuja and is one year renewable.
The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the NSSP Program Leader, Dr. George Mavrotas, but will be employed directly under IFPRI’s organizational host in Nigeria, the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). The employer of record will be IFDC and employment policies, compensation and benefits of IFDC will apply to this position. Interested applicants must have authorization to work in Nigeria.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- Monitor all program activities and progress towards achieving program objectives and to ensure that the program is on track per the work plan.
- Ensure that M&E activities take place in line with M&E plans and supervise each stage of the process (design, implementation, analysis, feedback mechanisms, report writing).
- Suggest strategies to the Program Leader for improving efficiency and effectiveness of the program by identifying bottlenecks in completing program activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
- Contribute to the development of M&E plans, tools, survey designs, methodologies, data analysis and other services that may be required for program monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Collect data for all program related indicators and enter into a database on a regular basis.
- Contribute to the analysis of M&E related findings, with a strong emphasis on learning.
- Provide M&E specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching to program staff and partners, as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned by the NSSP Program Leader.
- Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, International Development, or Statistics.
- Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation process and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies.
- Demonstrated experience and familiarity with research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems.
- Excellent computer skills, including experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and statistical packages
- Strong English writing and verbal skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach to work, and a team-oriented spirit.
- At least 2 years of experience in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) including design and implementation of M&E in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/or Government.
- Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
- In-depth knowledge on M&E/Management Information System and development issues
- Strong understanding of donor compliance issues. Experience with USAID projects preferred.
- Strong interest in international and rural development.
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