Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Edge Recruiter Nigeria Ltd.
38m ago

Our client currently serve 600,000 clients in six countries across Eastern and Southern Africa, and aim to reach 1 million farm families by 2020.

They launched their Nigeria Pilot in Minna, Niger State in March of 2018. In that first season, the pilot enrolled 144 farmers and increased maize yields on average by 22%.

In 2019, the program is expanding to 800-1,000 farmers and investing in delivering significantly higher maize yield increases,while continuing to emphasize learning what our customers want and how to deliver it sustainably.

They currently have an opening for Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

The Nigeria M&E Manager plans and oversees the day-to-day execution of the data gathering efforts of the pilot program. More specifically, this role includes : staff management of a team of 2-

4 enumerators, planning and creating surveys on CommCare software, cleaning and analyzing data from surveys, and recommending programmatic decisions based on that analysis.

By constantly gathering and analyzing data about the program’s impact on farmers’ lives, the pilot will be in a position to scale much more quickly.

On a day-to-day basis, the Nigeria M&E Manager will execute a mix of activities, depending on the annual planting calendar :

  • Support the development of and detailed planning for executing rolling surveys : The M&E Manager will work closely with the Innovations Associate to design surveys based on programmatic need and generate them in the CommCare software.
  • Manage the execution of day-to-day survey operations : This is a largely field-based position. Expect to spend most days interacting with enumerators and smallholder farmers, whether to oversee enumerator conduct, run focus groups, or conduct back-
  • checks on data already collected. When in the office, expect to review, clean, and analyse data in a way that allows the program to learn quickly.

  • Team building and management : This is a management position. The M&E Manager will manage a team of 4 enumerators. This includes hiring and training staff, ensuring they are ready and able to support farmers on a daily basis in the field, as well as steadily building capacity and competency across your team as it grows.
  • Requirements

  • 2 years of work experience and ideally ademonstrated passion for the mission.
  • A willingness to live in Minna, close to our customers full-time - this is a long-term, career-track role.
  • Work experience in M&E or survey operations, especially in a demanding professional environment, such as a rural agricultural or in volatile areas.
  • At least 2 years of people or project management experience at work or outside of work.
  • Creativity and strong problem solving skills a must. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Strong communication skills with farmers, reports, peers and management.
  • Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Experience with data : analysis tools such as STATA or R is required. Familiarity with ODK, CommCare, or similar software is preferred.
  • Humility : We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.

    Language : Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Hausa are required.

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