Project Summary :
The purpose of the Nigeria Monitoring Project (NMP) is to establish a third-party monitoring system to monitor, verify, and analyze trends on humanitarian programs in Nigeria funded by USAID’s Office of U.
S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the Office of Food for Peace (FFP). The program will create an independent and verifiable monitoring mechanism for OFDA and FFP programs in Nigeria that will increase OFDA, FFP, and their partners’ understanding of the outputs, outcomes, processes, progress, quality, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned of their projects.
Position Summary :
The short-term Monitoring Specialist ( the Associate hereafter) will provide technical advice and guidance to the NMP technical team.
Specifically, the Associate will support the drafting and revision of data collection instruments for third-party monitoring of implementing partners in northeastern Nigeria.
The position reports directly to the Technical Director and supports the Chief of Party (COP) on technical matters. The position also reports to MSI Project Management team on all contractual and administrative matters.
The Associate will work closely with and at the direction of the COP to support the goals and objectives of the project, performing the following tasks at the COP or Technical Director direction :
Coordinate with other members of the NMP project team and MSI home office on administrative and technical activities, as needed.
Lead and coordinate the work of the Data Analysts and IT Specialist to compile, analyze, graph and report monitoring data.
Support the design and revision of research tools and data collection instruments (WASH, Nutrition, Health and Food Assistance sectors).
Oversee the Maiduguri field office’s staff and operations both remotely and in person when security and scheduling conditions permit, as requested by the COP.
Ensure that data collected in the field is valid and collected in a manner consistent with the technical design requirements of the project and good practice.
Develop frameworks and approaches for the analysis of collected data and perform analysis as required.
Draft informative and user-friendly reports (Monthly, Quarterly and Ad Hoc) and presentations for NMP clients and stakeholders.
Liaise with USAID and implementing partners in support of the COP as needed.
Oversee subcontractors in data collection :
perform quality assurance assessments and backchecks for collected data and
supervise the receipt and technical verification of subcontractor deliverables.
Undergraduate degree in economics, political science, international development, social sciences, statistics or related fields is required.
Master’s degree or equivalent is desired.
A minimum of 3 years of professional-level experience in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects (e.g. USAID, DFID, etc.
or related sector program management, and technical / monitoring and evaluation skills are required.
Experience in strategic planning, design and application of methods and strategies to produce, analyze and use data, and share / communicate information.
Strong oral and written proficiency in English are required.