STATE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (STATE M&E OFFICER)
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Abuja, Nigeria
9d ago

JOB VACANCIES / OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ALLIANCE FOR GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA PROJECT FUNDED BY USAID, BILL & MELINDA GATES & ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IN NIGERIA.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) in partnership with European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) an International NGO based in Brussels and a leading agribusiness company based in Lagos, is soliciting for qualified applicants for a proposal to Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), an agricultural intervention jointly funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundation.

WEWE and its partners are proposing to implement the project to develop a market-led maize and soy bean value chain targeting 100,000 farmers in Niger and Kaduna States.

The job vacancies and opportunities are listed below :

STATE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (STATE M&E OFFICER)

Key relationships :

  • Internally : WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Project Director, Head, Internal Audit / Compliance, M&E Manager, Knowledge Management / Communications Officer.
  • Externally : Donor’s Monitoring & Evaluation officials at the national level, and some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.
  • Direct Reports :

  • Project Director, WEWE Executive Director
  • PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF WORK
  • The State M&E Officer will assist in conducting the monitoring the project’s progress, embarking on monitoring field visits, in charge of data collection;
  • and communications to all program staff.

    The successful candidate will also undertake and be part of the team handling the Project’s M&E portfolio and requirements in compliance with WEWE, and Donor’s regulations.

    The State M&E Officer will be based in the project State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conducting monitoring and evaluation reporting and documentation in line with the donor requirements and as per the approved design, implementation plan and budget;
  • Collect and collate reports from the field.
  • Embarking on regular monitoring visits to verify data quality and authenticity in the project.
  • Partake in conducting operational research in the project.
  • Perform routine Data Quality Assurance (DQA) assessments in the project and implement designed systems to incorporate remediation to the project.
  • Generate case studies and success stories from implementation of M&E systems and liaising with the Knowledge Management / Communications Officer.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of project’s M&E plan.
  • Perform all reporting obligations and performance indicators from the database to donors.
  • Development / updating performance indicator definitions.
  • Managing People and Coordination of Activities

  • Facilitate the successful conduct of Quarterly M&E meetings with implementing agents in the State.
  • Be in liaison with the Knowledge Management / Communications Officer to share programme data.
  • Controls, Documentation and Reporting

  • Contribute to the production of Quarterly M&E reports in the project.
  • Respond to data queries from donors
  • Contribute and assist in the development of M&E tools
  • General responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.
  • CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

    Strong skills in the following areas : project and people management skills; budgeting & financial

  • Management; information management and reporting, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion; planning and organising;
  • problem analysis; oral and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development. The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated;
  • a team-player; pro-active and creative; culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development;
  • and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

  • JOB REQUIREMENT (KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS COMPETENCIES)
  • Qualifications : A Bachelor’s Degree in Demography, Sociology, Anthropology, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field.
  • Minimum Working Experience :
  • At least 2 3 years experience working in the field.
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-
  • cultural, politically sensitive environment.

  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • Extremely strong computer literacy skills with knowledge of SPSS and / or STATA
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with strong leadership, conceptualizing ideas and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity and ability to coach, mentor and inspire subordinates.
  • Desirable Experience
  • Knowledge and experience in M&E reporting in gender sensitive and inclusive value chains programming.
  • Fluent in Hausa Language (Oral) is an added advantage.
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