Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-
conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.
S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
Position Summary :
Creative Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded project in Nigeria. The M&E Advisor will design, develop, and implement a monitoring and evaluation system within assigned area.
S / he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation. The M&E Advisor will carry out his / her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs / outputs.
Reporting and Supervision
The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor reports to the Chief of Party (COP). S / he will supervise M&E Officers.
Primary Responsibilities :
Coordinate weekly with M&E team to determine priority tasks. Ensure the M&E team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks and reports;
Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas;
Share observations from monitoring visits with the COP when findings demonstrate questionable actions;
Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when developing impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting;
Serve as primary point of contact for Grants Office when additional information is needed to close grants;
Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Chief of Party in a concise and professional manner;
Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary;
Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments; and
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
University degree in international development, social science, economics, or related field is required;
Five (5) years’ experience in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and / or information management design is required;
Proficiency at using Microsoft office software : MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required;
Strong analytical skills are required;
Demonstrated progressive experience in M&E of democracy and governance programs;
Prior experience with USAID or U.S. Government funded projects is highly desirable;
Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required;
Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus;
Written and spoken fluency in English is required; and
Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Northern Nigeria is desired.