MEL Officer (Kano State)
TechnoServe
Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, NGA
4d ago

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities.

With 50 years of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives. You can follow our Impact Story.

Business Women Connect (BWC) seeks to address the constraints women in agriculture face in accessing information on improved agricultural practices, access to finance, market and labor-saving technologies for their agro-enterprise which are important in increasing their incomes and improving their overall livelihoods.

The project aims to increase economic opportunities for 1,000 women in Northern Nigeria (Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa States) involved in rice production, rice and / or groundnut processing by developing their capacities for higher productivity to increase their income and control over resources through improved agri-business practices and access to financial services.

Primary Purpose :

Under the overall guidance of the Project Coordinator, the MEL Officer will be focused on activities and technical details of project implementation and monitoring & evaluation.

S / He will provide technical M&E support on project-specific assessments (in accordance with the donor and TechnoServe requirements).

It should be understood that the tasks outlined below are the key responsibilities, but the candidate is expected to perform any tasks that are necessary within the context of the evolving needs of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities :

With support from the Project Coordinator and Regional MEL Advisor, develop Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks as well as Performance Monitoring Plan

Plan and oversee MEL data collection and analyze such data to ensure relevancy and accuracy on a regular basis.

Support the program management to integrate MEL data into program planning

Share analyses and trends with project team members to help synchronize project decision-making processes with MEL results

Monitor, review and analyze data for report writing and impact evaluation

Recommend changes to performance monitoring and work plans

Supervise the data collection and management process from primary data source (implementing communities and farmers through the LCTs) to final reporting to ensure quality

Develop and manage a DQA system for all Monitoring and evaluation activities on the project

Conduct periodic data verification exercises and provide feedback with recommendations for improvement

Ensure databases are updated regularly

Supports the documentation of best practices and facilitate the use of such data to drive program design and decision making.

Produces information to share lessons learned and for advocacy purposes.

Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, agricultural sciences or other relevant fields;
  • 2 3 years of experience related to monitoring and evaluation required

    Prior experience working on agribusiness project with a strong gender component is highly desirable

    Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports

    Excellent communication, analytical and strategy skills

    Understanding of Hausa language would be an added advantage

    Understanding and practical experience using CommCare for data collection, analysis and reporting will be an added advantage

    Proven experience with relationship building and team-building skills

    Experience with relevant software packages, including Microsoft Excel, SPSS and PowerPoint

    Desired Skills :

    Self-starter, energetic, and friendly

    Comfortable with new ways of thinking and working

    Engages people and empowers them to deliver on promises

    Maintains integrity and personal reputation

    Ability to analyze complex issues and propose solutions

    Reviews information quickly and does not hesitate to try out solutions

    Passionate about knowledge learning and sharing.

    We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.

    No phone calls, please.

    TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV / AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability, and all other protected classes.

    TechnoServe is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process.

    If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact Human Resources Department at nigeriajobs tns.org

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