(Senior) Performance Monitoring Specialist (USAID Nigeria MEL)
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
5d ago

Position Duties and Responsibilities

The (Senior) Performance Monitoring Specialist will oversee technical assistance focused on monitoring systems. S / he will support USAID Mission and implementing partner staff with development of project and activity-level indicators, theories of change, and MEL plans to be incorporated in to Mission performance monitoring plans (PMPs).

S / he may be tasked with reviewing PMP data, including baseline data collection and performance indicator data, and ensuring data quality and utility of all data.

The (Senior) Performance Monitoring Specialist may also assist Mission staff with data quality audits and site visits to assess data quality and activity performance.

S / he will work closely with the Evaluation and Capacity Strengthening teams to support performance monitoring and program improvement.

Position Requirements


  • Masters’ degree in statistics, international development, organizational development, social science, or a related field preferred
  • No less than five (5) years of demonstrated experience in operation and maintenance of data systems, preferably in the context of evaluating program impact
  • At least four (4) years conducting data collection, analysis, performance monitoring, or research
  • Experience and Skills

  • Prior experience in indicator development (including context indicators), data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, and statistical methods
  • Demonstrated ability in using monitoring data to review programming, trends, and activity needs and willingness to be flexible and adaptable to respond to new information
  • Experience finding and collecting appropriate development data from third party sources
  • Experience in the creation and use of spreadsheets and databases is desirable
  • Experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and CLA practices preferred
  • Understanding of knowledge management as it relates to USAID programs an asset
  • Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels
  • Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures
  • Previous work experience in Nigeria required
  • Familiarity with USAID / Nigeria Mission is preferred
  • Superior skills in written and verbal English required
  • Proficiency in local language(s) greatly preferred
  • Nigerian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply
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