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.
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