Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Consultant
TechnoServe
Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, NGA
2d ago

TechnoServe Background

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 more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Project Description

In 2017, TechnoServe partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to improve the livelihoods of smallholder tomato farmers in Nigeria by addressing the root causes of high post-harvest loss rates and low yields.

A three-year project, YieldWise will improve the livelihoods of 35,000 smallholder tomato farmers by providing training on good agricultural practices (GAP), introducing technology innovations to reduce post-harvest losses, and facilitating linkages to quality input sources and produce markets.

The project is working with stakeholders to support the development of the tomato triangle, an initiative aimed at harnessing the power of the private and public sector in reducing post-harvest losses and increasing productivity by 50% in the tomato value chain.

In line with this objective, TechnoServe is currently seeking for a consultant herein referred to as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist, who will be focused on activities and technical details of project implementation and monitoring & evaluation in coordination with the WA MEL Advisor.

S / He will serve as the lead on project-specific assessments (in accordance with the donor) and serve as an M&E specialist in project assessment.

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.

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director and Project Coordinator, the MEL Coordinator will be focused on activities and technical details of project implementation and monitoring & evaluation in coordination with the WA MEL Advisor.

S / He will serve as the lead on project-specific assessments (in accordance with the donor) and serve as an M&E specialist in project assessment.

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 :

  • Lead on the development of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and Performance Monitoring Plan.
  • Supervise the data collection and management process from primary data source (implementing communities and farmers through the LCTs) to final reporting to ensure quality.
  • Support the program management to integrate MEL data into program planning.
  • Support the development of quarterly / end of year / final project report.
  • Share analyses and trends with project team members to help synchronize project decision-making processes with MEL results.
  • Monitor, review, and analyze reports for impact evaluation.
  • Recommend changes to performance monitoring and work plans.
  • Develop and manage a DQA system for all active projects in the Kano field office Projects.
  • Conduct periodic data verification exercises and provide feedback with recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure databases are updated regularly.
  • Support 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;
  • 5years of experience related to monitoring and evaluation in agriculture value chains required.
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analysis and reports.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and strategic skills.
  • Understanding of Hausa language would be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience with relationship building and team-building skills.
  • Experience with relevant software packages, including Microsoft Excel and SPSS
  • Time Frame

    This consultancy is for a period of seven months to deliver on these tasks as mentioned above. The consultant is expected to travel to Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Plateau, and Kaduna, within the consultancy periods to complete the deliverables.

    Deadline for application : September 25th, 2020 17h00 WAT

    This position is open to Nigerian residents only.

    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.

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