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Company: RTI International

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, USAID/Nigeria State2State (S2S)

 

RTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.

The GED Division is currently accepting applications for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director position for an anticipated USAID-funded State2State (S2S) activity in Sokoto, Bauchi, and up to 4 additional states in Northern Nigeria. The overall goal of S2S is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.

The MEL Director reports to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading and managing the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities for the project. S/he will establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation. Candidate should possess strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing).

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Lead Project’s M&E, knowledge management and capacity building objectives.
  • Coordinates and manages all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tasks and deliverables for the project.
  • Oversees data collection processes and data quality; develops documentation of best practices
  • Facilitate learning from M&E findings with implementation teams and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance to state, LGA and CSO partners as required on monitoring evaluation systems capacity building and assessments.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in social science, international development, or a relevant field, with 12 years of experience in international development program design and implementation. 6 years’ experience in program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in MEL, knowledge management and communications, particularly for research.
  • Demonstrated understanding with knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice and social networking, and knowledge of USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) approach preferred.
  • Skills in qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, data collection and analysis, and establishing M&E systems. Demonstrated ability to lead baseline data collection and analyses.
  • Knowledge of and experience with M&E frameworks, and reporting systems. Experience with USAID programming highly preferred.
  • Verbal and written fluency in the English language along with strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills; able to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead multidisciplinary teams.

For more details on qualifications and how to apply, see Source

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