Focus of the Role
- Following the recent Presidential election, the Federal Government of Nigeria has set agriculture transformation as a top priority. It is establishing an agriculture coordination secretariat in the Office of the Vice-President, with responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of two flagship programmes:) - a partnership with Brazil to improve access to mechanization and technology in Nigerian agriculture.
- The role will work closely with and report to the Programme Manager and TBI’s MEL team in London. He/she will facilitate planning and follow-up of corrective measured required to achieve. He/she will collaborate with technical advisor to analyse data, discuss findings in regular meetings and collate into reporting.
- The role will require travel across Nigeria, and potentially to a few international locations.
- Develop suitable, adaptive monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the PACE secretariat, and ensure that indicators capture the desired outcomes across the three areas
- Develop baseline survey / incorporate existing available data to ascertain a baseline from which to measure change in indicators
- Work with the Programme Manager to ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met with timely, relevant, triangulated and well analysed data
- Work with key implementing states to monitor their progress, evaluate their performance and learn
- Ensure that data collection methodologies used at field level are adapted for each local environment / state, enabling the site-specific data to be captured and analysed
- Ensure that verifiable, quantitative and qualitative data is routinely collected and analysed by the state teams for NLTP and the private center service operators and shared shared with relevant stakeholders
- Ensure that all assessment/evaluation reports promote the integration of recommendations and lessons learnt in project planning
- Seek opportunities for information sharing and learning exchanges with local actors/INGOs to promote coordination at local and national level
- Provide technical supervision of the field-based activities through regular contact, field visits and meetings.
- Work with key funding partners to share and manage learning experiences
- Work with TBI Advisory MEL team to manage evaluation process to ensure programmatic and strategic relevance. Flag risks, bottlenecks and issues to relevant decision makers
- On a quarterly basis review the theory of change with related results frameworks of the programme for use as a management tool
What We Are Looking For
Experience and Qualifications:
- A relevant University degree
- At least 8 years of MEL experience on a programme, complex project or institution
- Ability to develop clear MEL frameworks that result in delivery of outcomes
- Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including data monitoring and planning/participating in evaluations
- An understanding of the agricultural sector and market systems
- Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
- Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
- Ability to facilitate/conduct technical training for staff
- Experience contributing to successful funding proposals for donors would be an asset
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Ability to manage shifting priorities with flexibility and accuracy
- Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision
- Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Effective inter-personal and leadership skills with an ability to develop and foster relationships across a wide range of diverse and senior stakeholders
- Ability to operate and succeed in a highly political environment;
- Strong analytical and management skills, including sound knowledge of strategic planning and project management tools;
- Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to have an impact rather than simply be reactive
- A decent understanding of how governments, businesses and international development organizations operate and how to succeed in them
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant software and tools
- Drive, motivation and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.
Values we look for:
- Courage… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
- Collaboration… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
- Compassion… because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives