Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (mel) officer

Pact Nigeria

Job Summary

Pact seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-funded five-year Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Activity in Nigeria, which seeks to strengthen inter-faith, interethnic, and other local conflict mitigation networks to support and promote peaceful coexistence, good governance, and religious freedoms in targeted communities. This position is contingent on award.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor-funded development projects in 4 States in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • The MEL Officer provides strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • This individual also supervises MEL staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USAID.
  • The Officer oversees all MEL activities, provides technical direction and support, and ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the development and review of all routinely generated field level reports, with the emphasis being on analyzing and describing program results.
  • Participate in program planning and implementation, contributing to work plans and M&E plans.
  • Provide inputs into trainings and workshops, particularly around measuring output level data.
  • Facilitate trainings and workshops, particularly those focusing on developing the capacity of partner’s skills and abilities in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work closely with partners to establish their internal MER systems, M&E plans, and data quality management.
  • Support the implementation of program’s MER systems, including establishing and updating the project’s database.
  • Prepare monthly internal reports, including analysis of data, and contribute towards regular donor reports.
  • Implement a system designed to identify lessons learned and disseminate timely information.
  • Collaborate with other program staff to ensure every staff knows and understands their role in M&E.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in any of the following or related fields: social science, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or economics.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MEL activities.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills.
  • Progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation of conflict mitigation, preventing violent extremism and/or democracy and governance programs, including working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, program beneficiaries, and program staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning, including impact evaluation.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work well on a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs. 


  • The deadline for submission is close of business on the above stated date, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • All CV’s/Resume/Applications Must be in either Word format or PDF.
  • Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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