Job Summary

GIZ is recruiting a professional for the position of Regional M&E Advisor with the CARI project to be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The M&E advisor supports the M&E Manager (PMU) based in Abuja.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

The M&E Advisor performs the following tasks:

Under the guidance and supervision of the M&E Manager and in collaboration with other members of the CARI team, the expert translates the responsibilities above autonomously and efficiently into action in line with planned targets. This comprises the following tasks:  

Monitoring of partner activities

  • Review partner reports, validate data, and feed it into the regional M&E system

  • Track overall progress towards partner targets and flag delays in implementation

  • Provide continued M&E support to project partners (e.g. capacity building)

  • Contribute to the regional M&E system by identifying challenges and formulating adjustments/improvements

Implementation of studies and evaluation

  • Draft Terms of Reference and backstop consultants
  • Develop and test questionnaires for data collection efforts across a wide range of topics (yield, nutrition, farming practices, etc.)
  • Program questionnaires (where necessary or appropriate) into standard data collection apps (e.g. ODK, Kobo Toolbox, etc.)
  • Contribute to the preparation and the implementation of evaluations of the project
  • Receive and accompany consultants and visitors
  • Tackle eventual implementation difficulties in close collaboration with the M&E Manager

Data analysis and reporting

  • Conduct statistical analysis of a variety of data sets, including data cleaning and preparation
  • Synthesize finding into clear, coherent, and visually appealing formats (times series, waterfall charts, etc.)
  • Develop and provide contributions to biannual and annual progress reports (and any other ad-hoc report) in line with deadlines and requirements for content and quality
  • Present and support the concepts and experiences of the project during national and international events

Other Tasks:

  • Stay up-to-day on the latest developments on M&E and propose new and innovative measures (especially looking at ICT tools) 
  • Support the preparation and organization of field trips
  • Establish and maintain collaborative ties with CARI partners in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Burkina Faso 
  • Any other instructions are given in furtherance of project operations and management

Required Qualifications, Competences, and experience

Qualifications

  • A University degree in economics or agricultural economics with a strong focus on data analysis and M&E. Masters Degree will be an advantage.

Professional Experience 

  • At least 3 years in a comparable position, experience in M&E / value chain development / Use of ICT / Private sector development 
  • Working experience in the field 

Other Knowledge, additional competences


Personal Skills:

  • Experience working in collaboration with private sector actors (companies,  associations, traders).
  • Demonstrated expertise developing and managing project M&E systems, including data quality control and analysis
  • Excellent knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in using ICT solutions for M&E activities (survey programming, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge about the working mechanism of agriculture value chains (rice-specific knowledge is an asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage and implement enumerator training and workshops
  • Facilitation of discussions and workshops 
  • A high degree of attention to detail
  • Affinity for ICT solutions
  • Clear and diplomatic communication (spoken and written)
  • Ability to communicate adequately with farmers, their organizations, interdisciplinary / multi-institutional teams, and institutions

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