The MEARL Director will lead the monitoring, evaluation, adaptation, research and learning components for this five-year, $50-90 million USAID-funded project. This position will be based in Abuja, with frequent travel within Nigeria required. Final recruitment for this position is contingent on a contract award to DT Global and is subject to USAID approval.
Primary Responsibilities:Develop the project's overall MEARL strategy and plans in alignment with USAID requirements. Lead the design, implementation, and oversight of monitoring systems to track project performance and results. Manage data collection, analysis and reporting for all project indicators and evaluation questions. Conduct baseline, midterm, and final evaluations per USAID standards. Identify research needs and opportunities to generate evidence and learning for program adaptation. Lead efforts to apply learning, make course corrections and adapt programming approaches. Disseminate findings, results and lessons learned to key stakeholders. Build MEARL capacity of project staff, partners, and stakeholders. Ensure that effective knowledge management systems are in place. Liaise with USAID and partners on MEARL issues. Manage and mentor MEARL staff. Provide technical oversight of, and support the management of, MEARL partners, contractors, and vendors. Oversee the development and implementation of all MEARL tools and technologies.
Education & Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in a relevant field such as international development, evaluation, social sciences or statistics. Minimum of ten (10) years of experience designing and managing MEARL for international development projects. Experience in energy/electrification programming strongly preferred. Experience working on USAID-funded projects required. Excellent analytical and communication skills. Strong leadership, project management and team management abilities.
TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriateÂ and responsiveÂ manner.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.Â
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