The West African Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BICC) program is a USAID-funded five years initiative (2015-2020) implemented by Tetra Tech. The overall goal of WA BiCC is to improve conservation and climate-resilient, low emission growth across West Africa. WABiCC works in collaboration with 3 core regional partners - ECOWAS Commission, the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Abidjan Convention. - to develop, improve or adapt policies and practice that can contribute to West Africa’s environment and development goals.
WABICC is supporting an institutional strengthening programme for the Environment Directorate (DOE) of ECOWAS and is, therefore, seeking for suitable and qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Contract Duration: 12 Months (renewable depending on funding availability)
General Description of the Position
- The M&E Officer will provide guidance and support the Directorate in finalizing the M&E Plan and implementing the Monitoring and Evaluation System. He /She will develop tools and reporting templates and enhance staff and users’ capacities to contribute to the system.
- The M&E Officer will coordinate the regular data collection and the dissemination of information in relation with the ECOWAS Staff, National focal points and partners. He will ensure results are documented and all reports and M&E documents are stored.
- He will support in the preparation of Work Plans and Reports coordinate and participate in conducting evaluations and studies for the Directorate.
- Facilitate finalization and publishing of the Directorate’s M&E Plan, development of Indicators reference sheets, baseline assessments and the definition of targets for each indicator;
- Coordinate the designing of data collection tools and reporting templates;
- In collaboration with the technical staff of the Directorate, focal points and other stakeholders, coordinate the data collection process;
- Conduct M&E training needs assessment for the Directorate
- Train the staff of the Directorate, selected stakeholders on the use of the M&E system and ensure knowledge transfer;
- Undertake data analysis and the consolidation of information;
- Establish and manage a database and a documents storage system for transferring and storing data in line with the ECOWAS reporting mechanism;
- Conduct regular control of data received from field and ensure that they respond to requirements and needs for monitoring;
- Provide required support to staff and projects’ managers in producing and publishing reports (e.g. monthly, quarterly and annual), briefings and other relevant documents; and communicating evaluation results and lessons learned;
- Coordinate consultants and research teams in conducting evaluations and surveys needed by the Directorate;
- Organize and participate in frequent progress meetings and in learning and communication activities and updates on the results, achievements, success stories and learned lessons;
- Lead conduct of evaluations such as Baseline, End-line and other Studies and Collaborate with Consultants for any other evaluation and study;
- Compile and format data and information to populate the ECOWAS website, Resource Centre and other platforms;
- Assist in the day-to-day project implementation and overall coordination activities;
- The M&E Officer will work under the supervision of the Director of Environment, be a member of the Directorate Technical Team and develop functional relations with the technical staff, National Focal Points and collaborate with Partners.
- Execute any other tasks linked with the objectives of the institution and with the responsibilities and capacities of the technician.
Workplace and Functional Responsibilities
- The M&E Officer will be based in the ECOWAS Commission (Environment Directorate), Abuja and will cover all the ECOWAS countries.
- The Officer will develop functional work relationship the Directorate of Agriculture, the M&E Directorate (Office of the Vice President and the M&E officers responsible for the environment within the ECOWAS member states.
- A University Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and or a related field such as Environment Sciences, Geography, International Development, Economics, Statistics, and Project Design;
- Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation functions on a program or project preferably in environmental policy, natural resources management, climate change, biodiversity conservation, institutional support and policy development or related fields;
- Proven experience in quantitative and qualitative research and in conducting survey and/or sampling;
- Strong knowledge in the use of spreadsheet and database packages (Excel), in statistical software such as SPSS and GIS tools (Arc View, Arc Info, etc.);
- Experience in use of mobile technology (SMS, SMART, etc. and in the design or management of a Monitoring Database could be an asset;
- Proven networking, team-building, organizational, and communication skills.
- Excellent report writing skills desirable
- Fluency in written and spoken English and/or French is required. Work experience in the ECOWAS region is required.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV with 4 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered, applicants must submit the following:
- A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
- A current CV in reverse chronological format
- A list of at least 4 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the referee
- N.B: Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered
- This consultancy is classified national status and attracts national terms and conditions of employment.
- But any ECOWAS citizen willing to take up the contract under local terms may apply