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  • Posted: May 25, 2018
    Deadline: Jun 8, 2018
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    Pact works across multiple sectors and actors to combat corruption, promote democracy and improve health. Our funding partners run the gamut from the U.S. Government to private foundations to corporations, and our on-the-ground partners include Nigerian ministries and civil society organizations focused on advocacy, democracy and health. Since 2005, Pact ...
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    Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Project Overview: Pact is recruiting a Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for an upcoming USAID-funded orphaned and vulnerable children project in Nigeria.   

    Position Summary: The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation will report to the COP and is responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation plan and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management. He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage M&E staff on the project.

    Specific Duties:

    Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Role:

    • Assist the COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project.
    • Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems to track programming to share with Pact and the donor.
    • Providing training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems.
    • Assist with development of the M&E Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements.
    • Collect, aggregate, analyze and present data about the project for learning and reporting to the donor.

    Basic Requirements:

    Leadership

      • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations.
      • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good.
      • Consistently works within internal process and procedures.
      • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.

    • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives.

    Project Management

      • Strong planning and time management skills.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
    • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues.

      • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities.
      • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

    • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget

    Technical Skills

      • Strong experience in Child Protection, Health/HIV, OVCs, and/or Youth.
      • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations.

    • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    People Management

    • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback.
    • Ability to mentor others.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as M&E, Informatics, Demography or any advanced degree in a related discipline.
    • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria.
    • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of rigorous qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation studies to IRB standards.
    • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
    • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result areas.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
    • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on activities and study results.
    • Experience of managing and evaluations of USAID or PEPFAR funded programs.
    • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language. 

    Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability  applications will be considered on a rolling basis. All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for as the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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