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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
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  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consu...
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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0022
    Location: Ibadan, Oyo
    Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

    Duties
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

    • Coordinate the implementation of M&E activities across programme life cycle and ensure minimum standards are adhered to.
    • Conduct baseline studies to establish baseline values for selected indicators.
    • Coordinate the design and implementation of outcome monitoring sample surveys.
    • Facilitate the execution of impact assessments and evaluations; oversee the scope of work, deliverables, and overall quality of work of other external led operational research and studies.
    • Coordinate data collection activities across the various functions and implementing partners, analyse and share results within the country programme to increase learning and for global reporting.
    • Organize M&E technical meetings to ensure regular programme planning across consortium partners, review progress, and document lessons/address challenges encountered.
    • Undertake regular field visits to all project sites to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
    • Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated; this will contribute to continual reevaluation of programme activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights 2.
    • Adapt and implement global M&E data quality guidelines to ensure that data generated in-country meets the required data quality criteria.
    • Ensure programme data and analysis is used for learning by facilitating progress review and lesson learning reflection platforms with programme partners.

    M&E System Design and Calibration:

    • Design and implement a gender sensitive and results based MELA system and strategy.
    • Develop and regularly review country programme’s Theory of Change (ToC) to ensure alignment with programme delivery strategy and changing realities.
    • Develop country specific MELA system instruments including MELA operational manual, MELA plan, monitoring survey protocol, data quality assessment guidelines, reporting templates, technical data collection tools.
    • Work with programme specialists and unit Heads to align M&E with programme objectives, develop monitoring tools and integrate M&E in work plans and across all programme components.
    • Develop guidance materials that clearly indicate staff responsible for specific M&E products, orienting programme staff to their M&E roles and responsibilities as necessary.
    • Coordinate the design, development and operationalisation of the country programme databases and mobile data collection applications.

    Management Information Systems and Reporting:

    • Advance the use of innovative ICT tools to simplify data collection and transmission to country and global programme database.
    • Prepare consolidated progress and periodic reports to meet management and donor reporting requirements in accordance with approved reporting formats and timelines.
    • Document achievements/impact of innovative programme components, produce written reports on activities, capturing the impacts of activities; Work with team members to generate practical information and analysis for use in decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
    • Contribute to setting the overall programme direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve set objectives, in close coordination with the Country Manager.
    • Contribute to the development of annual business plans and strategic work-plans for the country programme.
    • Provide support functions in monitoring adherence to contractual agreement, HarvestPlus policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
    • Provide support functions in ensuring programme activities align with donor and HarvestPlus standard policies and procedures.
    • Participate in meetings - government, donors, national and international workshops and other relevant events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Manager.

    Qualifications

    • Masters in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Statistics, Social Science, or related field with minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing monitoring and evaluation in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.

    Competencies
    The ideal candidate must:

    • Technical expertise in managing and developing M&E systems; theoretical and practical background in M&E.
    • Knowledge of biofortification value chains, programming, and results chains.
    • Experience in the use of mobile data collection platforms including CSPro and CAPI tools. Excellent quantitative skills, including advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft
    • Excel, and at least one statistical data analysis software.
    • Ability to effectively convey programme goals, enlist partnerships, and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
    • High degree of motivation, initiative, independence, reliability, adaptability, and
    • professional maturity.
    • Highly developed conceptual, analytical, and innovative problem-solving ability.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to mentor colleagues.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Working experience with DFID, BMGF and USAID funded programmes.

    Remuneration

    • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

    Method of Application

    Important Information

    • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.
    • The application must include the Names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees (which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package).
    • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
    • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Interested and qualified? Go to IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on jobs.iita.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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