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  • Posted on: 20 January, 2015 Deadline: 30 January, 2015
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  • Chemonics is a leading international development firm based in Washington DC, seeks qualified candidates for a five year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), helping people live healthier and more productive.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

     

    Duration: Five (5) years

    Responsibilities

    • The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will assist the M & E team to verify and validate data from the field to ensure completeness and accuracy.
    • He/she will also assist in entering already verified information into M&E tracker as per the project objectives. These include but are not limited to the following tasks:
    • Work with the M&E Specialist and other technical staff to review databases and spreadsheets for M&E data collection, templates and formats for reporting and to develop a system for data capturing, entry, storage and retrieval.
    • Assist in reviewing attendance sheets to ensure they are completed accurately and filed appropriately in the M&E electronic and hard copy files
    • Assist in data sorting for entering data into USAID/Nigeria Performance Reporting System (PRS)
    • Assist in the development of a data bank on activities and achievements.
    • Assist in reviewing cost, yield and income survey data for accuracy
    • Work closely with the M&E Specialist and team to continually enhance the performance monitoring system.
    • Carry out any other assignment that may be assigned to him/her from time to time.

    Reporting Requirements

    • The M&E Assistant shall be supervised by the M&E Specialist
    • B.Sc in Social Sciences, Statistics or related field.
    • 2 years of professional experience preferably with M&E in the context of a development project. Those with lesser experience by willing to learn will be considered.
    • Experience in database development/management and graphics design is a must.
    • Ability to work as a team player, Foster goodwill and build coalitions with relevant groups, organizations, agencies and businesses, private or public.
    • High level of initiative and enthusiasm.
    • Skill in developing scope of work and managing short-term engagements.

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    Short - Term Photographer

     

    Duration: January, 2015 to April 2017

    Responsibilities

    • The Photographer will be responsible for capturing images to support the project by visually documenting the project's impact across the respective components of the project.
    • The photographers will be used to support/illustrate narratives on activities and achievements, and used on the project website, fir brochure, reports success stories, and other avenues

    Approach

    • The location will be in identified project states in its program areas and value chains including but not limited to cassava, maize, rice, white sorghum cocoa, soybean, and agriculture, as well as processing facilities/activities
    • Wide-angles as well as close-up motion shots that capture field activities and the impact of project's accomplishments on the lives of farmers and their household, supported by suitable and telling captions.

    Specific Task/Responsibilities

    • The deliverables (photos and captions) will be used in the project's reports, website, brochures, success stories, contests, and any other platforms deemed acceptable locally and internationally.

    The Responsibilities of the photographers include:

    • Capture photographs that will help to showcase the activities and impact of the project, with particular focus on women, youth and other vulnerable groups.
    • Provide a caption; including photographed activity/location/name of subject(s) where in focus. (The project team will provide the photographers with a caption information form.)
    • Operate and maintain all photography equipment.
    • Download and catalog photos daily.
    • Work collaboratively with project members.
    • Capture the images included on the 'shot' list provided by the project on resumption of duty, as well as other images which meet the purposes of this SOW.
    • Capture 'before' and 'after' images that tells the story of impact or success. This will ideally be carried out over a period of time.

    Timing/Duration

    • An open-ended contract will be issued with an estimated activity time line of an initial 10 days with a possibility of extension; including travel days to/from selected locations.
    • The assignment will commence in January, 2015 to April 2017, and it will be done once every quarter.
    • Timing will be determined by the project activities targeted in the quarter.

    Deliverable

    • Catalogued pictures and photo captions submitted must meet the following minimum criteria:
    • 5-10MB per photo, in focus, good lighting, and correspond to the 'shot' list provided at orientation.
    • The photographer is expected to submit at least 50 100 photos per day on the subject matter referenced in the 'shot' list.
    • Raw photos (unedited) should be submitted. If the photographers chooses to do post-production work, both the raw photo and edited photo must be submitted.
    • Release forms must be submitted with the photos of any pictures of individuals.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Experience photographing diverse themes and producing a variety of desirable images.
    • Ability to move quickly and photograph creatively and from different angles.
    • Experience in operating professional digital photography equipment.
    • Cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills.
    • Journalism or communications background desirable.
    • English language fluency desirable

    Method of Application

    nterested and qualified candidates should forward their CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to position, and three professional references to: recruitment@nigeriamarkets.org

    Note

    • All application should please specify the position applying for in the subject line.
    • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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