• Current Job Vacancy at Mercy Corps Nigeria

  • Posted on: 21 March, 2016 Deadline: 31 March, 2016
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  • Mercy Corps is a global, non-governmental organization, which exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

    Mercy Corps works in the areas of emergency relief, sustainable economic development and civil society. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 94 nations. Mercy Corps Nigeria is collaborating with the Federal Government of Nigeria, the UK Department for International Development and USAID partners implementing economic development programs throughout the country, and opened its Nigeria Field Office in December 2012.

    M&E Consultant

     

    Project Background

    The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) project is an innovative intervention funded by the UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) and the Coca-Cola Company. The project aims to improve learning outcomes and economic status of marginalized adolescent girls aged 16-19 in the Northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.

    ENGINE works with girls in formal and informal education to increase their learning opportunities and outcomes to prepare them for future economic activities. Mercy Corps Nigeria leads the implementation of ENGINE working with local partners and community volunteers to deliver the objectives of the project designed to reach 18,000 beneficiaries across 18 Local Government Areas in the aforementioned states. The project is currently running its second cycle/phase of implementation.

    Purpose of Consultancy

    Mercy Corps seeks a Consultant who will conduct needs assessment/capacity mapping in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) relevant to girl education and economic empowerment  across 18 LGAs in Kano, Kaduna, FCT and Lagos to identify data gaps and review M&E systems as it relates to girl programming. The output of this consultancy will be used to strengthen the systems within government institutions across implementation local government areas and states.

    Deliverables and major responsibilities

    The Consultant will conduct an assessment in Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Education at the national, state and local government levels, State Universal Basis Education (SUBEB), Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Secondary School Management Board, Women Empowerment Centers and other relevant government parastatals. For the assessment, the consultant will perform the below illustrative tasks:

    {C}Ø  Visit the 18 ENGINE LGAs across the 4 states where ENGINE is implemented to assess the current situation of data, data need, capacity of data officers and gaps in M&E systems
    {C}Ø  Identify government activities and programs targeted at girl child education in each state
    {C}Ø  Outline what the documentation system currently exists and the gaps in each state
    {C}Ø  Compile a detailed report outlining suggestions and recommendations for Mercy Corps work

    Qualification

    The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the below experience, skills and proficiencies.

    Experience

    • Five to ten years of relevant, progressively responsible, development research experience is required.
    • Understanding of MDAs operations and structure within the Nigerian context
    • Experience working in Northern States of Nigeria.

    Skills/Proficiencies

    The successful candidate will demonstrate:

    • Excellent research skills, communication and reporting skills
    • Ability to understand organizational structure and work through and leverage administrative systems.
    • Thorough knowledge and expertise on Nigerian Gender Programming.

    Reporting Line: The Consultant will work with the Acting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor on the ENGINE project.

    Method of Application

    All concept note, workplan and budget should be sent in a sealed envelope addressed to the

    Operations Manager,
    Mercy Corps Nigeria.
    No 3 Adeleye Close,
    Off Usman Sarki Crescent Utako,
    Abuja.

    Kindly indicate “ENGINE M&E Consultant” on the top right corner of the envelope. The applications should be received on or before 5:00pm of 31st March, 2016.

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