Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington, D.C (www.chemonics.com), seeks qualified candidates for a five-year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The positions will be based in Abuja and Warri. Any successful candidates will possess the following:
He or She will be responsible for analyzing and processing all value chain data, applying problem-solving skills to project challenges and recognizing opportunities for process improvement. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for assisting in the monitoring and reporting of performance indicators and results, developing methods and milestones to monitor progress towards project goals. He or She shall help to develop project strategy to ensure that project activities and assignments are carried out as planned and the project objectives are being achieved. His/her main duties include but not limited to the following tasks:
Develop and ensure application of effective monitoring, tracking and reporting systems, tools and templates that enable and enhance regular monitoring of outputs and programme quality across the regions and generate quality evidence at various programme levels
Work with regional teams and service providers to ensure effective value chain M&E processes and mechanisms are in place, including supporting set up and ongoing technical support of the Output Tracker for project outputs
Provide technical support on project design, strategic development, and overall annual planning and reporting processes Champion knowledge management through the sharing of evaluations and lessons learned from the project sites including the facilitation of sharing of recommendations and lessons learned from evaluations and otherleaming initiatives
Work with the regional offices, service providers and country office to identify M&E training and capacity building requirements, and to develop capacity building plans and coordination mechanisms for training delivery.
Where necessary, provide trainings for the regional teams and technical staff on project's M&E systems, including essential procedures for design and M&E, project's annual planning and reporting in compliance with the project's Quality Framework
Develop a thorough understanding of data collection abilities, data processing procedures, and stakeholder needs. Maintain and update the e-Monitor system as necessary; assist with data entry in the e-Monitor system, USAID/Nigeria Performance Reporting System (PRS) and Feed the Future Monitoring Systems (FTFMS)
Actively participate in report production including formatting, layout, and design.
Efficiently track, analyze report and update objectives, activities, indicators, and results over the life of the project.
Assist in reviewing cost, yield and income survey data for accuracy.
Carry out any other assignment that may be assigned to himlher from time to time.
A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences including Agricultural Economics, Basic Sciences, Statistics etc. with professional training and working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. Agricultural and value chain experience will be added advantage
At least 2 years demonstrated progressive experience in program monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management in the context of a development project.
Excellent understanding and applications of computerized database development, system. processes and applications. Demonstrable skills and experience in development of M&E tools. data analysis, data quality assessments, and data use Past experience in use and applications of geographic information systems and computer based field data collection techniques:
Excellent Interpersonal skills, excellent oral, writing and presentation skills.
Excellent skills and ability to train staff and influence stakeholders and staff to employ M&E for effective programming
Ability to work as a team player. Foster goodwill and build coalitions with relevant groups, organizations, agencies and businesses, private or public .
Willing to travel at least 60% of the time and work extra hours in meeting program deadlines
Location of Assignment and reporting: Tentatively based in Abuja but witha possibility of deployment in the regional offices. The M&E officer will be supervised by the M&E Manager
The Grants and Subcontracts Officer will assist in the drafting of grants and subcontracts policies, procedures, and templates, maintain electronic and hard-copy tracking systems for all grants and subcontracts. He/she will work under the supervision of the GSF Manager, communicate with Grantees/Subcontractors whenever necessary, and keep track of Grantees/Subcontractors reporting requirements.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the GSF Manager in the process of oversight and management of procedures according to Chemonics and USAID rules and regulations. Specfic procedures include solicitation, selection, award, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out of local sub-contracts and grants.
In coordination with the GSF Manager, establish financial, accounting, and administrative procedures for control of funds and expenditures, including appropriate reporting and authorities .
Perform pre-award assessments to determine applicant management and technical capacity to administer grant awards, when necessary.
Process deliverables and prepare check requests for payment.
Draft and manage subcontracts, grants and purchase orders.
Analyze, assess, and assist with budgetary and financial aspects of grant proposals, recipient financial management capacities and needs, and disbursement of grants.
Ensure effective communication between project staff, subcontractors and grant awardees such that grant recipients are provided with suitable technical advice and assistance in the fields of management, including financial management and sustainability.
Monitor compliance of all agreements governing the award of subcontracts and grants, and prepare reports to the GSF Manager and other senior-level technical staff as requested.
Ensure the highest level of honesty, integrity, openness and transparency in administering grant award processes and procedures.
Maintain subcontracts and grants documentations such that files are current, complete, and audit-ready at all times.
In conjunction with the GSF team, ensure overall integrity in the administration of grants/sub>;ontract award processes and procedures.
Report any concerns or issues, whether verified or not, to senior management through supervisor .
Perform additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Economics, Accounting/Finance, Business Administration with at least two years working experience in related field.
Excellent skill in using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel.
Good data management skills.
Experience managing grants under an USAID contract.
Knowledge of USAIO regulations, subcontract procedure and good administrative skills will be added advantages.
Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. with multi-national colleagues, sometimes in demanding and/or busy circumstances.
Demonstrates leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Location of Assignment and Reporting:This position is based in Abuja with intermittent travel to rural Nigerian states. The GSF Officer shall be supervised by the GSF Manager.
Ten years experience as a professional driver.
Three years experience as a driver for an international donor or project preferred.
A minimum of primary-level schooling.
Ability to read and write English is required for proper documentation of movement records.
A valid driver's license is compulsory.
Must have good knowledge of Warri roads. environs and major cities in Nigeria
location of Assignment: Warri, Delta State.
Please, apply only If you have the required qualifications and work experience by emailing a full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position, not later than May 2, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify 'the position' in the subject line, Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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