Niger: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor USAID’s Markets and Nutrition (M&N) – NigerAbuja, Nigeria 109 views

Closing Date : 2019-11-30
Duty Station : Abuja, Nigeria
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Organization: Lutheran World Relief
Country: Niger
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is seeking applications for Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor for the anticipated USAID Markets & Nutrition project in Niger. M&N will serve as the lead markets development activity for USAID s Resilience in the Sahel II Project (RISE II) and the Sahel Development Partnership. M&N has the following Goal and Expected Results:

M&N Goal:Strengthen market systems such that household incomes and nutritional status are sustainably improved.

Result 1:Enhanced performance of commodity market systems

Result 2:Increased utilization of quality inputs and services

Result 3:Increased local consumption of nutritious, safe foods

The MEL Advisor will provide leadership and technical guidance to M&N staff and partners on all MEL related activities. This position reports directly to the Chief of Party.

This is an anticipated five-year project with a budget of $34 – $37M. Position is contingent upon award and funding.


Lead the development, implementation, refinement, and harmonization of M&N s MEL system

Identify and train staff on appropriate and relevant indicators in line with international and national M&E standardsOversee the program s robust learning component, including providing technical assistance for the project baseline, mid-line, and end-line and developing a research dissemination planEnsure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting according to contractBuild capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant M&E topics, including data dissemination and use for program improvement; build the capacity of the project sites and support them to effectively introduce and maintain the project M&E systems and processesParticipate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries on project-linked M&E, as appropriate

The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

Masters Degree or higher in economics, business, international development, agricultural economics, agribusiness or a related field

Minimum 10 years of relevant monitor and evaluation experience in commercial value chains, food security, and economic growth with an emphasis on development and marketing of agricultural products

Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations

Experience designing program M&E plans and logical frameworks and monitoring their implementation

Ability to lead multi-method project baseline and end-line evaluations that include focus group discussions and key informant interviews

Experience working with development programming in contexts similar to Niger; experience working in West Africa, particularly Niger

Knowledge of different M&E tools, approaches, and methods in addition to experience working with grant making organizations

Working experience in training, coaching and mentoring teams in monitoring-related techniques and methods

Knowledge and past experience with GIS tools

Demonstrated capacity building experience

Excellent written and spoken English and French

Niger nationals are highly encouraged to apply

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Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application through:

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