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Exciting Career Opportunity At Coffey International Limited

Date Posted: 21/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Location Nigeria

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant or Senior Consultant

The Organisation and the Project
With four decades of experience and more than 1500 development professionals, Coffey International Development is one of the world’s most experienced and reliable international development consulting companies. We are the trusted advisers to many donor agencies, national governments and private sector organisations around the globe.

We are managing the DFID/World Bank funded ‘Growth and Employment in States’ (GEMS) programme in Nigeria that seeks to improve income and employment opportunities within Nigeria’s wholesale and retail sector, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced M&E Consultant or Senior Consultant to work in Nigeria based in either Lagos or Abuja on a four year economic growth project using the markets for the poor approach.

The project is developing interventions in the horticulture supply chain with the upgrading of collection centres/packing centres to improve washing and grading facilities and the development of a crate rental facilities operation; local rice processing and branding and improved image of local produce; development of buyer groups of micro distributors; provision of B2B mobile money service; cross border trade.
The Position
The consultant will support the team to establish and maintain a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that meets the needs of the program and Development Partners. The consultant will work closely with the project staff to strengthen capacity in using a range of M&E methods and in using data for strategic decision-making.

The main responsibilities of a Consultant will include:
• Support the project in quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis at all stages of project implementation from baseline, monitoring and impact evaluation;
• Work with implementation managers to develop and manage research as well as M&E and studies. This may include drafting terms of reference, developing methodologies, supporting and undertaking analysis, drafting deliverables;
• Support the research and M&E work to ensure the delivery of high quality evidence based deliverables;
• Advise and support the development and management of the M&E systems and processes;
• Develop the capacity of key members of the project team in research and M&E including mentoring, coaching and training.
The Person
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of economics or private sector development, a good grounding in and experience of applying social research methods (quantitative and qualitative research) and will be able to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:
• A good understanding (based on previous experience) of the main approaches, methods and tools used in the M&E of market interventions;
• Understanding, knowledge and or training in Markets for the poor approach (M4P) and DCED standards and their application;  
• Evidence of applying different quantitative research techniques (e.g. statistical analysis, sample survey design and implementation) and qualitative research techniques (e.g. interviewing, focus groups, workshops, case studies);
• Good knowledge of statistical analysis and statistics programmes such as SPSS, STATA or similar. 
• 5 years or more experience of M&E as applied in programmes and / or services and experience of working oversees;
• Good command of the English language – written and spoken

Candidates with practical experience in West Africa will be highly regarded. Interviews may be held on a rolling basis so early applications are encoureged.

Coffey International Development’s recruitment processes are aligned with the principles of our Child Protection Policy and Gender Equality Guidelines. Click here to read Coffey International Limited's code of conduct. Please select "Back" after viewing rather than closing the browser.

Coffey International Limited is a specialist professional services consultancy specialising in geosciences, international development, and project management. Operating for more than 52 years, we are well known in our markets for deep technical skills and market-leading solutions to complex tasks. Coffey is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: COF).
Our international development consulting business is one of the most trusted and experienced around the world, working alongside governments and agencies to strengthen local communities. We use our specialist expertise and local knowledge to deliver programs that build long-lasting local capacity and improve a range of social indicators. Our regional offices have strong affiliations with key governments and are based in Australia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

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