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Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning And Sharing (Theme 5) At Sasakawa Africa Association

Date Posted: 25/May/2014
Deadline: 05/Jun/2014

Thu Sasakawa Africa Association /Sasakawa Global 2000 (SAA/SG2000), a non-profit non-governmental organization with its office in Nigeria, promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Nigeria in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and private sector.

The project is implemented through five interrelated Themes, one is to improve farm productivity (Theme 1), to promotion improved postharvest and agro-processing technologies (Theme 2), to promote public-private partnerships in support of pluralistic extension delivery and market access (Theme 3), to develop agricultural extension advisory services (Theme 4), and to establish a relevant, efficient and effective monitoring, evaluation, learning and sharing system (Theme 5).

Sasakawa Africa Association is expanding its program to cover additional states in the country and would like to recruit qualified candidates from Nigerian nationals for the following positions:

Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing (Theme 5)

Work background

  • Supports the MELS Theme Coordinator in undertaking and implementing MELS activities in Nigeria,
  • Contributes to the design arid adaptation of MELS tools and instruments for implementation,
  • Helps MELS Theme Coordinator in ensuring a common understanding around the designed MELS tools by field staff,
  • Supervises the implementation of MELS planned fields activities especially data collection,
  • Play an active role in data processing, management and analysis, and report writing,
  • Assists MELS Theme Coordinator in the production of quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports and any other reports as required,
  • Assists MELS Theme Coordinator in the planning of annual activities and budgeting including ensuring the alignment of the Program activities to national goals,
  • Helps MELS Theme Coordinator to organize periodical review meetings,
  • Assists MELS Theme Coordinator in the dissemination of SG 2000 - Nigeria lessons and best practices through appropriate learning and sharing platforms, channels and fora,
  • Represents SG 2000 Nigeria MELS Theme in the country as well as outside when needed, and
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the MELS Theme Coordinator and the SG 2000 - Nigeria Country Director in consultation with MELS Theme Director.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in statistics economics or any other related field, a masters degree will bear added advantage,
  • At least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E),
  • Expertise in data collection, processing, management and analysis,
  • Excellent computer skills especially in SPSS, STATA, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of ArcGIS is an advantage.
  • Be physically and mentally able to work in rural areas,
  • Good knowledge of local languages of SG 2000 - Nigeria intervention areas,
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, and
  • Willing to work under pressure in a multidisciplinary team.

Conditions and Remuneration

  • Contract for one year, with possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funds.
  • Duty station is Kano, with frequent travel within the country.
  • Salary based on the organization scale

Method of Application

  • Interested professionals are requested to submit an application, including the following nonreturnable documents:
    • Application letters stating intent of interest.
    • Curriculum Vitae with three referees.
    • Copies of credentials.
    • All applications must be made electronically using the following email or postal address: [email protected] or The Country Director, Sasakawa Global, Sasakawa Global 2000, No.8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa, P.M.B. 5190, Kano
  • Candidates will be pre-screened and only short listed ones will be invited for interview.

Female candidates are encourages are to apply.

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