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M&E Specialist At RTI International

Date Posted: 26/Aug/2014
Deadline: 30/Sep/2014

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI International is implementing the five year USAID funded Leadership, Advocacy, Empowerment, and Development (LEAD) project in Nigeria, a project aimed at improving governance and service delivery at the local government level. 

This position is open to experienced local governance professionals and residents of Nigeria only.

RTI International is recruiting to fill the position of:

M&E Specialist (Bauchi)

Job Objectives
M&E Specialist will be based in Bauchi and be responsible for providing oversight for all project results reporting & management in collaboration with COP & project technical staff. Provides M&E technical assistance capacity building for local partner organizations; Ensures successful implementation of performance monitoring plan; Ensures achievement of and accurate reporting on project milestones; Produces performance monitoring reports and other summaries requested by the Project Director and the client; Undertakes analyses of monitoring data to derive lessons for improvement and make recommendations; Oversees performance monitoring reporting associated with project close-out; Develops standardized reporting, performance monitoring, and evaluation among partners.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct baseline assessment and/or special studies for project take-off.
  • Develop M & E Plan (MEP) for the project and CSO partners.
  • Strengthen capacity of program team to undertake result oriented activities using PMP.
  • Mainstream M & E into program planning, designing, and implementation.
  • Guide CSO partners in planning, designing, and implementing activities that aligned with project results.
  • Facilitate participatory sessions to assist program staff in identifying and highlighting achievements of program objectives and outcomes.
  • Oversee the collection of qualitative and quantitative data using various methods (surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, direct observation, or participatory methods).
  • Design data collection tools.
  • Support other units with program implementation.
  • Administrator of the USAID/NMEMS performance reporting system (PRS).
  • Knowledge management.

Required Experience, Skills and Qualification:

  • Technical capacity, knowledge, and experience in the governance domain are required.
  • Direct and demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems (including design of governance indicators and targets) and support staff for governance or closely related projects is required.
  • Demonstrated CSO capacity building experience is required.
  • Good knowledge of USAID or other donor funded reporting formats is required.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • BSC with 10 years’ experience.
  • Degree in Statistics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Demography, Development Studies, Administration, or another related field.

How To Apply:
Please email your cover letter which summarizes how your relevant skills and experience are a match for the position sought and CV in reverse chronological order to: [email protected]
Please be sure to include your email and phone contact. Also include the position applied for in the subject of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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