Position Type Full-Time 

Location: Abuja or Sokoto, Nigeria.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager  will provide leadership in ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation of the Nigeria Resilience Activity while liaising with the technical programming staff of the Activity and sub-recipients. The MEL Manager will be accountable for all the monitoring and evaluation, accountability, learning and documentation of technical project related activities, results and program quality. The MEL Manager will lead in routine data analysis and liaises with technical program staff to identify and address issues in a timely manner. The MEL Manager will work closely with the technical staff in knowledge management by documenting processes, successes and lessons learned throughout project implementation.  The MEL Manager is accountable for overseeing the development, implementation, and adherence to monitoring and evaluation systems, work plans, and technical program quality standards. This includes managing processes, procedures, and reporting requirements. The MEL Manager ensures compliance with USG and DDI regulations and best practices for all project sub-recipients, DDI, and individual consortium member organizations of the Nigeria Resilience Project.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to the project sub-recipients, local governments and staff to facilitate institutional capacity assessment to identify major challenges and develop effective capacity building plans and documentation of results.
  • Lead the project consortium partners and all sub-recipients to support the tracking and achievement of the project targets and in close collaboration with the Nigeria Resilience Project M&E Associates, develop a comprehensive M&E system, tools and plans for measuring performance at partner and consortium level.
  • Facilitate the realignment and harmonization of the Activity’s targeting strategies to ensure effective integration and implementation of interventions (periodically review jointly for relevance and effectiveness).
  • Along with the CoP, periodically review progress, integration with other USG-funded partners and achievements of the project to identify bottlenecks and recommend appropriate actions to maintain the program on target.
  • Ensure that the M&E system provides accurate and timely data for project reports to donors and the Government of Nigeria..
  • Support and develop guidelines to accompany the data collection and analysis tools for reports in consultation with the project M&E staff and respective technical and program staff.
  • Provide leadership support to all donor’s reporting requirements (including quarterly, semi-annual and annual technical reports) in a timely manner in coordination with the COP/DCOP.

Key qualifications and requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Monitoring and Evaluation, Agriculture, Statistics, Economics, or Business Administration; 
  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in managing performance monitoring plans, evaluation, collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach (preferably with knowledge of USAID’s CLA approach), and an understanding of agriculture production, market systems and livelihood programming; and 
  • At least (5) years of practical experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to inform activity implementation and results. 

How to Apply: Applicants’ cover letters and résumés should be sent by email to with ‘Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager’ as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is 5:00 PM WAT on Friday, May 31, 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and notified of the next steps.

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