MEL Specialist – Economic Growth and Environment, USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Support Activity (MELSA), at Social Impact (SI)
Collaborate with the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and CLA Leads to contribute to the implementation of MEL activities. Help to support the integration of MEL into learning and continuous quality improvement efforts.
Monitoring responsibilities : Participate in activity case studies, site visits to monitor activities, and conduct data quality assessments (DQAs). Conduct review of existing project- and activity-level MEL plans and recommend refinements to USAID/Nigeria’s MEL plan.
Assessment/Evaluation responsibilities : Manage and/or participate on evaluation teams, including conducting data collection throughout Nigeria, data analysis, and report writing. Conduct and/or support analyses and assessments as needed, including but not limited to assessments for the midcourse stocktaking for the 2020-2025 CDCS and any successor CDCS, Political Economy Analysis, Gender Analysis, etc.
CLA responsibilities : Support training USAID, Government of Nigeria, and implementing partner staff on MEL. Facilitate and/or support multiple learning events bringing together a variety of stakeholders.
Other responsibilities : Provide timely inputs and quality deliverables for all assignments. Develop program recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data. Develop dissemination plans for reporting and sharing findings with USAID/Nigeria. Other ad hoc MEL activities, as required.
Master’s degree in economic growth, environment, or a related field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in EGE-related fields, or Ph.D./Master’s degree and four years of relevant experience in EGE-related fields.
Demonstrated technical expertise in food security, agriculture, energy, private sector engagement, and/or water resource management in Nigeria.
Experience conducting MEL activities related to these sectors including: development of MEL plans at the activity and project level, monitoring activities, data quality assessments, evaluations, MEL training and capacity building, implementing learning agenda activities, as well as other MEL technical activities.
Strong qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills. Proficiency in relevant software such as SPSS, Stata, NVivo, or others preferred.
Substantial experience working with USAID and local stakeholders in managing evaluation processes.
Knowledge of and hands-on experience with the USAID program cycle and evaluation policy.
Excellent communication, writing, facilitation, and presentation skills.
Fluency in spoken and written English required.
Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and implementing partners.
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