DEADLINE: 19th July 2024

Job Description
Monitoring and Evaluation Support Officer 

Locations: Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau States

Reports to: Project Lead

Organizational Background

Connected Development [CODE] is Africa’s leading civil society organization whose mission is to empower marginalized communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of citizens on how to hold their government accountable through the Follow The Money project. CODE provides marginalized and vulnerable communities with resources to amplify their voices with independence and integrity while providing the communities with information that ushers social and economic progress. To enhance effective democratic governance and accountability, CODE creates platforms [mobile and web technologies] that close the feedback loop between citizens and the government. With global expertise and reach, we focus on community outreach, influencing policies, practices, and knowledge mobilization. 

About AGILE Project Third-Party Monitoring (TPM)

The Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project was created against the backdrop of constraints of accessing and completing secondary education facing adolescent girls in Nigeria, as well as the disparities in the education that boys and girls receive; low female adult literacy rate; and poor exposure of girls to economic empowerment opportunities. The AGILE project aims to lay the foundation for a long-term engagement on adolescent girls’ education and empowerment. The project is funded by the World Bank and implemented through the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), under the Ministry’s National Project Coordinating Unit (NPCU). The project provides a holistic approach to improving equitable access to quality education for adolescent girls through improving school infrastructure, providing conditional cash transfers to low-income households, combating social norms that inhibit girls from attending school, and empowering girls with life, digital and economic empowerment skills. AGILE is implemented across a total number of seventeen states, including the parent states: Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Plateau.

CODE has been re-engaged by the NPCU to provide third-party monitoring (TPM) services for the AGILE project. The objective of the TPM is to provide necessary monitoring services and verify the completion of works and services executed across the seven parent states of the AGILE project. The TPM is utilitarian in providing an independent perspective on project performance while augmenting existing monitoring capacities of the NPCU and State Project Implementation Units (SPIU).

Therefore, CODE is calling for a State M&E Support Officer for the AGILE Project who will join the team to carry out the following responsibilities:

S/he will be responsible for assisting the project TPM team to design, coordinate and implement robust monitoring and verification measures for qualitative and quantitative evidence gathering that inform project performance in either of the following states: Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Plateau.

Specific duties:

  • Liaise with the SPIUs to access data on AGILE focal schools by subcomponents in your state for monthly, quarterly and bi-annual TPM monitoring and verification.
  • Conduct monthly TPM through data collection from stakeholders and field observation/monitoring across AGILE focal communities/schools in your state using relevant data collection instruments.
  • Prepare monthly TPM and project reports, and prepare presentations when required.
  • Post real-time information on TPM monthly, quarterly and bi-annual visits on the Management Information System.
  • Conduct bi-annual TPM verification exercise through data collection from stakeholders and field observation/monitoring across sampled schools/communities in your state, across AGILE subcomponents.
  • Support TPM monthly harmonized states reporting, quarterly project reporting and bi-annual reporting; as well as bi-annual and final client verification reporting.
  • Support the HQ project team during training for SPIUs and NPCUs.
  • Provide all the necessary support to the TPM civil engineer in your state.
  • Attend all relevant AGILE project meetings in your state or in Abuja.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the TPM project lead or technical manager

Skills & Qualities  

  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in an M&E position. 
  • Have a BSc/BA degree or HND degree.
  • Experience in data collection from diverse stakeholders, analysis and reporting writing.
  • Experience in using data collection instruments; and good knowledge of safeguarding procedures, do no harm, and research ethics during data collection.
  • Experience in working in communities, and stakeholder management.
  • Advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Fluency in English.
  • An ego-free attitude when it comes to taking constructive feedback and implementing such.
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines.
  • Positive, flexible, solution-oriented, and excited to work with a diverse team of professionals working toward a common goal.
  • Resident in the applicable state.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates should fill out the form provided in the link below. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are strongly advised to apply.

Interested candidates should send 

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