Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-015
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract: 2-year renewable contract

Job Duties

  • Monitor progress of project activities identify successes and constraints of implementation and prepare progress reports.
  • Conduct field monitoring and validation.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation system operational framework/plan in consultation with the Project director and Head of M&E.
  • Update project result framework and log frame in consultation with the Project director and Head of M&E.
  • Design and manage monitoring and evaluation systems for YAW project including monitoring the plans and managing the implementation.
  • Design, develop and revise electronic data collection and monitoring and evaluation processes, tools and methods.
  • Manage databases and use SPSS / STATA for analysis of information to assess progress of the project.
  • Facilitate the planning and preparation of annual work plans with a focus on targets.
  • Facilitate the submission of updated annual and quarterly target of the projects.
  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports.
  • Support the Project director and Head of M&E Unit in preparing different types of reports and documents as required.
  • Carryout out facilitating mid-term and end of term project review
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Program Evaluation, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies or related field with five (5) years’ experience or B.Sc / HND in Program Evaluation, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies, or agriculture related field performing similar role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient user of computer software packages related to database management and data analysis.
  • Have ability to use basic packages such as Excel, PPT and other statistical packages.
  • Have strong experience working with theory of change, logical framework design, performance indicator selection and results-based planning approaches.
  • Have strong experience developing web-based M&E systems.
  • Have experience working with scientists and conducting household surveys and impact evaluation studies
  • Have strong experience using ONA/ODK for data collection.
  • Have experience with quantitative / qualitative analytical techniques.
  • Have strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have strong coordination, organizational and strong analytical skills.
  • Have strong experience in writing reports and intercultural communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate is a proficient user of computer software packages related to database management and data analysis.
  • Ability to use basic packages such as Excel, PPT and other statistical packages.

Remuneration
We offer a highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
29th June, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their Applications include Covering Letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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