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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor USAID\'s Markets and Nutrition (M&N) - Niger

Location:Niger
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Other
Description:Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is seeking applications for Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor for the anticipated USAID Markets & Nutrition project in Niger. M&N will serve as the lead markets development activity for USAID\'s Resilience in the Sahel II Project (RISE II) and the Sahel Development Partnership. M&N has the following Goal and Expected Results:

M&N Goal: Strengthen market systems such that household incomes and nutritional status are sustainably improved.
Result 1: Enhanced performance of commodity market systems
Result 2: Increased utilization of quality inputs and services
Result 3: Increased local consumption of nutritious, safe foods

The MEL Advisor will provide leadership and technical guidance to M&N staff and partners on all MEL related activities. This position reports directly to the Chief of Party.

This is an anticipated five-year project with a budget of $34 - $37M. Position is contingent upon award and funding.

 

Duties:• Lead the development, implementation, refinement, and harmonization of M&N\'s MEL system
• Identify and train staff on appropriate and relevant indicators in line with international and national M&E standards
• Oversee the program\'s robust learning component, including providing technical assistance for the project baseline, mid-line, and end-line and developing a research dissemination plan
• Ensure on-time, accurate, and quality reporting according to contract
• Build capacity of local stakeholders and project staff in relevant M&E topics, including data dissemination and use for program improvement; build the capacity of the project sites and support them to effectively introduce and maintain the project M&E systems and processes
• Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant ministries on project-linked M&E, as appropriate

 

 

 

Qualifications:• Masters Degree or higher in economics, business, international development, agricultural economics, agribusiness or a related field
• Minimum 10 years of relevant monitor and evaluation experience in commercial value chains, food security, and economic growth with an emphasis on development and marketing of agricultural products
• Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
• Experience designing program M&E plans and logical frameworks and monitoring their implementation
• Ability to lead multi-method project baseline and end-line evaluations that include focus group discussions and key informant interviews
• Experience working with development programming in contexts similar to Niger; experience working in West Africa, particularly Niger
• Knowledge of different M&E tools, approaches, and methods in addition to experience working with grant making organizations
• Working experience in training, coaching and mentoring teams in monitoring-related techniques and methods
• Knowledge and past experience with GIS tools
• Demonstrated capacity building experience
• Excellent written and spoken English and French
• Niger nationals are highly encouraged to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application through: https://lwr.org/jobs



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