Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
Economic Growth Division
Position Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than
25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors
and partners alike.
The purpose of the AgCompete project is to strengthen agriculture productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers in Nigeria. The project will be composed of three main components: design of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund for private sector partnerships
and funding to catalyze technological innovations; administration of the Agriculture Competitiveness Fund to develop private sector partnerships and provide grants; and technical assistance that directly supports, coordinates, and organizes qualifying recipients
to achieve the Missions food security objectives. The project will contribute to the Mission’s overall Feed the Future strategy, which looks to improve agriculture competitiveness of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.
Reporting & Supervision:
Reporting to the COP, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director is responsible for all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities. The Director must ensure that all activities are in line with the USAID Feed the Future evaluation policy,
as well as the ADS and monitoring and learning best practices.
- Delivers MEL plan meeting all requirements by USAID;
- Maintains learning agenda for the project;
- Achieves M&E deliverables.
- Provides broad support on MEL design and implementation, monitoring strategies, partner organizations, and organizational capacity assessments;
- Manages the project's web-based M&E database;
- Guides learning agenda; and
- Reviews and updates performance monitoring plans.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- At least a Masters’ degree in business, economics, statistics, international development, or a related field (or, alternately, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5 additional years of relevant experience);
- At least 5 years’ technical experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and results-based management;
- Demonstrated understanding of cost-benefit analysis; and
- Experience in Nigeria is required.
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.