Monitoring and Evaluation Experts – West Africa at Plan International

Plan International is a global non-governmental organisation that focuses on child rights and equality for girls. We support young people to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, access services and lead fulfilling lives. Inclusivity is a central pillar of our work and we place a specific focus on girls and young women, especially the most vulnerable. Additionally, we strive to reach the most marginalised communities and those with disabilities, who are most often left behind. Plan believes that gender inequality and harmful social norms need to be challenged in order for girls and young women to be empowered to realise their rights. We therefore adopt an inclusive, gender transformative approach in our work.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert – West Africa

Location: Nigeria

Job Summary

  • We have been implementing projects, carrying out research and influencing policy and practice for over 75 years. We are present in over 70 countries. Plan is currently carrying out research and programmes with communities, CSOs, research and implementation partners and governments to contribute to the eradication of modern day slavery and human trafficking in West Africa and in key hot spots globally.
  • We are calling for Monitoring and Evaluation Experts for our database for a consultancy contract. We will be looking to draw-down from this database early summer 2019 for deployment on a multi-year DFID programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework for a human trafficking prevention programme in Southern Nigeria
  • Develop key performance indicators to monitor progress towards the programmatic outputs
  • Manage a team of M&E staff to undertake monitoring visits to CSOs and develop reports on their progress
  • Work with the other key technical team members to flag any areas of concern and suggest new ways of working to counter these
  • Work closely with the child protection and gender expert to ensure programmatic actives continue with a do no harm approach
  • Develop monitoring tools that can be used by CSOs to enable them to self-assess their progress against their goals

Job Requirements
Required experience:

  • 10 years’ experience as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Expert working on technical assistance programmes
  • 5 years’ experience as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Expert for related projects in West Africa
  • Previous experience of managing a team of key technical staff across a consortium
  • Proven track of involvement in successful DFID-funded projects
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria and the West African region
  • In-depth knowledge of the complexities of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, the drivers, actors and affected vulnerable groups
  • Thorough understanding of the UK governments PPPP strategy in dealing with Modern Slavery

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or International Development or related subject
  • Master’s in international development (or a related subject) with a strong emphasis on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Desirable experiences and qualifications
  • Language skills in any of the main languages spoken in Edo State (Edo, Esan and Okpamheri)
  • Previous experience working in Edo State, Nigeria
  • Established contacts CSO in Edo State in Nigeria
  • Established contacts with relevant, NGO’s and other related stakeholders in respect to Human trafficking and Modern Slavery in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
17th April, 2019.

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