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Hiring Organization Heifer International
Post Name Manager
Remote No
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary NGN 100000 To NGN 180000 Per Month
Location Abuja, Nigeria 900001

Job Description

Heifer International is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.


This position will manage the development and implementation of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Systems for projects executed within country programs. A strong emphasis is on data collection, integrity, data analysis, reporting, and dissemination to key stakeholders. 


  • Provide support to implement partners in preparing their MELS plans and in using digital tools for data collection and management.
  • Support Heifer-wide research for Learning when needed
  • Elevate MELS-related challenges to Country Director and Program Director for coordination with the SVP – Africa Programs, to find timely solutions.
  •  Design monitoring and evaluation plan incorporating core standard indicators defined by HQ, and set targets for indicators.
  • Create an indicator reference sheet for all indicators.
  • Develop the project Results in Framework & logical framework for all the projects.
  • Design data collection tools, plans, and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Review and adjust M&E plans and targets, tools, and processes periodically.
  • Ensure alignment of the country’s/projects’ M&E plans and procedures with the organization’s standards and requirements.
  • Support the development of a MELS budget and staffing plan per each funded project.
  • Assist in networking with other development organizations, governments, and other line agencies in promoting Heifer’s development model/initiatives, and potential collaborations.
  • Summarize/ aggregate data at a country level and contribute to organization-wide aggregation.
  • Manage all data properly in clean form, and analyze it to use for project management, learning, and meeting all the reporting needs.
  • Ensure timely data availability and report to stakeholders as needed.
  •  Respond to periodic donor and headquarters requests for additional information on project activities and results.
  • Document lessons learned, successes, failures, and best practices via case studies.
  • Develop and monitor CP-level action agendas to ensure that they are refined and acted upon.
  • Equip MELS staff and implementing partners’ staff with skills to deliver MELS activities efficiently.
  • Build implementing partners’ capacity in MELS activities including proper record-keeping and data management.
  • Supervise and manage to support MELS staff for efficient work and maintaining compliance.
  • Provide coaching and training to equip MELS staff to deliver the assigned responsibilities efficiently.
  • Contribute to the recruitment, training, and supervision of external parties that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts.
  • Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and submissions to potential donors. Support research and evaluation initiatives in-country.
  •  Assist in networking with other development organizations, governments, and other line agencies in promoting Heifer’s development model/initiatives, and potential collaborations.
  • Support the Director of Programs in data collection and updating for all Value-chains of interest in the country.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Project Planning, and Management, Economics, Statistics, or other relevant disciplines with a focus on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Eight (8) years of substantial monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Must be eligible to work in Nigeria.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on PMEL/MLE systems.
  •  Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in Nigeria or West Africa.
  •  Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact monitoring.
  • Professional training in project management.

Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture, and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, reporting, and analyzing program performance.
  • Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred), and the Internet.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, Eviews, etc.).
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone, and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  •  Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  •  Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

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