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The USAID/Nigeria’s Northern Education Initiative Plus project (NEI+), being implemented by Creative Associates and EDC, works to improve the quality of and access to education in Nigeria’s Northern states.

Job Position: Senior M&E Specialist At Education Development Center

Job Location: Abuja

Job Description

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for establishing and management of all activities related to tracking the progress of the program results, indicators and targets. This position will ensure that performance monitoring, action research and evaluations meet all program requirements and will track the progress of program activities. He/she is responsible for the overall design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems capable of tracking the project’s progress against identified targets and determining its outcomes. In this capacity, the Senior M&E Specialist will design data collection procedures, tools, and processes as well as oversee data collection efforts. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Has overall responsibility for leading and managing all major M&E tasks related to the project. This includes strategizing and conceiving monitoring and evaluations, setting ongoing priorities; leading implementation, and reviewing technical progress of M&E component.
  • Implements the monitoring and evaluation process including data analysis and reporting.
  • Ensures that the methodologies proposed to measure the program’s impact on access, retention, reading and learning outcomes, school safety, community engagement, gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict-sensitive measures, are consistent and systematically tracked and reported.
  • Creates and updates a comprehensive M&E plan to ensure all required data is collected in a timely manner in order to report progress toward performance indicators. This includes routine (monthly/quarterly) appraisal of performance against targets, challenges to achievement as well as reasons for success.
  • Creates a comprehensive data collection plan, including generation of forms, collection procedures, collection schedule and rapid appraisal of data (timely data monitoring).
  • Routinely analyzes implementation data and proposing performance targets to project leadership per USAID indicator to ensure progress is achieved.
  • Ensures correct compilation of data and database management.
  • Overall management and oversight of M&E agents. This includes conducting regular meetings with M&E Field Officers to improve M&E system and reinforcing capacities of M&E agents.
  • Participates in data analysis for quarterly and annual reports and drafting data analysis sections. Prepares presentations of data for specific audiences as needed
  • Conceives of, organizes and conducts research as needed on identified topics in support of program objectives.


Skills and Experience

  • Candidates for this position must have at least eight years designing, monitoring and evaluating programs.
  • Experience working with USAID education programs is preferred.
  • Candidates must demonstrate success and experience in monitoring results and indicators of education quality, learning outcomes, access, retention and community engagement.


The candidate must have a Master’s Degree in the social sciences or related field.


The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa (FS 2+).

Additional InformationOnly candidates who are invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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VACANCY DEADLINE: April 30, 2020

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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