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West Africa MEL Advisor At TechnoServe, Monday 7, January 2019
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:33:34 AM »
TechnoServe, Inc. (www.technoserve.org) is an international nonprofit development organization founded in 1968. TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. In West Africa, we operate in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, and Côte d’Ivoire. Across the region, we implement a range of large-scale value chain interventions, agribusiness
programs and entrepreneurship/economic empowerment projects. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
TechnoServe utilizes logical frameworks, timely data reporting, and rapid feedback loops to guide program design and adaptive management. Projects range from direct implementation to market systems development and hybrid models, depending on the client and the context. We embrace continuous learning and course correction to maximize impact.

WEST AFRICA MEL ADVISOR
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Regional Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor provides technical assistance, M&E systems development and capacity building across TechnoServe’s West
Africa portfolio. The Advisor ensures that the foundational building blocks for managing to impact are in place within program, country and regional teams. The primary internal
‘customers’ for the position include Program Managers and Country Directors, for whom the Advisor will ensure that local M&E / Program staff and systems are able to produce M&E data
in a timely and relevant manner for project decision-making. The Advisor will collaborate closely with regional backstopping and program development teams, and have an indirect
reporting relationship to the West Africa regional director and will directly report to the Director of Impact at headquarters.

Impact:
As a result of the Regional MEL’s leadership, projects in the West Africa region will be managed more efficiently and effectively, allowing TechnoServe to generate deeper impact
among the populations it seeks to serve.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary responsibility of the West Africa MEL Advisor is to ensure the availability of timely, high quality data and analysis to enable adaptive management across the region.

In particular the Advisor will:
Advise on theories of change and logical frameworks. Provide M&E plans as part of project proposals, and ensure proposals have sufficient resources to adequately and
cost-effectively perform M&E,
Ensure best of class M&E implementation
Inventory the M&E status of each project and ensure they meet organizational standards, including best practices in measuring gendered impact
○ Provide direct support at critical project junctures, in particular project inception, to establish the mechanisms for data-driven decision-making and feedback
loops.
○ Supervise external consultants performing M&E tasks as required Collaborate with country directors and regional management to systematically improve
the structures, processes and resources that enable application of good MEL practices, including standardization of tools and technology use
Supervise Regional Database Administrators to ensure the build-out of data management technology that supports real-time data collection and reporting,
Support the hiring, supervision and performance evaluation of project and country-level M&E staff,
Support the exchange of information and knowledge to improve project implementation by participating and contributing to internal and external fora.
Shepherd annual impact reporting from their regions; Co-present the results (with Country Director) to the Impact team for review.
Required Skills& Experience:
Soft skills, including the ability to influence and build capacity as well as excellent causal logic thinking, are as important to the success of this role as quantitative and analytical skills.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
A bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as economics, business administration, statistics or others and a minimum of 5 years of experience designing, managing and
implementing multidisciplinary and results-based M&E systems in an international context OR a master's degree and 3 years of similar experience
Experience integrating gender into measurement and evaluations
Background in a range of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative research approaches
Experience in building logical models and revising them periodically through a project’s life cycle.
Proven ability to translate research, methodologies, and data into accessible formats for colleagues with non-technical backgrounds
A commitment to coaching staff to support their development.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated track record of producing high quality, well-written deliverables
A demonstrated capacity for management. Examples include successful project management, personnel management, work plan management, and/or financial
management
A demonstrated ability to coordinate and communicate effectively and diplomatically with a range of external and internal colleagues including donors, partners and senior
and junior team members across diverse cultures
Inherent value and respect for voices of staff at all organizational levels, external stakeholders, and the women and men we work with.
Fluency in English strongly preferred; proficiency in French and local languages desirable.
Physical Requirements:
The person in this position must be able to:

Travel, both domestic and international;
Remain in a stationary position for an extended number of hours throughout the day using a computer, frequently communicating by telephone or Skype, and meeting with
others;
Occasionally move items weighing up to 20 lbs. and able to transport and position their luggage when traveling;
Occasionally ascend/descend stairs; and Frequently move about inside the office to access files, cabinets, office machinery, and
meeting rooms.
 
TO APPLY
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document
consisting of:

Cover letter
CV

Submit to nigeriajobs@tns.org . Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high
volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

DUE DATE: 30 January, 2019

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