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Date Posted

Jun 03, 2015



Job Title

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer At Research Assistant At The International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Type



The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015/029)

Position: Background and Responsibilities

• The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer will work in direct liaison

 with the other centers (IITA and ICRISAT) M & E officers, AfDB contract

staff, and will report to the AfricaRice Regional Representative through the

 rice commodity specialist. The M & E officer will be responsible for the

development and application of appropriate M & E methods and tools for all

activities of the ATASP-1 project. He/she shall coordinate the process of data

collection, analyses, report writing and gathering of information necessary for

 ascertaining the attainment of the project objectives.  He/she will coordinate

M&E activities closely with the AfricaRice M&E expert based at AfricaRice

HQ in terms of methodology to ensure coherence of approaches across

 AfricaRice and across the project.

• S/he will undertake the following functions:


Information Collection and Analyses

• Explore and gather information from various sources including participatory

 field exercises, field surveys and interviews, project documents, Reports of

National Bureau of statistics (NBS), National Planning Commission (NPC),

AfDB official reports, FAO and World Bank reports on Nigeria Economic

 and Agricultural sectors.


• Develop and manage project database in a manner that will be easily

retrievable by staff and partners. These shall include the baseline and all

 subsequent data or information generated through project implementation

economic and statistical analysis of the rice commodity value chain.

• In collaboration with other project staff, establish relevant indicators

 including local criteria and indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of

 Rice Value Chain Development and Socio-Organizational improvements in

 project areas.

• Generate relevant data in close collaboration with other project staff like

 the Agronomist, Seed Systems Specialist and Rice Commodity Specialist on

 the agronomic, socio-economic, cultural and institutional aspects of rice

 value chain development in the target Rice Hubs. Collate and analyse data/

 information for annual and periodic assessment of AfricaRice-ATAPs

project outputs.


Monitoring and Training

• Plan and implement activities related to the monitoring of project activities

 based on pre-established indicators at household, groups and field levels in

 all project areas.

• Plan and organize meetings and fora for dialogue that results in information

 gathering and monitoring with farmers and other rice sector stakeholders.

• Prepare monitoring schedules, action plans to track and follow-up all input

data/ information as well as ensure the integration of all data.

• Build capacity for project staff involved in M & E data collection.


Project Evaluation and Training

• Supervise as may be required in conjunction with engaged consultants and

the AfDB project task officer, field surveys on aspects of project outcomes.

• Draw important lessons from project implementation and organize annual

M & E review meetings with leaders of farmer groups, district and other

project implementation team.


Report and Narratives Writing

• Undertake periodic reporting on M&E of the project in accordance with

 established reporting format, schedules and periodicity for project

management and donors’ interest.

• Write monitoring reports for use of project implementation team and

 donors. Review recommendations of the Annual Program Review (APR),

identify needs and define actions to address bottlenecks and problems in

 project implementation.


Feedback and Accountability

• Make periodic reports to the project managers as maybe required for

program documentation and reporting to partners.

• Contribute to AfricaRice periodic and annual planning process by furnishing

 timely information on the M & E aspects of the ATASP-1 project. Coordinate

 activities closely with the AfricaRice M&E expert in terms of methodology

 to ensure coherence of approaches across AfricaRice and across the project.

• Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualification and Experience


M.Sc. in Social Science, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or related

 discipline. Specialized post graduate training in project management/M&E

 with minimum of 5 years working experience in bilateral or multilateral

donor-funded programs with at least 3 years of specific responsibility as

M&E Officer.


General Information

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions

in a pleasant campus environment.

2 years


Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with

their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three

professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or

applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA


Year of Experience

5-10 year


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