Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Job Opportunity - GEMS2 M&E lead and Skills Intervention Manager



 Job Location – Lagos

Coffey International Development manages the Construction and Real Estate (GEMS2) component of the joint DFID / World Bank Growth, Employment and Markets in States (GEMS) programme in Nigeria.

To effectively implement the programme strategic objectives, Coffey International Development is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions;

1.     Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

The core purpose of the position is to work with each all members of the technical team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the project delivery.
The position holder will work with the Intervention Managers to plan, coordinate, monitor and report progress towards achievements of set targets as outlined in the Programme logframe.  
The position holder will also be responsible for coordinating collection of primary and secondary data requirements as deemed necessary. He/she will also provide assistance in aggregating the results from the intervention level M&E systems to the level of the overall programme.

Key Tasks includes:
·       Assist in the preparation and design of M&E strategy, systems, templates, and intervention monitoring framework (IMF) for intervention managers.
·       Prepare project’s M&E internal and external reporting milestones detailing output deliverables, person responsible and associated deadlines.
·       Assist intervention leads in the design and completion of intervention rationale, results chains, action plans, research summaries and measurement plans
·       Gather quarterly data and forecasted targets for key indicators of change
·       Work with the Intervention Managers and the Head of Finance and Administration to apportion project inputs/costs across interventions, specific activities and outputs so as to inform the value for money assessment of specific interventions.
·       Facilitate and manage primary data collection. This could involve: drafting the research requirement (TOR), drafting the research tools, coordinating the recruitment of suitable research firms, managing the selected research firm during the data collection phase and facilitating delivery of data in a timely fashion and to an appropriate quality standard.
·       Draft quarterly and annual Monitoring Reports
·       Assist with the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Plans for new interventions as they come on stream over the lifetime of the Programme
·       Liaise with other GEMS components to coordinate approach to M&E

Requirement, Qualifications and Experience
·      An advanced degree in Social Science or equivalent relevant experience
·      Relevant experience in designing and implementing organisational level systems for M&E
·      Demonstrable experience of both qualitative and quantitative social research techniques
·      Proven IT skills, with experience of developing, maintaining and manipulating large databases and using other analytical tools for research purposes
·      Ability to create effective and efficient systems for gathering and analysing complex data
·      Strong attention to detail and highly organised
·      Leadership qualities to inspire others and team player (in person and virtual)
·      Adaptation skills: ability to work well in a multicultural environment and in a team
·      Highly motivated, responsible, self-directed, resourceful and flexible
·      Report-writing skills – experience with donor-funded programme reporting would be desirable


2.     Skills Intervention Manager

The aim of the position is to lead and manage a number of programme interventions within skills development and business servies work streams and ensure that it effectively delivers against its terms of reference and budget. 

Key Tasks includes:
·     Review existing documentation particularly the intervention monitoring frameworks and the output facilitation strategies that includes background information, results chains,  indicators of change, action plans for the skills and business development services work stream
·     Reflect with the team the relevance of the existing interventions to Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) principles and to the project-wide results chain
·     Meet with the key stakeholders to have a better insight into some of the interventions underway and explore potential for new interventions
·     Following from the initial review and assessment, in consultation with the team leader and intervention managers review and/or redraft the results chains for specific interventions within skills development and business services
·     Provide advisory support to the interventions underway and in consultation with the team leader and based on the existing research design and initiate new interventions that has potential for scale
·     Provide adequate support and mentoring for the  junior staff involved in the skills interventions
·     In all aspects above, the position holder will consider the total geographic scope of the GEMS2, and the WEE (Women Economic Empowerment) strategy of GEMS2

Requirement, Qualifications and Experience
·      A degree in Economics, Social Science or equivalent experience in private sector development, or a related field
·      At least eight years’ experience in development sphere
·      Knowledge of strategic planning and managing change
·       Good understanding of data management and analysis
·      Experience of involving the community and other stakeholders in service design and delivery
·      Proven understanding of private sector development
·      Excellent analytical capabilities, with an ability to think creatively and to communicate ideas effectively with a team.
·      Good verbal and written communication skills
·      Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective relationships with a range of people
·      Project management experience, exposure to technical assistance projects, an ability to bring together sector stakeholders and an understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation principles.

Method of Application: Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to; hr@rhizomeng.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 12th, 2012

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