Coffey International Development Job for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager in Nigeria 4 views

Coffey International Development, we specialize in geoservices,

international development and project management work in partnership

with our clients across the globe.

We create value throughout the asset lifecycle in the transport and

property infrastructure, and energy

and resources, sectors.We deliver

vital international aid projects for our clients.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Job no: 495232

Location: Nigeria

Work type: Contract

Nigeria Policing Programme

Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) is a 30 month, 4.2 million

national programme funded by Her Majesty’s Government’s (HMG), Conflict,

Security and Stabilisation Fund (CSSF). Its aim is to improve delivery

of safety and security by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in target

states, and strengthen internal and external accountability mechanisms

in support of this. NPP is a national programme that will target its

work in selected localities where the political imperative for improved

NPF delivery is high.

To this effect NPP has started its work in Borno State looking

at local level policing capacity, building on this to support the NPF at

the State and Federal levels to become an effective and primary

provider of safety and security nationwide. We expect the programme to

expand into another two states over the coming 12 months.

At its heart, NPP will be an active and applied learning

programme. We will monitor our interventions, activities and delivery

environment to understand when and how we need to adapt our work to try

and achieve the best results possible.

NPP will also develop learning for wider security and justice

programming in unstable environments. We will use our monitoring results

to answer targeted questions about what has, and has not worked,

attempting to understand the why behind this. This wider learning will

be disseminated across security sector actors in Nigeria and wider HMG


A dynamic and effective MEL function is essential to NPPs success.

Role of the MEL Manager

The MEL Manager will work closely with the Policing Manager,

Institutional Reform Manager and Programme Manager to design, deliver,

monitor, evaluate and continuously improve the programmes work.

They will be specifically responsible for:
The design and establishment of programme level monitoring,

evaluation and learning systems, templates and guidance that support

problem driven, iterative and adaptive working

Managing the programme level results framework, updating

progress on a quarterly basis to feed into client reporting cycles and

informing decision on if, when and how to adapt programme activities to

optimise results.

Contributing to the design, development, planning and monitoring of Intervention Strategies

Designing tailored M&E frameworks, systems and templates for

the interventions that allow for results and monitoring data to be fed

into the wider programme results framework. This must include the

identification of SMART indicators of change, targets and a robust

process of aggregation.

Lead regular assessments of the theory of change, and

intervention strategies, to test whether the programme logic and

interventions strategies still stand. Woking with the manager team to

agree adaptations to the TOC, results framework and/or intervention

strategies to reflect changes in the delivery environment

Work with the Programme Manager to develop a value for money

(VfM) framework and provide necessary guidelines to support the team in

reporting against this

Establish dissemination mechanisms for applied learning for

S&J actors in Nigeria and organizing events and briefings for

Nigerian stakeholders and other donors.

Participate in and contribute to the development of reports for the client and other stakeholders

Produce monitoring and evaluations reports on specific

activities e.g. training and capacity building, as well as on wider

programming, in consultation with other team members when necessary and


Commissioning targeted qualitative and quantitative research,

with support from managers, to answer specific questions in support of

evidence led and politically informed programming.

Conduct in-house research and analysis as and when appropriate,

particularly in collating research findings into practically applicable

recommendations and tools.

Designing and managing baseline studies, mid-term and end-term evaluations, including perceptions studies.

Establish and ensure data validation and integrity systems.

Ensure that all interventions reflect cross cutting themes and

provide cross cutting monitoring data on gender, conflict sensitivity,

human rights, coherence and coordination.

Ensuring NPP records the process of innovation and it’s learning in respect of each of its interventions;

Competencies and Behaviours:
Dynamic and quick thinker with an ability to think innovatively

and establish new ways of doing things, whilst capturing and applying


Self-starter that uses their initiative and provides solutions to problems

Team worker that can bring a people together and take people

with them, aiding other in articulating and applying complex MEL

approaches to their work

Ability to work in a small team, with a strong sense of personal accountability

Reporting Lines

The MEL Manager will report to the Programme Manager.

The MEL Manager will work in partnership with the Policing

Manager, Institutional Development Manager taking technical direction

from the Team Leader.

As NPP scales up, the MEL Manager will be required to take on line management of an MEL Officer.

Person Specification

University Degree in a relevant field (Management, M&E, Development, Conflict and Security Studies etc.)

Proven skills and experience in designing and implementing

comprehensive M&E tools and systems for complex adaptive programmes

Proven quantitative and qualitative research and research management experience

Excellent analytical skills

8 year’s work experience in a related field

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Master’s degree

Experience within the Nigerian security sector

Strong, demonstrable experience and knowledge of institutional

development, public sector reform, public administration, or similar

fields is also preferred.

Understanding of problem driven, iterative and adaptive programming


Interested and qualified candidate should click the link below to apply.

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