Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Job at Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP)

Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP)
The Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Project (IMEP) is a 5 year project involving the provision of monitoring and evaluation services to the U.K government\'s Department for International Development (DFID) in relation to a suite of 5 large Governance-support Programmes (the \'State Level Projects\'). IMEP is delivered by a consortium of consultancy companies led by Ecorys of the Netherlands. The projects covered are: State partners~1£l for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC); State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI); Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN); Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (Phase 2) (PATHS2); Growth & Employment in States (GEMS) (selected sub-components only). The National Advisor on Governance Monitoring and Evaluation will be a member of the projects\' Abuja-based team led by an expatriate team leader.
  • Participate in the conduct of quality assurance of project M&E systems and provide guidance and support to their improvement where necessary.
  • In collaboration with the IMEP National Team Leader lead the organization of project reviews and evaluations for selected SLP projects" and ensure effective support to the conduct of the reviews/evaluations by the review consultancy teams.
  • Review and validate samples of the M&E data and information provided by the projects, and provide constructive feedback to the project teams on areas where data and data-collection processes should be strengthened.
  • Participate as a review team member in selected project review teams on an as-needed\' basis.
  • Review quarterly progress reports of SPARC and SAVI and summarize project progress.
  • Participate in the planning and management of the collection of additional data in the focus states around the overall combined outcomes and impact of the suite of projects.
  • Participate in the development, delivery and management of a programme of capacity-building in monitoring and evaluation for selected project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure the effective storage and management of all relevant data and information collected by IMEP relating to the progress and performance of the projects.
  • Support the development and dissemination of knowledge products arising from the work of the Independent M&E Project, with a focus on governance strengthening in the focus states.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government and civil society partners, the SLPs and DFID.
Person Specification
  • Holder of university degree at Masters level or above in a relevant subject (such as development economics/management, public administration, etc.).
  • Possesses at least 7 years\' experience in the design and implementation of projects supporting governance reform in developing countries.
  • Possesses at least 5 years\' experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and/or conducting evaluations in areas related to public sector governance reform in developing countries.
  • Extensive understanding and experience of capacity-development approaches and tools, and significant experience in the design and delivery of training programmes.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Flexibility and an ability to develop strong working relationships in a complex working environment.
The advisor will report to the project\'s Abuja-based National Team Leader. He/she will relate directly with the Rotterdam-based Project Manager on matters relating to his/her employment contract, but will be locally employed by Phillips Consulting Ltd. The position, based in Abuja, will be full time for three years with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
Method of Application
Candidates should forward full CVs, covering letter and the details of 3 referees to:  by cob on 15th January 2012.

Closing Date: 15/01/2012

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