GIZ recruitment : M&E Advisor

VA No.

014 Job Title:

GIZ recruitment : M&E Advisor

(Regional, based in Nigeria) Min. qualification:

University degree in economics or agricultural economics with a strong focus on data analysis and M&E. Masters Degree will be an advantage Organization:

GIZ Nigeria, CARI Programme Place:

Abuja. Salary:

According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4 Closing Date of advert

05.03.2021 Background:

GIZ. Solutions that work.

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services.

*Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019* Programme:

On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and with a co-funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Competitive African Rice Initiative – CARI. The aim of the project is to significantly improve the livelihoods of small-scale rice farmers in selected African countries by increasing the competitiveness of domestic rice supply to meet increasing regional demand. CARI is implemented in Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Tanzania with the aim of reaching 60,000 African male and female rice producers but also rice processors, including artisanal rice millers and parboiling women groups. Secondary beneficiaries are rural service providers, e.g. agro-dealers, suppliers and operators of agricultural machinery and rice millers improving their sourcing capacity of quality supply. CARI phase II is implemented over three years (07/2018 – 12/2021). The overarching CARI strategy is built on the identification, optimization and expansion of sustainable business models that integrate small-scale rice producers. CARI’s technical and financial assistance is based on a value chain approach. CARI’s strategy focuses on intervention areas that will result in the following objectives:

  • Increased experience sharing amongst actors of the rice value chain
  • Sustainably improved inclusive business relationships
  • Improved access to financial services for actors of the rice value chain
  • Improved policy framework for rice value chain

GIZ is recruiting a professional for the position of Regional M&E Advisor with the CARI project to be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The M&E advisor support the M&E Manager (PMU) based in Abuja.

Responsibilities & tasks:

  1. Responsibilities

The M&E advisor is a professional responsible:

  • To monitor partner activities across all project countries
  • To implement studies and evaluations

To contribute to data analysis and reporting within the project context

The M&E advisor performs the following tasks:

  1. Tasks

Under the guidance and supervision of the M&E Manager and in collaboration with other members of the CARI team, the expert translates the responsibilities above autonomously and efficiently into action in line with planned targets. This comprises the following tasks:

Monitoring of partner activities

  • Review partner reports, validate data and feed it into the regional M&E system
  • Track overall progress towards partner targets and flag delays in implementation
  • Provide continued M&E support to project partners (e.g. capacity building)
  • Contribute to the regional M&E system by identifying challenges and formulating adjustments/improvements

Implementation of studies and evaluation

  • Draft Terms of Reference and backstop consultants
  • Develop and test questionnaires for data collection efforts across a wide range of topics (yield, nutrition, farming practices, etc.)
  • Program questionnaires (where necessary or appropriate) into standard data collection apps (e.g. ODK, Kobo Toolbox, etc.)
  • Contribute to the preparation and the implementation of evaluations of the project
  • Receive and accompany consultants and visitors
  • Tackle eventual implementation difficulties in close collaboration with the M&E Manager

Data analysis and reporting

  • Conduct statistical analysis of a variety of data sets, including data cleaning and preparation
  • Synthesize finding into clear, coherent and visually appealing formats (times series, water fall charts, etc.)
  • Develop and provide contributions to biannual and annual progress reports (and any other ad-hoc report) in line deadlines and requirements for content and quality
  • Present and support the concepts and experiences of the project during national and international events
  1. Other Tasks
  • Stay up-to-day on latest developments on M&E and propose new and innovative measures (specially looking at ICT tools)
  • Support the preparation and organization of field trips
  • Establish and maintain collaborative ties with CARI partners in Nigeria, Tanzania and Burkina Faso
  • Any other instructions given in furtherance of project operations and management

Required qualifications, competences and experience:

  • Required qualifications, Competences and experience


  • University degree in economics or agricultural economics with a strong focus on data analysis and M&E. Masters Degree will be an advantage.

Professional Experience

  • At least 3 years in a comparable position, experience in M&E / value chain development / Use of ICT / Private sector development
  • Working experience in the field
  • Experience working in collaboration with private sector actors (companies, associations, traders).

Other Knowledge, additional competences

  • Demonstrated expertise developing and managing project M&E systems, including data quality control and analysis
  • Excellent knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in using ICT solutions for M&E activities (survey programming, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge about the working mechanism of agriculture value chains (rice-specific knowledge is an asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage and implement enumerator trainings and workshops
  • Facilitation of discussions and workshops
  • High degree of attention to detail

Personall Skills

  • Fluency in English and French is a must
  • Affinity for ICT solutions
  • Clear and diplomatic communication (spoken and written)
  • Ability to communicate adequately with farmers, their organizations, interdisciplinary / multi-institutional teams and institutions.
  • Teamworker and constructive attitude in case of difficulties or conflicts
  • Capacity of reflection of own work and willingness to learn
  • Calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details via email to: [email protected]

(Please include vacancy no. 014 in mail subject)

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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