Become the MEL Data Officer for Nigeria and help smallholder farmers feed the world.

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Data Officer – Nigeria

Place of Work: 

Kano, Nigeria

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

About the Role:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Data Officer’s primary responsibility will be to implement the M&E (monitoring and evaluation) framework in Nigeria and to collect, analyze, and interpret data to provide insights that will help inform decision-making and enhance program performance. This position will work closely with the EWS-KT MEL Manager to develop data collection tools, establish data management protocols, and produce accurate and timely reports. The MEL Data Officer will be part of a dynamic team that is committed to making a difference in the lives of farmers and contributing to global food security.

Work Relationships:

The MEL Data Officer will report directly to the Knowledge Transfer Manager for Nigeria and will report in matrix to the EWS-KT MEL Manager. The MEL Data Officer will support and coordinate with the Nigeria team’s Team Leads, Digital Coordinator, and Technical Field Officers.

Responsibilities:

Data Collection and Management:

  • Collaborate with the Nigeria field team to ensure timely and accurate data collection using the KT App (EWS-KT’s internal digital data platform); provide training where needed
  • Implement data collection tools, including surveys, questionnaires, and data entry forms
  • Maintain the data in the database, ensuring data quality, accuracy, and confidentiality
  • Use and maintain digital data collection platforms used by EWS-KT

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze collected data using statistical techniques to identify trends, patterns, and insights 
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and visualizations that effectively communicate findings to stakeholders
  • Conduct data quality checks and validation to ensure accuracy and reliability of data; clean data where needed 
  • Produce a monthly report analyzing data, impact, and participant attendance
  • Produce reports according to project deliverables  
  • Archive photos from field visits and vegetable demonstration plots

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of M&E framework, tools,  and indicators
  • Identify the M&E tools needed for each project, including the KT App and surveys
  • Help with inception and reflection meetings as part of project implementation
  • Monitor project performance against established targets and objectives
  • Monitor the implementation of field activities and visit project areas regularly
  • Participate actively in the elaboration and reviews of the M&E system for project activities

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify areas for improvement in data collection, analysis, and reporting processes
  • Provide recommendations for enhancing data quality, efficiency, and effectiveness

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, agricultural sciences, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Data Officer or similar role, preferably in the agricultural or development sector
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets and draw actionable insights
  • Familiarity with M&E frameworks, indicators, and methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present technical information to nontechnical stakeholders
  • Familiarity with digital data collection platforms like KoboCollect, SurveyCTO, ODK, Google Forms, etc.
  • Detail-oriented, with a strong commitment to data accuracy and quality
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Prior experience working in international development projects is an advantage
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices and seed systems is a plus

APPLICATION INFORMATION

EWS-KT is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to [email protected]

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only applicants who are shortlisted for further discussions will be contacted.