Nuru International Ongoing Recruitment

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19 Jan, 2018

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NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Nuru International is a social venture committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, household savings, healthcare, and education.

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Program Specialist
Location
: Adamawa
Term: 2 year contract in a field intensive role
Reports to: Team Leader
Start Date: Q1 2018
Nigeria Project Overview

Nuru is focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas and knows that a unique solution is needed for highly fragile states:

“Fragile states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Without urgent action they will be home to more than half of the world’s poor after 2018. Declining foreign aid and other external resources are not enough to drive development and stability in these countries.” – OECD, Fragile States 2014 Domestic Revenue Mobilisation in Fragile States

Thus Nuru’s next project site is launching in 2018 in a fragile region in Nigeria. Our goal is to take a “boots on the ground” approach and hire a highly skilled team to launch this project with an established exit strategy in mind. Nuru’s model depends on the organization’s ability to identify, train and collaborate with highly capable local leaders to develop and implement sustainable poverty solutions.

The initial Nuru Nigeria project will be located in a semi-permissive environment with a fluid security situation. For this reason, the first Field Team will consist of several members with prior military service, ideally from a Special Operations Forces background with combat experience. All team members will be expected to use sound judgement to make critical decisions in complex and uncertain conditions. Candidates must be able to effectively navigate the spectrum of tactical, operational, and strategic environments.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the M&E Program Strategic Advisor to implement Nuru International M&E strategy and provide field perspective
  • Hire, train, and advise the M&E Manager on:
    • Project management
    • Strategic planning
    • Budgeting
    • Data analysis

Support the local M&E team on:

  • Creating data collection and data quality assurance systems for monitoring and evaluations for impact programs and NI studies
  • Assist the Team Leader and Nuru Nigeria with data-driven decision-making
  • Perform data analysis & support field staff with ability to perform data analysis, using statistical software (Stata and Excel)
  • Support feedback loops for reporting of data to impact programs and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Provide data in a format for ease of use
  • Building a culture of data-driven decision making and reporting within Nuru Nigeria
  • Maintaining and refining logic models, resulting program metrics, operational metrics and data collection plans
  • Develop and field-test data collection tools
  • Collaborate effectively with the Foundation Team and the local team

Required Skills & Attributes

  • Graduate degree (either MA or MBA) and with 2-3 years of work experience
  • Course work in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and project management skills
  • Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision and theory of change
  • Coursework and 2 years of experience in using inferential statistics
  • Coursework and 2 years of experience in utilizing Stata and excel to analyze data a must
  • Marine Recon/ Special Operations Forces experience required
  • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
  • Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country; experience in working with the poor
  • Strong work ethic

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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