Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth



Founded in 2013, Partners for Global Research and Development Group, LLC (PGRDG), is an 8(a) certified small business that specializes in the provision of services in international development, monitoring and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and medical research. Built upon formal Small Business Administration (SBA) and USAID-approved mentor-protégé agreements, PGRDG is an SBA-approved joint venture that supports three USAID contracts around the globe.

PGRDG uses evidence-based methods in evaluation, capacity building, gender, and policy development to achieve results in public health, governance, and natural resource management for our clients. Adept at identifying and recruiting exceptional talent to field assignments in the United States and abroad, PGRDG maintains a database of subject matter experts whose breadth of technical expertise has supported USAID-funded activities on five continents. PGRDG’s expert staff and consultants include experienced local partners providing maximum knowledge and responsiveness to local issues and cultural considerations.

CAMRIS International, a member of PGRDG, seeks a qualified M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth candidate for an upcoming multi-year USAID-funded contract for conducting Mission wide monitoring and evaluation services in Nigeria. The position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

The purpose of the contract is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to improve development effectiveness. The intention is to enhance the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.


The M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth will serve as the M&E, training and capacity development lead for USAID/Nigeria Development Objective 1, inclusive growth. Inclusive growth activities are designed to increase agricultural productivity, improve trade and transportation and increase the resiliency for rural households to shocks and stresses.

The M&E Specialist, Agriculture/Inclusive Growth will:

  • Design and implement impact and performance evaluations, surveys, studies, analyses and assessments.
  • Present evaluation, survey, analysis and assessment findings, recommendations and conclusions to USAID, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Review, revise, and maintain the USAID/Nigeria Mission Performance Management Plan (PMP), project M&E plans, and activity M&E plans related to DO 1, inclusive growth.
  • Manage the process of high quality performance monitoring by project staff and implementing partners including: data collection, monitoring, reporting, dissemination, and related tasks.
  • Integrate gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures into M&E activities, ensuring that they align with field standards, are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for USAID/Nigeria DO 1, inclusive growth team.
  • Lead, facilitate and participate in M&E workshops, training and capacity building activities with USAID and implementing partner staff.
  • Conduct data quality assessments in the field.
  • Attend local, regional and international meetings, as required.
  • Travel throughout Nigeria as needed.


  • Advanced degree in the field of businesses, agricultural economics, political science, economics, public policy, statistics, and/or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five years of M&E experience of agricultural productivity, value chain integration, agribusiness, household resilience to shocks and stresses, business enabling environment, and access to finance.
  • Deep experience integrating gender considerations into M&E activities focused on agriculture and rural societies in Nigeria
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Experience developing and facilitating M&E trainings and capacity development activities.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian landscape: culturally, linguistically, historically, and economically. Prior work experience in Nigeria is preferred.
  • Experience using technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, evaluation-related software applications, etc.
  • Professional fluency in English. Professional working proficiency in Hausa preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Proficiency in SPSS or other statistical applications required.

Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CAMRIS International, Inc.
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-26

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