Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – Nigeria

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor - Nigeria

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Deadline: December 18, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: December 18, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Start Date: November 2023

Placement Length: 6 Months

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only

The Volunteer’s Role
As the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, you will monitor, evaluate and report on strategic outcomes based on reliable evidence. You will also engage stakeholders in learning and planning project course corrections and communicating results.

This will involve keeping abreast of research, gathering and communicating lessons learned from experience; partnering with colleagues, other advisors, consultants and institutions; and playing a strong advocacy role within and on behalf of the project.

In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that the skills of partners and staff are continuously enhanced. The aim of the placement is to support and strengthen the MEAL unit of partner organizations.

As a volunteer, you will:

Support in the design and implementation of appropriate data collection tools and procedures needed to account for project outcomes, in collaboration with all relevant staff, volunteers, and partners.
Support weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on activities by project component managers, to ensure effective monitoring and documentation of project progress as per Annual Work Plans and the project Performance Measurement Framework (PMF).
Analyze project data periodically and generate summary reports on project progress against targets, using indicators defined in the project results framework
Support internal mid-year and annual reporting requirements, and the needs of external program evaluations.
Support monitoring and evaluation of capacity-building initiatives of the project with project staff and stakeholders.
Design, facilitate and provide internal capacity-building support for strategic learning on project results related to gender equity, environmental responsibility and youth-based constraints on business development and employment
Provide Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance for the M&E component during proposal development
Support partners to design and review their M & E Policy and Plan.

Essential Requirements:

A University degree in evaluation, statistics, social science, development studies or a related discipline
Minimum 5 years working in monitoring and evaluation of funded projects and programs; preferably in the area of natural resources management and/or market systems/enterprise development.

Essential Background:

Logical framework approach to defining project outcomes and indicators
Methods for monitoring and evaluation (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory)
Planning and implementation of M&E systems
Capacity building in M&E development and implementation
Facilitating learning-orientated focus group discussions with multiple stakeholders
Demonstrated experience in measuring and tracking vulnerable groups in programs and projects
Good understanding of what determines vulnerability in humanitarian and development context
Experience disaggregating information and data by sex, age, social-economic status, marital status, disability and vulnerable groups
Demonstrated experience with integrating and measuring gender equality results including:
Gender disaggregated and gender-sensitive baselines, indicators and targets
Gender-sensitive data collection & analysis
Gender equality objectives in partner’s capacity building plans

What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!

About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.

Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Partner - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.


Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

Support Package

Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending on country)
Accommodation while in placement
Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication, and health insurance
Pre-departure training, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

Other Requirements:

Please note that if you are shortlisted for the placement, you will be required to:
Provide two Professional References and one Personal Reference
Complete an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your placement
Obtain a Police Check at our request
Complete a full medical exam and be medically cleared by the Cuso International Medical Advisor prior to your departure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be double vaccinated in accordance with the
We seek individuals who share our values and are dedicated to supporting marginalized groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ communities


We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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