Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research Officer

Palladium International , United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th March, 2020

Job Description

Project Overview and Role:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Overview

Stamping out Slavery in Nigeria (SoTiN) is a 4-year DFID Nigeria programme which aims to change or reduce the behaviours, attitudes, and social norms in Edo State that drive or enable human trafficking.

The project seeks to achieve the impact that more effective Government and non-Government institutions reduce the drivers and enablers of unsafe migration and trafficking through three components:

  • Strengthened Edo State Government response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: more effective and innovative use of resources – human, financial, physical, political and network assets – supports a ‘whole of government’ approach to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking through social and attitudinal change;
  • Improved coordination, innovation and quality of NGO response to preventing unsafe migration and human trafficking: better coordinated and more effective civil society tackling the drivers and enablers of human trafficking;
  • A stronger evidence base for action in anti-slavery prevention, with learning platforms operating and informing policy and interventions: the use of evidence and sharing of best practices becomes embedded in ways of working, to deliver improved performance not only in Nigeria, but globally.

Position Overview

The MELR Officer will assist in the management of all aspects of monitoring, evaluation, learning and research for the programme.
She/he will be a member of a small team based in Benin City, Edo State. The MELR Officer will participate in all MELR activities and reports directly to the Head of MELR.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

  • Manage the project-level M&E plans, including activities related to data collection, data entry, data management, and data analysis.
  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative reports in line with reporting needs and requirements
  • Conduct project site visits to provide hands-on training to partner staff on how to capture and organize information for accurate documentation and reporting.
  • Conduct regular data quality checks in collaboration with other program staff
  • Maintain SoTiN’s monitoring data information systems and support regular project reviews (including quarterly and annual) and reports development
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using relevant statistical packages and data visualization tools to produce reports.
  • Assist in the development of log frames and indicators for evaluations and impact assessments as necessary.
  • Assist in the integration of research, M&E findings, and other evidence into internal program learning.
  • Develop and execute external learning opportunities as they become available, such as training materials, publications, and case studies.

Results and Research

  • Support thematic leads in gathering relevant information for their various interventions,
  • Provide feedback on reports and data analysis to facilitate the production of internal progress reports as well as contribute to donor reports
  • Support the conduct research, including desk and field research, as necessary for ongoing and prospective programming.
  • Maintain internal registers of research sources and findings for later use and compilation.


  • Support the analysis and troubleshooting of program challenges.
  • Document best practices to improve overall program planning and performance
  • Support the planning and execution of program activities in timely and accurate manner.
  • Support the conduct program reviews and prepare reports for management.
  • Prepare meeting agenda, organize meetings and distribute minutes.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree / HND in demography, statistics, information technology, monitoring and evaluation or related field.
  • Directly relevant work experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning. Exceptional candidates with fewer years of experience will be considered.
  • Experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks within the international development and human trafficking and migration sphere.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating one or more of the following types of interventions: training, technical assistance, policy analysis, policy advocacy and grant making; and targeting one or more of the following stakeholders: governments, civil society, media, and parliaments towards improvements in governance policy and practice.
  • Experience in analyzing and presenting data effectively for a wide range of audiences, with attention to detail and user profile.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fast learner preferred.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, as a team player.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and data visualization software packages (tableau, Microsoft PowerBI or similar)


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