Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job career at IITA Nigeria 2013

Background:The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Ref: HTD/MEO/04/13)


IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by

a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit more information on IITA.

Humidtropics – the CGIAR Program on integrated agricultural systems for the humid tropics represents an exciting and challenging initiative of the CGIAR. It is aimed at improving overall agricultural productivity, and transforming the lives of rural poor in the humid tropics region, through systems research in the framework of Integrated Agricultural Research for Development. The program, which is led by IITA, is part of a family of 15 CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) designed to address major global development challenges, and is implemented in four Action Areas of (i) West Africa Humid Lowlands, (ii) East and Central Africa Highlands, (iii) Central America and Caribbean, and (iv) Central Mekong.
  • Support the Chief Officer Management with leading the Humidtropics M&E activities.
  • Assist in the development of a Monitoring & Evaluation framework for Humidtropics. A key aspect of this M&E framework should be gender sensitivity/mainstreaming.
  • Support Humidtropics Management in the implementation of results-based performance management.
  • Support the Humidtropics M&E activities in all locations.
  • Collaborate with the M&E staff from Partner organizations.
  • Provide management with business intelligence for strategic decision making.
  • Maintain all necessary Humidtropics on-site and online M&E related databases and repositories.
  • Undertake internal and external evaluation missions, as may be required.
  • Perform any other M&E activities as may be assigned by the Executive Office managers.
Educational Qualifications
The candidate should hold a PhD, MBA or similar advanced degree in a relevant field.
Core Competencies:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in implementing M&E frameworks and results-based performance management.
  • Proven sensitivity to cross-cultural and gender issues and ability to work with multi- disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language are required with proficiency in other international languages viewed as a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and time management skills.
  • Commitment to gender equity and diversity.
Duty Station:IITA-HQ, Ibadan, Nigeria
General information:Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.
Applications:Applications including covering letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link:
Closing Date:24th May 2013
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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