New Opportunities at The North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development
Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals
for the vacant positions below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager designs,
    develops and implements a monitoring and evaluation system within
    assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an
    established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring
    project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position will be based at the head office, located in
    Abuja, with program activities expected to be carried out in the North
    Eastern states. Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager reports to the Program
    Director/Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will supervise the Deputy M&E
    Manager and M&E Officers based in Abuja, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide technical and Administrative leadership for the M&E team
  • Coordinate weekly with M&E team to determine priority tasks.
    Ensure the M&E team is aware of and up to date on all M&E tasks
    and reports.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase for each grant in assigned areas.
  • Produce a routine monitoring report (RMR) according to an
    approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator
    verification visit.
  • Accurately interpret Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and grant data
    base file shared by head office to determine indicators according to
    which the Officer will be evaluating projects.
  • Finalize evaluation reports (FER) based on prescribed format.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in FERs.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with the Program
    Director/Deputy Chief of Party when findings demonstrate questionable
  • Serve as primary point of contact for impact assessments, success stories and weekly reporting
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Grants when additional information is needed to close grants.
  • Under take comprehensive analysis of project based on history of
    site visits; present findings to Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party
    in a concise and professional manner.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Coordinate with and supervise consultants and firms undertaking M&E tasks for the project.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is required.
  • Five years’ experience in the management of field monitoring,
    evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management
    information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Strong analytical skills are required
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent team spirit and skills.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is desired.
Job Title: Program Development Manager

Abuja with Travel
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Program Development Manager for Yobe (PDM-Y) will lead
    flexible, innovative, and rapid programming activities throughout Yobe
    State. The primary function of this position will be to identify,
    articulate and propose new areas of work.
  • The PDM will report to the Chief of Party (CoP) and will serve
    as the principle liaison between the Yobe field team and the Senior
    Management Team (SMT) H/She will advise the SMT and CoP on the evolution
    or the political, legal and economic situation in Yobe, and provide
    strategic guidance on how to continuously adapt the program to ensure
    that it remains relevant, effective and immediately takes advantage of
    programming opportunities as they arise.
  • The PDM-Y will establish goals and targets with staff in the Yobe office towards achieving program and work plan objectives.
  • The PDM-Y will ensure that all processes comply with the
    governing international development regulations, Task Order
    specifications and the project’s policy and procedures.
  • The position will coordinate closely with Grants, Finance, and
    Procurement departments in Abuja to ensure adequate operational support
    to the Yobe field office and oversee timely and compliant grants
    management processes.
  • The PDM-Y will coordinate with the Monitoring & Evaluation
    teams in the Yobe office and in Abuja to ensure that lessons learned are
    captured and incorporated program-wide.
  • The position will be based in Abuja with extensive travel to Yobe State.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Program Development Manager reports to the Chief of Party
    and will provide technical leadership and oversight to the Yobe State
    Program Manager and the Community Development Facilitators, who will
    assist in activity development, activity implementation oversight and

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop the overall program development strategy for Yobe State
    through constant news monitoring, contact USG partners, other donors,
    and regional staff;
  • Train and manage the Yobe State Program Manager, and over
    recruitment, training, and management of Community Development
    Facilitators (CDFs);
  • Manage processes and pipeline of Yobe State activity development
    and maintain overall responsibility of proposal submission, data entry,
    development of proposal content and finalization of budgets to ensure
    continually high standard of objectives, focus, accuracy, efficiency,
    and feasibility of grants to be approved;
  • Oversee the programmatic implementation and monitoring of each
    activity in coordination with providers, through Community Development
    Facilitators and in coordination with the program’s Grant &
    Procurement Manager. Also ensure the non-partisan implementation of each
    activity and the achievement of outputs as stated in the activity
    agreement using secondary sources of information;
  • Input to grant and procurement award processes to ensure that
    activity deliverables are achieved, including drafting scopes of work
    for service providers and implementing partners, evaluating and
    approving technical deliverables and setting deadlines to ensure on-time
    delivery of outputs;
  • Gather lessons learned from the M&E teams and periodically
    incorporate these into a revised Yobe State program strategy, and work
    with PDMs from Borno and Adamawa States to ensure lessons learned are
    incorporated across the program, resulting in overall improved program
  • Ensure that activity implementation is in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and Creative policies and procedures;
  • Identify, review and manage lessons learned and best practices
    for program activities through thorough completion of Final Evaluation
    Reports to conclude project activities;
  • Coordinate with Reporting and Communications team to provide inputs to weekly reports and success story products to donor;
  • Respond to requests from the client as needed;
  • Initiate and manage after-action reviews in coordination with
    Investigation and Compliance team as needed for activities after

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience (including at
    least two years of supervisory experience) working in complex and
    challenging field operational contexts;
  • University degree in Political Science, Development or other related Social Sciences field is required; Master’s desired;
  • Prior experience with international development organizations,
    particularly with transition programming, and/or programs that have
    community-level engagement is required;
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures in regards to financial
    management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems and
    grants management at international organizations is required;
  • Previous experience working in Yobe State is mandatory;
  • Willingness to travel to Yobe State up to 50% of the time;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communications capacity; and
  • Fluency in oral and written communication skills in both English and Hausa.
Job Title: Community Development Facilitator
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for
    grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions.
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental
    organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations
    and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and
    summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the
    creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field
    oversight for ongoing activities.
  • This position will be based at Yobe State Office, located in
    Damaturu with program activities expected to be carried out throughout
    various LGAs. Travel is expected.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Community Development Facilitator reports to the State Program Manager, based at Yobe state.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs associations and other
    community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support.
  • Work with State Program Manager (SPM), and Abuja-based Program
    team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and
    scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to SPM and
    Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  •  Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in political science, international affairs or other related social sciences field is required.
  • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Application Deadline  20th June, 2017.

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