Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation At TAConnect, Nigeria


scope of work

Position Title: Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation

Company: TAConnect, Nigeria

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Specialist, Monitoring, and Evaluation, to Technical Advice Connect LTD/GTE (TAConnect), a non-profit organization registered and based in Nigeria to bring innovative solutions to the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) services to states in Nigeria.

Job Description:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for monitoring progress with the achievement of the program objectives using quantitative and qualitative research tools. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will also support oversight of the performance monitoring and evaluation for TAConnect, and collaborate with the Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist and TAConnect’s Implementation Research Partner to synthesize data generated through TAConnect and its deployments, develop knowledge products, and disseminate these through various channels. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for making recommendations on how to adjust and adapt the project’s activities based on past performance as measured and evaluated over time. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will ensure adherence to TAConnects’ corporate and field office policies and donor regulations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Coordinate timely compilation, routine reporting, and monitoring of indicators, update the results framework tracker, and support learning and evaluation on targeted outcomes for TAConnect.
  • Provide a key role in the adoption of new and adaptation of existing technologies required to enhance the data quality, data visibility, and empirical insights for TAConnect and TA partners.
  • Support TAConnect, State Government, and Technical Assistance (TA) partners to interpret, understand, and make use of the program and related national data from programs and surveys through comparative analytical reporting tools to enhance decision support.
  • Contribute to the regular review of the TAConnect MEL plan, performance monitoring and verification systems, update of data management SOPs, and other relevant technical internal documents.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategies to improve the capability of TA partners to deliver technical assistance on sustainable and institutional capacity building to State Governments of Nigeria
  • Collaborate with other implementing partners on methodology, alignment of data collection, analysis, results reporting, and utilization of findings on complementary investment opportunities.
  • Support the MEL Manager, and program management unit in the development of periodic project reports to donors as specified in the contract, and other audiences on demand.
  • Support the generation and dissemination of robust evidence for the project and programmatic learning that leads to action, decision-making, and influence best practices.
  • Support the MEL Manager through TA partners in the conduct of field visits not limited to Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and implementation of improvement plans.
  • Support training processes and regularly enhance the knowledge and skillsets of TAConnect staff and technical partners on a range of performance management subjects, MEL, and data quality.
  • Conduct data inputting and verification for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation and is the chief person responsible for providing routine input into the project activity tracking system to ensure that all project M&E activities run smoothly and are well-coordinated across all sub-awardees.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the MEL Manager to help deliver the goals set in the overall strategy of TAConnect.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Demography/Statistics, or any Science/Social Science related discipline. A Master’s degree in the above or related disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in an M&E position, where responsible for implementing M&E activities for international donor-funded development/health-related projects. Detailed familiarity and expertise with NHMIS/DHIS2 are required.
  • Proven experience in supporting the designing and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation systems for public health programs/projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of research and evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative/quantitative), data collection and analysis; experience with mobile and electronic data collection platforms/CAPI tool, is required.
  • Strong technical skills, including the ability to process, automate, and analyze data using one or more of the following statistical software packages SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, SAS. Knowledge of SQL and Power query will be an added advantage.
  • High proficiency in the use and optimization of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft VBA macros, and data visualization platforms/software is required. 
  • Ability to facilitate training/workshops and present technical and strategic Information data in a clear and concise manner to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge/experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as be self-managing. Willingness to travel in the field.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English.


The Specialist, Monitoring, and Evaluation will report directly to MEL Manager.

How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your updated resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and send the application to  hr@taconnect-ng.org using the Job Title “Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation” as the subject.  All applications should be sent before 11:59 PM Nigerian Time, 24th May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore, early submission is advised. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TAConnect is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.