The World Bank, Nigeria Country Office, requires the services of highly organized and energized professionals, capable of operating effectively and discreetly in a' very demanding, fast-paced and culturally diverse environment, to filt the vacant position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit the electronic application at wwwworldbank.org/careers. Once on the site, candidates should follow link to access job number 091898 and submit their application online. Paper applications will not be considered. The closing date for receipt of your electronic application is close of business on November 12, 2009. Only shutlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified male and female candidates of diverse background (gender, religious, ethnic) are encouraged to apply.
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified
Sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of around 700 million people in 47 countries, is home to 34 of the world poorest countries. The Africa Region is committed to working with Africans and other development partners to make faster progress toward the MDGs, particularly cutting poverty levels in half by 2015. The Africa Action Plan is the key platform for the Region's work and focuses on four areas: (a) increasing growth and enhancing competitiveness; (b) investing in people; (c) improving governance and reducing conflict; and (d) implementing a stronger partnership model.
Within the Region, the Quality and Knowledge Services Department (AFTQK) prOVides technical advice and policy support to Bank operations. It comprises five teams: Financial Management, Procurement, ActAfrica focused on HIVlAIDs, Safeguards, and Results and Learning (AFTRL).
The mandate of AFTRL is to enhance the development effectiveness and business efficiency of the Bank's operations in Africa, through a focus on results management, operational policy and quality assurance, statistics, and knowledge management and learning. AFTRL also coordinates a variety of regional operational services and regional knowledge services (including Africa Development Indicators, Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative, Africa Results Monitoring System, GDLN). AFTRL also supports national and regional-level capacity building related to statistics and results management.
AFTRL is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, based in Abuja, Nigeria, to help strengthen the outcome orientation of the Bank's program of support in AFCW2 (the Nigerian Country Management Department) to accelerate results on the ground.
Duties and Accountability
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the country teams to strengthen results management, under the management of the AFTRL Sector Manager and guidance of the AFCS2 Country Director. Specifically, He/She would report jointly to the AFTRL Lead M&E Specialist and HD Sector Leathe in the Bank's matrix environment. He/She would spend 70% of time on Human Development projects in the portfolio and 30% on other sectors
Key responsibilities include
Providing advisory support in all aspects of monitoring and evaluation for operations, including developing results frameworks, designing monitoring and evaluation systems for Bank-supported operations, supervising the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, and providing guidance on retrofitting ISRs and monitoring and evaluation frameworks for projects under implementation to capture Bank wide core indicators;
Providing advisory support to develop results matrix and monitoring and evaluation system for CAS and related CAS products
Strengthening country teams' capacity to improve monitoring and evaluation systems~ impact evaluations, and statistical systems, through design and delivery of learning activities and knowledge sharing tools
Contributing to the design and implementation of the Bank wide and Africa Regional results monitoring and measurement platforms that integrate reporting on country, sector and global program results, in collaboration with other Bank units
Supporting capacity building of national systems and institutions for effective monitoring and evaluation the national Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) and national development strategies
Working with other development partners and civil society to harmonize country monitoring systems and strengthen country monitoring and evaluation capacity to meet PRS monitoring and reporting requirements.
The successful candidate will have
-- An advanced degree in pUblic health, economics, statistic, social sciences, or related subject area, and at least five years of relevant experience in development work, including design and implementation of public sector results management and monitoring and evaluation;
-- Demonstrated knowledge of the Bank's Results Agenda, the systems and processes that support its implementation (inclUding the new Bank-wide Results Monitoring and Measurement Platform), and the intemational efforts by Borrowers and Donors to promote the monitoring and management for development results;
-- Relevant experience in Bank operations, including provision of operational support for results management in projects and country assistance strategies, in at least one region and one sector, and strong knowledge of World Bank's operations and business processes; -- Superior organizational and logistical skills; capacity to work simultaneously and effectively on a variety oftasks;
-- Excellent writing, oral and presentation skills.
-- Behavioral competencies that facilitate dialogue with country partners and country teams,
including listening skills, effective teamwork, knowledge sharing, training and capacity development skills, and ability to adapt advice to the local institutional realities.
This is two years appointment (Renewable)