VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Following the success of our Making Markets Work for the Poor MMW4P project VSO has secured funding from a strategic donor to implement a new 5 year global project Increasing Market Access for the Poor.
VSO is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and competent Project M&E, Learning and Knowledge Management Officer to develop a robust and effective monitoring and evaluation system for the MMW4P project, that enables learning to drive improvements in both the project and programmes driven by it; To work collaboratively with teams across VSO to ensure that project ‘knowledge’ is shared across the project, within VSO and externally to support development and implementation of new Participatory Market Systems Development (PMSD) programmes as part of country and regional strategies; In particular to liaise with regional global M&E teams and country teams initially in Cambodia, Nigeria, Malawi and Tanzania and later up to 11 other countries in Asia and Africa to establish IMA4P project objectives and quality measures for PMSD programmes in line with VSO Theory of Change, produce annual impact reports for PMSD programmes across VSO and act as key point of contact for the external evaluator throughout the project time frame.
The post holder will report to the Project Manager and will be located preferably in Abuja, Nigeria or possibly Accra, Ghana (with international travel to project locations initially in Nigeria, Cambodia, Malawi and Tanzania); s/he will also liaise closely with other project staff based in the four project countries as well as key teams throughout VSO. This is a five year fixed term contract.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
You are a dynamic M&E and Knowledge Management expert with experience of direct work in the Value Chain Development/Participatory Market Systems Development (VCD/PMSD) arena in developing countries; supporting evaluation and learning within programmes at all levels.
You will have experience of project cycles including planning, review, and evaluation of community-based development work as well as experience of developing and monitoring progress against log frames and/or Theories of Change for large development projects.
Abuja preferably with Accra as a second option, Nigeria
This position comes with attractive salary and benefits.
Fixed Term, 5 years
Full Time, 35 hours per week