Jobs Recruitment at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) | APPLY NOW

Jobs Recruitment at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) | APPLY NOW

Jobs Recruitment at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) | APPLY NOW: Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company.

For more than 45 years, DAI has worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

DAI development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Its clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is recruiting to fill the positions below:

Federal Lead
Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Title: Federal Lead

Location: Abuja
Reports to Head of Programmes.
Programme: PLANE (Partnership For Learning For All In Nigerian)

Job Description

  • The Federal Lead will provide strategic leadership for the federal level engagement activities and effective management of reform support.
  • They manage the State teams and will work closely with the technical focus of Output 4 to lead on work planning, maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, and managing the extended team experts who will implement activities. In addition, Facilitate research, design, implementation, and monitoring for evidence-based policy approaches to education within federal and state governments;
  • Maintaining strategic relationships with federal government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders, including state governments, civil society, other reform programmes, and development partners;
  • Taking overall responsibility for operation and delivery of federal activities;
  • Managing work planning and budgeting of federal activities;
  • Ensuring efficient and effective use of resources while achieving best value for money in the commissioning of activities;
  • Facilitating and delivering regional governance reform activities whilst ensuring governance reforms are owned and delivered by the federal government under their agenda;
  • Using a rapidly learning, flexible, responsive, and adaptive approach to facilitating federal governance reform;
  • Facilitating possible issue-based approaches to resolving specific service delivery problems with a connection to governance as models for governance reform and improved service delivery;
  • Facilitating a reform outreach, knowledge management, and knowledge market approach to supporting governance reform within Nigeria;
  • Working with the central knowledge management unit and ensuring cross learning within the federal level and between federal and states, through the identification of existing networks, and the development of new peer learning platforms and locally developed tools
    Implementing work plans and budgets;
  • Overseeing monitoring of implementation and overseeing result tracking for federal activities;
  • Coordinating reform advisors, reform facilitators, and short-term advisory support;
  • Reporting to and liaising with senior management serving as the primary focal point for federal work.
  • Contribute to engagement with stakeholders, as appropriate.

Role Specification

  • 10 years of experience in policy development and a strong track record of delivering results on complex multi-component programmes;
  • Experience in leading successful reform interventions and evidence of good working relations with relevant federal governments;
  • An ability to manage relationships and a sound understanding of institutional change in complex environments;
  • Extensive experience in Nigeria specifically working at the federal level;
  • Cultural sensitivity and a good understanding of the education challenges of Nigeria and federal level dynamics;
  • Experience in management of diverse teams and effective performance management;
  • An excellent understanding of financial and technical delivery, monitoring and evaluation of programme impact and reporting against results;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop high-quality written materials.
  • Experience working in Nigeria specifically in Northern Nigeria
  • Previous experience in conducting and commissioning research
  • Strong facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills

Application Closing Date
15th October 2021.

Job Title: Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Team Leader and Output 4 Lead Programme Plane (Partnership For Learning For All In Nigerian)
Duration: 7 years

Job Description

  • The M&E Manager will work closely with the technical focus of Output 4 to help define and set indicators, and
    lead on data collection and analysis. H/She will also be responsible for the traditional programmatic M&E functions – the designing of log frames, and the tracking and reporting that is typically entailed.
  • It will require quality assurance and the aggregation of data and information from the place level teams. Other responsibilities include;
    Lead on the development and/or refinement of the MEL framework and plan, including the theory of change, log frame – indicators, milestones and targets – monitoring plan and data sources;
  • Monitor on an ongoing basis programme performance and results;
  • Providing regular updates to programme senior management including information on areas where the programme is underperforming;
  • Leading on high quality data collection, collation, and analysis;
  • Build the capacity of MEL and Programme staff and partners to ensure high quality data on programme progress for external and internal reporting and learning;
  • Contribute to quarterly reporting on the progress and performance of the programme;
  • Ensuring knowledge generated is shared and lessons learnt institutionalised, in conjunction with the programme’s Communications Team;
    Contribute to engagement with stakeholders, DFID and FCO, as appropriate.
  • Follow project management practices that are in compliance with DAI and DFID contractual rules and regulations, with the support of the Operations and Finance Team.
  • Supervise, manage, lead and oversee long-term and short-term technical assistance as required relating to MEL.
  • Provide leadership in order to motivate the MEL team to deliver a successful programme.
  • Ensure quality of the programme delivery through mentoring the MEL team and providing feedback on their performance as well as areas for improvement.

Role Specification

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in planning, designing, and implementing robust M&E and Knowledge
    Management systems and strategies, preferably within the education sector.
  • Extensive experience with qualitative and quantitative methods, including design, analysis and
    interpretation of results, applied to development programmes
  • Experience in developing practical guidance and tools for effective programme monitoring and reporting
  • Previous experience designing and implementing knowledge management systems to identify, analyse, document, and disseminate lessons learned
  • Experience in managing and implementing M&E strategies for DFID-funded programmes, particularly providing consulting services to public and private sector clients, including providing technical assistance, institutional and capacity building support
  • Previous experience in conducting and commissioning research
  • Strong facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills.

Application Closing Date
12th October 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

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