Job Vacancy: M&E Specialist

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Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) is a non-governmental organization created to increase citizens’ participation in governance processes in a way that improves the integrity of public and private sector processes.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    • Job Title: M & E Specialist
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Location: Abuja
    • Reports To: The Head of Programs


    • The M&E Specialist will serve as the primary focal person for all Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) activities, including data validation, Data Quality Assessments (DQA), coordination meetings, capacity building in data quality, and supportive supervisory visits to enhance programs and projects at PPDC.

    • Assist and report to the Program Manager in monitoring and evaluating project activities.


    • Serve as the focal point for all Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities, reinforcing existing systems in alignment with PPDC guidelines.
    • Capture and analyze high-quality data across program and project interventions for informed programmatic decision-making.
    • Conduct regular data reviews and analysis, providing feedback to states for program improvement.
    • Oversee the information-gathering process for results and performance reports, as well as other briefings, summaries, papers, and presentations for diverse audiences.
    • Generate periodic reports on M&E activities for PPDC Programs and projects, monitoring performance against targets.
    • Collaborate with program and project managers to formulate robust monitoring plans for quantitative and qualitative reporting on project performance indicators.
    • Contribute to the development of work plans, sub-agreements, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables.
    • Participate in project assessments, evaluations, and design, including the development of survey protocols.
    • Assist in the design and implementation of baseline studies, mid-term evaluations, and final evaluations.
    • Conduct visits to project states and partners for supplementary data collection, verification, and qualitative research, independently or collaboratively.
    • Manage enumerators and research assistants involved in all data collection activities.
    • Ensure beneficiary feedback is adequately documented, addressed, analyzed, and utilized by program teams.
    • Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use.
    • Support knowledge management systems and practices, collaborating with M&E and program staff to develop learning briefs and project bulletins.
    • Promote the adoption of best practices in knowledge management by project staff and partners.
    • Collaborate with the Program Manager to review and enhance the quality of quarterly success stories for submission to donors and stakeholders.
    • Manage the distribution of quarterly and annual reports to relevant stakeholders across program locations.
    • Work closely with program managers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to gather relevant information and insights for proposal development.


    • Database Management: Proficient in database management, particularly DHIS, and skilled in using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and Demonstrable experience with statistical software packages such as Stata, SPSS, and Epi Info.
    • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills with a track record of interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
    • Communication and Presentation: Proven writing, communication, and presentation skills in English.
    • Collaboration and Flexibility: A collaborative and flexible work style, coupled with a strong service mentality.
    • Facilitation and Coordination: Demonstrated facilitation and coordination skills.
    • Attention to Detail: Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Self-Motivation: Flexible and self-motivated individual.
    • Prioritization and Deadline Management: Clearly displays the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and perform under strict deadlines.


    • Education: A master’s degree from a recognized institution, preferably in Statistics, Economics, Administration, or any Social Science.
    • Experience: 3-5 years of experience supporting the management or design of M&E systems, data collection, knowledge management, and data analysis.
    • Quantitative Skills: Excellent quantitative skills, with proficiency in MS Access and other MS Office packages, including Excel and PowerPoint, is essential.

    • Math and Analytical Skills: Good basic math and analytical skills, alongside general knowledge of statistical or monitoring and evaluation principles.
    • Field Experience: Previous experience in field survey/data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, and analysis is beneficial.
    • Language Proficiency: Fluency in spoken and written English.
    • Computer Literacy: 
    • Willingness to Travel: Willingness to travel to all PPDC (or relevant project/organization name) field offices regularly.

What We Offer
Competitive and benefits package, a great team and hybrid working options.

Application Closing Date

30th November 2023

How to Apply

Mode of Application:
Interested applicants should click this link to apply online.