Monitoring and Evaluation Officer @ European Centre for Election Support

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer @ European Centre for Election Support 

Currently, European Centre for Election Support is a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and is part of its Board of Directors.

European Partnership
for Democracy is a network of European civil and political society
organizations working on democracy assistance.  European Partnership for
Democracy advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the
European Union’s
agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in
democratic transformations around the world.  Furthermore, the other
partners are : Club de Madrid, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty
Democracy, DEMO Finland, Eastern European Studies Centre, People in
Need, Universidade Catolica Portugesa, European Association for Local
Democracy, Elbarlament, AWEPA, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, One
World, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the French Media
Cooperation Agency.  


Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Location;

Abuja, Nigeria

Vacancy Reference Number;


Language Requirements:

Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking. Fluency
in French is considered an asset. Good knowledge of Hausa

Duty Station:

Reports to: Project Director, ECES Executive Director, ECES coordination


55 Months with a 3 months probation period  

Project’s context

of the project EU-SDGN – The Support to Independent National Electoral
Commission of Nigeria is meant to complement the efforts of the
Government to improve and strengthen democracy, especially with regards
to the 2019 general elections. Similarly, within the 11th European
Development Fund (EDF), national authorities renewed their commitment to
cooperate in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives foreseen in
the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) 2016 – 2020
the project, EU-SDGN – Support to INEC is part of a broader EU
programme in Nigeria of five components as follows: Support to INEC;
Support to the National Assembly; Support to Political
Parties; Support to Media; and Support to CSOs. The project contributes
to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong,
effective and legitimate democratic institutions. In particular, the
projects aims to;
  • Enhancing the capacities of the INEC and other electoral stakeholders to deliver effectively;
  • Strengthening INEC’s strategic planning, policy framework and operational capacity;
  • Enhancing
    INEC’s internal communication and strengthening the institutional
    mechanisms to engage with stakeholders. The design of the EU-SDGN
    project was undertaken in close cooperation with all relevant electoral
    stakeholders in Nigeria, taking into account the findings and
    recommendations of the latest EU EOM, as well as INEC internal review
    and report on the 2015 general elections. Furthermore, the project is
    built upon European Response to Electoral Cycle Support Strategy. 
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Core Purpose of the job;

Purpose of the job is to Reports to Project Director and ECES Executive Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will have the following specific responsibilities and will provide the following deliverables:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation plan and procedures.
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the project outputs.
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results and update (if needed and in accordance with the EU), the project documentation to reflect potential modifications in the activities.
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results.
  • Suggest strategies to the Project Director for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities; potential synergies with other components or risks of duplication’s and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities and provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports.
  • Participate in annual project reviews and assist the Project Director in preparing relevant reports
  • Record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way.
  • Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
  • Provide feedback to the Project Director on project strategies and activities.
  • Support the Project Director on demand and implement all required working tasks.
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  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the ECES;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ECES’ values and ethical standards.

Job requirement;

should be in possession of Bachelor Degree in political sciences, international relation or related field.

Competency and Skill Requirements:

At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in
development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/
  • Prior working experience within international/not for profit organizations and
    experience of working with EU funded projects is an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology
  • Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies.
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and
    production of reports.
  • Experience drafting reports and expertise in analyzing data using statistical
  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Sound analytical judgment.
  • Ability to work with results-orientation and efficiency in a multi-tasking
  • Strong planning, communication and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self motivated, preparedness to work off-time.
  • Excellent computer literacy.
Project Accountant @ European Centre for Election Support


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Salaries and Allowances are very encouraging for a Start 

Method of Application

and qualified applicants must submit their application along with a
copy of their updated CV’s in PDF format to: and

Application Closing Date; 

12 August 2017

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