Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2023-016
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)


  • Provide support to the Institutional Scaling and Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment (MELIA) Work Package 5 of the One CGIAR Initiative on Transforming Agri-Food Systems in West and Central Africa.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the initiative activities, outputs, withininitiative outcomes, end-of-initiative outcomes, action area impacts, and CGIAR impact areas in West Africa.
  • Data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of the initiative's baseline, adoption, impact, and scaling studies.
  • Develop performance matrices, data matrices, and data tools for data management.
  • Develop M&E plans for programs, projects, and units within IITA.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation work as required at the Institutional, One CGIAR & Bilateral Project levels.
  • Conduct data quality assessments of data reported to the headquarters from programs, projects, units, sections, directorates, and hubs as may be directed by the Head of M&E.
  • Conduct/participate in M&E system development and training for program/project partners toward developing national capacities in M&E.
  • Work with the Head of the M&E Unit to effectively maintain the Institute’s and ONE CGIAR Initiatives M&E database(s) and ensure the data are upto-date.
  • Review objective hierarchy and logical framework matrices activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impacts of projects under each Hub.
  • Identify and design performance questions, key indicators, and targets for each project.
  • Agree with stakeholders on how to record, report, and analyze progress against targets and design formats for reporting on progress.
  • Undertake and facilitate M&E plan implementation, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, formats, and analytical processes.
  • Conduct monitoring site visits, conduct/participate in evaluations (baseline, mid-term, end of project), internal and external impact assessment studies.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching in performance assessment to M&E focal persons through on-site and online meetings.
  • Guide unit/sections/directorate teams to use IITA’s institutional level results-indicator Handbook to develop annual/strategic plans, track activity implementation, manage performance data, and report to higher levels of supervisors’ hierarchy.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc in Statistics, Social Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Project Management, Agriculture or any other related field with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills (writing, reading, oral).
  • Have the ability to use basic packages such as Excel, PPT and other statistical packages such as SPSS and STATA.
  • Have strong experience in writing reports.
  • Have strong experience developing web-based M&E systems.
  • Have strong experience in using ONA/ODK or Survey Solutions for data collection.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Be proficient in computer software packages related to database management and data analysis.
  • Have strong analytical skills.

We offer highly competitive salaries with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 12th April, 2023.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format.
  • The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague, and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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