Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Nigeria
Support the scale and replication of Solar Sister’s business model throughout Nigeria
Business/Data Analysis
Lagos, Nigeria
Company Size
1-10 employees
Experience
2-5 years
Employment Type
Full-time
26 days ago

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Nigeria

Reports To: Nigeria Country Director

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

WHO WE ARE

Solar Sister is a movement of women, men, allies, and partners who care about the well-being of people and the planet. Our mission is to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We are creating a deliberately woman-centered network of entrepreneurs to bring the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

Our model is simple: each Solar Sister Entrepreneur buys her lights and cookstoves from Solar Sister, then sells and delivers them — woman-to-woman — to her family, friends, and neighbors. We provide essential services and training that enable women entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses in their own communities. Since our founding in 2010, Solar Sister has supported more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, distributed more than 400,000 clean energy products, and reached nearly 2 million people.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

At a time of programmatic growth and opportunity, Solar Sister seeks a mission-driven, energetic, and nimble M&E Manager to drive Solar Sister Nigeria’s need for dedicated attention and investment in M&E to support the scale and replication of Solar Sister’s business model throughout Nigeria. This position will provide technical support to program implementation teams and support business development opportunities, as needed. S/he will ensure that Solar Sister has the data it needs to understand its impact, communicate that impact internally and externally, and identify operational challenges quickly and effectively through data monitoring.

The M&E Manager will partner closely with the Nigeria team as well as the U.S.-based team to create and manage the M&E systems needed to support data-driven programming. S/he will oversee the collection of data in Nigeria and will clean and analyze these data and use them to provide inputs on the design and implementation of systems and processes to provide data-driven strategic M&E for Solar Sister’s operational and programmatic impacts.

The M&E Manager will work across all projects, but at the outset will focus primarily on supporting a new initiative to collect feedback from staff and entrepreneurs about what types of data will be useful for them, and will work with members of the Leadership Team and external data science partners to find ways to collect these data and to train staff and entrepreneurs on how to apply it to achieve business results. As part of this, s/he will champion an organizational culture shift from a focus on data being primarily for donor reporting or indicator tracking to using data for programmatic course correction and decision making by staff at all levels of the organization.

Specifically, the M & E Manager will:

  • Monitor program activities to meet grant reporting requirements. Manage and execute M&E components of all projects to ensure outcomes are achieved
  • Work with Training Manager on Staff Training & M&E Capacity-building – introduce field staff to basic M&E concepts; train, support, and oversee field staff in completing baseline and all other data collection activities, continuously work with the Country Director and U.S.-based M&E staff to improve M&E tools and processes
  • Coordinate with the Leadership Team to develop M&E frameworks, including qualitative and quantitative indicators, for all new programs, and to create the M&E tools and systems to track these indicators.
  • Work with Admin to create new dashboards, reports, and jobs in Salesforce to support day-to-day country operations and new programs, in alignment with donor requirements
  • Regularly conduct Salesforce sweeps to identify any data entry issues and work with staff  in the U.S. and the Nigeria offices to resolve these
  • Conduct thoughtful analyses, using Salesforce dashboards, and report on findings to operations and programmatic staff; work with the Country Directors, Director of Programs, and Nigeria program staff to interpret these findings and to use them to make evidence-based programming decisions
  • Facilitate research partnership needs – when research partners come in, help them hire enumerators, organize logistics, prepare interviews, etc.
  • Present quarterly M&E reports to the Nigeria Country Team to inform and track business impacts
  • Provide key data points for grant reporting; draft or support the development of sections of evaluation reports, presentations, and other contractual deliverables
  • Coordinate and Co-develop the M&E activities, including surveys and use of data science in the organisation and manage survey implementation and rollout
  • Utilize M&E reports to provide advice and recommendations to Country Director and Impact Associate on Solar Sister  business model scalability and replication

WHAT SKILLS YOU BRING

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and the purpose of M&E
  • Experience developing M&E frameworks, plans, systems, tools, and reports to support program tracking and documentation
  • Statistical & analytical & report writing skills
  • Knowledge of the project cycle management (situation/context analysis, conceptual models, theories of change, monitoring and evaluation, and exit)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships with field staff
  • Proficient written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload
  • Ability to communicate with less literate audience
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a diversified team
  • Proficiency in the use of MS-office, with deep expertise in using Excel to conduct quantitative analyses, and at least one M&E IT tool; experience with Salesforce and/or Taroworks a plus
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques
  • Adherence to Solar Sister core values of Trust, Sisterhood, and Grit

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, HND, or equivalent in Social Sciences, Information Management, Statistics, International Relations, or International Development
  • At least 2 years of professional experience using M&E to support the design, implementation, and monitoring of programs, particularly in the field of international development, climate change, and/or gender

HOURS AND LOCATION

This full-time position is available immediately. This position is based in Lagos, Nigeria. This role may require travel within the assigned territory or based on job needs.

COMPENSATION

Salary range NGN 350,000 – NGN 400,000 Monthly and additional benefits of medical insurance, 20 days for personal time off, all national holidays, and time off during 2-week office closure at the end of the calendar year. Solar Sister offers a flexible work environment that supports the wellbeing of our team.

TO APPLY

If this opportunity calls out to you, please attach the following documents:

1) a tailored cover letter that explains why Solar Sister’s mission excites you and why this particular role is a fit for you; and

2) your CV/resume.

Solar Sister provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Solar Sister complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Solar Sister expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Solar Sister employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.