RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, USAID/Nigeria State2State (S2S)Job ID: 1806B Location: NigeriaPosition SummaryThe GED Division is currently accepting applications for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director position for an anticipated USAID-funded State2State (S2S) activity in Sokoto, Bauchi, and up to 4 additional states in Northern Nigeria. The overall goal of S2S is to increase the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by strengthening systems to improve the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene - WASH); increasing the efficiency of key governance operations (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation); increasing government’s responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict.State2State builds on and expands the Mission’s currently ongoing “Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development” (LEAD, 2009-2017) activity, implemented by RTI.Job DescriptionThe MEL Director reports to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading and managing the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities for the project.S/he will establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.Candidate should possess strong management, administrative and communication skills (including report writing).Duties and ResponsibilitiesLead Project’s M&E, knowledge management and capacity building objectives. This includes the design and implementation of a robust results, PMEP, and knowledge management framework to aggregate and disseminate useful and actionable information based on sound evidence generated from activities.Coordinates and manages all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tasks and deliverables for the project. Establish systems for gathering, analysing, and reporting performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation. Coordinate and manage all MEL tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to USAID/Nigeria guidelines.Oversees data collection processes and data quality; develops documentation of best practices; and facilitating the use of data to drive program design and decision making in support of an adaptive management (CLA) approach to project implementationFacilitate learning from M&E findings with implementation teams and other relevant stakeholders. This could include facilitating regular reflection sessions both within the project team and with the implementation partners to respond to evaluation findings where appropriate.Provide technical assistance to state, LGA and CSO partners as required on monitoring evaluation systems capacity building and assessmentsSynthesize and analyze lessons to determine policy implications, distil and articulate best fit innovations for dissemination with community of practice for phased approach to project implementationFacilitate incorporation of research design and methodologies in the application of learning to project design and management.Directly supervise and mentor project M&E/knowledge management staff. Build internal project staff capacity to implement MEL strategy.