Monitoring & Evaluation Officer


Nascent Solutions is seeking a qualified M&E Officer to provide M&E technical direction, project management and contribute to business development.


Location: Kumbo, Cameroon
Type of Employment: Salaried, full-time
Travel: Approximately 15% travel for field work
Reporting: Reports to Nascent’s Program Manager; receives technical input from Nascent’s US-based Director of Monitoring and Evaluation


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for development programs, including hands-on practical experience setting up and managing M&E systems.
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to measure the performance and impact of existing programs.
  • Develop methodology, tools/protocols, and implement key informant interviews and focus groups.
  • Contribute to developing tools for managing and visualizing data.
  • Develop and monitor output and outcome indicators.
  • Serve on evaluation assignments as technical expert.
  • Write evaluation reports in accordance with clients and other donor evaluation policies and standards.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to evaluation teams including guidance to the team leader and staff on client relations, evaluation activities, on-the-ground logistics, and budgets/expenses.
  • Contribute technical expertise to new business initiatives including proposal development.
  • Represent Nascent within professional fora.

Skills and Attributes

  • Master’s degree in economics, statistics or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background
  • 5+ years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects.
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic models, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
  • Experience in training on M&E concepts.
  • Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in physically and mentally challenging conditions.
  • Highly self-motivated and autonomous; ability to work with little guidance.
  • Ability to thrive in an informal, dynamic culture and be comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring people of various ability levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations.
  • Superior teamwork ability.

About Nascent Solutions

Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit international development organization. Its mission is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in rural Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, literacy and skills development, and gender equity.


Please submit a CV and cover letter to Write “Monitoring and Evaluation Officer” in the subject line. CVs without cover letters will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is 3 December 2018, but candidates are encouraged to apply early as we are looking to fill the position quickly.