Job: Search For Common Ground Developmet Evaluation Consultant | Diplomacy Opportunities

Search For Common Ground

SFCG is looking for an evaluator to conduct a developmental evaluation of its Nigeria project “Early Warning / Early Response Mechanisms in Northern Nigeria”.

About the Project

The goal of the project is: Expanding and strengthening early warning and early response processes to enhance community and state actors’ ability to protect citizens in Borno and Adamawa States. The project builds on a process of convening and training influential local leaders for community dialogue-to-action processes in order to promote increased collaboration and confidence in insecure areas, supported through a suite of media and community activities, and strengthening structures to work with the state and linking them to civil society groups. A core component is an early warning/ early response system to identify emerging conflict threats and appropriate solutions. The project also develops strategies to increase learning and building capacity of partners engaged in the project.

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The Role 

The embedded evaluator will have overall responsibility for the design and implementation of the DE and ensure its quality. She/ he will be responsible for the following:

  • Collaboratively conceptualize and develop the DE design (learning framework, methodology, reporting, etc.) using a participatory approach, including an introduction workshop for SFCG, partners and other stakeholders;
  • Develop a living work plan for the DE and DE data collection tools;
  • Conduct DE data analysis, document findings, and recommendations and share regularly with program staff and management for real-time and evidence-based decision making;
  • Record decision-making and other cores processes, program changes and/or changes in the environment in report logs (that track details of DE and document events that occur i.e. planned and unplanned and associated outcomes);
  • Incorporate findings into monthly/ quarterly reports, and elaborate DE reports every six months which are shared with DRL outlining critical evidence, lessons learned, and adaptive management practices;
  • Develop case studies to document project outcomes of critical processes such as: dialogue process and shift in relationships between stakeholders within communities;
  • Provide DE related capacity building to SFCG staff and partners.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Programming and evaluation experience in peacebuilding, conflict resolution or other related sectors;
  • Experience in international development;
  • Understanding and familiarity with North Eastern Nigeria and preferably prior working experience in the region; • Experience with evaluating complex systems and familiarity with developmental evaluation;
  • Graduate degree in Conflict Studies, International Development, Social Work, or other relevant degree;
  • Technical knowledge, skills and expertise in evaluation design, evaluating complexity, and multimethods, in particular qualitative and participative methods;
  • Analytical skills in qualitative and quantitative research and proficiency in Excel;
  • Facilitation skills, particularly design and execution of stakeholder consultations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and report writing skills in English
  • Leadership and strategic thinking;
  • Speaker of Hausa and/ or Kanuri is of important value but not a requirement;
How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit at  no later than 24 April 2017. In your application please include a cover letter and resume, including expectations of gross monthly compensation. Please include projected start date and mention where you found this posting.

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