Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant at the Tony Blair Institute (TBI)

Project Lead Consultant at the Tony Blair Institute (TBI)

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Job Reference:  tbigc/TP/9595/550
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type:Consultant
Contract Details:Ongoing
Working Hours: 5+ months consultant contract
Job Category: Advisory
Business Area / Division: Advisory – Africa
Business Unit: Nigeria

Focus of the Role

  • We are scoping for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning expert to support our project in the Office of the Vice President to evaluate the monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the Project for Agriculture Coordination and Execution (PACE) secretariat, the NLTP and the GI and ensure that indicators capture the desired outcomes across the three areas.
  • This is a short-term independent consultancy contract for 6 months.

Overview of Services (Deliverables)

  • The Project for Agriculture Coordination and Execution (PACE) in the Office of the Vice-President has been set up with responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of two flagship programmes: the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) and the Green Imperative Project (GIP) – a partnership with Brazil to improve access to mechanization and technology in Nigerian agriculture.
  • PACE also supports the Agric for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP) through overseeing the smallholder farmer enumeration exercise.
  • In line with TBI’s advisory MEL practices and approaches, the Senior MEL expert will lead the MEL component of the Secretariat and work alongside the MEL associate.
  • The successful candidate is expected to monitor the overall implementation of the programme as articulated in the Partnership Agreement/final proposal.
  • The role will work closely with and report to the Project Lead and TBI’s MEL team in London. The successful candidate will facilitate planning and follow-up of corrective measured required to achieve. You’ll collaborate with technical advisors to analyse data, discuss findings in regular meetings and collate into reporting.

Key Responsibilities
You’ll provide the following services, which may include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Review existing monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the PACE secretariat, the NLTP and the GIP and ensure that indicators capture the desired outcomes across the three areas
  • Work with the MEL associate to ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met with timely, relevant, triangulated and well analysed data
  • Work with key implementing states to monitor their progress, evaluate their performance and learn
  • Ensure that data collection methodologies used at field level are adapted for each local environment / state, enabling the site-specific data to be captured and analysed
  • Ensure that verifiable, quantitative and qualitative data is routinely collected and analysed by the state teams for NLTP and the private center service operators and shared with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure that all assessment/evaluation reports promote the integration of recommendations and lessons learnt in project planning
  • Seek opportunities for information sharing and learning exchanges with local actors/INGOs to promote coordination at local and national level
  • Provide technical supervision of the field-based activities through regular contact, field visits and meetings.
  • Work with key funding partners to share and manage learning experiences
  • Work with TBI Advisory MEL team to manage evaluation process to ensure programmatic and strategic relevance. Flag risks, bottlenecks and issues to relevant decision makers
  • On a quarterly basis review the theory of change with related results frameworks of the programme for use as a management tool

Person Specification

  • A relevant University Degree
  • The role must be filled by a candidate with the right to work in Nigeria
  • Significant  experience of MEL experience on a programme, complex project or institution
  • Ability to develop clear MEL frameworks that result in delivery of outcomes
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including data monitoring and planning/participating in evaluations
  • An understanding of the agricultural sector and market systems
  • Ability to write clear and effective assessment and project reports
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Ability to facilitate/conduct technical trainings for staff
  • Experience contributing to successful funding proposals for donors would be an asset
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities with flexibility and accuracy
  • Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision.


Application Closing Date
25th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online