Technical Advisor at Navanti Group

August 7, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Navanti provides timely and insightful data and analysis that shapes programming and empowers local voices, bringing their concerns, ideas, and knowledge to a broader audience. Its systems inform high quality interventions in rapidly evolving, conflict affected environments, employing an approach to contextual, nuanced data that uncovers and engages local actors and opportunities in need of support, resources and training – to create sustainable and transformative solutions that impact their communities. Navanti offers near-real time understanding of local dynamics, enabling an anticipatory programmatic capacity that takes advantage of near horizon change.


  • Navanti has a requirement for a Technical Advisor to assist a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support Activity program that supports USAID/Nigeria in advancing its broader organizational learning and development efforts.
  • This program will further strengthen the Mission’s capacity and performance in programmatic monitoring, evaluation, learning, collaborating, and adapting.
  • The MEL Support Activity closely aligns with USAID/Nigeria’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and provides a broad range of specialized technical assistance, training, data gathering and analysis, field-based monitoring, evaluations and assessments, facilitation of organizational learning and adaptation initiatives, and short-term technical assistance.

Job Description

  • The Technical Advisor will work with MEL Support Activity technical staff to ensure quality control on all written deliverables sent the USAID/Nigeria Mission.
  • This position requires knowledge of the MEL field with a specialization in a particular development sector preferred.
  • This role will work with MEL Specialists to ensure that reports, presentations, 2-pagers, and other deliverables are of high quality in terms of content, writing, and formatting.

Core Responsibilities

  • Review all MEL Support Activity deliverables for content, writing, and formatting.
  • Work with MEL Specialists to improve on specific common challenges that the Technical Advisor sees.
  • Provide editing support to other MEL Support Activity products and ensuring compliance of documents, deliverables and presentations with quality and branding standards.
  • Work with consultants on aspects of content, writing, and formatting.
  • Ensure that all MEL Support Activity trackers including the Indicator Performance Tracking Table are up to date.
  • Backstop and reinforce the MEL specialists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess minimum of a Master’s Degree in an interdisciplinary area such as Applied International Development, Strategic Planning, Project Design and Implementation, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working on MEL-related work.
  • Knowledge of USAID reporting language and formats.
  • Exceptional English writing, presentation, and communication skills.