Principal Officer Monitoring and Evaluation/Planning


  UA  66,123.98       USD 104,330.42








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Under the direct supervision of the President of the Court, the M&E/Planning Principal Officer will provide oversight for planning, evaluation, knowledge management, and monitoring. The M & E/ Planning Officer identifies performance indicators, develops quality assurance strategies, trains program employees, maintains contact with program partners or stakeholders, and ensures all program aspects conform to institutional requirements.  In addition, be responsible for the monitoring and ensuring high quality and timely inputs, and for ensuring that judicial programs or projects maintain a strategic vision and activities result in the achievement of intended outputs in a cost-effective and timely manner. 

The M&E/Planning Principal Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E/Planning projects or programs; assisting the President of the Court in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on projects or programs’ progress and will monitor the projects or programs activities on a regular basis, and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the projects or programs activities either driven or supported by technology.  

The Monitoring and Evaluation/Planning Principal Officer works in close collaboration with the project teams and Heads of departments of the Court, Government officials, non-government, and civil society organizations. 


  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures 
  • Monitor all programs, projects, activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the targeted outputs;
  • Recommend further improvement of the logical framework of all Court programs, projects and activities;
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicators for project successes; 
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s or programs results;
  • Provide feedback to the President of the Court on project strategies and activities;
  • Suggest strategies to the Management of the Court for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the projects or programs by identifying bottlenecks in completing project or program activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks; 
  • Report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the  Management of the Court;  
  • Provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to the Management of the Court; 
  • Perform other duties as required;



  • Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Computer Science or other related sciences, Business or Public administration, statistics, economics, political science or social science; 
  • Certification in Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) or Project Management (PM) or Advanced certificate in M&E would be an advantage.


  • Ten (10) years relevant professional experience at the national or international level;
  • Knowledge of institutional evaluation, environment assessment, result-based management and strategic evaluation;
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in the methodology of monitoring & evaluation, including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods;
  • Comprehensive understanding of various approaches and methods of programme and project monitoring & evaluation;
  • Strong knowledge of M&E methodologies both quantitative and qualitative;  
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating projects from project initiation to closeout stages; 
  • Experience in designing and managing program monitoring and database systems;
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans;
  • Strong functionality with computers and software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite (e.g.: Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and any specialized Project Management or Project Monitoring and Evaluation software.


       Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.


  • Ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • Ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;  
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • Ability to utilize the Code of Ethics to manage self, others, information and resources;
  • Ability to mentor others and create feedback loops with supervisors, colleagues, and subordinates to build strong working relationships and improve performance.
  • Contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity; 
  • Ability to proactively interact with clients and build strong trusting relationships based on mutual respect and regular discussions;
  • Ability to establish and sustain professional credibility with clients/stakeholders in a manner that anticipates their need, mitigates issues and that carefully balances professional obligations with the need to be sensitive and responsive to their needs;
  • Ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards;
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • Understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; 
  • Ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • Ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;  
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • Ability and responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbiased and transparent manner.
  • Ability to seek out best practices to make organizational decisions of relevance to diversity management, ensuring that project and program activities identify vulnerable areas and contain systemic checks. 
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programs and policies;
  • Knowledge of ECOWAS internal operational requirements of programs, projects, services and systems required to achieve work assignments and meet performance goals;
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures of ECOWAS associated assigned responsibilities and ability to explain these clearly to others;
  • Knowledge of the ECOWAS culture, structures and performance issues and priorities impacting assigned responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/program assigned to own position.
  • Ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • Ability to break down problems or processes into key parts to identify and solve gaps in service, quality assurance, compliance and performance targets;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply techniques to generate creative ideas and new approaches to meeting goals;
  • Ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees.
  • Demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • Ability to make sound use of graphics and tables to effectively present numerical data to write semi-complex technical reports/proposals and edit/check templates, letters, etc.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means; 
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, make presentations, express opinions and debate ideas with others in a constructive manner; 
  • Ability to respect chain of command in an appropriate manner;
  • Proficiency in information communication technologies (ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • Identify, organize and monitor tasks throughout to facilitate execution;
  • Ability to contribute and/or lead on projects as per accepted project management standards and techniques, to co-ordinate contributions by others to set and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • Ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.