About the Trust
The Kiisi Trust at TrustAfrica, was established 2009 as a result of an out-of-court United States Federal Court settlement in the Southern District of New York. The settlement arose from a lawsuit against the Royal Dutch Shell Company by survivors and family members of people who were victims of human rights abuses arising out of Shell’s Nigerian operations in Ogoniland. The settlement of the Wiwa v. Shell case is recognized as a victory for human rights and environmental justice in Nigeria and as a pivotal step towards holding corporations accountable for complicity in human rights violations, wherever they may be committed.
Ogoniland has long been an area symbolic in the minds of people both inside and outside of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria for its struggle against environmental degradation caused by resource exploitation. In the early 1990s, the region came to international prominence after the death of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. The struggle of Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni activists eventually led to the cessation of oil production activities in the area in 1993, but widespread environmental damage was already done. Ogoniland has been beset by many of the same conflict dynamics that affect the wider Niger Delta region, including cultism, militancy, the proliferation of weapons, intra- and intercommunal conflict, chieftaincy tussles, and widespread youth unemployment. The name “kiisi” means “progress” in Ogoni. At the time of the settlement, the Ogoni plaintiffs released a statement urging “our people to cherish and nourish the Kiisi Trust because it should stand as one legacy of the labours of our heroes past.”
Performance Area and Responsibilities
Working under the supervision of the Program Director for the Kiisi Trust, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
- Review and edit the current M&E framework/strategy of the Trust to ensure the selected metrics, indicators and outputs are appropriate for all funded projects.
- Identify a sample of the Trust's grantees to conduct field verification work on their funded projects - interviewing beneficiaries, reviewing work plans, and ensuring projects are being carried out according to grant proposals.
- Work with the Trust's staff in reviewing final M&E work plans and outcomes/activities documents of grantee-partners to ensure all align with the Trust's objectives and mandates.
- Work with the Trust’s staff in creating a timeline for conducting field verification visits.
- Periodically analyze and evaluate all data gathered to ensure the impact and results of all funded projects, including documenting challenges and opportunities for improving the Trust's M&E work.
- Provide assistance in conducting needs assessment or scoping exercise to identify areas of needs/gaps in Ogoniland that will in turn feed into the overall strategy of the Trust.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
- Demonstrable experience with project management, and conducting M&E exercises
- Preference will be given to candidates experienced with the Ogoni context, and who live in Ogoniland
- Candidates must have their own laptop and internet access.
How to apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
TrustAfrica is an equal opportunity employer.