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Friday, 23 August 2019

Job Vacancy For Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Company Description:

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location
: Maiduguri, Borno 
Job Type: Full Time 
Start date:  As Soon As Possible 
Direct Line Manager: Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation Manager 
Level: Mid level

Job Summary

  • Under the direction of the M&E Deputy Manager and in collaboration with the Project Managers, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear and practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring that program indicators, monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized.
  • He/she will also track progress of key indicators and provide timely report to his/her manager.
  • The M&E Officer will be primarily responsible for leading data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of the programs implemented by ACF in Northern Nigeria.
Objective 1
  • Support the operationalization of M&E systems on ACF projects to ensure compliance with donor and ACF M&E standards.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate project’s use of mobile data collection by leading on the process and troubleshooting under the oversight of the M&E Deputy Program Manager.
  • Train and manage the M&E Field Assistants to carry out regular M&E functions, ensuring that all HR procedures and policies are respected.
  • Conduct appraisals of M&E Field Assistants as required by ACF guidelines alongside M&E DPM.
  • Provide oversight of field monitoring activities and conduct data quality
  • Develop and update/pre-test quality assurance checklist tools for M&E team in collaboration with M&E deputy manager and manager and project staff
  • Provide support to the review and development of M&E systems for new projects, in collaboration with M&E manager and deputy manager and projects teams at the field level
  • Support teams to pilot data collection tools and integrate the findings into the final tools by providing feedback/error reports to the M&E DPM.
Objective 2
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure timely and quality data entry, analysis, and interpretation by working closely with the program, tech, and M&E teams.
  • Undertake regular site visits and monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessments, case studies, and accountability mechanisms to ensure that proper sampling and methodology are used.
  • Perform data cleaning on all data collected and upload into the server
  • Perform data analysis of M&E data for different projects as needed through Excel or other statistical software (PSPP) at the request of the M&E DPM.
  • Provide trainings to program teams on program activity monitoring and reporting
  • Ensure timely and quality data collection, inclusive of needs assessments, household registration, baseline/endline surveys, PDMs, KAP surveys, and others.
  • Ensure implementation of M&E plan through routine monitoring of activities at the field level
  • Support program team to ensure quantitative APRs are updated based on activities accomplished for the month.
  • Lead on the implementation of qualitative and participatory tools, including focus group discussions and key informant interviews to collect data from various groups in the community
Objective 3
  • Document and promote good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Proactively identify good practices based on M&E findings and encourage utilization of data.
  • Support M&E DPM to identify lessons learned and best practices, and produce case studies and human interest stories through collation and analysis of M&E information
Objective 4
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups at State Level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Represent ACF externally in issues related to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting (consortia, alliances and clusters) as needed
Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • DPM M&E: Technical hierarchial relation- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Project Manager: Operational hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Project Officers: Ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.
  • M&E Field Assistants: Manage M&E Field Assistants to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination
  • Other ACF M&E staff: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination
External:
  • Governmental and non governmental partners: Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • Representatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of information
  • Representatives of donors: Exchange of information, technical discussions, project related exchanges
Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Degree in Economics, International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography, or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs.
Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and reporting writing
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited
Preferred:
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • String interpersonal and community norms understanding
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms
  • Experience in statistical analysis
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies
Remuneration
Minimum Monthly Basic Salary: NGN 236,585.

Application Closing Date

30th August, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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