State Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer, Community Health and HIV

Christian Aid (CA)

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About us

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa.  At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. The Nigeria Country Program presently focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance and Gender.  In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, Christian Aid conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to CBOs, CSOs and other organizations across the five states including the FCT. Our Community Health and HIV Program have evolved over the past years to support partners and communities to exercise their rights to health and related services using appropriate, integrated, context specific, scalable and transformative health approaches to health service access, provision and utilization through health promotion & education and health governance


About the role

Develop and strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation. The role will contribute to building the Nigerian Country Office and partner capacity to develop and use participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation for effective project implementation for results. Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings. The role is based in Benue and ensures that timely reporting is done and in the best possible way that meets CA standards.


About you

The post holder must have a degree preferably in statistics or the social sciences and at least 3 years I/NGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation with good  knowledge of public health management challenges in Nigeria, particularly in the areas of research design, implementation, project management and community development programmes, as well as health policy. You must have experience in monitoring, evaluation, research and Learning and Project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning. You should have a good understanding of institutional donor’s (Global Fund, EU, DFID and USAID) reporting requirements, hands-on experience supporting community based development programmes and experience of building the M&E skills and capacity of others. You should have the knowledge and experience of using statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA) and handheld digital data collection platform e.g KoBo collect and expertise in data management and use of information systems such as NHMIS, DHIS and digital data platforms for real time data entry, analysis.  You should have the ability to produce quality reports, case studies and health advocacy briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.



Competency questions

  • As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
  • Build Partnerships: Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect 
  • Communicate Effectively: Give us an example of a time when actively listened and questioned to check your understanding, draw out other people’s views when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back. 
  • Deliver Result: Tell us about a time when you used logical processes and relevant tools and techniques to report on information or analyse options 


Further information

  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
  • We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
  • You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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Christian Aid (CA)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years