Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Save the Children Nigeria

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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, healthcare and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict. In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

The Organisation

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Role Purpose

  • To ensure implementation of the M&E plan for Reaching and Empowering Adolescent to take informed decision on their health (REACH) programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to partners M&E officers and government counterparts to ensure  highest possible quality  data collection, data management and reporting.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:
  • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, databases, etc.) to track REACH projects
  • In collaboration with MOH, MOE, WASD and relevant SC staff, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
  • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities, and authorities
  • Support the M&E Advisor to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
  • Support the M&E Advisor in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
  • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites
  • Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation:
  • Support the M&E Advisor to monitor REACH projects at the intervention states and communicate findings and progress to Program Managers
  • Participate in the evaluation of REACH projects, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
  • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the REACH Team.
  • Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:
  • Support coordination of REACH projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Manage the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
  • Work with state teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly

Job Requirement:

Administrative & General Skills:

  • 2-3 years previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization eg SPSS,STATA-12,DHIS etc)
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Note

  • Due to the urgency of this position, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Summary

Company

Save the Children Nigeria

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Zamfara

Specialization

NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years