Yobe, Nigeria (On-site)
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRSâ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
The CORE Group Partnership Project (CGPP) is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing financial support, on-the-ground technical guidance and support to strengthen host country efforts to eradicate polio. The premise of this project is to work through existing networks of international and local NGOs with established child survival activities in high-risk areas of priority countries. A country-level Secretariat coordinates the work of CORE group members in a manner that complements the work of other implementing partners. The work of all CORE members is in support of the national action plan for polio eradication, 5-year health plans and consistent with national MDG goals.
Under the guidance of the State Team Lead (STL), the MEAL Officer will be responsible for all MEAL related activities including, but not limited to monitoring progress on project indicators, M&E tools reviews, tracking and monitoring of Kaduna & Yobe state MEAL activities. He/she will work closely with the Senior MEAL Officer to ensure project target objectives are met, conducting data quality assessments and audits, database management, and the compilation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly MEAL related reports of CGPP project portfolios Polio and GHSA.Â
Roles and Key Responsibilities:Contribute to regular analysis of field data from focal LGAs and provide feedback as necessary. Conduct regular monitoring to focal LGAs for data verification to ensure data integrity, precision, reliability, timeliness, and validity. Works closely with the Senior MEAL Officer to track and monitor the implementation of detailed implementation plans (DIPs) developed by the Community Based Organization (CBO). Provide support to the CBO MEAL Officers to maintain the functionality of the project's devices for data reporting. Work closely with the Senior MEAL Officer to ensure compliance with the SOP of the management of the project's devices.Â With guidance from the STL and close working with the Senior MEAL officer, work with the CBO MEAL officers to field test data tools. Assist in compiling and harmonization of annual training plans for Yobe state under the guidance of the STL.Â Prepare Issues Log and keep a record of the Issues addressed, including updating of Change Management Procedure (CMP) tool. Work closely with the Senior MEAL officer to maintain the project's database for Yobe state under the guidance of the STL.Â Ensure the archiving of state reports, DIPs, supervisory visits reports, and filing of blank data tools.Â Work closely with the STL to plan and implement all review meetings in the state, not limited to bi-weekly or monthly MEAL meetings. Prepare weekly MEAL activities status reports for the state and share them with Team members. Provide inputs to research activities and writing of articles for publications as required.Â As guided by the management team and working closely with the Senior MEAL officer, support the planning and implementation of KAP surveys, annual DQA exercise, After Action Reviews and Intervention assessments and evaluations. Work with the project accountability focal point to ensure feedback from project stakeholders are promptly logged on the Country-Program Feedback registry and ensure closure of feedback loop in line with Country Program Accountability SOPs Collaborate with the PM and Senior MEAL Officer to ensure compliance with the Agencyâs MEAL policies and procedures(MPP 4.0)
Required Languages - English and ability to speak Hausa will be an Advantage.
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% and stay in difficult environments.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExcellent written and oral communications skills in English. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics Proactive, resourceful, solution-oriented and results-oriented Ability to work collaborativelyÂ Ability to multitask and deliver work to tight deadlines.Â
Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with relevant donors' regulations is a plus. Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial reporting software a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)
Â Key Working Relationships:
Internal: State Team Lead, Senior MEAL officer, Project Officers, Program Manager, Deputy Chief of Party, CBO MEAL officers, CP Accountability Officer
External: CGPP Secretariat, WHO, UNICEF, SPHCDA, NCDC
Basic QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Management, Social sciences, or related fields. At least 3-5 years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably in humanitarian or development context.Â Proven track record and experience in supporting the development of M&E plan, systems and database using MS office applications (Excel or Access) and software applications.Â Strong knowledge and proven experience on developing and analyzing logical and conceptual framework. Ability to train Partners and staff on developing and maintaining the M&E system. Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the Polio Eradication program. Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of vulnerable people.Â
Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.ÂPersonal Accountability â Consistently takes responsibility for oneâs own actions. Acts with Integrity - Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest. Builds and Maintains Trust - Shows consistency between words and actions. Collaborates with Others â Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams. Open to Learn â Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.
Agency Leadership Competencies:Lead Change â Continually look for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation. Develops and Recognizes Others â Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance. Strategic Mindset â Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
CRS talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works toÂ save, protect, and transformÂ lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRSâ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
About the Team
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.
CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job InfoJob Identification3000929 Job CategoryProgram Management Posting Date09/16/2023, 01:50 AM Apply Before09/29/2023, 01:50 AM Job ScheduleFull time Job ShiftDay Locations No 195/196, Damaturu, Yobe, NG GROUND FLOOR (Left Wing) ARCHBISHOP JOHN McCARTHY SMA/Catholic SECRETARIAT, Kaduna, Kaduna, NG (On-site)
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