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  • Senior Manager, MEAL at Catholic Relief Services

  • Posted on: 26 November, 2018 Deadline: 4 December, 2018
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

    Senior Manager, MEAL


    Band:              9

    Department:   Global Fund Malaria Program

    Reports To:    Chief of Party

    Location:        Abuja, Nigeria.

    Job Ref Code: SMM211118

    Full JD Links:

     Project Background:

    CRS has a long and rich history of collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Since 2003, CRS has been awarded over $290 million in Global Fund resources to implement programs in 27 countries. In Nigeria, CRS is a sub-recipient (SR) on the Global Fund HIV and Malaria grants and will assume the role of principal recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant starting January 2017. As PR, CRS will partner with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), various state governments and malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate the 2017 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) mass campaigns in 6 states.  CRS will also oversee an SR and support a range of malaria treatment and prevention services at the state level.

    Job Summary:

    The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Senior Manager will provide leadership on all monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) activities to the CRS Global Fund Malaria program; ensure that the project documents progress and achievement of stated objectives; and provide accurate and timely reports to Global Fund and relevant entities of the Government of Nigeria (GON). The MEAL Senior Manager reports to the Chief of Party and is accountable for all the monitoring and evaluation, accountability, learning and documentation of technical project related activities, results and program quality.

    Specific Job Responsibilities:

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Ensure collection of high-quality reliable and timely data by the SRs to monitor program activities and evaluate progress towards achievement of program objectives and targets.
    • Lead the preparation of M&E/program-related reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by CRS to the donor and Federal Ministry of Health.
    • Ensure that CP MEAL Coordinator and Regional/HQ technical team review all reports/submissions before they are sent to the Global Fund Country Team or Federal Ministry of Health/NMEP.
    • Support NMEP and implementers to prepare for the quarterly/annual Program Review meetings with Global Fund Country Team.
    • Lead development of the program’s M&E plans and procedures. Ensure plans are adhered to and in line with national M&E strategies, health information management systems, and CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures.
    • Work closely with CP MEAL Coordinator and CARO RTA MEAL to ensure that GF Malaria grant aligns with CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures, and meets all audit requirements
    • Develop and continually update the M&E Operational Manual to ensure all M&E-related documents, processes and tools are organized, up-to-date, and accessible. 


    • Support CRS GF Malaria grant staff to engage key populations & beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluating project’s performance and incorporate participatory methods into M&E systems.
    • Orient program staff and SRs on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability.
    • Lead the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries.

    Key Working Relationships:

     Internal: CRSGlobal Fund Malaria Team, CP MEAL Coordinator, Program Quality (PQ) Director, Deputy Country Representative Health/Agric, Country Representative, Head of Finance & Grants and Finance team, Head of Supply Chain and Procurement team, CARO RTA MEAL, Regional and Senior Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Directors for PQ and MQ, GFSU.

    External: Global Fund’s Fund Portfolio Manager and Nigeria Country Team, Sub-Recipients, State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEP)/State Ministries of Health (SMOH), National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Technical and Financial Partners, partner health facilities, Local Fund Agent (LFA), WHO, Auditors.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Degree in M&E, a health-related discipline and/or master’s degree in Public Health.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience monitoring and evaluating health programs and providing technical assistance to government and non-government partners in complex donor funded health program (Global Fund experience preferred, developing country setting preferred).
    • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions
    • Knowledge of national health management information systems, strategies and tools in Nigeria; familiarity with DHIS2.0 platform highly desired
    • Demonstrated experience with collection/analysis of epidemiological data
    • Understanding of principles and current approaches to M&E for health programming, including knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Familiarity with beneficiary accountability mechanisms
    • Must be familiar with and committed to gender equity in programming and management practices
    • Proficiency in database development/management, and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating data and information to various stakeholders
    • Experience using ICT4D for data collection
    • Significant experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments and surveys

    Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position, kindly use the link provided for accessing the various JD for the position.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form using the link, fill and send with a detailed resume as one document in pdf indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application

    Completed applications are to be sent to Deadline for submission is COB (i.e. 5:00pm), December 4, 2018.

    Equal Opportunity:

    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.

    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

    Statement of Commitment to Protection:

    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’

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