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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
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  • Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
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    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

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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:

    • 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.
    • 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

    Objective 2

    • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • 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
    • 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

    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.

    Method of Application

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Action Against Hunger | ACF-International on acfinternational.applytojob.com to apply
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