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  • Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2019 Deadline: 27 October, 2019
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  • Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer


    Location: Monguno, Borno
    Starting date: 1st of November, 2019
    End of contract: 31/03/2020

    Overall Mission
    General objective:

    • Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator and MEAL Coordinator, the MEAL Officer will contribute to the implementation of M&E activities in the field through supporting Project/Field Officers, partner staffs and Community Facilitators/Mobilisers in data collection, consolidation and quality management and undertake M&E related activities and implementation of an appropriate monitoring and evaluation system for successful delivery and attainment of project goals and objectives.
    • She/he will also be in charge of implementing the accountability strategy in Kukawa LGA, as well as strengthen capacity-building and capitalization through the development and the implementation of learning tools and process.

    Responsibilities and Tasks
    Implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan:

    • Ensure the collection, reporting and validation of monitoring data of project teams and ensure the data reported by Field Officers/Program Managers is accurate and of good quality and reported in a timely manner
    • Produce monitoring checklists and conduct regular joint field process monitoring, quality assessments and data validation, and provide feedback and recommendations for timely improvement
    • Ensure that community leaders and beneficiaries are actively participating in all project and M&E activities
    • Assist the MEAL Manager/Coordinator in supporting project teams in designing and regularly updating project M&E guidelines and tools and ensure that project staff have access and capacity to use the tools
    • Provide training to field level project staff on the use of the M&E system including survey sampling and piloting of M&E tools, conducting assessments and the implementation of periodic evaluation activities including baseline surveys, research and evaluations in all sectors
    • Ensure utilization by all projects of appropriate data collection and reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of data
    • Undertake regular visits to field locations/project sites to support monitoring and evaluation processes and activities related to all sectors of PUI interventions
    • Support supervision of base level project staff and ensure that their capacities are built and that they are supported to deliver on their day to day M&E work by constant communication and joint field level M&E activities

    Implementation of the Accountability Strategy:

    • Support the MEAL Assistant in establishing a complaints and feedback mechanism (CFM) based on the highest levels of integrity which beneficiaries will trust and ensures that they can make confidential complaints and be confident of the response processes
    • Ensure that feedback is routinely recorded, reviewed and responded timely in line with feedback mechanism guidelines
    • Ensure that CFM database is regularly updated by the MEAL Assistant
    • Share the periodic CFM report with project teams and the MEAL department
    • Support the MEAL Assistant in conducting periodic field visit to ensure that accountability systems are in place and the necessary support is provided as needed
    • Review accountability systems periodically and update any changes if deemed necessary in consultation with the MEAL Manager/ MEAL Coordinator
    • Participate in internal and external meetings related to humanitarian accountability

    Internal and External Reporting:

    • Update the Field coordinator and Program Managers on daily achievements and challenges encountered on the field, at the end of each day
    • Verbally contribute and participate in weekly base meetings including accurate reporting on successes and challenges
    • Ensure that the data collected goes through a data cleaning and validation process each day
    • Ensure all data is channeled through the IM system each day
    • Develop reports that synthesize and synchronize initial key finding (needs) and results (outputs/outcomes) such as indicator tracking table, etc.
    • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to the MEAL department
    • Pass on any information or problems to her/his direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning her/his task, PUI programs, or safety aspects

    Capitalization/Institutional Knowledge Building:

    • Use lessons learnt combined with field experience to provide contributions and feedback, including during design phases of field tools and assessments
    • Participate actively in team workshops and lessons learnt seminars
    • Actively engage in ongoing trainings and knowledge building
    • Lead training of beneficiaries, community leaders, community facilitators/mobilisers and Field staff on M&E if needed
    • Lead in developing a responsive, functional and appropriate feed backing mechanism which can improve current project implementation and guide future programming
    • Provide support to programme managers in reviewing information across projects, to ensure that feedback and complaints are taken into account in programme management decisions
    • Identify and formulate accountability findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into planning and reporting efforts of PUI project activities

    Communication & Follow Up:

    • Respond to beneficiaries’ queries with good knowledge of relevant information when approached
    • Respond to any requests within PUI that might require an alternative communication method or plan of action
    • Lead in developing a responsive, functional and appropriate feed backing mechanism which can improve current project implementation and guide future programming
    • Provide support to program managers in reviewing information across projects, to ensure that feedback and complaints are taken into account in program management decisions
    • Identify and formulate accountability findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into planning and reporting efforts of PUI project activities

    Logistic and Communication:

    • Perform administrative support activities for the Field coordinator/, but not limited to, preparation of meetings related to MEAL field, recording of minutes, verbal and written translation
    • Ensure the follow-up and the proper use of materials and tools related to M&E activities
    • Manage the supply of materials to the work site in collaboration with logistic department

    Team Management:

    • Provide day to day supervision to the MEAL Assistant
    • Plan the MEAL assistant tasks on daily basis
    • Ensure that coaching and performance plans are completed on time and with adherence to PUI standards.

    Mandatory Requirements:

    • Language skills: Fluent in Kanuri, Hausa and English
    • Education degree: At least a Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Demography, Sociology
    • Work experience: At least two years similar experience in an NGOs/On-site training in social or monitoring work
    • Knowledge and skills: Good analytical and writing skills/ /Demonstrate willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any training sessions and capacity building activities,
    • Computer skills: : Knowledge of the MS office software (including Word, Excel, Outlook), knowledge of data collection software (KoboCollect, ODK, etc.) and a basic understanding of data analysis packages such as SPSS, Epi-Info etc.


    • Transversals skills
    • Well organized and attentive to detail
    • Conflict resolution and diplomacy
    • Ability to analyze and suggest improvement
    • Autonomous and hard working
    • Ability to manage stress and pressure
    • Ability to work within a team


    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.
    • This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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