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  • Posted: Jul 21, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 3, 2022
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  • ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions - and build new lives. ActionAid Nigeria commenced programmatic operations in January 2000 after a Country appraisal which found poverty...
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    Impact Assessment and Shared Learning Manager

    Overall Purpose

    • The post holder will be a part of the Country Management Team.
    • S/he will lead and coordinate the operationalisation of effective and appropriate systems and processes for planning, measuring progress and impact, learning and reporting across the organisation.
    • S/he will also provide leadership in meeting Accountability, Learning and Planning System (ALPS) requirements at all levels.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities
    Technical:
    Planning and Reporting:

    • Promote and support AAI’s Accountability, Learning and Planning (Alps) system and domestication within AAN, partner organisations and communities
    • Lead the process of development and review of strategic documents such as country and programme strategy papers and translate these into departmental/unit plans for operational delivery
    • Coordinate the overall planning processes across the organisation including analysing organisation-wide plans (three-year and operational) to ensure delivery of strategic objectives and prepare gap analysis and gap closure recommendations for review at Country Management Team meetings.
    • Lead on the development of organisation-wide report, management updates and other reports as necessary to ensure accountability across Local Rights Programme (LRP) to other donor funded projects
    • Coordinate the project steering committee meetings convened by the Director of Programmes

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

    • Work collaboratively with unit Leads to develop systems for monitoring progress against country strategy papers and other strategies
    • Develop standards and tools as well as provide technical advice – guidance, coaching, training - to local and national programme teams and implementing partners on M&E
    • Take a lead on LRP monitoring and evaluation system
    • Coordinate the annual Participatory Review and Reflection process (PRRP) with programme partners and development of Annual Progress Document
    • Responsible for quality control of evaluations, partnership appraisals and peer reviews
    • Ensure that feminist lens, power analysis and rights perspectives are fully incorporated into ActionAid’s planning, monitoring and evaluation processes
    • Ensure implementing partners’ compliance with agreed programme standards including meeting reporting requirements
    • Co-ordinate the operationalization of action research to elicit issues impacting on power, poverty, gender and vulnerability especially from the perspective of the poor and excluded people
    • Actively engage in applied research to increase capacity in the organisation to test theories of change and promote innovation leading to increase impact

    Management Information Systems

    • Provide oversight to the management of the Impact Assessment and Shared Learning unit and the Knowledge Management working group
    • Position Data Management System (DMS) as a core part of meeting the information needs of the organisation in an efficient and cost-effective way
    • Participate in the development and implementation of programme and organisation learning activities of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)
    • Develop and support the operationalisation of management information systems (MIS) for capturing and managing data including baseline and coverage information, emanating from programme work in the communities

    Human Resources:

    • Ensure performance management and staff development of both direct reports and staff in extended matrix teams
    • Monitor the team’s performance against the agreed organisational standards and ensure that problems are identified and resolved
    • Foster the necessary consultation, communications and good relation with other departments and the entire organisation

    Others:

    • Responsible for Impact Assessment and Shared Learning budget
    • Support the various themes in the development of funding proposals for programme work, especially in definition of progress and impact assessment processes
    • Build and sustain networks with organisations and practitioners working in the areas of impact assessment and shared learning with a view to influencing and learning from approaches and practices beyond AAN
    • Assume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by line manager.

    Representation:

    • Represent AAN and ensure the maintenance of optimum relations at all levels with Government agencies, Private Organisations, as well as Non-Governmental
    • Organisation in Nigeria.
    • Represent AAN at meetings within ActionAid Federation and platforms relevant to the role.

    Key Relationships:

    • Internal Relationships: Entire AAN staff, AAI team
    • External Relationships: Partners, Networks & Donors

    Person Specification
    Education/Qualifications:
    Essential:

    • First Degree in Social Sciences or Arts / Humanities
    • Master's Degree in a related field

    Desirable:

    • Membership of relevant professional Institute.

    Experience:
    Essential:

    • Minimum of 8 years work experience, 5 of which should be in a similar role in the development
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills and familiarity with the range of approaches and methods currently being deployed in the development sector
    • Human Rights Based Approach programming and monitoring  experience, including working with partners and social movements
    • Experience designing and monitoring campaigns

    Desirable:

    • Deep understanding of and commitment to human rights based approach including women’s rights, with knowledge of methodologies that are effective in monitoring and evaluation

    Skill Abilities:

    • Strong writing skills
    • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
    • Ability to influence and encourage others to new concepts and ways of working within an environment of change
    • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
    • Demonstrable IT skills
    • Highly numerate
    • Excellent skills in policy analysis and interpretation

    Personal Qualities:

    • A person of integrity
    • Creative and takes initiative
    • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
    • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
    • Self motivated person able to work without close supervision
    • Proven Leadership Qualities
    • Effectively promote AAN’s mission, values and objectives.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should complete the Application Form below and send in an MS Word attachment to: Vacancy.Nigeria@actionaid.org using the Job Title and Location eg: "Communications Coordinator - Abuja" as the subject of the email.

    Note

    • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted CVs will be disregarded.
    • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
    • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
    • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) in line with our
    • Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching
    • SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.

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