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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
  • (IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Specia...
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    MEAL Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Job Summary

    • Under the supervision of the MEAL Team Lead, the MEAL Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the three areas of the Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

    General Objective
    ECW Education Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&E Officer) will be assigned the following key duties and responsibilities:

    • He/she develops a MEAL plan, proposes relevant tools and techniques to monitor IDS Education projects in Borno State areas and supports the projects teams in their implementation;
    • He/she consolidates data from the field in order to produce evidence-based, analytical and quality internal and donor reports within the deadlines; He/she ensures that data is transmitted on time from the field to the coordination;
    • He/she represents IDS at Protection coordination meetings at different levels and ensures linkages between the projects and the child protection sub-sectors are effective by sharing and communicating achievements of the projects;
    • He/she has a leading role in Protection needs assessments in various Borno State areas: drafting ToRs, consolidating quantitative & qualitative data, writing assessment reports etc.
    • He/she effectively contributes to the capacity building of the local partner in the domain of M&E by providing continuous technical support, implementing formal training and conducting monitoring visits.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks

    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
    • Develop, share and implement a MEAL plan for all the Education projects implemented by IDS
    • Develop specific monitoring tools adapted to the project
    • Ensure that the monitoring tools are duly filled with reliable data
    • Consolidate qualitative and quantitative projects data and produce evidence-based and quality internal and donor reports within the deadlines
    • Consolidate the monthly sitrep
    • Draft questionnaires and take a lead in data collection
    • Participate in writing assessments and survey reports
    • Report any identified technical challenge, or question to the Child Protection Project Manager
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality inter IDS staff and between IDS staff and non-IDS employees.


    • Design clear formats for data collection and treatment and train the Protection team accordingly
    • Supervise the development and management of a database management system
    • Supervise data protection procedures and filing

    Internal Coordination:

    • Ensure regular communication with the ECW Project Manager about updates, achievements and challenges through meetings, reports and ad hoc communication upon request and upcoming needs
    • Carry out all the procedures connected with the accomplishment of the planned activities (administrative and logistical) through timely communication and collaboration with support departments
    • Deliver any other tasks as assigned by the ECW Project Manager

    Capacity Building:

    • Closely collaborate with the local partner for capacity building purposes by the provision of ongoing technical support in the domain of M&E, implementing formal training and conducting field monitoring visits to various locations in Borno State areas
    • Lead the process of identification of capacity building needs in the domain of M&E and designing a tailored training plan
    • Conduct regular field monitoring visits to various locations of Borno State areas, organize technical follow up meetings, draft field visits reports, suggest the necessary improvements and monitor its translation into reality
    • Support the local partner in designing a MEAL plan providing high-quality expertise and assisting in the development of the M&E tools

    External Coordination and Representation:

    • Coordinate with other Education/Child protection actors on the ground to effectively contribute to the service mapping exercise, establishment of well-functional referral pathways, and information sharing
    • Represent IDS Education project in meetings held at location level in her/his field of expertise, including sharing of information and reporting
    • Contribute to the development of a community network to facilitate the project acceptance and stake holder’s contribution and ownership.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

    • National Diploma (ND), HND or University Degree in Education or Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field required.
    • A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional work experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the national and international level, some of which is a developing country and in an emergency, context is required.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the Local language (Kanuri, Baburu and Hausa) is an asset.

    The functional competencies required for this post are:

    • Relating and networking
    • Applying technical expertise
    • Analyzing
    • Formulating strategies and concepts
    • Planning and organizing
    • Leading and Supervising.

    Core Values:

    • Commitment;
    • Diversity and inclusion;
    • Integrity.

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • IDS values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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