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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2022
  • 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...
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    Project Assistant - MEAL

    Job ID: 2200001Y
    Shift: Standard
    Schedule: Regular
    Job Level: Day Job
    Job: Program Management
    Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
    Employee Status: Entry Level

    Job Summary

    • Under the guidance of the State Team Lead (STL), the MEAL Assistant will be responsible for all MEAL related activities including, but not limited to monitoring progress on project indicators, M&E tools reviews, tracking and monitoring of Kaduna state MEAL activities.
    • She / he will work closely with the Senior MEAL Officer to ensure project target objectives are met, conducting data quality assessments and audits, database management, and the compilation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly MEAL related reports of CGPP project portfolios Polio and GHSA.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to regular analysis of field data from focal LGAs and provide feedback as necessary.
    • Conduct regular monitoring to focal LGAs for data verification to ensure data integrity, precision, reliability, timeliness, and validity.
    • Works closely with the Senior MEAL officer to track and monitor the implementation of detailed implementation plans (DIPs) developed by the Community Based Organization (CBO).
    • Provide support to the CBO MEAL officer to maintain the functionality of the project's devices for data reporting.
    • Work closely with the Senior MEAL officer to ensure compliance with the SOP of the management of the project's devices.
    • With guidance from the STL and close working with the Senior MEAL officer, work with the CBO MEAL officer to field test data tools.
    • Assist in compiling and harmonization of annual training plans for Kaduna state under the guidance of the STL.
    • Prepare Issues Log and keep a record of the Issues addressed, including updating of Change Management Procedure (CMP) tool.  
    • Work closely with the Senior MEAL officer to maintain the project's database for Kaduna state under the guidance of the STL.
    • Ensure the archiving of state reports, DIPs, supervisory visits reports, and filing of blank data tools.
    • Work closely with the STL to plan and implement all review meetings in the state, not limited to bi-weekly or monthly MEAL meetings.
    • Prepare weekly MEAL activities status reports for the state and share them with Team members.
    • Provide inputs to research activities and writing of articles for publications as required.
    • As guided by the management team and working closely with the Senior MEAL officer, support the planning and implementation of KAP surveys, annual DQA exercise, After Action Reviews and Intervention assessments and evaluations.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Internal: State Team Lead, Senior MEAL officer, Project Officers, Program Manager,  Deputy Chief of Party, CBO MEAL officers.
    • External:  CGPP Secretariat, WHO, UNICEF, SPHCDA, NCDC

    Basic Qualifications

    • High School Diploma in a Health discipline with 2-3 years’ experience Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably in humanitarian or development context.
    • Proven track record and experience in supporting the development of M&E plan, systems and database using MS office applications (Excel or Access) and software applications.
    • Strong knowledge and proven experience on developing and analyzing logical and conceptual framework.
    • Ability to train Partners and staff on developing and maintaining the M&E system.
    • Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the Polio Eradication program.
    • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of vulnerable people.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies
    • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
    • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
    • Proactive, resourceful, solution-oriented and results-oriented
    • Ability to work collaboratively
    • Ability to multitask and deliver work to tight deadlines.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with relevant donors' regulations is a plus.
    • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of financial reporting software a plus.
    • Supervisory Responsibilities (none)

    Required Languages:

    • English and ability to speak Hausa will be an AdvantageTravel:
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 75 % and stay in difficult environments

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

    • Integrity  
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Builds Relationships  
    • Develops Talent
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Accountability & Stewardship.

    Method of Application

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