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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Deputy Manager

     

    Start date: 1st September
    Direct Line Manager: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    Job Description

    • The M&E Deputy Manager will support the M&E Manager to ensure effective management and implementation of monitoring and evaluation component of all programs and projects, both new and established, providing accountability and ensuring efficiency in project deliverables.
    • The M&E Deputy Manager will also support the monitoring of all grant activities.
    • S/he will provide support to the M&E teams to conduct needs assessments to identify necessary changes and future opportunities, conduct assessments, baseline, midline and end-line surveys, post-distribution monitoring surveys, Knowledge Attitude and Practice surveys and perform continuous activity monitoring to identify bottlenecks, lessons and opportunities for programming.
    • The role will closely work the M&E officers and assistants to provide support to all humanitarian projects.
    • The M&E Deputy Manager will support M&E Manager and project managers for reporting and contributes to the learning process through documentation of case studies and success stories.
    • The M&E Deputy Manager will also provide and hock support in management and administration of the electronic cash platform (Redrose) when necessary.

    Objective 1

    • Support the operationalization of M&E systems for ACF programs to ensure compliance with donor ACT M&E standards.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure appropriate utilization of the already set up M&E systems to guide project start-up, implementation adjustment, accountability and learning in compliance with ACF's M&E Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for M&E
    • Support develop ToRs and data collection tools for surveys, needs assessments, mid-term and project reviews/evaluations
    • In collaboration with the M&E HOD or regional M&E coordinator and field teams, lead in the preparation of comprehensive M&E plans for each project to capture quantitative and qualitative data for project performance tracking and reporting
    • Provide feedback to program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition, aggregation and analysis of information in programs
    • Promote in all projects the use of participatory data collection techniques involving beneficiaries, institutions and partners in the process
    • Operationalize the use of mobile data collection system and other technologies to strengthen monitoring and reporting of activities

    Objective 2

    • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting in support of the M&E teams

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with PMs and M&E staff to ensure standardized, high-quality M&E tools are developed and rolled out for each project
    • Define sampling and assessment methodologies
    • Undertake regular site visit and periodically monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessment, case studies, and accountability mechanisms
    • Support the analysis of M&E data of different projects as needed through Excel, SPSS, or other statistical software and as well validate all assessment reports
    • Work closely with other technical staff in order to agree on the scope of mapping, define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and participate in undertaking mapping
    • Support development and revision of internal and external reports, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and that reports reflect an actual representation of field implementation activities and result based on M&E findings

    Objective 3

    • To build the capacity of staff M&E through trainings, mentorships and coaching to ensure quality control of monitoring and evaluation activities

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support M&E Manager to build the capacity of staff on the logical framework, M&E plans donor M&E guidelines and data gathering, data management, data analysis and reporting to ensure results- based management
    • On the job training to staff in activity planning, monitoring and Evaluation and Information Management systems
    • Support M&E Manager to build the capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation staff to analyze & disseminate regional data and conduct quality audits as well as program staff to conceptualize the use of MIS data to influence programmatic decisions
    • Contribute to the appraisal of M&E staff required by ACF guidelines and ensure proper adequate training is carried out in view of career development and Mission Training Plans
    • Provide effective, constructive supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation deputy manager, officers and assistants while strengthening their skills and capacity.

    Objective 4

    • To ensure capitalization, learning and reporting of all projects activities in the mission

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support M&E Manager in providing feedback to the senior management team at the base level on standard indicators of all sectors
    • Support M&E Manager to organize and coordinate mid-term reviews, learning workshop/review of program work plans with program team at field level and other stakeholders
    • Support the review documentation of project activities with a clear articulation of lessons learned, case studies and short articles for each project for internal and external sharing. Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the base level
    • With support from M&E manager, institutionalize and document the tracking and implementation of lessons learnt and recommendations from all assessments conducted
    • Advise and update the Project Managers on all aspect of M&E regularly, including findings and recommendations
    • Ensure that lessons in planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and impact assessment are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and are discussed during periodic program reviews and ultimately fed into current work and future program development.

    Objective 5

    • To represent the organization at the National level and promote ACF's technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • To represent ACF at the state level and where appropriate, cluster, working groups, workshops and strategic think tanks related to the department
    • To proactively collaborate with national authorities, ACF counterparts and staff, partner agencies and consortia/alliances/partnerships;
    • To ensure coherent and correct application of ACF guidelines policies within the M&E department and across the organization

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Provide feedback to technical reports from MIS on Red Rose platform and ensure issues arising are documented and shred rapidly for action
    • Provide feedback to technical reports from CRM officer in the management of the Feedback Mechanism for all ACF humanitarian projects when required
    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task
    • The employee should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities
    • The employee is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • In collaboration with M&E manager (line manager)
    • In coordination with program managers
    • In technical coordination with regional M&E coordinator or M&E HOD (technical supervisors)

    External:

    • National governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options
    • Local and regional representatives of NGOs and INGOs: exchange of information
    • Donor representatives
    • Cluster and other coordination forums.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Economics, Rural Development, Business, Administration, Statistics, Demography or a related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Minimum of 3 years of previous experience working with NGOs covering multi-sectorial programming
    • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management)
    • Proven experience in a technical advisory role in monitoring and result management
    • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy
    • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitive data management techniques including proficient and skilful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software's
    • Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage
    • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports
    • Advanced knowledge of international humanitarian guidelines and standards including those of donors
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity
    • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment
    • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not  lose sight of strategic priorities
    • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to remote field sites
    • Experience in insecure context.

    Preferred:

    • Experience in conflict- related displacements and nutrition crisis contexts
    • Familiarity with emergency donors (OFD, ECHO,UN, DFID, FFP...) reporting and regulations
    • Experience with market-based emergency response (ex. Cash Transfer, EMMA...)
    • Understanding of Social Behaviour Change and nutrition sensitive programming.

    Remuneration
    Minimum Monthly Basic Salary: NGN 308,589 per month

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     


    Location
    : Damaturu, Yobe
    Start date: As soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Deputy M&E Manager
    Job Type: Full Time
    Department: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Level: Mid Level

    Purpose

    • 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 Manager, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear 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 the progress of key indicators and provide a 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 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 our 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 assurance

    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 the M&E plan through routine monitoring of activities as the field level
    • Support program team to ensure quantitative APRs are updated based on activities accomplished for the month
    • Lead on the implementation of quantitive 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 size 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 the different project 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 practise from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of 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.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
    • The employee should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
    • The employee is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • DMP M&E Technical hierarchical relationship- 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 the 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 the choice of technical options
    • Representatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of information
    • Representatives of donors: Exchange of information, technical discussion, project-related exchanges

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • Degree in Economics, International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography or a 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
    • Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards
    • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred)
    • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills)

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • A minimum of 2 years M&E related work experience
    • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • 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, SPINX, 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
    • Strong interpersonal and community norm 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: NGN236,585 per month

    Method of Application

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

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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