Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Vacancy at Action Against Hunger

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location: Maiduguri, Borno 
Job Type: Full Time 
Start date:  As Soon As Possible 
Direct Line Manager: Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation Manager 
Level: Mid level
Job Summary
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 Managers, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear and 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 progress of key indicators and provide 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 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 out 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
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 M&E plan through routine monitoring of activities at the field level
Support program team to ensure quantitative APRs are updated based on activities accomplished for the month.
Lead on the implementation of qualitative 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 site 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 different projects 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 practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation 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
Internal & External Relationship
Internal:
DPM M&E: Technical hierarchial relation- 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 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 choice of technical options
Representatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of information
Representatives of donors: Exchange of information, technical discussions, project related exchanges
Position Requirements
Qualifications:
Degree in Economics, International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Demography, or 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.
Skills & Experience
Essential:
Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and reporting writing
Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
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, SPHINX, 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
String interpersonal and community norms 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: NGN 236,585.
Application Closing Date
30th August, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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