Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

  • 30 Apr 2018
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Permanent
  • STEER
  • sav-02354

THE ORGANISATION

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

ROLE PURPOSE: To assume a lead technical role in implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities at the national level. The post will involve coordination with state teams, and in line with USAID reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, implement the system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Ensure an effective M&E data collection and reporting system with all partners through mentorship, on the job training, site visits and other technical support as needed. Ensure systems are well understood and properly implemented by all partners.
  • Work with state teams to maintain reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Support the conduct of periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to state teams, partners, and communities
  • Liaise with donor and external stakeholders especially been an active member of the TWG
  • Facilitate the sharing of information obtained with communities, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
  • Ensure programming is aligned to targets and indicators contained in project proposal
  • Constantly update the SMT and project team on project activities progress
  • Provide on-going support to State teams to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent trainings.
  • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports, ensuring utmost quality
  • Update project database routinely as at when required
  • Support monthly data review meetings in States
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Technical Director

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • holds self and others accountable

Ambition

  • creating best-in-class EA function
  • future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • designing more effective admin systems
  • willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • Direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics of at least 5 years.
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong analytic skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).

Desirable

  • A professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in health economics or epidemiology
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative research techniques
  • Broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations and the international humanitarian systems.
  • Good knowledge of Hausa

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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