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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Level: Entry

Job Summary

  • The M&E Assistant will be directly under the supervision of the M&E officer.
  • He/ She will be responsible for data collection, gathering, collation and reporting activities for the M&E department at base level.
  • He/she will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely report to the M&E Officer.
  • The M&E Assistant provides support to the M&E Officer and M&E Deputy Manager in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation monitoring at LGA level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the M&E Officer.

Objective 1

  • Collect qualitative and quantitative information and program data through surveys, assessments, post distribution monitoring, and regular market monitoring under supervision of the M&E Officer and M&E Deputy Manager

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program and component teams (Nutrition, Health, WASH & FSL).
  • Assist in conducting project baselines, end line and progress surveys, ensuring appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods, data collection procedures, and data verification through periodic site visits.
  • Facilitate training of CVs and partners, and participate in the sensitization of beneficiaries in collaboration with program teams.

Objective 2

  • Support in collating and analyzing monitoring data as well as report findings from monitoring activities for direct reporting to the M&E DPM and M&E Officer

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper monitoring of implementation of the program, focusing on overall M&E framework of the program at LGA level.
  • Present and analyze data based on information needs of project team and partners and support in data base management
  • Complete and submit monthly report
  • Provide support to improve monitoring and reporting mechanism through revised monitoring and reporting framework, through collaboration with the program team at LGA level.

Objective 3

  • Provide support to the program at LGA level and within the communities specific to the M&E responsibilities outlined by the M&E Officer and M&E Deputy Program Manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and provide information to M&E Officer regarding general contextual information at the LGA level and explore the opportunities in support of partnership building initiatives with LGA level government.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in terms of selecting the beneficiaries of NFI & Cash Transfer as per the established procedure.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in selecting the community volunteers to facilitate the process of beneficiaries’ selection
  • Monitor the progress of disseminating the Action Against Hunger Principles within the beneficiaries’ community by the program team.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • M&E Officer and Deputy Program Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Program team: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.

External:

  • Other partners/stake holders, e.g. LGAs, GoN agencies, donors: exchange of information, M&E reports, collaboration and coordination.

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • 1 Year M&E related work experience
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing (Mobile Data Collection a strong advantage).
  • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger aims, values and principles.
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships and team spirit, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel Power Point, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Huasa and English

Preferred:

  • Previous M&E experience
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Remuneration
Minimum Monthly Basic Salary: NGN 156,995.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.


Deadline: 30th August, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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