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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability Coordinator Job at PUI

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability Coordinator at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability Coordinator at PUI

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonreligious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain selfsufficiency.

PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition and health project in Maiduguri and Borno State. PUI is now looking for Nurse for its medical health team to implement mobile health clinic in Maiduguri.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

General Context

With the biggest population in Africa, (between 178.000.000 and 200.000.000 habitants), Nigeria is ranked as the first economy in Africa mainly thanks to oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources (gold, iron, diamonds, copper etc…).  Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from huge socio-economic inequalities, and from high rates of corruption, at every level. Within this volatile environment, the insurgency in the North-East of the country and the linked widespread violence triggered a large scale crisis. Indeed, over 2.5 million people are forcibly displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region due to the Boko Haram insurgency, and new displacement continues.

Resorting to terror, widespread sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), forced recruitment and suicide bombings, Boko Haram attacks on civilians persist. Ongoing threats from Boko Haram in all affected countries as well as the absence of basic services have created acute humanitarian and protection risks for those impacted by the crisis, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities. Despite considerable advances in counter-insurgency operations, continued insecurity led to new large-scale and secondary displacements towards Cameroon and inside Niger.

The end of 2016 and first months of 2017 have seen an increase in attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, while the security situation in Chad’s Lake region, Cameroonian border areas and Niger’s Diffa region remains volatile and unpredictable. In 2016, a great number of civilians were released from Boko Haram captivity in north-eastern Nigeria with the liberation of Local Government Areas (LGAs) where some 800,000 persons had been trapped over past years. Assessments conducted in newly recovered areas reveal severe humanitarian and protection conditions. Still, many people remain inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity, particularly in Nigeria’s Borno State and border areas of Cameroon and Niger.

Job Description

  • As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability Coordinator.
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator is responsible for guiding the overall MEAL strategy and implementation or related activities within projects while providing timely and relevant information to stakeholders.
  • The MEAL coordinator will support PUI’s operational and technical staff in ensuring the accountability of PUI’s programme in Lebanon by developing the appropriate MEAL strategies and protocols for each project/specific technical sector.
  • He/she will provide technical MEAL guidance and leadership at all level of the Country Program, by leading efforts to document progress, effectiveness and impact of PUI´s intervention in the country.
  • The MEAL Coordinator will ensure the use of technically appropriate needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation methods, contributing therefore to improve the quality and effectiveness of PUI humanitarian action.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission for Programmes, and in cooperation with technical coordinators and MEAL staff in the operational bases and at coordination level, the MEAL Coordinator will:

  • Lead the design and the roll-out of a sound and adapted-to-context MEAL strategy and operational guidance based on PUI institutional approach
  • Ensure the quality of the logical framework and MEAL approaches within new sectors, programmes and projects and support reporting;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of MEAL plans for each sector, programmes and projects, provide specific technical support for the conduction of assessments, surveys and ad-hoc data collection and analyses all through the project and programme cycle management;
  • Sensitise and build the capacity of staff for an enhanced transparency, accountability and learning mind set in the mission and in the framework of a continuous capitalisation and learning approach.

Training and Experiences
Training:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a field related to Project Management, International Development and/or Social Sciences

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Project Management in an emergency and unsecured context
  • Familiarity with principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong experience in donor requirements and expectations, particularly ECHO, UE, UNICEF, UNHCR, AFD and BPRM
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and mentoring
  • Prior knowledge of the country/region an asset;

Software:

  • Pack Office – Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and database management software, statistical packages

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation design, applied survey and research;
  • Proven capacity for analyzing and synthetizing comprehensive information and technical data;
  • Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;
  • Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;
  • Good communications kills for public presentations;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
  • Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;
  • Proven management ability and inter-personal skills;
  • Problem solving and leadership skills.

Languages:

  • English – High level of proficiency
  • French – Desirable

Proposed Terms

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
  • Starting date: Novembre 2017Salaire / Indemnité
  • Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance: including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing: in collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Application Closing Date
30th January, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (Resume and Cover Letter) to “Emmanuelle Gracia, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates” by mail to: recrutement@premiere-urgence.org with the subject: “MEALCo – NGA”.

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