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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser- REACH Project at Save the Children

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser- REACH Project

Location: Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The primary objective of the post holder is to develop and implement an M & E framework that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of the REACH programme in Northern Nigeria.
  • The post holder will develop and adapt M&E tools/approaches, build the capacity of the M& E Officers, provide support and guidance to the REACH Project team   clearly define M&E functions across the project states.
  • The post holder will guide teams in achieving outcome/impact focused on  REACH   project and  accountability to beneficiaries, local government and non-government partners  in line with Save the Children’s and donor compliance requirements

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement a framework for monitoring REACH  programme including: rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for the project, based on project logframe (including data collection-frequency and data management)
  • Support REACH project staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting purposes
  • Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with reporting requirements and their timely submission.
  • Support field managers in conducting regular reviews of the project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and quality
  • Supervise/oversee  ARSH programme monitoring activities
  • Ensure that the project complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Support the Deputy PDQ Director bringing together data and findings from the project to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.

Accountability
Work closely with the Accountability Advisor to:

  • Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for the REACH program activities.
  • Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability in the programme.
  • Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.
  • Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the programme.

Learning
Work closely with the Knowledge Management Advisor to:

  • Promote learning , particularly on issues of programme quality and advocacy
  • Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.
  • Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post graduate degree in development, related social science or programme M&E
  • Minimum 3 years  experience in developing and implementing M&E systems
  • Previous experience of working on large scale programmes in development contexts
  • Previous experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
  • Experience of using statistical software.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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