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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Management Information System/Payment Coordinator
Job ref.: 190004MV
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employee Status: Permanent
- The MIS/Payment Coordinator will provide technical support to the design, implementation and monitoring of cash transfer programme at State and LGA levels in Yobe State.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Provide technical oversight to the planning, delivery and monitoring of programme activities at the state and LGA levels
- Establishment of an integrated MIS into the cash program to ensure compliance with donor objectives and methodology
- Ensure proper and timely implementation, management and capacity building on MIS
- Document good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities
- Represent Save the children in relevant local forums and technical working groups where necessary.
- Ensure that the planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost-effective and adheres to quality standards
- Support planning of sensitization activities with target communities and development of key community mobilization messages
- Ensure targeting and enrolment process for beneficiaries is conducted transparently and according to phased roll-out plans
- Ensure technical assistance to programme delivery has been planned and factored into budgets
- Participate in relevant state and LGA level forums for cash transfers and social protection and support advocacy efforts with state government
- Support the development of training packages for staff and partners in the management and delivery of cash transfers
- Support development of capacity building strategy for state and LGAs in social protection
- Work with LGA teams to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data on cash transfer interventions is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
- Provide technical input and review to regular monthly and quarterly state-level reports using data provided by LGA teams and ensure cross-checking of data
- Compile case studies and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share with the wider programme and inform improvements in programme quality and delivery
- Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
- Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests.
Qualification Experience & Skills
- First degree (BSc/BA/HND), preferably in a discipline such as Social Sciences, Geography, Anthropology or other disciplines relevant to Urban/Rural Livelihoods, IT, MIS or related field
- Fluency in Hausa/Kanuri languages
- 4 years post NYSC experience.
- Substantial experience of relief or development/extension work with rural communities.
- Demonstrated experience planning and managing cash transfer and food security programmes.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
- Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program
- Knowledge and experience in using database specific software
- Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
- Knowledge and experience of project development, monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the area of cash transfers and/or food security.
- Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
- Knowledge of Household Economy Approach to food security and livelihoods assessment.
- Skills related to participatory research methods, computer literacy and numerical skills.
- Understanding the non-partisan status of an international NGO.
- Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.
- Ability to take a proactive approach in community capacity building, either directly or through the facilitation of suitable support.
- Experience in leading a team in fieldwork with communities.
- Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.
- Knowledge of Hausa language.
- Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
- Experience in institutional strengthening of government and or local NGOs.
- Knowledge and experience of Child Rights Programming approaches.
- An understanding of nutrition and behaviour change communications activities
- Previous experience in M&E, MIS of cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity