Monitoring & Evaluation Officer needed at Save the Children

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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer needed at Save the Children
Location: All Nigeria
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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Child Development Grant Program

Job Field
Administration, Secretarial, ICT, Computer

Job Detail
To lead the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities at state and LGA level for the new DFID-funded cash transfers programme, the Child Development Grant Programme. Ensure that all data collection, consolidation and documentation are conducted in a timely manner and consistent with DFID requirements and Save the Children guidelines and best practice.

Key Accountability
Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, support the M&E and VFM Advisor in the development and implementation a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts
Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems at the LGA level through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed
Conduct training for project staff on M&E in line with identified capacity needs and provide ongoing mentoring support
Coordinate with the DFID-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at state and LGA level
Work with LGA teams to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
Lead on compilation of 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 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
Support coordination of overall project review and evaluation activities as required. This includes working with the independent Evaluation Team to coordinate mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required
Contribute to regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners
Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement
Ensure key lessons and challenges are documented and shared with staff and partners
Identify the need for additional technical support to ensure effective programme delivery at state and LGA level and coordinate the allocation of that support

Essential Qualifications
Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning. Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
Good understanding of media and communications.
Computer literate.
Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
Strong communications skills both written and verbal. The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
Experience of working within budget constraints.
Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety.
Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
Good understanding of Hausa Language.

Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in nutrition, health economics or epidemiology
Experience of qualitative research techniques
Experience in international development

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