Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer at CARE International

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CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer

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Location: Borno
Job Type: Contract

Job Summary

  • The Data, MEAL Officer will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team supporting implementation of the overall MEAL system.
  • S/he will assist the MEAL and project team with activities, including data collection, data entry, database management and analysis, implementing post-distribution monitoring (PDM), evaluations and other surveys, monitoring project activities as well as support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability including managing the feedback mechanism channels and support all efforts to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively.

Responsibilities
Monitoring and Evaluation:

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  • Support in collecting data needed for reporting output and outcome indicators
  • Support in conducting assessments as needed, facilitate focus groups and other qualitative data collection exercises
  • Monitor activity implementation progress against objectives and work plans
  • Support in conducting post-distribution monitoring with targeted beneficiaries of NFI/FI distributions and CVA including Multipurpose cash assistance.

Accountability & Compliance:

  • Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on project activities
  • Maintain the Complains and feedback received and ensure a timely and appropriate follow-up or referral if needed
  • Clean and validate data received from beneficiaries for complaint and feedback database and generate weekly summaries

Data Management:

  • Responsible for record keeping and maintaining MEAL team updated data
  • Ensure that the data management systems (GBVIMS+) are updated on a monthly basis and properly managed
  • Ensure timely sharing of GBVIMS+ line data on a monthly basis to the GBV sub sector interagency focal person.
  • Conduct data analysis and provide inputs, information and statistics for monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports to the PM.
  • Train & offer needed support to GBV staff to use GBVIMS+ correctly & effectively system and other MEAL concepts.

Programme Learning and Documentation:

  • Work with the project team to ensure documentation of programme learning initiatives and outcomes (case studies, photos, lessons learnt, most significant change stories, etc.)
  • Participate in the dissemination of learning to other team members to ensure that good practice is understood and adopted.
  • Extract action points from field/ Activity reports and maintain and consolidate monthly action plan/feedback trackers.
  • Support in archiving of programs documents at the field level.

Programme Quality:

  • Conduct field monitoring visits/spot checks as appropriate
  • Support project staff during training by ensuring pre and post-test are done for all trainings and documented

Programme / Projects Reporting:

  • Contribute to the timely and quality compilation and submission of project periodical reports (Weekly, monthly, quarterly, Annual and special reports) to the project Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation of the project’s operations plans/work plans & reviews.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested.

Education

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Social Sciences.; or Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics / Information management Sciences. Training in Monitoring and Evaluation and experience in Protection/GBV/CP will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential. Knowledge of local languages, Hausa & Kanuri

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

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  • Bachelor Begree in an area of Social Science or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity  building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E, preferably with experience in the sectors: Protection, GBV, Child Protection, Cash
  • Experience in setting up and/or managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as information sharing and complaints response mechanisms
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software.
  • Experience in working with protection information management systems such as GBVIMS, Primero
  • Previous work experience in hardship areas or emergency setting

Skills and Competencies:

  • Possess working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards – Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere Minimum Standards, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation
  • and Abuse (PSEA), Gender in Emergencies.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office suit applications and other statistical
  • software – KOBO and ODK.
  • Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative social research methodologies.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (English)

Key Stakeholders
Internal Stakeholder:

  • Gender & Protection unit, MEAL staff, Maiduguri programs and Operations/support teams

External:

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  • State and Local government authorities
  • Other NGOs
  • Donors
  • Implementing partner

Work Conditions

  • The position is based in Maiduguri and will pay regular visits to the different field project sites in Ngala in order to provide timely technical and programmatic M&E support to the project team.
  • S/he will also work and coordinate activities with other M&E colleagues from State Line Ministries, other NGOs, partner organizations and sister CARE projects.
  • It is essential that the M&E Officer maintains regular contact with the field to ensure proper impact measurement and program quality.

Application Closing Date
18th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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