Nigeria: MEAL Coordinator Nigeria

Organization: Oxfam Novib
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 23 Feb 2017

The Nigeria Country Offfice is currently recruiting for the Lake Chad Basin Response a

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Development Coordinator

Fulltime/ 40 hours a week

until 30 April 2018

Based in Maiduguri

Issuing of contract is subject to funding by our donors.

Purpose of the position

To provide high quality monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for the programme teams and the partner organizations Oxfam Novib works with.

Main tasks

Capacity building

  • Provide technical supervision of MEAL staff of field offices and ensure that staff receives adequate training, mentoring, and coaching.

  • Manage technical performance of MEAL staff including objective setting, personal development plans, and performance appraisal

  • Facilitate capacity building process of Oxfam staff and partners on knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for effective MEAL through training and coaching

  • Train project teams on principles of accountability and application to humanitarian, development programs and campaigns and using analyzed data to inform programme quality control, document lessons leant, and future project development

  • Coordinate the MEAL staff surveys or case studies that will demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period

  • Share best practice quality standards in MEAL tools and processes with the MEAL staff and programme team to enhance Oxfam’s programme quality in Nigeria.

  • Provide high-quality advice to programme managers and partner staff as required

  • As a key part of technical team and support Programme Managers, ensure good management, facilitation and ‘problem solving’ with and for staff as and when needed

Evidence-based programme design and learning

  • Ensure evidence based programming, feeding MEAL data analysis to ensure learning influences programme design and strategy.

  • Commissioning and coordination of internal and external evaluation exercises and coordinate learning events, and promotion of good practice

  • Participate in programme/project planning processes, particularly on logic of intervention (development of logical frameworks and MEAL plans), and contribute to ensuring adherence to programme quality standards. Support development of MEAL plans in project proposals, in consultation with Manager.

MEAL Systems Implementation

  • Develop and strengthen the participatory MEAL system within the programme and ensure that the defined system incorporate the MEAL principles and Oxfam local and international programme standards.

  • Develop remote management tools for field staff to use in a challenging and insecure environment

  • Guide team to design specific processes, methodologies and tools for MEAL (including indicator tracking) and reporting

  • Support MEAL and project staff in timely implementation of monitoring framework and tools, to ensure quality and consistent information is available on programme performance and impact

  • Review existing mechanisms designed and implemented to ensure quality assurance of all field data collection exercises, data management, and analysis

  • Technically review MEAL data quality, MEAL reports, PDMs, evaluations, baselines, KAP surveys and lead improvement of MEA L data quality and reporting from the field

  • Work closely with gender advisor in ensuring that all MEAL processes, methodologies, and tools are gender sensitive

  • Work with programme teams to develop and train partners on MEAL tools and systems

  • Provide high-quality advice for external evaluations when required

  • Ensure strong accountability mechanisms function

Job requirements

  • You have a Bachelors/Masters degree in social sciences, development studies or related discipline

  • Experience of work in humanitarian, development, and campaigns MEAL, particularly in protection mainstreaming.

  • Assessing staff capacity and to plan and deliver training and coaching. Demonstrable experience in building and reinforcing the capacity of the MEAL team, other programme staff, and partners according to the needs and Oxfam minimum standards.

  • Remote management to strengthen and monitor organisation and partner MEAL skills, and ensure accountability.

  • Good technical knowledge and strong demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, including participatory approaches

  • A team player with leadership and coordination skills with the capacity to motivate, develop, and inspire staff/partners others

  • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, and effectively with limited direct supervision, taking initiative

  • Fluent English and strong writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work sensitively with people from various cultural and social backgrounds

  • Good understanding of programmatic application of humanitarian mandate and principles, internal and external standards

  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward, interesting way, and influencing this to a wider audience

  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure, prioritizing and having commitment to meet deadlines. Must be able to match the needs of a rapid scale-up within a changing context throughout the response.

  • Excellent coordination, planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage complex pieces of work against agreed timelines

  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems; with skills in statistical analysis in related software (e.g. SPSS/ SPHINX/MS ACCESS/MS EXCEL/EPI INFO)

What we offer Oxfam Novib is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between € 2962,– to € 4557,– gross based on 36 hours a week.

How to apply:

Application procedure

Please submit your application here and include your motivation letter and CV. Your application must be received by 23 February 2017 at the latest. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration. https://career2.successfactors.eu/career?company=OxfamNovibP&career_ns=job_listing_summary&n…

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