Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Ref.: 200000TM
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Contract Length: December, 2020

Child Safeguarding
Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role

  • To ensure implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the Cameroon refugees response including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to partners M&E officers and government counterparts to ensure highest possible quality data collection, data management and reporting.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
  • The role holder will lead the MEAL functions at the field office, working with other team members at the field office. S/He will ensure that all MEAL deliverables are met under the supervision of the Head of MEAL.

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring, Evaluation System, Programme Quality:

  • Participates in all aspects of programme monitoring by periodic data collection, data verification and data analysing from partners.
  • Participates in preparation and the process of programme’s outcome level situation and impact studies (baseline and end-line)
  • Facilitate to strengthen Data Quality Assurance System for partners by Data Quality Assessment tools
  • Provide high quality MEAL technical support and capacity building to implementation teams.
  • In collaboration with the programme team, develop a MEAL plan, as well as an ongoing research programme to support an evidence and learning agenda and a process for knowledge sharing between SCI, stakeholders and partners
  • Support project, state, national/global reporting processes thereby contributing to high quality project reporting, leading in data quality assurance and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Develop, review, catalogue and ensure utilisation of standardised programme assessment and monitoring tools, manuals, guidelines, trainings and protocols.
  • Ensure and increase utilisation of accountability approaches, such as participation, complaints and response mechanisms.
  • Ensure the integration of programme information management with the National Management Information System (MIS).
  • Keep abreast of MEAL sector trends and developments, for example in remote monitoring, and adapt and promote introduction of new methodologies, technologies, innovations and best practices.
  • Formulate key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and support the design of targeted evaluations (including but not restricted to baseline, midline and end line evaluations) and pieces of operations research.
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for stakeholders’ and partners staff.
  • Positively influence and capacity build project staff and partners at various levels

Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent the programme on all HMIS and research technical working groups, partners and stakeholders’ forums.
  • In collaboration with the SC Health colleagues, feed into learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • In collaboration with SCI staff, contribute with analysis towards organizational learning around technical areas as well as processes and outputs

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Core Behaviours
Achieving Results Effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and Developing Collaborative Relationships:

  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • 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.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years experience in the development or humanitarian sector.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation strategies, with in depth knowledge in the design, operationalization and use of monitoring and evaluation techniques and approaches.
  • Experience in research and monitoring and evaluation methodology and analysis (qualitative, quantitative, participatory)
  • Experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
  • Significant understanding of MIS and data/information management
  • Familiarity with knowledge management systems and approaches that foster a learning culture.
  • Familiarity with participative and inclusive accountability approaches
  • Highly developed influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS, STATA-12, DHIS etc.)
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS, STATA-12, DHIS etc.)
  • Fluency in English, Spoken and Written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills.

Application Closing Date
14th July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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