Position : M&E ICT Database Officer - Abuja
ABOUT MERCY CORPS
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Now, and for the future.
PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT SUMMARY
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched one of its most comprehensive peacebuilding programs in Nigeria to date with Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian aid and development organization, which has been working with communities in Nigeria since 2012.
The goal of the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program, which commences in 2019, is to prevent violent conflict in the most at-risk communities across 6 states and 24 local government areas (LGA) in Nigeria’s Northwest and North Central regions.
CIPP builds on the accomplishments and deep contextual knowledge gained by USAID and Mercy Corps through their previous peacebuilding programs in Nigeria.
Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long-term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, protection of the vulnerable population, social cohesion, the inclusion of women, youth, and persons living with disabilities, and local conflict management.
The CIPP program is implemented in six North Central & North-Western Nigerian states : Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina.
Since 2019 is strategically building on the past four years of the Mercy Corps former peacebuilding programs to :
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The M&E IT Database Officer will work with the MEL Unit as part of a team to operationalize and improve the MEL system, which heavily relies on a well-managed CIPP database.
The Database Officer is responsible for supporting Mercy Corps staff and local partners to regularly collect / enter / verify / analyze / data and make timely database adjustments to measure the impact of Mercy Corps’ programs.
S / he will directly work with the Senior M&E Officer & Senior MEL Manager who are the point of contact for all Mercy Corps field staff regarding M&E support needs and operational issues.
The Officer will also closely coordinate with the Program team, CLA Officer and Communications Officer to help ensure monitoring and evaluation data is accurately incorporated into all reports, learning and information products.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Implement the M&E System and Tools
Facilitate data analysis with the program implementation team as requested
Staff Training and Capacity Building
and other identified needs.
Link M&E Results to Reporting
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT :
FINANCE & COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Reports Directly to : Senior MEL Manager
Works Directly with : Partner staff, Senior M&E Officer Program Manager, Program Officers, Gender team, CLA Officer, Communications Officer.
Ethics and Integrity
All Mercy Corps staff members are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest integrity in their professional and personal life.
Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.
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Knowledge and Experience
BA / S or equivalent from a recognized institution, preferably in Statistics, Economics, MS Access, IT / Database Management, or administration.
Microsoft certification is preferred.
1-3 years’ experience supporting the management or design of M&E MS Access databases, knowledge of Sharepoint, MySQL, and VBA a plus.
Excellent quantitative skills and power users with Excel; Experience with Access, Commcare and statistical packages including Stata, R or SPSS and GIS tools like QGIS, ArcGIS or Google Earth.
Demonstrated skills in training, capacity building, and mentoring.
Good basic math and analytical skills as well as a general knowledge of statistical or monitoring and evaluation principles.
Former experience in field survey / data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, and analysis beneficial.
Fluency in spoken and written English & Hausa preferred.
Computer literacy in MS Access and other MS Office packages including Excel, and PowerPoint is essential.
Willingness to travel to all CIPP field offices regularly.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
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