M&E ICT Database Officer - Abuja
MERCY CORPS
Abeokuta
17h ago
source : NigeriaJob.com

Position : M&E ICT Database Officer - Abuja

ABOUT MERCY CORPS

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

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 :

  • Improve local capacity and skills to manage disputes
  • Strengthen and enable more sustainable Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) mechanisms
  • Increase collaboration among communities with government agencies, CSOs, and local leaders to address root causes of conflict
  • Strengthen women’s capacities to prevent and resolve conflict 5. Improve ability to address violent extremist recruitment tactic
  • 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

  • Understand, maintain and innovate an M&E system database (MIS) that improves Mercy Corps’ ability to inform program implementation, analyze data, and represent impact to USAID, Government, colleague agencies, and communities themselves
  • Support the M&E Officer to ensure all relevant program staff can utilize the database to analyze program information and results
  • Support the M&E team in the design, adaptation and maintenance of the MIS in conjunction with the Communications Officer to match strategic program or implementation change(s)
  • Support the facilitation of training on the use of a database, pivot tables and pivot charts to staff members that require it, or support on exporting to MS Excel for data analysis
  • Ensure the database is live and accessible to field offices
  • Support the review of data entries in the database regularly to troubleshoot and fix problems with data entry or integrity
  • Document system database content, protocols and update manuals for smooth functioning.
  • Implement the M&E System and Tools

  • Work as part of a team to facilitate and support M&E operations including baseline, annual, and end-line surveys, regular monitoring, data collection and analysis, feedback and reporting according to the MEL work plan
  • Support generation of data (tables / graphs / reports) from the database at regular intervals, ensuring reports / information are available for program implementation staff when required.
  • Facilitate data analysis with the program implementation team as requested

  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure all elements of the M&E system and database are being utilized effectively by all stakeholders, assessing and identifying breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and improvements
  • Ensure field teams always have the most recent version of all M&E tools and documents.
  • Staff Training and Capacity Building

  • Work closely with MEL Manager to develop and deliver staff / partner training, improving capacities in monitoring and evaluation and database management : data collection, entry, verification and analysis;
  • and other identified needs.

  • Follow up on training by mentoring staff / partners to develop identified technical skills one-on-one.
  • Link M&E Results to Reporting

  • Support the review or edit of data in reports as requested and required
  • Support the production of analytical summaries : graphs, charts, and tables as requested to fulfil reporting requirements
  • Conduct self both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its peacebuilding mission in Nigeria
  • Work closely with the CLA Officer to ensure that all learnings are documented and can be visualized
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.
  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT :

  • Works with the M&E team to program all data collection tools on Commcare.
  • Work closely with the MEL Manager to manage the Tola Data system.
  • FINANCE & COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to peace and conflict programming.
  • SECURITY

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Supervisory Responsibility

    Accountability

    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.

    Required profile for job ad : M&E ICT Database Officer - Abuja

    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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