The ASPIRE project is a 5-year project funded with support from Global Affairs Canada and focused on improving sexual rights and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in Sokoto state.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is to support the implementation of the ASPIRE Project in Sokoto state of Nigeria.
The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate information on project implementation and ensure that monitoring and evaluation are in line with specific project and donor requirements.
The role’s support is to achieve accountability, transparency and programme quality in project locations. The post holder is to ensure that project activities are in line with the Logical Framework and relevant guidelines.
Dimension of the Role
Under the supervision of the ASPIRE M&E coordinator and across Plan International Nigeria and field level implementing partners, the M&E officer will support the establishment and day-to-day implementation of the project Monitoring system, evaluations, and data analysis and interpretation for learning of the project.
The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination as well as government actors and local partners regarding monitoring, evaluation and learning.
The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.
This role also requires the capacity to support creatively methods for ensuring high levels of engagement of diverse children / adolescents from marginalized groups in M&E processes.
This requires using creativity to support the design studies and data collection tools that are as child-friendly as possible, including adolescents from low-income and low literacy settings.
In collaboration with the Project Manager, M&E coordinator and other relevant staff, the M&E officer will :
Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activities
Contribute to the monthly and quarterly project target review sessions.
Support the development of data flow pattern for project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
Support to ensure that M&E-specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implemented
Report results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators / targets, as appropriate
Support leadership at project location level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field team and the M&E coordinator, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems
Support efforts at project location to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
Support targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audit
Support field level partners staff, and enumerators in designing, developing and deploying tools for community-based selection criteria for the selection of beneficiaries.
Support M&E capacity-strengthening activities with project staff and implementing partners, including on subjects such as child safeguarding in data collection and ethical considerations of collecting data with children.
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience :
Bachelors’ degree and minimum of 2 years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluating programs, with an organization with a robust M&E component.
Prior experience with Plan International or related non-governmental organization is preferred.
Experience in developing child-friendly M&E systems / tools or doing research with children is a strong asset.
Skills & Knowledge :
Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in private, public and NGO sectors.
Strong understanding of gender transformative data collection and measurement, M&E policy and compliance requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English including excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
Openness or capacity to think creatively to design child-friendly studies and data collection tools which are age-appropriate, safe and ethical for children.
Ability to work effectively with diverse national and international teams.
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel / Word document)
Ability to travel nationally
Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of the team and with stakeholders
Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behavior
Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism / integrity
Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
Very strong commitment to continuous learning
Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted