MEAL Officer at Secours Islamique France (SIF)

Deadline: Jan 22, 2024

Key Duties and Responsibilities : 

Under the guidance of the Programme Manager, the M&E Officer is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the projects implemented at mission level. S/he ensures the achievement of planned activities in a quality, cost effective and timely manner, in close coordination with the programme teams, operational partners, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities : 

M&E activities

  • Conduct capacity assessment of existing M&E system and recommend improvements: creation of new indicators, implementation of a complaint mechanism, etc.
  • Develop methodologies and tools to monitor project activities: progress towards results, impact, sustainability, etc.
  • Ensure accurate data collection, entry and analysis, with the preparation and regular update of databases.
  • Train program team on M&E/ MIS methodologies and tools for project e.g KOBO, SSPS etc..
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits with household interviews, post-distribution monitoring, pre- and post- assessments, focus group discussions, etc.
  • Identify and refer individuals with special needs or protection concerns to the relevant services with program staff;
  • Provide regular verbal and written feedback on field monitoring findings (including challenges identified and strategies for improvement) to the FSL Programme Manager and relevant program staff.
  • Prepare monthly Management Information System (MIS) reports.
  • Assist the programme teams in the preparation of internal/ donor progress reports, and of reports on lessons learnt.
  • Actively contribute to the elaboration of project proposals, to project reviews and to planning workshops.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of the program LogFrame;
  • Develop M&E tools for the program to use in data collection and tracking;
  • Oversee the remote verification of activities, equipment and other operational support;
  • Coordinate with partners and beneficiaries as necessary to collect information;
  • Ensure that M&E findings are properly disseminated throughout the program staff;
  • Ensure that all data collected and available is properly organized and stored;
  • Verify status of implementation against the M&E plan;
  • Ensuring that gender considerations and the needs of special populations are fully considered in all evaluation, monitoring, and survey work
  • Overseeing the process of surveys and assessments in the field
  • Organizing and participating in periodic learning opportunities and the presentation of lessons from analytic work
  • Producing monthly reports, including updates that will feed into program Indicators
  • Overseeing special studies and analysis, including lessons learned case studies and success stories, as required
  • Responding to periodic performance data requests
  • Developing tools and mechanisms to monitor program performance and assisting in evaluating the appropriateness and relevance of program implementation strategies
  • Monitoring workflow, support the creation of field work plans, insure the adequate management of the available human resources.

Qualification : 

  • University Degree preferably in Business Administration, Economics or related field, with in-depth understanding of vulnerability issues in Nigeria.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian work, including implementation of M&E/ MIS for development projects implemented by national/international NGOs, UN bodies or Government.
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the use of database software.
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.

Knowledge/Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English; ability to speak Hausa and/or Kanuri is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, and with a wide range of government/ community counterparts and other stakeholders.

Soft Skills:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Leading: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with humanitarian principles and SIF values.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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