Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job at Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) or Caritas Nigeria is
an agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria
(CBCN) as a specialized vehicle for human development, to coordinate the
social interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.
Caritas Nigeria in
collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/Nigeria is
implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project funded by
USAID Nigeria. Based in some rural communities of Kebbi State and Sokoto
State in North-Western Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
FTFNLP uses a multi-sector approach to help 42,000 very poor households
(HHs) grow their agriculture production, incomes and children (through
improved nutrition) and help strengthen community and government systems
to support these gains.

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Code: 00172016
Department: Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project (FTFNLP)
Shift: 8 AM to 5 PM
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Rate: Band 4
Travel: Yes
Job Description

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will provide technical
    support in ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation of the Feed
    the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project while liaising with the technical
    programming staff of the project and sub-recipients.
  • The MEO assist in developing and managing an effective monitoring
    system with training, mentoring and on-the-job support to CSO
    implementing partners.
  • The MEO will carry out routine data analysis and liaises with
    technical program staff to identify and address issues in a timely
    manner.
  • The MEO will work closely with the state program and technical staff
    in knowledge management by documenting processes, successes and lessons
    learned throughout project implementation. The MEO will support the
    roll-out and functionality of information and communications for
    development (ICT4D) solutions which ensure participant tracking in all
    project activities and monitoring of household trends.
  • The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Director, maintain
    close liaison with other Team Leads, Senior Program Manager and Program
    Managers of the project and give regular work update to CCFN Senior
    Advisor, Institutional Capacity Strengthening.
  • The M&E Officer will ensure adherence to Caritas Nigeria
    technical and program quality standards in implementation and compliance
    by partners.

Specific Responsibilities
M&E Planning and Monitoring:
In collaboration with the M&E Director:

  • Implement the monitoring and reporting tools with CSO partner
    organizations and provide guidance for documentation and M&E data
    gathering, collating and analysis;
  • Provide inputs to data to inform the organization’s operational
    planning processes to ensure cross departmental planning based on
    available information;
  • Develop M&E trainings and mentoring plan to improve capacity of CSO partners
  • Ensure that project partners implement the approved activity M&E
    plan and regularly update this document based on new development
  • Develop innovative strategies to strengthen data collection, monitoring, evaluation, analysis and reporting;
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Project reporting:

  • Ensure timely gathering of M&E data to inform program monitoring, reporting and decision making;
  • Collate and consolidate M&E reports generated by CSOs and other partners into monthly project progress reports;
  • Produce critical written analysis to inform project delivery, management decision making, and strategic planning;
  • Carry out quarterly field visits to all CSO partners to ensure compliance to data quality and reporting.
  • Ensure that systems and structures are in place for meeting the M&E requirements of the project to donor.
  • Carry out quarterly assessment of the quality of indicator data
    tracking by the CSO partner to ensure accurate disaggregation, validity,
    precision, reliability, timeliness, and integrity of data collection
    and reporting.

Support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs):

  • Provide training and mentoring to CSO M&E Officers on the use of data tools;
  • Support CSO’s M & E Officers in collating, analyzing and
    documenting the progress, impact, challenges and lessons learned on the
    project;
  • Support CSOs with systems for troubleshooting the ICT4D solution to
    identify and address emerging issues and challenges with users

ICT4D Solutions:

  • Support CSOs with systems for troubleshooting the ICT4D solution to
    identify and address emerging issues and challenges with users
  • Ensure high quality and efficient verification, validation and
    registration exercises of benefitting HHs across project locations
  • Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria Program Responsibilities.
  • Participate as a full member of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigerian Programs Department team;
  • Contribute program learning to communications and knowledge
    management initiatives, ensuring that best practices are recommendations
    and promoted within and to external organizations.
  • Carry out weekly tracking of data uploads on the Iformbuilder to
    ensure timely data collection and upload by community volunteers and CSO
    partners.
  • Conduct quarterly visit to CSO partners and community volunteers to
    provide technical support on device data collection, upload, retrieval,
    reporting and maintenance of the devices.
  • Participate in periodic ICT4D meeting and forum for updates and
    discussions on solutions in CRS and solicit for technical support, if
    need arises.
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Requirements

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field
  • Three years of working experience as an M & E Officer on
    development sector projects focused on at least one of the following
    sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance.
  • Familiar with the use of MEAL and ICT tools in the development sector.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Hausa language as well as experience with Northern Nigerian food security, agriculture and livelihood programs.
  • Excellent Analytical and report writing skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time
  • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including reporting requirements
  • Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
  • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Knowledge of Caritas program quality standards
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving gender equality in programming and operations
  • Demonstrate capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of civil societies
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Senior Advisor, Institutional Capacity Strengthen; Human
    Resource Officer; Finance Team; Admin Team, other Program staff;
    Executive Secretary
  • External: Dir of M & E on FTFNLP; Chief of Party, FTFNLP; all
    Team Leads on FTFNL, other Program staff on FTFNLP; Relevant CSO
    Partners; Beneficiaries/Producer Groups; Relevant Agric input/Research
    Organizations; Representatives of relevant Government Agencies;;
    Representatives of other projects; and CRS Nigeria Staff

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should send their application letters and CVs to: hrcaritasnigeria@ccfng.org

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