Palladium International Job in Kano for a Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact
for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives
and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and
non-profit organisations.

We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for
suitability to work with children. Wealso provide equal employment to
all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser
Location:
Kano
Project Overview and Role

  • The Mobilising for Development (M4D) Programme is seeking a
    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Adviser who will be based in the
    National Office in Kano.
  • Mobilising for Development (M4D) aims to support local
    governance towards enhanced accountability and service delivery. It sets
    out to provide technical and capacity support for Local Government
    Authorities (LGAs) and local-level community-based organisations (CSOs
    and CBOs) and to support innovative and politically astute approaches to
    reform that leads to improved accountability and service delivery.
  • The programme works in three focal states in Northern Nigeria:
    Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa. In each of these states, the programme works in
    three focal LGAs.
  • They will service all three programme state teams based in Kano,
    Jigawa and Kaduna, as well as provide support to other cross cutting
    senior managers and advisers in terms of implementing the M&E system
    of the programme.
  • The role is part of the senior management team and is
    responsible for ensuring that strategic, management, and reporting
    decisions are informed by robust M&E data and evidence.
  • The role will play a key part in ensuring that M&E data is
    collected to a high quality and used to inform programme learning and
    adaptation.
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Responsibilities

  • The Results, Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser will take overall
    charge of steering, advising on, and management of the Monitoring &
    Evaluation activities of the programme. Specific activities include
    (but are not limited to):
  • Ensure the development, evolution and recording of results
    against the M4D logframe focusing on the identification of measurable
    indicators and targets and milestones, the use of appropriate data
    sources, the recording of accurate baselines, and results. This includes
    implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Learning (MEL) Strategy
    and Plan.
  • Ensure that monitoring data is shared with implementation team,
    and facilitate programme learning processes to support evidence-based
    adaptation.
  • Provision of capacity building and mentoring support for M4D
    programme staff and partners to help them gather, analyse and report on
    M&E data on a regular basis.
  • Work with all cross-cutting advisers (Grants, Better Fit
    Approaches; Gender and Social Inclusion, Communications; Governance and
    Capacity Development) to support M&E of cross-cutting activities.
  • Periodic contribution to the reporting requirements of the programme, for example: Quarterly and Annual Reports
  • Support the programme operational research activities
  • Work closely with the Finance team to contribute to the production of Value for Money analysis.
  • Lead on periodic reviews and revisions of the MEL Strategy and Plan.
  • Development of annual M&E costed workplans (including
    accompanying narrative), and ensuring a high degree of accuracy in
    forecasting
  • Play a lead role in preparing for Annual Reviews, external evaluation and lesson learning.
  • Periodic maintenance and updating of the M&E database at state (working closely with state teams) and national levels.
  • Providing necessary support (including documentation) to the
    external Independent Evaluation Manager (IEM), and ensuring that the
    findings of IEM are incorporated into the results of the programme and
    M&E reporting.
  • Work in collaboration with the Communications and Knowledge
    Management Adviser and state teams to develop key lessons, case studies,
    success stories and learning events as required for reporting and
    information dissemination to stakeholders
  • Any other duties required by the Team Leader
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Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant M&E experience at a senior level, preferably in a governance or accountability programme.
  • Good leadership, management and interpersonal skills to
    communicate requirements to others and to enable their effective
    engagement in monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Experience of working with DFID programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills essential. Knowledge of Hausa a strong advantage.
  • Local residents are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Good grasp of monitoring and evaluation principles, frameworks
    and tools (Theories of Change, Logframes etc) strong conceptual and
    technical skills to shape information gathering and analysis frameworks
    and reports.
  • Good data coordination and handling skills to cope with version control, data gathering timelines and reporting requirements.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Candidate should apply with their CV and Cover Letter by following instructions on the web page.

Application Deadline  30th October, 2016.

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