Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation OfficerLocation: Damaturu, YobeStart date: As soon as possibleDirect Line Manager: Deputy M&E ManagerJob Type: Full Time Department: Monitoring and Evaluation Level: Mid Level PurposeThe M&E Officer will be primarily responsible for leading data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of the programs implemented by ACF in Northern Nigeria.Under the direction of the M&E Deputy Manager and in collaboration with the Project Manager, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring that program indicators, monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized.He/she will also track the progress of key indicators and provide a timely report to his/her manager.Objective 1Support the operationalization of M&E systems on ACF projects to ensure compliance with donor and ACF M&E standards.Tasks and Responsibilities:Develop and update/ pre-test quality assurance checklist tools for M&E team in collaboration with M&E deputy manager and project staffProvide support to the review and development of M&E systems for new projects, in collaboration with M&E manager and deputy manager and projects teams at the field levelSupport teams to pilot data collection tools and integrate the findings into the final tools by providing feedback/ error reports to the M&E DPMFacilitate project's use of mobile data collection by leading on the process and troubleshooting under the oversight of the M&E Deputy Program Manager.Train and manage the M&E FIeld Assistants to carry our regular M&E functions, ensuring that all HR procedures and policies are respectedConduct appraisals of M&E Field Assistants as required by ACF guidelines alongside M&E DPMProvide oversight of field monitoring activities and conduct data quality assuranceObjective 2Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities and reporting.Tasks and Responsibilities:Ensure timely and quality data collection, inclusive of needs assessments, household registration, baseline/endline surveys, PDMs, KAP, surveys, and others.Ensure implementation of the M&E plan through routine monitoring of activities as the field levelSupport program team to ensure quantitative APRs are updated based on activities accomplished for the monthLead on the implementation of quantitive and participatory tools, including focus group discussions and key informant interviews to collect data from various groups in the communityEnsure timely and quality data entry, analysis and interpretation by working closely with the program, tech and M&E teams.Undertake regular size visits and monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessments, case studies, and accountability mechanisms to ensure that proper sampling and methodology are used.Perform data cleaning on all data collected and upload into the serverPerform data analysis of M&E data for the different project as needed through Excel or other statistical software (PSPP) at the request of the M&E DPMProvide trainings to program teams on program activity monitoring and reportingObjective 3Document and promote good practise from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activitiesTasks and Responsibilities:Proactively identify good practices based on M&E findings and encourage utilization of dataSupport M&E DPM to identify lessons learned and best practices, and produce case studies and human interest stories through collation and analysis of M&E informationObjective 4Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups at State levelTasks and Responsibilities:Represent ACF externally in issues related to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting (consortia, alliances and clusters) as needed.Additional ResponsibilitiesThis job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.The employee should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.The employee is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.Internal & External RelationshipInternal:DMP M&E Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordinationProject Manager: Operational hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordinationProject Officers: Ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordinationM&E Field Assistants: Manage M&E Field Assistants to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.Other ACF M&E staff: exchange of information, collaboration and coordinationExternal:Governmental and non-governmental partners: Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical optionsRepresentatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of informationRepresentatives of donors: Exchange of information, technical discussion, project-related exchanges 

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