The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization. Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Head of Programme Planning, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) Job Code: AJ13 - 09 Location: Abuja (National Headquarters), NigeriaReports To: Secretary GeneralJob PurposeResponsible for strengthening and improving the quality, performance and impact of the programmes by providing technical support to the NRCS programmes in planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes.The National Head of PMER will work closely with the IFRC Regional PMER unit to develop coherent PMER system aligned to the NCRS Strategy 2015-20 and IFRC standards. Also acts as the main PMER focal point in-county for all multilateral and bilateral projects.To support NCRS programmes in ensuring that the elements of programme quality are considered prioritized by:Supporting the programme staff in planning to ensure that elements needed for accurate reporting are well in place with particular focus on monitoring of progress and reporting on impact.Quality assurance of appeals and reports as major contribution to the mobilization of funds for the National society’s programmes.Supporting and facilitating the highlighting of outcomes, impact and learning in programme reports thereby increase the relevance of reports to donors and the wider humanitarian community.Promoting and ensuring compliance to donor standards and requirements in reporting.Duties applicable to all staff:Work towards the achievement of the NCRS’s goals through effective managerial and necessary lateral relations and teamwork.Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National SocietyShow initiative and creativity/innovative in implementation of specific tasks.Perform other work related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Secretary General or the National Officers.Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesEstablish and develop planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation (PMER) processes and tools for NRCS programmes, projects and activities ensuring adaptation to the Zonal and branch context.Coordinate the collection of data by NRCS programme managers in Red Cross branches.Facilitate inter-sectorial planning and integration of common strategic as well as harmonization of various internal planning processes (strategic, operational and emergency).Analyze key challenges in quality programming and assist with ensuring consistency with established standards. A key focus of the role is ensuring that critical cross-cutting issues (alignment with Strategy 2020,Addis Ababa Plan of Action, Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo framework for Disaster Risk Reduction etc.)Actively contribute during project planning meeting with all programmes (regional, bilateral) to ensure that detailed logical frameworks and budgets are produced.Coordinate the compilation of accurate, regular, timely and consistent report in standard formats; compile other reports and information materials as required both within and outside the Red Cross Movement for ALL programmes, projects and SDP implementation.Ensure that delegate and staff submit regular, timely, accurate and high quality narrative reports.Assist the processing and management of pledges and donor reporting to ensure compliance with the agreed requirements.Coach and train key field staff members responsible for data collection and monitoring of programme activities.Facilitate any PMER-related training for NRCS National, Zonal and Branch programme staff and volunteers.Assessment of programme quality using the pre-defined Quality Benchmark (Logframe) as well as to identify significant underlying factors that affect programme quality to enhance transparency, accountability and impart.Assessment of data quality of selected programme performance indicators, verification of reported data and M&E system assessment.Coordinate monthly PMER programme meeting with programme officers to ensure compliance of code of conduct.Ensure quarterly and annual programme/project appraisal with clearly documented result and impact disseminated to Board and CCEC.Support the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.As a member of the Disaster Response Task Force, ensure proper planning and input of all reporting aspects during the preparation of Emergency appeals in close consultation with the Disaster management department.Maintain regular communication with Government and other agencies to ensure that NRCS PMER collection and dissemination of data.Liaise with the Government, international and local agencies to ensure that NRCS PMER strategy is in line with national M&E frameworks.Improve the use of statistics, maps, photos, beneficiary feedback etc.in reports and develop a specific filing/database system for easy retrieving of materials by interested parties.Maintain a database of ALL programme, projects and activities of the National society.