Impact Assessment and Shared Learning Coordinator (IASL) at ActionAid

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.AAN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position below:Impact Assessment and Shared Learning Coordinator (IASL)Job TypeFull Time  QualificationBA/BSc/HND  Experience5 yearsLocation AbujaJob FieldNGO/Non-Profit   Overall PurposeThe post holder will coordinate the operationalisation of effective and appropriate systems and processes for planning, measuring progress and impact, learning and reporting across the organisation.S/he will also ensure that ActionAid Nigeria Accountability, Learning and Planning System (ALPS) requirements is met at all levels.Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesTechnicalPlanning and Reporting:Promote and support AAI’s Accountability, Learning and Planning (Alps) systemCoordinate the overall planning processes across the organisation including analysing organisation-wide plans (three-year and operational) to ensure delivery of strategic objectives, and prepare gap analysis and gap closure recommendations for review at Country Management Team (CMT)Coordinate the development of organisation-wide report, management updates and other reports as necessary to ensure accountability.Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:Work collaboratively with heads of units to develop systems for monitoring progress against country strategy papers and other strategiesDevelop standards and tools and provide technical advice – guidance, coaching, training - to local and national programme teams and implementing partners on M&ECoordinate the annual Participatory Review and Reflection process (PRRP) with programme partners and in development of Annual Progress DocumentResponsible for quality control of evaluations, partnership appraisals and peer reviewsEnsure that gender, power analysis and rights perspectives are fully incorporated into ActionAid’s planning, monitoring and evaluation processesEnsure implementing partners’ compliance with agreed programme standards including meeting reporting requirements.Co-ordinate the operationalization of action research to elicit issues impacting on power, poverty, gender and vulnerability especially from the perspective of the poor and excluded people.Actively engage in applied research to increase capacity in the organisation to test theories of change and promote innovation leading to increased impactManagement Information Systems:Oversee the management of the Impact Assessment and Shared Learning unitPosition Data Management System (DMS) as a core part of meeting the information needs of the organisation in an efficient and cost effective wayParticipate in the development and implementation of programme and organisation learning activities of AAN.Develop and support the operationalisation of management information systems (MIS) for capturing and managing data including baseline and coverage information, emanating from programme work in the communities.Human Resources:Ensure performance management and staff development of both direct reports and staff in extended matrix teamsMonitor the team’s performance against the agreed organisational standards and ensure that problems are identified and resolvedFoster the necessary consultation, communications and good relation with other departments and the entire organisationOthers:Responsible for Impact Assessment and Shared Learning budgetSupport the various themes in the development of funding proposals for programme work, especially in definition of progress and impact assessment processes.Build and sustain networks with organisations and practitioners working in the areas of impact assessment and shared learning with a view to influencing and learning from approaches and practices beyond AANAssume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by the Director of ProgrammesRepresentation:Represent AAN and ensure the maintenance of optimum relations at all levels with Government agencies, Private Organisations, as well as Non-Governmental Organisation in the Nigeria.Key RelationshipsInternal Relationships:The entire AAN team, CMTExternal Relationships:AAI team, Partners, Networks & DonorsPersons Specifications

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