Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Plan International

Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation OfficerLocation: AdamawaPosition: GradeC2Reports to: M& E ManagerPurposeThe purpose of this role is to co-ordinate M&E and CPIMS activities of the Field Offices of Plan International Nigeria’s Emergency response programmes in the Northeast of Nigeria in line with International best practices and relevant guidelines.Dimensions of RoleCommunicates with the M&E Manager and across Plan International and with local implementing partners.The post holder will support the establishment of a systematic Monitoring and evaluation system. The post holder will interface and support programme team members and programme coordination.The role requires strong facilitation and organisational skills along with the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.Key End Results and typical ResponsibilitiesProgramme development & Quality Management:In collaboration with the Field Team, M&E Manager and sector Specialists, the M&E officer will:Support the development and implementation of program M&E plans to capture project performance and results, including data reporting, assessments, and all monitoring and evaluation activitiesSupport the development and data flow pattern for program that will ensure timely data collection and reportingSupport to ensure that M&E-specific elements of local partner capacity strengthening plans are successfully implementedReport results of M&E activities by providing written documentation about progress toward achieving indicators/targets, as appropriateProvide leadership at field office level on M&E to ensure the program technical integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targetsEnsure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field based team, sector Specialists and the M&E Manager, and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systemsLead efforts at field office level to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-makingLead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeepingUtilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planningSupport targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysisEnsure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality auditsCultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances, and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentationsSupport to ensure relevant data is entered into organization-wide data management system designed to capture, analyse, and disseminate project dataSupport the dissemination of project information among the project teamFacilitate M&E capacity-building activities with project staff and implementing partners.Human Resource Development:Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of national programmes staff and local partner staff to ensure a high level of expertise in line with organisational requirements.Learning and knowledge management:Shares information within the Programme team about M&E findings and lessons learnt in a systematic timely manner.Shares information within the programme team about M&E approaches and supports the documentation of lessons learnt, approaches and good practices.Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing among national programmes teams in the region and supports such processes between regionsParticipates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilisation:Support resource mobilisation efforts of proposal writing and related engagement.Dealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the M&E Manager for consideration.Communications and Working Relationships:Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contactPrepare and submit relevant information for programme reports and proposals for domestic and international consumption.Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.Provide advice and support to Plan International Nigeria’s programme delivery and resource mobilisation.Work with other members of the programme the units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

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