Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS Nigeria seeks for highly qualified candidates to fill the positions below. Full Job Descriptions can be downloaded at the links provided for each position.Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) OfficerDepartment: Emergency ProgramsLocation: Maiduguri, NigeriaPosition Band: D-1Reports To: Senior Program Manager Primary Function:Under the direction of the Program Manager, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for all MEAL related activities including, but not limited to: monitoring progress on project indicators, elaboration of M&E tools, conducting needs/market/post activity assessments, beneficiary database management, recalibration of beneficiary targeting at project mid-point, development and implementation of accountability mechanism as well as compilation of monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly reports. The MEAL officer will be based in Maiduguri with frequent trips to the project area and will report to the PM, but will also work closely with the CRS Borno State MEAL Coordinator for technical support.Job Responsibilities:With technical assistance from the Borno MEAL Coordinator and the MEAL RTA, conduct a SMILER workshop at the project startTrack the project performances vs. project indicatorsCreate and manage databases to ensure the traceability of the project beneficiaries and assistance providedConduct a household level baseline study at the start of the projectRegularly conduct on site monitoring and post distribution surveysCarryout market assessments for new project sitesRegularly collect and analyze market price data.Review, clean and analyze all project data, including but not limited to: beneficiary registration, baseline study, onsite monitoring, post activity monitoring, price data, final evaluation.Ensure that the project mid-term evaluation and project’s Real Time Evaluation are conducted in a timely manner and as per donor’s regulations.Ensure the project final evaluation is timely conducted.Elaborate, review, and test all M&E tools.Promote the use of Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions throughout the project including for the registration of beneficiaries, the registration of traders/vendors, the monitoring of the project activities, the post distribution household surveys, the post distribution market surveys, the baseline study, and the mid-term and final evaluations.Establish and manage a system to track beneficiary and non-beneficiary’s feedbacks and complaints management.Ensure a timely submission of the baseline study report, post distribution monitoring reports, market monitoring reports, feedbacks and complaints management reports, and evaluations reports.Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using the iFormBuilder (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.Train enumerators and daily workers on data collection tools and on the utilization of iPads and/or android devices.Supervise data collection exercises.In coordination with the Database Officer, maintain the project’s stock of IT equipment (including vendor phones, program phones, solar panels, Bluetooth printers, etc.).Collect and share lessons learned, best practices, success stories and innovations stemming from program implementation.Formulate and share clear recommendations for improved programming implementation.Compile yearly beneficiary data.Download detailed job description

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