Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser at Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.Job Title: M&E AdviserLocation: Zamfara, ZA, NigeriaJob RoleThe post will involve coordination with project management and state teams in line with DFID reporting requirements for the WINNN programme with SC guidelines and best practices.Ensure quality implementation of the M&E plan for DFID funded Improving Nutrition in Northern Nigeria Programme, including monitor progress against activity and critical milestones as well as providing support and guidance to STAs, LTAs and Government counterparts in all implementing states.To assume a lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all Nutrition activities. Main ResponsibilitiesObjective 1: Build capacities of MOH staff on M&E:Support identification of requirements for building the capacity of staff at the state and local government level to assess policy and programming outcomesProvide training on M&E for MOH programme managers (SNO and LGA PHC team: LGA Nutrition Focal Point, M&E Officer, Health Educator, PHC coordinator, etc)Support SNO and LGA PHC team to provide training on M&E to programme implementers (communities, facilities staff)Support and coach SNO and LGA PHC teams to supervise activities, ensuring quality and trustfulness of data at the facility and community levelSupport SNO and LGA PHC department on data compilation, analysis and reporting, ensuring programme data informs strategy and implementationIn collaboration with SNO and LGA PHC team provide on the job training and coaching for staff in the facilities, assessment of capacity (technical and infrastructure) of SPHCDA and the 3 WINNN LGAs M&E, Development of capacity building plan and implementation of such plans for state and LGA M&E and Training of all State and LGAs on DQA.Objective 2: Provide M&E technical support to Zamfara Area Office Nutrition MEAL Team, STAs, IYCF-A s and LTAsIdentify training needs and train staff according to programme plan or ad-hocProvide day-to-day technical support and advice to STAs and LTAs to ensure adherence to common frameworks and validity and accuracy of data collectedObjective 3: Support data monitoring, analysis and reporting at the Area and State levelParticipate in the preparation of programme monitoring and evaluation toolsIn collaboration with MOH and relevant SC staff ensure timely data compilation and reporting according to programme M&E planCarry out regular data quality assessments according to M&E planEnsure M&E tools are always available at the implementation levelSupport programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authoritiesEvaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvementImprovement on quality of MNCHW Data in Zamfara state.Objective 4: Ensure timely reporting, adherence to programme strategy and coordination within programme and with authorities at the Area/State/LGA level:Provide quality reports to the State TA according to the defined M&E planEnsure regular communication and sharing of constraints/successes with State TAIn collaboration with the State counterpart, prepare monthly summaries for submission to authorities with validation of State TA.Contribute to strategy formulation for progress of the programme in consultation with the State/LGA teams and other stakeholders linked to M&E.Participate and collaborate for effective coordination within the programme (i.e. with state and other targeted LGAs).Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required by the State TAEnsure that office policies and procedures are adhered to by reporting to the base Manager on operational issuesObjective 5: provide technical assistance/advice to other SCI programmes as directed by the Area Operations managerIn collaboration with other technical staff, provide support and advise to other projects or activities of the country programme such as Advocacy, Protection, Health, OVC and to the Every last Child campaignData Quality Management:Support data quality assessment for the programmeKnowledge Management and Learning:Ensure that the project’s M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program.Sharing of information obtained with communities, children, and Government stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.Develop programme learning drives for programme reports and documentationsKeeps record of information obtained during research (database of information, hard files, etc.)Research Support and Coordination:Conduct literature research and support process and impact evaluations as requiredAnalyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement.Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)Accountability:Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityHigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsHolds self and others accountableAmbition:Creating best-in-class EA functionFuture-orientated, thinks pro-activelyCollaboration:Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsBuilds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partnersapproachable, good listener, easy to talk toCreativity:designing more effective admin systemswilling to take disciplined risksIntegrity:honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity. 

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