M&E Advisor at Plan International

 Employment Nigeria 19-Apr-2018 SOKOTO , Administrative   NGO  


Plan International - We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

POSITION : Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor 

Description

  • Provide leadership in developing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plan and corresponding instruments for MNCH project andimplementing, strategies in compliance with the project managem en t tools and requirements.
  • Take the lead in project reviews, assessmentincluding internal data quality assessments, monitoring and evaluations.
  • This positi on will also be responsible for developing project staff’s capacity in the area of both progress and data gathering, verification and resultsmonitoring.

Dimensions of Role

  • PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) indicators on a regular basis and as per agreed framework and timelines
  • Supports, coordinates and follows the development and implementation of Baseline, Midterm, Endline and research studies in order to inform the M&E framework, tools, systems and processes
  • Provides information and feedback to the National Project Manager to inform adjustments in project strategy, and to ensure that the project remains relevant and effective.
  • Share and disseminate best practices on Program related lessons learnt in collaboration with Health Experts in the state.
  • Work with project team members to ensure community level data is collected, analyzed and presented for communities to make informed decisions on MNCH issues.
  • Ensure timely and high quality regular monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
  • Set up and manage a project knowledge management system.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the project activities
  • Design and implementation of monitoring systems for the project.
  • Act as the Knowledge management focal person for the project.
  • Key End Results and typical Responsibilities
  • Programme development & Quality Management
  • Designs, develops and implements the comprehensive M&E framework/strategy, system and quantitative and qualitative tools, with a focus on health management information systems strengthening and incorporating mobile technology
  • Leads regular monitoring data collection, verification, entry, spot checking, analysis, reporting and sharing, ensuring accurate, high quality household, community and facility level data is collected on all
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
  • Ensure capacity building by regularly training and mentoring staff and partners for improved program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical leadership in operational and programme research processes.
  • Provide overall technical guidance and supervision to the Project M and E coordinators.
  • Develop innovative strategies, including application of IT technology, to engage the State Ministry of
  • Health Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and PHCDA on MNCH data collection and quality improvement.
  • Establish linkages with M and E units of existing MNCH projects in the state.
  • Fulfil Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to prevent children from all forms of child abuses.

Human Resource Development:

  • Facilitates processes for internal and external knowledge sharing among national programmes teams in the region and supports such processes between regions
  • Participates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Support resource mobilisation efforts through proposal writing and related engagement.
  • Dealing with Problems
  • Supports the Project Finance Manager in strengthening financial records, documentation and controls and builds capacity of national programmes staff to ensure a high level of quality financial records and management.
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Shares information within the Programme team about innovative programme approaches and supports the documentation of such approaches, good practices and lessons learnt.
  • Design, implementation and monitoring of project administrative management processes, protocols and systems.
  • Ensure compliance of SHOW project administrative processes with Plan International and donor requirements.
  • Manage Plan financial and controlling processes on the SAP program.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
  • Prepare and submit relevant project reports for domestic and international consumption.
  • Provide timely responses concerning queries linked with relevant projects or programmes.
  • Report to the Deputy Country Director;
  • 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.
  • Bringing hearts and minds together for children.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree in statistics or social or health sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation of public health programs especially MNCH programs.
  • Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation especially in community and household data collection processes.
  • Experience in application of result based management tools.
  • Experience working with the DHIS 2.0 software is critical.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and M & E frameworks and approaches.
  • Thorough experience with the use of technology for data collection including mobiles phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to coordinate large data collection processes and manage large datasets, including analysis, interpretation and presentation of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate data and results to relevant audiences.
  • Excellent planning and management skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to Policy development processes.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Possession of excellent report writing skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills software/ statistical packages such as Microsoft Access SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, databases (Access) and spreadsheets (Excel).

Behaviours:

  • Increased capacity of staff in M&E.
  • Established and effective process for production and timely submission of high quality reports.
  • Well functioning and effective gender responsive M&E systems with appropriate tools/instruments. (comprehensive M&E framework and plan)
  • Established and regularly updated training databases.
  • Established and regularly updated Performance Management Framework.
  • Established process for timely and regular feedback of monitoring outputs into project planning and other decision making cycles.
  • Regular Internal Data Quality Assessments.

Internal:

  • Gender Advisor
  • Implementing Partners
  • M and E coordinators

Basic Competencies:

  • Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to Policy development processes.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Possession of excellent report writing skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Ability to coordinate large data collection processes and manage large datasets, including analysis, interpretation and presentation of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate data and results to relevant audiences.
  • Excellent planning and management skills
  • Software/ statistical packages such as Microsoft Access SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, databases (Access) and spreadsheets (Excel).

Physical Environment and Demands

  • Travel to Programme/Facilities Units is required as necessary to ensure that programme are effectively delivered.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have frequent contact with children.
  • It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

How To Apply
Candidates should submit a CV and a comprehensive Cover Letter stating their reasons for applying for the post and outline qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills they feel they can bring to the role to: Nigeria.Recruitment@plan-international.org



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