Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) in Zamfara, Nigeria

at Save The Children

Industry
NGO
Specialization
NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:  

To lead the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities at state and LGA level for the new DFID-funded cash transfers programme, the Child Development Grant Programme. Ensure that all data collection, consolidation and documentation are conducted in a timely manner and consistent with DFID requirements and Save the Children guidelines and best practiceROLE PURPOSE:  To lead the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities at state and LGA level for the new DFID-funded cash transfers programme, the Child Development Grant Programme. Ensure that all data collection, consolidation and documentation are conducted in a timely manner and consistent with DFID requirements and Save the Children guidelines and best practice.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

MEAL Systems Development

  • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, support the M&E and VFM Advisor in the development and implementation of a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts
  • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems at the LGA level through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed
  • Conduct training for project staff on M&E in line with identified capacity needs and provide ongoing mentoring support
  • Work with LGA teams to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
  • Contribute to regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners

Monitoring

  • Lead on compilation of regular monthly and quarterly state level reports using data provided by LGA teams and ensure cross checking of data
  • Support the program coordinators to ensure that planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost effective and adheres to quality standards

Research and Evaluation

  • Coordinate with the DFID-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at state and LGA level
  • Support coordination of overall project review and evaluation activities as required. This includes working with the independent Evaluation Team to coordinate mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required

Accountability

  • Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests.

Knowledge Management & Learning

  • Compile case studies and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share with wider programme and inform improvements in programme quality and delivery
  • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement
  • Ensure key lessons and challenges are documented and shared with staff and partners.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.  Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
  • Good understanding of media and communications.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal). The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.

Desirable

  • Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in nutrition, health economics or epidemiology
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques
  • Experience in international development.
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