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