Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job at Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) or Caritas Nigeria is an agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) as a specialized vehicle for human development, to coordinate the social interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.

Caritas Nigeria in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/Nigeria is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project funded by USAID Nigeria. Based in some rural communities of Kebbi State and Sokoto State in North-Western Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), FTFNLP uses a multi-sector approach to help 42,000 very poor households (HHs) grow their agriculture production, incomes and children (through improved nutrition) and help strengthen community and government systems to support these gains.

Job Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Code: 00172016
Department: Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project (FTFNLP)
Shift: 8 AM to 5 PM
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Rate: Band 4
Travel: Yes
Job Description

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will provide technical support in ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation of the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project while liaising with the technical programming staff of the project and sub-recipients.
  • The MEO assist in developing and managing an effective monitoring system with training, mentoring and on-the-job support to CSO implementing partners.
  • The MEO will carry out routine data analysis and liaises with technical program staff to identify and address issues in a timely manner.
  • The MEO will work closely with the state program and technical staff in knowledge management by documenting processes, successes and lessons learned throughout project implementation. The MEO will support the roll-out and functionality of information and communications for development (ICT4D) solutions which ensure participant tracking in all project activities and monitoring of household trends.
  • The M&E Officer will report to the M&E Director, maintain close liaison with other Team Leads, Senior Program Manager and Program Managers of the project and give regular work update to CCFN Senior Advisor, Institutional Capacity Strengthening.
  • The M&E Officer will ensure adherence to Caritas Nigeria technical and program quality standards in implementation and compliance by partners.

Specific Responsibilities
M&E Planning and Monitoring:
In collaboration with the M&E Director:

  • Implement the monitoring and reporting tools with CSO partner organizations and provide guidance for documentation and M&E data gathering, collating and analysis;
  • Provide inputs to data to inform the organization’s operational planning processes to ensure cross departmental planning based on available information;
  • Develop M&E trainings and mentoring plan to improve capacity of CSO partners
  • Ensure that project partners implement the approved activity M&E plan and regularly update this document based on new development
  • Develop innovative strategies to strengthen data collection, monitoring, evaluation, analysis and reporting;

Project reporting:

  • Ensure timely gathering of M&E data to inform program monitoring, reporting and decision making;
  • Collate and consolidate M&E reports generated by CSOs and other partners into monthly project progress reports;
  • Produce critical written analysis to inform project delivery, management decision making, and strategic planning;
  • Carry out quarterly field visits to all CSO partners to ensure compliance to data quality and reporting.
  • Ensure that systems and structures are in place for meeting the M&E requirements of the project to donor.
  • Carry out quarterly assessment of the quality of indicator data tracking by the CSO partner to ensure accurate disaggregation, validity, precision, reliability, timeliness, and integrity of data collection and reporting.

Support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs):

  • Provide training and mentoring to CSO M&E Officers on the use of data tools;
  • Support CSO’s M & E Officers in collating, analyzing and documenting the progress, impact, challenges and lessons learned on the project;
  • Support CSOs with systems for troubleshooting the ICT4D solution to identify and address emerging issues and challenges with users

ICT4D Solutions:

  • Support CSOs with systems for troubleshooting the ICT4D solution to identify and address emerging issues and challenges with users
  • Ensure high quality and efficient verification, validation and registration exercises of benefitting HHs across project locations
  • Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria Program Responsibilities.
  • Participate as a full member of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigerian Programs Department team;
  • Contribute program learning to communications and knowledge management initiatives, ensuring that best practices are recommendations and promoted within and to external organizations.
  • Carry out weekly tracking of data uploads on the Iformbuilder to ensure timely data collection and upload by community volunteers and CSO partners.
  • Conduct quarterly visit to CSO partners and community volunteers to provide technical support on device data collection, upload, retrieval, reporting and maintenance of the devices.
  • Participate in periodic ICT4D meeting and forum for updates and discussions on solutions in CRS and solicit for technical support, if need arises.

Requirements

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field
  • Three years of working experience as an M & E Officer on development sector projects focused on at least one of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance.
  • Familiar with the use of MEAL and ICT tools in the development sector.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Hausa language as well as experience with Northern Nigerian food security, agriculture and livelihood programs.
  • Excellent Analytical and report writing skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time
  • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including reporting requirements
  • Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
  • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Knowledge of Caritas program quality standards
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving gender equality in programming and operations
  • Demonstrate capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of civil societies
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Senior Advisor, Institutional Capacity Strengthen; Human Resource Officer; Finance Team; Admin Team, other Program staff; Executive Secretary
  • External: Dir of M & E on FTFNLP; Chief of Party, FTFNLP; all Team Leads on FTFNL, other Program staff on FTFNLP; Relevant CSO Partners; Beneficiaries/Producer Groups; Relevant Agric input/Research Organizations; Representatives of relevant Government Agencies;; Representatives of other projects; and CRS Nigeria Staff

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should send their application letters and CVs to: [email protected]

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