Catholic Relief Services Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director Jobs in Nigeria



Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.


CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.


The MEL Specialist will oversee all Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities across the Water for Agriculture Program that leads to robust evidence for data use and decision making, including assessments /surveys & routine gathering of Program implementation information collection; accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders; document retention and archival; capacity development of Water for Agriculture Program staff on MEL; compliance with USAID MEL requirements; cross-learning among Programs; and, CRS and USAID reporting.


Job Ref Code: MEL210119


Responsibilities


Strategic guidance and leadership on MEL:

  • USE SMILER method to lead the development and regular updating of Water for Agriculture MEL tools, approaches, frameworks and databases, these include but not limited to: Theory of Change, Theory of change narrative, Proframe, Logframe, IPTT, DIP, MEL plan, FRM, Data flow, Stake holder analysis, reporting flow map…
    Ensure application of standardized MEL tools and approaches across the program with respect to the MEL Policies and Procedures.
  • Support the CoP to monitor Water for Agriculture Program implementation progress on a regular basis against USAID and CRS quality standards and international humanitarian principles through monitoring visits, data quality audits, spot check against reports and review of implementation reports.
  • Build the capacity of Program staff and implementing partners in collection and analysis of data (method, formats, software, etc.), indicator measurement, feedback and response mechanisms, negative impact analysis, etc.
  • Provide technical support to program staff for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, data management and integration of cross-functional issues.
  • Directly lead on Program wide assessments and surveys including baseline, midterm and end line evaluative surveys. This might entail leading recruitment, orientation, deployment and management of external consultants.
  • Support iterative program development ensuring lessons learnt from implementation / assessments are incorporated into implementation.
  • Foster a learning environment, Lead learning and knowledge management within the Program and ensures such best practice is communicated across CRS Nigeria.
  • Ensure that Program data are protected and shared according to CRS and donor principles.
  • Encourage the integration of good ICT solution to ease the process of collecting, management, analyzing and protection

    Vertical and horizontal accountability:

  • Work closely with CRS and partners’ Gender and Accountability Specialists to ensure robust and participatory beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanisms are established, used and reported against.
  • Support the CoP in compilation of donors, Government Ministries and Agencies (MDAs) and CRS reports as per the agreed upon reporting schedules.
  • Build the capacity of Water for Agriculture in international and CRS humanitarian accountability frameworks including ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability’ (CHS) (HAP, People in Aid and SPHERE).

    Cross-cutting:

  • Directly supervise Water for Agriculture Program MEL Staff and consultants.
  • Coordinate consortium partners’ MEL staff attached to the Water for Agriculture
    Program.
    Build capacity of CRS and consortium partners’ MEL Coordinators / Managers / Officers to address their job requirements.
  • Provide technical review and support across all components of Water for Agriculture Program.
  • Incorporate required and emerging good practices into CRS regional MEL efforts and ongoing technical support
  • Integrate the MEL community of practices
    Create opportunities for reflection and learning among MEL advisors and practitioners within the Consortium, Country Program and the Region.
  • Communicate agency approach to MEL and key findings, to Consortium Partners, Country Program and Regional colleagues.
  • Contribute to regional and agency technical guidance.
  • Share MEL learning and experiences in broader regional and global agency discussions, and with peer organizations.
  • Determine and address regional or sub-regional priorities for advancing MEL.
  • Commitment to gender sensitive programming and management


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ senior MEL experience on a similar program (agriculture-based, rural development and / or resilience).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and use geographical information systems.
  • Prior MEL experience on Programs of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience in providing MEL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs is desirable.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in similar context (i.e. conflict and harsh environments) in sub-Saharan Africa required. Prior experience in North East Nigeria is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director MEL210119) to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org Application Closing Date 1st February, 2019.



    Note

  • CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation


    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director Jobs in Nigeria


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