Christian Aid NGO Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Assistant Jobs in Kaduna - Nigeria

About us

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa.

At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future.

Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

About the role

  • The post holder will assist the MEAL unit in regular data collections through implementing partners/volunteers and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validation.
  • S/he will record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way.
  • Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Program Officers and Partners.
  • Support Program Officers and partners in conducting of field activities and adheres to CA’s monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Participate actively in programme planning processes.
  • The role holder will upload key reports to the Source (intranet) and assist the MEAL unit in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations (baseline, mid-term and end-line).
  • S/he will support the team in developing quarterly/annual organisational reports and work collaboratively with different programmes for strengthening, integration and cross-learning in programmes.

    About you

  • You must have a degree in Statistics or any of the Social Sciences and a sound knowledge of office programmes including word, outlook, power point and excel.
  • Knowledge of relevant database systems and data management tools (such as CS Pro, DHIS, NHMIS) is essential.
  • You are required to have experience of monitoring and evaluation, project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • You should understand reporting requirements of institutional donors such as Global Fund, EU, DFID and USAID.
  • The post holder is expected to have excellent report writing skills and communication skill.
  • Upload key reports to the Source (intranet)
  • Support the Governance and Gender team in developing the quarterly/annual organisational reports.
  • Assist MEAL unit in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations (baseline, mid-term
    and end-line)
  • Proactively volunteer for various team activities
  • Work collaboratively with different programmes for strengthening integration and cross-learning in


  • The role holder will have contact with partners and stakeholders at state
  • Internal The position is line managed by the MEAL Coordinator- Governance and
    Gender. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in programmes, finance and logistic and procuement

    Decision making

  • The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of the Partnership and programmes.

    Analytical skills

  • Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day logistics and coordination work.

    Developing self and others

  • Ability to take initiative, be self- motivated and build capacity of/guide new and existing staff on programme and MEAL requirement.

    Person specification

  • Applied skills/knowledge and expertise


  • Degree in statistics or the social sciences with at least three working experience with an
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation and Project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as ECHO, EU, DFID and
  • Understanding and familiarity with data management tools (such as CS Pro, Kobocollet,
    NHMIS is essential).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages.
  • Familiarity and understanding of statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA)
  • Hands-on experience of monitoring and supporting community-based development
  • Excellent report writing, communication (written and verbal) skills, and strong IT skills.


  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Manage and organize information systems and establish and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies and humanitarian briefs from analysis
    conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information

    IT competency required

  • Intermediate

    Competency profile

    LEVEL 1: You are expected to be able to:
    Build partnerships

  • Work in a collaborative way that develops positive relationships and proactively provide help to
  • Proactively participate in team work and contribute ideas, including those that may be beyond
    your own or your team’s role.
  • Keep others informed about what is going on in your own work area.
  • Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, recognising that people are different
    and have different views.
  • Act and behave consistently with what you say.
  • Communicate effectively
  • Communicate clearly
    and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Pass on messages or information promptly and accurately, ensuring clarity and understanding.
  • Proactively question to clarify when needed.
  • Explain things simply and in a different way if someone appears not to have understood.
  • Be sensitive to and take responsibility for how your actions and words impact on others and
    adapt if necessary.
    Steward resources
  • Be responsible for using resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or
    wider environmental resources.
  • Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility and proactive measures for managing your time effectively.

    Deliver results

  • Agree your work plan and priorities, keep track of your own progress and keep others informed.
  • Check the quality of your own work and deliver to expectations.
  • Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed, ensuring appropriate sign-off.
  • Respond promptly to the requests of others, handling competing priorities and seeking guidance on
    these where appropriate.
  • Consider the consequences of your actions, and take responsibility for the impact on your work, your
    colleagues and team objectives.
  • Be accountable for your actions.
    Realise potential
  • Acknowledge gaps in your own knowledge and skills and seek out information and advice in
    order to learn.
  • Regularly ask for and act on feedback on own performance.
  • Assist others by showing how to complete tasks and sharing knowledge.
    Strive for improvement
  • Demonstrate openness and willingness to embrace change, be flexible and adapt to new
    methods of working.
  • Respond quickly and positively to new initiatives.
  • Find ways to make improvements in your work and ways of working.
  • Show initiative when faced with problems and proactively seek solutions.
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.

    Competency questions

  • As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

    Build partnerships

  • Tell us about a time when you worked in a helpful and cooperative way with others and provided help to them without being asked. What was the situation? What help was needed? What was expected of you in the situation? What was your task here? What actions did you take? Why did you take that action(s)?What was the outcome of your actions? What was the impact? How did you know?

    Communicate effectively

  • Tell us about a time when you needed to explain something in a simple or different way because someone appeared to have not understood you. What was the context? What was your task? What did you have to communicate differently? What did you say? How did you say it? What was the result? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

    Deliver result

  • Please tell us about a time when you were particularly conscious of the quality of your work and how you ensured it met the standards required. What was the situation? Which piece of work? Why was it memorable? What had you been asked to do? What action(s) did you take to check the quality and standard? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

    Further information

  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
  • We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
  • You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change.
  • Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time.
  • You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 12th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Christian Aid NGO Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Assistant Jobs in Kaduna - Nigeria

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