Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant Jobs in Nigeria



Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.


In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.


With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer as part of a team to ope-rationalize specific program systems.


Responsibilities


  • Understand and maintain an M&E system database that improves Mercy Corps’ ability to inform program implementation, analyze data and represent impact to donors, government, partner organisations and communities.
  • Ensure all relevant programme staff are able to utilize the database to analyse program information and results.
  • Regularly review data entered into the M&E system to locate and fix problems with data entry or integrity.
  • Manage regular synchronisations and backups of field data to cloud-based data management system.
  • Troubleshoot front and back end issues with the database, including any synchronisation issues of field-level data.
  • Work as part of a team to facilitate and support M&E operations including baseline, annual and end line surveys, regular monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting according to the M&E work plan.
  • Generate data (tables/graphs/reports) from the M&E database at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for programme implementation staff when required. Facilitate data analysis with programme implementation team as requested.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure all elements of the M&E system and database are better to utilize effectively by all stakeholders, assessing and identifying breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and improvements.
  • Ensure field teams always have the most recent version of all M&E tools and documents.
  • Assist the team in improving the PROGRAM’s M&E systems by identifying good practices, field-tested lessons learned and creative recommendations; share with and encourage staff to incorporate these in their daily work.
  • Work closely with the Senior M&E Officer to develop and deliver staff/partner training, improving capacities in monitoring, evaluation and database management.
  • Review or edit data in reports as requested and required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our
    understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

    Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Operations Officer
    Works Directly With: All Operations Team Members in Potiskum


    Requirements


  • Three or more years of experience working in the NGO sector in M&E, ideally in conflict management, peacebuilding, community development or economic and market development.
  • A university Degree in Social Sciences or a related field is required.
  • Prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Prior experience with computerized data management systems.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and Access.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of quantitative indicators and data collection strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4-page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org Applications Closing Date 8th February 2019


    Note

  • All applications must include the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


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