Monitoring & Evaluation Manager – PEACE at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager – PEACE (Protective and Adaptive Education Approaches for Children in Emergencies)
Requisition ID: req9088
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Slots: 2 Openings
Open to Expatriates: No
IRC Nigeria Program
- The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in North East Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
- The IRC is responding at scale to the humanitarian situation across sectors including Education, Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, Women Protection and Empowerment, Environmental Health, Economic Recovery and Development, Protection and Rule of Law, and Governance. In 2015, IRC Nigeria developed a five-year long-term Strategy Action Plan (SAP): The plan has Health, Education and Economic Wellbeing as high priority program areas.
- Under the supervision of the Senior Education and Child Protection Manager, and with technical oversight by the M & E Coordinator, the M&E Manager will be responsible to provide strategic guidance and support to PEACE M & E team in establishing necessary M&E systems.
- He/she will be responsible for coordinating the day to day M & E activities of PEACE Programme in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
- The position holder will supervise all PEACE M & E team and is primarily responsible for building their capacity through organizing trainings, mentoring, coaching and supervision.
- The M & E Manager will also closely work with the Education team and the Country Program M&E team, and provide technically support to meet standards set out in the Strategic Action Plan and IRC’s global Monitoring for Action (MfA) initiative for improving monitoring practice and use of data for decision making within the organization.
Program design and learning:
- Lead diagnostic studies, research, evaluations and surveys within the PEACE programme.
- Participate in program/ project design specially in developing logframes
- Ensure that detailed and feasible PEACE Programme monitoring plans are developed that: i) provide an indicator matrix, ii) consider ethical and safe collection and storage of data, iii) consider data quality audits, vi) consider storing, protecting and sharing project documents;
- Support the Programme’s M&E team to make sure the Programme has tested standard monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progress
- Assist in conducting and documenting project learning reviews, and sharing lessons learned and best practices, incorporating these into new project designs
- Assist in identifying, documenting, storing and sharing lessons learned that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice
Monitoring and evaluation activities:
- Facilitate the preparations of monthly/quarterly/annual activity plans including M&E plans
- Work with PEACE team to determine which monitoring activities will take place and which data collection methods to use
- Work with Education and M&E staff to develop, translate, pilot and finalize data collection tools as needed
- Design survey data collection tools and methodologies
- Work with PEACE team to ensure that data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis
- Work with PEACE team to track progress on action points related to implementation and M&E activities
- Conduct data quality audits of Programme data to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality
- Document schedule of activities related to sharing reports with the project team, donors and other stakeholders
Information management and reporting:
- Provide M&E inputs for regular analysis and action planning meetings
- Extract lessons learned from programme, systematically document and make easily accessible to staff
- Support the Program team in ensuring the Programme has downward/ forward accountability mechanisms and functional
- Support PEACE M&E staff to ensure that data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis
Staff capacity building:
- Prepare M&E staff mentoring coaching plans and implement accordingly
- Train staff in data collection methods, management, analysis, and how to use data for decision making
- Assist in recruitment of enumerators and HR onboarding
- Provide consistent, supportive supervision to strengthen staff performance as necessary to meet monitoring objectives.
Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to: Senior Education and Child Protection Manager
- Position directly Supervises: Three Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
Key Internal Contacts:
- Country Program: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Qualifications and Experience
- University degree (Statistics, Education, Information Management, Measurement And Evaluation, or a related discipline)
- Minimum five (5) years of experience within the development / humanitarian sector;
- Proven track record of M&E experience supporting education and child protection program, most preferably education in emergencies
- Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
- Comprehensive knowledge of humanitarian accountability principles and their translation into practice
- Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Excellent analytical, presentation, and reporting skills
- Excellent database, data management and data analysis skills, with experience using at least 2 software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, SPSS, STATA, Epi-data, Epi-Info; and
- Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values
- Good understanding of the Early Grade Reading and Early Grade Mathematics Assessments (EGRA and EGMA) approaches
- Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including experience with multi-sectorial and multi-donor funded programs and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
- Proven abilities in developing monitoring plans, data collection, information management, use of databases, and analysis and performance monitoring
- Fluency in English required; Hausa proficiency preferred.
Standards of Professional Conduct:
- The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
- In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
- IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.