Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Job Vacancy at Save the Children:Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We are currently working in several states: Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna and others - focusing on child survival, nutrition, education and protecting children. As the world's leading independent children's charity, Save the Children inspires dramatic change for children around the globe. And Nigeria is one of five priority countries for the Alliance popular campaign in child survival. We are looking for experienced staff to support the implementation of the organization's programme across the country. 
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. 
The candidate will assume a lead technical advisory role in developing, implementing and maintaining effective al appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in coordination with the project management and state teams, and in line with the child survival and EVERYONE campaign reporting requirement and with SC guidelines and be practices. S/he must possess substantial training and experience in designing M&E systems, in particular working with consortium, and involvement in projects utilizing grass-roots approaches and addressing issues of power, diversity, exclusion participation, and gender. Based on the programme, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, develop system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on programme activities, beneficiaries, output outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and user friendly, and will obtain valid and reliable information, n candidate will: 
- Ensure that systems developed capture both quantitative and qualitative information. 
- Produce quarterly report on SCI global indicators on the following: 
Curative health: interventions related to nutrition and malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea related interventions. 
Preventive health: such as no, of live births attended by a skilled birth attendant through SC supported activities of facilities 
Health Worker: trained through SC supported programmes 
Total reach: no of boys and girls reached directly through SC health and nutrition programmes Other indicators, as identified by the programme. 
- Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed. Ensure systems are well understood and property implemented by staff and partners, 
- Ensure that all tools are practical to use and accommodate different levels of expertise and computer literacy, from community groups, to partners, to programme staff. 
- Working with PRRINN/MNCH state teams and Katsina to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented and collated in an accurate and timely manner. 
- Create a system for ensuring that Information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholder through a regular feedback mechanism, 
- Provide ongoing support to state teams, partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that cal be addressed in subsequent refresher trainings. 
- Help coordinate overall programme review and evaluation activities as required, This includes coordinating mid-term am final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required. 
- Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, In consultation with managers, staff, and partners. 
-  Work with the other Nigeria progamme managers and effective programs team to ensure that the child survival M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program. 
- Help provide training to partners to develop basic M&E systems and tools they can use for other related projects, if they are successful in obtaining external funding.
The candidate must be a graduate with excellent spoken and written English language, excellent IT expertise and excellent presentation and communication skills to large audience. 
Method of Application
To apply for this position, applicants should send their C.V. and covering letter in ONLY one attached document explaining their suitability to vacancy@scuknigeria.org. The subject field MUST clearly state the position you are applying for (e.g, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Abuja) otherwise your application will be rejected. 
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face. Qualified women are encouraged to apply,
Application Deadline 11th August 2011

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