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Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer at Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN)

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 Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) is a Christian interdenominational, not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organization. We are a membership association of Christian individuals, faith-based development organizations and other civil society organizations (CSO) in Nigeria. CRUDAN’s vision is a dynamic self-sustained Christian organization facilitating (w)holistic community transformation with the church as agent of change and manifesting the kingdom of GOD on earth. CRUDAN’s work is making thousands of Nigeria’s rural and urban poor families to regain their lives through enhanced voices for accountable and just leadership, Christian wholistic education and humanitarian action during emergencies. We collaborate with the Church, media and other members of civil society in wholistic development work in the campaign to realize a truly egalitarian society.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Adamawa, Katsina
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit, Project Management 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is responsible to implement a functional MEAL system at field level.
  • The officer provides support to the programmes team in designing, monitoring and evaluating all projects’ interventions.
  • Collect monitoring, evaluation, research and learning data on project activities and learning initiatives.
  • Ensure tools are fit for purpose and appropriate to context through review and revision with line supervisor.
  • Ensuring that baseline surveys are conducted with the informed consent and participation of the programme beneficiaries.
  • Ensuring that project monitoring systems include mechanisms for beneficiaries to
  • participate and to feedback their comments on the Anticipatory Humanitarian Action programme.
  • Recognition of the indicators/milestones of the project outputs for improved reporting, accountability and learning to beneficiaries/other stakeholders.

General scope of the Job:

  • The Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer is specifically responsible for:
  • Monitoring and evaluating the Strengthening Early Warning & Response Mechanisms
  • (SEWaRM) project being implemented by CRUDAN in partnership with Oxfam and working with the Climate and Resilience Project Officer to report to the Director of Programmes.
  • Assisting in producing, networking and to storing up-to-date resources (database) that support the organisation’s communication.
  • Monitoring and evaluating data collection activities, survey work and analytical sessions.
  • Ensuring field data is gathered and registered, ensuring the quality of data entered and helping to produce initial statistical analyses.
  • Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Setting up the M&E system
  • Assist in revising the programme log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators/milestones and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Guide the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring programme performance and comparing it to targets.
  • Design the format for monitoring programme performance reports.
  • Set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of programme activities with stakeholders
  • Participate in training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders, in M&E skills, including participatory aspects.

Implementation of M&E:

  • Based on the budget, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.
  • Prepare consolidated progress reports for Management in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.
  • Conduct regular visits to meet beneficiaries in coordination with project officers to capture data correctly and efficiently to ensure regular and accurate reporting.
  • Develop and submit quarterly capacity enhancement and assessment plan for project
  • beneficiaries in targeted communities and ensure the implementation of approved actions.
  • Review monitoring reports, analyse them for impact evaluation to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in programme implementation.

Communication:

  • Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with the Project Officer.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with programme staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
  • Liaise with OXFAM MELSA Unit through the Program Officer to ensure effective project monitoring at the LG level.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion. If necessary, create such discussion forum to fill any gaps.

Accountability:

  • Implement and support accountability feedback, complaints and response mechanisms (both digital and conventional) in the project locations.
  • Where applicable, maintain regular contact with beneficiaries, community leaders, representatives of agencies of government and other NGOs, inviting them to participate in monitoring and assessment processes and sharing the results with them.
  • Inform target beneficiaries of their rights, the intended results and impact of the project, the monitoring and evaluation processes, and the feedback and complaints Mechanism of the project.

Learning:

  • Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt
  • Support the implementation of reviews and learning events at project locations, as needed.
  • Support development of programs management information system (MIS), harnessing new information technology for the compilation, analysis, storage, and retrieval of data and knowledge for programs development.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director and/or Director of Programmes.

Personal Qualities:

  • BSc in relevant field or other similar field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; other learning efforts is required
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Ability to gain trust and support of colleagues
  • Good Team player.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, targets and work proactively with others to meet shared responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in difficult terrains and weather conditions.
  • Fluency in English, Hausa, and any other local language(s)
  • Ability to relate to people from a variety of diverse cultural backgrounds

Method of Application:

All interested persons should send an application letter and CV  to career@crudan.org  The position title and applicant name must be the subject of your email.

Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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