M & E Advisor
Plan International (Plan International)
Location: Sokoto (Nigeria)
E Hardship
Non-Family
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Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Deadline for application submission: 7th July, 2020.

Role Purpose:

Provide leadership in developing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plan and corresponding instruments for MNCH project and implementing M&E strategies in compliance with the project management tools and requirements. Take the lead in project reviews, assessment including internal data quality assessments, monitoring and evaluations. This position will also be responsible for developing project staff’s capacity in the area of both progress and data gathering, verification and results monitoring.

Dimension of Role:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the project activities
  • Design and implementation of monitoring systems for the project.
  • Act as the Knowledge management focal person for the project.

Key Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Lead Designs, develops and implements the comprehensive M&E framework/strategy, system and quantitative and qualitative tools, with a focus on health management information systems strengthening and incorporating mobile technology
  • Leads regular monitoring data collection, verification, entry, spot checking, analysis, reporting and sharing, ensuring accurate, high quality household, community and facility level data is collected on all PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) indicators on a regular basis and as per agreed framework and timelines
  • Supports, coordinates and follows the development and implementation of Baseline, Midterm, Endline and research studies in order to inform the M&E framework, tools, systems and processes
  • Provides information and feedback to the National Project Manager to inform adjustments in project strategy, and to ensure that the project remains relevant and effective.
  • Share and disseminate best practices on Program related lessons learnt in collaboration with Health Experts in the state.
  • Work with project team members to ensure community level data is collected, analyzed and presented for communities to make informed decisions on MNCH issues.
  • Ensure timely and high quality regular monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
  • Set up and manage a project knowledge management system.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
  • Ensure capacity building by regularly training and mentoring staff and partners for improved program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical leadership in operational and programme research processes.
  • Provide overall technical guidance and supervision to the Project M and E coordinators.
  • Develop innovative strategies, including application of IT technology, to engage the State Ministry of Health Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and PHCDA on MNCH data collection and quality improvement.
  • Establish linkages with M and E units of existing MNCH projects in the state.
  • Fulfil Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to prevent children from all forms of child abuses.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in statistics or social or health sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation of public health programs especially MNCH programs.
  • Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation especially in community and household data collection processes.
  • Experience in application of result based management tools.
  • Experience working with the DHIS 2.0 software is critical.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and M & E frameworks and approaches.
  • Thorough experience with the use of technology for data collection including mobiles phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) preferred.

  • Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to coordinate large data collection processes and manage large datasets, including analysis, interpretation and presentation of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively appropriate data and results to relevant audiences.
  • Excellent planning and management skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to Policy development processes.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Possession of excellent report writing skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • software/ statistical packages such as Microsoft Access SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, databases (Access) and spreadsheets (Excel)

Behaviours:

  • Well-functioning and effective gender responsive M&E systems with appropriate tools/instruments. (comprehensive M&E framework and plan)
  • Established and regularly updated training databases.
  • Established and regularly updated Performance Management Framework.
  • Established process for timely and regular feedback of monitoring outputs into project planning and other decision making cycles.
  • Regular Internal Data Quality Assessments.
  • Increased capacity of staff in M&E.
  • Established and effective process for production and timely submission of high quality reports.

Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

OUR PURPOSE

We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We engage people and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood. 

OUR STRATEGY AND AMBITION

To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality. 

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond. 

We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.

TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES.