Monitoring and Evaluation Director - OVC

Ondo, Ondo State Salary Negotiable

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Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

We are recruiting to fill this vacant position.


Development of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Systems:

- Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring plan.

- Develop a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.

- Develop the projects Performance Monitoring Plan based on USAID reporting requirements.

- Ensure that systems developed capture both quantitative and qualitative information to measure results as detailed in the Project’s Results Framework.

- Ensure an effective rollout 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 properly implemented by staff and partners.

- Develop and train relevant staff and partners on data collection tools, additional program assessments, analytic plans and study protocols as necessary.

- Ensure that systems developed capture appropriate cost and financial information to enable development and tracking of value for money indicators over the project, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost effective inputs.

- Ensure that all tools accommodate different levels of expertise and computer literacy, from community groups, to partners, to project staff.

- Set up and maintain the routine data flow and reporting schedule, providing technical assistance and support to ensure a system for the collection of quality data is maintained and data is used to inform programmatic decisions.

- Ensure that routine monitoring data is shared with implementation team and partners, and facilitate program learning processes to support evidence-based program adaptation.

Implementation of Project Progress and Quality Monitoring Systems:

- Working with partners and state teams, ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.

- Conduct periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to state teams, partners, and communities and ensure results for improvement are shared with all stakeholders in project implementation

- Ensure that information is shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.

- Support Program Management to ensure programming quality is constantly audited and meets/exceeds requirements.

- Serve as the SCI Nigeria’s project contact person on SIMS and other assessment as may be instituted by USAID

- Support the management of the SCI Complaint and Response Mechanisms and accountability assessments

- Coordinate Project Evaluations, Assessments, Operations Research and Other Studies

- Design and execute program assessments and evaluations to learn from program data.

- Initiate and lead dissemination of program data to promote data use and establish processes for the routine analysis and use of data for program improvements.

- Participate in forums to disseminate best practices and lessons learned.

Manage Project Databases:

- Facilitate trainings on using project/USAID approved databases and software (DHIS2, NOMIS).

- Monitor roll out and functionality of databases across implementing CSOs.

- Institute Functional Reporting, Knowledge Management and Learning Platforms

- Prepare high quality, accurate and timely monthly reports for Save the Children Nigeria, project partners and donors.

- Design and develop information products to disseminate project progress (Programs Review Presentation, M&E Bulletin)

- Coordinate monthly project review and learning meetings with consortium partners and CSOs.

M&E Capacity Strengthening:

- Provide on-going support to state teams, partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps to address in subsequent refresher trainings.

- Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system; make improvements as needed in consultation with managers, staff, and partners.

- Ensure that the project’s M&E system is integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program.

- Identify the need for additional technical support to ensure effective program delivery and coordinate support allocation.

Candidate Requirements

- Advanced Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Business, Informatics, International Relations or other relevant discipline.

- Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus

- Minimum of seven years’ experience, of which at least three years at a senior level, in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs in developing countries. Previous experience on USAID programs and health or social welfare-focused programs preferred.

- Demonstrated experience and understanding of PEPFAR MER Indicators, particularly OVC outcomes indicators and PEPFAR 3.0.

- Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., OVC services, performance against each result area).

- Experience developing and refining data collection tools.

- Experience in cost benefit analysis, economic appraisal or other value for money methodologies.

- Experience designing, implementing and analyzing research protocols, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods and an understanding of the ethical considerations necessary for research.

- Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.

- Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.

- Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.

- Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.

- Strong communications skills (both written and verbal); ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences.

- Experience working within budget constraints.

- Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities, health, and safety).

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