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.
IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In early 2014, IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state in NE Nigeria followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014, Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015 and Damaturu (Yobe state). The IRC Nigeria country program is implementing multi-sectoral interventions in the sectors of: Health and Nutrition; Environmental Health; Child Protection; Education; Women’s Protection and Empowerment; Economic Recovery and Development and Protection. Most of these programs are driven in partnership with strategic local NGOs.
The Nutrition sector currently manage project with different donors across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states in different facilities such as OTP, stabilization centre, etc. The team work closely with the health team and other sector in to responding and achieving the humanitarian response plan in Northeast Nigeria.
Job Overview / Summary
- The purpose of the Nutrition Snr. Roving M&E Officer position is to coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation, and analysis of data using the CMAM online platform to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement across the BAY states.
- S/he will also serve as the focal person for all development research, engage in reflective practice, and generate lessons from projects/program and prepare M&E plans for the Nutrition sector.
- S/he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better field level data management systems for the core program s/he assigned to and coordinates the proper and timely evaluation of project objectives/impact.
- S/he will contribute to the existing client response mechanisms and ensure program staff participation in M&E activities.
- The position holder will closely work with sector manager(s), front line staff, and community/facility volunteers.
- S/he also will work closely with the M&E unit on technical matters and reports to the M&E Manager and the Nutrition Coordinator.
Program/project design and learning (20% of time):
- Participate in program/ project design especially in developing Nutrition log frames and, also contribute learning from previous projects.
- Responsible for the development and continuous update of Nutrition projects across the BAY states on timely fashion.
- Support to develop and make sure all the projects in the Nutrition sector has tested monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses.
- Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys.
- Responsible for organizing periodical ongoing Nutrition level data review, reflective practice, evaluation and progress monitoring events by involving communities and local partners.
- Responsible for organizing Nutrition panel monitoring and/or similar M&E events to ensure accountability to the target community, with relevant stakeholders including communities and ensure their dissemination to concerned parties.
- With support from the M&E Manager, Nutrition manager(s) and coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system that accommodate all information across the BAY states.
- Contribute to designing Nutrition strategy to collect field level information required by IRC, donors and/or stakeholders.
- Responsible for proactively networking and sharing of lessons from the Nutrition core program with strategic partners and other stakeholder including government;
- Responsible for coordinating synergy and cross-learning among different projects.
- Responsible for cross feeding learning among projects by regularly producing (compiling) summary monitoring reports and sharing with Nutrition staff and partners.
Monitoring and evaluation (50% of time):
- Responsible for tracking Nutrition progress against monitoring work plans.
- Coordinate the Nutrition field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation, reflective practice and impact measurement.
- Responsible for ensuring the on-time execution of Nutrition projects major monitoring and evaluation events including but not limited to baseline survey, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, data quality audit and field supervision.
- Responsible for providing technical support to Nutrition staff and partner organization on information management system, proper data collection and record keeping.
- Responsible for updating Nutrition M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
- Responsible for Nutrition monthly and/or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance.
- Responsible for conducting Nutrition regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data across the BAY states.
- Responsible for verifying Nutrition data on CMAM online and IYCF database for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues.
- Responsible for documenting findings from Nutrition data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access.
- Actively participate in and contribute to M&E team activities, system assessments, development and implementation of new systems and/or tools aimed at strengthening overall M&E practices at IRC Nigeria.
- Responsible for closely working with Nutrition staff to ensure they follow correct procedures and criteria during beneficiary selection, reporting and documentation across BAY states.
- Accountable for the recruitment of enumerators and support in other survey including engagement of consultants.
- Contribute to providing M&E inputs for Nutrition report written during project implementation.
- Responsible for periodically conducting Nutrition reflective practice forums at field office/ project level and compile lessons from project implementation processes.
- Adapt and maintain a high-quality database for the project in line with the country M&E standards
- Contribute to workplans, budgets, technical reports and deliverables.
- Responsible for planning and implementing M&E activities on all Nutrition grants under the guidance of the M&E Manager
Information management and reporting (10% of time):
- Support in reviewing and maintaining centralize Nutrition project information management system.
- Responsible for submitting Nutrition data set to update country office wide program database on monthly basis.
- Responsible for compiling and reporting monthly sector working group report such as 5W.
- Responsible for compiling Nutrition regular project monitoring report, including lessons learned, prepared by different projects and application of evaluation recommendations.
- Support to ensuring all projects have downward/ forward client responsiveness mechanisms and works with project Nutrition staff to make sure its implementation.
- Responsible for compiling quarterly, bi-annual, and annual tabular, and narrative Nutrition reports (as required by project stakeholders) on projects’ accomplishments by cost and alert the management for special deviations from the plan.
- Ensure high quality data are available on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making.
Capacity building and supervision (10% of time):
- Responsible for supporting Nutrition local partners in designing monitoring and reporting tools and establishing database management systems.
- Responsible for the orientation of Nutrition front line staff, partners’ staff and volunteers on the monitoring tools and train them how to use data for decision making.
- Orient program staff on the basic principles and practices of client responsiveness in accordance with the IRC
Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor (10% of time):
- Perform other task related assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s
Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to: M&E, manager, Nutrition manager(s), and Coordinator
- Position directly supervised by: M&E manager and Coordinator.
- Indirect Reporting: M&E coordinator, Nutrition managers, SAM/FC
- Degree in statistics, computer science/information management/or any other related field.
- Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access and Word);
- At least four-year experience working in monitoring and evaluation preferred.
- Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required.
- Ability to work independently, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems.
- Ability to communicate technical issues effectively.
- Familiarity with log frame analysis and M&E plan.
- Experience in conducting assessment using Kobo, ONA, SPSS, Commcare, etc.
- Background in Nutrition and Working with highly vulnerable and displaced people would be added advantage.
- Good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English.
- Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles.
- A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
- Good knowledge of CMAM online
- Good knowledge of ICT4D
Standards for Professional Conduct
- The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti- Retaliation.
- 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
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
- IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.