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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Stakeholder Democracy Network

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Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a rights-based perspective. SDN operates in the Niger Delta where it is trying to help the communities affected by oil exploitation and the challenges of resource curse. SDN has five pillar issues that represent significant long held grievances and acute problems that we are trying to resolve. These are: Access to Energy, Democratisation, Environment, Resilient Communities, and Resource Governance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • To support the Senior MEL Officer in designing and implementing high quality project-level monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks, to ensure that SDN’s projects are assessed and implemented based on robust evidence of what has been achieved, and a sound understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of our programmatic approaches.

Objectives
This role has three key objectives:

  • To Support the Senior M&E Officer in the development of high quality MEL frameworks and tools for the collection and collation of relevant MEL data
  • To assist the Senior M&E Officer to coordinate and deliver MEL data collection activities
  • To support the Senior M&E Officer to collate and analyse MEL data, and support project teams to document progress in the delivery of project outcomes and outputs, to assess the quality of project implementation, and to inform improvements to the delivery of projects

Reporting line:

  • The M&E Officer will report directly to the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer.

Responsibilities
Objective One:

  • To support the Senior M&E Officer in the development of high quality MEL frameworks and tools for the collection and collation of relevant MEL data
  • Working with project teams, support the development of MEL frameworks and plans for the collection, collation and analysis of relevant data to measure progress in project delivery and the quality of project delivery, including the development and selection of relevant M&E indicators
  • Support to develop tools and systems to collect MEL data, including ensuring data will be disaggregated at the appropriate level (e.g. sex disaggregated data), and train project delivery teams in the use of these
  • Support to ensure MEL frameworks and plans are designed to inform SDN’s understanding of project progress (i.e. against outcomes and outputs) and the quality of project implementation
  • Support to ensure MEL frameworks and plans align with donor reporting requirements (e.g. logframe indicators)
  • Support to ensure MEL frameworks and plans are participatory and inclusive, for example, by ensuring beneficiary perspectives and involvement are sought wherever relevant and possible, and that these processes are inclusive (e.g. ensuring equal representation of women and men)

Objective Two:

  • To support the Senior M&E Officer to coordinate and deliver MEL data collection activities
  • Support all MEL tasks and deliverables with project teams
  • Support field level community participatory monitoring and evaluation
  • Support MEL frameworks and plans on a regular basis and provide timely feedback to programme staff on status and quality of implementation
  • Assist and support in data collection processes and data quality, including the direct implementation of data collection and oversight and support to project delivery teams to do this directly themselves
  • Support to ensure the on time execution of monitoring and evaluation events including, but not limited to, baseline surveys, ongoing monitoring and evaluations, final evaluations, and data quality audit and field supervision

Objective Three:

  • Assist the Senior M&E Officer to collate and analyse MEL data, and support project teams to document progress in the delivery of project outcomes and outputs, to assess the quality of project implementation, and to inform improvements to the delivery of projects
  • Assist and support to establish systems for collating, analysing, and reporting performance data on project outcomes and outputs and the quality of project implementation
  • Assist to verify data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues
  • Support to document findings from data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access
  • Assist with monthly and/or quarterly performance indicator analysis, including generation of reports as well as presentations for staff related to on-going performance
  • Provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation
  • Support to ensure all required reports and documentation are synthesized in accordance with the project’s internal management systems and donor reporting requirements.
  • Support to facilitate the use of data to drive project design and decision making in support of an adaptive management approach to the implementation of the Project
  • Support to facilitates learning and compiles lessons learned from the M&E findings with project teams, sub-grantees and other relevant stakeholders.

Key Requirements
Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, or relevant field, with a strong foundation in research methods, statistics, measurement, and evaluation. A Master’s Degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years of M&E work experience in multi-year development programmes required; ideal candidate will have both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in M&E particularly in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience coordinating and supporting team capacity to deliver high-quality results.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and other MS Office software; data analysis software (such as SPSS or Stata);
  • Ability to analyse data and utilise lessons learned for the continuous improvement of programme implementation and to promote a culture of learning.
  • The ideal candidate should also have at least 2 years’ experience in project design and donor reporting with excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary
N150,000 – N200,000 monthly.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV as a single document to: [email protected] and copy to: [email protected] using “M&E Officer” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.

Application Deadline  25th July, 2022.


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