Head of Program Monitoring Evaluation & Reporting (PMER) Vacancy at the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS)

On 28/Feb/2020 / In NGO Jobs

The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of the Parliament in 1960 to complement public authorities in humanitarian interventions with the mandate to prevent and alleviate human suffering at times of peace or conflict, and to support individuals and communities to respond effectively to emergencies, without any form of discrimination as to class, gender, race, political opinions or religion.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Head of Program Monitoring Evaluation & Reporting (PMER)
 
Location: Abuja
Department: Program Monitoring Evaluation & Reporting
Job Family: Programmes
Contract Type: Permanent
Reports To: Director, Programmes
Direct Reports: Assistant Coordinator, PMER; PMER Officer
 
Job Summary
The head of PMER will be responsible for strengthening and improving the quality, performance and impact of the programmes by providing technical support to the NRCS programmes in planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes. This will include the development of tools, methodologies and templates to be used across NRCS and the quality assurance of all plans, reports and evaluation to ensure that they meet que requirements of the NRCS and donors.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic:
  • Review and approve PMER processes and tools for NRCS programmes (Pillar 2) and ensure adaptation to the branch regular activities outside programs (Pillar 1).
  • Facilitate inter-sectoral planning and integration of common strategies as well as harmonization of various internal planning processes (strategic, operational and emergency)
  • Promote and facilitate the development and implementation of tools and SOPs for management of programme data within NRCS ensuring compliance, among others, with data protection laws.
  • Supporting the programme staff in planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of NRCS programs and activities, to ensure that elements needed for accurate reporting are well in place with particular focus on monitoring of progress and reporting on impact.
  • Consolidate and analyze information in a way that can be used by NRCS senior management to take timely decisions and for NRCS communications to position NRCS as a key humanitarian actor.
  • Follow-up closely on monitoring and reporting requirements of all programs implemented by NRCS in order to ensure timeliness and compliance with NRCS commitments.
  • Provide guidance and support on PMER adapted to the needs and capacities of NRCS branches to plan, monitor and report on regular NRCS activities (Pillar 1).
Operational:
  • Develop a systematic monitoring and evaluation framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by each NRCS programmes
  • Assist programme teams in the revision of the project log frame, project workplan particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement
  • Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide baseline statistics for impact evaluation
  • Ensure the development of baseline data for each project component and for all indicators
  • Conduct, oversee and represent NRCS in coordination meetings of partners, stakeholders in programmes, planning and reporting
  • Oversee NRCS field level activities for the collation of programme data on a scheduled and regular basis
  • Maintain and administer the monitoring and evaluation database; analyse and aggregate findings for reporting purposes
  • Support programme teams in project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation
  • Supporting and facilitating the highlighting of outcomes, impact and learning in programme reports thereby increase the relevance of reports to donors and the wider humanitarian community.
  • Represent the technical content of NRCS project work to stakeholders at implementation level
  • Identify areas where technical support to project partners, and volunteers is required. Organise M&E trainings as required
  • Collate lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to project managers on improving project performance using M&E findings
  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
  • Facilitation and consolidation of quarterly reports for the NRCS SG and Governing Board as well as the Annual Report of the NRCS.
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director, Programmes
Duties applicable to all staff:
Work actively towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
 
Key Performance Areas:
Percentage of projects and plans reviewed for M&E input
Effectiveness of data collection tools and processes developed and implemented
Quality of reports for completed projects
Timeliness of the annual impact evaluation report for NRCS
 
Qualifications and Experience
First degree from a reputable institution in Statistics, Project Management, Computer Science, Public Health or related field
Post-graduate degree in Statistics, Project management, Computer Science, Public Health or related field is an added advantage
Relevant professional training in monitoring, performance-based management, planning and evaluation
Minimum of 10 years relevant experience, with at least 3 years in a management role in a reputable organization
Work experience in a non-profit/ humanitarian organization designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems
Experience in M & E, data quality assessments, developing and refining data collection tools
 
Skills and Competencies
Essential:
Proficiency in data analysis tools and software
Proficiency in the use of MS office tools
Good knowledge and understanding of international M&E standards
Strong project management skills and ability to develop IT-based projects
Expertise in planning processes
Fluency in written and spoken English
Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyse problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally
Strong negotiation skills and the ability to persuade others to adopt a specific course of action to achieve desired results
 
Desirable:
Understanding of NRCS support functions
Knowledge of data analysis tools and software
 
Behavioural Competencies:
  • Show capacity to assist other members of management and Staff, aptitude for maintaining cooperation, and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
  • Capable of communicating analysis and insights effectively, and articulate when communicating
  • Demonstrated success in relationship building internally and externally with a wide array of stakeholders
  • Ability to build and protect the reputation of self and society through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • Show initiative and creativity/innovative in implementation of specific tasks.
  • High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
  • Culturally sensitive, globally minded and show respect to the views and opinions of others
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Application Closing Date
6th March, 2020.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Cover Letter using the format below.

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