Street Child is a UK based International NGO working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world. We work in work in development and humanitarian settings providing a tailored response. We recognise that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis.
Wherever we work we partner with local organisations and communities and take an outcome-led approach. We use evidence to drive learning and the constant refinement and scale-up of programmes that create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: MEAL Officer
Location: Maiduguri, Borno with travel within the BAY states as required
Employment Type: Full Time
Report to: MEAL Manager
Starting From: 22nd April, 2021
Contract Duration: 1 year
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Operational / Context Role
Street Child is looking for a dedicated M&E officer to work both on a 7-month CERF project and a 3-year ECW Multi-Year Resilience Programme. Both projects will be delivered in a consortium partnership with Street Child being the consortium lead for CERF. Both projects seek to provide quality inclusive education for conflict-affected children across the Bay states, providing access to education, building the capacity of teachers, and strengthening protection mechanisms. Street Child’s primary areas of operation will be in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
The ideal candidate will have experience in working in consortium partnerships, with responsibility for collating and verifying member’s data across the consortium. They should have extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation needs across implementing projects, while being able to support local implementing partners in improving their M&E systems. Good communication and team-working skills are essential, and the candidate must also be able to work independently. Analytical thinking, problem-solving and flexibility are expected.
- Support the consortium coordinator in the collation of data received from consortium members to contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting deadlines.
- Contribute to adapting existing M&E systems to monitor and evaluate project activities and impact
- Responsible for accurate data capture and verification across CERF and ECW project interventions, and analyse data collected during monitoring and evaluation activities
- Maintain an up to date database that reflects the progress of both projects for Street Child and the CERF consortium
- Write, edit, and summarize field reports to develop quality and informative monthly
- In close consultation with the MEAL manager to Coordinate assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in the area of operation
- Support implementing partners in improving their M&E system; with specifics including data collection, database maintenance and data analysis.
- Support the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications
- Propose and promote creative solutions for knowledge management in the consortium and organization
- Additional Tasks: Support with other tasks as needed by the MEAL Manager.
- Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.
- Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences.
- A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability.
- An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate or stand alone when necessary.
- Demonstrated competence in being well organized, works effectively under minimal supervision, able to multi-task, and effectively meet deadlines on multiple, and sometimes urgent requests for support.
- Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity.
- This role will involve working with vulnerable people and children, and requires relevant knowledge of safeguarding principles
- High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information.
- Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
- Willingness to work in a flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Experience (at least 4 years) of working in Nigeria on monitoring and evaluation of projects, with experience of working in a consortium
- Experience in organizing consultations, validation meetings, workshops and capacity building events with stakeholders at the state or local government level
- Experience of working across the Bay states in North-East Nigeria
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities
- Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
- Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
- Knowledge of project cycle management.
- Evident knowledge of electronic data collection platforms (e.g. KoBoToolbox, CSPro, ODK, SurveyCTO).
- Evident experience with statistical software packages such as Excel, SPSS, Stata, or R.
Terms and Conditions
- The contract is for 1 year, with an initial probationary period of 3 months.
- The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.
Note: Interviews will be offered as applications are received.