MEAL Officer

Catholic Relief Services, Borno, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th December, 2020


Job Description

Job Summary:

Since the crisis in Northeast Nigeria escalated in 2013, the food security situation has continued to worsen. Emerging data of June 2016 has revealed that the severity of the food and nutritional crisis is well beyond emergency thresholds in Borno State.  The Federal Government has declared a food and nutritional crisis in Borno, where over 750,000 people are severely food insecure; including 180,000 in Maiduguri’s outskirts, 120,000 camp residents and approximately 275,000 IDPs in newly reopened areas. A growing number of people are in urgent need of food assistance, and alarming rates of acute malnutrition have been reported.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • With technical assistance from the Borno MEAL Coordinator ,    the MEAL RTA and the MEAL Manager, conduct a SMILER workshop at the project start
  • Track the project performances vs. project indicators
  • Create and manage databases to ensure the traceability of the project beneficiaries and assistance provided
  • Conduct a household level baseline study at the start of the project
  • Regularly conduct on site monitoring and post distribution surveys
  • Carryout market assessments for new project sites
  • Regularly collect and analyze market price data
  • Review, clean and analyze all project data, including but not limited to: beneficiary registration, baseline study, onsite monitoring, post activity monitoring, price data, final evaluation.
  • Ensure that the project mid-term evaluation and project’s Real Time Evaluation are conducted in a timely manner and as per donor’s regulations.
  • Ensure the project final evaluation is timely conducted.
  • Elaborate, review, and test all M&E tools.
  • Promote the use of Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions throughout the project including for the registration of beneficiaries, the registration of traders/vendors, the monitoring of the project activities, the post distribution household surveys, the post distribution market surveys, the baseline study, and the mid-term and final evaluations.
  • Establish and manage a system to track beneficiary and non-beneficiary’s feedbacks and complaints management.
  • Ensure a timely submission of the baseline study report, post distribution monitoring reports, market monitoring reports, feedbacks and complaints management reports, and evaluations reports.
  • Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using the iFormBuilder (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.
  • Train enumerators and daily workers on data collection tools and on the utilization of iPads and/or android devices.
  • Supervise data collection exercises.
  • In coordination with the Database Officer, maintain the project’s stock of IT equipment (including vendor phones, program phones, solar panels, Bluetooth printers, etc.)
  • Collect and share lessons learned, best practices, success stories and innovations stemming from program implementation.
  • Formulate and share clear recommendations for improved programming implementation
  • Compile yearly beneficiary data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Thorough technical knowledge and experience in MEAL.
  • Demonstrated experience in database management
  • Demonstrated appropriateness of quantitative statistical management programs including ACCESS, SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA and EXCEL
  • High degree of competency and comfort with information and communication technology used for MEAL
  • Strong group process design and facilitation skills, including developing and leading workshop
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience working with Information and Communication Technologies (software and hardware) 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Other Emergency MEAL Officers, MEAL Manager, NE MEAL Coordinator, Emergency Program Officers, Database Manager, Database Assistance, Operations Staff and Program Managers
  • External:  Local partners, Red Rose team, enumerators, external consultants                     and other key stakeholders

Qualifications

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree or Engineering Degree in Information and Technology Management, Statistics or any other relevant equivalent degree
  • At least 3 years’ full time experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably with an international NGO

Required Languages - English Language and Hausa Language

Source:https://crs.taleo.net/careersection/ex_crs/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000PX&lang=en


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