Roving Design Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Roving Design Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

  • Contract
  • Nigeria


Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Roving Design Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: National DMEL Manager

Position Summary

  • Search for Common Ground seeks a professional, motivated, and creative Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator.
  • The Roving Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator supports the design, development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • These positions would be based in Abuja Nigeria with frequent travel to the field within the respective field offices.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly with DMEL Manager to determine priority tasks.
  • Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports.
  • Conduct site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas.
  • In concert with the DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with DMEL Manager when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Media & Communications office when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters and weekly reporting.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Associate DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in all offices;
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions and evaluations in all offices;
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Collection of case studies and success stories across the projects suitable for external audiences.
  • Conduct project monitoring visits on a regular basis and report findings to the project teams and DM&E team through spot checks with project volunteers,
  • Maintenance of up to date databases and indicator tracking table of the project capturing progress against target.
  • Conduct/Support monthly review and quarterly project reflection meetings for projects within your jurisdiction.
  • Conduct Quarterly DQA and share report on a quarterly basis.
  • Support evaluations for all projects within your jurisdiction.

Qualifications & Requirements
Education:

  • University Degree is required; University Degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or related field is desired. (Masters will be an added advantage)
  • Additional education in conflict management, media for peacebuilding, communication for social change would be a strong asset.

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and working with international donors and grantees on PMEL/MLE systems.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in Nigeria
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys and impact monitoring.
  • Professional training in project management.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Collaborative working style that enables coaching and training in M&E principles and best-practices.
  • Good knowledge of the local languages will be an asset.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Innovative, analytical and detailed oriented
  • Knowledge of data software such as STATA, SPSS;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace;
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date
1st November, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Documents
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal:

  • Current resume 
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date).

Note

  • This position is only open to Nigerian national.
  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please
  • All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity – Tenacity – Empathy – Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
  • Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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