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17-089: Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
Country:Nigeria
Department:International Operations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nigeria is seeking an experienced Consultant Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – who will lead the overall Monitoring and Evaluation aspect at IMC Nigeria most importantly in Borno state. The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, under the direct supervision of the Program Director, is expected to provide leadership and guidance to the country office’s efforts in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning but also supports the M&E team in the operational offices in Borno, Sokoto and Kano.

 
JOB SUMMARY

The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, will provide leadership and technical oversight for the overall M&E including: results measurement and evaluation, and advancing evidence-based practice that will contribute to program quality improvement, reporting and lessons learned. S/he will work with the Program staffs (including M&E officers) to develop M&E approaches and tools, ensuring the highest quality standards are established and adhered to throughout the Project cycle. This position is pivotal to leading the Program team in managing information/data and leading on evidence-based practices through improved knowledge capture and dissemination of lessons learned. The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator reports to the Program Director concerning all responsibilities as specified below

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator must be able to perform the essential function, which is Technical leadership for Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • In coordination with the Program Team, and M&E Focal Points in the operational sites, design the Project’s M&E framework, procedures and operating plans according to donor’s requirement/ format
  • Implement effective M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Country Mission
  • Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core IMC program activities within the program
  • Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, and accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches, best practice and project documents
  • Provide technical support to other M&E staffs at International Medical Corps and Project partners in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learned workshops;
  • Compile various periodic internal reports for smooth and timely implementation and accomplishment of planned project activities;
  • Develop and manage the M&E Information System with the M&E Focal Points and be responsible for generating periodic reports for all areas as per the IMC Headquarters and USAID requirements, including quarterly and annual reports;
  • Lead efforts to ensure data use for decision-making
  • Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information gathering, periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Mission;
  • Develop work plans to mentor and coach staff sto build their capacity;
  • Implement and train on program monitoring tools (e.g. PMP, indicator tracking tables, etc.);
  • Test and implement flexible reporting structures and data collection mechanisms;
  • Coordinate and lead rapid and more comprehensive assessments, including but not limited to annual Project performance reviews, with prompt analysis and dissemination among stakeholders;
  • Coordinate sector areas within IMC and with the local partners and with hired consultants, to support integrated, comprehensive program evaluations and learning reviews where appropriate;
  • Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for M&E results with all stakeholders to identify and share lessons learned and encourage data for decision making at all levels;
  • Develop knowledge management and learning plan as part, and lead on the development of case studies and other learning products

 Other responsibilities

  • Engage with relevant networks and technical working groups to represent and share results and best practices on program learning promoting a positive image;
  • Coordinate inputs from Program M&E Focal Points in collaboration with International Medical Corps HQ Communication department for quantitative and qualitative updates for website and other International Medical Corps publications.
  • Actively promote accountability standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps;
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
  • Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.  
  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Compliance & Ethics 

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters level or higher degree in social science, statistics, international development; experience or background in epidemiology, public health, health information management, bio statistics or a related discipline is preferred;
  • At least four years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming;
  • Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Experience with M&E approaches for potential donors such as USAID, ECHO, DFID
  • Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis; experience with various survey and rapid assessment approaches;
  • Experience in database design and other tools for information management;
  • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS and STATA are a plus;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential