Job title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
With direct management support from Deputy Director of Programs and technical support from the Regional Measurement Action Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will ensure that the IRC Nigeria country program implements the monitoring and evaluation commitments as set out in its Strategic Action Plan -SAP 2020. Core to that the M&E focal person will be ensuring that suitable monitoring and evaluation systems are in place, implemented as intended, and reporting in a comprehensive and timely manner to facilitate program coordinators and managers deliver programs that achieve the desired outcomes /impacts.
Technically support IRC Nigeria to meet standards set out in Strategic Action Plan (SAP 2020) and IRC's global Monitoring for Action (MfA) initiative for improving monitoring practice and use of data within the organization, including through:
Responsible for providing technical oversight & support for establishment and maintenance of routine monitoring systems, presentation of findings and building related staff competencies
Work with project and support staff to ensure that project design in proposals is logically sound, beneficiary-informed and contextually appropriate, based on learning from previous projects and technical best practice, and includes a Theory of Change and SMART log frame (with IRC core indicators and enabling assessment of project progress, quality, outcomes, and if relevant impact).
Responsible for ensuring that detailed and feasible project monitoring plans are developed that:
provide an indicator matrix,
Map M&E roles and responsibilities of project and support staff,
Consider ethical and safe collection and storage of data,
Consider data quality audits,
consider storing, protecting and sharing project documents,
consider the end of project learning review.
Work with project and support staff to determine which monitoring activities will take place and which data collection methods will be used to ensure their adequacy and appropriateness.
Work with project and support staff to ensure that monitoring activities are adequately resourced, with sufficient project and support staff and adequate budget.
Work with project and support staff to ensure that the project work plan includes monitoring activities or that a stand-alone monitoring work plan is in place, is up-to date and progress tracked.
Work with project and support staff to develop, translate, pilot and finalize data collection tools as needed.
Work with project and support staff to establish project, program databases and tracking sheets, and set up in the data platform COMET.
Assist in training of staff in data collection methods, management, analysis and action techniques.
Work with project and support staff to ensure that data is collected and entered into databases and tracking sheets, and the data platform on a regular basis.
Responsible for providing consistent, supportive supervision to strengthen staff performance as necessary to meet monitoring objectives and ensure data quality.
Responsible for conducting data quality audits of projects & programs to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality, and documenting and storing findings in project files on Box.
Work with project and support staff to track progress on action points related to implementation and M&E activities.
Work with project and support staff to provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation.
Work with project and support staff to share reports written during project implementation with donors and other stakeholders and upload them to project files.
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