State Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator at Christian Aid (CA)

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

Job Title: State Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator 


  • The purpose of this position is to support the organisation’s emergency response team in the monitoring and evaluation of emergency projects in Borno state.
  • He/she will provide support to partner organisation to systematically measure progress in the implementation of the host organisation’s emergency response and to ensure accountability and learning.
  • The person in this position will design a framework or apply the country’s existing framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various components of the emergency response programme.
  • He/she ensures that the information collected can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the programme operations

Key Outcome:

  • Develop and strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation.
  • Work in close collaboration with the emergency response team, sector specialists, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the Country Office to put in place a detailed results framework that is tracking programme progress and informing management decisions. This includes the development of SMART indicators that measure progress against objectives in the emergency response programme.
  • Manage the implementation of the M&E Framework through a concrete action plan for the emergency response programme.
  • Provide assistance to the overall capacity development on monitoring and evaluation to staff and partners, including supporting them collect case studies and inform decision making whilst ensure learning and knowledge generated throughout the programme is disseminated and remains with the team beyond the deployment.
  • Support the generation of timely and high-quality reports for reporting and proposal development purposes to key stakeholders (donors and beneficiaries). This may include monthly/quarterly progress reports and statistics as well as mid-/final reports to stakeholders.
  • Participate in proposal development to ensure accurate information is provided in project design and that the programme response logic is clear and well defined.


  • Relationship: Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)
  • Relationships with partners and institutional donors externally
  • Internal:
  • The position is line managed by the Programme Manager or Country Manager. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in communications, fundraising and advocacy in Christian Aid in the UK.

Decision Making:

  • Accountability, level of decision making and impact of them, authority to make decisions, how often, responsibility for resources:
  • Contribute to fundraising proposals
  • Provides support to partners based on frameworks agreed with country team
  • Represents Christian Aid and the programme externally with partners, other NGOs, and other agencies 
  • Appraise, monitor and review programme in line with CA and external requirements

Analytical Skills:

  • Responsible for one discrete area or several strands within a function, how much creativity, analysis and judgement or routine/semi-routine:
  • Problems or issues need detailed information gathering, investigation and analysis including assessment of benefits and risks of different courses of action.
  • Initiative and judgment needs to be applied regularly in the course of day-to-day work. Expected to make direct contribution to improved performance, whether through own area of work or participation in cross-disciplinary projects.

Developing Self and Other:

  • The extent to which the job holder is responsible for their own work, for influencing and/or directing the work of others, acting in an advisory/specialist capacity:
  • May have formal responsibility for others including direct responsibility for performance management and developing plans to improve the performance of partner staff, volunteers or others; May have project management responsibility for directing work of others and taking responsibility for ensuring that work quality and professional standards are maintained


  • Extent/type of knowledge, skills and experience required, extent to which a source of expertise to others. Maybe a professional qualification but may be skills and knowledge gained through experience) 
  • Degree, preferably in Statistics, or the Social Sciences. 3 years NGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks, systems and/or indicator reference sheets.
  • Experience managing programme databases (design, entry, analysis).
  • Good understanding of routine data quality checks/validation.
  • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative tool design, data analysis and reports and research writing.
  • Solid understanding of CHS and other accountability frameworks, including community feedback mechanisms.
  • Team management (if applicable): Experience in managing a team as a strong team player with positive attitude.
  • Ability to incorporate governance methodologies into partners’ work
  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Understanding and familiarity with database management
  • Familiarity and understanding of SPSS
  • Understanding of governance related issues in Nigeria.
  • Ability to produce quality reports from analysis conducted on data sets.
  • IT competency required Intermediate


  • #6,717,870 

Location: Abuja

Interview Date
22nd December, 2016.

Closing Date
21st December, 2016.


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