Monitoring And Evaluation Programme Assistant

Sightsavers

April 03, 2017
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Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant

Job Purpose

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant (MEA) will to be a member of the State NTDs Programme team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Officer.
  • She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control and UK Aid Match Oncho/LF Logframe and Givewell Schisto/STH logframe.
  • She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments are actively used to inform and adjust project implementation.
  • She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control / UK Aid Match Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control/ UK Aid Match and Givewell Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant will be based in Sightsavers Benue and will coordinate all programme activities and it’s reporting in the state.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Support and mentor NTDs control team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs control data
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
  • Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
  • Support in planning and conducting coverage surveys; Pre-Transmission Assessment Survey and (Pre-TAS), Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS), collecting data for specific research questions,
  • Ensure effective communication through feedback (internal and external, formal informal etc) of findings, conclusions and recommendations from monitoring.

Management quality (50%):

  • Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the Programme Officer
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Support the NTDs control teams to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits.
  • Support the NTDs control teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs control supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
  • Support the Programme Officer, state team in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
  • Provide regular update of reporting formats, and use of the Sightsavers programme portal
  • Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting of the UKAID Match monitoring plan/log is implemented through innovative approach.
  • Proactively monitor programme implementation as defined in the UKAID match log frame indicators and means of verifications. .
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

 

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Requirements:
Essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • International development experience with light to moderately complex projects.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a First Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems management or related disciplines
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Core Behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener

Key relationships
Internal:

  • Benue State NTD teams
  • Relevant State Ministries
  • LGAs NTDs Coordinators
  • LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

  • Sightsavers Programme Officer
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies


How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack (Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents 

Note

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

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