Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Terre des Hommes (Tdh)

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Terre des Hommes (Tdh) is a leading Swiss organization for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection, and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

Tdh in Nigeria implements projects in Health, Wash, Child Protection, and Education sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

General Objective
Reporting to Country Director, the M&E Manager is responsible for:

  • Working within the framework established by the organization, the Monitoring, and Evaluation (M&E) Manager develops the delegation’s M&E strategies and ensures the consistency and quality of its implementation and activities. He/she coordinates, mentors, and supervises M&E team members and takes responsibility for decisions and actions in the M&E field, operating in coordination with the project, program, Grants team.
  • He/she leads an institutional culture that encourages critical thinking, collective learning, and teamwork, as part of the organization’s focus on quality and accountability.
  • He/she supervises the development of a dynamic approach to M&E inside and outside Tdh (as part of regional partnerships, networks, centers of expertise, working groups, etc.).
  • The Manager ensures that the delegation’s teams are given appropriate and effective methodological support consistent with the approaches, methods, and tools used within the delegation in the M&E field.
  • He/she ensures that M&E applies to and is an integral part of all Tdh departments and that the M&E department plays a support role for the rest of the organization.
  • He/she ensures that a consistent approach to M&E is adopted in large-scale projects and/or integrated programs.

Responsibilities & Tasks
Strategic Management:

  • Leads the development and implementation of the delegation’s strategic M&E orientations in coordination with the Country Director, program coordinators and, if applicable, thematic reference persons. Helps develop and implement the M&E plans, including ME tools in compliance with Tdh M&E standards, to contribute to the mission and HQ reporting and ensure quality and accountability to beneficiaries and donors
  • Ensure that appropriate and effective M&E systems are built and implemented for all projects and, where possible, bring together project and program partners during the monitoring plan design phase and during the sharing and using of data.
  • Ensures the efficient and optimal management of the delegation’s information and data flows through an appropriate, coherent, and high-performance management system.
  • Ensures ethical principles related to M&E are respected, especially those concerning gender equality, fairness, and “do no harm”. Protects confidential data, applies the principles of informed consent, and protects children during the collection, processing, analysis, and use of M&E data.
  • Plans M&E activities and oversees their implementation; manages and supervises related resources.
  • Be informed of new methodologies, innovations, and practices, especially in remote monitoring, notably through sector trends and developments.

Management:

  • Under the supervision of the delegate and with the support of Tdh HQ Q&A team, participate in organizational setup restructuration by establishing a new M&E department, putting in place all the instruments/mechanisms needed for the functioning of this team.
  • Manages team members answering to him/her (M&E team members and, if applicable, IM team members), from the recruitment phase to the end of their employment. Adopts good management practices in keeping with Tdh’s values. Applies the delegation’s staff management policy.
  • Participating in SMT meeting organized by CD to share strategic ME concerns and address them
  • Ensures project and program teams take part in monitoring projects and work towards optimal cooperation within the delegation in the M&E and IM fields.
  • Ensures the optimal allocation and proper management of the delegation’s M&E resources (including financial, logistical, technical, and human resources). Monitors M&E budgets monthly.

Technical Support:

  • Ensures that organizational Q&A, including M&E directives, methodological guidelines, and tools are understood and implemented at Tdh.
  • Monitors developments in the M&E field while building the delegation’s knowledge and capitalizing on lessons learned in this area.
  • Helps develop and write sections on M&E indicators, budgets and organizational measures for project proposals.
  • Ensure that M&E staff hold regular meetings with the Project Leader and/or Programme Coordinator and Grants to inform of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities), and negative effects on beneficiaries.
  • Support M&E staff in providing advice and methodological support during the recruitment of experts for M&E projects (by drafting terms of reference and recruiting and supporting consultants).
  • Creates data sharing protocols ensure data sharing flows within the delegation are in place and respected, and that the flows guarantee good data protection.
  • Ensure that efficient gender and cultural sensitive complaint and feedback mechanisms are established and maintained.
  • Provides methodological support during the development of M&E systems and plans and ensures a consistent approach is adopted across all projects and programs in their design and implementation.
  • Follow-up and ensure the M&E plans are implemented.
  • Provides the direction to the ME and program teams for quality data cycle management.
  • Provides support to the M&E and program teams across a data management cycle, ensure the quality of data collected for program indicators, Project follow-up tools, and program steering summaries.
  • Ensures monitoring tools are relevant and operate correctly. (If there is no Information Manager, also ensures the quality of data management tools and processes in terms of design, collection, storage, processing, analysis, presentation, and use.)

Use of M&E Data:

  • Helps ensure that M&E data is used optimally during operational and strategic decision-making at the delegation in accordance with head office and donor requirements, especially with respect to institutional reporting.
  • Ensures the M&E projects under his/her responsibility are visible and the subject of communications.

Learning / Training:

  • On-going mentoring of its team members (including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews).
  • Takes measures to build the skills of teams and partners in the M&E field.
  • Collects information from M&E projects.
  • Participates in Tdh communities of practices (M&E, G&D).

Security and Child Safety:

  • Understands and applies security policies, the Child Safeguarding Policy and fraud prevention policies Security
  • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.

Other:

  • Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.
  • Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.
  • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

Requirements

  • B.Sc / HND in Natural & Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, or other relevant fields with at least 5 years of relevant professional work experience. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in English (Written and Spoken)
  • Understanding of Hausa and or Kanuri is a plus

Other professional skills required:

  • Expertise in project cycle management, detailed knowledge of concepts, processes, and tools, and experience in leading participative processes a plus.
  • Experience in preparing, planning, and monitoring consultations in the M&E field.
  • Awareness and knowledge of ethical issues related to M&E: do no harm and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  • At least 5 years in M&E department management in an emergency setting.
  • Experience in Child Protection M&E is a Computer skills.
  • Proven experience in managing multidisciplinary teams in the M&E and IM fields.
  • Expertise in developing, planning, and implementing systems, procedures, and tools in the M&E and IM fields.
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods in the humanitarian aid/development sector. Experience in collecting and analyzing data and Information Management field.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  23rd August, 2021.

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