Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer at Essential Health Network for Rural Dwellers (ESHNRD)



Essential Health Network for Rural Dwellers (ESHNRD) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring better health of people, sustainable environment and better community through awareness creation, equity, participation and inclusiveness. ESHNRD is one of the three “local” NGOs in Nigeria in implementing the USAID funded Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) Project aimed at preventing consequences of violence against women and girls and possible drivers of child early and forced marriage (CEFM), Intimate partner violence (IPV), Sexual Violence (SV), and Family Planning (FP). ESHRD leads the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET) component of the MCGL project in three LGAs on Ebonyi State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Employment Type: Full-time

Overall Responsibility

  • To support a culture and practice of reliable planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting including developing, updating and coordinating monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities within EHNRD Programme

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop M&E plans and ensure follow up during implementation
  • Carry out data quality assessments on agreed indicators to guide decision making
  • Build capacity of EHNRD staff, network members and partners in M&E, and promoting MEAL knowledge transfer internally and externally
  • Develop and roll-out program performance tools for effective program delivery
  • Assist technical officers in the MEAL aspect of their respective programs and build the capacity of field staff in effective use of the data management tools and reporting templates
  • Alert respective program officers using progress reports on program performance, identified gaps and corrective actions required on operational issues and risks requiring timely actions
  • Review monthly progress reports from partners
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Lead assessments, surveys and evaluation activities
  • Keep abreast of new approaches and tools on M&E
  • Generating periodic program implementing reports and assessment reports
  • Periodic tracking of program results (outputs, outcomes and impact)
  • Ensure accountability through regular data updates, data integrity and working in collaboration with the data collectors/research assistants
  • Work with program officers to collect relevant and appropriate data needed for monitoring strengths, weaknesses and gaps in programs and services and for reporting on donor commitments.
  • Incorporate field and technical team feedback to ensure the continuous improvement of data management systems
  • Ensure all grants have updated work-plan and performance management plan (PMPs) in tandem with all approved proposals, regularly reviewing and updating as needed

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Demography or Public Health
  • Demonstrated experience in data processing and management of large scale surveys
  • Demonstrated experience of statistical packages and/ or data analysis software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, SMART, STAT 01)
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Must be result focused and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Technical knowledge and experience in implementation of gender and social protection programs is a plus
  • Advanced computer skills (word-processing, spread sheets, and databases) are a must
  • At least 2 years’ direct experience in a position of monitoring and evaluation of large scale projects
  • Strong experience in conducting a research studies including the entire evaluation cycle, from design and formulation to implementation, analysis and presentation of results and recommendations

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using “Monitoring & Evaluation Officer” as the subject of the email.


  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified
  • Male applicants are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • There will be travel requirements within Ebonyi state
  • EHNRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline  22nd October, 2021.

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