Job Summary 

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reports to: Senior Associate

Job type: Full time 

Location: Abuja 

Travel requirement: Up to 50%  

Role description 

As part of the Sydani team, the Management Consultant- M&E Officer will work as the project or workstream lead under the supervision of the Senior Associate (depending on the project structure).

The M&E Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework for projects in the organization and provide support for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program, as well as for generating and translating evidence to inform programmatic adaptation.


Job Responsibilities 

Note: The duties and responsibilities described below are not exhaustive. Additional tasks may be assigned as necessitated by business demands. 

Project Management 

I.   Provide technical leadership in M&E systems design and implementation, and be responsible for the overall management of Strategic Information

ii.   Lead and provide technical inputs to improve and facilitate the delivery of sound technical assistance in M&E

iii.  Analyze data sets and technical assessment findings

iv.  Work closely with the program team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements

v.   Coordinates and manages all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tasks and deliverables for projects

vi.  Contribute to the development and implementation of the project’s MEL framework

vii.  Support the development of MEL systems for collecting, tracking, analysing, and reporting the progress of the project activities against targets and expected outcomes

viii.  Assist with refining and implementing the program’s MEL plan across all program components including the identification of process, output, outcome indicators specific to activities

ix.   Helps ensure the quality data monitoring, collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting

x.    Support the drafting of deliverables to donor in a timely manner.

xi.   Helps coordinate the design and implementation of learning studies

xii.  Contribute to internal program reporting, knowledge management and information sharing

xiii. Oversees data collection processes and data quality

xiv. Directly supervise and mentor project M&E/knowledge management staff

xv.  Providing strategic leadership and management of the M&E Team's work plan

xvi. And all other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


Leadership development and performance management 

I.   Participate in the Sydani problem-solving, ideation, and capacity-building sessions including new staff onboarding and staff mentoring program 

ii.  Participate in Sydani’s periodic performance reviews and provide feedback to team members for performance improvement as applicable 

Required Qualifications and Competencies 

I.   Required:  First degree in social sciences or arts/humanities

ii.  Desirable: Masters/ Advanced Certification in M &E, Statistics, PhD or master’s degree in public health, Health Financing, Health Economics, Health Policy, and Management, Health Systems Strengthening, Health

iii. Work experience: At least 3 years of work experience 2 of which should have been spent in the development sector

iv. Must have experience in setting up M&E systems, developing M&E databases and data collection & reporting tools, and data quality assurance for NGOs or relevant organizations 

v.    Ability to use the District Health Information System (DHIS)/or any other database software

vi.   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with written and spoken English fluency.

vii.  Excellent planning and prioritization skills

viii. Technical skills in analysing quantitative and qualitative data

ix.  Must possess strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and thought-leadership abilities 

x.   Reliable relationship and stakeholder manager, able to promote team building and collaboration 

xi.  Outstanding quantitative, qualitative, statistical analysis, data synthesis, and report writing skills  

 xii.  Ability to use various statistical software programmes such as SPSS, STATA.

 xiii. Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning, including impact evaluation

 xiv. Advanced proficiency with Ms. Office suite 

 xv.  Fast learner, open to learning and taking feedback from peers, subordinates, and supervisors  

 xvi. Attention to detail and systematic approach to all M&E task

xvii. Must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment 

Performance management 

For performance management and accountability, the Management consultant- M&E Officer will work with the Senior Associate or Engagement manager (as appropriate) to develop and agree on a program-specific scope of work, results in a framework plan, and deliverables. These would inform the development of program-specific KPIs to be tracked, along with the technical responsibilities of the Management consultant- M & E Officer for performance review and performance improvement.  

What we offer 

Sydani offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical insurance, competitive compensation, generous bonuses, rapid career growth, and the opportunity to work with a team of seasoned consultants and an ever-expanding network of industry experts. 

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