Application Deadline: 18th February 2016
Type of Contract : Annually renewable contract
Languages Required : English (Yoruba and/or Hausa is an advantage)
Starting Date : 1st week of March
CISLAC is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization. CISLAC works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate, by enhancing campaign and advocacy strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for law makers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights promotion. CISLAC undertake activities related to capacity strengthening, advocacy, policy analysis, citizen’s education and mobilization, civil society networks and coalition enhancement. CISLAC seeks to promote transparency, accountability, good governance and anti-corruption efforts among multiple stakeholders in the areas of public finance management, revenue mobilization, including tax justice and extractive revenue management.
CISLAC is presently engaged in a project know as Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health in Nigeria. The objective of the grant is to increase the capacity of CSOs to work in partnership to advocate for child and family health commitment from government of Nigeria at national and 7 states – Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Lagos, Oyo, Nasarawa & Niger. CISLAC’s mandate within the project is to engage with both state and national legislators, CSOs and media to create awareness on child and family health components such as routine immunization, family planning, nutrition and Pneumonia & diarrhea. The project will undertake capacity development for legislators, civil society & media, policy/issue engagement with relevant government agencies and civic awareness. The multiple dimensions of the various engagement require technical and result oriented monitoring and evaluation to ensure impact, result and value for money.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer under the direct supervision of the Program Director, is responsible for the development and administration of high quality monitoring and evaluation system for the project. The MEL officer will contribute to program planning to ensure adherence to CISLAC/PACFaH standards and international best practices, including the use of standardized indicators and documentation methodologies. Throughout the life of the program, s/he will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management within the framework of the program, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used for continuous improvement of ongoing programs, and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Strengthen staff capacity in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation tools through comprehensive staff training and coaching.
- Take the lead in aligning, collecting and reporting on relevant program indicators to the organizational wide M&E system.
- Adapt existing CISLAC’s monitoring tools, as well as propose new ways of measuring change through the use of both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, analysis of secondary data and where appropriate, remote monitoring techniques.
- Coordinate internal and external reviews and lead the analysis of findings with strong emphasis on learning.
- Ensure the PACFaH program gathers, maintains and reports on quality and verifiable data using valid tools.
- Establish and manage data to track progress towards meeting project goals and objectives.
- Suggest strategies to project director and coordinating body for improving efficiency and effectiveness of project by identifying bottleneck in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
- Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system; monitoring program activities and strategy for the project.
- Coordinate with dRPC MEL unit to guide process of ex-ante, ex-post and midterm evaluation, from the design, implementation and documentation phases.
- Strengthen linkages with other internal agency resources, including the learning management system, digital library, the hub and clear space to enhance organizational learning.
- Participate in MEL related working groups and maintain close working relationships with MEL counterparts in coalition partner organisations. Skills and Requirements
- A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Community health or any other social or health sciences.
- Evidence of completion of National Youth Service
- At least 2 years demonstrated progressive experience in program monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management in the context of a development project.
- Demonstrate skills and experience in development of M&E tools, data analysis, data quality assessment and applications of geographic information systems and computer based field data collection technique.
- Familiarity and experience with both democracy and good governance programming and either economic development or natural resource management programming, preferably in Nigeria.
- Quick learner, ability to think strategically and creatively, and good analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills.
- Excellent computer skills, including experience with: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Epi-Info, Epi-Data, SPSS, Access, SQL, and any other statistical packages.
- Good organizational and problem solving skills.
- Good command of English and fluency in one or more local languages.
- Willing to travel within Nigeria. How to Apply
Application should be submitted to CISLAC via:
Flat 3, No. 16 P.O.W Mafemi Crescent Off Solomon Lar Way,
Behind Chida Hotel, Near Daily Trust Newspapers Office,
Utako District, Abuja – Nigeria