M&E Manager, DFID EiE Consortium at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: M&E Manager, DFID EiE Consortium

Location: Borno

Scope of Work

  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
  • In partnership with Creative Associates, the IRC intends to implement a twenty month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Programme (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
  • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
  • The M&E Manager will ensure that the DFID EiE consortium implements the monitoring and evaluation commitments as set out in project.
  • S/he Manager will be ensuring that suitable monitoring and evaluation systems are in place, implemented as intended, and reporting in a comprehensive and timely manner to facilitate program coordinators and managers deliver programs that achieve the desired outcomes /impacts.
  • The position holder has the role of supervising M&E Of focal points on the project. As a result, s/he is primarily responsible for building M&E Staff capacity through organizing training, mentoring, coaching and supervision.
  • S/he technically supports IRC Nigeria to meet standards set out in the Strategic Action Plan (SAP 2020) and IRC’s global Monitoring for Action (MfA) initiative for improving monitoring practice and use of data for decision making within the organization.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Project design, learning and data quality:

  • Ensure that detailed and feasible project monitoring plans are developed that:
    • Provide an indicator matrix,
    • Consider ethical and safe collection and storage of data,
    • Consider data quality audits,
    • Consider storing, protecting and sharing project documents;
  • Closely work with M&E focal points on the consortium to make sure all projects have tested standard monitoring tools that capture both program activity and indicators progresses;
  • Make sure that the project hase accountability mechanisms up and running;
  • Lead exercises on conducting and documenting project learning reviews, and sharing lessons learned and best practices that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice;
  • Organize lesson sharing events like lesson bazars to fertilize learning among different projects staff
  • Lead diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Facilitate the preparations of periodic project activity plans including M&E plans;
  • Work with project staff to determine which monitoring activities will take place and which data collection methods to use;
  • Work with project staff to ensure that the project work plan includes monitoring activities is up-to date and progress tracked;
  • Work with project staff to develop, translate, pilot and finalize data collection tools as needed;
  • Design survey data collection methodologies;
  • Together with the project technical leads, establish project/program databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or set up in the data platform;
  • Work with projects to ensure that data is collected and entered into databases and/or tracking sheets, and/or the data platform on a regular basis;
  • Work with project staff to track progress on action points related to implementation and M&E activities;
  • Work with project staff to provide M&E inputs for reports written during project implementation;
  • Work with project staff to develop detailed work plans and budgets for needs assessment and survey activities;Ensure compilation of routine data across sites and for cross-cutting strategic objectives (i.e. safety);
  • Establish a mechanism for measuring the contribution of the project in achieving the SAP;
  • Work with project staff to develop the TORs for needs assessments and surveys (that needs to be done internally or by a consultant);
  • Take the lead in appraisal of survey proposals, review and approve the data collection methodologies and tools proposed by survey consultants;
  • Closely follow up the field data collection and flag the data collection issues to the M&E coordinator and project staff;
  • Establish database for entry, management and analysis of needs assessment data;
  • Assist in completing quarterly Monitoring for Action project assessments;
  • Map roles and responsibilities in relation to the collection, entry, sharing, verification, analysis, and use of data;
  • Conduct data quality audits of project data to identify and resolve systemic problems affecting data quality;
  • Document findings from data quality audits and store in project files to ensure collective and sustainable access;
  • Document schedule of activities related to sharing reports with the project team, donors and other stakeholders;

Information management and reporting:

  • Establish and maintain program information management system;
  • Together with the M&E Officers and project staff, provide M&E inputs for regular analysis and action planning meetings to (1) compare data against project milestones, targets, and quality expectations across project sites; (2) identify issues requiring further attention;
  • Compile, systematically documents and make easily accessible to staff lessons learned;
  • Conduct assessment on the information management gaps and suggest the senior management team on how to fill the gaps;
  • Input M&E activity accomplishments into the regular reports to donor and project stakeholders.

Staff Capacity Building:

  • Conduct staff M&E capacity assessments and organize capacity building events to fill the identified gaps;
  • Build the capacity M&E focal points on M&E tools and techniques in general and data collection and analysis in particular;
  • Train staff in data collection methods, management, analysis, and how to use data for decision making;
  • Assist in recruitment of enumerators and HR onboarding.
  • Provide on job training to project staff to conduct descriptive analysis of needs assessment and survey data;
  • Identify staffing requirements for project monitoring;
  • Provide consistent, supportive supervision to strengthen staff performance as necessary to meet monitoring objectives.

Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor:

  • Perform other task related assignment proposed by his/her supervisor/s

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: M&E Coordinator. Indirect reporting line to Education Coordinator.
  • Position directly supervises: none, but technical supervision of data collection from education officers and learning facilitators
  • Other internal and/or external contacts: project staff, grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments

Professional Standards:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


  • University Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Development Economics, or a related discipline;
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience within the development / humanitarian sector;
  • Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including experience with multi-sectorial and multi-donor funded programs and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis;
  • Proven abilities in developing monitoring plans, data collection, information management, use of databases, and analysis and performance monitoring;
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of humanitarian accountability principles and their translation into practice;
  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and reporting skills;
  • Excellent database, data management and data analysis skills, with experience using at least 2 software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, SPSS, STATA, Epi-data, Epi-Info; and
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values.

Working Environment

  • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout Borno and Yobe states. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a non-accompanied position.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date

18th August, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send CV’s and cover letter to email address: “The Country Director, International Rescue Committee” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org


Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to our Maiduguri office.


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