Save the Children seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for an anticipated, five-year USAID-funded project that will increase voluntary uptake and continued use of family planning (FP) services among poor, unmarried adolescents aged 15-19 in selected urban areas of Nigeria. The project will use a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that moves beyond traditional, facility-based service delivery, is rooted in youth engagement, and takes into account the unique susceptibilities vulnerable urban adolescents face, such as familial and interpersonal violence, poverty, substance abuse, limited educational and economic opportunities. The M&E Advisor will be responsible for developing and implementing monitoring systems that track project progress and impact. Nigerian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- In close coordination with the Project Director and team members, develops, implements, and continuously improves the project’s M&E systems, processes, and tools, ensuring information collected on activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact is accurate, timely, and disseminated appropriately in high-quality reports that meet donor and Save the Children requirements;
- Coordinates with evaluation partner and other consortium members ensure a cohesive M&E system and strategic use of data for collaboration, learning, and adaptation;
- Drives implementation of the project’s learning approach, documenting lessons learned and ensuring they are applied to improve effectiveness and maximize project impact;
- Supports the development of knowledge products and participates in project knowledge-sharing activities, supporting dissemination of lessons learned to a wide local and global audience;
- Provides technical assistance and develops staff and partner M&E capacity through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed;
- Supports project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews.
- Masters-level degree in statistics, mathematics, public health, or related field;
- A minimum of seven years of experience in M&E of FP and/or adolescent health programs, and at least three years of experience in M&E for USAID-funded programs;
- Demonstrated experience in ensuring ethics for M&E with adolescents are adhered to, including child safeguarding practices;
- Demonstrated experience developing and refining performance M&E frameworks, including indicator selection and target setting, developing and refining data collection tools and processes, database management, and reporting;
- Strong analytical skills and an understanding of relevant data collection, analysis, and evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, quasi-experimental);
- Ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences;
- Experience leading or supporting learning agenda development and implementation, and applying lessons learned to refine project approaches for maximum impact;
- Experience developing the M&E capacity of project staff and/or partners using context-appropriate approaches;
- Experience using digital data collection tools and maximizing digital intervention tools to collect and use data to improve programming;
- Familiarity with USAID reporting procedures and systems;
- Strong interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills;
- Flexible, innovative, creative, adaptable, and open to new ideas, comfortable with change and uncertainty;
- Prior work in Nigeria’s urban areas and familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context;
- Professional fluency in English, including strong oral and written communication skills; professional fluency in at least one local language a benefit.
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
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