Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Location: Abuja

Supervisor: Output 1 Lead

Basic Function:

The M&E Coordinator is responsible for establishing and managing the M&E system for PLANE Output 1, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading and math outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported. He/she collaborates with the program team to design research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products. He/she shares M&E data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects. He/she works with DAI’s Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to inform PLANE’s overall MEL system and harmonize all project data.

Project Description:

The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) is a project funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly known as the UK Department for International Development (DFID). PLANE is a 7 year project (2021-2028) that strengthens education systems to improve foundational skills in reading and math for children in the primary grades. PLANE’s focal states are Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with limited interventions in other parts of Nigeria. FHI 360 is seeking an M&E Coordinator for PLANE Output 1. PLANE Output 1 focuses on development of teaching and learning materials; teacher training, school leadership and community mobilization, and improved assessments.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of Output 1, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research.
  • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements. Identifies reporting indicator requirements far in advance and communicates requirements to team members. Regularly checks on progress against targets and reports on progress to technical staff.
  • Effectively manages and supports supervisees to ensure high-quality and timely deliverables. Provides clear directions and oversight to supervisees, enabling professional growth while also maintaining high standards of quality and consistency across the programme.
  • Works closely with the technical team leads to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities.
  • Regularly attends meetings with national and international staff to communicate progress, identify issues, delegate tasks, and address quality concerns. Leads a weekly meeting with state and international staff to maintain forward momentum on M&E activities and rapidly address issues as they arise.
  • Identify and prepare for upcoming M&E activities in the workplan to ensure timely and quality completion.
  • Works with the Output 1 Assessment Technical Working Group to help stakeholders improve the assessment and monitoring systems in the target states and foster sustainability of PLANE interventions.
  • Support the visualization and use of data through dashboards at multiple levels of the education system. Supports LGEAs and SUBEBs to effectively use data for decision-making.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements.
  • Leads or supports “Pause and Reflect” sessions to help program staff understand and adapt to incoming data.
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Designs contents and makes presentations for data sharing events.
  • Writes and/or reviews reports on M&E activities, ensuring quality and accuracy. Ensures consistency of reported data across all reporting mechanisms.
  • Takes leadership on Output 1 M&E inputs for quarterly reporting; writes sections of quarterly and annual reports where required.
  • Performed other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in monitoring & evaluation, social science, information technology, economics, or other relevant discipline with at least 7-9 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required, experience in early grade reading research or assessment preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in monitoring & evaluation, social science, information technology, economics, or other relevant discipline with at least 9-11 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required,
  • Experience in leading in the design and implementation of M&E systems for FCDO-funded projects.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information.
  • clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical Methods.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners.
  • Proficiency with relevant software (ODK, Tangerine, Stata, Excel, Kobo)
  • Proven supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong contextual understanding of Nigeria

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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