Monday, 6 February 2017

Abuja #JobAlert: ActionAid Nigeria Is Hiring

  JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Impact Assessment & Shared Learning (IASL) Coordinator
Responsible to: Director of Programmes
Location: Abuja
Line Management: IASL Officer
Overall purpose
The post holder will coordinate the operationalisation of effective and appropriate systems and processes for planning, measuring progress and impact,
learning and reporting across the
organisation. S/he will also ensure that ActionAid Nigeria Accountability, Learning and Planning System (ALPS) requirements is met at all levels.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical:
Planning and Reporting
Promote and support AAI’s Accountability, Learning and Planning (Alps) system
Coordinate the overall planning processes across the organisation including analysing organisation-wide  plans (three-year and operational) to ensure delivery of strategic objectives, and prepare gap analysis and gap closure recommendations for review at Country Management Team (CMT)
Coordinate the development of organisation-wide report, management updates and other reports as necessary to ensure accountability

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Work collaboratively with heads of units to develop systems for monitoring progress against country strategy papers and other strategies
Develop standards and tools and provide technical advice – guidance, coaching, training - to local and national programme teams and implementing partners on M&E
Coordinate the annual Participatory Review and Reflection process (PRRP) with programme partners and in development of Annual Progress Document
Responsible for quality control of evaluations, partnership appraisals and peer reviews
Ensure that gender, power analysis and rights perspectives are fully incorporated into ActionAid’s planning, monitoring and evaluation processes
Ensure implementing partners’ compliance with agreed programme standards including meeting reporting requirements.
Co-ordinate the operationalization of action research to elicit issues impacting on power, poverty, gender and vulnerability especially from the perspective of the poor and excluded people.
Actively engage in applied research to increase capacity in the organisation to test theories of change and promote innovation leading to increased impact

Management Information Systems
Oversee the management of the Impact Assessment and Shared Learning unit
Position Data Management System (DMS) as a core part of meeting the information needs of the organisation in an efficient and cost effective way
Participate in the development and implementation of programme and organisation learning activities of AAN.
Develop and support the operationalisation of management information systems (MIS) for capturing and managing data including baseline and coverage information, emanating from programme work in the communities.

Human Resources
Ensure performance management and staff development of both direct reports and staff in extended matrix teams
Monitor the team’s performance against the agreed organisational standards and ensure that problems are identified and resolved
Foster the necessary consultation, communications and good relation with other departments and the entire organisation

Others
Responsible for Impact Assessment and Shared Learning budget
Support the various themes in the development of funding proposals for programme work, especially in definition of progress and impact assessment processes.
Build and sustain networks with organisations and practitioners working in the areas of impact assessment and shared learning with a view to influencing and learning from approaches and practices beyond AAN
Assume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by the Director of Programmes

Representation
Represent AAN and ensure the maintenance of optimum relations at all levels with Government agencies, Private Organisations, as well as Non-Governmental Organisation in the Nigeria.

Key Relationships
Internal Relationships: The entire AAN team, CMT
External Relationships: AAI team, Partners, Networks & Donors
Persons Specifications
Attributes/Skills Essential Desirable
Education/
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or arts/humanities
Membership of relevant professional Institute
Masters degree in a related field
Experience A minimum of 5 years work experience 3 of which must be in the development sector in a similar role
Excellent quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills and familiarity with the range of approaches and methods currently being deployed in the development sector
Local Human Rights Based Approach programming and monitoring experience, including  working with partners and social movements and/or experience designing and monitoring campaigns Deep understanding of and commitment to human rights based approach including women’s rights, with knowledge of methodologies that are effective in monitoring and evaluation HRBA programming

Skill Abilities Strong writing skills
Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
Ability to influence and encourage others to new concepts and ways of working within an environment of change
Excellent planning and prioritization skills
Demonstrable IT skills Highly numerate
Excellent Skills in policy analysis and interpretation
Personal Qualities A person of integrity
Creative and takes initiative.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
Self motivated person able to work without close supervision
Proven Leadership Qualities
Effectively promote the AAN’s mission, values and objectives

Applicants should send their CVs and covering letter to Jobopenings.Nigeria@actionaid.org. Deadline is 8th February 2017 and CVs will be reviewed as received.

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