Organisation: Save the Children International (Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre)
Site: http://www.savethechildren.net
Date limite de candidature: 02/03/2017
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Autre
Lieu de l'emploi: Abuja
Pays: Nigeria


Contract Length : 2 years The Head of MEAL will provide leadership in ensuring quality and accountability standards are integrated into Nigeria's programming. S/he will accomplish this through strengthening and maintaining an integrated MEAL framework, focusing on building the capacity of relevant programme and partner staff, as well as fostering a culture of shared learning. Working with senior management, the Head of MEAL mentors the Country Office team toward self-sufficiency in using of evidence and learning approaches to maximize impact for children. The ideal candidate will lead in building a culture of learning and becoming a leader in evidence-based programming. S/he will be a strategic thinker responsible for building the capacity of Save the Children staff and partners to maximise the use of evidence in programming and advocacy. S/he will strengthen knowledge management systems for improved sharing of program experience, learning, and results. S/he provides strategic guidance, quality oversight and technical support to research including impact evaluations, process reviews, operations research, etc. S/he oversees the strategic improvement of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) function, strengthening MEAL throughout project cycle management and increasing the focus on program outcomes and impact.

Profil recherché

• Minimum of 10 years' experience in international development, with at least 3 years’ senior management experience. • Minimum of 5 years' experience in international development program monitoring & evaluation, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems, operational research, and overseeing baselines/evaluations. • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, child poverty, health and nutrition • Experience with two or more cross-cutting areas such as child participation, gender, governance, value for money and accountability is highly preferred • Excellent communication and leadership skills • Master's degree in Social Sciences or relevant equivalent, with at least significant coursework in quantitative or qualitative social research methods • Passion for evidence-driven development programming and interest in ongoing international research • Demonstrated skills in designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and using research to inform program design and advocacy. • Demonstrated experience in developing or overseeing data management solutions, and familiar with technologies in social research. • Demonstrated capacity for leveraging project results towards broader systemic impact. • Excellent analytical skills and appreciation for the complexities of social research, especially as pertains to deprivations of children's rights in a country context such as Nigeria. • Effective at collaborating and influencing across departments and sectors • Excellent skills in training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches