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Coffey International Development, we specialize in geoservices, international development and project management work in partnership with our clients across the globe.

We create value throughout the asset lifecycle in the transport and property infrastructure, and energy and resources, sectors.We deliver vital international aid projects for our clients.

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING MANAGER

Job no: 495232
Work type: Contract

NIGERIA POLICING PROGRAMME
Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP) is a 30 month, £4.2 million national programme funded by Her Majesty's Government's (HMG), Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund (CSSF). Its aim is to improve delivery of safety and security by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in target states, and strengthen internal and external accountability mechanisms in support of this. NPP is a national programme that will target its work in selected localities where the political imperative for improved NPF delivery is high.
To this effect NPP has started its work in Borno State looking at local level policing capacity, building on this to support the NPF at the State and Federal levels to become an effective and primary provider of safety and security nationwide. We expect the programme to expand into another two states over the coming 12 months.
At its heart, NPP will be an active and applied learning programme. We will monitor our interventions, activities and delivery environment to understand when and how we need to adapt our work to try and achieve the best results possible.
NPP will also develop learning for wider security and justice programming in unstable environments. We will use our monitoring results to answer targeted questions about what has, and has not worked, attempting to understand the why behind this. This wider learning will be disseminated across security sector actors in Nigeria and wider HMG departments.
A dynamic and effective MEL function is essential to NPPs success.

ROLE OF THE MEL MANAGER
The MEL Manager will work closely with the Policing Manager, Institutional Reform Manager and Programme Manager to design, deliver, monitor, evaluate and continuously improve the programmes work.

They will be specifically responsible for:
The design and establishment of programme level monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, templates and guidance that support problem driven, iterative and adaptive working
Managing the programme level results framework, updating progress on a quarterly basis to feed into client reporting cycles and informing decision on if, when and how to adapt programme activities to optimise results.
Contributing to the design, development, planning and monitoring of Intervention Strategies
Designing tailored M&E frameworks, systems and templates for the interventions that allow for results and monitoring data to be fed into the wider programme results framework. This must include the identification of SMART indicators of change, targets and a robust process of aggregation.
Commissioning targeted qualitative and quantitative research, with support from managers, to answer specific questions in support of evidence led and politically informed programming.
Conduct in-house research and analysis as and when appropriate, particularly in collating research findings into practically applicable recommendations and tools.
Designing and managing baseline studies, mid-term and end-term evaluations, including perceptions studies.
Establish and ensure data validation and integrity systems.
Lead regular assessments of the theory of change, and intervention strategies, to test whether the programme logic and interventions strategies still stand. Woking with the manager team to agree adaptations to the TOC, results framework and/or intervention strategies to reflect changes in the delivery environment
Work with the Programme Manager to develop a value for money (VfM) framework and provide necessary guidelines to support the team in reporting against this
Establish dissemination mechanisms for applied learning for S&J actors in Nigeria and organizing events and briefings for Nigerian stakeholders and other donors.
Participate in and contribute to the development of reports for the client and other stakeholders
Produce monitoring and evaluations reports on specific activities e.g. training and capacity building, as well as on wider programming, in consultation with other team members when necessary and required.
Ensure that all interventions reflect cross cutting themes and provide cross cutting monitoring data on gender, conflict sensitivity, human rights, coherence and coordination.
Ensuring NPP records the process of innovation and it's learning in respect of each of its interventions;

Competencies and Behaviours:
Dynamic and quick thinker with an ability to think innovatively and establish new ways of doing things, whilst capturing and applying learning
Self-starter that uses their initiative and provides solutions to problems
Team worker that can bring a people together and take people with them, aiding other in articulating and applying complex MEL approaches to their work
Ability to work in a small team, with a strong sense of personal accountability

Reporting Lines
The MEL Manager will report to the Programme Manager.
The MEL Manager will work in partnership with the Policing Manager, Institutional Development Manager taking technical direction from the Team Leader.
As NPP scales up, the MEL Manager will be required to take on line management of an MEL Officer.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential:
University Degree in a relevant field (Management, M&E, Development, Conflict and Security Studies etc.)
8 year's work experience in a related field
Proven skills and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive M&E tools and systems for complex adaptive programmes
Proven quantitative and qualitative research and research management experience
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

DESIRABLE:
Master's degree
Experience within the Nigerian security sector
Strong, demonstrable experience and knowledge of institutional development, public sector reform, public administration, or similar fields is also preferred.
Understanding of problem driven, iterative and adaptive programming

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DUE DATE:15 April, 2017

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