Nigeria – Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator - Abuja/Maiduguri


Desired start date: 1/04/2017
Duration of the mission: 2 months
Location: Abuja/Maiduguri

SI is recruiting for its Nigeria mission
A food crisis and challenging security lead to an expanding mission, with special HR benefits…

About the mission:

SI has been operating in Borno State since July 2016, and is strongly focusing on the massive life-saving needs of the conflict-affected populations, through a 3-legged strategy:

  • Multisectorial early recovery interventions in secured areas, implemented at neighborhood level in order to take into consideration the environmental context, risk factors, availability of resources and resilience capacities at a community level. This holistic approach entails a vulnerability-tailored assistance combined with a capacity building component.

  • Acting on water to fight against malnutrition. SI with its partner, a medical NGO, is doing its best to reduce malnutrition rates, especially of under-5-year children, alongside host communities and displaced people. To do so, SI equips nutrition and healthcare centers with water treatment and sanitation systems. In parallel, in host communities in both cities and in the camp in which 40,000 displaced people are living, within the walls of an old school in the city of Monguno, our teams are renovating water points, building toilets and working on water treatment solutions.

  • Reducing food insecurity. In Maiduguri and especially Muna Garaje, SI is implementing cash distribution programmes with vouchers (particularly for families with acute-malnourished children) to permit food access to the most vulnerable populations. SI aims to reduce significant food insecurity in the area. The other important line is that our team is acting on the stabilisation and safeguarding of livelihoods, to empower populations and decrease their dependence on food assistance, and furthermore, to reduce food insecurity.

  • An emergency multisectoral assessment capacity in remote areas: RRM-inspired, and taking into consideration Borno State-related security and access situation, this axis would allow the provision of concrete, response-sizing oriented data to the humanitarian community, in strong coordination with mapping and coordination actors (OCHA, IOM database, Intersos interactive mapping database).

  • Rapid response mechanism in IDPs camp-like settings outside Maiduguri: subsequently to the assessment axis, SI is aiming at covering the basic needs of displaced and non-displaced populations pockets in Borno most affected LGAs, in completion of ICRC’s current one-shot coverage.

Organization of the mission

The Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing in February and March 2017.

Coordination is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in Maiduguri, in direct support of field based operations.

Therefore, the mission has a coordination team based between Abuja and Maiduguri, which includes a Head of Mission, an Administrative coordinator, a Logistics Coordinator and a Deputy Country Director supervising a Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator, a Wash Coordinator, a Shelter Coordinator, a Reporting Officer.

Operations are to be based in Maiduguri, Monguno and other relevant areas such as Dikwa and N’gala.

In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, Project Manager(s), a Base Logistician and an Administrator.

The Monguno sub-base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Manager supported by a Log/Admin assistant recruited as national staff and an activity manager.

The Dikwa sub base will open in March 2017 and will have the same set up.

About the job

Within the Nigeria mission and under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission, the MEAL Coordinator designs the MEAL action plans of the mission, in accordance with SI’s operational framework, and makes sure it is disseminated, understood and implemented by the mission staffs. He/she:

  • Provides a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues such as: design of M&E plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, “do no harm” analysis, terms of references of internal and external evaluations etc.;
  • Looks over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department (studies, maps…);
  • Makes sure his/her department is cross-cutting and well integrated with all departments (functional links) as well as coherent with all coordinators and managers;
  • Supports training of program teams within his/her fields of expertise;
  • Contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques;
  • Contributes to the design of SI’s strategy by proposing a strategy in terms of M&E support to program teams, integration of cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, accountability, do-no-harm, community participation, disability, etc.)

Note: The responsibility for some monitoring and evaluation of program activities will remain the primary responsibility of the program teams. MEAL Coordinator will ensure the proper tools are developed and are made available to the field teams.

Your Profile


Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences, project management or international development.

Significant work experience in the M&E field within international organizations may substitute for formal education.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with INGO specialized in humanitarian assistance; with at least 1 year in a similar position as M&E coordinator.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up monitoring and evaluation plans/systems within an international organization.
  • Experience in managing teams and building staff capacity
  • Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, preferably with experience in supporting emergency response;
  • Previous experience with SI desirable.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Capacity to assess the needs and define the set up required in terms of M&E systems in a short time
  • Leadership in the design and implementation of M&E strategies, systems and workplans
  • Strong training/capacity-building skills, with the ability to delegate
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, sampling methodologies, implementation and analysis
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued reports and to train staff on quality reporting
  • Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
  • Very comfortable with standard office software, ODK and Sphynx and very good command of database systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of SI’s rules, tools and procedures;
  • Ability to take the initiative with solid organizational and communication skills;
  • Stress management skills: Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads;
  • Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation

Transferable skills:

  • Respect of hierarchy
  • Respect of security rules
  • Flexible (will have to take on responsibilities that might not be directly on his/her JD)


  • Fluent English: excellent speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Hausa is an asset


  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos
  • Unstable security conditions in Maiduguri, ability to adapt and work under pressure

We offer

A salaried post:

  • according to experience from 2300 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem.
  • as a special benefit for the Nigeria mission from the 1st of January until the 30th of June 2017, each expatriate will receive 500 euros on his monthly gross salary.
  • accompanied with 600 usd monthly per diem.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


  • During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: two weeks at three months with a 500 euro allowance and two weeks at six months with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités.
  • After 6 weeks one the field, expatriate will be encouraged to take 1 week in Abuja (3 days off and 2 days in office)

For further information about SI, please consult our website:*

Contact: Mallory GUILLOT, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Solidarités International
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Environment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-15

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