Monitoring and Evaluation Support Consultant
iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.
The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains one of the most severe in the world with 7.1 million people in need and 6.2 million targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2019. Despite a significant scale-up of the humanitarian response by the United Nations and humanitarian partners since 2016, the humanitarian crisis in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continues to have countless claims on the stability, livelihoods and dignity of the affected populations. Civilians still bear the brunt of a conflict that has led to widespread forced displacements and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. In early 2020, the number of people in need rose by 11 per cent to
7.9 million. Borno state remains the epicentre of the crisis with 75 per cent of the people living in the state in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020.
In March 2020, WHO declared Corona COVID-19 a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak and imposed movement restrictions including on trade, added the brunt of an additional one third, within a couple of months - to the people in need reaching 10.6 million. iMMAP has been providing information management (IM) support, since 2016, to nine humanitarian sectors responding to the crisis in north east Nigeria, with a grant from the United States Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The support has made it possible for iMMAP to identify, deploy and maintain a competent and passionate team of IMOs who support the humanitarian sectors and their partners.
The objective of the project is to Provide effective information management services to all sectors partners in support of the humanitarian response in Nigeria, thus facilitating the inter-cluster/sector coordination and enhancing the response capacity of Nigerian humanitarian actors.
Building upon the support provided in 2016/2017 and in close collaboration with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this project aimed to fill the existing gap in systematic data collection, data consolidation, analysis, presentation and reporting through visualization to facilitate a better understanding of the needs, response, gaps and important trends. It also aimed to strengthen the capacity of national actors to effectively respond to the crisis, facilitating availability and access to quality, timely data to support the humanitarian coordination mechanism.
Description of Duties and Deliverables
The national consultant will work closely with the international consultant to propose a methodology in the bid. iMMAP will approve the final methodology with the acceptance of the inception report. The methodology must include the following data sources.
• Desk Review of Documents
• Remote and/or face to face staff and partner interviews;
• Online surveys
• Use of global level standard evaluation “Methodology to Assess the Quality and Use of Multi- Sector Needs Assessment Processes” (looking at Relevance, Comprehensiveness, Research Ethics, Methodological Rigor, Analytical Value, Timeliness and Effective Communication”)
The evaluation must use contribution analysis and theory of change to draw conclusions. Additional approaches are welcome and should be explained in the inception report. At the end of the assignment the following deliverables are expected to be shared and will illustrate the evidence found that responds to the purpose, objectives and questions listed in the ToRs.
• Support the drafting process of the Inception Report (including work plan, methodology, key informant list, final report’s outline as agreed with management team)
• In close collaboration with the international consultant, lead the development of Data Collection Tools (i.e. remote, online platforms, face to face (as applicable), telephone, etc.; KI Interviews, including all field forms used)
• Identify appropriate software to use in the analyses and presentation of evaluation primary and secondary evaluation reports and data gathered.
• Participate in the preliminary presentation of findings to be presented at the Annual Review Workshop planned to take place on 16 – 18 September 2020 to gather first-hand feedback and get more inputs from staff and stakeholders.
• Provide technical evaluation guidance in the Final Evaluation Report including evaluation results, logical framework follow-up, best practices, lessons learnt, and recommendations.
• Assist in the final presentation (through PowerPoint presentation) of the final findings including objective, methodology, main findings and recommendations.
At least 3-4 years of postgraduate professional experience in areas related to Monitoring and Evaluation, impact evaluations, humanitarian coordination, joint analysis, information management, data collection tools and needs assessments.
- Communications:Presents information clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Listens to and shows understanding of others’ ideas and views. Adapts level of language and/or complexity of content to audience. Shares information and knowledge with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
Communicates respectfully with all individuals regardless of gender, national and cultural background
Action Management:Effectively manages own work related to multiple tasks or activities. Recognizes opportunities or threats and acts on them with the agreement of supervisor. Responds quickly to emergencies with a solution or a decision.
Client orientation:Actively seeks information and opinions of client to understand their requests and to identify their needs and expectations. Meets deadlines for delivery of products or services to clients. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks. Explains the rationale for
decisions/outcomes to the client. Solicits ongoing feedback from clients.
- Computer Skills: STATA; Epi-Info; SPSS; ENA; NVivo; ATLAS.ti; PowerBI; and Tableau
Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.
iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.
iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
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