M & E Director Programming, Drivers at Catholic Relief Services

Vacancies: M & E Director Programming, Drivers

Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.


Position: M & E Director Programming

Department:        Programming

Reports To:         Chief of Party

Location:             Benue, Nigeria

Duration:             Full Time

Band:                   E-1


Specific Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical leadership and specific directions to design and implement a streamlined M&E system that enables staff and volunteers to collect data to capture project performance and results in accordance with FGN and PEPFAR standards.
  • Oversee the establishment and functioning of the M&E system and solve implementation issues.
  • Develop the M&E components of sub grantee request for applications
  • Ensure that the M&E system (including the SIS) provides accurate and timely data for quarterly, semi-annual and annual project reports to USAJD and the GON.
  • Lead the development of the SMILE Performance Management Plan (PMP) working in close collaboration with the COP and Program Technical Director (PTD): liaise with USAID at appropriate.
  • Ensure that the following tools are established and being used to monitor program results and lessons learned:
  • Annual results reviews conducted at the end of each fiscal year to inform the development of annual work plans.
  • Learning activities that will be an integral part of the M&E system and allow regular identification of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Document the SMILE M&E system design in a project specific M&E manual for use by project staff and sub grantees; update manual as needed and ensure updates are adopted by sub grantees.
  • Provide leadership in work with partners and ensure mutually beneficial collaboration. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • MEASURE in the implementation of the baseline and end line surveys
  • Action Aid in the development and implementation of the M&E system for work with LGAs, States and the FGN.
  • West at in the development of the SMILE SIS to facilitate sub grant management and monitor CSO activities ensuring that the SIS is relevant, user-friendly and linked with NOMIS.
  • Local M&E firm(s) and West at in the development and implementation of a data quality assessment tools and approaches.
  • Develop and oversee training program for sub-grantees (including retraining, ongoing support, and stationary supplies) for
  • Staff responsible for M&E in relevant GON entities
  • Staff responsible for M&E in CSOs
  • CCC (or equivalent) and volunteers at the community level
  • Apply quality improvement science to improve program M&E at all levels
  • Ensure SMILE reporting system is correctly used by CRS and CSOs: correct data entered into the system so that accurate reports are generated for the USG, FGN and States.
  • Ensure excellent, productive use of the data by:
  • Leading the development of the results for report to the donor by providing written documentation on M&E, detailed implementation plan (DIP) activities and indicator performance tracking tables (IPTT) for quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Working with the Technical Manager, identify and document programmatic successes, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Working with SMILE technical team to identify opportunities for learning, formative, special studies and operational research.
  • Identifying the need for and lead the implementation of special studies; oversee work of consultants.
  • Respond to data requests from USAID, FGN or States and other M&E partners such as MEASURE, maintain excellent relationship to ensure that program reporting complies with all standards and requirements.
  • Lead the M&E components of the annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and the SMILE management and technical staff.


Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Supervise two M&E Officers (MEOs) and provide overall performance management support for their work.
  • Ensure appropriate and effective training of the CSOs and government departments that will receive grants and report on stated objectives.



  • Travel up to 60% of the time.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Health and or Public-Health oriented field, Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Informatics or related Social Science.
  • Minimum of six years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, including at least 4 of the following:
  • Applied evaluation or research data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results
  • Design and implementation of evaluation protocols, including quantitative survey
  • Design and implementation of program monitoring systems
  • Development and field-testing of data collection instruments for M&E indicators
  • Analysis of complex data set into understandable charts and tables or other summary templates
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Share Point a plus.
  • Capacity in Microsoft Access and one or more of the following statistical software packages: SPSS, Epi-Info, State.
  • Experience in the development of M&E systems in collaboration with stakeholders who may represent a wide range of interests and needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proved track record in coordinating a project team composed of technical experts and consultants in M&E activity implementation and reporting.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independent on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Experience working on a USAID-supported program especially PEPFAR.
  • Familiarity with OVC M&E, programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.


Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant Master’s degree
  • Experience with PEPFAR reporting requirements
  • Previous supervisory experience


Position: Driver (2 positions)

Band:                   Band B-1

Reports To:         Chief of Party

Based in:              Administration and Finance Officer

Location:             Benue, State

Duration:             Full Time


Primary Responsibilities:

Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Admin and Finance Officer each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Admin and Finance Officer immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Admin and Finance Officer


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Administration and Finance Officer, Technical Program Director, Chief of party, Head Driver, Head of Administration, Head of Operations, Program staff, admin staff, finance staff.


External: CRS Nigeria Partners and Visitors



  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Benue and Nigerian roads
  • Minimum Four years professional experience in a similar position
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Experience in supervising other staff
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word. Excel and Outlook.


Interested and qualified applicants based in Benue State are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should download the CRS application form using this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/06q5xifhyfusa3/CRS-%20Application%20Form.doc  and send with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to olajumoke.ogunjuyigbe@crs.org


Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver-Benue


Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Wednesday, 11th September, 2013. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”



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