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Monitoring And Evaluation Officer at Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN)

Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN)Adamawa, Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time
Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) is a Christian interdenominational, not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organization. We are a membership association of Christian individuals, faith-based development organizations and other civil society organizations (CSO) in Nigeria. CRUDAN’s vision is a dynamic self-sustained Christian organization facilitating (w)holistic community transformation with the church as agent of change and manifesting the kingdom of GOD on earth. CRUDAN’s work is making thousands of Nigeria’s rural and urban poor families to regain their lives through enhanced voices for accountable and just leadership, Christian wholistic education and humanitarian action during emergencies. We collaborate with the Church, media and other members of civil society in wholistic development work in the campaign to realize a truly egalitarian society.

Role Purpose and Scope:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer for the Gender Project will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing the M&E activities specific to the gender-focused project. This role involves developing gender-sensitive M&E frameworks, collecting and analysing gender-disaggregated data, and ensuring that project interventions are effectively monitored and evaluated to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Gender-Sensitive M&E Framework:

  • Develop and implement a gender-sensitive M&E framework for the project, including gender-focused indicators, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms.
  • Ensure alignment with project objectives and donor requirements related to gender equality and women's empowerment

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Design gender-sensitive data collection tools and methodologies, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, and observations.
  • Oversee data collection processes, ensuring that data is collected and managed with sensitivity to gender issues
  • Analyze gender-disaggregated data to assess the impact of project activities on women and men, identify gender-based disparities, and inform decision-making. sessions.

Gender Mainstreaming:

  • Integrate gender considerations into all aspects of the project's M&E activities and ensure that gender is considered in project design, implementation, and reporting.
  • Promote the inclusion and meaningful participation of women and marginalized groups in project activities and decision-making.

Performance Monitoring:

  • Monitor the project's performance against gender-related indicators and targets.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to project teams for gender-responsive program improvements and adjustments.

Evaluation and Learning:

  • Plan and conduct gender-sensitive evaluations and assessments, including baseline, mid-term, and end-of-project evaluations
  • Assess the project's impact on gender equality, women's empowerment, and gender-related outcomes.
  • Facilitate learning and adaptation based on evaluation findings and lessons learned.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide training and capacity-building support to project staff and partners on gender-responsive M&E methodologies and best practices.
  • Foster a gender-sensitive and inclusive work culture within the project.

Data Dissemination and Utilization:

  • Ensure that gender-disaggregated M&E findings are effectively communicated to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the utilization of gender-sensitive M&E data for program improvement, decision-making, and advocacy.

Gender Equality Reporting:

  • Prepare and submit gender-specific reports to donors and stakeholders as required by the project's funding agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements related to gender.

Working Relationship:

  • Work closely with the State Coordinating unit to effective deliver project intervention activities.
  • Work in close supervisor of the State Coordinator in delivery project result and external interaction with State and non-State actors
  • Work closely with project coordinator to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and coordination with all relevant agencies both Government, CSO and other Stakeholders.
  • Work with the Project Finance/Admin Officer and Project Team to ensure that all financial activities conducted in each community are properly documented in line with GIZ’s policies and procedures.
  • Perform other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, International Development or a related field with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, International Development or a related field with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Proven experience in M& E, gender mainstreaming, and gender-responsive programming.
  • Strong proficiency in data management and analysis software (e.g., Excel, SPSS).
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods with a gender lens.
  • Excellent communication and report-writing skills, including the ability to communicate gender-related findings effectively.
  • Familiarity with international gender equality frameworks and conventions.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills with a wide variety of groups having diverse experiences, backgrounds, skills, and education levels
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Good (ability to type and prepare reports and other documents as needed.)
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state
  • Strong understanding of gender-related laws and international conventions.
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and social differences and a commitment to gender equality and social justice.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Involvement in Agricultural value chain projects, and/or those involving small scale farmers, especially those with rural financing components and/or interventions.
  • Experience in engaging directly with IDPs, Returnees, Host community members, People living with disabilities, vulnerable groups and state and local governance structures,
  • facilitating women activities and/or facilitating Citizen’s participation in townhall meeting, policy dialogues, discussion etc.
  • Involvement in projects and/or initiatives that address issues of power imbalance, diversity, exclusion, participation, and gender.
  • Experience understanding Community development planning techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Good (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

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