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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant at Christian Aid


Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Reports to: MEAL Officer
Expected travel per annum: Occasional travel

Role Purpose

  • To assist the MEAL unit in regular data collection through implementing partners/volunteers and ensure the quality of the data by random verifications and validation.
  • To record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way.
  • Support Program Officers and partners in conducting of field activities and adhere to CA’s monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Participate actively in programme planning processes.
  • Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-based recommendations to the relevant Program Officers and Partners.

Role context

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned within the humanitarian team.
  • The role is key in providing MEAL support to the work team to ensure partnerships and programmes are managed effectively.
  • The role will normally work within a country office and there may be occasional travel required.

Key outcomes:

  • Support the development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision-making and project implementation.
  • Positive relationships developed with partners/volunteers through effective communication.
  • Information provided for the production of reports for institutional donors, project files maintained, supporter visits, and team meetings facilitated and supported.
  • Contribute to building the Nigerian Country Office and partner capacity to develop and use participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation for effective project implementation for 2 results.
  • Encourage active knowledge management and organizational learning needs using Monitoring and Evaluation findings


  • The role holder will have contact with partners., volunteers, and stakeholders at the state level.


  • The position is line managed by the MEAL Coordinator- Humanitarian.
  • Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in programmes, finance and logistics, and procurement

Decision making:

  • The ability to make day-to-day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of the Partnership and programmes.

Analytical skills:

  • Analytical skills are desirable to perform day-to-day logistics and coordination work.

Developing self and others:

  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated, and build the capacity of/guide new and existing staff on programme and MEAL requirements.

Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:


  • Degree in Statistics or the Social Sciences with at least three working experiences with an I/NGO
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and Project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages.
  • Familiarity and understanding of statistical software such as SPSS, Epi-info; STATA)
  • Hands-on experience in monitoring and supporting community-based development programmes.
  • Excellent report writing, communication (written and verbal) skills, and strong IT skills.
  • Understanding of reporting requirements of institutional donors such as WFP, ECHO, EU, DFID, and USAID.
  • Understanding and familiarity with data management tools (such as KoboCollect, CS Pro, DHIS, and NHMIS is essential).


  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Manage and organize information systems and establish and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies, and humanitarian briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.

IT competency required:


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  14th November, 2022.


  • Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed upon with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviors the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviors and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies, and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time.
  • You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs, and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development, and advocacy for poverty eradication