Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council

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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Job Identification Number: 6089
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Category: Monitoring and Evaluation
Reporting Line: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Nigeria
Grade: 7
Duration of contract: 7 months renewable

Job Description

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection.
  • NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and a presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and JOS (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria.
  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno,  Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to join our dynamic Monitoring and Evaluation Team in Maiduguri.
  • You will be responsible for the overall monitoring design within NRC Nigeria and to harmonized across partner Consortium by facilitating and leading the M&E project technical working group: organizing and facilitating regular meetings, compiling notes from the meetings, and assuring that the activities and tasks are delivered as per the outlined time frame.
  • To be successful in this role you seek opportunities to ensure effective impact and outcome measurement, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt across Consortium. 
  • If you are highly organised individually, comfortable with working in a remote environment and have previous experience of coordinating monitoring and evaluation activities and harmonizing same across consortium, we would love to hear from you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement systems to promote evidence-based decision-making through quality programming and effective programme and project performance for the consortium(s).
  • Ensure that the consortium(s) delivers on internal and external M&E requirements and standards in a timely manner and with quality data.
  • Contribute to project and program planning, kick-offs and review meetings, including preparing and sharing monitoring data on progress and challenges.
  • Support consortium(s) team(s) to develop requisite M&E tools (M&E matrix, indicator reference protocols, Indicator performance tracking tables and quality benchmarks).
  • In collaboration with the Country M&E Manager and M&E Coordinator, develop a monthly M&E report to present trends, and gaps at the consortium(s) level.
  • Develop a systematic method of capturing qualitative stories and project effects on beneficiary communities.
  • Work with technical and field teams to identify key methodologies to enable advocacy and campaigning impact measurement, document lessons learnt and disseminate findings.
  • Maintain central and systematic information and knowledge management system whereby relevant project information, data and lessons are accessible for use as required.
  • Support that learning is built into activities, ensuring that findings and lessons learnt are shared and used in an appropriate way to inform ongoing implementation and future programming.
  • Ensure planning tools are context-sensitive (eg: Covid 19) and ensure that gender is integral to M&E activities.
  • Technically support needs assessments, post distribution monitoring surveys and outcomes surveys.
  • Analyze data focusing on correlation, and causation and provide quality support and advice to consortium(s)  team, including through field monitoring visits, inputs to programmatic reports and quality control of distributions and post distributions.
  • Refer to NRC’s standards and processes and support monthly data review, assess gaps and develop plans to fill those gaps in consultation with the program team.
  • In close collaboration with consortium(s) staff, ensure that monthly data are reviewed and entered into an internal data management platform.
  • Support project, consortium(s) regular monitoring and reporting, including internal and donor reporting so that reports are evidence-based and include relevant quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide capacity building, coaching and training to consortium(s) staff to ensure that M&E standards is consistently and systematically integrated into consortium(s)’s programming.


  • At least 4 years of experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development.
  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision-making.
  • Experience in capacity building efforts using formal and non-formal methods.
  • High-level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Good organisational skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail and report in a timely manner.
  • A flexible and initiative-taking attitude with the ability to be proactive in working with others and have very good interpersonal skills.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Additional Information

  • This position is open to National candidates only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and to Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
  • We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.


Application Deadline 20th May, 2022.