Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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-office 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 and project participants. If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for we will like to hear from you. NRC is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate and an experience Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to join our team in Jos, Plateau State.

Based in Jos, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is responsible for supporting Data Collection and the implementation/use of quality checklists (Food Security and Livelihoods, Education, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Camp Management) at the activity level. The position also serves as a supervisor for enumerators when needed. The incumbent will provide support in analyzing raw data from assessments, quality checklists, reporting, and providing direct support to the Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead based in Maiduguri. He will support the technical M&E officer and the Area Manager in improving programming and organizational learning for the Area North.

Support in developing data collection methodology and tools, and in actual data collection as needed; Support Data Management in close collaboration with core competencies’ data assistants and the development of clear information flows between program and M&E staff, as needed; Ensure that monitoring data are reported in a timely manner to the technical M&E officer for quality checks and submission to the Area Manager and relevant program staff; Support the targeting and the registration of beneficiaries as needed; Supervise distributions in collaboration with programme staff; Support post distribution monitoring and related activities.

At least 1-2 years experience in an international NGO preferably in an Emergency or post-conflict setting; Experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods; Computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel). Good communication and interpersonal skills; Strong organisational and team working skills; Good cultural awareness and sensitivity; Approachable, trustworthy and confidential; Knowledge of the NRC’s operations is a plus. English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing); Analytical and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access); Experience in using Arcgis, Stata, Nvivo, CAPI systems (Kobo/ODK/CSpro), Data Visualization software's (eg. Power BI) is a plus;

What’s in it for you? 

Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: 

At NRC we think creatively. 

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. 

Learn on the job: 

NRC's collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers prioritize the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes. 

Additional Information:  

Duty Stations: Jos, Plateau State Nigeria - 

Duration of contract: 12 months renewable. 

Grade Level:  5 in NRC's grading structure 

Reporting line: Area Manager The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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