Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer (I) at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) – 2 Openings

RDC - Responsable M&E Administratif at COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an Italian humanitarian non-governmental organization founded in Milan in 1965. COOPI started its operations in North-East Nigeria in July 2014 to carry out a rapid evaluation of the most relevant constraints suffered by the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) displaced by the food crisis and the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.

COOPI’s aim is to support the most basic and pressing needs of communities affected by the conflict. COOPI is providing a multi-sectoral emergency response to the IDPs, returnees and host population focused on food security, nutrition, protection and education. COOPI main area of intervention is Yobe and Borno State and we are also present in Sokoto state in North West.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, and Learning Officer (I)

Locations: Goronyo and Raba LGA, Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Scope of the Vacancy

  • The MEAL Officer will provide support to multi-sectorial intervention towards IDPs and host communities in northwest Nigeria (BHA-funded Interventions) in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation at state level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager.
  • The MEAL Officer will be responsible for data gathering, analysis and reporting activities. S/he will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely reports to the MEAL and Programme Manager.

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager, and in collaboration with the Program Manager BHA, Field Coordinators, and other collaborators of the projects and of the Base, he/she will:
  • Collect qualitative and quantitative information and program data through surveys, assessments, post distribution monitoring, and regular market monitoring
  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program component teams.
  • Conducting project baseline, end-line and progress surveys, ensuring appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods, data collection procedures, and data verification through periodic site visits
  • Facilitate training of staff, Community Mobilisers and partners in the MEAL data collection tools and participate in the sensitization of beneficiaries in collaboration with program teams.

Support in collating and analyzing monitoring data, as well as report on findings from monitoring activities:

  • Ensure proper monitoring of the program, focusing on the overall MEAL framework of the projects
  • Present and analyze data based on information needs of project team and partners and support in database management.
  • Analysing of data, report development, and submission of MEAL reports
  • Provide support to improve monitoring and reporting mechanisms through revised monitoring and reporting framework, through collaboration with the program team.
  • Review of reporting made against indicators
  • Drafting and sharing lessons learned from the different project interventions for program development and quality control

Protection and Accountability to Affected Population:

  • Mainstream gender and protection across the various components and activities of the Projects in Sokoto State. He/she will create and develop protection and Gender integration activities in line with the priorities determined by COOPI. He will ensure performance tools are available for local staff, in order to guarantee smooth implementation of the programs while taking into consideration the local cultural context. He will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of the Gender mainstreaming and general protection activities of the project
  • Support the implementation of the minimum measures for mainstreaming protection as outlined by the Humanitarian Principles, the Spere Standards, BHA Policy on Protection and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines
  • Prepare, organize and conduct the protection-oriented Focus Group Discussions and Gender Discussion Meetings during project implementation
  • Work closely with the project team and the beneficiaries to ensure activities are being implemented in a gender-sensitive manner.
  • Using a consolidated database, assist in monitoring and compiling field offices/Core competency CFM reports according to COOPI standards;
  • Assist the MEAL Manager, Area coordinator program coordinator, and program staff in capturing and storing complaints and feedback; lessons learned and good practices for effective knowledge management;

Work with program teams to ensure COOPI information on program activities is shared within LGAs and provide for beneficiary feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks:

  • Collaborate with government and humanitarian partners to ensure the smooth sharing of information in consultation with the Project Manager/Field Coordinator/Program Manager
  • Assess existing community capacity and mechanisms that can be used to set up/strengthen/adapt COOPI’s information sharing processes, complaints and feedback for the Damaturu Office level;

Provide support to the programs at LGA level and within the communities:

  • Directly supervise data entry and data cleaning activities by the data entry clerks
  • Analyse and provide information regarding general context at the LGA level and explore opportunities in support of the partnership, and building initiatives with LGA-level government and other humanitarian actors.
  • Assist program teams in the selection of beneficiaries as per the established procedure from the project proposal.
  • Assist the program team in the selection of Community Mobilisers to facilitate the process of beneficiaries’ selection.

Capacity Development:

  • Assist the MEAL Manager to provide trainings on monitoring and evaluation that include sampling, data collection, data cleaning, analysis and reporting guidelines to all program staff. Coach data entry clerks and project officers on data cleaning

Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)
Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, Statistics, Demography or related subject, with previous experience working in developmental projects

Skills & Experience

  • Be professional, motivated, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • 2-3 years MEAL related work experience with an iNGO
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Have previous experience in indicator tracking matrix, RedRose, 5Ws, MIS, and PSS of cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers).
  • Have excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Have proven ability to create program support systems for large amounts of data within a complex program.
  • Have knowledge and experience in using database-specific software.
  • Have experience in designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Be excellent in communication skills and proficient in report writing
  • Have IT troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Be resident and familiar with the terrain in Northwest Nigeria.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program.
  • Knowledge and experience in using database-specific software.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams


  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa).
  • Proficient in statistical and other software (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, GIS and ENA for SMART.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Previous experience with similar position
  • This ToR shall be inclusive of any other task specifically assigned by the Project Manager and direct supervisor for what concerns the implementation of the program activities.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Any late application or incomplete submission will not be considered and thus will be disregarded immediately.
  • Applicants shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates from and or living Sokoto will be prioritised.



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