Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
at Heartland Alliance

Date Posted: 7/14/2020

Job Description

Job Title: M&E Officer

Technical Reporting:  SKM Lead

Location:  Rivers

Position type: Short Term Contract

Contract duration:   (February 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019)


Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare. Across all programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equity. HAI’s mission is to ensure the safety of people whose rights have been violated and empower them to actively engage in their communities and drive social change. HAI envisions a world in which people who have been victims of violence and human rights abuses have the opportunity to heal from trauma and access justice, move toward active engagement in society, and create positive and lasting change.

Job Summary:

Heartland Alliance International required the services of a Finance Officer, who will be responsible for day-to-day financial as well as administrative related for NACA/GF grant and the Core Group. He/She will support all financial and internal control concerns on the project, such as budgeting, raising of vouchers, updating reporting templates, raising of cheques and other payments as well as ensuring the implementation of financial and internal controls on the project.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Lead the process of data collection, collation, review and analysis at the state
  • Design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting at the state.
  • Ensure rigor and quality in data collection
  • Responsible for state data collation, processing and reporting of monthly summary forms from the One Stop Shop (OSS) and health facilities and field staff.
  • Carry out data verification exercises at collection points.
  • Participate in program review meetings
  • Participate in both the state and national DQA
  • Participate in project baseline, midterm and end of project evaluation and special data requests.
  • Represent the technical content of the project’s M&E work to key stakeholders in the state with the approval from the SKM lead
  • Support the development and implementation of SOPs for management of program data
  • Support in the data collection tools development
  • Support the preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and ad-hoc reports at the state
  • Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems.
  • Conversant in USAID indicators reporting on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
  • Provide support and mentorship to LIP in M&E related activities
  • Carry out other activities assigned

Education and/or Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • First degree in social science, public health or another relevant discipline;
  • At least 3 years M&E experience in international development, experience working on sexual and reproductive is an advantage
  • Demonstrate computer literacy in MS-Office- Excel, Power Point and Word

Preferred Skills:

  • A good understanding of HIV Prevention Care and Treatment

  • A good understanding of LAMIS database

  • Proficiency inMS- office MS-Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.

  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively;

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.

  • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits

Language Skills: 

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

  • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.

  • Demonstrated competency in public speaking

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
  • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.

  • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/14/2020

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Heartland Alliance—the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest— believes that all of us deserve the opportunity to improve our lives. Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for nearly one million people around the world who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. Our multicultural staff are passionate about our mission and make Heartland Alliance a dynamic and exciting place to develop your career.

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