Sub Component A

MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT

This Sub-component will provide resources to FMoE and its implementing agencies to fund key operational costs (including transport, accommodation, per diem and logistics and workshop tools) for managing, monitoring and supervising the NIPEP activities. This includes

  • Coordination activities and monitoring visits to the states: – Bi-annual visits from the federal project support unit (FPSU); monthly meetings of the IDPs, federal project support unit and bi-annual national meetings at the federal level.
  • implementation support and capacity building for FMoE and its implementing agencies at the federal level to:
  • provide support for the standard project management activities such as specialized and technical audits, annual reviews and quarterly reporting, to be accompanied by hands-on support from national and international experts.
  • procure technical assistance on a need basis for those additional skills required to strengthen staff capacity on funds utilization
  • oversee critical education activities
  • support financial management, procurement, M&E, and other technical activities areas identified at the federal level.
  • third-party monitoring
  • This Sub-component builds on existing civil society-government partnerships to:
  • validate and support analysis of project performance and implementation.
  • encourage greater local monitoring and facilitation of school grant implementation and girl scholarships with expected partnerships between education agencies and local CSOs/NGOs.
  • strengthened CSOs roles in improving education service delivery and accountability

Key results will include:

  • improved monitoring and reporting tools and systems for all components which includes reporting on:
    • the functionality and effectiveness of SBMC against set criteria which also measures
      • the extent to which spaces are provided for Women and Children voices
      • the extent to which child protection issues, including security for girls are tabled and tackled when/where they arise
        • support the regular monitoring and evaluation of NIPEP by key agencies with this responsibility through other mechanisms that are yet to be developed, in addition to visits that will be at least:
          • monthly meetings of the federal project support unit and the states’ project support unit
          • bi-annual national meetings at the federal level
          • quarterly support visits from the states’ project support unit to LGAs
  • CSOs’ roles in improving education service delivery and accountability is strengthened
  • CSOs’ partnerships with government is strengthened