Role: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Location: Washington, D.C. or Federal Way, WA preferred; remote possible within the U.S.
Reports to: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Required Experience: Master’s degree required. A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation, and applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in relation to the management of development projects. International development work experience, including program design; 5-8 years. Must have at least one year of work experience in the field. Working knowledge of M&E requirements for major public and private donor requirements.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. for any employer.
Travel: Up to 25% of time both in development and fragile contexts.
Salary Range: $73,500 – $115,000. Please note the typical hiring range is $82,000 – $95,000 annually. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. This range applies to locations with a market similar to our Washington D.C. office. A different range may apply based on your work location.
World Vision is looking for a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through establishing monitoring systems and tools, and oversight of assessments and evaluations for the assigned project teams. S/he will work will build capacity of headquarter and field teams on M&E and facilitate learning and adaptive management. In addition, the position contributes to development of project proposals in alignment with donor requirements; and improve the processes, systems and capacity of Technical and Business Teams on program design.
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
Work with the Evidence and Learning Team within International Programs Group (IPG) to ensure quality project design, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning practices through technical assistance, training and proposal development/program implementation. Key aspects of the role include:
Provide technical assistance/lead the design and implement of project monitoring systems; review M&E plans and provide constructive feedback for improvements;
Lead the development of the M&E portions of project proposals (e.g., M&E Plan, Theory of Change, Logframe, M&E Budget, Indicator Tracking Table, etc.), in collaboration with the IPG Technical and Business Management staff.
Participate in the project routine monitoring and annual monitoring survey processes, baselines and evaluations including review of methodologies, data collections protocols, instruments, data tables and draft reports. Coordinate with contractors on evaluations external managed.
Support the adoption and integration of IPG M&E Information System (MIS) (SINAI) into the project M&E Systems, build capacity for its continued used, and regularly assess the quality of data generated for use at project and headquarter levels.
Set up project data quality assurance mechanisms, and periodically participate/co-lead the project internal data quality assessments.
Assess M&E technical capacity of the headquarter program staff, and field project M&E staff and arrange/provide appropriate training for them;
Provide additional analysis of project baseline and end-line survey and annual monitoring data to improve World Vision’s knowledge and understanding of the pathways that promote the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable; contribute to the IPG learning agenda and reporting needs, track relevant IPG Standard Metrics; and use innovative approaches/ strategies to improve data utilization for decision making.
Provide periodic review of projects’ management reports and associated processes to identify challenges and lessons learned, and share them within and across the IPG Teams;
Serve as WVUS M&E technical point of contact with donor M&E Advisors for the assigned projects.
You Bring These Skills:
Design and implementation of relief and development programs performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems for complex programs, portfolio or institutions
Demonstrable experience with US Public donor MEL requirements
Experience with designing effective programs particularly using theory of change development and other logic models.
Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills
Ability to train, mentor and coach others in MEL Methodologies
Experience with implementing ICTD Tools in data collection, analysis and reporting
Working knowledge of programming in any two of the following sectors; Health and Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, Child Protection and Education, WASH, and Humanitarian Emergency
Education & Experience:
Master’s degree required, preferably with emphasis in statistics, economics, livelihoods, public health or other field related to international development.
In addition to education, a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation, and applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in relation to the management of development projects.
International development work experience, including program design; 5-8 years.
Must have at least one year of work experience in the field.
Working knowledge of M&E requirements for major public and private donor requirements (e.g., USAID – Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, Food for Peace, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; USDA; PEPFAR; Global Fund; etc.) preferred.
Salary Range & Benefits:
WVUS Pay Grade Level: 225
The full range for this position is $73,500 – $115,000.
Typical hiring range is $82,000 – $95,000 a year.
This range applies to locations with a market similar to our Washington D.C. office. A different range may apply based on your work location.
Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as the Vine.
Please indicate the range you’re targeting when asked during the application process.
In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.
Additionally, merit, auto allowance, and relocation may be available to eligible employees based on existing plans.
Where This Job Could Take Your Career:
The DME Specialist has potential to grow into the Senior DME Specialist as well as the DME Manager position. You can specialize by technical sector e.g., fragile contexts and resilience M&E, Food Security and Livelihoods M&E, among others. This job offers a shot at portfolio and institutional level M&E. You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 40,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).
About World Vision:
We’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For nearly 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.
What Happens Next?
Applications are reviewed weekly. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an initial phone conversation with a recruiter. If questions arise on our end about your application, we will message you to learn more. We encourage you to submit a PDF resume and a cover letter! Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time. All interviews will be virtual at this time.
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