World Vision is now hiring a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Role: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
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 required. Must have work experience in the field.
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.
01 The Job: World Vision is looking for a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists 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.
02 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.
03 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
04 Education and 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.
05 Where This Job Could Take Your Career: The DME Specialist has potential to grow into 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).
06 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.
07 Salary Range & Benefits: Your salary is important to you, so it’s important to us. Please share your salary expectations with us in the application process to get the conversation started. We also have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.
09 To Apply: Click the Apply box in the lower left corner. We look forward to reviewing your application.
10 What happens next? We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. If questions arise on our end, we will message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to connect with additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. 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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