World Vision is now hiring a Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist to support Food Security and Livelihood programs.
At a Glance
Role: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Location: Washington, D.C. USA preferred; remote possible
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.
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.
Key aspects of the role include:
- Contribute to the development of appropriate DME standards for IPG.
- Contribute to the strengthening of World Vision United States (WVUS) IPG staff in all aspects of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME).
- Contribute to the strengthening of the competitiveness of grant/donor proposals and ongoing grant performance, meeting or exceeding donor requirements and/or expectations.
- Engage WVUS, WV International and external stakeholders on program quality in coordination with the other parts of the Evidence and Learning Team.
- Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.
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 a 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 food security and livelihood programs.
- Demonstrable experience with US Public donor MEL requirements especially for the Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs.
- Experience with designing effective programs particularly using theory of change development and other logic models.
- Designing effective programs particularly using theory of change development and other logic models.
- Data management, visualization and report writing.
- Strong oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills to effectively interact with government clients and industry partners.
- Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills
- Working knowledge of programming in any two of the following sectors; Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Child Protection and Education, and WASH.
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.
How to apply
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What Happens Next? We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end, so we 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, select candidates can expect to participate in a panel interview and meet with additional members of the team. Finalists will end with a 1:1 with the hiring manager. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands-on deck to move this important work forward.