World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Laos

Since 2004, World Vision has been implementing multi-sector development programs called Area Development Programs (ADPs). These ADPs are district level partnerships with the Government of Laos, targeting villages in districts where children are suffering from the impacts of poverty.


In FY17 World Vision Laos has around 170 staff and operates ADPs in 17 districts spread over five provinces. These programs target 10-15 of the poorest villages per district depending on the program focus agreed with the government.


These ADPs are funded through World Vision offices in other countries including Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Taiwan. Examples of ADP activities include support the improvement of education program through teacher training and improvement of education facilities; support the local farmers with improved farming and animal raising technique; behavior change programs focus in sanitation and access to clean water; ensure children and mother have access health services and well nourished. All programs are designed to ensure the improvement of child well being in the target areas.


World Vision also has other important programs focused on specific threats or hazards to the well being of Lao children, such as combating trafficking of children, disaster and emergency preparedness and relief.
The focus of all World Vision programs is improving child well being carried out through participatory partnerships with children, caregivers, communities, government, donor, and other organizations.

Current Opportunities

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

FOR LAO NATIONAL ONLY

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The National M&E Coordinator (Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting) will work within the Strategy and Evidenceunit to support WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children and mothers that are healthy and well nourished. This role will ensure programme quality, consistency and relevance through the provision of technical support to Zones regarding Monitoring, Evaluations and Child Well-being Indicator Reporting.

This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s quality of programming and ensuring that all interventions are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Major Responsibilities of Job:

1. Strengthen Evidence Based Programs:

  1. Accountable for Monitoring and Evaluation in entire organization and work closely with the National M&E Manager and Strategy and Evidence Managerto strengthen evidence based programming by supporting APs and Grant projects through establishment of a national monitoring system which consolidate all strategic data from all projects and ensure the use of evidence-based M&E tools.

  2. Accountable for Baseline and Evaluation for Technical Programme and grant project and its report and ensure that MVC data are collected in all target areas. Maintain and update a consistent database.

  3. Support in Reporting and M&E for different stakeholder (SOs, Gov’t and Grants) and assist coordination of Annual Business Plan semi-annual review and reporting.

  4. Review all AP log frames and LEAP to ensure that there is program logic in the log frames.

  5. Development and continual improvement of simple M&E processes, guidelines and tools to strengthen M&E practice led with input and collaboration by Strategy and Evidence Manager, technical specialists and Association Director.

  6. Data consolidation and analysis of all available data led resulting in the generation of evidence of change at the national level.

  7. Communicate and share data and information with SPQD Director and PE Director/communications team so that data can be used to show best practice to others.

  8. Ensure National program information requested by WVL NO is provided in a timely manner

2. Provision of Technical Support to the APs, projects and Government Counterparts:

  1. Provide and/ or facilitate capacity building of technical and operations staff.

  2. To facilitate learning and reflection to improve M&E implementation in WVI-L.

  3. Conduct monitoring support visits and Data Audit visit to APs implementing sector projects and provide in the field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality of sector activities implemented.

  4. Arrange for the translation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting resources into the Lao language.

  5. Assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.

  6. In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management.

  7. Contribute to advocacy campaigns as directed by line management.

  1. Collaboration and Coordination

  1. Liaise with National government departments to ensure understanding of WVL’s M&E tools and evidenced based programming.

  2. Together with the National M&E Manager and Strategy and Evidence Managerto, engage actively with external partners working in the DME sector. This includes INGOs, NPOs, UN and other profit/public organisations. With supervision, seek opportunities for collaboration on best practice programming models.

4. Program Monitoring:

  1. In collaboration with the National M&E Manager andStrategy and Evidence Manager, develop simple and practical monitoring system and tools that can be used by all APs to track the progress of project implementation, and to capture learning.

  2. Work with TPM, TPC and grant project managers to ensure that the developed monitoring tool/system is used to ensure accountability and achievement of expected results and for learning.

  3. Support on how to develop AP M&E plans (and ITTs) as part of programme/project design. Make sure that baseline and target values for the indicators are set, appropriate monitoring methodology is developed and followed by the programme/ project team with M&E support.

  4. Ensure that the technical specialists are involved in the design of monitoring tools/systems and evaluations.

  1. Program Evaluation

  1. Facilitate and provide technical support to TP and AP for the process of programme/ project evaluations. This includes coordination, planning and resourcing program evaluations.

  2. In collaboration with M&E Manager, provide training in participatory programme evaluation to TP, AP and Government DME staff/teams.

  3. Assist the TP and AP staffs in producing project evaluation documents that are LEAP compliant.

  1. Program Reporting (Child Well Being Outcome Reporting):

  1. In collaboration with the National M&E Manager, and team, undertake a process of mapping standard indicator and output related indicators across all APs.

  2. Ensure the quality data and inclusive evidence consolidated from every projects provided in the CWB report and regular program reporting to SOs and Government by timely manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Master degree in integrated development management from a recognized university or an institute.

  • In absence of the degree, it is required to have at least 3 years experience in community development, particularly in participatory project management.

  • Minimum of three years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  • Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

  • Strong understanding of evidence based programming and a commitment to excellence

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to others, including zone, AP staff. Good presentation skills. Strong team work and support

  • Demonstrated experience of setting up and extracting data from electronic data collection systems such as Kobo and ODK.

  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Access or other database.

  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in Baseline, Mid-term and Endline assessments and development and use of both quantitative and qualitative tools.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  • Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis.

  • Good analytical skills and Statistical data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo….)

  • Good understanding of Lao Government policy, laws and institutions and the ability to work together with the various stakeholders.

  • Supporting development activities in NGO context

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 12 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist