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.
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WV International Lao PDRis in the final progress of getting approval from Japan Government of a grant to implement iREAD (Improved Reading, Environment and Advancement in school for children) in Thapangthong district, Svannakhet province. The project will implement Unlocking Literacy (UL), an evidence-based approach that aims to improve teaching methods for classroom reading and to engage students, families and communities in reading activities outside of school. UL brings a holistic approach that works with teachers, parents and community members to create a supportive literacy environment that can sustain reading improvements for children –both in and out of school. The activities are built around promoting the five core reading skills that research shows are central to learning to read: letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This model has a strong assessment component, its baseline serves not only for endline comparisons but also diagnostically, for informing and modifying the design of the intervention.
Fit for School:The model focuses on providing training and support for teachers to implement a daily hand-washing and tooth-brushing activity with students. Hand-washing stations (called Washalots) are installed in each school (with the number of stations depending on the number of students at the school) to support these daily hygiene activities.
School Sanitation and Hygiene Triggering (SHT):The School Sanitation & Hygiene Triggering basic method is activity-based and child-center model which includes games, exercises, theory and interaction between children. The messages deal with improved school sanitation, disposal of human excreta and other personal hygiene issues, with the expectation that the learning will be spread by the children to their homes and communities.
To support this project, a Monitoring and Evaluation coordinator will be recruited to provide effective development and management of the M&E system for the overall partnership, in accordance with all internal (WV) and donors’ requirements.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The M & E coordinator will be responsible for the accurate and timely data collection on project intervention coverage and other indicators, and for the reporting and ongoing monitoring. S/he will be responsible for documentation of PROJECT activities to capture action learning to inform PROJECT stakeholder’s efforts to enhance households’ nutrition.
The M & E coordinator will formulate and implement the PROJECT M&E system to ensure the quality of the implementation of the activities in the project areas. The M & E coordinator will also provide capacity building and coaching to project staff to help them to collect quality data.
The M & E coordinatoris accountable for:
Develop PROJECT M & E framework and tools, based on PROJECT description, baseline, indicators and targets.
Ensure data collection and reporting for PROJECT from all the partners for the different stakeholders (donors, WV internal system, Government for the MoU, etc...)
Capacity building of PROJECT team (district coordinators and project officer) on M&E requirements and standards
Major Responsibilities of Job:
Develop PROJECT M & E framework and tools to feed into the WV M&E system
Support the baseline/evaluation/reporting process of the project
Build technical and management capacity in the PROJECT staff, in particular organize them to collect project data and feedback into the project PROJECT M & E system
Manage the coordination of the PROJECT monitoring/evaluations and ensure that donor/proposal requirements are met.
Develop annual reporting outputs for public communication and internal use (dashboard, story maps, etc.).
Develop PROJECT database linked to project outcome indicators
Establish a mechanism for knowledge sharing between district offices, and SO.
Undertake regular field trips throughout the year, conduct exercises providing support to ensure proper collection of the data and reporting system
Assist direct manager and technical manager in other tasks that contribute to the development of the M & E for the PROJECT
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Bachelor or master degree of public health, social sciences, economics or a relevant discipline
At least 5 years’ experience in program/project planning and/or design, monitoring, and evaluation
Degree or training in monitoring & evaluation, or program/project planning
Knowledge of data analytical software (e.g. Epi Info, SPSS)
Commitment to life-long learning
Flexible and ability to adapt
Can work independently as well as work well in a team
Commitment to and understanding of transformational development among the poor
Good computer skills (Excel) data base and data analysis software
Strong presentation, facilitation and coordination skills
Excellent interpersonal communication skill, and ability to work closely and supportively within a team
Good analytical/problem solving skills and an eye for detail
Proficiency in English (especially reading and writing) and good report writing skills
Willing to work under pressure
Exhibits gentleness, humbleness, and patience
Demonstrated competency in implementing assessments/evaluations, including:
designing assessment/evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis tools
managing data collection in the field
Work Environment: Be willing to work in a team environment and travel (up to 50%) and stay overnight at project sites.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 07 July 2020 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]