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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW awarded a EUR 10,000,000.00 grant to World Vision for the implementation of a three-year project titled ‘The South Darfur Livelihoods and Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project’ (LAID) in Sudan. The KfW grant is implemented with a co-financing of EUR 500,000.00 from WV Germany bringing the total project funding to EUR 10,500,00.00.

The aim of the project is to contribute to increased stability and economic well-being of approximately 36,000 conflict affected households and vulnerable communities in South Darfur State of Sudan. This shall be achieved by an increased access of the project beneficiaries to diversified sources of livelihoods and employment opportunities, the provision of infrastructure for agricultural and livestock production.

In this regard, World Vision is seeking a qualified and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager with expertise in monitoring and evaluating complex (multi-partner, multi sectorial) development projects in fragile context.

The MEAL Manager will have the overall responsibility of monitoring progress of the project towards achieving the intended impact. He/she will be responsible for developing an M&E system for the project and data collection, accountability and learning tools. The post holder will also be tasked to develop a remote monitoring system for the project, in particular related to its infrastructure components. As such, certain affinity to technology and innovative web-based monitoring tools is expected of the incumbent. Last but not least, the selected candidate will be expected to be an influential and effective team player, managing for results with keenness on accountability including reporting to the donor and World Vision.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, provide overall leadership, technical oversight and direction on all matters of MEAL activities, tools development, routine monitoring, reporting and analysis.

  • The MEAL Manager will develop and manage monitoring, evaluation, accountability learning and reporting approach and strategy for the LAID Project in line with donor requirements and World Vision MEAL policy. Establish MEAL systems and web based data collection efforts in collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure a process of evidence-based learning that improves understanding while strengthening local capacity, institutional development and sustainability of infrastructure and livelihood activities.

  • The MEAL Manager will be responsible for ensuring that monitoring and reporting of all project activities and outcomes are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized between project locations within the five localities of Nyala, Kass, Kubum, Ed El Fursan and Reheed El Birdi locations and project components. The selected candidate will also be responsible for ensuring that monitoring and evaluation systems are compatible and in compliance with World Vision corporate monitoring and evaluation systems as well as KfW guidelines and systems.

  • In collaboration with the World Vision Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor, conducts periodic monitoring to ensure quality control and consistency with World Vision’s organization wide reporting requirements.

  • Review data collected by field based -project staff and community agents working within all the Intermediate Results, outputs and outcomes and ascertain the quality of the data.

  • Take lead in validating and updating the project results matrix and guide the data analysis and preparation of quarterly Reports in line with the donors’ reporting requirements.

  • Integrate gender analysis into the MEAL system both quantitatively and qualitatively; collect and report data disaggregated by gender; and ensure that all focus groups, interviews and surveys for project activities include a significant female sample size, not less 52% female.

  • Provide specific mentoring guidance and direction during baseline and final evaluations periods of the project cycle and investigate opportunities for pilot initiatives or special studies and collaborations with research institutions and Universities.

  • Guide the process for identifying key learning questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing with targets and spearhead the overall project learning agenda through quarterly reviews, reflection and planning sessions.

  • Guide or carry out all quarterly or annual surveys as deemed appropriate in line with the recommendations/findings of baseline study to inform the project’s results matrix.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated expertise, proven knowledge and experience in web-based and remote monitoring on complex livelihoods and agriculture infrastructure projects, excellent knowledge of project database and data quality management is required.

  • Demonstration of professional competency, mastery of monitoring and evaluation techniques and methodologies, conscientious and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results with impeccable level of integrity and motivation by strong professional acumen.

  • Must have ability to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations, takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Conduct all ethical and professional behaviors in refusing fraudulent and corrupt practices including but not limited to refusing gifts, favors and preferences by any stakeholder.

  • Master’s degree in related discipline (e.g. sociology, statistics, agribusiness, agriculture, gender studies, Development Studies, Demography).

  • Minimum Ten (10) years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, learning and reporting on a complex project in a fragile context

  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting, including experience with computer-based statistical packages and databases (Epi Info, ACCESS, STATA, SPSS, SAS, etc.).

  • Proven experience and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey design and implementation.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, strong negotiation, diplomacy, and teamwork skills.

  • Experience with KfW procedures, policies and compliance requirements are highly preferred BUT NOT a requirement.

  • A strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and other relevant computer statistical database applications.

  • Fluency and excellent command of English required and knowledge of Arabic a plus.

  • A Graduate degree in statistics, sociology, Demography, Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness from recognized University.

  • Post graduate training in project planning and management, or Monitoring and Evaluation qualifications.

  • At least 10 years of post-qualification experience in Monitoring and evaluation in an international development work environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa, with major accomplishment in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning on complex livelihood and value chain projects with components of infrastructure such dams, roads and bridges, irrigation structures and buildings.

  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing M & E systems, donor reporting.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in sociology, statistics, agribusiness, agriculture, gender studies, Development Studies or Demographic studies.

  • Experience working in hostile/fragile context or post conflict environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position will be based in Nyala, South Darfur with occasional travel to Khartoum.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 60% of the time.

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.