World Vision began its ministry in Ethiopia in the early 1970s and opened a national office in Addis Ababa in 1975. World Vision operated emergency response programmes during the 1984 famine, followed by a period of rehabilitation (1986-87) and a self-review that came up with the concept of Area Development Programmes (ADPs) as a model.
World Vision’s work in Ethiopia contributes to the well-being of vulnerable children in partnership with the church, civil society and the government. Initiatives include education, food security, health, HIV and AIDS, water, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as sponsorship management. All programmes are implemented with the goal of addressing the strategic and basic needs of children while supporting and building the capacity of families and communities.
*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
World Vision seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Ethiopia (starting in 2021).
The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate, analyze, and present quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.
S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues. In addition, the position holder will be responsible for supervising and managing the MEL team at the consortium level
Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned
Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function
Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system
Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation
Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with
World Vision staff and subgrantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements
During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes
Monitor and report on the performance of the project suggest measures to improve the monitoring system
Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders
Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.
At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.
Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study. Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.
Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.
Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.
Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system
Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.
Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.
Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.
Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.
Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).
Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiarybased sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.
Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.
Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Ethiopia context.
Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.
Ability to achieve results through partners.
Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.
Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.
Fluency in English.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Strong management and interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Mentoring and facilitation skills.
Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.
Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.
Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.
Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.
Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.
*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):
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
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
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist
Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist
Child Protection ManManager/Specialist