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DME Officer

Job Description

World Vision South Caucasus Design Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organization working to create lasting change in the lives Established in 1950, World Vision operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide. It is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities, to overcome poverty and injustice. We pursue life in all its fullness for every child and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

LOCATION

Tbilisi

DURATION

Open ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision South Caucasus (WVSC) Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Department aims at:

  • Enhancing the quality of programming through aligning the programme models and approaches to World Vision's Child Well-being Framework and Policy

  • Supporting the sustainability of the organization through ensuring resource acquisition

  • Ensuring the alignment with World Vision International (WVI) quality standards for design, monitoring and evaluation

  • Enabling a proper framework and resource for evidence-based knowledge management within a programme and across the National Office (NO)

The purpose of this position is to implement portfolios of programme/project DME processes, as well as DME related capacity building of relevant WVSC staff, and contribute to knowledge management processes.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assessment and Design

  1. Assist the programme/project managers in the programme/project design process, including needs assessments, establishment of goals and objectives, setting of indicators, development of implementation plans, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plans, evaluation and reporting as per the Learning through Evaluation with Accountability & Planning.(LEAP) or relevant donor standards.

  2. Participate in planning for, compilation, and writing of the WVSC national strategy, operational plans, annual report and other periodical program documentation.

  3. Compile documentation and information necessary to facilitate strategic planning in WVSC.

  4. Provide support to writing and submission of grants proposals to donors. Keep informed of the non-funded sections of the program.

2. Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Conduct regular monitoring visits to programs and provide detailed monitoring reports.

  2. Monitor compliance with WV International Operations Audit standards during the quarterly monitoring

  3. Assist programme/project managers in developing Terms of Reference (ToR) and develop programme/ project evaluation designs.

  4. Support National Strategy Evaluation and Landscape assessment for new strategy elaboration

  5. Conduct and/or assist in conducting programme/project evaluations.

  6. Where specified by ToR, support preparation of evaluation reports for programmes/projects evaluated.

  7. Undertake other duties related to DME as assigned by DME Senior Coordinator and Strategy Quality and Evidence (SQE) Director.

3. Capacity Building and Knowledge Management

  1. Provide DME-related capacity building for relevant WVSC staff.

  2. Ensure effective knowledge management within WVSC.

  3. Support in development of semi (annual) monitoring analysis.

  4. Support in development of evaluation learning analysis.

  5. Support Horizon implementation within the NO.

4. Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs

To be aware and prepared to participate in implementation of the NO Disaster Preparedness Plan.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Education:

University degree/background in Social Sciences or other related field with a strong M&E component.Knowledge & Skills:

Thorough understanding of the historical, cultural, political and socioeconomic situation in South Caucasus.

Strong analytical skills

Sound verbal and written communication skills in English

Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal methods

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and cultural sensitivity

Facilitation and presentation skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement and Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos

Proven knowledge of and skills for computer software application

Computer proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations

Work Environment:

Should deal with information flow that needs fast processing;

Should be ready for internal and external travels for the minimum 30% of working time.

Experience:

Experience in program design and proposal writing.

Experience in research

No information inquiries will be handled over the phone. Only short listed candidates will be notified for the interview.

The deadline for submitting the applications is 11 September 2017.