DME & Strategy Manager, WV Burundi

International Role - Yes
1-2 Years


To provide leadership in Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME), Strategy Management (Development, Monitoring and Evaluation), Programmatic Risk Management as well as guidance on integration of cross cutting themes in programs.


Strategy Management:

  • Provide leadership in the development and documentation of the National Office (NO) strategy.

  • Provide guidance in strategy cascading process to different business units/ functions.

  • Facilitate staff and partners awareness/ understanding of WVB NO strategy, by designing and disseminating clear messages, in collaboration with communications team.

  • Develop Annual Business plans (or other relevant strategy monitoring documents) and monitor their execution.

  • Keep an updated strategy Balance Score Card to track achievements against the strategy Key performance Indicators.

  • Lead in the process of development of Annual Child Wellbeing report, to report annual NO progress against the strategy.

  • Support the implementation of the clustering approach to deliver the NO strategy.

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME):

  • Lead quality assessments and design of new APs in alignment with WVB strategy and Development Program Approach.

  • Provide guidance for quality and timely monitoring of projects by providing, simple and adequate tools.

  • Promote quality of program reports through ongoing reports review and capacity building/ coaching.

  • Provide overall technical guidance for quality baseline and evaluation processes.

  • Support annual outcome monitoring using LQAS by continued capacity building and technical support to Area Programs/ cluster offices.

  • Promote impact reporting by supporting quality documentation of significant change and impact stories as well as innovations, and ensuring these are shared to relevant stakeholders using available mechanisms.

  • Support the roll out of innovative practices, methodologies or initiatives in DME processes; such as GIS, Mobile technology for data collection, horizon 3, etc.

  • Provide oversight in NO Knowledge Management function.

  • Lead the rollout of LEAP 3 in the National Office.

  • Ensure lessons in DME are systematically documented and disseminated within and beyond WVB as appropriate.

  • Contribute to organization learning by leading/ participating in operational research and other relevant studies.

Cross Cutting Themes (Gender, Advocacy, Faith in Development, Peace and Child Protection):

  • Develop World View Technical approach.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are adequately integrated in technical approaches and technical programs and reflected in AP DIPs.

  • Support the rollout of approaches that support integration of cross cutting themes. These include CVA, Spiritual nurture of children, ECAP, Child Protection Advocacy, Community Change, Piloting of Empowered World Views model, etc.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are adequately mainstreamed in DME processes (Assessments, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation).

  • Provide leadership to cross cutting themes teams.

Assess risks related to DME, maintain an updated DME MWRAP, monitor risks and ensure they are properly managed.


  • Master Degree in development, social sciences or related field.

  • 5 years in Community Development with an international NGO (or similar organization).

  • Leadership and Management training.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong research skills using different methodologies.

  • Strong report writing and communications skills.

  • Skills in strategy formulation, monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Fluency in English and French.

  • Proficient Project management Skills.

  • Strong capacity building skills using different methodologies.

  • Process analysis and improvement skills.

  • Knowledge of various technologies that can leverage programming, such as GIS, Mobile solutions in research, etc.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Masters in Statistics/ Research

  • Degree in social sciences

  • Communication skills

  • Leadership and Management skills

  • Strategy development and management

  • Project design and management

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: National office based with frequent travel to Area Programs

  • Travel: 30% Domestic travel is required, 5% international travel.

  • On call: 20% in emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.