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Director, Design, Monitoring & Evaluation


*Preferred location: Within the U.S.; Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.


The Director of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) will provide strategic and technical leadership for development, continuous refinement and monitoring of implementation of the WV Partnership-wide DME framework (LEAP) that covers all World Vision ministries (including transformational development, disaster management, and advocacy) and all contexts (including fragile contexts and transitioning economies). The Director will lead development, application, and continuous improvement of policies, standards, guidance, tools and processes and promote innovation to ensure high quality programme design and measurement and contribute to the organisation’s cultural shift in relying on evidence to improve the quality of programme design and implementation, advocacy and resource acquisition. This position will be responsible for the design, development and roll-out and implementation for all aspects of LEAP 3, WV’s DME framework.

The DME Director will develop and maintain an end to end view of DME capability across the Partnership and be responsible for DME capacity building for NO facing teams such as RO Quality Assurance, TSO and SO Evidence teams. The Director will work closely with the Regional Quality Assurance and Programme Effectiveness leads to provide leadership and coordination for effective DME across the WV Partnership and to address capability gaps and emerging issues, in coordination with the Global Field Operations (GFO), Global Sector and Ministry Leads, Global Office of Strategy Realisation and Innovation (SRI), Global Finance, the Technical Service Organisation (TSO), SO Evidence /Quality Assurance Teams, and Horizon Team.

The Director will also engage actively outside WV with peer organizations (including other NGOs and faith-based organizations), donors, and leading academic institutions, both to bring good practices into WV and to influence the policies and practices of the global DME field.


Lead development and continuous improvement of WV’s DME policies, standards, guidance, and tools (i.e. LEAP 3):

  • LEAP 3 and follow-up LEAP versions manual.

  • Programme Design – Area Programme, Technical Programme, Technical Projects, Community Engagement and Sponsorship Programme (CESP).

  • Baseline, Monitoring, and Evaluation minimum standards and field implementation guidance manuals and review tools.

  • Application of information technology and work with Horizon to enhance functionalities for DME measurements, data capture, data analysis and reporting.

  • Ensure efficient and effective storage and ease of access of latest drafts of DME policies, standards, guidance and tools.

Collaborate with DME leads in GC sector and ministry teams including Transformational Development, Disaster Management and Advocacy, regional offices, and support offices to ensure harmonization of DME approaches and coordination of efforts:

  • Coordinate, understand needs, streamline processes and ensure development of Partnership DME processes that integrates broad and unique needs.

Maintain global view across the WV Partnership on all entities' fulfillment of WV's programme quality standards and work with key stakeholders to address issues:

  • Work with GFO and regional offices to ensure continuous assessment of programme quality standards, wide dissemination and utilization of results to improve programme quality standards.

Maintain portfolio view on DME capability in all entities across the WV Partnership and works with key stakeholders to address issues:

  • Develop DME capability assessment processes and tools for WV staff who work directly with Nos.

  • Develop NO DME capacity assessment processes and tools.

  • Coordinate systematic measurement of DME knowledge and skills and analysis and communication of results with GC and RO senior leadership.

  • Work with GFO and Regional leadership to facilitate development of action plans to address observed DME capability gaps.

Lead development of resources for DME capability strengthening (including e-learning courses, learning lab curricula, etc.). Develop training of trainers and training of implementers / facilitators E-learning and face-to-face practical training in:

  • Technical Programme and CESP design and target setting.

  • Technical Programme and CESP design adaptation.

  • Technical Programme/Grant Programme and CESP baseline planning, implementation, analysis, report writing and dissemination including use of qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis software.

  • Technical Programme/Grant Programme and CESP evaluation planning, implementation, analysis, report writing and dissemination including use of qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis software.

  • Development of NO monitoring system; monitoring data collection, analysis, utilization and reporting – including annual outcome monitoring using LQAS, on-going/ regular programme monitoring, and annual community review and planning.

Lead work to strengthen DME capability of key WV staff who work directly with NOs (including relevant staff from TSO, ROs, and SOs):

  • Coordinate systematic self-assessment of different components of DME knowledge and skills to inform DME capability strengthening.

  • Coordinate with TSO, RO and SO leadership to establish a systematic DME capacity building plan for trainers.

  • Lead and coordinate capacity building and ongoing support for WV Staff who work directly with Nos.

  • Engage externally on DME with peer organizations (including other NGOs and faith-based organizations), donors, and leading academic institutions.

Convene global network of WV DME practitioners for learning and continuous improvement:

  • Coordinate systematic update, learning and sharing for DME practitioners.

  • Establish a system to identify promising DME practices and innovations for wide sharing including NO evidence day results.



  • Masters level or equivalent in humanitarian, development or social science related field.

  • Advanced academic training and excellent technical expertise in qualitative and quantitative programme measurement and analysis in any of the sectors implemented by World Vision.

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in relief and development work with seven of these being in practical work in designing and setting up programme measurement systems and processes.

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and senior leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of National Office / Country level DME systems and needs.

  • At least 7 years developing country contexts experience in working with community-based development programs.     

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in systematic DME capacity building.

  • Five years senior level leadership and demonstrated experience in managing a team.

  • Experience in collaboration and negotiation with multiple stakeholder groups at all levels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French and Spanish.


  • Evidence of advanced knowledge and skills in use quantitative data analysis tools such as EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal, networking and coordination skills.

  • Demonstrated effective problem solving skills.