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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar 3 of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR. Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with four implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute. The EU funded AHAN project covers 12 districts in the Provinces of Savannkhet, Saravan and Attapeu and has 5 key Objectives. In complement to the EU Grant, WV has secured additional ANCP funding from the Australian Government which will build on the AHAN program in Saravan Province, increasing the scope of villages and activities including a focus on Early Child Development and disability inclusion.
The AHAN Saravan Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) and children under 5; 2) Reduced incidence of selected water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; and 3) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload. The project will be implemented across four districts in Saravan Province.
The AHAN M&E Coordinatorwill be responsible for quality data collection and reporting of the AHAN Saravan Project as prioritized area and also provide the support to other AHAN provinces including Savannakhet and Attapeuto ensure activity implementation in project areas according to the project logframe.The M&E Coordinator will report directly to the AHAN Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and will work closely with the AHAN Saravan Operations Manager in ongoing monitoring and periodic reporting for the larger AHAN Program intervention coverage and additional EU indicators.
Coordination of project monitoring and evaluations (mid-term, final) conducted at district and village level, ensuring accurate and timely data collection following the project M&E Plan
Build capacity and coach project staff in Saravan Province on M&E requirements and standards to ensure quality data collection & reporting for both AHAN projects (EU and ANCP)
Support reporting to the Government including Project Implementation Management Committee held quarterly at districts (DIMC) and semi-annually at province level (PIMC), and reporting to project donors
Train and mentor staff in using monitoring tools based on a digital platform, e.g., tools on android phones and online data repository using Kobo Toolkit and associated systems
Support staff training and mentoring for internal evaluations and to facilitate external evaluations
Support data management by M&E Manager, including data analysis for periodic reporting to different stakeholders (donors, WV internal system, Government) and for communication products
Support practice of using evidence to support learning by stakeholders at province/district/villagelevel to enhance households’ nutrition,based on documented lessons from project activities, with guidance from Saravan Operations Manager
Undertake field trips to target districts supporting technical needs for accurate data collection and lead collation and presentation of data for donor and PIMC/DIMC reporting
Assist M&E Manager and Saravan Operations Manager in other tasks that contribute to the development and roll-out of the project M&E system
The M&E Coordinator will be based in Saravan Province with frequent field travel to target districts TaOi, Toomlarn and LaoNgm Districts
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements
Develop annual reporting outputs for public communication and internal use (dashboard, story maps, etc).
Ensure AHAN project database is updated and linked to project outcome indicators
Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.
Establish a mechanism for knowledge sharing between district offices, and SO.
Collaboration and Coordination
Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Saravan Operation Manager
Networking and Advocacy
Support WV to take a lead role in advocacy opportunities for Nutrition in Laos through the provision quality data and evidence of impact
Degree, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor orequivalent degree of epidemiology, public health, social sciences, economics or a relevant discipline.
Degree or training in monitoring & evaluation, or program/project planning.
Good presentation, facilitation and coordination skills
At least a University degree and 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of community development programs
At least 3 years’ experience in program/project planning and/or design, monitoring, and evaluation
Demonstrated competency in implementing assessments/evaluations, including:
designing assessment/evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis tools
managing data collection in the fieldanalyzing data
Excellent computer skills (Excel) data base and data analysis software with demonstrated experience working with data analytical software (Epi Info, SPSS, ENA and ODKor KOBO)
Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of development work, including program logic, indicators, log frames, theory of change, and community empowerment
Ability to work strategically, and to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision,
Good analytical/problem solving skills and an eye for detail
Excellent management and administrative skills, including use of Microsoft office
Ability to provide technical guidance, to train and mentor operations staff, and to work collaboratively and respectfully with others
Good oral and written communication skills in English and Lao and good report writing skills
Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTERand CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 14 June 2020, however applicants areencouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.
Mail: People and Culture Department
P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005
Email: [email protected]