Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager

17284-16N24041
Mansourieh
29-Oct-20
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Purpose of the position is to provide strategic leadership and guidance in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning to World Vision Lebanon’s (WVL) strategies and programs/projects. This will be done through setting standardized MEAL systems consisting of processes, standards, and tools to ensure quality and accountability to beneficiaries.

This role will ensure objective data is provided on the status and impact of programming and will measure and report the implementation of World Vision Lebanon’s strategy.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

15%

Contribute to the Strategy and Program Design process

  • Support the Programme Development & Quality (PD&Q) team in developing a country strategy and strategic Pathways of Change, grants and technical programs (TPs) as well as partner with Field Operations in developing and revising Area Programs (APs), Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP)

  • Lead the process of embedding evidence building in new designs by developing sound data collection and analysis methodologies for Sponsorship and non-Sponsorship funding streams

  • Lead/participate in all learning and evaluation events, meetings and trainings

  • Ensure that MEAL support is provided to the development of grants, including Go/No Go decisions, building of capacity of team in grants M&E, direct coaching, logframe and M&E plan revision, and M&E input provided to narrative.

Country Strategy, TA/TP designs with respective PoC as well as AP redesigns completed with quality plans abiding by DME guidelines and sector standards. CESP and strategy are developed/revised with quality as well.

All the new designs have clear and sound evidence building methodology reflected in the M&E plans.

Capacity of staffs built in terms of setting proper grant M&E system; proposals are submitted with good quality and measurable indicators

22%

Handle the Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

  • Lead all the program/project baselines and evaluations nationally

  • Revise M&E guidance including strategy M&E system based on consultative processes according to WV International’s and donors’ standards, expectations and guidelines.

  • Ensure that the structured data population in the Horizon is done in a timely and quality manner

  • Support Field Operations team in program/project monitoring with a due frequency and in full compliance with key requirements of external donors and WV.

  • Provide technical resources and guidance to Area Managers in planning for annual community review process

  • Participate in Ops-led process of setting a beneficiary database for all sectors.

  • Work with PD&Q and Field Operations to evaluate the effectiveness of WVL’s programme approach

  • All the program/project baselines and evaluations implemented with quality and on time and generating quality evidence.

  • WVL M&E system is set in place in alignment with the National strategy as well as WVI and donor standards and is abided by at a the national level and revised as needed.

  • Horizon has the most updated data in the structured format at 99% of the time.

  • Field Operations are provided with the appropriate tools and resources to ensure timely and quality monitoring processes

  • Improved quality programming as a result of timely follow ups with monitoring findings

  • Annual community review processes respect quality standards

  • National beneficiary database is set in place to facilitate reporting on WVL achievements

  • Programme Approach evaluated on a regular basis

16%

Ensure Accountability to Organization and Beneficiaries

  • Conduct strategic analysis of data and provide strategic information to the national director and the core team

  • Provide data, results and evidence and representing an objective review of what is happening in programmes to influence decisions and corrective actions

  • Communicate WVL programmatic results and evidence internally and externally to be a voice of accountability and inform the broader organizational accountability.

  • Lead the standardization of a beneficiary accountability system for WVL in alignment with WVI PAF framework and CHS framework

  • Provide guidance, resources and capacity opportunities to ELA staff, and review national accountability reports.

  • Timely, strategic and accurate overview of information and data provided to the core team

  • Core team informed and influenced according to data and results. Programming strengthened through provision of timely information. Core team operates and makes decisions more objectively based on data and results

  • WVL is accountable to beneficiaries and its strategic choices.

  • Beneficiary Accountability guidelines, SOP’s, tools and resources are in place across WVL programming areas.

  • WVL Accountability processes and reports respect minimum requirements

20%

Lead Research, Evidence and Learning

  • Provide technical input and guidance (in terms of research methods) to WVL research initiatives

  • Incorporate needed processes in MEAL system and guidelines to ensure sharing of lessons from M&E and Accountability systems within WVL and with partners and beneficiaries

  • Ensure that WVL is building on existing evidence when developing new program/project designs for internal and external funding streams

  • Ensure that WVL is producing useful and high-quality evidence and learning on selected domains of change under the strategy’s pathways of change and sector-specific topics of interest, while supporting analysis, trending and interpretation of grants, technical programmes, strategy development and revision, decision making, and stronger positioning of WVL

  • WVL research projects and initiatives meet minimum research standards and produce high quality evidence.

  • ELA findings shared within WVL and with partners and beneficiaries through simple and friendly channels and methods.

  • New designs are reflective of existing evidence and learning.

  • Evidence-base for Technical Programmes and strategy development/revision is available and used.

20%

handle staff Management

  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisals are done. Address performance or behavioral issues when they arise.

  • Develop JDs and Recruit staff, whenever needed.

  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to MEAL team, including reviewing documents, providing support/oral feedback on the spot, direct coaching, troubleshooting, giving formal training opportunities, etc.

  • Oversee/follow-up on practicum placements and internships within the MEAL team (development of TOR/agreement, coordination with P&C and finance, regular meetings/support provided to intern, review of analysis and reports generated)

  • ELA team is well-managed ensuring proper structure, resourcing, vision, plans, training/coaching, and follow-up on performance

  • ELA staffs’ capacities and competencies are strengthened

  • Practicum placements and internships are concluded successfully with mutual satisfaction of interns and WVL.

7%

Perform Other duties as required

  • Report any child and adult safeguarding incident as per the established guidelines

  • Attend management and external meetings as needed

  • Conduct quarterly field visits to area programs

  • Attend capacity building events, national coordination platforms and other skill building opportunities.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

  • Information and updates acquired and shared internally. Area programs challenges and progress are acknowledged at higher ELA levels

  • ELA capacity and competency is strengthened; WVL is up to date on ELA developments in country

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Public Health, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification

  • Proven experience in establishing, managing and implementing a fully functional M&E system in development and humanitarian contexts for an organization that is supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors

  • Established knowledge of Humanitarian Accountability concepts and standards

  • Very good knowledge about research philosophies, principles, statistical definitions, scientific tools and techniques

  • Critical thinking and proven strategic and implementation ability with strong conceptual and analytical skills for planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Proven experience in implementing qualitative and quantitative approaches (sampling, data collection, management and analysis) to assessment, monitoring and evaluation

  • Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results

  • Ability to properly manage ELA personnel and resources effectively

  • Proven networking and representation skills

  • Excellent report writing and information dissemination skills

  • Excellent experience in training, coaching and facilitation

  • Organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Minimum three years’ ELA senior management experience in a relief and/or development NGO with a focus on ELA processes

  • Minimum 2 years in academic research

  • Minimum three years of ELA/M&E team management work experience in a supervisory level

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Demonstrable understanding of concepts and application in organizational learning and knowledge management

  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues

  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints and realities

  • Understands the application of policy and the impact of decisions

  • Very good understanding of fundraising, relief, development and advocacy issues, including operational consequences

  • The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 30% of travel nationally.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally