Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist EFSP, Mozambique
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) Specialist is responsible for ensuring that key standards in design, monitoring and evaluation as well as in beneficiary targeting process are met in all the three districts where the project will be implemented, i.e. Gaza and Inhambane provinces. This includes the full project cycle from start up to the close-out. The position will ensure that WV’s global standards in LEAP and Mozambique’s Humanitarian Food Security Cluster are met.
They will lead the measurement of progress made in the project implementation as regards to the achievement of set indicators.
The M&E specialist will provide leadership in the monitoring and evaluation of the cash programme and ensuring that accountability mechanisms are established to allow World Vision remain accountable to the beneficiaries it serves. The Acc, M&E position will support the food/cash programmes from design phase specifically in identifying key indicators, defining the M&E plan and other documentation needs. Final involvement in determining effectiveness, efficiency and impact on livelihoods of food programmes.
The strong element of learning will require the Acc, M&E position in consultation with the Project Manager to coordinate learning events around the project and thoroughly document any identified learning as guided by the objectives of the food programme and using the Acc and M&E systems that have been implemented during the life span of the project.
The overall objective of the project is ‘to reduce the food insecurity levels of vulnerable IPC 3 households from at most risk populations in Zambezia, Tete, Gaza, Sofala and Inhambane Provinces by June 2018’.
This will be achieved by ensuring that at least 60% of macronutrient energy requirements of most vulnerable IPC 3 households during the 2017/18 lean season are met with dignity through the following outputs:
Vulnerable IPC 3 households have increased choices to meet their food needs through stimulation of a competitive market environment.
Complaints of vulnerable IPC 3 households are addressed through a responsive bi-directional accountability and feedback mechanism.
Participation of all key stakeholders throughout project implementation is proactively ensured.
A system for the effective implementation of the cash transfer mechanism is in place.
Assessments and Targeting:
Manage the assessment process and analysis across the projects following LEAP and DMT standards for assessment, using agreed and approved government tools (e. g. EFSA).
In coordination with National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) and other Humanitarian actors (especially Food Security Cluster and Cash Working Group) lead the targeting process by assuring effective identification, registration and verification of beneficiaries as well as lead complains coming from this process. INGC and other humanitarian partners are fundamental on this process.
Ensure effective use of agreed target criteria, especially for the households meeting economy and nutrition criteria in a context where IPC (Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification) phases where identified by the Government (SETSAN).
Ensure assessment team understand necessary data requirements; provide training and guidance on data collection methodologies.
Collate and compile assessment data and lead the analysis with the assessment team, leading to a clear “go/no-go” decision on moving to design.
Project Designs and Implementation:
Manage the process of district project design, working with other programme team members to follow a process that includes appropriate community and government engagement while also adhering to global humanitarian standards for relevant sectors.
Manage the process of data collection, define data needs, identify both primary and secondary data sources and working with other team members to ensure this is collected.
Lead the government and community participation specially when targeting process is conducted so that false inclusion and exclusion can be minimized.
Using the information from community engagement, work with Technical Co-ordinators to adapt Technical Programme logframes for local usage; advise on indicators, selecting those that are relevant from the compendium of indicators.
Ensure that all district design document appendices are completed, including logframes, M+E plans, Indicator Tracking Tables, Risk Mitigation Plans and Sustainability Tables.
Baselines, Monitoring and Evaluations:
Facilitate the timely completion of baselines and evaluations to measure project objectives and WV’s contribution towards child well-being.
Receive and process monitoring data, using this to prepare regular reports on status and highlighting any concerns with progress.
Identify and organise enumerators; arrange and facilitate necessary training for them.
Organise logistics for external evaluators that are leading the process, and ensure that all the necessary requirements are available for the process to be a success.
Provide training to data collection teams in focus group methodologies and LQAS.
Lead the analysis of data, enabling the team to draw conclusions regarding the results and implications for the programme. Conduct periodic spot checks on activities to verify that activities are ongoing as planned; report on these to highlight successes and concerns.
Lead the preparation of Most Significant Change stories, using qualitative monitoring approaches to identify successes that can then be used for reporting and marketing purposes.
Accountability, Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation:
Work closely with the project, NO and Regional based teams to publish relevant lessons learnt and/or case studies regarding cash and food programming within the Mozambique context.
Facilitate setting up of monitoring systems for all food and cash transfer projects (post distribution monitoring, onsite/agents monitoring, market monitoring, etc) as required by each grant and oversee/lead data collection, analysis, and reporting as per donor's and DMT requirements in coordination with other DME functions of WVMoz.
Collaborate with the Programs team and the Monitoring and Evaluation team to conduct relevant assessments for further expansion from time to time.
Support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of Seed, Food, Cash and Voucher projects.
Review and ensure reports related to funds distributed to beneficiaries or vendors and number of beneficiaries (adult male / female, boys and girls) are produced on time for submission and tally with the reports produced by other department.
Prepare monthly DME activity report and submit to Chief of Party and/or Manager and NO DME Specialist.
Prepare the Indicator Tracking Tables for reports, compiling the data provided by team members.
While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, World Vision reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Participate in and lead weekly devotions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
A Post-Graduate Degree in project management, public policy, social science, or other relevant field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a humanitarian project management with bias to food aid and/or cash based programming.
At least 5 years general grants management experience (required).
At least 3 years in project leadership/managerial role within food/cash assistance operations (required).
Ability to build relationships cross-culturally.
Knowledge of and adherence of the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
Knowledge of SPHERE Standards.
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview emotional maturity and physical stamina.
Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
Ability to build strong relationships with local communities, partners and government authorities.
Good English and communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to maintain performance expectation in diverse cultural context, psychologically stressful environment and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission statement.
Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably FFP-USAID and/or other funding agencies their policies and regulations.
Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant).
Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.
Familiarity with EFSP - FFP programs, their history and their development; mastery of FFP - USAID regulations governing such programs.
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Strong presentation and report writing skills.
A mature Christian, able to model WV Christian ethos as well as WV Mozambique´s guiding principles and leadership behaviours and serve as a leader and example to others of incarnational living and servant leadership. Willing to attend and lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to World Vision’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values in the approach to work and relationships.
In depth knowledge of the WV Partnership and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments.
Work environment: Based in Gaza province (Guija and Chibuto districts) with regular visits to Inhambane Province (Panda and Funhaloro Districts): up to 60% Domestic/international travel is required.