Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Capability Advisor

16421-16G24113
Monrovia
13-Jul-20
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred position location: United States of America. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Capability Advisor will be responsible for optimizing DME capability among WV entities and strengthen DME competencies of staff across the organization enabling them to learn and grow in areas such as program designs, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. This is a critical capability for Phase Two of realising WV’s global strategy, Our Promise.

The DME Capability Advisor will lead efforts to conduct DME capability assessments, establish a DME capability enhancement system, actively engage in development and socialization of DME guidance for improvements in DME practice and strengthen the capacity of ROs/TSO/SO to better support the FOs in developing DME capabilities and deliver quality DME products meeting Programme Quality standards.

The DME Capability Advisor will engage internally and externally to catalyse innovation and learning for development of DME capability in the organization. S/he will connect and partner with academic institutions and other organizations to benefit the Partnership wide DME capability agenda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and Rollout a DME Capability Enhancement System for use across all relevant Entities and Divisions of the WV Partnership:

  • In close collaboration with the sectoral Senior DME and Research Advisors, Technical Service Organisations (TSOs), Learning and Development specialists in WVI and Regional Office (RO) Program Quality (PQ) leads, design the architecture of the DME capability enhancement system.

  • Review previous capability enhancement approaches, consolidate recommendations and ensure the design of the system is based on the learning from previous promising practices.

  • Develop the learning pathways and learning assets and make use of learning platforms to enable learners to maximise the benefit during their learning journey.

  • Further improve the design and utilization of the platforms such as WVCentral and e-campus to enable Field Offices (FOs)/Regional Office (RO)/Support Offices (SOs)/TSOs to easily access the learning assets and engage in self- learning, social learning and e-learning for improving DME practice.

  • Utilize platforms such as WVcentral to enable input and sharing from interested WV entities, DME practitioners documenting and promoting emerging good practices in DME capability enhancement within WV. Regenerate the Programme Quality and Evidence CoP and make use of it for social learning

  • Use various communication means such as newsletters etc. to regularly update the DME community on progress and new developments in the DME.

  • Link the DME capability system with the P&C processes of learning and development as well as performance plans and agreements.

Support the Development of DME Guidance enabling Improvements of the DME Practice in WV Partnership:

  • Develop DME guidance supporting processes such as Annual and Semi-Annual reporting, Annual Planning and Budgeting and other guidance as required.

  • Develop resources to facilitate the socialization of DME guidance across the various entities.

Support ROs/TSO/SOs in developing and strengthening their DME competencies. Coordinate and harmonize DME capacity building interventions of ROs/SOs/TSOs to enable a unified, just in time support for FOs DME Capability strengthening.

  • Support ROs/TSO/SOs in assessing and strengthening their DME competencies and enable them to use the DME capability enhancement system including the relevant resources.

  • Coordinate with the regions to identify the areas of need and assist them to plan the DME capacity building plans, bringing along TSO and SOs that can assist with the implementation of these plans. Harmonize the efforts to maximise the value of such engagements.

  • Mobilize and coordinate technical support from various WV entities to assist as needed and on timely fashion the Field Offices in each region in accordance with the agreed regional CB plans.

Lead ROs, TSO and FOs in designing and conducting DME Capability Assessments and share the results with the stakeholders such as GFO, ROs, SOs, GC as required.

  • Train and guide on the job as needed ROs and TSOs to conduct FO capability assessments that lead to identifying strengths and areas for improvements.

  • Establish a dashboard to facilitate the sharing of FO assessment results.

Catalyse innovation and learning for development of DME Capability in the organization.

  • Engage externally to share as appropriate about WV’s efforts and experiences in the area of DME capability enhancement.

  • Explore practices of other organizations and learning institutions on DME Capability enhancement.

  • Lead and grow partnerships with academic and research institutions that help to enhance WV’s DME capacity globally.Promote innovation in DME capability development across WV entities.

  • Draw, document and share promising practices in DME capability enhancement from within the organization and share these externally as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • The incumbent will bring to this role a combination of DME experience as well as experience and expertise in planning and implementing capability development interventions that help build/enhance the required DME competencies, development of learning resources and utilization of platforms that enable blended learning to take place.

  • Strong experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation and in adult learning/training and resource development.

  • Advanced/graduate degree in a relevant field, potentially including public health, development, DME, statistics, or a related discipline.

  • Demonstrated expertise in development of user friendly tools and resources for DME and utilization of learning platforms for helping others learn.

  • Experience in designing capacity building plans and adult learning programs).

  • Experience and competencyin data analysis using appropriate software tools (e.g. SPSS, SAS,ABTAB).

  • Advanced technical writing skills.

  • At least 10 years of experience, including at least 5 year in the field, of DME and helping others learn in DME (experience in building the competencies of DME staff at various levels (field, region, SOs and or global).

  • Extensive experience in transferring technical knowledge, capacity and skills through face-to-face and virtual training sessions.

  • Demonstrated experience applying basic research principles to program design or performance assessments.

  • Solid track-record of leading results-based work.

  • Ability to obtain knowledge and experience with the latest methodologies, technologies and developments in DM&E through self-directed study and learning.

  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written, suitable for both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive experience planning and management of projects which integrate disaster management, advocacy and Transformational Development approaches to address root causes of poverty and child well-being.

  • Solid experience in leading knowledge management and documentation efforts (including preparing papers for peer review publications).

  • Experience in leading DME capacity assessments and coordinated efforts to address capacity needs identified in priority regions/national offices.

  • Professional certificate in project management and/or DME.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Position requires ability and willingness to travel, including internationally, up to 30% of the time.

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural team environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership and communications skills required to facilitate virtual consultative and collaborative processes while maintaining positive working relationship across various regions and countries.

  • Proven ability to foster a positive working environment with different stakeholders.

  • Solid experience in leading partnerships with ranking universities, research institutions and promoting WV’s DME innovations in the industry.