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D,M&E Coordinator - Education & Life Skills

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator – Education and Life Skills

Purpose of the position

Provide leadership in design and implementation of accountability, monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for sector specific TPs including grant funded projects with an emphasis on M&E supervision and technical excellence. He/she supports the Associate Director QA in ensuring that M&E systems are in place and relevant quantitative and qualitative data required for regular monitoring and for the reporting is captured/documented and stored in appropriate form.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead in the design and set up of sector technical program monitoring and evaluation frameworks ( including program M&E plan, budget and data collection tools)

  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation activities including the context analysis, impact evaluation, qualitative and quantitative analysis of program activities, output, outcomes, and impact, including design and testing of data collection tools, data analysis and reporting.

  • Provide leadership in conducting assessments, ongoing program monitoring and reporting; provide extensive capacity building to local staff in M&E systems.

  • Work with the QA Specialist and TP Managers to ensure that accountability mainstreaming is implemented in all relevant grants and APs in their portfolio

  • Develop community-based information systems to serve as program management tools and early warning systems

  • Participate in preparation (providing leadership in data analysis) of periodical internal and external reports to ensure they are in line with program implementation plan and objectives and of high quality.

  • Promote evidence based program decision making using data generated from program M&E

  • Provide leadership in adjusting the data collection and management system including manual tools and electronic tools for mobile devices and computers

  • If required, participate and provide technical support in recruitment of QA staff.

  • Coordinate, consolidate and document lessons learnt and best practises within the program and share information with relevant stakeholders

  • Participate in coordination meetings (including external engagements/partners) and other information sharing as requested by TP /AP program manager.

  • Build capacity of local DM&E officers and facilitators in M&E deliverables, including designing evaluation data collection tools, supervising field activities, data entry and data cleaning, data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and report writing

  • Assist in organizing technical trainings, including sampling, questionnaire design, participatory techniques for data collection, analysis and reporting

  • Work with the QA Specialist to ensure AM&E staff have capacity to apply/implement DPA context specific deliverables.

  • Facilitate and ensure timely dissemination and feedback of available data to appropriate users.

  • Participate and provide required DME support in proposal and concept note development.

  • Actively participate in relevant WVI CoP to broaden knowledge and share learning from WV Zimbabwe programs

Education / Work Experience / Key Competencies

  • A degree in Social Science, Statistics, International Development, Communication Studies or related field.

  • A team player, ability to multi-task and work in cross-functional, fast-paced environments with the pressure of multiple deadlines.

  • Good Computer and database management skills.

  • Document review and report writing skills are preferred

  • Willingness to travel within Zimbabwe and work in remote areas

  • Able to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural context, stressful environments and with limited resources.

  • Honesty and personal integrity

  • Requires emotional maturity and ability to adjust to harsh living conditions.

  • Supportive of the mission and core values of World Vision.

  • A committed Christian who is able to provide spiritual leadership