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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager

Job Description

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager

Position Summary

To provide leadership and ensure the design and application of programmatic monitoring, evaluation and accountability and Learning frameworks that contribute to program excellence and achievement the IGATE Transition project outcomes. The MEAL manager will be expected to lead in donor reporting as per the grant agreement in all result areas and generate evidence and influence decision making. The manager will strengthen the capacity of the AM&E team, and the wider project implementing staff and will be responsible for ensuring the relevance and application of M&E and accountability products in project design, quality management and accountability to donors and project stakeholders.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Knowledge

Design and oversee the adoption and implementation of the accountability, monitoring and eval

  • uation frameworks that include relevant performance indicators and systems that meet programming and donor requirements

  • Build and/or strengthen the capacity of the IGATE (WVZ and partner organisation) M&E Team to meet monitoring and evaluation requirements as guided by DFID standards and other international standards (WV, Sphere etc.)

  • Collaborate with program technical leads to develop and adapt evidence-based M&E and learning products.

  • Understand and provide leadership on the synergies between monitoring and accountability systems for information for management decision making.

Technical

  • Understand and be able to apply various study methods including qualitative and quantitative research methods that ensure Value for money.

  • Provide leadership in results based management and the measurement of project outputs and outcomes

  • Oversee a knowledge management system for data collection and collation tools, ensuring that information is readily accessible by users.

  • Develop and implement quality assurance systems to ensure high quality of project products in collaboration with program technical managers

  • Develop, contextualise and improve systems, tools and resources for implementing accountability in the IGATE project

  • Contribute to the program risk management framework including providing leadership on appropriate context and risk monitoring frameworks to support adaptive program management. Lead on the provision of evidence to inform program milestone and target renegotiation as appropriate.

  • Professionally document and proactively share resources developed and learning with World Vision internationally, partners and other relevant agencies, including the learning related to team and organisational structure.

  • Awareness of HEA and TD programming frames

  • Work with QA Associate Director, Education Technical Advisor and IGATE Management to identify and lead in research topics.

  • Developing and managing a learning agenda for the program on behalf of the consortium-facilitate and develop research agenda to build evidence of impact within the Consortium.

  • Oversee the design and use of an effective database for the storage and utilization of project information by program partners, managers and stakeholders.

  • Develop information products such as fact sheets and simple dashboards for application by project stakeholders

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with partners such and ensure non-duplication of effort and maximum utilization of resources.

  • Ensure that Government standards and guidelines of technical community participation and M&E are adhered to.

  • Analyze, document and contribute to lessons learned together with the programs team

  • Strengthen the monitoring and evaluation activities in the organization via training / capacity building activities through regional and international institutions

  • Organize technical training including sampling, questionnaire design, participatory techniques for data collection, and analysis of data and reporting with renowned institutions.

  • Collaborate with Programs, QA and Operations teams to ensure cohesion of strategy, skills sharing and support for a common Accountability, D,M&E framework for WVZ.

  • Assist in securing and assure coordination of external consultants for processes such as evaluations, assessments etc.

  • Manage coordination of IGATE and representation to communities at the field level for grant programs and develop joint strategies where grants and AP programs converge.

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with management, operations and sector staff in order to influence practice towards greater accountability and use of monitoring information.

Management

  • Lead the IGATE M&E technical working group including developing a MEL framework and agenda incorporating relevant partner contributions and expertise

  • Support the adapative management of program results and MEAL framework including providing evidence for decision making

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership towards the integration of the accountability, monitoring and evaluation functions for the purposes of strengthening the interface of programs with communities and the application of information for program improvement.

  • Assess the capacity requirements of the team and allied institutions to implement accountability, monitoring and evaluation systems in a timely and effective manner.

  • Review the various institutional relationships that exist within the country to determine how the organization can collaborate more effectively with MoE and other donor organisations.

  • Provide direct management of accountability and monitoring staff according to performance management

  • Effectively manage, advocate for and develop a budget to ensure the team meets its targets and obligations

  • Effectively communicate and present information arising from communities and monitoring to inform both strategic and operational management decisions at senior leadership level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. education, sociology,, public health, International development, or a related field. Masters Degree is an added advantage.

  • 6-10 years’ experience working for an international agency at a managerial level in monitoring and evaluation and relevant community development/training and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaire design, survey techniques, and participatory approaches.

  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings for national and International staff. Experience converting capacity building activities to on-the-ground implementation.

  • Computer proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations, including one or more of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Lotus, Access.

  • Knowledge and experience with WV international Design, M&E Systems, and donor expectations of M&E.

  • Clear understanding of the workings of major donors, INGOs and UN agencies;

  • Good understanding of Sphere, HAP, Good Enough Guide and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct;

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability in collaborative/team work.

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail orientation;

  • Experience in training, community consultation and systems development;

  • Ability to work independently with minimal support;