Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
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Reports to: Area
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist will provide technical guidance and field support to the Child
friendly spaces research team working in various locations in Arua District in
terms of field coordination, logistical planning, capacity building, assessment
sampling designs, routine monitoring of all field implementation of research activities,
serve as the focal point for the data collection, collation and safe storage of
data using mobile technology, and produce summary reports, technical briefs,
and peer-reviewed journal articles. The position will be required to establish
and build the capacity of the research team in close collaboration the child
protection team, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management of
Research and Learning Logistics
  • Liaise with NO to provide logistical arrangements for the research
    technical team
  • Work closely with relevant DM&E and program staff to ensure
    collaborative reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of existing CFS
  • Conduct selection, recruitment, training, and management of
    enumerators and translators when necessary
  • Prepare financial documents for payment of enumerators and
  • Work with the procurement team to ensure items and materials are
    purchased in a timely manner
  • Coordinate quantitative and qualitative data collection activities
  • Work with the Qualitative Research Manager to ensure all research
    assistants and enumerators are supervised, guided, mentored and supported
    to undertake research
  • Together with the Qualitative Research Manager, provide management
    and supervision for ongoing monitoring activities to maintain fidelity to
    the research plan
  • Ensure strong leadership in Child and Adult Safeguarding within the
  • Development and adaptation of research tools and methodologies
  • Review quantitative tools, and under the guidance of the research
    director and/or research coordinator, adapt, pilot, and finalise them for
    cultural and contextual relevance.
  • Assist in designing cluster level sampling framework for the
    different research waves
  • Support regular translation of data and findings to research team
Collation and Safe
Storage of Data
  • Undertake management of data collection technology backbone
  • Ensure privacy requirements including but not limited to enumerator
    phones, computers, etc; securing informational privacy of data collected
  • Collating programme records in a coherent system
  • Liaise with local service providers to collect and collate programme
    referral records
  • Track programme service and behavior incident referrals monthly and
    ensure appropriate reporting procedures are kept by programme staff
  • Track programme attendance daily and collate in weekly reports to
    ensure accurate attendance reporting procedures are kept by programme
  • Track all required process-related indicators and collate in weekly
  • Ensuring safe, confidential storage of all data
Data Entry and
  • Ensuring prompt and reliable electronic data entry using Excel
  • Together with the Qualitative Research Manager, ensure appropriate
    and timely translation of all research documents
  • Conduct basic, preliminary analysis of data following baseline,
    endline and follow-up data collection
  • Provide periodic summary reports to the research team in a timely
    manner (based in New York & Uganda)
  • Provide weekly reports to the line supervisor in a timely manner
  • Produce 1st draft of all technical reports
  • Draft text to support peer-review journal article development
  • Ensure key findings from the measurement processes in Wave one, two
    and three are shared with World Vision management and external entities as
    advised by the immediate supervisor
Learning and Other
  • Ensure Learning events are conducted for direct & partner
    implemented projects before the closure of the project in order to
    document learnings and best practice for future programs.
  • Ensure all data, reports, and records are clearly organized archived
    in a central location for future reference.
  • Ensure WV is well represented at field level related working groups
    and forums Ensure information sharing, Consultation, Participation &
    Complaints and response of affected people is integrated as a mainstream
    element of the research
  • Ensure the effective coordination with DME staff at the National
    Office for the progress of CFS project
  • Where necessary, liaise with external agencies to ensure the project
    activities are correctly understood, and are able to receive necessary
    support (including community engagement activities)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Specialist job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree
    preferably in the field of social sciences, public health, project
    planning and management, statistics or development studies
  • At least five years of experience in the field of Operational
    research, monitoring and evaluation, assessments especially in emergency
  • Extensive knowledge of research quality assurance process including
    Institutional review approvals, translations, mobile data collection
    methodologies, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge in writing technical reports especially in child
    protection, psychosocial support and mental health.
  • Thorough knowledge of humanitarian operations coordination and
    cluster operations in a refugee context is essential.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Fully competent in MS Excel, and Word.
  • Proven experience in managing competing research and assessment
    priorities, designing and developing rigorous assessment methodologies,
    monitoring and evaluation plans, and reports, preferably in humanitarian
  • Proven experience in leading Surveys (mix methodologies) from
    designing to report writing.
  • Proven experience in budgeting and field level facilitation of
    different stakeholders
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative, and community-based
    participatory methodologies and data collection including survey design,
    implementation and analysis
  • Experience working on research with children and thorough
    understanding of ethical requirements of such work
  • Ability to train, mentor, and manage teams of local enumerators
  • Must be able to function effectively in a fluid and complex work
    environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with
    numerous simultaneous requirements with multiple partners and stakeholders
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th May 2019
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