Evidence and Learning Specialist NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: 
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Evidence and Learning Specialist will
mainly plan, develop and manage program performance monitoring & evaluation
systems, research for World Vision Uganda Programmes in line with the National
Office Strategy and establish a knowledge base through using M&E
data/information as evidence for accountability and informing decision-making
for management purposes, course adjustments, and future designs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Capacity building
of staff and stakeholders
  • Build capacity of DME, Program Managers and Sector Specialists
    through on and off job-mentorship, identify learning opportunities for
    staff, and hold learning forums particularly in area of design,
    monitoring, reporting and evaluation. This shall be achieved through
    collaborating with different divisions, technical program leads, sector
    specialists, WV-EARO and Global center, partners, ministries and local
    governments to continuous build capacity of staff capacity in LEAP/DPA,
    design, monitoring and evaluation, research, technologies for M&E
  • Train and build M&E capacity of program staff, beneficiaries and
    other stakeholders according to World Vision Uganda Strategy, DME
    framework and Donor Guidelines.
  • Spear head roll out of partnership initiatives from WV-EARO and
    Global center in relation to Design Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Develop a capacity building and mentorship program for the national
    DME team aimed at enhancing their capacity and skills to assume increased
    M&E and programming responsibilities.
  • Guide staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with
    approved LEAP reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This
    includes monthly reports, quarterly progress reports, annual project
    reports, inception reports
Research and
Documentation
  • Promote evidence based learning through undertaking operations
    research and documentation at National Office and program level through
    undertaking research, engaging programs in research, initiating topics or
    themes for research.
  • Support programs to generate Most Significant Change evidence in
    form text i.e. magazines, or digital videos.
  • Support the National Office to roll out research initiatives or
    products being piloted by the National Office, Support Offices, Global
    Center or National structures
  • Support programs in documenting and disseminating innovations and
    new research findings related to DME
  • Synthesize and summarize trends in AP monitoring data and data
    generated from evaluations that can be used to inform national level
    programming
  • Promote and facilitate processes for identifying, documenting and
    disseminating good DME practices at a National Level
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and
    disseminate lessons learned.
Assessments and
evaluations
  • Assure that baselines and evaluations are conducted in accordance to
    partnership/donor guidelines and standards, participate in development and
    review of Terms of References, provide technical backstopping to
    baselines, assessments and evaluations, collaborate with consultants,
    support offices or partners.
  • Provide technical guidance in conducting assessments in line with
    established LEAP or donor related guidelines at a National level. In
    addition, identify the need and draw up the Terms of Reference for
    specific studies; Recruit, guide and supervise consultants to implement
    special surveys and studies required for evaluating programs effects and
    impacts.
  • Support and strengthen adoption and use of Lot Quality Assurance
    Sampling (LQAS) methodology using Open Data Kit (ODK) or any emerging
    recommended software for annual monitoring of program outcomes,
    assessments, evaluations or baseline surveys.
  • Build and foster relationships with Government of Uganda
    counterparts, non-governmental organizations, academic and research
    institution, and work with them to advance M&E methodology, in close
    coordination with the DME Manager
  • Contribute to all program development, research and needs
    assessments by monitoring the changing needs of target communities,
    identifying opportunities in line with WV Uganda mission & strategy
    and monitoring international best practices and development trends.
  • Monitor and follow up on utilization of recommendations from
    evaluation surveys across programmes
  • Conduct meta evaluation of all completed program evaluations to
    establish key learning and recommendations to inform future evaluations.
Quality assurance
in DME work products
  • As part of the Quality assurance team at National level, hold
    periodic National level reviews to review reports, performance of programs
    and provide timely feedback to programs.
  • Assure quality of data by enforcing data quality through routine
    data and M&E system quality audits at program level, in grants, WV
    partners and sub grantees.
  • Provide technical support to national office and field program staff
    and partners on integration of the strategy standard indicators into
    ongoing or new programs/projects.
  • Plan for and implement program planning and review meetings in line
    with the national strategy detailed implementation plan/National Annual
    Operating Plan
  • Track timely implementation and reporting of programs plans
  • Support the regional team in reviewing management reports as well as
    other M&E reports to ensure validated M&E data and M&E
    compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards.
  • Compile graded summary reports on quality and develop summary
    reports key findings and learning
Information Systems
Management
  • Provide leadership to the national MIS systems (Horizon, GIS, OVC
    databases, WASH MIS, Automated Database) and build capacity of DME and
    Programme staff on the utilization and Management of MIS system management
  • Develop/ rollout and manage WV Uganda’s integrated M&E database
    aligned to the National Strategy 2016-2020 standard indicators and cascade
    the Database to programs, divisions, partners, grants/emergency projects
    to track statistics contributing to the National Office Strategy and Child
    Well-Being Targets.
  • Roll out partnership initiatives from the EARO and Global Centre
    such as Horizon and any other databases and ensure that these are rolled
    out to all programmes at a national level
  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate
    result to the NO and clusters on the contribution each of the program in
    regions is performing
  • In addition, support application of software for results based
    monitoring and evaluation such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, GIS
Programme
Monitoring and Reporting
  • Analyze program data and periodic reports from different technical
    projects into periodic management reports usable for demonstrating
    evidence towards progress on National Office Strategy, for Technical
    Project Managers, senior management, Senior Leadership and other WV
    partnership offices.
  • Support all programs/projects in World Vision Uganda including
    grants to undertake activity tracking and results based monitoring of
    outputs and outcomes using standardized reporting templates/ formats,
    protocols, guides, dashboards and databases ensuring contribution to the
    National Office Strategy
  • Collaborate with Regional Specialists, Grants DME Specialists,
    Cluster DMEOs and division to ensure quality and timely submission of
    bi-annual and annual reports.
  • Ensure timely availability of quality synthesized statistics at
    National Level for annual Child Well-Being reporting after a thorough/
    rigorous validation process of data from technical projects and grants
    inclusive of emergency responses
  • Promote utilization of data/information at program, sector and
    division level through regional meetings, at management meetings, at
    conferences, or partnership strengthened
  • Develop/adapt and coordinate administration of monitoring tools to
    track program performance based on the strategy standard indicators and
    WVI partnership targets
  • Compile progress reports for management purposes in line with the
    detail strategy implementation plan, DME framework and Donor Guidelines.
  • Provide data to inform the development of concept papers, publication,
    and program reports in line with the WV Uganda Strategy, DME framework;
    for dissemination, internally to WVU and to external audiences including
    target communities, government bodies/agencies, Support Offices, Donors,
    professional communities as necessary.
  • Consolidate all annual program reports and prepare the national
    office progress report on the WV International partnership targets
  • Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work
    Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson
    learning.
  • Prepare consolidation progress reports for project management
    including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in
    the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of
    M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Evidence and Learning Specialist
    job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Monitoring &
    Evaluation, Statistics, Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a
    related field is required.
  • At least five years of work experience in managing data intensive
    programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly
    desirable.
  • Experience in proposal writing and development, grants management,
    Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection
    and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.
  • Being a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association or any other
    Evaluation Association is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E systems at a national
    level for effective generation of monitoring data used in tracking
    Programme and improved service delivery and support related to development
    programming
  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the
    ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.
  • Excellent command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two
    statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative &
    qualitative) e.g., SPSS, Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on
    M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into
    programming is desirable.
  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of
    program/project activities
  • Strong report writing and communication skills
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated
  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship
    management/networking, and coordination.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview –
    ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an
    inclusive way.
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player, facilitation skills and
    strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an
    evidence-based approach to programming
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: 9th September 2019
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