Evidence and Learning Specialist NGO Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Evidence
and Learning 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 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
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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
ideal applicant for the World Vision
Evidence and Learning Specialist job must 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 with qualitative and quantitative
M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome
indicators, is desirable.
·       
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
·       
Being a member of the Uganda Evaluation
Association or any other Evaluation Association is an added advantage
·       
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.
·       
Experience in proposal writing and development,
grants management, Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills
·       
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 submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 14th February 2020
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