WASH Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Specialist Non-profit Career Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:    WASH
Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Specialist

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to:  Wash 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 WASH Monitoring Evaluation Accountability
& Learning Specialist will support and participate in the development and
implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan and facilitate the
transfer of data and knowledge right from AP Level to the National Level
through a clearly defined WASH Information Management System.

The
position supports the WASH Programme monitoring, evaluation, accountability and
learning function and builds capacity and support for M&E activities and
systems at the AP and National Level for all Programmes/Projects. S/he will
support project staff and stakeholders to develop project briefs and case studies
that detail success stories, lessons learned, and best practices across all
components.

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 MEAL. This shall be
achieved through collaborating with different divisions, technical program
leads, sector specialists, WV-EARO and Global center, partners, ministries and
local governments.

·       
Spear head roll out of partnership initiatives from
WV-EARO and Global center in relation to WASH MEAL systems and practices

·       
Develop a capacity building and mentorship program for the
national DME team and WASH staff aimed at enhancing their capacity and skills
to assume increased MEAL and programming responsibilities.

·       
Guide and support staff in preparing progress reports in
accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission.
This includes monthly reports, quarterly progress reports, annual project
reports, inception reports etc.

Research
and Documentation

·       
Promote evidence based learning through undertaking
operations research and documentation at National Office and program/project
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 in line with WASH that are being piloted by the National Office,
Support Offices, Global Center or National structures

·       
Support programs and projects in documenting and
disseminating innovations and new research findings related to MEAL

·       
Conduct meta-analysis of relevant outcome level 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 MEAL practices in WASH 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 in line with WASH reporting

·       
Assure quality of WASH data by enforcing data quality
reviews for WASH Projects at project, Programme and National Level

·       
Perform quarterly WASH data quality assessments to ensure
validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance
data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and assist the
technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.

·       
Plan for and implement project planning and review
meetings in line with the project detailed implementation plan

·       
Track timely implementation and reporting of WASH project
plans

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

·       
Develop and lead the implementation of WASH Projects
M&E frameworks including project reviews, participatory impact assessments,
process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops

·       
Prepare periodic WASH performance reports according to the
donor requirements on a monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual basis and
provide updates of progress status and keep Project Leadership informed of the
same and of any need or issues arising related to M&E.

·       
Promote utilization of WASH data/information at project
level through reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings
at management meetings or conferences for project partners.

·       
Establishing and managing a performance monitoring
framework for the WASH Programme with clear goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs,
processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats and
frequency, for effective monitoring, reporting and updating progress.

·       
Development of data collection tools for routine data
collection and evaluations for all WASH Projects at AP and National Level

·       
Organize quarterly reflection meetings on WASH
Interventions and Progress on WASH Indicators across the National Office

·       
Provide technical guidance and leadership in conducting
project assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line with established donor
related guidelines

·       
Monitor and track implementation of project evaluation
recommendations in line with World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor
regulations.

·       
Support other monitoring and evaluative activities as they
arise

·       
Ensure timely availability of quality synthesized
statistics at National Level for annual Child Well-Being reporting in line with
WASH after a thorough/ rigorous validation process of data from technical
projects and grants inclusive of emergency responses

·       
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.

·       
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 WASH
Monitoring Evaluation Accountability &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

·       
Experience in proposal writing and development, grants
management, Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills

·       
Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools,
and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

·       
Being a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association or any
other Evaluation Association is an added advantage

·       
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 submit your application and complete Curriculum
Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

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Here

Deadline: 21st August 2020

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