Friday, July 19, 2013

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

World Vision 

Somalia Resilience Program

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Purpose of position

To support in setting up and monitoring a joint M&E framework for the WV Somalia-led Somalia Resilience Program (SomReP) consortium. 

The DM&E Coordinator will help develop and implement an organization-wide strategy in design, monitoring and evaluation, including quality program development and reporting. 

The DM&E Coordinator will also provide capacity building and coaching to program staff within the 7 consortium member NGOs to help them move through the donor program/project cycle.

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities
  • Lead assessments and baseline studies to prepare background information for the design of programs and projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of program and project design documents, proposals and the development of concept papers.
  • Lead the development of program performance frameworks
  • Ensure quality programming and adherence to minimum standards by implementing partners including International DM&E standards, values and principles, HAP, SPHERE and other sector standards and protocols as well as the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues (Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace Building, Disability)
  • Design effective Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and tools, including resource planning (staffing and budgeting).
  • Conduct regular/ quarterly field monitoring visits to support implementation of the DM&E systems by Implementing Partners.
  • Track and maintain a record of SomRep projects Key Performance Indicators to track project implementation against set objectives and targets.
  • Participate in periodic review meetings to facilitate dialogue and learning on Program and Project Implementation.
  • Coordinate reviews and evaluations and prepare reports in accordance with agreed upon standards.
  • Coordinate and provide technical guidance for External Project Evaluation Consultancies.
  • Analyse and compile Management information needs for (re)design and review of Project Management Information Systems.
  • Collect and prepare Consolidated Monthly and quarterly Performance Reports based on partners’ submissions
  • Contribute to the writing of Semi-annual and Annual Management Reports as well as periodic Donor reports to ensure compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards
  • Review other agency, government and donor reports and interpret the information summarized and useful manner to inform management decision making.
  • Coordinate with the GIS Officer to store data in relevant formats and disseminate appropriate information among respective partners.
  • Disseminate progress reports to all partners
  • Assess partner M&E Capacity
  • Train and mentor the partner agencies staff and interns on DME and other programming approaches such as RBM.
  • Participate in quarterly SomRep Monitoring and Evaluation working group meetings
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, program design, statistics or evaluation.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of development and humanitarian programs in an International NGO.
  • The incumbent should be familiar with USAID , CIDA donor requirements and preferably DFID
  • Experience working with a consortium programme, and/or complex programmes with multiple stakeholders is preferred
  • Experience working in Somalia or in a fragile states context is preferred.
  • Experience building capacity in DM&E using training methods, facilitation and capacity building strategies.
  • Sound understanding of and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including comparative random sampling, questionnaire and survey design, and data entry and analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.
  • Strong computer and Internet skills including MS Office for word processing and graphic presentation.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their detailed CV’s together with names and addresses of three referees to the address below clearly marking on the application ‘Design Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – SomRep’. 

All applications should be received by 2nd August 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

People and Culture Manager
World Vision International – Somalia Program
P.O. Box 56527 – 00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya