Back Evidence, Learning and Accountability Director (local position)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 04 June 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019

The purpose of the Evidence, Learning, & Accountability Director is to:

  1. Direct the Evidence, Learning & Accountability team to ensure the rigorous building of evidence and high quality monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes in World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – Gaza’s programming in order to ensure evidence of impact for accountability, effectiveness, efficiency and learning during the life of programs and projects.

  2. Provide leaders with reliable and accurate information to enable informed decision making.

  3. Provide technical direction and supervision to the Monitoring and Communications Officers, including building staff capacity through on the job training.

    Major Activities

    Evidence Building and High Quality M&E

    a) Design and implement the overall strategy and programme-level M&E framework for World Vision JWG.

    b) Direct the work of M&E to ensure the M&E framework measures Word Vision’s contribution to change using Theory of Change and Theory of Action methodologies and in alignment with all donor and World Vision International standards and business processes (e.g., Learning with Evaluation, Accountability and Planning or LEAP 3 and Child Well-Being Objectives).

    c) Employ rigorous approaches, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including using quasi-experimental studies when appropriate and other approaches that lead to greater impact than merely focus group discussion or qualitative approaches.

    d) Provide technical input into design processes to ensure high quality M&E in both private and public funding.

    e) Direct all baselines and assessments, ensuring they are designed with rigour while balancing budgets. Ensure data is collected and reported with high quality and in a timely manner.

    f) Partner with Sponsorship and Operations to provide strategic direction in designs, ensuring methodologies to identify, verify and reach the most vulnerable children in programme areas according to World Vision International standards and Our Promise global strategy.

    g) Design and implement an effective monitoring system that ensures collection of data in the field and regular provision of information to leadership and Operations to ensure timely course correction.

    h) Ensure monitoring information is provided to Operations in a timely manner to be used for both community consultations and community engagement as part of World Vision JWG’s programme approach as well as for high quality and timely report writing according to donor and World Vision International timeline and standards.

    i) Lead evaluations, designing and ensuring they are conducted on time according to World Vision International and donor standards, able to report on impact, effectiveness, accountability, and contribution.

    j) Ensure appropriate, timely assistance and guidance are provided to grants on: (1) development and finalization of Evaluation Terms of Reference -ToR; (2) identification of evaluation team leader and establishment of evaluation team; and (3) development and finalization of evaluation reports.

    k) Partner with Communication Specialist to create well designed communication products that tell the story of World Vision’s impact and lessons-learned to be used for decision-making and positioning.

    l) Ensure all data is recorded in Horizon, World Vision’s database, and that information is being added in a way that Horizon is useful for leadership and decision making.

    m) Provide regular updates on strategy implementation and associated recommendations.

    n) Identify, recommend, and lead research processes that would add value to World Vision JWG’s overall understanding of the context and strategic levers for change in society as well as World Vision’s effectiveness on targeting particular vulnerabilities.

    o) As a child-focused agency, use child-led and participatory processes where appropriate.

    Strategic Leadership, Learning and Accountability

    a) Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, providing timely information and insights that can be used for decision-making and other organisational purposes.

    b) Maintain objectivity, giving data driven evidence of effectiveness to leaders and serving as a fact checker or voice of reality.

    c) Work closely with the External Engagement & Governance Manager and the Grant Acquisition and Compliance Manager to share evidence of impact through all external engagement and positioning with donors.

    d) Analyse trends in semi-annual and annual reports and provide timely feedback to Operations on learning and discovery.

    e) Co-lead with the Operations Director regular Operations Forums where trends, lessons-learned and data can be regularly discussed and analyzed to improve overall programming. Foster a learning culture.

    f) Maintain a clear calendar to guide the organization on overall processes.

    g) Provide regular reporting on World Vision JWG’s effectiveness at reaching the most vulnerable.

    h) Manage all reporting to Global Centre inquiries on relevant, functional areas (e.g., strategy, M&E).

    i) Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

    j) Attend and participate in WV’s spiritual nurture and other organizational activities and events.

    k) Be responsible for own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

    l) Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

    Team Management

    a) Supervise all Monitoring & Communication Officers, ensuring their timely performance according to all standards and their active participation in the team life of the zones.

    b) Provide technical leadership, build capacity and provide active, hands on coaching and learning with zonal-based Monitoring & Communications Officers.

    c) Ensure the team is well trained in Horizon.

    d) Direct the team to ensure it enters timely, quality entries for all programme data into Horizon in collaboration with Operations, including all required LEAP 3 documents and budgets (in collaboration with Finance)

    e) Ensure accurate, programme lifecycle data is managed in consultation with Operations.

    f) Work closely with the Communications Specialist to ensure that each Monitoring & Communications Officer balances both monitoring and communications responsibilities, ensuring one set of responsibilities is not favoured over the other.

    g) Ensure a culture of collaboration with the zonal offices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

· Master degree in a development related field

· Experience with SPSS or other quantitative analysis software equivalent

· Past experience directing the work of M&E

· A minimum of 7 years’ related experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role

· Able to manage change effectively.

· Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

· Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategy into effective implementation

· An effective communicator, speaking, listening and facilitating as appropriate.

· Able to influence at a senior level adopting different styles where needed.

· Culturally sensitive, able to empathize, seeking to understand.

· In depth local knowledge and cultural understanding.

· Fluency in oral and written English. Arabic preferred

· Training and experience in capacity building.

· Competence in media management and presentation skills.

· Substantial experience in development field

· Position is based in Jerusalem

This vacancy is archived.

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