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Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Manager
World Vision Timor Leste
Last Date: September 16, 2011
About World Vision
World Vision International is an independent, global, Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people.
About World Vision Timor Leste (East Timor)
World Vision Timor Leste (WVTL) began its first project in 1995 with an Area Development Program (ADP) in Aileu District, under the auspices of World Vision Indonesia. Due to the worsening political climate and violence at the time, the ADP was forced to close in 1999, when a majority of children and communities fled the area and became refugees. In September 1999, World Vision opened its Dili Office, and was a prominent agency in the emergency relief effort to rebuild Timor Leste. Currently WVTL has 15 projects across four districts (Dili, Aileu, Bobonaro and Baucau). The WVTL National Strategy 2009-2013 outlines three pillars – transformational development, humanitarian emergency and affairs, and advocacy. These form the basis of WVTL’s programs, which seek to achieve three goals:
Health - promote health, nutrition and access to clean water for mothers and children in target communities
Education - improved holistic education of children and young people within target communities, and
Community Economic Development - economically sustainable and resilient households.
Purpose of Position:
The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Manager will formulate and implement program/project design, monitoring and evaluation systems to improve the quality of ministry in WVTL’s areas and projects, as guided by the National Strategy. The DME Manager will also provide capacity building and coaching to staff to help them move through the Learning through Evaluation with Accountability and Planning (LEAP) program/project cycle. The DME Manager is accountable for:
+ Capacity building of DME officers and project staff on LEAP requirements and standards
+ Leadership and management of the DME Unit within the Program Department
+ Leading program/project design, and
+ Leading program/project monitoring and evaluation based on an agreed operations plan. Measurement of WVTL program impact
Tasks & Responsibilities:
1. Develop a DME Strategy for WVTL.
2. Build technical and management capacity in local staff (especially field based M&E Coordinators, the DME Associate Managers and Project Co-ordinators) including LEAP, PLA/PRA, and technical support in TDI.
3. Manage the coordination of project monitoring/evaluations and ensure that donor/proposal requirements are met.
4. Develop evaluation plans and tools and write evaluation reports.
5. Ensure quality and accurate reports are submitted to donors on time. Carry out report writing training as necessary.
6. Establish a mechanism for knowledge sharing between district offices. Assist Area Managers to ensure that ITT targets are met and trouble shoot/problem solve where necessary.
7. Provide support to Program Managers in the collection, analysis and writing of essential data.
8. Work with field staff to develop concept notes and plan their growth from a field perspective and according to the WVTL National Strategy..
9. Work with the Communications Officer to prepare and publish stories based on WVTL work, best practice and lessons learned.
10. Undertake regular field trips throughout the year, spending 75% of his time across all 3 field locations.
11. Point person for 2 to 3 WV Partnership global initiatives (e.g Child well being indicators, HEA, communications).
12. Attend and contribute to spiritual and team devotions.
Qualifications, Capabilities/Skills and Experience:
1) Bachelor degree of development management, social science or related fields
2) Strong presentation, facilitation and coordination skills
3) Excellent interpersonal communication skill, and ability to work closely and supportively within a team
4) Understanding of basic DME principles
5) Good analytical/problem solving skills and an eye for detail
6) Proficiency in English (especially reading and writing) and good report writing skills
7) At least 2 years experience in program/project planning and/or design, monitoring, and evaluation
8) Demonstrated competency in implementing assessments/evaluations, including: designing assessment/evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis tools, managing data collection in the field, and analyzing data
9) Commitment to life-long learning
10) Flexible and ability to adapt
11) Can work independently as well as work well in a team
12) Commitment to and understanding of transformational development among the poor.
1) Degree or training in monitoring & evaluation or program/project planning
2) Good computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, etc)
The position is based in Dili, the capital city of Timor Leste but 75% of time will be spent on field (3 other districts in Timor Leste). Initial Contract Duration will be 2 years (International Contract Employee).
Interested parties may send their CV to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Deadline for submission of application will be on September 16, 2011.
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