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Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

at World Vision Inc.

Posted: 11/10/2019
Job Reference #: 287828

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At World Vision, we're changing children's lives every day. One that moves beyond just clean water or food or healthcare to offer a full solution to poverty. We want children to have everything they need to thrive, both physically and spiritually, so they can experience the kind of life God intends - life in all its fullness. Share your experience so you can share a full life with children in need. View our "Who We Are" clip (or at

World Vision is looking for a Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Work with the Evidence and Learning Team within International Programs Group (IPG) to ensure quality design, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning practices through technical assistance, training and proposal development/program implementation. Prioritize services to IPG teams for the development of high quality proposals and support to existing projects. Key aspects of the role include:

  • Contribute to the development of appropriate DME standards for IPG.
  • Contribute to the strengthening of World Vision United States (WVUS) IPG staff in all aspects of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME).
  • Contribute to the strengthening of the competitiveness of grant/donor proposals and ongoing grant performance, meeting or exceeding donor requirements and/or expectations.
  • Engage WVUS, WV International and external stakeholders on program quality in coordination with the other parts of the Evidence and Learning Team.

Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign. Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

Technical Expertise

  • Establish standards, tools, and guidelines for optimal Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) practices across the International Program Group (IPG) donor segments.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E) templates and guidance are up to date and are in compliance with donor guidance/expectations.
  • Provide input in selection of appropriate research methodologies for program assessments, designs and evaluations.
  • Lead or contribute significantly to technical components of proposals particularly, M&E Plan, Budget, Theory of Change, etc.
  • Support (or take lead for prioritized programs) the establishment of project performance monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Support and review evaluations (baseline, mid-term and final evaluations).
  • Support project specific troubleshooting and stop-gap solutions for DME performance challenges as requested.
  • Lead evaluations, data quality reviews, or other specialized DME work as requested.

Coordination and Collaboration

  • Support and participate in the communication of DME best practice across IPG Teams.
  • Contribute to and participate in appropriate WVI and industry communities of practice.
  • Serve as WVUS M&E technical point of contact with donor M&E Advisors for projects prioritized by the IPG teams

Capacity Building and Program Quality

  • Provide capacity building to IPG staff on the DME aspects of their work.


  • Ensure incorporation of industry best practices into WVUS standards, tools and guidelines.
  • Stay up to date of latest public (e.g., USG) and private (e.g., foundations) DME trends and guidance.
  • Network with other organizations through working groups, panel discussions, brown bag events, etc. and share with IPG staff via working groups, brown bag, and other learning events.

Maintain an up to date understanding of any Partnership-wide DME policies/practices and evidence collection systems.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.

Required Skills
  • Design and implementation of relief and development programs performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems for complex programs, portfolio or institutions
  • Demonstrable experience with US Public donor MEL requirements
  • Experience with designing effective programs particularly using theory of change development and other logic models.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills
  • Ability to train, mentor and coach others in MEL Methodologies
  • Experience with implementing ICTD Tools in data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Working knowledge of programming in any two of the following sectors; Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Child Protection and Education, WASH, and Humanitarian Emergency
Required Experience

Master’s degree required, preferably with emphasis in statistics, economics, livelihoods, public health or other field related to international development. In addition to education, a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation, and applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in relation to the management of development projects. International development work experience, including program design; 5-8 years. Must have at least one year of work experience in the field. Working knowledge of M&E requirements for major public and private donor requirements (e.g., USAID, PEPFAR, Global Fund, etc.) preferred.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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