Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Arua, Uganda
Africa Uganda Northern
Fixed term, Full-time
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year
Position: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Report to: Area Coordinator
Location: Arua, West Nile
Purpose of the position:
Provide technical guidance and field support to the Child friendly spaces research team working in various locations in Arua District in terms of field coordination, logistical planning, capacity building, assessment sampling designs, routine monitoring of all field implementation of research activities, serve as the focal point for the data collection, collation and safe storage of data using mobile technology, and produce summary reports, technical briefs, and peer-reviewed journal articles. The position will be required to establish and build the capacity of the research team in close collaboration the child protection team, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
Management of Research and Learning Logistics
-Liaise with NO to provide logistical arrangements for the research technical team
-Liaise with relevant DM&E and program staff to ensure collaborative reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of existing CFS programming
-Conduct selection, recruitment, training, and management of enumerators and translators when necessary
-Prepare financial documents for payment of enumerators and translators
-Work with the procurement team to ensure items and materials are purchased in a timely manner
-Coordinate quantitative and qualitative data collection activities
-Work with the Qualitative Research Manager to ensure all research assistants and enumerators are supervised, guided, mentored and supported to undertake research
-Together with the Qualitative Research Manager, provide management and supervision for ongoing monitoring activities to maintain fidelity to the research plan
-Ensure strong leadership in Child and Adult Safeguarding within the research
Development and adaptation of research tools and methodologies
-Review quantitative tools, and under the guidance of the research director and/or research coordinator, adapt, pilot, and finalise them for cultural and contextual relevance.
-Assist in designing cluster level sampling framework for the different research waves
-Support regular translation of data and findings to research team
Collation and Safe Storage of Data
-Undertake management of data collection technology backbone
-Ensure privacy requirements including but not limited to enumerator phones, computers, etc; securing informational privacy of data collected
-Collating programme records in a coherent system
-Liaise with local service providers to collect and collate programme referral records
-Track programme service and behavior incident referrals monthly and ensure appropriate reporting procedures are kept by programme staff
-Track programme attendance daily and collate in weekly reports to ensure accurate attendance reporting procedures are kept by programme staff
-Track all required process-related indicators and collate in weekly reports
-Ensuring safe, confidential storage of all data
Data Entry and Reporting
-Ensuring prompt and reliable electronic data entry using Excel
-Together with the Qualitative Research Manager, ensure appropriate and timely translation of all research documents
-Conduct basic, preliminary analysis of data following baseline, endline and follow-up data collection
-Provide periodic summary reports to the research team in a timely manner (based in New York & Uganda)
-Provide weekly reports to the line supervisor in a timely manner
-Produce 1st draft of all technical reports
-Draft text to support peer-review journal article development
-Ensure key findings from the measurement processes in Wave one, two and three are shared with World Vision management and external entities as advised by the immediate supervisor
Learning and Other Duties
-Ensure Learning events are conducted for direct & partner implemented projects before the closure of the project in order to document learnings and best practice for future programs.
-Ensure all data, reports, and records are clearly organized archived in a central location for future reference.
-Ensure WV is well represented at field level related working groups and forums Ensure information sharing, Consultation, Participation & Complaints and response of affected people is integrated as a mainstream element of the research
-Ensure the effective coordination with DME staff at the National Office for the progress of CFS project
-Where necessary, liaise with external agencies to ensure the project activities are correctly understood, and are able to receive necessary support (including community engagement activities)
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
-Master’s degree preferably in the field of social sciences, public health, project planning and management, statistics or development studies
-Minimum of 5 years in the field of Operational research, monitoring and evaluation, assessments especially in emergency context
-Thorough knowledge of research quality assurance process including Institutional review approvals, translations, mobile data collection methodologies, etc.
-Thorough knowledge in writing technical reports especially in child protection, psychosocial support and mental health.
-Thorough knowledge of humanitarian operations coordination and cluster operations in a refugee context is essential.
-Fluency in spoken and written English.
-Fully competent in MS Excel, and Word.
-Proven experience in managing competing research and assessment priorities, designing and developing rigorous assessment methodologies, monitoring and evaluation plans, and reports, preferably in humanitarian settings
-Proven experience in leading Surveys (mix methodologies) from designing to report writing.
-Proven experience in budgeting and field level facilitation of different stakeholders
-Experience in quantitative, qualitative, and community-based participatory methodologies and data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis
-Experience working on research with children and thorough understanding of ethical requirements of such work
-Ability to train, mentor, and manage teams of local enumerators
-Must be able to function effectively in a fluid and complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements with multiple partners and stakeholders