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13 Jun 2018

Contract Head of Evidence and Learning

Save the Children International – Posted by Save the ChildrenYangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Job Description

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Capacity Building
• Build capacity of country office and partner teams to generate and use evidence in program design and project cycle management. Assess capacity gaps in PDQ and Program Implementation (PI) teams, and identify priorities for training, mentoring, on-the-job learning, etc. Ensure priorities are addressed through conducting training directly or finding suitable resource people, institutions, training initiatives;
• Work with staff and line managers to identify and support application of new skills, incorporating into ongoing workplans, supportive supervision and mentoring, and program implementation;
• Develop and actively manage a network of relationships with external organisations and individuals, including research institutions, consultancies, Save the Children MEAL and research staff in members and the Asia Regional Office (ARO), who might support capacity-building initiatives in Save the Children Myanmar.

Knowledge Management Systems
• In collaboration with other departments, lead PDQ in establishing and rolling out Country Office (CO) knowledge management (KM) strategy and systems, with particular attention to storing and sharing program experience, data, learning and results;
• Ensure a strong interface with global KM initiatives; support staff to contribute to and use global and regional KM guidelines and platforms.
• In collaboration with PDQ, PI and Communications colleagues, support the documentation and dissemination of program achievements and results;
• Support sector specialists in the collection, storage and utilisation of external evidence and research, including Myanmar-specific analyses and reports.

Culture of Learning
• Lead PDQ efforts to develop a culture of learning and information sharing across departments within the Myanmar CO, so that evidence generated through programming and research is used for program development / readjustment and strategy development; play a central role in encouraging more frequent and accurate use of evidence in written reports and publications for advocacy;
• Work with MEAL and thematic teams on the development or updating of thematic results frameworks and clear learning agendas for each thematic area; consolidate thematic results frameworks into a coherent CO results framework and learning agenda;
• Support thematic teams to pursue and continuously refresh their learning agendas, ensuring that these are aligned with the Country Strategy Plan (CSP);
• Establish engaging forums for reflection, learning and evidence-sharing within and between program teams, and with other departments;

Research and Evidence Building
• Work with thematic teams to develop, oversee and manage Save the Children’s research, evaluation and learning agenda;
• Oversee or support priority research initiatives, working with thematic teams and researchers to ensure that evidence generation and evaluations are of high quality and produce valid, reliable, and relevant findings which inform learning objectives;
• Ensure that evidence is translated into high quality technical research papers, reports, briefs and other publications that are relevant to programming and advocacy work and are tailored to different audiences in Myanmar and internationally;
• Identify and actively pursue strategic partnerships with Myanmar and international research institutions, working closely with CO colleagues and other Save the Children technical staff;
• Conduct internal research on priority learning questions related to program delivery, and propose recommendations for operational improvement;
• Increase the strategic use of costing and documentation studies to advocate for replication and scale-up of programs proven to be impactful for children in Myanmar.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability
• Oversee the Country Office MEAL team, ensuring clear roles and responsibilities, effective planning and performance management, and delivery of results;
• Establish mechanisms to ensure a strong functional interface between MEAL and PDQ and PI teams, supporting the effective use of data for decision making, quality assurance and results-oriented behaviour;
• Work with teams to streamline MEAL practice and indicators; ensure MEAL systems emphasize quality-focused key performance indicators, outcome indicators, and indicators that measure impact for children;
• Ensure MEAL systems capture learning from program successes and challenges, assess performance regularly against agreed program objectives and indicators, and are consistently used by managers and technical teams to improve programming;
• Ensure CO MEAL Framework and systems are updated and implemented, and that they align with Save the Children’s Global MEAL framework and priority ARO initiatives;
• Work with PI and MEAL staff to support roll-out of functional accountability mechanisms, including information sharing and feedback and response mechanisms with beneficiaries;
• Support MEAL and thematic staff to generate reliable, relevant and outcome-oriented data and evidence, which can be used in reporting and communications to Save the Children members and donors.

How to Apply

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
QUALIFICATIONS
• Masters degree in Social Sciences or relevant equivalent, with at least significant coursework in quantitative or qualitative social research methods
EXPERIENCE
• Minimum of 10 years experience in international development, with at least 3 years management experience
• Minimum of 5 years experience in international development program monitoring & evaluation, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems, research, and overseeing baselines/evaluations.
• Experience in at least one Save the Children priority sector: education, child protection, child rights governance, child poverty, health and nutrition
• Demonstrated experience of developing or overseeing data management solutions, and familiarity with technologies in social research;
• Experience working outside Myanmar is an advantage.
SKILLS
• Excellent communication and leadership skills;
• Excellent understanding of evidence-driven development programming and robust knowledge of development research methodologies;
• Demonstrated capacity of designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and using research findings to inform program design and advocacy.
• Excellent analytical skills and appreciation for the complexities of social research, especially as pertains to deprivations of children’s rights in the Myanmar context;
• Effective at collaborating and influencing across departments and sectors;
• Excellent skills in training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring
• Ability and willingness to change working practices and hours according to organisational requirements (e.g. emergencies);
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles, including rights-based approaches;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar essential.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send an Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae to:

Human Resources Department| Save the Children| Wizaya Plaza-First Floor|
226 U Wisara Road| Bahan Township| Yangon| Myanmar
Email address: [email protected]
not later than 5 P.M., 27 June 2018 (Wednesday).

Note: The job vacancy can also be viewed in SCI web site http://myanmar.savethechildren.net/jobs.
Candidates are also requested to mention in the applications if there is, blood/marriage relationships with the existing Save the Children employees. No requirement of photo or copy of certificates and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Categories: Others. Job Types: Contract. Job expires in 20 days.

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