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Evidence Building Advisor - Monitoring & Evaluation

World Vision

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

Reporting to the Impact Evidence Building Manager, we are seeking an Evidence Building Advisor - Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure that priority projects are designed, managed and evaluated to enable World Vision Australia (WVA) to provide a credible account of change to institutional supporters, private funders and other supporter groups in alignment with the WVA Strategy.

The role specifically supports the strengthening of a robust evidence base through a consistent measurement approach in designs, baselines, monitoring and evaluation.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Actively contribute to the design and implementation of WVA’s Evidence Building Agenda and Framework that strengthens the evidence base of our project models.
  • Drive consistency of approach in designs, baselines, monitoring and evaluation in relation to priority projects and technical programmes (TPs) at a meta (portfolio) level to enable reporting impact at scale.
  • Develop guidance materials/tools and lead capacity-building activities to improve the evidence building capability of WVA and partner Field Office staff.
  • Lead meta-analysis/meta-reviews of evidence of impact for WVA’s priority projects and programs, including key program approaches/models, and develop evidence products for internal and external audiences.
  • Work with the Field, Marketing, Private Funding and other teams across the organisation to simplify complex evaluation reports into usable evidence products that provide a translated account of evidence to all supporter segments beyond the narrow segment of institutional donors.   
  • Support campaigns, products, initiatives and acquisition activity emerging out of the WVA Corporate Strategy and Impact Goals with insights to enable WVA to demonstrate a credible account of change.
  • Contribute and participate in broader evidence building and learning initiatives within WVA and WVI to support the WV Global Evidence Agenda.
  • Regularly engage and present to WVA, WVI and donors about WVA’s monitoring & evaluation approach and demonstrating the impact that WVA projects deliver

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Understanding of the international development context and issues including Australian market needs and demand for greater evidence of impact.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experience using quantitative and qualitative evaluation & research methodologies.
  • Experience in commissioning and conducting meta-analyses or other statistical analysis or systematic reviews strongly preferred.
  • Experience working across a number of sectors e.g., economic development, rural livelihoods, fragility, peacebuilding, resilience and climate adaptation
  • Proven ability to connect sectoral issues and programmatic approaches and capability to look at evidence at a portfolio level to report impact at scale.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as International Development, Evaluation or similar. Higher degree (Masters or above) strongly preferred. 

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and will be based in our office in Burwood East, Melbourne.

Occasional (20-40%) domestic and international travel when the border will be reopened.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning. We have over 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers, 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives and 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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