Key Accountabilities and responsibilities
Lead relevant office’s results reporting in line with corporate requests, working with office focal point on results, SROs and programme teams;
Lead development of work to monitor and use of country level results information to demonstrate progress against each country’s business plan, and to communicate headline results and progress on development diplomacy;
Lead work with Head of Office (HoO), Deputy Head of Office (DHO) and Senior Responsible Owners (SRO) to provide advice on country and programme level theories of changes;
Provide SROs and other programme staff with high quality support and advice to ensure programmes are underpinned by robust evidence and monitored effectively to add maximum value – e.g. business case development, results chains, logframes, assessment of evidence needs, monitoring and evaluation plans, theories of change, quality assurance of Annual Reviews and Project Completion Reviews and evaluation ToRs, procurement, design and reports;
Support across the offices to disseminate and use evaluation findings – and to flag important lessons for AsCOT HQ;
Lead work with HoO and DHO to identify and address portfolio quality issues across each office’s programmes with a view to maximising performance and value for money;
Lead work to build staff capacity in managing and communicating results and evaluations, by providing support and delivering workshops/training sessions, in line with the offices’ Learning and Development Strategy;
Develop evidence plans setting out the strategy for learning, using evidence, monitoring, evaluation and research;and help locate available evidence and support commissioning of research, literature reviews or systematic reviews through the South Asia Research Hub or elsewhere.
The successful candidate will be expected to hold a Master’s degree in social sciences, statistics or science, management or development studies.
Skills and Experience
We require someone who is an excellent manager and strong communicator, with the proven ability to think around issues, network with key stakeholders, and drive new work streams forward. You will be a self-starter who enjoys taking initiative, being creative, and building support for the regional agenda. You must be able to work independently and be confident in dealing with senior people. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate:
Minimum 5 year’s experience working in the development sector (government, civil society, implementing organisation) on monitoring, evaluation, results, statistics or a related technical area.
The successful applicant needs to demonstrate a solid understanding and application of statistical and evaluation approaches
Strong programme management skills and and willingness to learn DFID systems.
Strong ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with wide range of
stakeholders. In this case it would be across international institutions, suppliers, other
departments of Government of UK, the donor community, civil society and the private sector.
Excellent written skills and a proven ability to produce high quality work at short notice.
Ability to analyse information and use evidence to build a strong case to underpin key decisions.
Good leadership and people management skills, including: the ability to engage with a multi-
disciplinary teams, lead programme teams, while providing appropriate challenge and support;
and coordinating activity across multiple work-streams.
Self-motivation and initiative. Ability to work independently to develop and drive agendas, bringing
colleagues and partners along.
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