Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Advisor, Faith & Development

Key Responsibilities:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Advisor will provide global leadership for World Vision on the integration of faith into design, monitoring, and evaluation processes across the Partnership. This will enable WV to better tell the story of how our Christian faith makes a tangible contribution to the sustained well-being of children and will improve effectiveness, impact and quality of programming and advocacy.

The Senior Advisor is responsible for setting global Faith and Development M&E standards, strengthening capability in F&D M&E, and leading the development of F&D M&E guidance and tools in collaboration with other sectors and ministries. They will provide recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team on options to improve the ways in which WV articulates and measures the role of faith in development. They will provide evidence to the Strategy Realization Steering Committee on the extent to which faith is contributing to the sustained well-being of children.


Major Responsibilities

Technical Leadership of F&D M&E

Lead the development of  F&D theories of change, logframes, including indicators, M&E framework, M&E tools
Provide recommendations on how WV can improve the ways in which we articulate and measure the role of Christian faith in development.
Lead continuous improvement of F&D M&E based on ongoing review of internal and external industry standard indicators and measurement tools.
Provide technical M&E support to project model development/refinement.
Review and revise the Implementation Quality Assurance (IQA) tools for F&D project models
Support development of tools and methodology for deep dive review of F&D project model & approaches.
Provide technical expertise and approval of all F&D indicators in Horizon
Support integration of F&D M&E into other ministry areas, sector models and approaches.
Provide leadership and technical input in the development of F&D M&E guidance and materials

Provide expertise for the development of WV global F&D M&E standards, guidelines, and tools.
Develop user-friendly guidance for F&D M&E measurement tools.
Review and revise F&D root cause analysis toolkits
Provide technical input into LEAP 3 guidance
Facilitate capacity building of the TSO staff, SO staff, and other key stakeholders in F&D M&E and in utilization of data for project planning and management
Work with M&E team, Sector & ministry teams and TSO to develop F&D M&E competencies and training materials
Facilitate capacity building of the TSO staff, SO staff, and other key stakeholders in F&D M&E and in utilization of data for project planning and management

Global reporting

Collaborate with the Evidence Building team to support organization-wide strategic data analysis to enhance evidence-based decision making
Ensure alignment and support quality data for strategic reporting mechanisms, such as the Operations Portal, Impact Portal, Strategy Dashboard
Collaborate with TSO and Global sectors teams on the analysis and writing of global reports, including the global CWB reports.

Networking and External Representation in M&E at the Global Level

Build networks with academic and other research institutions, UN and NGO forums to learn about developments in F&D M&E approaches, seek partnerships to benefit WV and share evidence and learning from WV programming
Participate in external forums to represent and present World Vision F&D M&E approaches
Prepare presentations for WV leaders to share at key events


Provide technical input for grant acquisition as needed.
Collaborate with Support Office staff to utilize programming indicators and articulate evidence of impact for marketing use.
Explore and support mobile solutions to data collection
Other tasks as assigned

Knowledge and Qualifications for the role


Master’s Degree or PhD in measurement, research and evaluation
Proven experience in designing monitoring and evaluation systems.
Proven experience in communicating, negotiation and influencing at a senior management level
Proven experience in building technical M&E capacity
Proven experience working in development or humanitarian industry
Advanced skills in use of quantitative & qualitative data analysis software
Minimum 7 years practical experience in leading programme design, monitoring and evaluation and in building M&E capacity
Excellent understanding and skills in measurement sampling and sample size estimation, and determining significance of results.
Understanding of WV sector programing, Transformational Development and global partnership strategy
Ability to communicate cross-culturally and operate on diverse and globally dispersed teams.
Christian commitment and maturity


Ten years practical experience in conducting and leading programme M&E, including in the area of Faith and Development.
Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative evaluation and research skills
Excellent written and verbal communication in English; language skills in Spanish and/or French preferred.
Demonstrated leadership and communications skills required to facilitate virtual consultative and collaborative processes while maintaining positive working relationship across various regions and countries
Proven ability to foster a positive working environment with different stakeholders


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About World Vision Kenya

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.