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Impact Systems Manager

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POSITION SUMMARY: 

Are you a person of compassion? An advocate for justice? Someone who stands up for the rights of the vulnerable and speaks out for the marginalized, the exploited, and the forgotten?  Do you believe in our calling as Christians to welcome the least of these and love our neighbor?

If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, World Relief, and millions of people around the world need you.

World Relief seeks an Impact Systems Manager who will lead a team of analysts that supports the automation of World Relief’s MEAL function with an emphasis on data collection, analysis, visualization, and storage. This position falls within World Relief’s newly constituted and restructured Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team within the international programs division and will report to the MEAL director. By better systematizing our monitoring and evaluation work, World Relief will be more equipped to efficiently and consistently measure outcomes and use data to continuously improve our programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Monitoring:

  • Working with in-house and external developers to propose design improvements and functionality enhancements to World Relief’s in-house monitoring platform, particularly regarding reporting, dashboarding, and developing integrations with other systems
  • Define and drive World Relief’s strategy on mobile data collection tools and integration with the monitoring/metrics platform

Evaluation:

  • Using ODK and ONA platforms, manage a team in creation and deployment and user access
  • Ensure support to staff in using ONA for data collection
  • Contribute to the development or improvement of manuals and guidelines that define the implementation process for impact surveys, including leadership and staffing, sampling methodology, question selection, logistics considerations, budgets, etc
  • Work with the analysts to create automated data reporting and analysis of desired indices, pulling these into standard narrative reporting formats and dashboards

Data Infrastructure:

  • Participate in the design and development of a data warehouse solution using cloud platform products to consolidate monitoring and impact data and other datasets into secure scalable data warehouse solutions that enable effective reporting and self-service data consumption
  • Uphold data security and data governance best practices, and contribute to policy development around data security and protection

General:

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of Monitoring and Evaluation guidance for:
    • Program metrics and program-level data collection
    • Standards and procedures for quality assessments of the data collection process
    • Use of the data collected for reporting and integration into a system of lessons learned to improve program quality
  • Oversee and provide training and support to the country offices, primarily through remote support but occasionally through project visits
  • Mentor and develop team members, and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Outstanding English writing skills
  • Strong analytical, capacity assessment, and planning skills
  • Experience with using monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies such as logical frameworks, definition/measurement of outcomes, rapid assessment techniques, etc.
  • Strong background in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and data analysis
  • Capacity with SPSS, Stata, R, Python, or similar software (R preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Power BI Suite including DAX, Power Query (M Language), or similar data-viz software
  • Experience with “big data” technologies and cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure preferred)
  • Experience managing or coordinating evaluation teams and exercises
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time-management skills, ability to deliver when facing tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with the international development community and donor monitoring and evaluation requirements and frameworks (US Government agencies, European Government agencies, multilateral agencies)
  • Individuals must be a self-starter, strongly motivated, and interested in rapidly producing results

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mature and personal Christian faith
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
  • Able to affirm and/or acknowledge World Reliefs Core Beliefs, Statement of Faith, Christian Identity, and National Evangelicals For the Health of The Nation document
  • Must be able to establish strong relationships cross-culturally.
  • University education in relevant fields required (social sciences, computer science, statistics, applied sciences, or similar). Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years experience in the relief and development field preferred two years of program implementation experience
  • Five or more years of experience in the M&E, data science, or information systems area

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read the application information
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • General office setting
  • Great lengths of time working on the computer, reading from a computer screen, entering information, standing at a copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
  • Physical, emotional, and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review. 

World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week): 

World Relief contributes to monthly premiums: 

  • Medical 
  • Dental  

Additional Benefits: 

  • Offer 16 Paid Holidays! 
  • Vision
  • Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave 
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)  

World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees: 

  • Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children) 
  • Long-Term & Short-term Disability 
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) 
  • Long Distant Travel Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  

World Relief – Retirement: 

  • 401K & Roth  
  • WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10% 
  • Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part-time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year  

World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible): 

  • Verizon 
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide 
  • Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual 

 We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal-opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff shares the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

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