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02- Behavioural

Competency description from M&E lens: Promotes a better understanding for himself/herself, the staff, and within the organization, of the range of monitoring and evaluation products and their uses.

Competency type: Behavioural.

Competency label: Building organizational capacity.

Competency Level and Level Label Competency Level Description

Level 1:

Maintains up-to-date knowledge

Maintains up-to-date knowledge about research methods, practices and other technical information on M&E that assist in performing day-to-day work

Keeps own M&E technical information repositories and ensures that the information is up to date

Can explain knowledge base of monitoring and evaluation such as underlying theories, designs, models including logic and theory-based models, types, methods, and tools

Level 2:

Proactively keeps abreast of change in environment

Seeks to understand technical information related to research and M&E

Proactively reads relevant literature to enhance knowledge of relevant practices

Keeps abreast of changes in internal and external environment that impacts work area

Can critically analyse knowledge base of evaluation (theory of change, logic model, evaluation types, methods, tools, sampling, and data analysis).

Identifies and utilises learning opportunities to improve knowledge

Leads by example and motivates evaluators and teams to pursue excellence in their work, adhere to the evaluation standards and timelines.

Level 3:

Develops broader conceptual knowledge

Draws opportunities for learning from day-to-day experience

Seeks to enhance knowledge through interaction with experts and by reading articles and journals

Consults closely with other Departments and relevant stakeholders to develop broader conceptual understanding on M&E needs and requirements

Pursues challenging assignments to develop expertise on M&E

Proposes/verifies/ensures that the evaluation approach, design, and methodology, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques aligned with evaluation purpose, risks, emerging situations, available performance information and resources.

Creates the conditions for monitoring and evaluation staff to challenge the status quo and assumptions in their work

Level 4:

Prepares for the long-term

Develops an external orientation, by keeping up to date with professional bodies, trends, both national and international

Reads widely, such as policy documents, external reports, or professional and Government journals

Explores best practices and identifies opportunities for implementation in the existing M&E environment

Encourages knowledge and experience sharing

Looks beyond the short-term and makes changes in systems and processes which focusses on long-term knowledge enhancement

Level 5:

Seen as a role model

Is identified as a thought leader in own professional or technical field/area

Encourages and facilitates the acquisition of M&E knowledge in others

Suggests strategies to develop Department's overall knowledge base

Creates an environment for development of knowledge of self and others