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HENSON ARTHUR HAROLD VENN

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist

Telephone: +23276400151 Email: gbegima@gmail.com

Summary of Professional Experience


Henson Venn is a Masters degree holder in International development with eight years of
experience working with International Non-Governmental Organizations (Catholic Relief
Services, Save the Children International, Care International, and World Vision
International). His experience expands across many sectors including, humanitarian
emergency response, monitoring and evaluation, value chain, relief and development
programs, food security and livelihoods especially food and cash based programming,
project and team management, humanitarian accountability, coordination and capacity
building. He has seven (7) practical years of experience including four (4) years
international experience in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti in developing and
managing Monitoring and Evaluation systems for different emergency contexts,
designing and interpreting monitoring tools to capture project indicators, conducting end
of project evaluations and capacity building of project M&E and partner staffs. Henson
has eight years of donor reporting experience including USAID, European Union and the
United Nations World Food Program (WFP)

Henson Venn has a successful record of establishing appropriate complaint and response
mechanisms to improve community participation and involvement in project
implementation. He is skilled in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies and
data management, log frames and M&E plan development for multiple programs.
Additionally, he has conducted several baseline, mid line and impact assessment surveys
and he is a specialist in managing mobile data collection tools including Open Data Kits,
SPSS, iformbuilder, commcare and other data analysis software programs. Henson has
served in different coordination, supervisory and management roles across several
monitoring and evaluation departments and has provided leadership in establishing M&E
systems in difficult and complex contexts with the technical knowledge required.

EDUCATION-Degrees
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Development, University of Sierra Leone,
2013
Bachelor of Arts (Nation building and Development), University of Sierra Leone, 2004
Diplomas
Human Resources Management, Institute of Commercial Management, London, 2007
Business Administration and Management, Institute of Commercial Management,
London, 2007
Project control and Management, Institute of Business Studies and Administration, 2008

Certificates
Budget formulation and control, ongoing course

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CURRICULUM VITAE

HENSON ARTHUR HAROLD VENN

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist

Telephone: +23276400151 Email: gbegima@gmail.com

Mobile data collection of Monitoring and Evaluation tools (Open Data Kits: ODK);
Institute of Research Studies, Kenya, 2015
Monitoring and Evaluation, Institute of Business Studies and Administration, 2012
Microsoft Office (Word, excel, power point, publisher)
Data Management (Access, SPSS, Kobo)

LANGUAGES: English (fluent), French (Intermediate)


Work Experience (International and National)
Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning Specialist, Catholic Relief Services,
Sierra Leone, Feed the Future program, USAID funded, January 2017- Date
(National Experience)
Provide leadership in the design and implementation of M&E systems and
applications for mobile technologies for the farmer to farmer program
Performs monitoring and evaluation functions across program portfolios including
managing the programs database
Develop learning sessions for partners to discuss successes and challenges thereby
reporting to diverse target audiences including USAID, beneficiaries and other
stakeholders.
Develop and update the annual M&E plans, data collection, annual and semi-
annual reports.
Analyze, monitor and evaluate progress towards planned milestones,
achievements, results, and projects approved Performance Management Plan
Provide technical assistance in the monitoring activities to ensure compliance
with US Government regulations and document program impact, performance and
achievement of results.

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist, World


Vision International, Central African Republic -January -December 2015-
(International experience) . (1 year)

Developed functioning M&E system for World Vision response program in Central
African Republic (CAR) by contributing to the design of standard baseline, midline
and end line tools and M&E procedures and providing support in the coordination
and supervision of data collection and entry.
Established an effective M&E department in World Vision CAR through capacity
building activities like coaching and mentoring of staff and providing technical
leadership for the program.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

HENSON ARTHUR HAROLD VENN

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist

Telephone: +23276400151 Email: gbegima@gmail.com

Developed project log frames, program indicators, M&E plans and detailed
implementation plans for the response program in CAR.
Designed and managed a convenient and effective complaint Response Mechanism
(CRM) for community complaint management.

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning Coordinator, Save the Children


Sierra Leone, Food Emergency for Ebola Disease Virus Survivors (FEEDS)
Program, July 2016- December 2016 (6months) (National Experience)
This role provided leadership in the roll out and implementation of standard MEAL
procedures, processes, corresponding tools, reporting requirements and built the culture
of maximum utilization in respective field bases and supervised the implementation of
community feedback and response mechanisms for programs with quality benchmark
assessment
Developed MEAL packages (results framework, MEAL plan, MEAL timelines
and budget, Indictor Performance Tracking Tables, quality benchmarks and
mapping of standard data collection tools to projects) for the FEEDS Program
Provided leadership in implementing feedback and response mechanisms,
ensuring analysis and documentation of appropriate response and decision making
Championed the quality benchmark assessment, analysis, reporting and sharing of
the information on the utilization of key MEAL findings
Led the operationalization of an integrated web-based Monitoring & and
Evaluation/Geographic Information Database System in field bases
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, World Vision Sierra Leone,
Disaster Emergency Response Program, January June 2016: (6months)
(National experience)

Conducted routine validation visits to project sites to address emerging challenges


for implementation.
Conducted learning and experience sharing sessions for program and key
stakeholders
Supported the collection and analysis of data for Monthly and quarterly report
writing.
Conducted training and coaching for field staff on specialties related to DME.
Reviewed and analysed monthly and quarterly reports to identify causes of
potential bottlenecks in project implementation.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Coordinator, World Vision Sierra


Leone, WFP funded, January 2013- December 2014. (2year) ( National experience)

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HENSON ARTHUR HAROLD VENN

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist

Telephone: +23276400151 Email: gbegima@gmail.com

Worked with World Food Program, Ministries of Agriculture and Education to design
proposals, monitor indicators, implement and evaluate the food programs in World
Vision Sierra Leone.
Developed M&E plans to capture useful information for project monitoring, and
evaluation (M&E).
Streamlined M&E activities and ensured that they were adequately budgeted for
throughout project implementation with special emphasis on the availability of
needed resources for data collection processes.
Consolidated all reports (M&E, monthly and end of project reports) for its
appropriateness and usefulness in measuring progress towards goals

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Officer, Save the Children International,


Haiti, (International experience) February 2011-December 2012
(1 year, 11 months)

Improved staff knowledge on monitoring and evaluation, Sphere, HAP, WFP donor
requirements and standards through trainings and briefings.
Provided practical best practice expertise to the M&E staff in the programs M&E
processes and systems to capture program indicators
Participated in project designs, project objective hierarchies and logical frame work
matrix (activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts) streamlining
AM&E budget in projects design documents.
Produced quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per M&E
reporting schedules.
Disseminated key findings from M&E to project management and stakeholders
through learning events.
Managed M&E and CRM database for information management.

Accountability Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, World Vision Liberia, WFP


funded, (International experience) June 2008- December 2010
(1 year 6 months)

Provided technical support on monitoring and evaluation through trainings,


workshops and coaching.
Designed and participated in surveys (baseline, Post Distribution Monitoring and
midterm review) and project assessments.
Compiled and produced monthly management reports.

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HENSON ARTHUR HAROLD VENN

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Specialist

Telephone: +23276400151 Email: gbegima@gmail.com

Improved coordination between World Vision and other stake holders in relation to
commodities management.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Name Position & Organization E-mail Telephone
Victor Kamara National Child Protection Manager, Victor_kamara@wvi.org +23276847759
World Vision
Ibrahim Jalloh Head of Programs, Caritas, Sierra Leone akempi@yahoo.com +23276865510