- Job Title: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- Location: Flexible working, with possibilities for some international travel
- Contract: Maternity Cover – 7 months (October 2022 – February/May 2023)
- Reporting to: Director of Research and Innovation
- Salary: £51,727.26 gross per annum
- Closing: 7 October 2022 9:00 am UK time
Responsible for: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer; supervision of Department MEL leads X 3; occasional consultants and volunteers.
Specific responsibilities and tasks
Organisation-wide MEL strategies and leadership
- Advise and support implementation of recommendations from the 2022 mid-term review of our Strategic Plan.
- Use Outcome Harvesting data to review progress against our organisational Theory of Change and Results Framework.
- Lead on sharing evidence of impact of our work within CR, eg for fundraising.
- Set objectives and guide the work of the central MEL team, and advise Departmental MEL leads.
- Develop and manage a small annual budget for specific MEL activities and monitor expenditure.
- Lead on the application of Outcome Harvesting, ensuring it is used consistently, is providing robust data, and meets organisational standards, vision and values:
- Develop and improve our Outcome Harvesting approach.
- Develop and maintain organisational guidelines.
- Oversee the quality of implementation of the Outcome Harvesting methodology.
- Lead on the delivery of annual Outcome Harvesting Analysis workshops.
- Document and analyse Outcome Harvesting results.
- Support integration of findings into programming, reporting, communications, and evaluations.
- Share key lessons internally.
- Supervise the use of our online system for Outcome Harvesting in Podio.
- Supervise the integration of gender into Outcome Harvesting, working with the Gender team.
Essential Knowledge, skills and experience
- Thorough knowledge of the complexity and gender-aware approaches and methodologies for MEL at strategic, organisational and project levels.
- Track record of providing technical MEL programme and organisation advice.
- Experience in different measurement and evaluation frameworks and participatory approaches applicable to peacebuilding.
- Experience or good knowledge of using Outcome Harvesting to measure programming.
- Experience in delivering training and capacity building, and facilitating meetings and events.
- Experience in managing staff, working as part of a team and independently.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Capacity to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds.
- Good political judgement, including regarding sensitive and confidential issues.
- Good IT skills, including managing online workshops and database and analysis software.
Desirable Knowledge, skills and experience
- Knowledge of MEL for peacebuilding.