• 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.

Outcome Harvesting 

  • 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.

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