Job Title:​ Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Adviser 

Location​: London (with occasional international travel)

Contract: 2 Year contract 

Reporting to:​ Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 

Responsible for: Occasional consultants and volunteers

Salary:  £36,529 gross per annum

Application Deadline:​ 09.00 UK Time, 16 March 2022

Interviews: From 24 March 2022 

CR has been building peace for more than 25 years. We're constantly looking to improve our practice to tackle ever more complex conflict problems. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career MEL professional to apply their knowledge and experience to some of the most complex MEL challenges in peacebuilding and help us understand the impact of our work, build evidence of what works and what doesn't, and facilitate creative peace practice for CR and for the sector. 

CR is currently in its second year of applying Outcome Harvesting as our main MEL methodology across the organisation. With growing uptake among programme teams and local partners and a fastly expanding database of evidence, they'd be joining the MEL team at a very exciting time, when CR is investing in developing how we gather and use evidence to improve peace practice.

We are looking for a mid-level professional who is passionate about MEL and who has the experience and knowledge to guide and advise our programme teams to use our evidence to foster learning, adaptation and innovation. 

Essential knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Knowledge of a range of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning concepts, tools, and approaches. 
  • Awareness and understanding of adaptive programming, including approaches for how to monitor and evaluate them. 
  • Experience designing complex Theories of Change, including monitoring frameworks and the critical analysis of data to inform adaptations. 
  • Ability to collect, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data in a manner that is sensitive to conflict-affected contexts. 
  • Knowledge of organisational practices such as partnership working, value for money and organisational learning. 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to participatory and gender responsive approaches. 
  • Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, cross cultural working, and political sensitivity. 
  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information, and maintaining accessible filing systems. 
  • Experience of group facilitation and training support on monitoring, evaluation and learning issues 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 
  • Ability to listen actively to and work with and support people from varying backgrounds and with a range of political, cultural, and value orientations. 
  • Experience of working across an organisation to influence others. 

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