Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Maternity cover)

Conciliation Resources

  • Job Title: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Location: London (with some international travel)
  • Contract: Maternity Cover – 8 to 9 months (25th of July 2022 – Apr 2023)
  • Reporting to: Director of Research and Innovation
  • Salary: £51,727.26 gross per annum
  • Closing: 27 June 2022 09:00 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

1. Organisation-wide MEL strategies and leadership

  • Support teams to implement 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.
  • Foster a culture of organisational learning by using various internal platforms to share our evidence to support communications, programme improvement and adaptation and innovation.
  • Facilitate cross-organisational learning spaces to share evidence of what works and what doesn’t in our peace practice.
  • Support the development of systems to link evidence from CR peace practice to thematic learning, research, innovation and advocacy, working with the Director of Research and Innovation.
  • Support the Communications and Fundraising team to communicate the impact of our work, including through reports to strategic donors.
  • Supervise the use of our online system for MEL and Outcome Harvesting in Podio, working closely with Department MEL leads and the Fundraising Team.
  • Working with the Gender team to integrate gender into the Outcome Harvesting process and MEL data.
  • Set the objectives and guide the work of the MEL team (full time MEL Adviser and MEL Officer) and supervise the MEL work of three Department officers.
  • Develop and manage an annual budget for specific MEL activities and monitor expenditure.

2. 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:
  • Continue to develop and improve our Outcome Harvesting approach
  • Develop and maintain organisational guidelines
  • Oversee the quality of implementation of the methodology
  • Lead on the delivery of annual Outcome Harvesting Analysis workshops
  • Document and analyse Outcome Harvesting results
  • Support integration of findings into programmatic work, donor reporting and communications
  • Support use of findings for external evaluations
  • Share key lessons learned internally

Essential Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Thorough knowledge of complexity aware approaches and methodologies for MEL at strategic, organisational and project level.
  • Understanding of gender-sensitive approaches to monitoring and evaluation and the challenges of practical implementation.
  • Track record of providing professional advice to strategic or cross-organisational MEL processes.
  • Track record of working with staff and local partners to provide professional advice and guidance to embed robust MEL practices into programming practice.
  • Experience of different measurement and evaluation frameworks and techniques, such as the logical framework approach, theories of change and organisational learning, and participatory techniques.
  • Experience or good knowledge of using Outcome Harvesting to measure programming, and of supporting practitioners to use the evidence of Outcome Harvesting results.
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building support and facilitating meetings and events.
  • Experience of managing staff, and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and to work collaboratively with a flexible approach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and the ability to communicate complex information and arguments clearly and accurately.
  • Capacity to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds, and a range of political, cultural, and value orientations.
  • Good political judgement, including an appreciation of how to handle sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Good IT skills. Including to manage online workshops and database and analysis software such as Zoho Analytics, Microsoft PowerBi and Podio.

Desirable Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of MEL challenges for peacebuilding.
  • A post-graduate qualification or equivalent through experience in a relevant subject area (an advantage).

How to apply

Please visit the link here: https://www.c-r.org/jobs to download Application form 1 & Application form 2.