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Monitoring and Learning Officer

Haywards Heath, West Sussex - flexible locations and working arrangements within the UK may be consi
Closing date
8 Nov 2020
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Monitoring and Learning Officer – Disability Inclusive Development Fund Management Team (DID FMT)

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK (flexible locations and working arrangements within the UK may be considered)

Salary: £38,000

Contract: 12 month maternity cover contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Monitoring and Learning Officer to assist with the implementation of the DID programme’s monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy (MEL strategy). Reporting to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, this 12 month maternity cover contract role will provide technical support to consortium partners, globally and in-country, to implement the DID programme’s MEL strategy, ensuring that it compliments consortium partners’ existing MEL approaches. This role involves:

  • managing the MEL requirements of a portfolio of DID projects and providing these projects with the appropriate technical support to design, set-up and implement their project M&E Frameworks
  • significantly contributing to the completion of the quarterly and annual reporting process for a portfolio of DID projects
  • contributing to DID programme governance groups, the MEL Network and learning / evidence / communication events
  • contributing to the continuous development and smooth operation of the DID programme and its MEL processes
  • contributing evidence to quality assurance activities, in collaboration with the MEL Manager and consortium partners

About You

The ideal candidate will be educated to at least university undergraduate degree level, or with equivalent work experience. A Masters level degree would be desirable in a subject such as monitoring and evaluation, public health, international development or statistics. You will be a problem-solver with effective time management, experience of planning, manipulating data and the ability to work well with stakeholders.

You have:

  • substantial experience of working within the international development/ humanitarian or other relevant sector
  • a strong working knowledge of monitoring and evaluations
  • experience in project management and programme monitoring and evaluation with the ability to manage large, complex pieces of work and to produce key deliverables on time.
  • impressive written and communications skills
  • an understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities
  • experience of the complexities of working across multiple countries and continents in an international development organisation
  • experience of producing analytical reports, tools, templates and guidance for a wide range of audiences.
  • a willingness to travel up to 12 weeks per year on various trips globally

Please read the job description provided for more information about this involved role. We anticipate that interviews will take place in mid-November and are keen for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible after this.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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