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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Harris Hill
£35k - 42k per year
Closing date
12 Apr 2021
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An international charity that helps women become successful entrepreneurs are currently looking for an experienced, project-facing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor. The successful candidate will work closely with the Programmes Team. You will play a vital part in supporting the charity's programme delivery and quality, contributing to the charity's long-term success. Your key focus will be to work with the portfolio of complex, multi-year programmes, ensuring evaluation and research activities are delivered to the highest standard. The role is highly international, working especially with colleagues across Afghanistan, Kenya and Tanzania. Please note this post is an FTC for a year and the client will consider a candidate on a part-time basis.
Key responsibilities
Lead in supporting in-country MEL colleagues to develop and maintain M&E plans for projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Afghanistan. Humanitarian and development.
Provide significant inputs into the development of project level data collection tools. Support piloting and rollout of tools by network partners where relevant
Implement internal research projects as required, developing data collection tools, supporting data collection and leading on data analysis.
Undertake quantitative or qualitative analyses where required.
Lead on producing evaluation report summaries for internal and external audiences.
Feed into the charity's ICT transformation project which is transforming data collection systems, and aligning these with our new organisational results framework.
Lead on producing evaluation report summaries for internal and external audiences.
Keep up-to-date with emerging and trending best practice in quantitative research methods, sharing these with colleagues across the charity's network.
Organise and deliver training on MEL for staff, in-house and for network partners as needed.
Person specification
Excellent knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning ideally gained from within the international development sector, though UK focused experience will also be considered.
A demonstrated track record of providing MEL support to complex projects (setting out MEL plans, and evaluation frameworks, developing data collection tools, leading on data analysis and reporting etc).
An ability to think both strategically and operationally around the application of appropriate evaluation methods, tools, and processes in different contexts.
Strong ICT skills, especially in using database and analytical software; proficiency in digital data systems will be an advantage.
Excellent project management skills
A MEL qualification would be advantageous but is not essential.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV before the closing date to
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th March but they will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.


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