Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Conciliation Resources

  • Job Title: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Location: London, with flexible working and occasional international travel
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Reporting to: Director of Research and Innovation
  • Responsible for: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer; supervision of MEL focal points, occasional consultants and volunteers.
  • Salary: £53,000 Gross per annum
  • Deadline: 18 December 2023 UK Time 5pm extended for 20 January 2024 UK Time 5pm – the interview will happen on a rolling basis from 8 Jan 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our work on adaptive approaches to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for peacebuilding, including by continuing the development of our organisational approach to Outcome Harvesting.

Job Purpose
The Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning leads on developing and implementing Conciliation Resources’ strategy, systems and skills for MEL in our peace practice. They ensure that MEL in CR serves to: evaluate the impact of our interventions; improve adaptability and effectiveness of our practice, including the objectives in our Gender Strategy; record, organise and learn from evidence of what works and what doesn’t; improve our knowledge base, culture and practice of capturing and measuring change; and inform CR and the wider peacebuilding sector about how to measure progress in peace initiatives.

The Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning acts as the technical lead on MEL, providing thought leadership, strategic guidance and technical advice to Programme and RAP teams on MEL; on learning goals in our Strategic Plan; on measuring progress towards our Peacebuilding Goals, our Theory of Change and our Results Framework; and on how to use MEL data for different strategic processes.

Essential Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Thorough knowledge of complexity aware approaches and methodologies for MEL at strategic, organisational and project level, including Outcome Harvesting.
  • Experience in leading the design and implementation of MEL systems at organisation level.
  • Experience of integrating gender into MEL frameworks and approaches.
  • Experience of applying different MEL frameworks and techniques, such as logical frameworks, Outcome Harvesting, theories of change and participatory techniques to programme design.
  • Experience in delivering MEL training and capacity building support online and in person.
  • Experience of staff line management and the procurement and management of consultants.
  • 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.
  • Strong facilitation skills, including in online format.
  • Excellent evaluative and creative thinking skills. Ability to handle a complex and changing workload meeting internal and external deadlines.
  • Capacity to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds having a range of political, cultural, and value orientations.
  • Good political judgement, including an appreciation of how to handle sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Be able to inspire, educate, motivate and influence others across an organisation and more broadly.
  • Good IT skills.

Desirable Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of MEL challenges for peacebuilding.
  • A post-graduate qualification or equivalent through experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Experience of presenting to donors and senior level stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in/on a country affected by violent conflict.
  • Experience of raising funds to support one’s area of work.
  • Understanding of organisational learning.

How to apply

How to apply

No CV or Cover letter

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Application form 2/CR Candidate FPN

Deadline: 20 Jan 2024