Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – Quantitative Data Analysis

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International Institute for Environment and Development

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – Quantitative Data Analysis
Hybrid working (within UK or outside the UK)

This role is open to remote working outside the UK, but MUST be within a similar time zone, i.e., plus or minus 2 hours from GMT/BST. The candidate MUST also have the right to work in that country.

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

We are now looking for a MEL Officer to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

– Salary of £36,240 – £44,971 per annum, depending on experience
– 25 days’ annual leave per year, increasing with service
– Closure between Christmas and new year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– An interest-free season-ticket loan
– A cycle-to-work scheme offering tax savings on the cost of purchasing a bike for travel to and from work
– An employee assistance programme
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– Enhanced sick pay entitlements, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development
– Compassionate leave up to ten days per annum
– Dependents leave
– Eye tests and glasses
– Therapy treatment

If you have experience of implementing quantitative MEL and research approaches and an excellent grasp of international development and evaluation methodologies, this is an amazing opportunity to make a difference with our leading independent organisation.

By supporting our vital research and projects, you’ll enable us to continue to deliver solutions, support sustainable development and protect the environment.

What’s more, you’ll gain valuable experience of working in a high-calibre, international environment, and we’ll reward you with an outstanding range of benefits to ensure you have everything you need to grow and thrive in your role!

The Role

As a MEL Officer, you will support the MEL Team’s capacity by assisting with the delivery of evaluation projects and research.

You’ll assist the team to deliver technical evaluations and research support with a focus on quantitative methods and expertise, assessing the effectiveness of a variety of sustainable interventions and supporting initiatives for cross-learning. You’ll also provide inputs for major projects across a range of different thematic areas.

Advising on the use of qualitative and quantitative design and analysis, you’ll ensure the provision of effective MEL approaches and research across the stages of evaluation and research cycles.

Additionally, you will:

– Conduct analysis for evaluation and research on selected topics
– Support the MEL Advisor
– Produce written documentation and publications
– Present your findings at workshops and conferences
– Co-ordinate meetings and travel
– Manage databases and information platforms

About You

To be considered as a MEL Officer, you will need:

– Experience of designing and implementing quantitative MEL and research approaches in sustainable development fields
– Experience of organising meetings, seminars, trainings, workshops and conferences
– Fluency in French
– Knowledge of quantitative methodologies for monitoring and evaluation and research
– Knowledge of methodologies used in international development and in the evaluation of policies and programmes
– An understanding of challenges and issues in sustainable development
– Effective written communication skills
– Organisational and project management skills
– Strong IT skills, including Excel
– A degree in a discipline related to sustainable development or an equivalent qualification or experience

The salary range advertised in GBP is applicable in the UK only. The salary offer in another country would depend on the local terms and conditions. We only use the UK salary structure to determine starting salaries, but it will not apply to salaries outside the UK thereafter.

The closing date for this role is the 24th August 2023.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 4th September 2023.

IIED is a hybrid working organisation, and you are likely to be working from home most of the time, therefore please ensure that you have the right work set up to enable you to participate in IIED activities, e.g., attending virtual meetings.

Other organisations may call this role Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Co-ordinator, Learning and Development Officer, MEL Advisor, Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation and Learning Officer, or Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

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