Evaluation and Learning Manager

Comic Relief
31 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Evaluation and Learning Manager 12 months FTC GBP35,000.00 Vauxhall, London Ref: CR1735 Our aim is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice. To drive this change, we award grants to incredible projects on the ground that work to give people a leg up, not a hand out. We are committed to ensuring all our resources are genuinely making as big a difference as possible in people's lives. That's why we monitor and evaluate the difference our funding is making and every few years, we review our grant-making strategy and adapt it, to ensure we're flexible and responsive to the changing world around us. As Evaluation and Learning Manager you will be providing a comprehensive programme of support to our Grants teams, grantees and partners on the design, implementation and utilisation of quality monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). This will range from providing specific support to individual grantees on what and how they track change in their projects, to designing and managing large MEL frameworks, learning studies and evaluations across initiatives and groups of grantees. You will lead the development of MEL frameworks for specific themes, priorities and partnerships and work with others to provide insights, support and evolve learning about the grants we make and the change that we contribute to, for use by the wider organisation and our funding partners. This post will focus largely on our international women and girls and children and young people programmes (including two large DFID match funded initiatives). Whilst thematic expertise in these areas is beneficial, we are primarily looking for technical, practical MEL experts who are able to work effectively and appropriately at multiple levels from individual small grantee organisations to large bilateral donors. This role will be mainly focussed on our international work. However, in line with our global strategy there may also be opportunities and need to work on some elements of our UK work and so we would welcome applicants with an interest in the work we fund in both the UK and internationally. An effective communicator you must have expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating MEL frameworks and approaches and supporting others to do so. You will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking, sound decision making and good negotiating abilities. You must also possess strong organisational and planning skills. If that sounds like sounds like something you'd like to be a part of then please apply online via the link by 17th September 2017. Comic Relief positively welcomes, and seeks to ensure we achieve, diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people and we will guarantee a first stage interview to all disabled applicants who sufficiently demonstrate in their application how they meet the essential criteria for the job as outlined on the person specification of the job description. Registered charity 326568