The Learning and Evaluation Consultant is a temporary role within the Impact & Effectiveness Team and reports to the VP of Impact & Effectiveness. This role will support Maternity Leave coverage for the Director of Evaluation and Analytics and will manage a portfolio of short- and medium-term projects. S/he will work closely with Learning & Evaluation Officers to define, scope, and implement evaluations for specific grantmaking portfolios and provide quality analysis and useful insights to key audiences. S/he will be responsible for analyzing MEL systems, identifying gaps in project-based MEL, and providing recommendations to stakeholders for improvements. S/he will lead an analysis of bilateral funder M&E requirements and develop requisite processes for compliance. This consultancy is estimated at 20-25 hours per week, starting no later than October 11th , 2021, and concluding end of March, 2022.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Initiative & Grantmaking Monitoring & Evaluation Functions (20-30 hours/month):
- Serve as the Learning & Evaluation representative on project-based grantmaking, responsible for supporting learning, monitoring, and evaluation activities, including data extraction and cleaning, analysis, and drafting reports;
- Provide detailed and accurate analysis of grantmaking outcomes to support donor reporting.
Operations & Systems Analysis (25-30 hours/month):
- Assess current Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems, create guidance and support implementation for project-based monitoring and evaluation;
- Lead analysis of bilateral agency monitoring and evaluation requirements for proposal development and project implementation; develop recommendations for updating current system and processes to align with various requirements.
Learning & Evaluation Team Support (10-15 hours/month):
- Contribute to Learning & Evaluation team joint projects;
- Support data analysis of Movement Capacity Assessments;
- Undertake other tasks as agreed with the VP of Impact & Effectiveness.
- Reports to the VP of Impact and Effectiveness;
- Constructive and effective daily working relationships with Learning and Evaluation Officers;
- Constructive and effective daily working relationships within and across teams.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Masters degree plus 3-5 years of relevant experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and/or Research;
- Prior work history in non-profit sector program monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience designing and implementing mixed-methods evaluations for projects and/or evaluations of projects funded by bilateral donors;
- Experience using Salesforce or relational database software to create reports and export data;
- Demonstrable command of Excel;
- Experience in facilitating use of data to inform decision-making including visualization skills;
- Understanding of human rights funding landscape, feminist funders, and philanthropy;
- Experience implementing monitoring and evaluation plans for ongoing initiatives;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and manage solid working relationships;
- Attention to detail and documentation in support of building processes and systems;
- Ability to communicate recommendations and/or results clearly and appropriately based on the audience;
- Ability to exhibit flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience working for a grantmaking organization;
- Experience building replicable, scalable systems for monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience with quantitative data and using statistical software for cleaning, management, and descriptive statistics (R preferred);
- Oral and written fluency in a language other than English (i.e., Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French).