The Evidence and Learning Manager is responsible for the design and delivery of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for selected portfolios linked to our unrestricted and social change approaches (Sport for Change, Social Investment and Social Tech) work. Working internally and with the partners we fund (UK and internationally), the successful candidate will be someone who knows their way around a MEL framework, who has experience of commissioning or undertaking a variety of evidence outputs, and who is familiar with the challenges and opportunities for getting evidence into use. Although you have technical MEL experience, you will also be someone who is interested in the bigger picture, keen to explore what motivates people to change how they behave, to understand sector-level or donor drivers of change, and to design support solutions that are genuinely useful in contributing to systemic change. The postholder is likely to be pragmatic, able to develop practical, accessible support within a restricted budget, and willing to contribute constructive interim outputs to what is a long-term mission.
Essential Education and Competencies:
Experience and a strong understanding of processes, approaches, tools and methodologies that facilitate formal and informal monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning practice, in the UK or internally
Exceptional analysis and sense-making skills, underpinned with sound judgement under pressure, and the ability to identify solutions to address delivery risks and issues.
Excellent facilitation skills, ability to promote critical thinking and reflective practice and encourage learning
Effective relationship builder, with strong emotional intelligence and experience of working in collaborative, multicultural and cross sector environments alongside individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives
Occasional Travel may be required within this role.
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