Evaluation and Learning Manager- Partner Funded Investments - Fixed Term (March-November 2020)

The Evaluation and Learning Manager is responsible for the design and delivery of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for selected portfolios supported by Comic Relief’s corporate and institutional funding partners. This includes advising grantees in the UK and internationally on MEL design and systems, designing collective learning approaches across cohorts of grantees, and undertaking work to evaluate and inform Comic Relief’s role in making change happen. This role will also contribute to ongoing learning, reflection and adaptation in strategies and systems across funding portfolios.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Design and manage monitoring, evaluation and learning activities related to issue-specific funding portfolios supported by Comic Relief’s funding partners, including corporate partners, institutional donors, and trusts and foundations

  • Support grantees individually and collectively to monitor, evaluate and learn from work supported by Comic Relief’s funding partners

  • Prepare inputs to reports, meetings and strategic planning, ensuring that learning is well documented in relation to partner funded accounts

  • Support the development of new funding programmes through providing inputs from learning activity, developing theories of change, and advising on MEL opportunities

  • Recruit and oversee external consultants to deliver specific evaluation and learning projects as required

  • Ensure strong MEL systems are in place across our Investment portfolios, and that insights from MEL activity are used to inform strategic decision making

Essential Education and Competencies:

  •  Strong MEL experience in the UK charitable sector and/or a developing country context

  • including knowledge of large-scale institutional funders such as the Department for International Development

  • Familiarity with supporting the MEL capacity of a range of charitable organisations, from grassroots to large-scale organisations

  • Understanding of effective grant-making and grant management processes

  • Strong planner with outstanding attention to detail, time management and analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and critically about monitoring, evaluating and learning for a grant-maker

  • An effective relationship builder, with strong emotional intelligence

Role posted - 2019-12-20T17:15:48Z 5:15pm, 20th Dec 2019 GMT