This is an exciting position to lead on the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities across our programmes, advocacy and campaigns work, ensuring that Anti-Slavery International can effectively monitor change and assess its impact.
Anti-Slavery International is a relatively small and yet dynamic organisation, so this role will not only lead on identifying organisational impact, but also work at the programme level, working directly with project staff and our implementing partners to design appropriate monitoring frameworks and tools.
The successful candidate will have the necessary skills to be able to build the capacity of our local partners overseas, through both face-to-face visits and remote mentoring, and to design tools and materials which are practical and accessible to people who are not experts on MEL
The post holder will act as the day-to-day point of contact for all MEL enquiries, and be responsible for maintaining ASI’s database of organisational MEL data, develop and maintain a library of training materials.
Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
- Lead on the development and adoption of effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems across Anti-slavery’s programme, advocacy and campaigns work, building on existing systems and developing new ones as appropriate.
- Continue to refine and improve reporting against Programme KPIs
- Work to improve and increase the identification and use of evidence to inform learning and strategic adaptations across the organisation.
- Lead on collation and dissemination of relevant tools and good practice around monitoring, evaluation and learning through ongoing sectoral engagement.
- Represent Anti-Slavery International in meetings, conferences and through direct communications with international donors, NGOs, and policy and research institutions etc, in relation to monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Contribute to donor and internal reporting and to other organisational publications as required
- Ensure that collection and storage of MEL data is compliant with ASI data protection and safeguarding policies
- Induction of new staff in MEL and capacity building of existing programme staff in MEL as appropriate
Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- Lead on the development of MEL systems and tools at the individual project level to increase effectiveness, demonstrate impact, and improve accountability to communities and stakeholders.
- Provide technical support and contextually relevant capacity building training on monitoring, evaluation and learning to programme staff and partners as required, including project visits as necessary.
- Contribute to the development of high-quality statutory funding applications, with a particular focus on the design of the project theory of change, monitoring frameworks, log frames and other MEL components of proposals.
- Principle responsibility for the management of mid-term and end-of-project evaluations in collaboration with the Programme Managers
- Oversee Anti-Slavery International’s compliance with IATI requirements, in collaboration with the Programme Support Coordinator and Programme Managers.
- Undertake other activities that lie within the remit of this role, as directed by the Head of Programmes and Advocacy.
- Excellent working proficiency in French
- Extensive experience and understanding of MEL, including MEL of advocacy, at organisation and programme levels in human rights or international development.
- Substantial experience of developing, implementing, and supporting a range of MEL systems and tools with communities and implementing partners overseas and of building partners capacity in such systems and tools.
- Significant experience of collating, analysing and presenting evidence using statistical and wider analyses
- A good critical grasp of the latest thinking in the sector, tools, codes, standards and practice
- Ability to design materials and resources which are practical and accessible to staff and partners who are not experts on MEL
- Strong conceptual, analytical and critical thinking as well as the ability to communicate effectively and explain complex issues clearly for internal and external audiences
- Experience working with and developing theories of change, MEL frameworks and log frames and presenting these in fundraising applications.
- Ability to prioritise, manage and complete a variety of tasks with minimal supervision;
- Ability to work as part of a team and across teams.
- Excellent ability to communicate (written and verbal) in English, with proven report writing skills.
- Creativity in presenting results and lessons learned appropriately to a range of audiences.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain productive relationships at all levels and ensure clear, effective communication with colleagues and partners
- Advanced use of Outlook, Word, and Excel, with data analysis and ability to develop illustrative visualisations from data particularly relevant
- Commitment to Anti-Slavery International’s vision, principles and strategy.
- Ability and willingness to travel to project sites on behalf of Anti-Slavery International when required (approx. amount of travel 4 or 5 times per year for approx. 7 days each time)
- Experience of and familiarity with participatory MEL tools /approaches and community feedback mechanisms
- Experience of working in human rights or international development projects overseas
- Experience of working specifically in the anti-slavery/human rights/labour rights sector.