Vauxhall, Greater London
£34,000 - £38,000 (internal pay policy applies)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term 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. 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 taken up and used within an organisation to reflect, learn and adapt. 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and manage monitoring, evaluation and learning activities related to issue-specific funding portfolios co-funded by Comic Relief’s funding partners, including corporate partners, institutional donors, and trusts and foundations
  • Support funded partners 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 co-funded accounts
  • Support the development of new funding programmes by providing inputs into the overall evidence and learning strategy and developing theories of change
  • Recruit and manage external consultants to deliver specific evaluation and learning projects as required
  • Ensure strong learning systems are in place across our Investment portfolios, and that insights generated are used to inform strategic decision making

Essential Education and Competencies:

  • Strong evidence and learning 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
  • Experience of supporting the 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
  • Drive, creativity, commitment to learning, innovative mind-set and a positive, can-do attitude 
  • An effective relationship builder, with strong emotional intelligence

Occasional travel may be required within this role.

If you have the skills and passion to transform our use of technology please apply online via the link.

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.

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Refreshed on: 23 April 2020
Closed date: 20 March 2020
Tags: Training, Operations