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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager at Christian Aid

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe, Malawi
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  • Salary: 000

Christian Aid

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

To be responsible for supporting and managing robust evidence generation of outputs and impact of the Donort funded Climate Just Communities activity in line with committed targets and objectives.

The role will ensure the programme has a robust results framework and action plan to operationalise it, and support and manage the delivery partner monitoring and evaluation staff to gather, clean, analyse, package and communicate the outputs, outcomes and impact of the Action. The role will provide quality assurance of routine data being collected by partners, data analysis, oversight over external evaluations and value for money analysis to ensure the programme delivers intended quality and excellence in evidencing, dissemination, Donor engagement and communication. This will be done in collaboration with the Team Leader and the respective technical advisors and thematic specialists. The role holder will use experience from doing this to contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy related to evidencing the results and impact of our work.

It is expected that learning emanating from the programme in Malawi will be shared with the Service leads in Zambia and Rwanda and that this individual will actively engage in the sharing of learning with their counterparts in the other countries.

Representation: This role will use evidence-based reporting and communicatoin products for strategic representation of Christian Aid internally and externally to the Donor, and supporting the Team Leader and Country manager engagement with the Donor, other relevant programmes in Malawi, government and other stakeholders.

Personal development to ensure up to date knowledge and practices around good practice in monitoring, evaluation and learning through reading, online courses, mentorship and coaching, conference attendance and presentations, publications.

About you

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent such as mathematics, business, statistics, informatics, or international relations with advanced training in research and quantitative and qualitative research methods, monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 5 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities, operational research,and/or impact evaluation for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of quality improvement and quality assurance with respect to integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E frameworks and systems that track performance as per the objectives of this activity (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the activity’s activities, including referral outcomes, and supportive activity supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program outcomes and impacts.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English Language
  • Familiarity with programme cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance