ActionAid is hiring a
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Position: Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer - Economic Justice & Public Services
Location: AA GS Hub (Nairobi, Johannesburg, London) or an AA Country Office
Contract duration: Fixed term contract up to April 2024
Entry Salary: £ 27,200 per annum, plus benefits
Closing date: 8th May 2023
This is a fixed short-term role to support projects that support ActionAid’s programme and policy work on economic justice with a particular focus on tax, debt and austerity and their impact on the financing of gender responsive public services, social protection and environmental policies. The role will support in the day-to-day project management, while focusing on documenting the impact of the projects and with end or project monitoring and evaluation. This is aimed at both sharing stories of ActionAid’s work with wider audiences and to showcase ActionAid’s work for other potential future funders
The Project MEL Officer will be responsible for supporting effective planning, implementation, learning and keeping track of and reporting on project activities and will support project implementation, documenting impact, monitoring and evaluation for two multi-country projects on economic justice.
They will provide leadership and coordination on all MEL processes and manage data, analysis as well as monitoring and evaluation for the projects. They will connect with countries and partners involved to ensure effective planning, reporting and monitoring and evaluation; facilitate effective learning and communication of project impact and ensure compliance to contract rules and regulations. In addition, they will support project managers in providing administrative and technical programme support.
Who we're looking for:
The ideal candidate should hold either a University degree in the fields of Political Economy, Social Science, Pubic Policy, Development Studies, Human Rights, Governance or other relevant humanities or have more than 3 years’ experience in project management or MEL. You should also have an excellent command of English with excellent writing skills. One or more other international language (preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic) is desirable.
You should have substantial experience in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, Theory of Change, MEL tools and processes in an international development or social justice context; experience of providing leadership, support and guidance on monitoring, evaluation and learning across development programmes/projects; demonstratable experience and knowledge in the collection, consolidation and analysis of highly diverse data, including the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods; project management experience within a regional or international agency, applying rights-based approaches; demonstrable experience working in a multicultural context / environment; excellent project monitoring and writing skills. You should have a dynamic, participatory communication style and be a strong team player with the ability to work closely with others (often from a distance) to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities. You should have applied knowledge of the project cycle management, including problem analysis, project design, financial planning and management, and monitoring and evaluation; the ability to clearly communicate project information to diverse audiences through the production of well-written reports for donors, internal reports for project/peer learning, and external publicity materials; adept skills in managing complex projects with a wide geographical scope requiring virtual collaboration and have an interested in learning within a political, changing and diverse working environment.
You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.
What we offer:
ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including
How to apply:
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Applications close on 11.59 GMT on 8th May 2023 . Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
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