Location: London
Contract type: Fixed term (maternity cover)
Contract length: March 2019 – February 2020
Salary: £36,247

It is a very exciting time to join our team as we continue to build and improve on our Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems with the continued growth and advancement of the organisation’s democracy assistance work.

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will work with programme and political party office staff in London and abroad to advance a culture of evaluation and learning across the organisation.

The main objective of this role is to develop and implement monitoring, evaluation and learning systems within the department to improve decision making across the organisation, strengthen the relationship between MEL and research, and enhance programming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee Effective Performance Monitoring: Provide technical input to the development of and lead the adoption of MEL systems across the organisation
  • Manage Evaluation Portfolio: Ensure strategic use of internal and external evaluation to contribute to programme effectiveness and knowledge of what works in strengthening democratic governance
  • Expand Learning Opportunities: Coordinate internal sharing and learning across the organisation, including identifying learning opportunities
  • Communicate Results and Practice: Ensure evaluation findings are actively communicated to funders and the wider international democracy support community.

We are looking for someone who is focused on outcomes, analytical, a team player and strong communicator. In addition, you should have:

  • Technical understanding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and demonstrated experience of supporting its implementation; expertise in outcome mapping is desirable.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex analysis clearly and succinctly to a wide range of stakeholders including senior staff
  • A flexible approach to dealing with a challenging and varied workload and the ability to juggle conflicting, high profile priorities
  • Experience of supporting teams develop capacity
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with and value multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

For more information, please download the job description.
Candidates with a short notice period are preferred.

How to Apply
Email your CV with a cover letter telling us why you are applying and what makes you a strong candidate for the position to recruitment@wfd.org by the closing date. Please state clearly the JOB TITLE, LOCATION and YOUR NAME in the email subject when submitting your application.

Closing Date: 18.00 (GMT) 27th February 2019.
Interviews will be scheduled w/c 4th March 2019.

Appointments are made on merit and based on fair and open competition. This statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract. Please note due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About Westminister Foundation for Democracy

The Foundation:
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a non-governmental public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, EU, and the governments of Germany, the United States, and the Netherlands, amongst others. Established in 1992, WFD has provided democratic assistance programmes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, with country-based programs in nearly 30 countries as of early 2018.

WFD specialises in parliamentary strengthening, political party development, civil society strengthening, and support to electoral processes, with cross-cutting initiatives on inclusive politics, human rights, and government transparency. WFD does this by assisting in the development of parliaments, political parties, civil society organisations, and electoral bodies, as well as conducting research in collaboration with leading universities, think tanks, and independent specialists.

WFD is uniquely placed to draw directly on the expertise of the Westminster political parties, members of parliament (MPs) and devolved assemblies, and British civil society and technical experts in all its work, as well as a growing network of international and national experts. More about WFD can be found on www.wfd.org.