Senior MEAL Adviser

Milton Keynes
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Adviser

Salary: £36,994 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Fixed-Term, Full-time 36.5 hours per week

Based: Currently home-based due to Covid-19, however role to be Milton Keynes when offices re-open

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

The Senior MEAL Adviser will join the MEAL and Research unit at World Vision United Kingdom (WVUK) and will be responsible for generating plausible and rigorous evidence to demonstrate the impact of WVUKs work on the worlds poorest and most vulnerable children and learn from field experiences. The role will be providing technical support to the Improving Gender Attitudes, Transition and Education outcomes (IGATE-T) project. This multi-million-pound project aims to improve the life chances of marginalized girls in Zimbabwe by supporting them to transition to further education beyond primary school. This is one of the Girl Education Challenge (GEC) projects that aim to promote sustainable approaches to learning and transition for marginalized girls, in a wide range of countries and contexts.

WVUK is seeking to find a person with experience in Education Research and M&E to fill this position who has a real drive and determination to:

  • Lead on providing technical support for the MEAL and Research of a £16.5 million FCDO funded (GEC) grant in Zimbabwe.

  • Technical monitoring and evaluation adviser for large and complex contracts/grant applications and reports

  • Support in ensuring that MEAL advisers have the knowledge and skills to contribute to results-based management (Focusing on payment by Results competencies) and provide specialised advice, training and capacity building within WVUK.  

  • Support the building of WVUKs capacity and systems to gather and analyse qualitative and quantitative data and dialogue for policy and programme design, and for understanding the impact of our work.

  • Develop WVUKs capacity for applied research and impact assessment research, including panel and longitudinal studies

  • Support the development of innovative tools and methodologies for capturing and analysing evaluation data, including real-time evaluations.

  • Contribute to Strengthening research partnerships that contribute to effective programming, meet WVUK’s resource acquisition needs and increase WVUK’s visibility/ profile with current supporters, donors and other partners (including the UK Government)

  • Work with the Programme Knowledge and Learning advisor to improve methods for communicating programme impact to WVUKs key audiences; supporting the development of WVUKs annual and impact reports.

  • Support WVUK’s external engagement to position WVUK as a leading agency in the fields of programme quality and effectiveness

  • Work with the Programme Knowledge and Learning coordinator in articulating impact across WVUK within an evidence-based framework and disseminate impact to various stakeholders and platforms (journals, conferences, etc)

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click here to view the full job description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps in employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 4th December 2020

Interview Dates: 14th -15th December 2020

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child-focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

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