Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change


Monitoring & Evaluation, Learning Specialist, UK, US or NL

London, UK, Washington DC, US or Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date: 
Until filled

The successful incumbent will lead the development and implementation of a global  Monitoring, Learning, and Development (MEL) strategy for IWPR, improving the identification and use of evidence to inform learning and change across the organisation. The role will enable IWPR to learn and continuously improve its programmes, processes and systems, working with a range of stakeholders including programme staff, the executive management team and partner organisations.

You will:

  • Lead on the development and adoption of an effective MEL framework and resultant systems and tools across IWPR’s programmes, media outputs, and work, building on existing systems and developing new ones as appropriate.
  • Lead on capacity building and training in MEL best practice, tools and techniques, providing technical support and contextually relevant capacity building to programme staff and partners as required.
  • Improve and increase the identification and use of evidence to inform learning and strategic adaptations across the organisation. Share learning and insights from the data with programme staff and senior management teams on a regular basis. Draw out narrative reports and stories from field programmes to contribute to IWPR communications/outreach.
  • Undertake project-specific MEL work such as reformulating a project’s logical framework, coordinating a mid-term evaluation of a project or improving accountability to communities and stakeholders.
  • Continue to refine and improve reporting against Programme Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Principle responsibility for the management of mid-term and end-of-project evaluations in collaboration with the Programme Managers.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality funding applications, with a particular focus on the design of the project theory of change, monitoring frameworks, log frames and other MEL components of proposals.
  • Ensure that collection and storage of MEL data is compliant with the EU's Genderal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), IWPR data protection and safeguarding policies.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Degree level education in a relevant field.
  • Minimum five years of experience in qualitative and quantitative social research, ideally within international NGOs. In-depth experience in data collection, statistical analysis and reporting, including computer-based statistical packages and databases.
  • In-depth knowledge of USG, UK, EU and other donor requirements. Knowledge of academic best practices for MEL, and a good critical grasp of the latest thinking in the sector, tools, codes, standards and practice.
  • Proven successful experience in the design and implementation of MEL systems and tools in an international non-governmental organization (NGO) or relevant environment.
  • Substantial experience developing, implementing, and supporting a range of MEL systems and tools with communities and implementing partners and building partners’ capacity in such systems and tools.
  • Experience designing and delivering evaluations of complex development programmes
  • Significant experience collating, analysing and presenting evidence using statistical and wideanalyses.
  • Experience working in media development and/or media for development (preferred)
  • Advanced computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and applications relevant to MEL
  • Experience contributing to new business proposals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain productive relationships at all levels and ensure clear, effective communication with colleagues and partners.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:




Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.