United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisers

Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisers

Salary: £60,000 including Location Allowance

Full time, 2 Year Fixed Term


About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 14,000 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser

Monitoring & Evaluation strengthens evidence-based decision-making, safeguards accountability, and improves portfolio quality and value for money of HMG programmes. It affects all of HMG’s policies, programmes and projects and HMG has explicit requirements to build these in to programmes at design stage.

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisers support the generation of a wide range of timely evaluative information and context-specific knowledge that is relevant and tailored to the diverse needs of policy makers, programme managers and stakeholders. They also ensure this evidence can be used to feed into key programme and policy decisions and to manage programme and portfolio risks.

HMG’s monitoring and evaluation systems are decentralised which means that each spending unit is responsible for resourcing and delivering their own monitoring, evaluation, results reporting and learning. The system is supported and delivered by staff who have monitoring and evaluation responsibilities and whose roles and skills complement each other.

The role requires experience in designing, commissioning and interpreting monitoring and evaluation approaches, methods and findings. M&E adivsers may have also developed specialist knowledge in the evidence base related to specific development sectors or methods and approaches. Monitoring and Evaluation Advisers have particular expertise in cost-effectively designing programmes and policies in ways that allow for results and impacts to be measured and used to improve delivery and to test out and learn from what works to improve and strengthen the performance of programme portfolios.

About you

You will need a master’s degree in a related area (Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Law or Accounting) and knowledge or practical experience of designing, overseeing and assuring the quality of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) systems. Ideally you’ll have significant experience working in the international development sector and be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and communicate effectively, and collaborate and work as part of a team.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 15th October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 12th November 2018

We celebrate diversity and recruit our staff from a broad range of backgrounds so that we benefit from fresh experiences and perspectives.

How to apply:

Please visit https://www5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_capita14.asp?newms=sr&aid=15834 to apply.