United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Insight & Evaluation Adviser

By UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

Insight & Evaluation Adviser

£50,000 pa

Full time, fixed term contract for 2 years


About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the most exciting and challenging global organisations in the world, operating in more than 260 locations across 168 countries. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 12,600 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 Insight and Evaluation Adviser

In this strategic, communication-focused role, you will plan, monitor, analyse, evaluate and refine our strategy in one of two high-level, high priority government programmes. One is the Global Coalition Counter Daesh Communications Cell, which will see you join our multinational coalition staff to effectively minimise the impact of Daesh-inspired terrorism. The second is the Russia Unit – Strategic Communications team. This role supports the delivery of our Russia strategy, which aims to bring about a Russia that chooses to co-operate, rather than challenge or confront. As an Insight and Evaluation Advisor, you will lead on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the programme, ensuring M&E methodology is designed into all campaigns from the offset, offering insight and evaluation throughout, and at the end of, campaigns. We would like you to work collaboratively will strategic communications project and programme managers, as well as identify and compile expert analysis, insights and evidence to inform the work of key stakeholders. Developing a rolling programme of work to research, track and identify critical gaps in programme insight, you will also maintain a network of external specialists to ensure we have access to the latest available thinking.

About you

You will have insight and analysis expertise of challenging environments, along with M&E experience in strategic communications on attitudinal change. Experience of working on campaigns delivery in hostile environments is a must, as is an understanding of counter-violent extremism or counter propaganda programming related to communications work. You will be an exceptional team player, with first-class communication skills and a talent for keeping the bigger picture front of mind at all times.

How to apply:


Interested? Please visit https://bit.ly/2Rk2w4b

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 22nd October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 19th November 2018

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