EXPECTED STARTING DATE: February 2022
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 15 January 2022
General description of the position
The Small Arms Survey—a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence—is seeking an experienced consultant as Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist.
The MEL specialist will have three complementary objectives:
- Team capacity building: the MEL Specialist will strengthen team capacities to carry out coherent project results-based management (RBM). This objective will be achieved through:
- Carrying out a rapid assessment of the training needs of the programmatic teams and in particular of Project Coordinators /Project Officers;
- The development and delivery of short, targeted training modules; and
- The provision of 'hands on', on-demand support and mentoring.
- RBM support to specific projects: for complex projects/programs, the MEL Specialist will
- Review RBM frameworks at project design phase;
- Review and provide suggestions for improvement for progress/final reports; and
- Support project leads in planning and preparing TORs for project evaluations.
- If required, the MEL Specialist will support the Survey in expanding its efforts of assessing impacts through evaluations of interventions.
- Support corporate-level RBM: working with the director and management team, the MEL specialist will:
- Advise in the development of a corporate theory of change and monitoring framework;
- Support the provision of inputs to an institutional evaluation in late 2022/early 2023
Additionally, the MEL Specialist may also contribute to the facilitation of a results-based management course in July 2022.
We are looking for a knowledgeable professional with prior experience in RBM work in the fields of security policy, disarmament, arms control, SSR, DDR, and related fields.
The position requires:
- A minimum of 10 years of substantial experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes at project/programme level.
- Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing internal training and coaching on MEL.
- Experience in leading or supporting institutional evaluations.
- Demonstrable experience in the fields of arms control, disarmament, security policy, DDR, or related.
- Familiarity with national and international small arms control policies.
- Professional fluency in English, written and spoken. French proficiency highly desirable.
The Small Arms Survey is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women.
A cover letter and CV in English and reference contact information are required to be considered for this position.
Send your applications by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January 2022.
Conditions: the consultant will be engaged on the basis of an annual draw-down contract (renewable) and the type and number of tasks may vary from month to month. As guidance, we estimate a commitment of approximately 120 days/year.