Simavi - A healthy life For All
Simavi is looking for an experienced and energetic
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor
(Available from the 1st of August 2019 for 32- 36 hours per week)
A healthy life. It enables you to develop yourself socially and economically, take matters into your own hands and pursue your dreams. With good health, you can look after yourself and your family and lift yourself out of poverty. That is why Simavi works towards a healthy life for all. We work to ensure that disadvantaged people, especially women and girls, in low- and middle-income countries practice healthy behaviours based on their own free and informed decisions. Read more about our work: www.simavi.nl (Dutch) or www.simavi.org (English).
How do we know if our programmes are successful? How can we measure and further increase the quality of our programmes? With data. This is where you come in as the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor.
As the MEL Advisor you will contribute to the validation of the Simavi Theory of Change (ToC) and to the Simavi impact through mainstreaming Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) standards and methodologies in the organisation. Ensuring quality design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes is part of your challenge. In addition, you contribute to proposal development, research and data analysis, and lead on specific expertise areas, enhancing quality within the organisation and at the same time profiling Simavi as an expert organisation.
You report to the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning and you are part of our MEL circle with 1 Director MEL, 2 other MEL Advisors and 1 MEL Officer.
Your main tasks and responsibilities
• Contribute to mainstreaming of MEL policy within Simavi
• Develop Impact/ Evidence informed Programming (EiP) strategy and mainstream within Simavi
• Design Simavi guidelines/ standards (indicators) on MEL in programmes to ensure quality Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), uniformity and contribution to the Simavi ToC
• Ensure MEL (minimum standards) are included and budgeted for in proposals and programmes
• Oversee and support implementation of MEL in programmes
• Capacity building and support of local MEL officers and partners
• Design and oversee (rigorous) programme evaluations
• Collect data on programmes for analysis and reporting
• Gather and share latest research on MEL, WASH and SRHR within Simavi
• Contribute to the preparation of reports
• Represent Simavi in MEL working groups of alliances
• Publish results of Simavi's research
Ability to collect information, divide problems into parts, distinguishes main issues from side issues and understands origin and coherence thereof.
Always aiming to deliver quality in products, services and results. Develops norms and standards for quality: willing to comply with the applicable requirements and procedures. Evaluates own behaviour, products and processes according to standards.
Keeps track of own activities and those of others on content and checks progress. Signals deviations and adjusts when necessary.
Making ideas and opinions clear to others, using clear language, gestures and non-verbal communication. Ability to adapt language and terminology to others in a way that is clear and understandable.
What do we offer?
Simavi offers a result-driven and challenging position in an international working environment, with considerable ways to make a difference. Besides a fun and healthy working environment (i.e. weekly boot camp sessions, agile way of working and healthy lunches), we are an equal opportunity employer meaning we don't discriminate in our hiring practices and we actively seek a diverse applicant pool. Our five core values lie at the basis of everything we do: just, sustainable, empowering, inspiring, connecting.
We offer a contract for 12 months for 32-36 hours per week with possible extension. The salary we offer depends on the years of working experience you bring along and will be within the salary range of € 3,045.- and € 4,360.- gross per month for 36 hours per week (i.e. a fulltime contract).
Our office is located at Naritaweg 135, which is a 2 minutes' walk from train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk.