Programmes & Evaluation Officer

London or Washington, D.C. | Full-time, permanent

Position Summary

The Programmes and Evaluation Officer supports the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) function and manages a small portfolio of grants as a core member of the Programmes team. S/he will be responsible for monitoring impacts of Malala Fund grants and the work of education activists. The Officer will oversee the implementation of existing Malala Fund MEL processes, develop MEL tools and processes for new projects, and work with team members to track, document and communicate results to internal and external stakeholders.

Through these activities, the Officer will enhance organisation impact and guide internal learning. Based on learnings s/he will provide strategic guidance to help Malala Fund accelerate progress towards its goal of a full course of education for all girls.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

  • Supports Programmes’ team monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and works with team members to refine MEL tools and implement MEL frameworks.
  • Assesses and articulates programme progress towards impact through regular reports and other platforms.
  • Develops new and refines existing MEL processes to document impacts.
  • Develops measurement tools that enable tracking of the impact of Malala Fund partners and beneficiaries.
  • Contributes relevant data and content to Malala Fund reports to external stakeholders from Malala Fund’s grants management systems and other sources.
  • Conducts research and analyses learnings to inform Malala Fund strategic planning.
  • Liaises with the Advocacy, Development and Communications teams to ensure effective and appropriate use of MEL data.
  • Supports Malala Fund grantees, grantee candidates, and other stakeholders to use relevant MEL tools and processes.
  • Works with program and advocacy staff to design and implement external evaluations (as needed).
  • Presents MEL results to Malala Fund staff.

Grants Management:

  • Helps manage grants in support of Malala Fund programme objectives.
  • Evaluates and responds to letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
  • Vets potential funding recipients for feasibility, sustainability, fit and overall programme quality.
  • Prepares grant recommendations.
  • Monitors the work and expenditures of grantees through grantee reports, site visits and communications with grantees.
  • Assumes other Malala Fund programmatic responsibilities as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, Masters preferred in a related field.
  • Previous MEL work experience in international development required; experience with advocacy or education MEL desirable.
  • Solid judgement and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Experience with programme implementation in the Global South; familiarity with grants management a plus.
  • Excellent communications, research and organizational skills.
  • Experience designing compelling visual presentations of data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: demonstrated relationship management experience and high degree of diplomacy.
  • A creative, open and innovative mind energetically searching for new solutions.
  • Strong, self-directed work ethic.
  • Passion for Malala Fund's mission and a proven track record of building and sustaining strong and diverse relationships.

III. How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (which should include salary expectations) in the form to the right. Email with any questions. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.

IV. About Malala Fund

Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. Through the Gulmakai Network, Malala Fund’s signature programme, we invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.