Christian Aid – Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Christian Aid – Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world, free from poverty and inequality. To achieve this and bring about deep and lasting change, we are increasing our investment in programme quality and learning. This role represents part of that commitment.

About the role

Sitting within the recently created PIF (Programme Innovation and Funding) group the post holder will play a key role in supporting quality M&E design and development processes for a range of programme types, while supporting in-country staff in the monitoring of on-going programme work. The post holder will additionally play a role in liaising across other M&E functions within the organisation, to further support the development of M&E processes and approaches. The role will also support broader programme and proposal design; systematic programme monitoring; and the production of sector leading evidence and learning. Christian Aid works on a partnership model and as such the role will have a particular focus on enhancing country programme and partner staff capacity in all aspect of programme cycle management.

About you

You will be an experienced M&E professional, with a proven track record of supporting successful project design processes, to secure grants and service contracts. You will be able to demonstrate solid, in-country, experience, along with evidence of innovative MEL practice, working on programmes supported by a range of institutional donors. With the ability to distance support in-country teams, you will also have the flexibility to travel to support design, training and facilitation processes at short notice. Knowledge of current donor M&E requirements, emerging trends, digital applications and relevant communities of practice will also be key. As will your time management skills, and your ability to operate in a large and complex organisation.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. Possible home locations are UK (London), Nigeria (Abuja), Kenya (Nairobi) or India (Delhi).

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance. The salary range quoted is for a UK location with London weighting applied. Rates for other locations will relate to existing scales operating in those countries.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

1. Give us an example of a time when you communicated a complex problem or issue in a way that could be easily understood by others

2. Tell us about a time when you made recommendations or took decisions based on the analysis of data, or other programme related evidence

3. Please give us an example of when you shared your knowledge and skills, at distance, to help other be more effective in their role


  • Salary (full time): £39,073 – £41,000
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria/ London, England/ Nairobi, Kenya/ New Delhi, India
  • Closing date: 2 May 2018
  • Interview date: 10 May 2018

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