British Council Adis Ababa, Ethiopia
// Geopolitical/SBU/Function overview: The British Council has had a permanent presence in Ethiopia for over 70 years and has been engaged in delivering and managing civil society, governance and accountability programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa on behalf of major bilateral and multilateral donors. The British Council is leading a consortium for an exciting DFID-funded programme, to manage the delivery of grant support and capacity building activities to enable development of a professional civil society base, able to effectively collaborate with government to meet the needs of the most marginalised people in Ethiopia. The Civil Society Support Programme 2 (CSSP2) is a £16.7 million capacity development programme designed to support Ethiopia’s civil society and its contribution to the country’s national development, poverty reduction and advancement of good governance in line with the government’s policies and strategies. The programme, which manages a fund of more than £9 million, has a strong emphasis on ‘hard-to-reach’ civil society and citizens, using regionally-led programming. It is managed by a consortium led by the British Council and is supported by multiple donors led by DFID. CSSP2 is delivered through a central programme office and regional hub based in Addis Ababa, and four further regional hubs at Dessie, Assossa, Hawassa, and Dire Dawa to facilitate programme implementation throughout the country. Role purpose Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)Officer, CSSP2 The purpose of the role is to support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) and Knowledge Management approaches, systems and activities and assure a credible impact evidence base to demonstrate programme performance to the satisfaction of DFID, British Council and external reviewers. The MEL officer will maintain and produce reports from programme datasets and will develop the capacity of the team and partners to produce consolidate and analyse robust data from across the programme’s activities. Main opportunities/challenges for this role: § To build upon the successes of CSSP1, but bring fresh approaches, strategies and tools to the CSSP2 monitoring and evaluation workstream and learning and knowledge management. § CSSP is a sector-leading programme, and should be supplying regular and high-quality evidence and insight on Ethiopia, civil society, adaptive programming, and more. § With CSSP2 taking a new strategic direction, the programme requires clarity in how evidence is used to inform strategic decisions, and year-by-year how this is used to interrogate the CSSP theory of change. § Ensuring accurate and effective monitoring and evaluation is implemented across the programme, including in the programme hubs. Role Requirements: A first degree or equivalent professional experience in social science, organizational development, MEL or similar At least three years’ experience in a similar role working in the NGO or donor funded context Experience in programme management specifically with Monitoring and evaluation Managing data, preparing reports and collating M & E results. A thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation priorities for DFID and other donors, including design and use of logframes, theory of change and experience of M&E reporting. Experience of developing M&E frameworks. A solid understanding of DFID’s Value for Money principles and approaches. A demonstrable ability to build MEL capacity within the civil society / NGO sector If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please review the role profile below and outlined below to put in an application that highlights your skills for this role: • British Council application form – complete online using the British Council jobs portal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer CSSP2 (Ethiopia) British Council Behaviours.pdf British Council Core Skills.pdf Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification, by clicking on the links for relevant document to support your application: Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. Closing date for applications is 31 July 2019 (23:59 UK time) About us: The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. Our Equality Commitment: Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.
Jul 17, 2019