MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING (MEL) MANAGER

Join us today, you will become part of something bigger than us, something truly life changing. 

About Hope and Healing International: 

We are a Christian organization, working to bring hope and healing to kids and their families living with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.  Ranked by Charity Intelligence as a 4-star charity we work to demonstrate real impact, fiscal transparency, and donor accountability.

Scope of position: 

The MEL Manager will develop and implement a monitoring, evaluation and learning system for Hope and Healing International. Specifically, the MEL Manager will create quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and processes documented in a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan, train staff and partners in MEL system implementation, coordinate all data collection efforts, ensure data quality, process and analyze the data for donor reporting, adaptive management, and learning purposes, and provide oversight support to external evaluators. The MEL Manager will also lead significant learning and outreach activities, such as planning collaboration and learning events, developing outreach materials, and ensuring program adaptation based on findings. This individual reports to the Chief Operations Officer, with technical support from their M&E team members and guidance from the Director of International Programs.

  • Employment status: Salaried, Full-Time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary: TBD + Benefits & RRSP
  • Location: Based in York Region, Ontario
  • Date posted: October 13, 2020

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of the MEL system and update as necessary throughout the assigned project’s life cycle;
  • Implement appropriate mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating and tracking of program activities and results;
  • Train key partners in their role in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Manage a data collection platform, including training staff, ensuring data integrity;
  • Select and manage appropriate consultants for evaluations and research, as required, including developing scopes of work, reviewing survey design, conducting quality control of the work, and reviewing final reports;
  • Regularly review data collection processes, including regular field visits and data quality assessments, analyze data and adjust processes as needed;
  • Organize regular collaboration, learning and adaptation events both internally and externally;
  • Provide frequent and regular updates on project progress against key metrics to the Chief Operations Officer and Management Team for inclusion in donor reports, work planning and learning events;
  • Develop and collaboratively implement partner learning and improvement plans 

Why would you want to come and work with us? 

  • You will take on a significant role in changing the world;
  • You will work shoulder to shoulder with people as excited about changing the world as you are;
  • You can bring your faith to work – it makes for an awesome atmosphere;
  • We have a comprehensive benefits and Group RRSP plan and we end work early on Fridays in the summer to allow our team to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine;
  • We believe in work-life balance so we offer 15 paid vacation days starting from the first year of service, 10 paid personal days and days off to volunteer and for spiritual growth 

Our top performers have: 

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, or related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience designing and implementing MEL systems;
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills;
  • Advanced computer literacy and competency in use of Microsoft Office software
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g. Stata, SPSS);
  • Experience with electronic data capture and analysis platforms;
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
  • Ability to independently and proactively work as a self-directed team member with minimum day-to-day oversight;
  • Experience utilizing data for creative communications;
  • Experience with private sector development and market systems projects;
  • Experience implementing legally contracted international development projects;
  • Strong knowledge on adult learning principles;
  • Leadership and networking skills;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English;
  • Strong intercultural skills and ability to travel and work independently in program countries;
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for persons with disability;
  • Must be fully committed to and willing to represent the Mission and Core Values of Hope and Healing International 

Working conditions: 

  • Standard office environment
  • Regular overseas travel
  • Ability to meet the demands of international travel and in-country travel in rural Africa 

If this tempts you even a little bit and you meet the minimum requirements, let’s set up a conversation.

Please forward you cover letter and resume to hr@hopeandhealing.org

by November 4th, 2020. 

In Accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Hope and Healing International strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory.

If you require an accommodation, please advise HR in advance of attending the interview. 

Hope and Healing International is a ‘child-and-adults-at-risk-safe organization’.

 As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to undergo Vulnerable Sector Screening from the police jurisdiction in which they reside. 

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All other applicants are thanked for their interest.