Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager, Disaster Protection
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role:
Palladium is searching for an monitoring and evaluation expert to work with us on the Centre for Disaster Protection (the Centre) ,the UK’s flagship Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) technical assistance programme.
It supports developing countries to strengthen their pre-disaster planning and financial arrangements so they can respond more rapidly and effectively when a disaster strikes, thereby reducing the impact on people and helping to safeguard economic development. The Centre, which is based in London, is funded by UKAiD through the Prosperity Fund and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The MEL Manager will sit under the Deputy Director - Operations and be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Centre. They will work closely with the Director and other senior leadership in establishing and maintaining a dynamic and robust MEL framework for the scale-up of the Centre.
In this role, you would:
- Lead and implement monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for the Centre, including updating the live MEL framework and strategy
- Advise the Centre Leadership team and Implementing Partners (grantees) at project and programme levels
- Develop and supervise the monitoring framework for the programme and on-going projects, identifying project and programme delivery risks
- Collation of Centre achievement progress and impact against logframe, including providing inputs to annual reporting
- Assist colleagues, including key decision-making bodies such as the project review committee, senior management team, etc. accessing and using MEL data and evidence
- Support any independent audit, external evaluation and/or review processes (e.g. ICAI) that may be required.
- Lead the implementation, monitoring and reporting of gender, equity and social inclusion and inclusivity strategy for the Centre
- Advise Implementing Partners on project reporting (technical, results and risk), ensuring reporting meets DFID requirements, providing a coordination and quality assurance function
- Co-ordinate processes on ongoing M&E data gathering and analysis from grantees
- Support and mentor Centre colleagues and engage with MEL activities that include applying assessment tools, designing case studies, implementing capacity building strategies and providing training, assisting with data analysis and presentation, developing data-informed action plans and other technical assistance as requested;
- Facilitate processes to ensure learning is identified and captured across all areas of the programme.
- Lead development and management of systems to aggregate and visualize program data, including dashboards and GIS, to facilitate data use including analysis for learning and adaptive program management
- Knowledge and understanding of drivers of disaster relief and UK government initiatives to lead in disaster protection
- Substantial practical experience of designing or delivering international programs
- Significant MEL experience at programme and/or field levels
- Programme management experience; preferably managing grantees or third-party delivery partners
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with previous experience of developing and delivering MEL plans and activities in a fast-paced, impact-oriented environment in a collaborative manner across a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to work flexibly, and to tight deadlines, maintaining consistently high standards and attention to detail
- Experience of working collaboratively with a range of external and public organisations, including private business leaders, local authorities, government agencies, and the voluntary and independent sectors
- Demonstrated self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and fast-moving commercial environment and able to get to grips with our business quickly
- Experience working with the UK Government, and in particular the Department for International Development and World Bank