Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 October 2018

Job Description

Responsible to: Executive Director
Key relationship: Portfolio Leads, Programme Leads, Head of Operations and Development

Contract: Permanent
Working Hours: Full-time
Salary: £36,000 pa
Location: London


The Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer will play a leading role in the design and delivery of monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy for PI’s new multi-year strategic plan from 2019 onwards which will include developing a culture of collective ownership for M&E.

Working primarily in support of PI’s engagement with national partners in the Privacy International Network, this role will focus on providing support and capacity development to a multi-year and multi-partner project on the impact of data intensive systems on human rights, and in particular on the right to privacy.

The person in this role will:

  • Lead the development of a monitoring & evaluation and learning strategy for Privacy International, contributing to the improved effectiveness of PI and our partners’ programme design, execution, impact and influence. Approximately 80% of the focus of the job is dedicated to PI’s work with the Privacy International Network and with the remaining resources being applied to other programmes and activities at PI.
  • Help build the institutional capacity of both PI and its partners in technical skills around monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Where necessary provide support to the executive team, portfolio leads and programme leads and other PI staff during multi-year and annual planning.
  • Coordinate the ongoing and systematic monitoring of the programmes to assess programme performance, relevance and effectiveness and progress against objectives, both to continuously learn, and to take timely corrective actions, if necessary,
  • Coordinate the delivery of monitoring, evaluation and learning reporting requirements for a funded multi-year and multi- partner project, and management of all evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to the preparation and timely submission of reports to the donors and Board of Trustees as required.
  • Contribute to compilation of succinct communications and dissemination outputs, presenting key achievements, challenges and opportunities related to the progress reports targeting internal and external audiences.

About You


Qualifications and Experience

A degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent training and work experience that proves extensive knowledge of a range of methods and approaches in M&E, including a strong understanding of research design and data collection methods.

Strong understanding of rights-based development programming, particularly in relation to the major technical areas of Privacy International’s work.

Demonstrable experience in playing a leading role in designing, implementing and managing at least two of the following: organisational learning, research, monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment.

Experience of M&E and learning for civil society organisations in the context of, or in, the Global South, including the delivery of capacity-building and learning activities.

Experience in designing tools and processes for quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation and report write-up, using appropriate systems and tools.

Good understanding of the current M&E trends and systems in development sector.

Demonstrable experience of working with and understanding of requirements of major development donors.


Strong interpersonal skills in liaising, communicating and engaging with colleagues and external audiences from diverse backgrounds.

Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both in written and spoken English.

Demonstrated ability to address and communicate complex issues in challenging environments, in a clear, concise and compelling manner.

Strong eye for detail, e.g. exceptional editorial and sub-editorial skills.

Strong multi-tasker, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.

Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel internationally.


Passion for technology and the role it plays in the governance and protection of rights.

Knowledge and experience of working in international human rights.

Competency to conduct gender-sensitive risk management.

Proven experience to conduct gender mainstreaming in M&E and learning strategy as well as programme design and implementation.

Fluency in a second language, with fluency in Spanish or Arabic being a distinct advantage.

Experience of organising events and/or workshops.

To apply please send a covering letter (two pages’ maximum) and a CV (also two pages’ maximum) outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria to by 6pm GMT on 25 November 2018. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified by 28 November 2018, and the Interviews will take place the week of the 03 December 2018 at our office in Clerkenwell, London. We are able to arrange video conference interviews with candidates who are unable to travel.

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About the Organization

Privacy International advocates for strong privacy protections and surveillance safeguards in law and technology. We promote and defend privacy as the necessary counter-balance to modern power.

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy for everyone, everywhere. We are building the global movement because people must have access to privacy protection without regard to citizenship, race and ethnicity, economic status, gender, age, or education.

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