Team Leader - Evaluation & Learning of the UK Prosperity Fund

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WYG
United Kingdom
Apply by 1 September 2018
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

Team Leader - Evaluation & Learning of the UK Prosperity Fund

UK Based – Close proximity to London

  • The Team Leader will lead on the independent Evaluation & Learning (E&L) project delivered by WYG International, which considers the performance of the £1.2billion UK-government Prosperity Fund and its constituent programmes.
  • This high-profile position will oversee the technical delivery of the E&L programme, manage the established team of 50+ technical and evaluation experts, and report regularly to stakeholders across Whitehall, especially the FCO.
  • Although the Team Leader will be supported by the Programme Director, Programme & Financial Managers and E&L technical staff, he/she will ultimately lead the successful delivery of the programme.

The Prosperity Fund is an innovative UK Government initiative to promote economic growth and reduce poverty, whilst creating opportunities for trade and investment (especially for UK companies). The Prosperity Fund is jointly sponsored by FCO, DFID, HMT, Cabinet Office, and DIT. The Fund will work across several predominantly middle-income countries, including Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Peru, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Job type Monitoring and Evaluation Location London - Angel Court Discipline International Development Fixed term Yes Ref No 12137 Documents

Team Leader - Evaluation & Learning of the UK Prosperity Fund

UK Based – Close proximity to London

  • The Team Leader will lead on the independent Evaluation & Learning (E&L) project delivered by WYG International, which considers the performance of the £1.2billion UK-government Prosperity Fund and its constituent programmes.
  • This high-profile position will oversee the technical delivery of the E&L programme, manage the established team of 50+ technical and evaluation experts, and report regularly to stakeholders across Whitehall, especially the FCO.
  • Although the Team Leader will be supported by the Programme Director, Programme & Financial Managers and E&L technical staff, he/she will ultimately lead the successful delivery of the programme.

The Prosperity Fund is an innovative UK Government initiative to promote economic growth and reduce poverty, whilst creating opportunities for trade and investment (especially for UK companies). The Prosperity Fund is jointly sponsored by FCO, DFID, HMT, Cabinet Office, and DIT. The Fund will work across several predominantly middle-income countries, including Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Peru, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning is at the heart of the Prosperity Fund, and the E&L programme will support the UK Government to understand performance and impact, while helping to capture learning and improve impact. The E&L programme will deliver a stream of evaluations and learning activities for both the overall Fund and its constituent programmes, helping to ensure that the Fund achieves its goals.

Key outcomes for the Evaluation & Learning project include:

  • Assess to what extent the Fund is contributing towards:
    • Promoting growth in ways likely to reduce poverty and promote gender equality.
    • Creation of opportunities for international business, including UK companies.
    • Value for money, in the use of resources and the results achieved.
    • Support organisational learning and contribute to accountability mechanisms

Essential Team Leader Credentials:

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Substantial experience in international development or public sector reform programmes. While the Team Leader does not need to be an evaluation specialist, they should have a good conceptual understanding of evaluation and its purpose, and of organisational learning in an international development context.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing of large and complex teams.
  • The gravitas to and experience of managing key relationships within Whitehall.
  • Ability to interpret client and stakeholder needs and address these in innovative ways.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

This role is a full time position based in the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning team at WYG’s offices in the City of London. Some international travel may be required.

Rewards

In return for your dedication, you’ll enjoy a quality total remuneration package, including contributory pension, health cover and flexible working options. Pick and choose your perfect blend from advantages including childcare and retail vouchers, travel insurance and variable holiday. You’ll also benefit from great training and development, with support to achieve your career goals.

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