Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

from King's College London
Closing date: 30 Oct 2019

King's College London are seeking a committed and self-motivated individual to lead monitoring, evaluation and learning on strategic institutional donor funded projects implemented by King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP).

The primary responsibility of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will be to oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning on Prepared for Practice (PfP), a five-year project funded by the DFID under the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) programme. The post will also support the design and implementation of the MEL strategy on new grants. Prepared for Practice (PfP) is addressing Somaliland’s health workforce crisis by transforming the health education and training of doctors, nurses and midwives. Working at individual, institutional and national level, it seeks to bring about systemic and sustainable reform to the health education sector. The post holder will design and implement MEL systems and processes to evaluate the performance, quality and effectiveness of project activities, lead learning and reflection processes to support adaptive management, and oversee the end of project evaluation.

The role will involve working closely with consortium partners, staff in Somaliland and SPHEIR’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead. The role will be based at King’s College London, with travel to Somaliland. The is an exciting role on a high performing project that would suit someone pragmatic, methodical and creative and who has an interest in participatory and innovative MEL approaches.

Monitoring and Evaluation

• Design and implement MEL systems, processes and data collection tools to collect output and outcome data in line with project needs and donor requirements

• Provide technical oversight and support to ensure that MEL systems are effectively implemented by team members across project partners

• Provide training and support to project partners to ensure partners adequately capture information in line with project frameworks and donor compliance requirements

• Lead on the analysis and interpretation of data and translate them into learning in a way that engages and capacity-builds local partners

• Support partners with data analysis that supports decision making, learning, and accountability.

• Work with managers of both projects to develop and implement value for money frameworks

• Ensure all MEL and research activities are conducted in accordance with King’s College London’s safeguarding, ethical principles, research guidance and GDPR requirements

• Be the main point of contact with SPHEIR MEL Lead and, where required, represent the project externally at SPHEIR meetings and events


• Lead on project and programme level MEL narrative and results framework reporting

• Provide analysis of project monitoring data to support and inform adaptive management, support decision making and improve the quality and relevance of project implementation

• Working with the Programme Manager, facilitate internal review processes to reflect on learning with partners and support adaptive management

• Support the delivery of the communications plan, providing MEL data and products, such as learning papers, for external engagement

• Facilitate wide dissemination of learning through communicating with project partners and key stakeholders

• Provide supervision and oversight of research projects where needed


• Lead the planning and oversee delivery of the summative evaluations on Prepared for Practice, including reviewing consultant terms of reference, supervising the work of consultant(s) to ensure robust data collection and quality analysis

• Develop and implement plans to disseminate evaluation findings to project partners, key stakeholders, and the external organisations

• Close out and evaluation of a Comic Relief project in Sierra Leone.

Design and development

• Support development of new funding applications by developing theories of change, logical frameworks and project MEL strategies

• Participate in cross-organisational initiatives to strengthen how King’s Global Health Partners monitors and evaluates its work

How to apply:

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This is a part time role (3 days a week).

The salary is £32,676- £37,292 pro rata per annum, inclusive of £3,500 pro rata per annum London Allowance.