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Strategic Learning Manager
Job Title: Strategic Learning Manager
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: To lead the delivery of learning and monitoring evaluation strategies for an exciting multi-year programme.
Job Description: We are looking for a highly experienced Strategic Learning Manager to provide maternity cover for six months (with a possible extension of three months) in the Social Development team. As a senior member of the Social Development team, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will lead and manage the delivery of learning and monitoring evaluation strategies for an exciting multi-year programme, the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme. The Social Development Programme undertakes a wide range of work on gender, adolescence and exclusion, with a strong learning and impact element across many of our projects to which this position will contribute. Amongst these, GAGE is a £26.4 million 9 year programme designed to provide decision makers with an evidence base to make informed policy and programming decisions that can improve development outcomes for adolescent girls in developing countries, including reducing child marriage, violence against women and girls; improved health, education and improved economic empowerment. As the Strategic Learning Manager, you will be involved in multi-stranded internal project monitoring and evaluation in the UK and with country teams, learning across multiple UK and international stakeholders, developing and quality assuring learning and dissemination products external representation of ODI and GAGE and multiple other reporting and communications functions.
Requirements: • MA in Development Studies/Gender Studies/ relevant social science discipline, Monitoring and Evaluation. • Extensive knowledge and experience of learning, monitoring and evaluation approaches and strategies and their application in development sector settings • Knowledge of gender and development sector • Excellent experience of donor relationship management and reporting, especially DFID • Extensive experience of logframe and theory of change development • Extensive experience of establishing complex monitoring and learning systems • Substantial experience of project management in multi-year, multi-partner and multi-country projects in the developing world • Substantial experience of managing staff and sub-contractors to tight deadlines in a team environment, including in a context of distance management. • Strong analytical skills • Excellent communication abilities in relation to a wide variety of audiences from different countries and cultures, including UN and INGO stakeholders • Skills in negotiation, listening, communication of ideas, problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution • Ability to be flexible and adapt to evolving project demands • Ability to work independently but to keep team members regularly and adequately informed of progress as well as challenges • Excellent inter-personal communication and coordination skills
How to apply: Interview date: Week Commencing 12th September 2016 For more information, please download an application pack from our website at https://jobs.odi.org.uk and apply online. If you experience difficulties downloading the pack, please telephone 020 7922 0351 or email recruitment@odi.org.uk - See more at: http://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=25713#sthash.hETsgHop.dpuf
Closing Date: 04/09/2016
Additional information: ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.
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