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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant (Inclusive Growth and Climate Change) We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious MEL Consultant to join Itad’s Inclusive Growth and Climate Change practice. The role is focused on delivering and supporting the growth of our climate and nature portfolio, including the technical delivery of our monitoring, evaluation and learning projects and supporting business development activities. Location: Brighton, hybrid: You don’t need to be in the office every day, travel to the office would be expected for key company and team events which are typically once a month. Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: £30 - £40,000 dependent on experience Closing date: Sunday 14th April 2024 (but please note we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis). About Itad Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies development finance institutes, private sector and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 40 year track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives. Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including; Inclusive Growth and Climate Change, Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings, Human Development and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.   Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around four Practice areas including Inclusive Growth and Climate Change, Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, and Governance and Institutional Strengthening. We are a values-based organisation. Our values include making a difference, delivering technical excellence and innovation, contributing through collaboration and learning, providing opportunities for personal development to our staff, promoting inclusion and diversity, taking action to improve our impact the environment, and shared rewards for the people we work with. We endeavour to integrate these into all aspects of our work. This role sits with our Inclusive Growth and Climate Change practice, which recognises that the threats posed by climate change are global and have the potential to reverse hard-fought development gains. We believe the transformative change needed to address these threats must be based on a robust understanding of what works and why. The evaluation and learning work we do to understand climate change, natural resources and resilience helps our partners to use evidence-based findings to make decisions which lead to informed investments and actionable change towards a low carbon, climate-resilient future. The role You will be joining a team who are passionate about having a positive impact on people and the planet through the support we provide clients to use evidence. Your role will involve the technical delivery of our monitoring, evaluation and learning projects and supporting business development activities to continue to grow our portfolio. You will have the opportunity to work across the portfolio relevant to your experience and interests. You will contribute to the successful delivery and management of projects, build and own relationships with key client stakeholders, contribute to business development activities, share learning through knowledge products and, where possible, external conferences and events, and be a part of maintaining our excellent reputation with our external teams and clients. Our support to clients encompasses a range of economic development and climate change projects including; climate finance, impact investing and innovative finance, markets systems development, agriculture, natural resource management / nature-based solutions, private sector development, resilience, social business and supply chains, financial inclusion, youth employment, infrastructure and cities and women’s economic empowerment. The core technical strengths of all our consultants are focused around four key areas: Evidence Advocate: generating robust evidence and using this to support clients and shape global debates; Change Agent: supporting clients in reflecting, learning and managing change; Project Manager: contributing to and building high performing project teams that deliver quality and commercial targets; Trusted Advisor: building long term relationships with clients and partners that add value and deliver commercial success. As an evidence advocate, you will use a range of data and analysis tools to produce evidence-based findings using a logical and structured approach. As a change agent, you will effectively analyse and interpret data to support evidence-based discussions and use strong client-facing skills to support and inform key messages. As a project manager, you will develop effective workplans and clearly communicate expectations and timelines to project teams, ensuring that team members have what they need, when they need it to meet their project roles. As a trusted advisor, you will liaise with clients on specific projects, supporting their use of monitoring, evaluation and learning deliverables. You will contribute to bidding processes, developing bespoke proposals that meet (potential) client requirements. The candidate You will have experience within monitoring, evaluation and learning within at least one relevant thematic area covered by the practice. Experience of working in a consultancy environment or equivalent would be desirable, with experience across the full lifecycle from bidding to delivery and understand the commercial drivers that sit behind this both for the client and Itad. We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Our Benefits We offer: A matched company pension up to 5%. 26 days holiday per year, plus a further 3 flexible days and public holidays which you can take whenever you want to. Continuous learning: you will have access to our online training, as well as induction programmes and the opportunity to attend company training. Hybrid and flexible working Cycle to work scheme Pluxee benefit platform: this platform provides up to 20% discount at over 100 UK retailers. It offers savings on holidays, restaurants, cinemas, and gym memberships and an average of 5% discount on supermarkets - giving you the option to take advantage of the benefits which are most impactful for you. Our office is easily accessible, close to public transport and dog friendly. The deadline for applications is Sunday 14th April, but please note we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. At Itad, we are committed to actively promoting diversity, equality and inclusion to empower people both within our organisation and through our work. We know that employees with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make us a more effective and innovative company and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from interested candidates regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief.

25/03/2024