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Adviser, Evaluation and Learning SPPD

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 23 October 2017

Fee: £72,447 pa + benefits

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

We have an excellent opportunity for an Adviser, Evaluation and Learning, to work within the Strategy, Portfolio and Partnerships Division.

The Strategy, Portfolio and Partnerships (SPP) Division is part of the Secretary-General’s Office. It has a four-fold role. Firstly, it supports the Secretary-General in devising strategies, policies and innovative institutional mechanisms and practices to implement the Secretariat’s programme of work as mandated by member governments. Secondly, it puts together the Strategic and Delivery Plans and ensures programme quality and coherence through monitoring, evaluation, learning and organisational reporting. Thirdly, it leads on developing international and Commonwealth partnerships and assists in mobilising resources. Fourthly, it manages the Secretariat’s relationship with member states and functions as the Secretariat to the Governing Bodies of the Commonwealth.    

The successful candidate will play a major role in managing the evaluation and learning programme of the Secretariat. S/he will be responsible to ensure that high standard evaluation studies are conducted for accountability to member states as well as for organisational learning; Key findings and learnings embedded and adjustments made in project/programme design and implementation; and Support provided to Directorates in following up evaluation recommendations. In collaboration with programme Directorates, the post holder will also: ensure that evaluation, learning and innovation platforms are established and maintained anchoring the engagements on evaluation findings, organisational learning and innovative research, that includes coordination of learning events such as conferences, symposiums, workshops and reviews; Support the adjustments or improvements to the Performance measurement frameworks; and assist in promoting a culture of Results Based Management within the Secretariat.

To be considered, you will need a post-graduate degree in Management, Public Policy, Strategy, International Relations, Development Studies, Development Economics or a relevant social sciences discipline. You will also need at least ten years’ international experience of managing programmes and projects; planning; and, results-based management in an intergovernmental or development context; and at least five years’ experience in conducting development evaluation. Experience in designing, planning and coordinating learning events is also a requirement.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

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The closing date is 23 October 2017, 5:00pm BST

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