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The Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to exposing human rights abuses and war crimes, countering disinformation and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities. We achieve these goals through open source research, digital investigations, building the capacity of local partners, and collaborating with media to amplify the impact of our work.

Whilst CIR’s working language is English, our staff are based across Europe and other countries reflecting the diversity of our workforce and our commitment to international collaboration.

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About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an innovative, ambitious, non-profit organisation to inform our understanding of impact and advise on improvements to our programming. As an established but growing organisation, you’ll need to be a flexible and collaborative team player, willing to pitch-in across different projects and work at pace to often tight timeframes. In exchange we offer a friendly, relaxed and flexible work environment; insight into innovative open-source and counter-disinformation programming and; the ability to shape projects to maximise impact.

Main Responsibilities

As senior MEL adviser, you will engage with CIR projects at key points in the programme cycle to ensure that: i) project design is based on evidence and enables robust assessment of impact and continual improvement; ii) project delivery is shaped by real-time monitoring of results and lessons learnt and iii) project assessment is robust and enables CIR and its clients to learn what’s worked, what hasn’t and why. While exact responsibilities will vary by project, they will typically include a combination of the following:

  • Review/development of programme design and theories of change to ensure these are based on evidence, follow a clear causal logic and are measurable.
  • Review/development of monitoring and evaluation and results frameworks.
  • Technical inputs into/oversight of research and data collection methodologies, ensuring data is collected and analysed accurately and fed into project delivery in line with the agreed MEL plan and client expectations.
  • Liaison with programme teams, external partners and stakeholders to oversee ongoing data collection efforts.
  • Oversight and technical input into monitoring and progress reports, ensuring lessons are identified and integrated into programme delivery on an ongoing-basis.
  • Conducting monitoring, evaluation and learning reviews to meet client and CIR requirements, assessing progress against theories of change and results framework as well as effectiveness of operational delivery, and making recommendations on improvements.

Required Skills

  • Proven track record in leading monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts at a senior level, including the ability to develop and implement theories of change, logical frameworks and MEL frameworks for complex programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation techniques, including the use of social media and online tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate technical terminology for lay audiences and to produce clear, concise and timely reporting.
  • A highly organised and methodical approach: collating data from multiple sources to contribute to project monitoring, analysis and reporting, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of the field of conflict environments, mis/disinformation and/or extremism.

Working Arrangements

The role will be full-time, starting in November 2023. The role will be remote, with the opportunity to work from CIR’s offices in London, if desired (subject to the applicant having the right to work in the UK).

CIR encourages flexible working and is happy to agree a working pattern to suit the successful applicant. We generally expect staff to be available between the core hours of 10.00 -12.00 GMT and 14.00-15.30 GMT each working day unless an exception has been agreed.

CIR is open to recruitment of the right candidate on either a consultancy or fixed-term employment contract basis.

Recruitment Process

To apply, please send a 1-page covering letter along with your CV to [email protected], with ‘Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser’ in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview, which can be conducted remotely.

CIR encourages applicants from under-represented communities.

CIR is an equal opportunities employer. If you require adjustments or additional support to complete this process, please contact [email protected] with details of your request.

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