Elrha is hiring a Humanitarian Innovation (MEAL) Adviser: Apply Now!! (multiple locations or remote working)

Elrha is a global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We are looking to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Adviser, specifically to support a programme of work relating to humanitarian innovation. The role is fixed term until March 2025 to start as soon as practical.

Location: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester or homebased

Contract: Full Time – Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 202535 hours per week

Salary: £37,080 – £39,676

In this role, you will have the opportunity to play an essential role in supporting two important workstreams specifically to improve the impact of humanitarian innovation by:  

  • Providing further clarity of the pathways needed to support routine integration of new evidence and solutions into live responses in order to overcome one of the key barriers to scale for humanitarian innovation. 
  • Identifying the barriers that inhibit the integration of innovations into live responses for rapid onset or acute crises, and also to explore and address the identified conceptual, practical and ethical challenges to approaching Value for Money in this context 

Your application will need to demonstrate:  

  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) at project and/or organisational levels, ideally in a humanitarian context. 
  • Strong familiarity with key MEAL concepts and approaches. 
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including ability to communicate complex technical issues in a clear and accessible manner.  
  • A passion for innovative and ‘out of the box’ thinking, devising and testing new solutions and ways of working. 
  • Proven capacity to work independently and take the initiative, and work as part of a team. 
  • Experience in research and/or innovation would be an advantage.    

If you want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.    

Note for applicants: 

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close advertising earlier than stated. 
  • Candidates must have the independent right to work in UK at the time of appointment as we are unable to support visa sponsorship for this role. 
  • When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children UK recruitment system. Elrha is an independent subsidiary of SCUK and benefits from some SCUK systems and processes. 
  • Please read through the job description for a detailed list of requirements, and ensure you complete the personal statement to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you. 

Closing Date: 14 April 2024 

Interview Dates: w/c 22nd April 2024 (online) 

Role Description

Job Description

Elrha Strategy & Values

About Elrha 

Elrha is a global organisation that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.  

Read our strategy: Shaping the future: our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response 2023 – 2040. It sets out how we’ll work with our community to realise its potential in humanitarian response, and how we’ll capture the real change and improvements to the lives of people affected by crisis. 

Our strategy sets out our values which we hold ourselves accountable to as individuals and as an employer. 

  • Putting people at the centre  
  • Working with others  
  • Acting responsibly  
  • Committed to learning  
  • Inspiring change 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQ+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Remote and Flexible Working 

Elrha is a remote first organisation and aims to promote flexible working practices wherever possible. Other than the expectation to attend occasional team meetings in person at our office locations in Cardiff and London, employees can choose to work either in their designated office base or at their home within the UK.  

As standard we work 35 hours per week. We are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns and many of our staff work non-standard working hours. 

Salaries and benefits 

All our vacancies are advertised with salary bands clearly stated. New employees are usually appointed at the bottom of the advertised range. In some circumstances, relevant skills and experience may also be considered when determining the appointed salary.  

Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff. Salaries are reviewed annually subject to eligibility. 

As well as our flexible working ethos, our staff benefit from all the SCUK rewards and benefits listed on the careers page. These include minimum 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution), life cover, organisational sick pay, family friendly pay and leave schemes; incremental increase in annual leave (25 day basic entitlement) depending on length of service, opportunities for learning and development, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and retail discounts platform. 

Pre-employment Checks 

Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date: 

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable) 
  • receipt of satisfactory references 
  • proof of eligibility to work in the UK 

Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you. 


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