Join the International Budget Partnership (IBP) & Work Remotely as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead: Apply!!


International Budget Partnership (IBP) is fiercely dedicated to ensuing that public resources are more effective and fair for everyone, especially those who have systematically excluded. We partner with budget analysts, community organizers, and advocates in 120 countries to ensure people can influence how public resources are raised and spent. Together, we generate data, advocate for reform, and build the skills and knowledge of people so that everyone can have a voice in public money decisions that impact their lives and their ability to get ahead.  

About this role

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead will work closely with program teams and partners to develop and spearhead organization-wide monitoring, reporting, evaluating and learning in alignment with our strategy and manage our MEL knowledge management systems across all programs. This role is an exciting opportunity to build robust organizational MEL systems and processes and strengthen MEL culture across the entire organization.

The MEL Lead will play a pivotal role in helping to ensure organizational coherence in the execution of our strategy, measuring key impacts and milestones and generating learning for the larger field. The Lead will spearhead the development of IBP’s results framework, test our Theory of Change, and foster a culture of internal information sharing and learning. The Lead will have expertise in program design and monitoring, which will help IBP to continue to leverage adaptive programming approaches, scale up impacts and generate wider lessons for partner organizations. This role will also help establish a clear operational model between central and in-country MEL systems and processes for an organization that has experienced significant growth in its in-country footprint.

IBP is a passionate and devoted organization which admires people who can bring new ideas to the table. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to our mission and really make a change.  

Our Commitments

Safeguarding – IBP prioritizes the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults above the achievements of our programs or strategic goals. We acknowledge that safeguarding is a collective duty, and we hold all our staff, and partners accountable for safeguarding the communities in which we work and adhering to our Safeguarding Policy.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – As a global organization in composition and vision, IBP encourages a culture of empowerment and equity of our staff and our partners. We seek to dismantle all forms of exclusion and marginalization and embrace intersectionality – in our internal policies and practices, as well as programs.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff team are fundamental principles at the International Budget Partnership, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

At IBP, we are taking positive actions to increase staff diversity and representation and encourage candidates from the Global South to apply.

Role Responsibilities

Essential duties of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Work with the Executive Director and senior leadership to redesign MEL systems and processes, including instituting a new centralized knowledge management system to ensure we have access to regular, consistent, and high-quality monitoring data and evidence (both aggregate org-wide data and disaggregated data, for instance to inform intersectional approaches) that can be used regularly to inform/adapt program approaches, report internally/externally and share learning.
  2. Lead the design and implementation of our organizational results framework, ensuring alignment with all program and country frameworks. Coordinate with development and program teams to develop and update logframes and results frameworks for donor proposals and internal use. This includes working with all teams to establish indicators, baselines and targets. It also includes monitoring and assessing progress, coordinating with any teams that face challenges to implementation, and working closely with development on donor reporting.
  3. Design and implement evaluation of all programs (including overseeing external evaluations) to assess impact, challenges, adaptations, and learning, including for donor reporting.
  4. Model and promote effective internal and external communication of learning and impact. This includes regularly communicating with staff to share cross-program monitoring data and lessons and working closely with the communications team to externally share impact data and learning on our website, newsletter, annual report, blogs, stories, social media and other channels for a wide variety of audiences that include partners, governments, and donors.

‍About You

Are you passionate about the role that MEL can play in helping an organization adopt innovative program approaches? Do you have experience bringing others along in seeing the value of MEL for program learning and impact? We are looking for people with the right skills and competencies for the role, and who demonstrate personal qualities that are consistent with our values.

BP’s Statement of Values is the expression of our core beliefs – those that define our priorities and goals, and in so doing, express our organizational identity and culture.  As staff of IBP, we believe in:

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Justice and equity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Independence
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Democracy and human rights
  • Integrity and ethical behaviour

Core Competencies

  • Innovative thinker, able to adapt and develop MEL processes in response to developing and new practices in the sector.
  • Strong understanding of current methods and techniques for capturing data and insight and can make evidence-based recommendations based on findings.
  • Strong organizational skills and passion for data rigor, with experience instituting and managing knowledge management systems for MEL and reporting robust, consistent data and evidence to donors and other external audiences.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, with a knack for translating complex and technical processes into accessible language for different internal and external audiences. Keen ability to communicate MEL practices and learning in a way that builds buy-in and excitement.  Ability to communicate in French and/or Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with minimal supervision.  Flexible and able to adapt to shifting environments and works well under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment. Strong team player with the ability to seek buy-in and coordination from others across a globally dispersed organization.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and passion for IBP’s mission.
  • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives. 
  • Understanding of system-change approaches to MEL is highly desired.
  • Experience contributing to and managing collaborative teams to work productively, effectively, and inclusively towards shared goals.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social, economic, political sciences, or development studies AND/OR formal training in monitoring and evaluation systems, approaches and methodologies.
  • Minimum 7 years of general working experience, with 5 years of experience leading the development and implementation of MEL frameworks, systems and practices for governance, advocacy, or development organizations and multi-country programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with MEL (including appropriate tools and methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative) for complex, politically informed and adaptive programming is required
  • Field experience with implementing program MEL with field teams and partners is preferred  
  • Familiarity with logical frameworks, results frameworks and other monitoring frameworks is required, including proficiency with database and analysis software such as Excel
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals, teams and cultures is required
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze and convey evidence and insights from quantitative and qualitative data in a variety of formats to diverse audiences  
  • Must have some experience working in a civil society organization, and ideally also working alongside bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Experience supporting equity and justice work and working with local communities, along with work experience in the Global South, preferred

‍What we do for you


Salary: Maximum $75,000 – Please note a competitive offer will be made taking into account the candidates location and the local market.

International Budget Partnership is committed to providing competitive salaries, promotion opportunities, pension contributions and other benefits aligned with the country of employment.

Values and Culture

At International Budget Partnership, we take pride in our Values and how our staff have embraced them in all aspects of our work. We aim to foster a culture that acknowledges and celebrates our Values and worldwide accomplishments.

Work-life Balance

While our dedication to our mission is unwavering, International Budget Partnership also understands the significance of supporting our staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We do this by offering 24 days of annual leave (in addition to public holidays) and access to flexible work arrangements, including remote and hybrid working.

Professional Development

International Budget Partnership takes pride in being an employer that recognizes potential and invests in the growth of its staff. We are dedicated to fostering the professional development of our team members through:

  • Empowering teams to engage in impactful projects that challenge and enable their growth, through hands-on experience.
  • Regular performance management.
  • Access to training and development opportunities.
  • Regular Staff Workshops for all team members to stay updated on organizational matters, receive training, and engage socially.
  • Ad-hoc all staff retreat to build connections and bring people together at key moments.

Travel and Medical Insurance

When traveling for work, all International Budget Partnership staff members benefit from comprehensive travel and medical insurance coverage.

Contract length: Full-Time (Initial 1-year fixed-term contract, with view to renew)

Location: Within proximity or similar time zone to existing offices in Abuja, Nigeria and Washington DC, USA.

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‍How to apply and key dates

Please complete the online application form, submit your CV and provide a cover letter that provides tangible examples of how your skills, knowledge and experience will support your ability to perform the key priorities outlined in the above job description (using no more than 750 words).

Deadline: 09:00 (GMT) 29th April 2024 .

The recruitment process will involve 2 interviews and a written exercise. First round interviews planned for w/c 6th May and second round interviews are planned for w/c 20th May

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