Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning
Position Reports To: Director, Resource
Development and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning .
in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New
Delhi, India. It is one of few international feminist
organizations based in the global South, working at community,
national, regional, and global levels. CREA builds feminist
leadership, strengthens movements, challenges unjust power
structures, expands sexual and reproductive freedoms and advances
the human rights of structurally excluded people.
does life in CREA Mean
We like to think of ourselves
as a fearless, interrogative, colourful, edgy, sexy flock of birds
flying freely to explore, to imagine and to build freedoms
If you are one who is ready to challenge the
system when it is needed, you could be one of us.
you ask questions, are curious, have a hunger for learning, you
will thrive at CREA.
Constant learning, sharing of
knowledge, is an expectation that team members have from CREA and
CREA from team members. It demands our people to be connected,
innovative, agile and quick to change.
When you walk
into CREA, you need to be prepared for a workplace that produces
and demands high quality, is creative, edgy and dynamic.
Purpose of Position:
The Senior Advisor of Monitoring,
Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) is a newly created position to
manage an innovative body of new work. The Senior Advisor will
have the opportunity to develop and lead CREA’s MEL approach,
advance organizational learning, and contribute to generating
evidence to strengthen CREA’s work and the work of its partners.
The person will work closely with Organizational Management,
Program Directors and external advisors to strengthen CREA’s
organization-wide MEL system for learning and accountability. The
Senior Advisor will provide leadership for all MEL activities,
including developing effective and feasible methodologies for
assessing CREA’s complex and diverse programs, ensuring data
relevance and quality, and analysing and presenting MEL findings
to diverse stakeholders and audiences in order to advance CREA’s
The ideal candidate has broad experience with
MEL methodologies, and believes in making ResultsBased Management
work meaningfully. They have experience with various monitoring
and evaluation methodologies (e.g., outcome harvesting) and
believe in creative ways of measuring, tracking, and communicating
impact. The person should be believe in creating processes and
systems that enhance clarity, transparency, learning,
accountability, efficiency and agility. Finally, the person should
share CREA’s vision of a more just and peaceful world, where
everyone realizes their autonomy, dignity and equality, and
believe that a powerful MEL strategy can accelerate progress
towards this feminist future.
• Plays a leadership role in the
organization, supporting high-quality programs at national,
regional and global levels.
• Works closely with Senior
Management and Program Directors to strengthen existing MEL
approaches and frameworks and to ensure implementation of MEL
strategies and activities.
• Ensures that the MEL
framework incorporates an organisation-wide approach, is efficient
and supportive of strong programming, is flexible and responsive,
addresses stakeholder and donor requirements, and is consistent
with CREA’s feminist values.
• Strengthens the culture
of learning within CREA and integrates MEL with other dimensions
of the organization.
• Leads the development of program
and project-specific MEL strategies, plans and indicators to
capture performance and results and linked these to the
organisation-wide MEL framework and system.
MEL better practices and innovations into ongoing work at CREA.
Builds a MEL team, including hiring, orienting and managing MEL
staff with the capacity to provide technical leadership and
guidance to program staff and partners.
• Builds the
capacity of program staff and partners to participate in
monitoring and evaluation of program activities, to generate data
for programmatic learning and decision-making, and to interpret
and report results.
• Oversees documentation or evaluation
of CREA’s and partners’ work and contributes to developing
strategies for disseminating results to diverse audiences.
Contributes to raising CREA’s visibility as an innovative
thought leader and credible voice and represents CREA at various
• Develops and manages the MEL work plan and
budget, including working with Program Directors to manage the MEL
funds that are built into program or project budgets.
Contributes to fundraising, including relationship-building,
proposal-writing and reporting.
A minimum 10-years of work experience in human rights, women’s
rights, sexual and reproductive rights, or gender and development.
• Demonstrated and deep knowledge of learning, monitoring,
and evaluation design and methodologies for human rights, women’s
rights, social justice or international development organizations.
• Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in
social sciences or related disciplines, with solid knowledge of
• Demonstrated understanding of
conducting research or evaluation cross-culturally and in
• Ability to establish strong,
collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues and with
external partners and stakeholders.
• Sound political
judgment and demonstrated ability to think strategically and to
translate ideas into programmatic plans and actions.
Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects against
deadlines, and to work both in an advisory and a hands-on
• Demonstrated ability to
supervise and mentor staff, as well as manage consultants.
Experience in facilitating the use of data to inform
decision-making and learning.
• Excellent interpersonal
and communication skills (verbal and written) for diverse
• Ability to use technology effectively.
Fluency in English is required.
• Understanding of and
commitment to the vision, values and mission of CREA.
promotes pluralism and equal opportunity, and is committed to
diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment
free of discriminatory employment practices. CREA’s policy is to
provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. No
individual shall be discriminated against because of his or her
actual or perceived age, caste, class, disability, marital status,
religion, or sexual orientation. Compensation will be based on
experience and internal equity. A generous benefit package is
Interested candidates who meet the required
educational and experience requirements should send their CV along
with a cover letter, current and expected salary to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 June 2021. Please include in the subject
line the name of the position you are applying for. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
you for your interest in CREA .
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