Senior/Principal Consultant – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (Learning and Utilisation)

Permanent position, Full-Time, United Kingdom

Do you want the opportunity to sharpen your skills and experience on learning across a wide range of areas with diverse partners and clients, so you can be at the forefront of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) thinking and practice?

The Role

As part of our continued expansion, the MEL team is looking for committed and experienced individuals to help build the business and deliver our programme of M&E by contributing their specialist knowledge and expertise on utilisation and learning so that M&E processes and generated evidence have deeper impact. This a great opportunity to be at the cutting edge of utilisation and learning in practice.

You will also strengthen business skills, build awareness of development in many areas and deepen monitoring, evaluation and learning knowledge and skills in a supportive workplace working in interesting and challenging areas.

You will support the development of IMC’s rapidly growing MEL portfolio. You will be working on free standing MEL-related activities and collaboratively across the business to further develop the MEL portfolio, specialising in learning and the utilisation of M&E, with a wide range of clients in all the firm’s main areas of business.

In addition to supporting other team members and playing a key role in the decisions on the work the team does, this will involve identifying opportunities, developing proposals, providing consultancy services and supporting project management by contributing your specialist expertise and knowledge.

The MEL team has a strong focus on supporting stakeholder learning. This involves strengthening generation and use of evidence through a range of ways including improving M&E systems to ensure utilisation and learning are optimised through the approaches, tools and methods we use.

Identifying opportunities to engage with a broad spectrum of evidence to inform learning and analysing and using experiential evidence from your own practice in decision-making and from others working in shared contexts or through shared mechanisms will be important.

IMC is at the forefront of methodological development in various emergent fields and the preferred candidate will also contribute to IMC’s thought leadership on learning and utilisation of evidence from M&E and research. You will keep the MEL team abreast of methods and shape opinions on this.

To this end, we are seeking both a senior and principal consultant with sound understandings of how learning can best be supported – drawing on various fields of practice including M&E, research, organisational learning and behaviour change. We are seeking individuals with experience and knowledge about what optimises learning and utilisation from M&E and related research processes and generated evidence. We are looking for someone experienced and passionate about learning and the uptake of evidence in development.

The Senior Consultant will work with the Principal Consultant and other staff to take forward the learning agenda for the MEL team and IMC Worldwide. The Principal Consultant will be a key person leading this function.

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How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter to explaining clearly why you are interested in this role and working for IMC, the skills and experiences you can bring to it, and how your experience meets the person specification. Your covering letter should also include your salary expectations.