Senior or Principal Consultant: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Permanent position, Full-Time, United Kingdom

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our MEL Business Stream.


The Role

The Senior/Principal Consultant will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas: a range of evaluation frameworks and evaluation design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches, qualitative and quantitative methods and tools, data analysis, reporting and supporting our clients in moving evidence through to impact.

They will be responsible for supporting the implementation of IMC’s MEL strategy. They will play a key role in winning and delivering projects and building IMC business. The Senior/Principal Consultant will work on free standing M&E related activities and collaboratively across the business to further develop the MEL portfolio with a wide range of clients in the firm’s main areas of business.

The post will involve strengthening M&E systems and internal learning, identifying opportunities, developing proposals, providing consultancy services and project management. The post holder will support decisions on what work the team prioritises.

IMC are at the forefront of practical methodological development in various emergent fields and the preferred candidate will also be encouraged to contribute to IMC’s strategic direction in these methodological areas and to help keep the MEL team abreast of methods and its strategic use in MEL.


Key responsibilities

Business development

  • Regularly lead, contribute and support preparation of high-quality expressions of interest and proposals for diverse multi- and bi-lateral clients and ensure their effective negotiation
  • Cultivate and manage client relationships and selected strategic partner firms, help expand the MEL consultant database and network and undertake market research and actions to raise the MEL profile
  • Maintain a cycle of business development activities and help develop a pipeline of opportunities to ensure we are well positioned to win business over time


Project delivery and quality assurance

  • It is expected that the Consultant will win the work to deliver projects
  • Undertake and deliver technical MEL tasks to a high standard on a wide range of assignments as required
  • Support the successful delivery of the MEL portfolio of projects
  • Manage assigned complex projects and related risks and lead relevant tasks within a project, including supervising the work of others
  • Provide quality assurance (as applicable) of technical proposals, M&E project reports and other MEL deliverables


Team support and development

  • Help grow relevant skills, knowledge and expertise in new areas where needed and promote IMC’s ability to be at the forefront on approaches and methods in these areas and others necessary to deliver the MEL strategy
  • Support the coordination and improvement of the effective administration, financial management and record keeping of MEL team activities and day to day marketing, business development and project implementation operations
  • Support and champion effective learning in the team and contribute to the MEL team’s recording of experience, lessons learned and marketing materials
  • Provide mentoring and coaching across the team where necessary


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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.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis, so it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.

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