Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Advisor
Nature and Scope:
WUSC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor to play a leading role in implementing WUSC’s MERL Policy and Strategy; developing innovative Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems that contribute to WUSC’s ability to measure impact and results; track performance; and integrate lessons from programming to improve the quality, scope, sustainability and impact of our work. The MERL Advisor will also ensure high quality monitoring and evaluation across WUSC’s programs and projects, supporting the incorporation of continuous learning into programmatic thinking and practice. The advisor will be responsible for strengthening MERL capacity within the organization and for helping position WUSC as an evidence-based and learning-oriented organization among peers, partners and donors.
The MERL Advisor manages a MERL Officer in Ottawa and is part of a growing and vibrant team of Ottawa-based technical advisors and will work closely with a diverse and committed group of project-based MERL officers, Program Managers, Program Officers and Project Directors in the field and in Canada.
Organizational Performance & Thought Leadership
• Lead the development of systems and processes to generate program data and research that will facilitate evidence-based learning, adaptive management, reflection and informed decision making at the organizational level;
Technical advice to WUSC Programs and Projects
• Lead M&E capacity building efforts with WUSC Ottawa and field staff, including training and coaching to WUSC staff and partners and developing guidelines, tip sheets, and templates;
Qualifications and Competencies:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in social sciences, international development or related field;
Fluent in English and ability to work in French (bilingualism preferred). Capacity to work in Spanish is an asset.
Why work with us?
The WUSC office is centrally-located in Hintonburg, Ottawa. We offer competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation.