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Director - Global Learning
Job Title: Director - Global Learning
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: Seeking a Director to lead the Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM).
Job Description: Global Learning for Adaptive Management (GLAM) is a strategic multi-year initiative and an ambitious portfolio of work aimed at strengthening agile or adaptive monitoring, evaluation and learning practices for complex development problems. This initiative aims to support changes in MEL practices and policies for DFID, USAID and their partners, in ways that combine both rigour of evaluative thinking and scope to adapt and learn as they are implemented. As Director of GLAM, you will provide clear direction, oversight and management of the GLAM consortium. You will provide intellectual leadership for the Consortium, leveraging the expertise of our different partner organisations and ensuring shared learning, and work closely with DFID and USAID in maintaining the strategic direction and sound project and financial management, of the Consortium. Beyond GLAM, the Director will play a strategic role developing new projects and advising and supporting ODI staff and partners on the development and use of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and methods for complex policy areas, helping drive forward our technical assistance and policy thinking in this area.
Requirements: You’ll have: Internationally recognised expertise in monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) approaches and methods and their practical application Extensive and deep knowledge of complex development sectors and problems, for instance public sector reform, governance, women’s empowerment or similar and the challenges of applying traditional MEL models to these areas Extensive experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, policy-oriented and applied research and/or direct policy formulation at a senior level, demonstrated by a track record of influential publications and/or delivery of policy or programmatic initiatives with a focus on monitoring, evaluation and learning in the face of complex and dynamic problems. Experience of leadership and management at senior level of complex projects and large consortia, including effective donor relationship and partnership building and the provision of technical support and advice Ability to lead and manage a research, policy advice and public affairs team, including managing performance and developing staff Values-driven and exceptional integrity, including ensuring a safe working environment and equal opportunities for all Excellent research and analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and persuasively (including to non-technical audiences), and first class communication skills. Excellent Project management skills, including an ability to work collaboratively within policy and operational organisations, to ensure effective programming and delivery A degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, preferably a PhD.
How to apply: Closing date: 1 April 2020 Interview date: W/C 23 March 2020 For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk
Closing Date: 18/03/2020
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