International job opening: Evidence Measurement & Evaluation

July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Position Description
Manager, Evidence Measurement & Evaluation (EME) 
1 year fixed term contract commencing September 2014
Founded in 2003, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) aims to demonstrably improve the lives of children in developing countries by achieving large-scale, sustainable impact. The foundation does this by:
  • Finding and funding opportunities to make significant improvements to the well-being of large numbers of children, including efforts to mitigate climate change.
  • Designing investments with like-minded partners to address these opportunities.
  • Engaging with partners throughout the investment process to optimise direct and indirect impact.
  • Building a portfolio of consistently high-performing investments for children, primarily in Sub Saharan Africa and India and Climate Change investments, primarily in EU, Latin America and China.
The Foundation currently focuses on several priority areas:
  • Child Survival
  • Hunger Alleviation & Nutrition
  • Educational Achievement
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Economic Readiness
  • Care Environment
  • Climate Change
With an endowment valued at over $4 billion, CIFF employs approximately 60 professionals in England, Africa and India. CIFF strives to couple business acumen and principles with development experience and best practices to transform the landscape for children. It seeks to be the gold standard in grant making and foundation operations.
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 Job Title
Manager, Evidence Measurement & Evaluation (EME) – Education – 1 year fixed term contract commencing September 2014
Reports to
Director, Evidence Measurement & Evaluation
Main purpose of the role:
This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to join CIFF and help shape and drive the evidence, measurement and evaluation of its Education portfolio. The EME Manager will be a member of the EME team and will work closely with the Education sector team. The role of the EME Manager is to ensure that CIFF’s investments are based on a robust evidence base, are poised to demonstrate tangible impact consistent with CIFF’s vision and have effective measurement and evaluation systems.
Based in the CIFF office in London, this position involves significant travel.
Principal Accountabilities
 Before making new investments, ensuring that CIFF conducts robust appraisals of the evidence base, cost-effectiveness and impact potential of any investment and sets up a rigorous measurement and evaluation framework
 Throughout the lifecycle of investments, ensuring timely and relevant monitoring and evaluation data is available and is proactively used by partners and CIFF to make adjustments and course-corrections
 Developing cutting edge approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of CIFF’s investments in the area of Education
 Sourcing, hiring and managing external evaluation and operational research organisations to effectively monitor and evaluate the investments
 Representing CIFF in key fora and managing relationships with our implementation and evaluation partners (organisations and consultants) in a supportive and pragmatic way
 Driving effective dissemination of evidence and data, where findings from CIFF investments are used to influence regional and global policy and practice.
 Ensuring that CIFF stays current with best practice in EME modalities and developments within its portfolio areas.
Qualifications & Experience
 Established track record and credibility in measurement and evaluation of international development and education programmes
 Proven understanding of educational interventions in an international development context, particularly in relation to Early Childhood Development
 Strategic, results-oriented and an excellent communicator
 Outstanding quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
 Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
 Excellent relationship building and relationship management abilities
 Energetic self-starter
 Masters or PhD level qualification in economics (preferred) or social sciences / related field
 Previous experience in Africa and India would be an advantage


This position is a 1 year fixed-term contract commencing September 2014. Applicants are requested to send a CV and covering letter to . We would encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.
For more information or questions please contact:
Catherine Harbour, MPH PhD
Manager: Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation
Direct: +44 (0) 203 740 6109
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 336973

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