About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

About the Role

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for an experienced and highly skilled Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager to work in this exciting role at the heart of a new £30m six-year project global research and policy initiative.

The What Works Hub on Global Education (WWHGE) aims to dramatically increase learning outcomes for children in developing countries by generating new evidence, and working with policymakers and NGOs to deliver the best teaching at scale.

The MEL Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the results framework for the programme. They will lead the implementation of the monitoring plan and learning framework, facilitating technical (workstream) adaptation sessions for decision making, annual strategy testing and theory of change refresh sessions and ensuring that the MEL system generates measurable results and impact at programme level.

They will work with the MEL Advisers to ensure the MEL systems are designed to support learning, reporting and accountability. They will also work with the School project lead, to ensure timely and high-quality reporting as set out in the programme MEL plan.

About You

You will have demonstrable experience in designing and managing MEL strategies, approaches and plans to enable a “fail-fast” approach to programme delivery and to support adaptive management and learning. You will possess strong stakeholder management and communication skills (including capacity development related to MEL approaches and communication to support data use) and be experienced in facilitating programmatic learning processes as well as enthusiasm for the work of the WWHGE.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, your CV  and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this position, please visit the University website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 11 March 2024.