Innovations Learning Manager

Save the Children
£36,000-£40,000 pa
Closing date: 30 April 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2019

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Innovations Learning Manager for our DEPP (Disasters and Emergencies Prepardeness) Innovation Lab Programme and support remote teams to gather evidence and learn to adapt programmes. The Innovations Learning Manager will build and facilitate online communities of practice for intra-programme learning and communication.

Currently hosted by Save the Children, the Start Network is planning to become a fully independent entity. It has a vision that the humanitarian sector can change to become more diverse, decentralised and collaborative, and as such is currently working on four key areas: Start Fund (for financing emergency responses), Start Engage (for strengthening civil society capacity), Start Labs (for experimentation, rapid prototyping and learning) and Start Response (for more adaptive, decentralised and collaborative humanitarian responses). Comprising of thousands of partner agencies and with a staff of a quarter of a million working in 200 countries and territories, the Network’s reach is huge.

As Innovations Learning Manager you will be responsible for building a community of practice on innovation in humanitarian preparedness to develop a framework that tests the efficiency of the Lab-approach for innovation and experimentation. You will also provide both design input and leadership to the individual country labs to ensure a robust monitoring, learning, research and evaluation system is in place, in keeping with the overarching learning framework. In addition you will:

  • Facilitate regular feedback loops using data that is gathered, in addition to building a solid evidence base of process and outcomes on how Labs create the environment in which humanitarian innovation occurs
  • Explore and test techniques from outside the humanitarian sector, that could be applied to Labs, assessing the value of these innovations in enhancing humanitarian preparedness
  • Collate evidence and develop products to communicate the experimentation and learning to network members and external audiences
  • Work with the Start Communications and Digital Team to maximise the use of the digital platform to build the community of practice
  • Be an internal and external champion of innovation in monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches and tools for experimental work in humanitarian preparedness.

To be successful you will have experience in successfully building and supporting a community of practice to support communication and learning. With an appetite for experimentation and the ability to be innovative and adaptable, you will have strong presentation and writing skills, including project documentation and communications materials. Experience of participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning in a national and international context is also essential. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of working with remote programme teams to develop appropriate and realistic MEL systems
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with colleagues on all levels in a dispersed and multicultural professional environment
  • Knowledge of trends and developments related to monitoring and evaluation, organisational learning and impact assessment
  • Experience of coordinating and working with others across, within and outside the humanitarian sector to ensure two-way learning
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills to tackle complex problems.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 30th April 2017

 

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Monitoring, evaluation and learning Research

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