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Key Expert Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Education & Society
Job Category
Risk Management & Knowledge Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade E
Vacancy Description
2 years (renewable for up to 2 additional years) fixed term contract/Sri Lankan citizen or in possession of a valid work visa to work in Sri Lanka/Under our Child Protection agenda, the post-holder is required to obtain a Police Report prior to appointment, clearances on three reference checks, three forms of identification and original qualifications.

The British Council is recruiting for a Key Expert: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to lead in the development of the MEL strategy, and the delivery of MEL project interventions across all components of the project, including the training and coaching of project staff as required.

The Project Overview

Supporting Effective Dispute Resolution (SEDR) is a four-year project due to be implemented by the British Council. The aim of the project is to strengthen dialogue between the people and the state, with a focus on contributing to the resolution and upstream prevention of local disputes.  

In the role, your key responsibilities will include:
·MEL strategy - Leads the design and implementation of M&E strategy and data collection system.
·Monitoring, Research and Data Collection - Regular monitoring of the progress and impact of project activities as per the MEL Framework.
·Reporting, Evaluation and Learning - Proactively supports the Team Leader in collating and presenting project data and monitoring information to the client/donor and GoSL partners.
·People development - Oversees and delivers awareness and knowledge training for SEDR team members on MEL.


To apply and be effective in the role, you will need experience of:

·MEL experience specific to the development sector

·Designing, commissioning and using a wide range of data collection and management tools

·Managing research and MEL teams and overseeing the quality of outputs

·Coordinating and working with a range of stakeholders

·An ability to analyse, understand and convey complex information in a simplified form

We are looking for a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

Refer to the role profile below for further details.

·Start date: Sunday 09 February 2020

·Closing date: Wednesday 26 February 2020

·Role profile
·British Council Behaviours
·British Council Core Skills

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and child protection. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds. 

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.