- Deadline: April 11, 2023.
- Reports to: Director of Learning & Evaluation
- Position Location: Remote
- Classification: Full time
About the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) supports the disability rights movement around the world by resourcing organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society. The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) is DRF’s sister organization, supporting advocacy for legislative change. DRF/DRAF currently work across Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. The Funds are grounded in a participatory and gender transformative approach and follow grantmaking, technical assistance, and advocacy strategies to support OPDs to advance the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Disability Summit commitments, and other key international frameworks.
At DRF/DRAF, we believe our people are what make us great. Reflecting our values and participatory approach, persons with disabilities are leaders and decision makers at all levels of our organization – including our staff, Board, and Grantmaking Committee. We value teamwork and a supportive work environment. Our goal is to find individuals who are good at what they do and passionate about our mission.
About the Job
The Learning and Evaluation Officer is responsible for supporting the monitoring and learning systems and tools across the two funds. This includes collecting ongoing monitoring data and contributing to timely and accurate reporting to the Funds’ various stakeholders, especially DRF/DRAF grantees and other members of the disability rights movement.
This position is the second team member on the DRF/DRAF Learning and Evaluation team. This team helps DRF/DRAF understand its contributions to the broader disability rights movement through aggregate learning. This position plays a key role in facilitating internal learning processes, including M&E workplan development and internal team coordination, as well as envisioning grantee engagement in learning processes.
The Learning and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for 1) the development of internal M&E calendars and workplans, 2) the collection of regular internal monitoring insights from the DRF/DRAF Program team, 3) the development of lessons learned – with the Director of Learning and Evaluation – to share with relevant bilateral, foundation, corporate, and individual funders on progress towards intended outcomes and outputs related to the logframe and relevant program areas, and 4) as possible, representation of DRF/DRAF externally through various speaking engagements and similar opportunities.
This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Learning and Evaluation. The Officer works closely with the DRF/DRAF Program, Development and Grants Management teams.
Support MEL systems to capture priority facets of DRF/DRAF’s logframe and pathway to change
- Manage data collection and analysis of key ongoing monitoring tools, including but not limited to content analysis for qualitative data and data analysis for quantitative data collected.
- Work with Learning and Evaluation Director to engage external independent evaluators on key learning processes, such as an annual grantee survey.
- Collaborate with Development team by providing data and narratives about data and MEL for bilateral quarterly and annual reports.
Collect, review, and utilize monitoring data from Program team
- Collaborate with Grants Management and Program teams to ensure grantee advocacy progress is captured in relevant organization-wide file storage platform.
- Collaborate with Communications team to identify stories and share data and lessons learned.
Engage with relevant internal teams and external stakeholders to integrate the evidence-based recommendations and feedback into broader organization
- Participate in cross-departmental meetings to ensure knowledge of and engagement in learning projects and activities are integrated across the organization.
- Lead feedback processes to inform grantees and other members of the disability movement of DRF/DRAF lessons learned.
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field
- Minimum of three years of professional experience in M&E positions focused on public and private donor-funded projects in global development or human rights fields
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple assignments
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Self-driven, able to work both independently and to collaborate with and engage partners and colleagues in a mostly virtual context
- Commitment to the human rights of people with disabilities and the organizational mission
- Comfort with a diverse workplace and experience in cross-cultural work teams
- Fluency in written and spoken English (Fluency in additional other languages is desirable)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), receptiveness to learn new applications
- Willingness to travel internationally, and to rural / remote areas
- Team orientation to be successful in an e-office environment requiring close collaboration, while working independently with minimal oversight
- Deep commitment to upholding ethical principles in evaluation
- Master’s degree, or equivalent, with minimum 4-7 years of relevant experience, including familiarity with statistical analysis, rights-based M&E methodologies, and advocacy evaluation
- A comprehensive background in working with civil society organizations in the field of international development, human rights, disability rights, advocacy, and/or international grantmaking and philanthropy
- Knowledge of disability rights, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and prior experience working with organizations of persons with disabilities highly valued
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. Base salary and benefits will be commensurate with benchmarking based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and location. DRF offers excellent benefits (health, vision, dental, life insurance, retirement plan contributions), and generous time off policies, as well as a commitment to professional development and growth. Salary and benefits may be adjusted based on requirements of the locality in which the selected candidate is located.
DRF operates primarily as an e-office with headquarters in Boston, MA USA. This position is primarily remote but may require domestic and international travel (approximately 10-20% of the time), depending on safe travel. The structure of the employment agreement will be determined by the geographical location and work authorization of the successful applicant.
How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to “Hiring Manager” at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Learning and Evaluation Application”.