Humanity United (HU) is seeking a highly self-motivated, creative, and organized Manager, who will serve as an integral member of HU’s Strategy, Learning and Impact department. The Manager will support a range of organizational learning and development efforts, including advancing HU’s own research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning work to inform strategic decision-making.
This role will support the Director of Strategy, Learning and Impact by informing strategy development, outcome monitoring, and the evaluation of HU’s strategic initiatives, as a partner to program teams. This role will also undertake research to inform HU’s ongoing emergent learning mindset, including new approaches to working in complex environments with intractable problems. Ultimately, this role will help to evaluate immediate programmatic impacts and assess how those impacts contribute to sustainable systems-level social change.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Support program staff to develop theories of change, design evaluation frameworks, create and verify data collection tools, and analyze and interpret data.
- Develop, implement, and manage internal processes for conducting ongoing outcomes measurement and intentional reflection to ensure cohesive, consistent, high quality data collection, analysis and learning.
- Help teams summarize and report impact of program investments, including supporting the development of board books and PowerPoint decks.
- Support program staff to develop and refresh their programmatic strategies using systems-enabled tools.
- Advise program staff on the development of RFPs for external evaluation work and provide technical assistance to teams on a variety of grantee-level evaluation and learning activities.
- Provide technical assistance to grantees to help strengthen their capacity to collect data responsibly, maintain data security protocols, and learn from the information they have collected.
- Conduct research on new approaches and tools and engage with academic and research partners in order to help HU continually learn and benefit from the newest evidence.
- Manage external consultants on internal evaluation and learning efforts.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
To succeed in this role, you’ll have:
- Professional maturity, diplomacy, humility, and be a natural team player. Demonstrated ability to communicate across cultures.
- Experience facilitating strategy development and applying MEL data to support effective decision-making.
- 5+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool design, validation, data collection, and analysis in the human rights, peacebuilding, international development, or comparable fields
- Experience working on international programs, especially that which involves data collection among vulnerable populations and fragile contexts.
- An interest in systems thinking and complexity science.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Strong problem solving skills combined with a track record of pivoting in response to opportunities and challenges.
- A self-starter with demonstrated ability to produce results in a high-performance environment and collaborate effectively across multiple functions and geographies.
- Demonstrated flexibility and non-dogmatic approach to strategy, learning and impact.
- Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed to perform the job (approximately 20%).
It’s a bonus if you also bring:
- Experience with impact investing, media, and/or policy advocacy impact assessment.
- Experience developing and testing new approaches to assessing impact in complex environments, including but not limited to behavioral economics, design thinking, emergent learning and complexity, social network analysis, and comparative models.
- Foreign language experience.
Humanity United is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
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