Senior Program Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Global Programs)

Senior Program Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Global Programs)

Senior Program Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Global Programs)

International Budget Partnership
April 28, 2022
Location negotiable based on experience
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


The International Budget Partnership (IBP) seeks a Senior Program Officer - Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Global Programs) to work closely with the Head of Strategy and Learning, program teams and partners to develop, implement, manage, and maintain IBP's monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems for global programs, as well as at the organizational level, in alignment with IBP’s strategy, impact and learning vision, principles and standards.
IBP works to ensure that all people, especially underserved communities, have the right and ability to understand and influence how public money – their money – is raised and spent. IBP is a nonprofit organization fiercely dedicated to ensuring governments use public funds to help those that need it most. In more than 120 countries, we pioneer new approaches to enable oversight of government taxation and spending. IBP is a multi-cultural environment with strong camaraderie among mission driven people.
Essential duties include, but are not limited, to the following:

At the Organization Level

    • Lead the development and maintenance of IBP’s organizational results framework, ensuring alignment with program and country results frameworks and monitoring processes; develop annual results report and/or other related products
    • Contribute to effective knowledge management practices and systems, ensuring alignment and compatibility with global programs, as well as fundraising and communications priorities
    • Contribute to the development of appropriate MEL methodologies, tools and processes in collaboration with IBP staff and partners, and aligned with IBP’s standards
    • Lead or support (as relevant) organizational assessments, evidence reviews, learning syntheses or other evidence generating processes or products
    • Support and facilitate organizational strategy and learning processes and spaces, ensuring inclusivity and participation while ensuring engagement with evidence and insights from IBP and external sources
    • Contribute to MEL capacity building for IBP staff and CSO partners, including support and coordination of a MEL community of practice to enable shared exploration and strengthening of tools, practices and processes
    • Coordinate with development and communications teams to ensure alignment between external communications, donor proposals/reporting, and strategic planning and MEL processes and products

Global Programs

    • Coordinate closely with program staff and partners of IBP’s globally focused programs, with a focus on the Open Budget Initiative and associated projects; participate in team meetings, program coordination teams, program development processes, and external (including donor) engagements.
    • Facilitate with program leadership, staff and partners, the development and implementation of strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks, approaches and annual plans for global programs, including:
    • ----- Evidence-based strategy development processes, including program design, theory of change and program logical framework, incorporated as relevant in fundraising proposals; updated as needed on the basis of emerging evidence and insights.
    • ----- Results frameworks that are relevant, robust, and serve the informational needs of the program (internal learning and external communications and donor reporting); design and coordinate annual (or as needed) data collection tools and processes with program staff and partners to ensure timeliness, consistency and quality; lead consolidation and write up for donor reporting, communications and other organizational needs, including IBP’s organizational results framework.
    • ----- Priority evaluation questions and evaluation approach, including internal and external evaluations, as relevant; undertake internal assessment, and co-create and manage external evaluations, as required
    • ----- Priority learning questions and learning approach, including annual (or as needed) Review and Reflection spaces, and agreed upon learning products; support program staff to create a participatory learning culture actively involving CSO partners and other relevant stakeholders
    • Ensure that robust, practical, relevant and participatory strategic planning and MEL methodologies, tools, practices and processes generate meaningful evidence and insights that inform program strategic adaptation and other relevant decision making; develop and implement uptake and engagement plans for all assessments, evaluations, case studies, learning products, R&Rs and other MEL processes and products

Country and Partner Level

    • Ensure alignment between program strategic planning and MEL priorities, frameworks, and approaches, and country and partner plans, approaches, and processes; ensure that partner priorities are fully reflected
    • Facilitate active engagement and ownership of country and partner strategic planning and MEL processes by program staff and partners, providing support and capacity building as needed
    • Facilitate and support evidence gathering and learning processes that address program priorities and enable strategic and adaptive management, as well as documentation and sharing of progress and lessons with IBP and external audiences, including funders

Other Responsibilities

    • Participate in and facilitate meetings and spaces for MEL staff to coordinate and co-create tools, practices, processes, and evidence
    • Participate in team and organizational planning and retreats, annual personnel reviews
    • Support an organizational culture that aligns with IBP’s principles and those of the Strategy, Impact and Learning

Education Competencies:

    • Master's degree in social, economic, political sciences, or development studies AND/OR formal training in monitoring and evaluation systems, approaches and methodologies

Experience and Core Competencies:

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing and implementing MEL frameworks and systems for governance, advocacy, or development organizations and multi-country programs is required
    • Field experience with implementing program MEL strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated experience with MEL (including appropriate tools and methodologies) for complex, politically informed and adaptive programming is required
    • Familiarity with database and analysis software such as Excel is required
    • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals, teams and cultures is required


    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for IBP's mission
    • Highly flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works very well under pressure
    • Motivated to learn and willing to contribute to learning initiatives
    • Ability to work independently but collaboratively with minimal supervision
    • Excellent written and spoken English, proficiency conveying complex and technical processes and ideas to diverse audiences
Please apply with resume and cover letter stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the role. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at the International Budget Partnership, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
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