Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor


Amsterdam (hybrid), The Netherlands 🇳🇱


As a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor you manage multi-stakeholder relationships and promote and implement high quality monitoring, evaluation and learning within the organisation and in programmes. One of your main tasks is to coordinate the MEL team of a multi-partner and multi-country WASH programme. 

You provide MEL input and expertise in proposal development processes for (multi-country and multi-partner) programmes, ensuring proper integration of Simavi’s MEL expertise. Amongst others, you make sure new and existing programme Theories of Change (ToC) are in line with the Simavi ToC and that programme MEL frameworks contribute to the Simavi indicators and validation of the ToC. 

You lead organisational MEL trajectories and profile Simavi as an expert on MEL within the sector. You ensure continuous learning and improvement on MEL within Simavi and stay up to date with the latest developments and learning in the sector.

Your result areas

  • Coordinate and the MEL team of a multi-country and multi-partner alliance
  • Lead organisational trajectories, ensuring continuous learning and improvement in line with Simavi’s new strategic direction and to ensure Simavi stays a front runner in its work on MEL
  • Contribute to programme development, ensuring proposals are in line with Simavi’s ToC and guiding principles, evidence-informed, impact-oriented and have a strong knowledge management and learning component
  • Coordinate MEL within complex programmes and alliances and ensure a high quality of MEL interventions, a strong ToC, indicator framework and a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plan
  • Ensure good quality data is collected, actively used and published, promote the use of new technology and safeguard ethical standards / considerations within data collection
  • Collaborate with, support and / or coach MEL colleagues abroad and foster sharing and learning between Simavi and (MEL staff at) partner organisations
  • Support the roll-out and use of Project Connect and IATI within the organisation and coordinate bi-annual input of programme data
  • Profile, expand and safeguard Simavi’s MEL expertise and build a network of knowledge and research institutes, and other relevant organisations and individuals

What you bring

  • You have an academic level of education (Master degree)
  • A minimum of 8 years of working experience in a comparable position, of which at least 4 years coordinating international multi-partner (MEL) teams
  • Experience with designing robust evaluations, strong data-analysis skills and familiar with the use of STATA and other data analysis software
  • Knowledge of and interest in working with Project Connect and other MEL related software, and the development of mobile tools
  • Knowledge of and experience with leading ToC development, impact-driven and evidence-oriented programming
  • Specific expertise in knowledge management and learning and/or a vision on and experience with implementing ‘shift the power’ within MEL processes
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English within a multicultural context
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands or registered as an independent consultant in Bangladesh, Nepal or Uganda

What do we offer?

An exciting and challenging position in an international working environment. Besides a fun and healthy working environment (e.g. 36hours work week, weekly bootcamp, yearly team outing, weekly international coffee time with colleagues abroad, trainings), we are an equal opportunity employer meaning we don’t discriminate in our hiring practices and we actively seek a diverse applicant pool.

Our office is located at Naritaweg 135, which is a 5 minutes’ walk from train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk. We also work hybrid, with the possibility to work 2 days in the office, and the rest from home.

We offer a contract for 1 year for 36 hours per week with possible extension. When you are based in the Netherlands we offer a labour contract with a market corresponding salary and secondary benefits. When you are based in either Bangladesh, Nepal , Kenya or Uganda we offer a consultancy contract with a consultancy fee that is in line with the local market as well.

How to apply?

Do you recognise yourself in the profile and do you want to contribute to Simavi’s mission and vision? Please upload your motivation letter and resume (in English, max. 4 pages) latest 17th of February 2023 via the application button. 

Please note that we will assess the candidacies’ as they come in and we may close the vacancy earlier if we find the right candidate.

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The procedure consists of 2 interviews, a case study (during the 1st round of interviews), a reference check and a Certificate of Good Conduct.

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