Evaluation Manager, part time - 22.5 hours per week

Blackfriars, London with the option of remote working
£38,000-£54,000 pro rata
01 Dec 2020
18 Dec 2020

Evaluation Manager – Nesta Challenges

£38-£54k pa (pro rata, two year fixed term contract, 22.5 hrs pw) with excellent benefits

Blackfriars, London with the option of remote working

Are you an ambitious, highly organised and target-driven individual with a proven record of delivering a range of evaluation projects and the drive to grow your role and try new things? If so, Nesta is looking for an experienced evaluator to join us as Evaluation Manager, where you will utilise your extensive experience to better understand the impact of our programme of challenge prizes.

About Nesta and Nesta Challenges
Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.

Our Challenges team is at the forefront of identifying and defining problems where new ideas, technologies and approaches can be encouraged to radically improve outcomes and then developing and managing challenge prizes that optimise the likelihood of success. Challenge prizes are competitions which reward whoever can first, or most effectively, meet a defined challenge and we have launched prizes in a broad range of areas that include improving outcomes for Nepalese farmers, improving access to justice, and the £10m Longitude Prize for antimicrobial resistance.

About this exciting opportunity

As Evaluation Manager, you will be responsible for leading our activities related to monitoring, evaluating and learning from our programmes and this role will be key for delivering the robust, data-driven evidence required by our evaluation strategy over the next few years. You will also be expected to maintain and improve our existing processes, as well as proposing, guiding and delivering exciting new streams of work, plus:

  • Support programme teams in routine capture of impact data
  • Provide advice and expertise on theories of change, measurement, data capture
  • Design and project manage experiments that improve our practice and prove our method’s effectiveness
  • Work with researchers and programme managers to ensure that opportunities for monitoring, evaluation and learning are built into our new programmes
  • Produce reports and materials for publication with our communications team.

What we are looking for

You will have extensive experience and a sound understanding of evaluation methodologies, including using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, plus a proven record of developing and implementing theories of change, monitoring programmes and delivering theory-based evaluations.

A strong communicator, with the ability to communicate findings clearly and compellingly, including to non-technical audiences, you will also have experience of proposing, developing and delivering experiments or quasi-experimental evaluation designs.  The ability to work independently and take ownership of projects is also vital.

Closing date: 18th December 2020 at 8am.

At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.

We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.

Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

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