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Danish Refugee Council is looking for a Global Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser


Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Fredag, 17. november 2017 - 23:55

Global Monitoring & Evaluation Adviser (monitoring and information management)

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is looking for a highly qualified global monitoring and evaluation advisor who will play a key role in the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team, based in DRC’s International Department in Copenhagen. You will join at an exciting time in the MEL team, where the organization is in the initial stages of rolling out its 2020 strategy, and where you will play a lead role in developing a global monitoring approach for the organization. 

About the job  

Your role in the MEL team, situated within the broader Operational Policy Support Unit (OPSU), will have the following main duties and responsibilities: 

  • To develop and implement a global monitoring approach for the organization, including conceptual development, selection of appropriate outcome and output indicators and development of corresponding definitions, methodologies for data collection and aggregation and data collection tools.
  • To develop and implement a common approach to measuring and aggregating beneficiary reach figures across DRC operations, building on organizational experience as appropriate. 
  • To ensure proper rollout of the developed approaches through developing guidance, providing technical support and capacity building on the approach and implementation of key indicators, for: measurement, storage and analysis. 
  • To undertake activities to scope, identify, consult and implement appropriate information systems to support storage of results-based information, building on organizational experience and other information management-related initiates as appropriate. 
  • To coordinate the cross-organisational collection, synthesis and analysis of results and data to facilitate reporting on DRC’s current global monitoring framework. 
  • To lead and conduct exercises to analyse and make accessible trends in collected monitoring data for decision-makers and stakeholders. 
  • To lead and contribute as appropriate to the revision and further development of DRC’s MEL-related policies and standards with a view to enhancing the quality of monitoring and evaluation data and processes - as well as ensuring proper communication, guidance and technical guidance to DRC staff in relation to these. 
  • To lead and contribute as appropriate to the global leadership of DRC’s MEL community of practice, including facilitation of online collaboration tools, organizing and facilitating annual workshops and other knowledge-sharing initiatives relating to MEL practice.  

About you 

To be successful in this role we expect you to have proven experience as a monitoring and evaluation specialist in international humanitarian and/or development organisation, working in an appropriate mix of head office and field-based roles, as well as demonstrable experience working with (and developing) complex monitoring and evaluation frameworks for major institutional donors.

Moreover, we also expect the following: 


  • Significant demonstrable experience of developing monitoring systems, including conceptual development and development of quantitative and quantitative indicators.
  • Significant demonstrable experience in the development and maintenance of information systems supporting the storage, aggregation and analysis of monitoring data for use by decision-makers and other reporting purposes. 
  • Significant demonstrable experience in a range of techniques and tools to support the logical design of project and programmes, including use of logframes and theory of change approaches. 
  • Experience of working in complex institutional environments and developing close working relationships remotely and across internal teams is desirable. 
  • Demonstrable experience with communication and dissemination of research and evaluations. 



  • Excellent and updated knowledge of innovative concepts, techniques and methodologies used for contemporary design of projects in international aid settings, including logframes and theories of change. 
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of survey design and corresponding sampling techniques. 
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of establishing, developing and maintaining information systems for the storage and analysis of monitoring and survey data. 
  • Strong knowledge in a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques to support monitoring and evaluation 
  • Good knowledge and experience in the techniques, concepts, methods and approaches to conduct programme evaluations, impact evaluations and real-time evaluations, and theory-based evaluations is desirable.
  • Good understanding of knowledge management and organizational learning strategies is desirable.



  • Demonstrable skills in the design and facilitation of training and workshops. 
  • Excellent communication skills for writing and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrable abilities in problem-solving as well as taking a flexible and innovative approach to working. 
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently as part of a small team and to form close working relationships with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds. 
  • Highly motivated and hard working with strong attention to detail. 
  • Able to travel for up to 90 days per year and operate in a physically demanding working environment. 



  • Social science masters degree in development or humanitarian studies, sociology, human geography, information sciences, statistics or similar. 



  • English, fluent spoken and written 
  • Ability to work in French an advantage 

All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.  



We offer 

Contract: Contract for 1 year with a possibility of extension.   

Duty Station: Denmark. Please note that you need to have the right to work in Denmark (through nationality or work visa) in order to be considered for this role. 

Interview and starting date: Interviews will be held in November. We expect to have the right candidate in place by February 2018.

Salary: Salary terms are in accordance with the agreement between DRC and AC trade union.

Further Information   

For specific information on the job responsibilities, please contact Peter Klansø at the following: [email protected]. For questions in relation to the application process, please contact Talent at [email protected].

Application and CV  

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV will be considered. Please provide references but do not attach any written recommendations until requested to do so.  

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 17 November 2017. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note that applications are not to be sent directly to Peter Klansø and will not be considered. We only accept applications sent via the online recruitment system on www.drc.ngo under vacancies.  



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