Programme Quality, Learning and Impact Advisor



Programme Quality, Learning and Impact Advisor

Grade D


Directorate/Cluster: Programmes and Global Engagement

Reports to:  Head of Programme Quality and Learning

Location: GS Hub office/AA Country Office

Closing Date: 19 January 2018


The Programmme Quality, Learning and Impact Advisor is a subject matter expert responsible for managing the development and implementation of a federation plan for strengthening robust Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) programme design, Theories of Change and to ensure continuous improvements in programme quality, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes, learning and impact assessment.


This role liaises with International Platforms (IPs), Issue Specialists and Federation Development teams on required support to IPs or countries on key organisational and programme development processes e.g. Country Strategic Paper (CSP) development, annual planning and reporting etc.  The incumbent leads the review and continuous development of the AA global Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework; provides technical support with annual reporting processes to track progress against the Global Strategy.  With responsibility for coordinating and consolidating knowledge management processes focused on Programmes across the 4 IPs for cross-learning and organizational learning, the Programme Quality, Learning and Impact Advisor supports and champions efforts to globalise local programme knowledge; supports the Child Sponsorship Impact and Accountability Coordinator to ensure quality programme work that can demonstrate impact on children; keeps abreast with cutting edge M&E and Learning approaches, including feminist M&E, methodologies to track change in Shifting power relations and is responsible for facilitating and developing the Evaluation and Accountability Global Leaders (EAGLES) Network using various learning methods and digital knowledge sharing tools, as well as facilitating and negotiating peer to peer support connections/assignments where needed.

Desired Experience and Qualifications


  • Masters in development or related social sciences with a strong programme development and management component or at least 10 years’ experience leading, and doing programme design and implementation, impact evaluation, learning and knowledge management in international context(s).
  • Must have specific and substantial experience of designing and implementing rights based development programmes with poor and excluded communities in the global South supporting the whole programme cycle from end to end and working through partners.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context/environment, engage in social justice activism/advocacy and demonstrate innovative practices
    • Deep understanding of and commitment to human rights based approach including women’s rights, with knowledge of feminist and power analysis and methodologies for effective tracking change and evaluating shifts in power and structural changes. 
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation skills and familiarity with current approaches. Strong analytical and conceptual skills
    • Ability to document programme experiences and generate knowledge.
    • Experience with designing, facilitating and coordinating capacity development programmes.
  • Able to work closely with others (often from a distance) to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities; able to work collaboratively across multiple teams and levels.
  • Excellent communicator and facilitator, fluent in English and preferably another international language.


Applications to with the title: Programme Quality, Learning and Impact Advisor by 19 January 2018


Due to the high volumes of recruitment we deal with, we can only correspond to short listed applicants. Should you not receive feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.