Monitoring & Evaluation Manager – RRLI At Asylum Access


Asylum Access believes it’s time to put power back in the hands of people who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries.

Our unique combination of legal empowerment, policy advocacy and global systems change creates conditions in which refugees can live safely, move freely, work legally and go to school. By assisting refugees as they assert their rights, we help restore their power and agency. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that honors refugees’ freedom, dignity and autonomy, and empowers them to make choices about their own lives.

Asylum Access’ global team and family of local civil society organizations advocate to make human rights a reality for refugees throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our national organizations are led and staffed primarily by community members in those countries, and there is strong mutual trust and respect between us and our clients. On the international stage, we work with established institutions to shift the global system to better uphold and promote refugees’ human rights. We can help catalyze and lead systemic transformation because, uniquely among NGOs in the refugee response sector, we focus exclusively on rights and governance.

Project Description

The Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative (RRLI) is a six-organization strong global coalition dedicated to shifting power and resources to refugee-led organizations (RLOs). The initiative is convened by Asylum Access, and includes 5 prominent RLOs around the world: Basmeh & Zeitooneh in Lebanon, Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) in Egypt, Refugiados Unidos in Colombia, Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Centre (RAIC) in Indonesia, and Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) in Uganda. Together, the initiative aims to assist 45 RLOs to access 40 million USD across 10 countries in 5 years. We were the recent recipient of the USD 10 million Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award, which has kickstarted the effort, and funded the administration of the project, including this position.

The RRLI coalition is hiring a five-person team (Project Lead, Finance Manager, Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and Communications Coordinator) to manage implementation. This team will be accountable to the coalition, and will sit on the Asylum Access staff.

Position Description

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will work closely with the RRLI Implementation team and RRLI coalition to measure progress toward our high-level goals of disseminating at least $40 million USD to 45 RLOs over 5 years to reach at least 1 million people with holistic services and long-term solutions. This will include developing and tracking various measurements of impact. The M&E Manager will also coordinate the development of a baseline study on how much funding is going to refugee-led organizations (RLOs), assist research that illustrates the impact of efforts led by people who have experienced forced displacement, and document and disseminate our learning on equitable partnerships, RRLI grantmaking and coalition-building.

Key Responsibilities

Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Guide RRLI Coalition in the development and tracking of measurements for success of our capacity building model.
  • Guide RRLI Coalition in the development and tracking of measurements of success for our advocacy and fundraising model.
  • Develop methods to track progress toward our reach goals. Ensure grant arrangements provide clarity on what types of measurements the coalition will collect from grantees.
  • assist the development of a tracking system for the impact of refugee leadership movement-building, including by exploring lessons learned by other movements.

Coordination of Baseline Development of RLO Funding

  • assist RRLI Coalition in the development of a RLO funding “baseline” (the amount of funding going to refugee-led organizations now), including by identifying and liaising with academic institutions, researchers and other consultants as needed. Where needed, offer writing assistance directly.
  • Manage the dissemination of findings from the baseline development process.
  • Assist the development of a tracking process to measure progress against the baseline over time.

RLO Impact Case Study Development

  • Assist RRLI coalition members in hiring external evaluators to measure progress against organizational impact goals.
  • Collect case studies of impact from other RLO grantees.
  • Ensure findings are presented in well-written, easy-to-disseminate format and assist dissemination through various events, channels and webinars. Where needed, lend assistance in organizing events.

Documentation and Dissemination of RRLI Learning

  • Document lessons learned in equitable partnerships, RRLI grantmaking and coalition development.
  • Disseminate lessons learnt in easy-to-read and digest format.
  • assist RRLI coalition in incorporating learning gained from M&E process into models and programming.

Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: The Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative Coalition Lead.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research; background in both qualitative and quantitative methods is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to write easy-to-digest reports or papers;
  • Passion and significant interest in forced displacement issues;
  • Exceptional coordination and organizational skills; experience managing consultants a plus;
  • Notable initiative and ability to take ownership of projects, manage multiple deadlines, and work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Fluency in English and the ability to demonstrate excellent oral and writing skills;
  • Time management and organizational skills;
  • Cultural competence and intelligence, ability to work well in a diverse, multicultural workforce;
  • Exceptional willingness to ensure meaningful participation, inclusion and engagement for all team members and external partners;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Arabic is a significant plus;
  • Prior experience working with refugee-led organizations or involvement in community-led initiatives is an asset.

The ideal candidate must have experienced forced displacement.

Hours and Location of Work

This is a full-time remote position and candidates should be aware that flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to take off hours calls and meetings with international colleagues. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager should be located in the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America.

Compensation

The position comes with a well-paying nonprofit salary commensurate with experience, and suitable to the location of the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will also receive a robust benefits package.

How to apply

Application Instructions to Candidates

Please send a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample in English to https://asylumaccessco.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50&source=aWQ9MjU%3D. In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, preferred location, and how you learned about the position.

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value the expertise of those who have experienced displacement, and encourage people with such lived experience to apply.

For more information about our organization, visit www.asylumaccess.org.

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