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  • POSTED ON 10/07/19

    Senior Measurement and Evaluation Specialist

    London, UK

    Position: Senior Measurement and Evaluation Specialist

    Contract: Permanent

    Hours: Full time (37.5 per week)

    Location:  London base with a requirement to travel both nationally and internationally

    Salary : Circa £60,000 (subject to experience) + Discretionary Bonus, Life Insurance, Private Health Care and Pension (5% contributory)

    Reports to: Director of Investments

    Direct Reports: None

     

     

    ABOUT THE POWER OF NUTRITION

     The Power of Nutrition is a UK-based charitable foundation formed by like-minded investors and implementers committed to ending the cycle of undernutrition and helping children grow to their full potential through new financing and focused action. Our vision is to be a leader in the global efforts to eradicate stunting.

    Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, nearly 4 in 10 children are growing up with stunted bodies and brains.  Putting a stop to undernutrition is one of the best means we have to transform children’s health, education and livelihoods.

    The Power of Nutrition is working to unlock $1 billion in new financing to transform children’s futures on a scale that few can achieve alone, including substantial co-financing at country level. The Power of Nutrition has a unique matching model in which it matches any dollar raised to make investments in support of national government nutrition programmes, further leveraging funding from implementing partners. The fund launched in April 2015 with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development and our first implementing agency partners include the World Bank Group and UNICEF. In 2018, The Power of Nutrition is developing partnerships with international NGOs to complement its portfolio with the World Bank and UNICEF.

    To date, The Power of Nutrition has raised $60 million and co-financed over $420 million of programmes in Africa and Asia and continues to build a healthy pipeline for future investments. Further information can be viewed at www.powerofnutrition.org

    Multiply Money.  Maximise Children’s Lives.  That’s The Power of Nutrition.

     

     

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Senior Measurement and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for ensuring The Power of Nutrition Investments are based on a robust evidence base, are structured to demonstrate tangible impact consistent with The Power of Nutrition’s vision and have effective measurement and evaluation systems.

    The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in the Investment Team to undertake the necessary due diligence on all new investment opportunities and support the review and management of ongoing investments.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Programme Development, Delivery and Portfolio Management

    • Ensure all investment decisions are underpinned by robust appraisals of the evidence base, cost-effectiveness and impact potential of any investment, including the development of impact models when needed
    • Conduct due diligence on new investments to ensure feasible and impactful theories of change, implementation plans and monitoring and evaluation frameworks that support partner government nutrition priorities and address investor interests where appropriate
    • Work with implementing partners to address feedback from The Power of Nutrition Executive, platform donors, the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and the Board of Trustees
    • Ensure all investments are measured with best practice indicators and have a rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning framework agreed with implementing partners and governments
    • Review research and evaluation designs to ensure feasibility, rigour and use for assessing changes in outcomes and impacts
    • Throughout the lifecycle of investments, ensuring timely and relevant monitoring, evaluation and financial expenditure data is available and is proactively used by partners and The Power of Nutrition to make adjustments and course-corrections
    • Work with implementing partners to develop cutting edge approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of The Power of Nutrition’s investments
    • Ensure data from investment results informs the independent evaluation of The Power of Nutrition and facilitate in-country and remote data collection by the independent evaluators
    • Work with partners to source, hire and manage external evaluation and operational research organisations to effectively monitor and evaluate the investments
    • Ensure investment evaluation frameworks are aligned to The Power of Nutrition Global Results Framework and are aligned with the organisation’s goals and strategy
    • Manage the Global Results Framework system
    • Support effective project management of The Power of Nutrition Investment Portfolio
    • Work with implementing partners to address founding donor and investor results requirements.

    Strategy Development

    • Support the Director of Investments in setting the measurement, evaluation and programme learning standards of The Power of Nutrition
    • Work with The Power of Nutrition’s implementing partners to agree a process for ensuring effective monitoring, measurement and evaluations of investments and of the partnership as a whole
    • Ensure The Power of Nutrition has robust data from investment evaluations to inform current and future organisational investments
    • Design and implement a proactive learning and knowledge sharing approach to inform internal and external policy and practice.

    Learning and Reporting

    • Work with implementing partners to ensure monitoring and evaluation reports provide results in accordance to the agreed results framework
    • Lead the compilation of The Power of Nutrition bi-annual and annual reports for platform donors and the Board of Trustees
    • Simplify content from evaluation and measurement frameworks for the Communications and Partnerships and Brand teams
    • Drive effective dissemination of evidence and data, where findings from Power of Nutrition investments to influence regional and global policy and practice.
    • Promote effective learning and knowledge sharing of successes and failures from the Power of Nutrition’s investments.

    Sector knowledge and profile-building

    • Be The Power of Nutrition’s leading source of knowledge on current and emerging evidence in the nutrition landscape and innovative financing models, especially in countries where The Power of Nutrition is investing or interested in investing
    • Keep abreast of developments within the measurement and evaluation sector for nutrition, including spotting opportunities and challenges to overcome in countries where The Power of Nutrition is working
    • Ensuring that Power of Nutrition stays current with best practice in measurement and evaluation modalities and developments within its portfolio areas.
    • With a variety of external audiences, act as a knowledgeable resource about The Power of Nutrition’s programmes and priority areas
    • Representing Power of Nutrition in key fora and managing relationships with our implementation (including senior government officials) and evaluation partners (organisations and consultants) in a supportive and pragmatic way.

    Membership of the team

    • Support fundraising through sharing of results and participation in meetings with investors
    • Comfortable working flexibly and effectively in a focused team structure
    • Provide coaching and mentoring support to colleagues, as required to help build skills, confidence and capability in monitoring and evaluation
    • Line manage interns when necessary
    • Commit to continuing the advancement of The Power of Nutrition brand, messaging and communications
    • Act as a thought leader and communicator to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Based in London, this position involves travel.

     

     PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential

    • Masters or PhD level qualification in public health (with epidemiology, biostatistics and nutrition knowledge preferred), economics or social sciences
    • An established track record and credibility in measurement and evaluation of international development programming
    • Extensive experience in evaluations in the nutrition sector will be an asset
    • Outstanding quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Experience in modelling impact results will be required, as well as experience interpreting nutritional data from a variety of sources, including DHS and MICS surveys as well as sub-national surveys. Experience using the Lives Saved Tool (LIST) or other modelling software will be an asset
    • In-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of mixed methods impact measurement, programme monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches.
    • Proven experience of designing and/or evaluating evaluation and research designs will be an asset
    • Experience measuring cost effectiveness and/or assessing system building will be a plus
    • Experience in navigating organisations through methodological challenges involved in producing and assuring the quality of data and application of innovative methods and approaches to meet internal and external client needs.
    • Proven programme management skills
    • Strong inter-organisational relationship building skills
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Outstanding communication skills with a proven ability to taper style for both technically literate and non-technical audiences, investors and policy-makers
    • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence partnerships will be an asset
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills – a publication record is desirable but not required
    • Outstanding networking skills with a proven ability to work globally and effectively with diverse groups of individuals.
    • A proven ability to solve problems and make challenging decisions
    • Strategic and results-oriented

    Desirable

    • Experience in applying econometric modelling to impact measurement
    • An ability to work in French language
    • Experience with bilateral donors such as DFID, multilaterals such as the World Bank and Unicef, foundations such as CIFF and UBS, and private sector or corporate foundations
    • An ability to influence beyond authority

     

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  • POSTED ON 18/06/18

    Senior Nutrition Governance & Systems Reform Specialist

    London, UK

    Salary: Competitive plus a discretionary bonus, life insurance, private health care and pension (5% contributory)

    Contract: Permanent, full-time

    Reporting to: Director of Investments

    Travel requirements: Dependent upon project needs, may be 5-6+ weeks / year

     

    THE CONTEXT OF THE ROLE

    The Senior Nutrition Governance & Systems Reform Specialist is a key appointment for The Power of Nutrition. S/he will work within the Investments team to ensure that all investments are robust, and well-structured to satisfy good governance criteria and to achieve a sustainable impact for children at scale. S/he will also collaborate closely with colleagues across the organisation to undertake the necessary due diligence on all new investment opportunities and support the review and management of ongoing investments. All the investments and programmes are complex, and this individual will need to interact with numerous stakeholders – Investors (Private, Corporate, High Net Worth and institutional donors) and Governments
    and their respective departments (particularly Ministries of Health and Finance) in the UK and overseas. S/he will need to have a good understanding of health and / or nutrition, and public finance management / economics with a broad understanding of the environment in which the above stakeholders operate. They will have a strong ability to communicate, negotiate and influence at multiple levels, knowledge to evaluate and quantify the scope of our
    nutritional interventions, the proportion of health budgets allocated to nutrition programmes, the amount of capacity building and systemic reform being undertaken in-country. Ultimately, the individuals’ ability to review and disseminate the impact of our investments and nutrition
    programmes on the lives of children is paramount.
    The Power of Nutrition team is relatively small, and everyone has the passion and commitment for our mission to nutrition. S/he must be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude to undertake duties beyond their specialist area. There are many opportunities to oversee nutrition programmes, get involved in fundraising, partnerships, communications, advocacy, branding and marketing.
    It is a fantastic role to broaden your skills and experience, work within a creative and innovative UK-based charitable foundation with a clear focus on delivering a sustainable impact for children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Programme Development, Delivery and Portfolio Management In partnerships with implementing partners ensure new investments are developed in line with The Power of Nutrition’s Theory of Change and Investment Criteria;
    • Ensure effective management of The Power of Nutrition’s investment portfolio;
    • Ensure all investment decisions are underpinned by robust political economy analysis and effective appraisal of government’s capacity to scale up and sustain the proposed nutrition interventions;
    • Ensure all investment have robust governance in place to support effective implementation and facilitate cross donor/cross governments investments where appropriate;
    • Where appropriate, work with implementing partners and programme evaluators to agree the most effective approach to track government budgets and expenditure on Nutrition as related to The Power of Nutrition’s investments;
    • Throughout the lifecycle of investments, ensure progress is being made on the governance and systemic reform components in line with the programme’s ambitions;
    • Collaborate with implementing partners to identify innovative new ways to realise sustainable scale up of nutrition interventions at a national level;
    • Contribute effectively to policy dialogue with key stakeholders in implementing partners and national governments on the sustainable scale-up of The Power of Nutrition investments;
    • Work with implementing partners to develop cutting edge approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of the governance and systemic reform components of The Power of Nutrition’s investments;
    • Contribute to strengthening The Power of Nutrition’s network with institutions specialising in nutrition governance and systemic reform.

    Fundraising
    • Support colleagues in Partnership & Brands in presentations to prospective donors;
    • Support the development of proposals for prospective investors

    Reporting & Communication
    • Work with internal and external colleagues to ensure the systemic reform and scale-up components of investments are in accordance to the agreed results framework;
    • Simplify scale-up and systems reform content from evaluation and measurement frameworks for the Communications and Partnerships & Brand teams;
    • Drive effective dissemination of successful scale of nutrition investments from The Power of Nutrition investments to influence regional and global policy and practice.

    Strategy Development
    • Support the Director of Investments in setting the scale-up and systemic reform standards for The Power of Nutrition investments;
    • In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, ensure The Power of Nutrition has robust data from investment evaluations to inform the scale-up and systemic reform components of the independent evaluation;
    • Undertake governance analysis of The Power of Nutrition Investment countries and ensure these are used to inform investment decisions;
    • Ensure The Power of Nutrition has a strong understanding of the global nutrition landscape and is effectively networked into the landscape;
    • Act as a thought leader and communicator to a wide variety of audiences.

    Sector knowledge and profile-building
    • Act as The Power of Nutrition’s leading source of knowledge on current and emerging evidence on systemic reform and scale-up of proven nutrition interventions;
    • Keep abreast of developments within the systemic reform and public-sector reform for nutrition sectors – including spotting opportunities and challenges to overcome in countries where The Power of Nutrition is working;
    • With a variety of external audiences, act as a knowledgeable resource about The Power of Nutrition’s programmes and priority areas;
    • Represent The Power of Nutrition in key fora and manage relationships with our implementation partners and their key stakeholders in a supportive and pragmatic way.

    Membership of the team
    • Comfortable working flexibly and effectively in a focused team structure;
    • Provide coaching and mentoring support to colleagues, as required to help build skills, confidence and capability in nutrition governance and systems reform;
    • Line manage interns when necessary;
    • Commit to continuing the advancement of The Power of Nutrition brand, messaging and communications.

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential requirements

    • Masters’ degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in nutrition, health science, public health, political science, international relations, public administration, management, accounting or finance, law or development studies;
    • Extensive experience in systemic reform and/or public finance management in the nutrition or health sector will be an asset;
    • Evidence of expertise in political economy analysis and an established track and credibility in working on systemic reform issues in the nutrition and/or health sectors in fragile and conflict, developing and/or emerging economy context;
    • A strong track record and evidence of successful delivery in political economy and institutional analysis;
    • Familiarity or experience engaging with global governance structures/coordinating mechanisms within the nutrition sector will be an asset (Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Council on Food Security, Nutrition 4 Growth initiative, UN REACH, etc.);
    • Proven programme development and programme management experience;
    • Demonstrable experience in influencing policies and reforms at senior levels of government and influencing bilateral and multilateral donors;
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
    • Outstanding communication skills with a proven ability to taper style for both technically literate and non-technical audiences, investors and policy-makers;
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills – a publication record is desirable, but not required;
    • Outstanding networking skills with a proven ability to work globally and effectively with diverse groups of individuals. Experience with large bilateral donors such as DFID, multilaterals such as the World Bank and UNICEF, and the private sector such as CIFF and UBS Optimus Foundation is desirable;
    • An ability to work in French is desirable.

    Desirable

    • Excellent political awareness and judgment on sensitive governance matters;
    • Strong understanding of nutrition interventions in an international development context;
    • Strategic and results-oriented;
    • Excellent relationship building and relationship management abilities;
    • Demonstration of an ability to influence beyond authority;
    • A proven ability to solve problems and make decisions including challenging ones.

    Application Instructions

    All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR. To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page. You will be asked to complete an application form by attaching an updated CV and supporting statement for this role.

    For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ana Fernandes, Lead Consultant at power-of-nutrition@oxfordhr.co.uk

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DIVERSITY

We value, promote, welcome, encourage and celebrate the diversity of everyone that engages with The Power of Nutrition

  • From our donors, trustees and partners, to our beneficiaries and employees, our aim is to be relevant to everyone regardless of their gender, race, age, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or cultural identity;
  • Different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, career paths and diversity of thought can add considerable value to the way we work as an organisation, thus all our stakeholders will be encouraged to draw on their background to inform our work;
  • People from all backgrounds will be actively encouraged to apply as employees and trustees so that we reflect the vibrant diversity of today’s society. We’ll also monitor the diversity of applicants and, wherever we can, take positive steps towards ensuring we appeal to all kinds of people from all walks of life;
  • We will ensure that there are equal opportunities for career development for our employees;
  • Furthermore, we will continue to work to maintain the trust of our stakeholders by making ourselves accessible and accountable and providing a high level of transparency and performance in all our activities and processes.