About the Job
If you are a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professional, who aspires for their work to contribute to greater societal good, we can offer you the chance to passionately shape and drive social and environmental changes at scale working within Shell Foundation (SF). SF is a UK-registered charity that creates and scales social enterprises to tackle global development challenges affecting people in low-income communities living on $2 to $10 day. This role is crucial to SF success guiding key management decisions.
Where you fit in
You’ll be joining Shell Foundation (SF), an independent UK charity, established in 2000 with a positive mission to apply business thinking to major social and environmental issues linked to the energy sector. By working with strategic partners, SF acts like an investor, providing business support and sharing risk, alongside funding, to create valuable social impact and financial sustainability.
Effective M&E is a core operating principle for SF and is essential in order to ultimately provide the evidence required for SF to be accountable to its Board and funders, but also very importantly, generate learning for SF, its funding partners and the wider community.
Sitting in our market development team, you will be the sole M&E professional in Shell Foundation, meaning this is your area! We are looking for someone to relish that opportunity and provide expert guidance and advisory across our teams.
What’s the role?
The overall purpose of this role is to ensure SF captures enough evidence from its work to enable accurate understanding of our impact, and to allow SF to make informed decisions which will maximise the contribution towards our charitable objectives.
You will develop and execute the M&E strategy across SF to ensure this is achieved and to ensure our data is recorded, managed and preserved in a safe and accessible way. Creativity is key, we anticipate a range of methods and research studies will be required. Some other key responsibilities include:
- Lead the design and upgrading of SF’s M&E systems to match its growing portfolio of partners.
- Educate SF and beyond to our partners on M&E best practice and methodologies championing a culture of learning.
- Through consultation, develop monitoring plans to ensure that rigor is achieved without undue burden on SF and our partners.
- Partner with SF staff and partners to provide feedback on performance based on findings.
- Drive best in class evaluation, including impact reports and disseminating research.
Nurturing key relationships will be a vital part of your work. You’ll use your strong communication skills to ensure you present research and insights in ways that a range of internal and external stakeholders will find easy to understand and action, from enterprises and social investors, to governments and NGOs.
What we need from you
We’re keen to hear from men and women that have begun building a career in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with experience in a development organisation in a global setting.
Along with a bachelor’s degree, we will be looking for excellent research and analytical skills and confidence operating in fast paced environment. Beyond these key requirements, we’d expect to find as many of the following on your CV:
- Demonstrable experience of working in the development sector with a good understanding of development principles, particularly for market and enterprise development.
- Ability to project manage whilst maintaining strong stakeholder relations.
- Strong written skills, being able to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences.
Shell Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that catalyses enterprise-based solutions to global development challenges. We hold the core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people as key to everything we do and place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive and flexible approach to supporting our team.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. We nurture an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.
A rewarding place to work
We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had.