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Ims Seeking a Senior Impact Manager / M&e Expert

International Media Support supports local media and human rights groups in countries affected by conflict, political transition and authoritarian rule. Set up in 2001, the organisation has since then worked with hundreds of local and international partners to support independent journalism, freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. Their programmes are guided by an overall institutional strategy highly context-dependent in nature and funded by a variety of different funders.

For further information about IMS please visit www.mediasupport.org

International Media Support is seeking a senior professional based in Copenhagen to lead their global efforts to tell good stories about our impact and connect the dots between programme monitoring and institutional results communication. They will provide expert guidance to programmes globally and take full ownership of all aspects of monitoring, evaluating and finding new and creative ways to tell the stories of complex change that our partners bring about.

Being able to tell the stories of our impact and the complex change our local media and human rights partners bring about in fragile contexts is a critical element in all of IMS’ work. A key focus of this role will be to find new and creative ways to elevate results from country programmes and connect them to a global, institutional level so we can tell these stories to the world and make evidence-based, strategic decisions for our programmes. The Senior Impact Manager / M&E Expert will report to IMS’ Deputy Director, Strategy and Programme Development and will work closely with a Senior Learning Adviser as well as M&E officers in programme departments.

Scope of work

  • Oversee all efforts to document, analyse and describe the impact of IMS and our partners’ work and our contribution to complex change processes;
  • Set institutional direction for, and ensure alignment of, programmes and partners in applying creative and uncomplicated monitoring and evaluation methods that lend themselves to good story-telling;
  • Further develop IMS’ approach to results monitoring and evaluation, and co-ordinate the implementation of M&E efforts throughout the organization. This includes coupling M&E methodology to strong contextual analysis and narrative reporting;
  • Oversee efforts to evidence, analyse and document results at programme level and ensure these results are elevated to an institutional level where they can be communicated externally and used for results-based management and learning across departments and programmes;
  • Provide technical level advice, mentoring and support to programmes on M&E;
  • Work closely with programme staff and ensure that M&E efforts are consistent and in line with institutional policies in close collaboration with department M&E officers;
  • Develop best practice results reporting standards in close collaboration with programme teams and M&E officers.

What IMS is looking for:

  • A degree level education in a relevant field;
  • At least eight years of relevant, progressively responsible experience in a similar role in the non-profit sector; human rights and/or international development background preferred;
  • The proven ability to identify and tell compelling stories about complex change, while maintaining an overview of, and global direction for, monitoring and evaluation in programming;
  • A proven track-record in simplifying and ensuring application of monitoring and evaluation systems across complex organisationg, including bridging gaps between output and outcome-level results and institutional impact (the “missing middle”);
  • Proven skills in facilitating the development of M&E plans, including quantitative and qualitative methods, and their successful implementation in highly volatile and difficult operational environments;
  • Practical experience and up-to-date understanding of organizational and project cycle management, donor requirements on reporting and non-profit sector learning and best practice regimes;
  • Excellent English-language writing and editing ability, as well as excellent verbal skills;

Dates and location  

  • This is a full-time position based in Copenhagen with some travel to programme countries.
  • There is a three-month probationary period.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and IMS policies.
  • Starting date: As soon as possible.

Full details about the position are available here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

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