The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
Our Global Programme team plays a vital part in The Donkey Sanctuary’s response to Donkeys in Global Need by supporting the development of integrated strategies and programmes of work based in three regions (Latin America and Caribbean, Africa and South Asia). These programmes address the welfare needs of working donkeys and mules and support the communities that rely on them to create sustainable changes to welfare. Alongside this, we also deliver with our partners, programmes that respond to acute need and work on resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes wherever we can alleviate suffering.
The Programme Design and Impact Advisor is responsible for supporting our international efforts and the wider donkey Sanctuary staff to identify, design, develop and implement robust impactful international development programmes. This includes leading the development and implementation of a results framework to monitor, evaluate and measure impact and to capture learning, and working alongside our UK and international staff and with our partners to develop robust, evidence-based programmes. The role plays a pivotal part in embedding ways of working that allow The Donkey Sanctuary to deliver high quality programmes, measure its impact and be accountable at all times.
You must be able to demonstrate a track record of programme design and MEAL experience in international development or related discipline and a thorough understanding of the technical elements of robust and effective MEAL systems. Experience of working with theory of change and/or comparable programme development tools and designing robust MEAL frameworks for performance measurement and impact assessment (e.g. chain of impact, M&E plans, logical frameworks, is also required.
Excellent communication, IT and organisational skills, with the ability to manage budgets and resources in addition to managing and motivating a team and individuals are essential as is a full driver licence.
If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This position is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – this is a full-time permanent contract starting as soon as possible working 35 hours per week. Flexibility on location will be considered for exceptional candidates.
Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 4 November 2020.
The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
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