This is a DFID-funded programme that aims to reduce violence in Zimbabwe and protect the safety, rights and choices of women, girls, men and boys. At the highest level, it seeks to reduce the prevalence of and tolerance towards gender-based violence in Zimbabwe, through community-level violence prevention and response activities, and a national behavioural change campaign on gender-based violence (GBV).
The programme has a separate Evaluation and Learning component. The evaluation will develop knowledge of the most affordable and scalable approaches to prevent and respond to GBV, and further the evidence base on what works to change attitudes to GBV. It will draw on existing learning from existing DFID programmes and deepen understanding of the underlying risk factors for GBV and its causes.
Coffey is seeking a dynamic Deputy Team Leader with demonstrated experience driving results and learning activities of GBV prevention and response programmes to co-lead the E&L Component. This is a flexible position, and can be based in-country or remotely, with regular travel to Zimbabwe.
The Deputy Team Leader will support the Team Leader with the evaluation, overseeing the design and implementation of the evaluation. They will oversee the design of all strands of the evaluation and ensure all research tools and approaches are relevant to answer the evaluation questions. They will be responsible for day-to-day technical delivery of the evaluation and will be the first port of call for the in-country team. They will be supported by the Evaluation Manager in the London Office on operational aspects of managing the evaluation.
The Deputy Team Leader will be supported by a wider Evaluation Team, which they are expected to oversee. The team will include evaluation staff in the London Office (Quantitative and Qualitative Analysts), in addition to key evaluation staff based in Zimbabwe, including the local research partner. The Deputy Team Leader will report to the Team Leader.
- An advanced university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, for example research methods, social sciences, international development, gender;
- Over 10 years ’experience designing and delivering monitoring, evaluation, results and learning (MERL) activities;
- Experience implementing and/ or evaluating international development programmes in Zimbabwe;
- Experience designing and carrying out primary research, including quantitative and qualitative research;
- Excellent knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Zimbabwe including social, political and cultural gender norms and challenges;
- Experience working on learning programmes / working closely with implementing partners to ensure regular learning and uptake of research;
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate complex and technical concepts to a non-expert audience;
- Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and organisational skills, including previous experience leading a team; and
- Ability to work well in a team environment, including working with remote teams and local partners.
- Experience working with DFID, including in DFID-funded programmes or evaluations;
- Technical understanding of gender-based violence in Zimbabwe, including types, causes and response mechanisms;
- Experience with grant management, including selection and administration of grants to local grantees;
- Experience working on evaluations to inform scale-up assessments;
- Working knowledge of DFID’s approaches to GBV prevention, and the approaches adopted for programme research, monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within development programmes, preferably with DFID or other donors, including SIDA;
- Experience working with SIDA, including SIDA-funded programmes or evaluations;
- Good knowledge of existing evaluation evidence of GBV programmes, including limitations, challenges, gaps and quality;
- Experience designing and implementing rigorous safeguarding and ethical protocols in research; and
- Experience translating evaluation findings of what works to inform policy.
Applications close: 31 May 2019
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Coffey has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID, the EU and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.