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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Data Analyst

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27 Sep 2019
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.

Focus of the Role:

Our work focuses on promoting co-existence and countering extremism by tackling the ideology behind violence, not just the violence itself. We do this by seeking to understand the ideology, then address it through disrupting its spread and reducing its appeal and building resilience to its messaging.

We are currently recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Data Analyst with technical expertise and specialism in social science research and data analysis to support the MEL team with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis to feed into project and action-research design and programme monitoring and evaluation. This role will seat within the Co-Existence MEL team and will report to the MEL Analyst.

The main responsibility of this post will be to support the MEL team and project teams in managing the quality of data captured across projects and to analyse and visualise data for reporting purposes.  The MEL Data Analyst will oversee the regular collection, entering, verification and analysis of data either from project teams or from local delivery partners, ensuring the right data is captured and incorporated into internal and external reporting. As part of the MEL team, this role is responsible for supporting measurement of impact of the Co-existence portfolio of research, projects and programmes, and supporting learning and evidence generation to inform policy and programming across the countering-extremism, peacebuilding and social cohesion sectors.

The successful candidate will have a degree qualification in a relevant discipline, a proven track record in design and implementation of analytical and research methodologies, expertise in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. This should include advanced competencies in computer and data management skills, proven experience in using statistical software (SPSS, R, ODK etc.) and basic understanding of project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation approaches in the international development sector.

The role will require some overseas travel.

What We Look For in Our People:


  • Work with the MEL team to establish and maintain effective systems to monitor and track what works in CVE programming and generate evidence emanating from or informing our work;
  • Assist the MEL Team in coordinating data collection, analysis and reporting and provide technical assistance in producing key findings, monitoring reports and evaluation reports, quarterly and annual reviews on achievements, challenges and lessons learned;
  • Assist project teams in developing MEL plans and relevant data collection tools (including focus group discussion guidelines, questionnaires and survey);
  • Coordinate with the MEL Team to advise on overall monitoring of research and project activities on a regular basis;
  • Assist the MEL Team to identify needs and design capacity building plans for the Co-existence team and delivery partners in the field on MEL and data collection and analysis.



  • A Master’s degree qualification in a relevant discipline preferably in social sciences, international studies, political and security studies, human rights or related area.
  • Relevant work experience in conducting desk and field research, data collection and analysis (including through focus group discussions, questionnaires and/or in-depth interviews).
  • Training and expertise in social research methods and advance statistical skills.


  • Expertise in designing and using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proven experience in data management using quantitative statistical software (Excel, SPSS, R etc.).
  • Proven experience in analysis of qualitative data (e.g. NVivo).
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of basic project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation and current trends in these.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English with other languages advantageous.


  • Passion for innovation and producing high quality work.
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver.
  • A personable and dedicated team player.
  • Politically savvy.
  • Adept at building effective relationships and partnerships.
  •  Committed to advancing evidence-based policy and practice.
  •   Interested in complex social challenges, passionate about educating young people and committed to generating evidence of impact to influence wider social change.



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