COC Netherlands, the Dutch organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex
persons (LGBTI) is looking for a
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer
(32 uur per week)
Who are we?
COC Netherlands was established in 1946 and actively contributes to the protection of human rights and social acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Netherlands, and abroad. Crucial to our approach is local ownership; local, national and regional LGBTI communities decide which direction, pace, strategies and activities are most suitable in their own context to contribute to change. COC works in close partnership with more than 100 local LGBTI organisations in over 35 countries. Through our international programmes, we support and strengthen local, regional and global LGBTI movements and align efforts that contribute to the improvement of the position of LGBTI people. COC works in close cooperation with strategic partners among which the Dutch government. COC Netherlands has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations since 2008 and facilitates LGBTI presence at regional and international human rights forums. COC Netherlands is a member of the international LGBTI organization International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), and its European branch, ILGA-Europe.
The office of COC Netherlands is located in the centre of Amsterdam and currently employs around 25 enthusiastic professionals.
The MEL officer will be active in all international programmes, but focus primarily on the Power of Pride program, a 5 year strategic partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Power of Pride is an alliance of Pan Africa ILGA, ILGA Asia and COC working towards diverse and inclusive societies where LGBTI people can participate to their full potential in Africa and Asia.
What does your job entail?
As the MEL officer within the international team, you will work closely with COC staff in the
international team, Power of Pride Alliance Partners, the Power of Pride International Advisory
Committee and LGBTI partner organisations globally. Your responsibilities will include:
- Coordinating recurring processes such as the development of annual narrative reports and annual work plans in Power of Pride.
- Coordinating IATI updates in Power of Pride of COC and supporting alliance partners in their IATI updates as part of Power of Pride.
- Supporting quality improvement of annual narrative reports and work plans in other international programs implemented by COC.
- Operationalize and implement the Power of Pride Learning Agenda. This would entail facilitating, capturing, sharing and operationalizing the learnings and experiences of different projects and partners in a structural manner.
- Co-coordinate the implementation of the participatory monitoring and evaluation policy of COC’s international programs, specifically for the Power of Pride programme.
- Supporting the roll-out and improvement of a micro-reporting tool for Power of Pride partners globally.
- Supporting the implementation of participatory M&E methodologies, in particular Most Significant Change, Outcome Harvesting and Outcome Mapping.
- Supporting communication of the progress and outcomes of COC’s international programs with international partners, funders and COC’s national constituency.
- Coordinating the Power of Pride external midterm and end evaluation process, ensuring that the conclusions and recommendations are relevant to our current and future programming.
- Maintaining and strengthening contacts with relevant external organisations and networks.
- Contributing to an organisation-wide vision and future perspective on COC’s contribution to the international LGBTI movement.
You report to the Manager International Programs and work closely with the other International
MEL officer. You are part of a team of 13 highly skilled, passionate colleagues, each with their
own areas of expertise.
What will you bring?
- Affinity with the mission, vision and objectives of COC Netherlands;
- Understanding the human rights situation of LGBTI and previous experience working in the field of human rights would be an advantage;
- Sensitivity towards the challenges, cultural context, security aspects and impact of ongoing pressure and discrimination on partners and communities;
- Ability to work independently, strong planning and structuring skills
- A legal right to remain and work in the Netherlands / EU.
- Higher vocational education or proof of comparable skills and competences;
- Experience in coordinating and writing annual programme reports and work plans for alliances;
- Experience with IATI;
- Proven experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis to measure the progress of the programme, impact of activities and evaluate results;
- Understanding of participatory monitoring and evaluation processes;
- Experience with promoting a participatory learning agenda and a learning culture within organizations and social movements;
- A good command of English, both verbal and in writing. A good command of French, both verbal and in writing would be an advantage;
What do we offer?
- An employment contract for 1 year and the possibility of a contract extension if future program budget allows and staff is needed;
- Salary Grade 9 (Collective Bargaining Agreement: ‘CAO Welzijn & Maatschappelijke Dienstverlening): between 2.936 Euros and 4.252 Euros gross per month, based on fulltime employment (36 hours a week). The CAO Welzijn & Maatschappelijke dienstverlening also includes a Personal Development Budget for sustainable employability (Loopbaanbudget) and an Individual Choice Budget (IKB);
- An independent position in a creative environment with opportunities for professional development;
- A socially relevant job in the heart of the news and debate;
COC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to opposing discrimination on any ground.
We would particularly like to encourage transgender/gender-variant and intersex individuals, as well as people from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds or with refugee status to apply.
Do you have questions about the position?
Please contact Bram Langen, International Programme Manager ([email protected])
Are you interested in the job?
Please send your up-to-date CV and motivation to [email protected] before 3 February 2022