This is an exciting opportunity to help research and demonstrate the impact of sustainability reporting! We are looking for a new colleague to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities of GRIs programs across the globe. You will be part of the team that focuses implementing and developing multiyear programs supported by international donors (governments and foundations). Your role is to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities across the organization. We are looking for a self-starter with a keen interest and experience in sustainable development, research and data collection. You have the drive and ambition to contribute to a body of evidence that sustainability reporting, based on a global common standard, contributes to more responsible business conduct and therefore a more sustainable world.

The main aim of the role will be to monitor and collect data needed to evaluate our programs to determine how GRI achieves its envisioned impacts. Evidence will be systematically collected and used to help guide GRI’s strategy and priorities and incorporate lessons learned into GRI’s existing and new Theory of Change (ToC) and programs. An essential part of the job is to contribute to the research and data collection and help integrate and translate this into compelling, evidence based case studies. You will also assist in designing and conducting baseline studies and workshop service surveys. The successful candidate reports to Senior Global Program Manager of the Institutional Funding & Program Partnerships who is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of GRIs programs.

Overview

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Research Assistant

Start Date: 1 September 2017. 40 hrs p/w. (€ 27,500.-/€ 30,000.- gross p/y on full time basis)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent

Position summary 
This is an exciting opportunity to help research and demonstrate the impact of sustainability reporting! We are looking for a new colleague to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities of GRIs programs across the globe.  You will be part of the team that focuses implementing and developing multiyear programs supported by international donors (governments and foundations).   Your role is to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities across the organization. We are looking for a self-starter with a keen interest and experience in sustainable development, research and data collection.  You have the drive and ambition to contribute to a body of evidence that sustainability reporting, based on a global common standard, contributes to more responsible business conduct and therefore a more sustainable world.

Job purpose
The main aim of the role will be to monitor and collect data needed to evaluate   our programs to determine how GRI achieves its envisioned impacts.   Evidence will be systematically collected and used to help guide GRI’s strategy and priorities and incorporate lessons learned into GRI’s existing and new Theory of Change (ToC)  and programs. An essential part of the job is to contribute to the research and data collection and help integrate and translate this into compelling, evidence based case studies.  You will also assist in designing and conducting baseline studies and workshop service surveys. The successful candidate reports to Senior Global Program Manager of the Institutional Funding & Program Partnerships who is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of GRIs programs.

Job responsibilities 
• Maintain and contribute to improving GRI’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework
• Design and coordinate data collection (incl. validation, recording, analysis, and reporting for project indicators
• Coordinate   research projects, case studies and evaluations of GRIs programs
• Contribute to GRI’s donor reporting and new programs with MEL elements
• Staying on top of relevant research in the field sustainability and sustainability reporting and ensuring ongoing information flow of external research to management and teams
• Other duties as requested

Key competencies / Requirements
• Advanced degree (Master degree in a relevant field)
• Preferably minimum of 2-years’ experience in working as a research assistant and/or supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning of complex, donor-funded programs
• Skilled in research, developing questionnaires and implementing surveys, data collection and analysis, participating/managing programs, projects, case study development
• Advanced experience in working with Excel/PowerPoint required and SPSS/Stata is a plus
• Strong writing skills in English (near native), able to communicate complex information concisely. Other language skills are an advantage
• Knowledge of the fields of sustainability and international development is a plus
• Goal- and deadline driven; proven ability to deliver in time against the highest possible quality
• Inquisitive: willing to learn, grow and share what has been learned
• Highly organized, able to work independently whilst presenting strong teamwork skills
• Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting
• Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Friday 11 August 2017. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Stichting Global Reporting Initiative, Attn. Human Resources
Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 531 00 00 www.globalreporting.org

About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision-making process.

Our Mission: To empower decision makers everywhere through our sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.