The Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will work with the Regional Evaluation Advisor (REA), Strategic Business Unit (SBU) leads, programme and contract Senior Responsible Officers (SRO) to develop monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, embedded within the wider Applied Project Management and other business management processes.


Reference number EA-BSS-0044
Location Singapore, Thailand or Philippines
Salary Pay band 7 – Competitive
Duration Indefinite
Closing date Monday 06 January 2020

How to apply


The Regional Evaluation function is led by the Regional Evaluation Advisor and supports all SBUs across British Council East Asia. It provides a professionalized approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), leading on development and supporting implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategies and plans, working in collaboration with relevant leads within the SBU teams, and the UK.


Although British Council East Asia is successful in both financial and impact terms, the region aims to deliver a step-change to 2025 to improve further and demonstrate better our value for money and the impact we are achieving with our resources.  Across all our work, priorities are to:

  • Better understand stakeholders, customers and contexts in order to focus resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Improve communications internally and externally about the work we do.  We have strong programmes across the region which make a difference to people’s lives but impact evidence, stories, and the benefits of positive learning experiences are not always shared.  We are looking to ensure the work we do is better known.
  • Focus our resources on a smaller number of projects and programmes through Programme-based Planning, making decisions on the basis of analysis and measurement.
  • Improve cross-SBU working, so that opportunities are developed from the point of view of stakeholders and beneficiaries rather than from internal constructs.
  • Develop significantly increased partnership relationships with a small number of key commercial organizations


Consequent challenges and opportunities for the role:

The region is not short of external opportunity, but we need to ensure we are:

  • Making decisions on programme focus, resource deployment and partnership choice based on reliable management data
  • Able to demonstrate to stakeholders (including government departments and ministers), customers and partners the impact we are delivering, and the value for money provided by the British Council

Internally we need to:

  • Strengthen accountability and quality of portfolio and business management by measuring success. There is a need for improved base-lining and building monitoring and evaluation into programme design.
  • Improve consistency and sharing of good practice. Our impact measurement is variable across the region, with areas of strength, particularly where it is built into programme or project design.
  • Ensure a high level of understanding and ownership of MEL, including application of the REF and alignment with corporate key performance indicators, at all levels across the region, and to embed this efficiently into our day to day operations, driving clear benefit for the organisation


  • Minimum of four years' experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities within a large and diverse international organisation
  • Experience of building monitoring and evaluation capacity within a diverse international organisation
  • Degree in social sciences or statistics

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