Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer – Amsterdam, Berlin or Brussels

Chief Strategy Officer
24 Jan 2019
Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Competitive for Not for Profit Organisation
As soon as possible
Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels

Business Background

Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a net zero-emissions economy.
We aim to transform whole systems through innovation to build resilience and decarbonize at a fast-enough rate to reach the 1.5° target and a net-zero emissions Europe. Climate-KIC has refocused its strategy around systems transformation to reach impact at scale. Our approach is based on building an active and diverse community of organisations all working together; a careful analysis of the key levers at play across different systems (e.g. cities, land use, industry, and finance); and finally, a commitment to experimentation and rapid prototyping (to become the fastest learning organisation in the area of climate).
To achieve this plan, Climate-KIC needs talents from multiple areas of expertise and backgrounds able to bring a wide range of perspectives into the organisation. We are looking for individuals comfortable with change and keen to experiment on our own organisation first – by testing new ways of working, deep collaboration, new ways of learning and gathering business intelligence.
Our people are effectively our first ambassadors and our primary community – we expect them to role model deep collaboration across teams, countries, and organisations.


Purpose of the role

EIT Climate-KIC is seeking a highly talented and motivated candidate to be part of their new MEL team. This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to developing EIT Climate-KIC’s strategy and improving its novel contribution to tackling climate change. You will not only work closely with the Head of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and the MEL team, but also with key stakeholders across the organisation to deliver MEL activities. You will also be engaging with EIT Climate-KIC’s community partners, funders and experts beyond the community throughout your work.

Key responsibilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will work on key deliverables for implementing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework. These include:

Programme Delivery

  • Implement and operationalise key elements of the MEL Framework in close collaboration with the operations, grant management and business planning, IT and finance teams.
  • Carry out qualitative data collection, analysis and synthesis for various purposes and across a rich catalogue of interventions, research efforts, reporting material and other insights to inform information pieces of different depth, including e.g. portfolio deep dives which combine substantive quantitative and qualitative analysis and synthesis or e.g. “insight snippets”, much shorter pieces of information that capture learning in a highly accessible way.
  • Co-develop, design and deliver learning processes that allow the organisation and partnership to improve its systemic innovation approach.
  • Contribute to the design, commissioning and review of portfolio and programme evaluations as appropriate.
  • Take a lead in organising and coordinating evaluation steering groups and their meetings to ensure adequate involvement of relevant parts of the organisation in the oversight on evaluative work.
  • Support monitoring processes and information management across EIT Climate-KIC and engage proactively with internal and external stakeholders to communicate progress and collect feedback for improvement.

Communicating results

  • Help communicate the results of EIT Climate-KIC’s work to internal and external audiences, drawing on robust MEL assessments; draft and co-author impact reports, articles, summaries, blogs and other knowledge pieces that support EIT Climate-KIC’s mission to be thought leaders on systemic innovation for climate action and support EIT Climate-KIC’s long-term future.

Team work

  • Collaborate with members of the core and extended MEL team, fostering a positive, high achieving team spirit.

Key working relationships

  • Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • MEL Business Intelligence Analyst
  • EIT Climate KIC colleagues across the organisation who work on entrepreneurship, innovation and education. This includes portfolio managers, programme management officers, flagship managers and business analysts amongst others.
  • Chief Strategy Officer, EIT Climate-KIC
  • EIT Climate-KIC Partners


  • Relevant academic degree and/or qualification, preferably in monitoring and evaluation, organisational learning, impact assessments or areas strongly linked to the working area


  • Work experience – a minimum of 5 years as an indicator is desirable, including work experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning – 2 years as an indicator is required, in a similar working area (climate change, international organisation, public-private partnership).
  • Working experience in innovation is a prerequisite and experience in system innovation (innovating an entire system as opposed to single point solutions) is strongly preferred.
  • Working experience with publicly funded projects (preferably EU/ H2020) is an added value

Key skills

  • Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies, preferably of system innovation to tackle climate change (innovating an entire system as opposed to single point solutions)
  • Good understanding of organisational learning, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Advanced qualitative data analysis skills with a good understanding of how to deal with complexity
  • Ability do design processes such as workshops for learning
  • Project management and organisation skills to prioritise a busy workload effectively and deliver work to deadlines
  • Experience and ability to work within a multi-cultural environment and in a multidisciplinary context
  • Fluency in English language (verbal and written), knowledge of another European language would be beneficial
  • High computer literacy combined with strong communication skills to convey the results to non-experts

Qualities, Personal style and Approach

  • Committed to EIT Climate-KIC’s vision and mission
  • Strong interpersonal qualities, consistently demonstrating passion, openness, respectfulness and empowering others
  • Highly adaptable and resilient
  • Entrepreneurial and creative mind
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Additional information

Please note that candidates must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position. The successful candidate will normally be based at the nearest EIT Climate-KIC office to where they are currently living.

Our application and recruitment process

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Your application should be written in English and consist of:

  • a full curriculum vitae
  • a covering letter describing briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
  • your current salary
  • where you saw this role advertised.

Please send your full application using the “apply now” button above. You should state your name followed by the role for which you are applying for in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receipt of applications is 23.59 GMT on the date published on the job advert.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email.

Your application will be reviewed on or around the closing date for the vacancy for which you have applied. If your application is shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted directly by Climate-KIC.

Candidates invited to a first interview, will be notified of the outcome and informed about next stages if they are successful.

NB/ This advertisement will be taken down from the website after the closing date so it is a good idea to copy and keep the text for reference to use should you be invited to interview.


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