Monitoring & Evaluating Development (inc. Theory of Change)
We Rise is an award-winning Brixton based community business with a mission to empower young people to create successful futures. They deliver project-based work experience where young people work in teams to deliver a brief for a client over 5-7 days. We Rise also deliver longer term programmes in school, a programme of careers events (currently on hold due to Covid) and a mentoring programme.
Total length of project: 70-85 hours
We Rise needs support from a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning expert, specifically to support with the creation of an organisation wide MEL Framework to include both existing and new programmes and interventions, integrating MEL as part of their routine day to day activities.
• Initial review of existing Theory of Change, data collection and impact reporting.
• Co-creating a revised ToC to fully capture the change We Rise seeks to achieve; becoming clear on how they will bring about this change and supporting them in interrogating assumptions as they seek to move away from the current mission statement approach.
• Supporting a stakeholder mapping as part of the development of the ToC
• Support them in better understanding the data they need to collect (including baseline) and how to go about it, supporting development of data collection tools where needed.
• Support them in understanding how to engage with their data so as to track success alongside their ToC; assess whether their programmes are happening as planned, to quality and to reveal any changes needed to do even better
• Support them in knowing how to integrate learning into implementation
• Support them in developing an Impact Report than can speak to the needs of a number of external audiences.
For this role, we are looking for a skilled volunteer with a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning background, with plenty of experience in creating MEL frameworks, developing Theories of Change and creating simple data collection tools. This project would also benefit from an individual with additional experience in the charity sector, allowing them to tie into strategic thinking around MEL and impact reporting more succinctly.