We’re hiring! Apply to join us as Impact and Research Manager

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Application deadline: 9am, 23rd November.


About Choose Love

Our Vision: a world that chooses love and justice every day for everyone.
Our Mission: we do whatever it takes to identify, close and prevent gaps in services and protections for refugees and displaced people globally.


  • Do work that inspires. Every day at Choose Love is an opportunity to make a real, tangible
    difference to the lives of refugees and displaced people.
  • Collaborate with creative, exciting people that really care. Work with friendly, smart, dedicated
    people for whom this is more than a job – it’s a passion.
  • Be part of a brave, innovative start-up spirit. We’re a young organisation with big ambition.
    We’re fast, flexible and creative, always learning and not afraid to take risks.


About the Job

Choose Love seeks an Impact and Research Manager to create, implement and run a unique. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (MEL) for our work. This person will lead on the strategy and execution of data collection and analysis across the organisation.

We are looking for an innovator who thrives on developing structures from scratch, especially in contexts where data can be hard to collect. We are seeking someone who can spot opportunities to collect and analyse data, in order to better understand our impact and to inform our advocacy work and strategic direction. This role will lead on research to contribute to the efforts of the Advocacy and Communications teams. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team-player with an interest in strategy and systems change.

Purpose of role:

  • To design and manage MEL activities related to our grants
  • To collate and best utilise information and data from partners along the migration route in order to show the impact of our work, contribute to our evidence-based advocacy efforts, communications and strategic funding decisions


    • To audit Choose Love’s current processes for MEL across the organisation
      Define what information is needed from our partners and devise methodologies and systems to extract data
    • Contribute to the strengthening our fast and flexible grant-making, grant management and reporting processes
    • Regularly collect and analyse data and information from the ground, disseminate findings internally and externally
    • Identify themes within Choose Love’s data, which will feed into programme design and strategic direction for the organisation
    • Develop system to chart the advocacy efforts of our partners
    • Occasionally support partner organisations to strengthen the capacity of their MEL activities
    • Develop creative ways of presenting data, accessible in different formats for fundraising, advocacy and communications
    • Respond to internal requests for data analysis and reporting
    • Liaise with partners to gather enhanced data and information on specific topics
    • Monitor and compile regular updates from the field, including developing a system for generating breaking news
    • Identify and collate trends (eg, breaches of rights) through monitoring and documentation, working closely with Programmes, Advocacy and Communications teams Gather evidence from the public domain, including making FOIs
    • Perform targeted research to produce information for donor reports, research reports, briefings etc
    • Work across teams to ensure all employees are data literate and are able to interpret Help Refugees data to the benefit of their area of work


About you

● Experience working with data and leading MEL in the charity sector
● Experience devising methodologies for data collection and analysis
● Experience working with civil society and grassroots groups
● Experience using data for research and advocacy purposes
● Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
● Experience conducting evaluations, report writing and presenting findings in engaging ways
● Knowledge of specific issues relating to forced displacement, such as unaccompanied children
● Strong planner with excellent time-management, organisational and prioritisation skills
● Acute attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects
● Willing to listen and learn, making space for ideas and approaches that are different than your own
● Ability to work independently and proactively
● Experience using data for research and advocacy purposes


How to apply

Choose Love wishes to encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds who can drive and inspire change for refugees and displaced people. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic candidates, and candidates with disabilities.

Choose Love promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We are happy to talk about flexible working and we promote a workplace where you can be your authentic self and achieve success based only on your merit.

The role will be managed by the Head of Programmes.
In non-COVID times the role is based out of the Help Refugees office in Somerset House, London.
The role may involve some travel, when lockdown restrictions ease.
The role will be offered as permanent role with a six-month probation period.
Salary: £38k – 40k depending on experience

Please apply with a cover letter (of no more than two pages) outlining your suitability for the role and a copy of your CV to impact@choose.love 

Application deadline: 9am, 23rd November 2020