Evaluation Manager (Procurement and Engagement)

The British Council

Evaluation Manager (Procurement and Engagement)

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The British Council, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 19 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

This role leads the procurement and curation of evaluation reports for the British Council. This is throughout the life cycle of projects and programmes.
The role provides technical support to programme leads in the design of effective procurement strategies for their areas of work.
The role oversees the development of Requests for Proposals for externally commissioned evaluations and manages the pipeline of evaluation activity.
The role leads the engagement with the British Council framework of evaluation suppliers, using our procurement portal.
The role also has responsibility for the curation; dissemination and exhibition of completed evaluation reports.
The role ensures commissioned evaluation activity is of a high quality and delivers value for money. The role oversees the processes; guidance and policies to support this end.
The role may also support ad hoc project work as part of the Evidence, Evaluation and Learning team. The role may also be asked to lead on procurement for the Data, Evidence and Performance team., The main accountabilities for the post-holder will be as follows:
Procurement Management (approximately 40% of role)
+ Communicating and raising awareness of the evaluation framework within British Council
+ Developing Requests for Proposals with the EEL team and programme teams
+ Overseeing the end-to-end management on our procurement platform including publishing proposals; shortlisting; organising panels; scoring pricing and providing feedback to suppliers
+ Managing communication with framework of suppliers
+ Owning procurement policy, the EEL team procurement checklist, and the summary pro forma template
+ Co-ordinating and steering local evaluation procurement that does not pass through the framework of suppliers.
Contracting (5% of role)
+ Issuing contracts; contract addendums and contract extensions
+ Ensuring completion of outputs, reports, and summary pro forma template, to trigger milestone payments.
+ Managing/ maintaining a database or tracker of previous evaluation framework and non-framework contracts
+ Providing analysis and reporting on number, value, suppliers used etc for commissioned evaluations.
Engagement (approximately 30% of role)
Please note that there may be a dotted management line to a colleague in the marketing team to provide access to technical support, guidance and training on the engagement aspect of the role.
Curation (15% of role)
+ Developing a pipeline of upcoming evaluation activity
+ Maintaining the list of completed evaluations.
+ Overseeing searchable repository of completed evaluations.
+ Uploading relevant reports to research repository
+ Uploading relevant reports to External website, including writing 50-word summary
Dissemination (10% of role)
+ Writing newsletter content from latest evaluation reports
+ Develop content for learning webinars (sharing best practice and findings)
+ SharePoint/ intranet development and upkeep - content
+ Overseeing British Council evaluation community of practice, Selection process details
Please apply via the link below, or alternatively, please visit the British Council website at: www.britishcouncil.org/careers
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Experience of evaluation procurement and close working with – or in – the commercial sector providing evaluation services.
– Experience of design and delivery of independent evaluations within a programme delivery organisation and/or as part of an agency delivering for clients.
– Experience of different methodological approaches applied in the design and delivery of evaluation projects.
– Experience with project management techniques which can be applied to curation, organisation and cataloguing of evaluation reports.
– Experience summarising and communicating evaluation findings, such as writing executive summaries
- Competence in Excel
– Experience in International Development or working in global contexts