Job Opportunity for Associate Director (M&E and Knowledge) at ILSS in New Delhi

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Position Summary

ILSS is looking to hire a Director or Associate Director to support in Monitoring &  Evaluation functions. We are looking for a committed and collaborative individual, who  will work in a highly dynamic environment with a closely-knit, highly motivated and  entrepreneurial team. Hence, it is an amazing opportunity for individuals who are  passionate about working in the social impact space.


The responsibilities of Associate Director include but are not limited to the following**:**

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Monitoring – Lead in the design and implementation of a monitoring  framework to track delivery against ILSS’s goals and objectives.
  • Evaluation – Lead in the analysis of data collected under the monitoring  framework for assessment of progress and areas for improvement. In  addition, facilitate periodic evaluation of impact levels.
  • Reporting – Provide regularly updated reports on status of implementation,  goals, and objectives.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures by  developing monitoring and impact indicators for the Programs’ success.
  • Design the framework to capture the impact of all our Programs.
  • Undertake the impact studies for ILSS Programs – ILSS Leadership  Program, ILSS Fundraising Program, ILSS Board Program, and ILSS  People Practices Program. This could potentially include –
  • Impact survey on our customer organisations
  • Rating the quality of our talent
  • Impact of the leader in the organisation
  • Employee turnover (People Practices Program)
  • People satisfaction (People Practices Program)
  • Funds raised (Fundraising Program)
  • New donor acquisition (Fundraising Program)
  • Monitor all Program activities and progress towards achieving the  Program outputs.
  • Recommend further improvement of the organisation’s logical framework
  • Provide inputs, information, and statistics for knowledge material.
  • Provide relevant evidence for learning from projects.

Knowledge Building/Research/Analysis:Facilitate research and knowledge building at an organisational level.

Build detailed research on the following:

  • The top 300-500 nonprofits in the country (by annual expenditure,  staff strength, board strength, leadership team, geography, domain)
  • The top 100 CSRs (with details of the board, team, spend)
  • Top Foundations (international and family foundations)
  • Analysis of sector demand, funding sources, institutional assessment trends
  • Making a case for the demand in the social sector (building case  studies, insights, knowledge bank content to raise the profile of ILSS).

Required Skills and Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge on M&E and development issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities.
  • Strong experience in conducting research studies including the entire evaluation cycle, from design and formulation to implementation, analysis and presentation of results and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience in data processing and management of large scale surveys.
  • Expertise in analysing data using statistical software (e.g. SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, SMART, STAT 01) and computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets,  and databases).
  • Possession of strong organizational, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): sensitivity to and  responsiveness to all partners, respectful and helpful relations with all  stakeholders.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant academic fields such as social science, development,  or related fields.
  • Ideally 12+ years of direct experience in the design and implementation of  M&E in development projects.
  • Professional training or extensive experience in conducting research studies.


Depending on the candidate’s experience, ILSS offers compensation that is at par with Indian philanthropy pay scales.

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