Head of Learning and Evidence

Head of Learning and Evidence

  • Help transform the lives of the world’s poorest communities

  • Work with a supportive team within a dynamic NGO

  • Full-time, permanent ongoing


About us

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities.                           


About the role

The position is responsible for leading WaterAid’s approach to strategic, programmatic and grant level monitoring, evaluation and learning. The position oversees the development and refinement of our design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools, frameworks and guidance, and capacity strengthening in the application of these. The role coordinates and collaborates with Country Programs in Cambodia, PNG, and Timor-Leste to manage and continuously improve monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and processes. Your team advises on theories of change and the types of data and evidence we will need to track progress and adjust programming based on key learnings.

The Head of Learning and Evidence leads a sub-team of three staff, and provides strategic advice to the Director of Policy and Programs (PP) as part of the PP management team alongside the Head of Program Operations and the Head of Strategy. A key accountability for the PP management team is ensuring strong coordination between all sub-teams, particularly on program quality and to influence key WASH sector stakeholders based on practice and learning expertise. Working with the WaterAid Australia Corporate and Community Engagement team you identify opportunities to communicate the impact of our programming to partners.

Please download the position description for full details. 


To Apply

Please submit an application to [email protected] by 9am Monday, 18 October 2021 with the subject line Application – Head of Learning and Evidence

Applications for this position must include a resume and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the above Qualification, Skills and Selection Criteria.

For any queries not answered in this document please email Tom Muller, Director of Policy and Programs at [email protected]. Please note Tom is on annual leave until Tuesday, 5 October.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.