Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Senior Associate
Job Application Due Date: 11/30/21
Hiring Company/Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
About the Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and inequity that is pervasive in this country’s legal systems. The Institute is an “inside” lane organization that drives change at scale with ambitious public sector leaders who share their commitment to building anti-racist, reparative systems that deliver justice. They leverage access to government to transform these systems and work collaboratively with stakeholders across many movements—including advocacy, grassroots, and grassroots organizations. Their role is to pilot solutions that are transformative and achievable, harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice, and use advocacy and communications to change narratives and norms.
The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team is a new team that plays the key role of ensuring that strategic learning and continuous improvement are integrated throughout the Impact Pipeline (a multistage ideation and scaling process). The MEL team partners with colleagues across Vera’s Initiatives to define meaningful impact goals and milestones, co-create measurement and assessment tools, and provide regular and actionable feedback to inform and refine strategies. Vera’s approach to MEL is collaborative and equitable: they strive to evaluate and learn in partnership with colleagues across the institute, community partners, and people directly impacted by our work and embrace MEL as a tool for shifting power. They also support an internal culture of learning, reflection, and strategic decision-making and help build MEL capacity and adaptive learning skills across the institute. The senior associate will lead the development and implementation of MEL plans and tools to support initiatives at all stages in the impact pipeline while strengthening Vera’s learning culture. Reporting to the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, the senior MEL associate will be an important member of the MEL and Impact Pipeline teams and work collaboratively with colleagues across Vera.
Applications are due November 30, 2021.