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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer


Musicians Without Borders is a Netherlands-based global network organization, working in war- affected regions around the world through music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war.
Musicians Without Borders develops targeted projects and programs in areas suffering the effects of war and conflict; trains musicians in Europe to work with refugees; organizes professional trainings for musicians in its community music based methodologies, and promotes the use of music and other arts for social change through its advocacy program. We have ongoing programs in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America and across Europe.

We are looking for a colleague to join our Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) team, with experience in data collection, analysis, and processing. The role will be a new and integral part of our head office team, supporting the implementation of MEL processes across all program areas, with a special focus on the Music Connects program.

The MEL Officer reports to the MEL Lead and will work in close collaboration with the Lead and Program Managers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Systematic, detailed monitoring of data collected across programs;
  • Collating and processing of evaluation data;
  • Analysis of evaluation data in accordance with program objectives;
  • Working closely with Program Managers, MEL team, and local program staff to facilitate MEL timely and effective processes;
  • Create written and graphic materials for dissemination for MEL and other reports at program and organizational levels;
  • Support day to day MEL processes at program and organizational levels.

Qualifications and desired skills (indication):

  • Academic background including research or program evaluation, normally to Masters level;
  • Experience in and advanced knowledge of spreadsheets (excel, numbers, and google sheets);
  • Experience in and knowledge of Nvivo software for qualitative analysis is an advantage;
  • Excellent language skills in English (preferably native speaker). Skills in Spanish, Arabic or other languages could also be helpful in the role;
  • Professional level writing skills;
  • Team player and ability to work independently;
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of management;
  • A result-oriented and pragmatic approach.


We offer one working day a week (0.2 FTE). Freelancers are welcome to apply. The working schedule should be regular, on one fixed day of the week, subject to agreement.

Availability: March 2019
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a willingness to travel and work on location subject to agreement.

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2019

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Chris Nicholson, MEL Lead at