Learning & Development Specialist | NGO

  • Location

    The Hague

  • Sector:

    Charity / Non profit

  • Contact:

    Edina Struhar

  • Job ref:

    JN -022021-25880

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Our client is a Hague-based NGO with the purpose of improving conditions for pregnant women worldwide, enhancing reproductive health, and the newborn's wellbeing. The Learning & Development Specialist will further refine and implement the organization's monitoring, evaluation and learning system. The Learning & Development Specialist will use appropriate tools to collect and analyze a variety of data for drawing learnings/synergies across the organization's strategic priorities and programs as well as donor reporting, and adaptive management.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop and contribute to processes for identifying and incorporating learning into the program’s strategic design;

  • Help identify, analyze, and synthesize lessons learned from program implementation and facilitate the incorporation of those lessons into the activity development cycle;

  • Organize regular collaborations, learning and adaptation meetings internally;

  • Implement appropriate mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating and tracking of the organization's strategy, program activities, and results;

  • Manage a data collection platform, ensuring timely data entry and cleaning;

  • Implement activity-level monitoring and evaluation efforts, ensuring quality and consistency across the organization's projects;

  • Train staff, where required, on key concepts, tools, and processes

  • Undertake, if necessary, periodic visits to project locations to collect data and/or oversee data collection efforts;

  • Build excellent relationship with our program, technical and finance colleagues;

  • Work across teams and undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work, as may be reasonably be expected


  • Graduate degree in evaluation or a related field

  • Excellent understanding of the Theory of Change (ToC) approach, results frameworks, monitoring evaluation and learning plan development and other key approaches/methodologies

  • Three to five years’ experience of working in a similar role in international development sector.

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills.

  • Computer literacy and competency in use of Microsoft Office software.

  • Proficiency in common statistical software, including Stata, SPSS, etc.

  • Experience with electronic data capture and analysis platforms.

  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability.

  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor tasks.

  • Ability to independently and proactively work as a team member with minimum day-to-day oversight.

  • Experience with adult learning contexts and approaches

  • Strong experience working remotely

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, preferably you speak French or Spanish

  • Working and delivering calmly under pressure meeting multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent time management, organizational skills and ability to prioritize a wide variety of work

  • Proactive, “can do” attitude with good initiative in responding to varied tasks 

If you are motivated by making midwifery stronger globally, and if you are a pro-active thinker with a hands on approach, this opportunity is the right one for you! Interested in knowing more? Apply directly or contact Edina at edina@adamsrecruitment.com.