Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society – do you share our passion to live in a world free from slavery?

Hope for Justice is seeking an experienced MEL Manager to join the team, based in Manchester.

The MEL Manager is responsible for leading monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and processes for all global programmes. As well as developing and overseeing research activities, usually in conjunction with external research bodies, which enable to Hope for Justice to generate and share learning and good practice.

To succeed in this role you will need to have post graduate qualifications in related fields, as well as significant experience in learning evaluation, program evaluation, and monitoring & evaluation in a diverse field. Alongside this, and an ability to explain MEL concepts and terminology, you will have a breadth of experience from project concept development to strategic planning and project management within the fields of child protection and human trafficking/exploitation.

Another key skill needed for the role is the ability to design and manage monitoring systems including data collection (methods and tools), storage and analysis which promotes learning. As well as experience of carrying out monitoring and evaluation of programming, using these systems, in both the global North and global South.

In order to successfully lead MEL at Hope for Justice, you will also need to have detailed contextual understanding of holistic modern slavery programming, covering prevention, rescue, restore and reform practice areas.

This is a key role for Hope for Justice and we would welcome applications from candidates with diverse cultural knowledge and experience. For full details about this exciting position and the full list of essential skills and experience, see the Role Profile below.

Change lives
End slavery

Location: This position will be home-based initially, until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Thereafter, it will be based at head office in central Manchester.


Salary: £38,600 to £40,600

Closing date: Wednesday 7th October 2020

To apply: Email your covering letter, CV and completed Application Form to

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.