Careers at YBI

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

£35,000 - £45,000 pro rata per annum (depending on experience)
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Role Overview 

You will work across the YBI Network Team and with members on a range of projects. Maintaining our reputation as a leading global network requires a highly skilled, knowledgeable, energetic team to manage our internal business functions. As a part of this diverse and talented group of individuals, you can play a vital role in Youth Business International success.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic MEL Team at the heart of our growing, global network. YBI is delivering a range of programmes and services with more in the pipeline and your role will play a key part in ensuring they deliver impact and generate valuable insight and learning. 

In this role you will be part of a small team leading on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning across the network. You will provide technical support across our strategic programme partnerships and network initiatives; support our members to build their MEL skills; and embed learning systems.

Key Responsibilities

1. MEL systems for programme partnerships and network initiatives: Working with members and colleagues in the Programmes and Development and Membership Services and Engagement Teams, design and oversee monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and tools for a range of programmes and network initiatives.

2. Network Impact Framework: Support the smooth running of our global Network Impact Framework, including bi-annual gathering, analysis and dissemination of data from our members. Champion the use of the insight generated to inform network strategy and planning.        

3. Research, evaluation and learning: Working with the Head of Evidence and Learning, evolve the global network research, evaluation and learning agenda so that it aligns with YBI’s theory of change and strategy. Support the design and management of new research and learning partnerships and initiatives. Commission and manage long-term internal and external evaluations as required. Engage and foster our community of MEL practitioners across the network, building and sharing knowledge about member MEL practices and capabilities.

4. Resource Raising: Work closely with members and our Development Team to provide high quality, technical input into concept notes and proposals, and ensure that lessons learned through monitoring, evaluation and learning activities shape project and programme design. 

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV (maximum 2 x A4), Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and a covering letter to Your covering letter (maximum 2 x A4) should: 

  • Explain why you want this job; 
  • Explain how your background and experience make you a suitable candidate – please use examples of specific projects and achievements; 
  • Show what relevant skills and knowledge you will bring, referring to the person specification;
  • Confirm you have an existing right to work in the UK (we are unable to accept applications otherwise);
  • Confirm where you saw this job advertised.

Closing date: 28th Sept, 2023 1pm.


First interviews: 9th October 2023

Please note we may hold second interviews if deemed necessary and will advise candidates as quickly as possible. 

Equal Opportunities

YBI is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if you require any adjustments, we can make to ensure that our recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.


At YBI, your right to privacy and confidentiality is important to us. By applying for this job, your information will be entered into our recruitment system for YBI’s employment purposes only and for no longer than one year after the post has been filled; then personal data will be disposed of in the GDPR compliant manner. We store all data securely and will not disclose it to any third parties without your consent. Please see our Data Protection Policy here to find out more.  


Our benefits include

  • Flexible working hours – our core working hours are Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, alongside additional time before or after this time to a total of 7.5 hours per working day. We are happy to discuss any other flexible working schedules you would find helpful to support your work-life balance.
  • Holidays - You will be entitled to 25 days paid leave in addition to the normal UK Bank and Public Holidays per annum for the full leave year. Leave entitlement increases by 1 day per annum up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Pension Scheme - a 5% employer contribution from YBI with employee’s minimum contribution of 3%.
  • Group Life Insurance for all employees from first day of employment (Death-in-service benefit will be 3 x salary)
  • Access to Healthcare Cash Plan benefit (which includes Employee Assistance Programme) after probation.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • £250 (gross) subsidy for your home workstation set-up




Job Details

  • Hybrid
  • Full Time
  • 37.5 hours per week, open to flexible working requests
  • £35,000 - £45,000 pro rata per annum (depending on experience)
Applications close on: 28th September 2023

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