Senior Evaluation Analyst

Recruiter
AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Location
Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
Salary
£33,647 - £43,944
Posted
14 Oct 2019
Closes
26 Oct 2019
Ref
1297034678
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
About AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an independent organisation (independent of both commercial industry and of Government).

Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Our vision is for a world-class food and farming industry inspired by, and competing with the best. Our philosophy is that levy payers are at the heart of what we do.

Team/department purpose

Demonstrating value and effective and efficient use of levy payer money is important to AHDB. The team ensures that AHDB has effective evaluation mechanisms in place to ensure we understand the value our activities deliver. The team appraises proposed programmes of work and ensures activities are measured and impact is evaluated, contributing to an evidence base which feeds strategic thinking.

Role responsibilities

Working closely with and reporting to the Evaluation Manager, you will be involved in devising, progressing and supporting the delivery of qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches for a diverse range of projects. The role will involve the preparation and dissemination of analysis, interpretation and commentary, relating to AHDB's performance. You will also offer support to our levy payers, stakeholders and internal customers.
  • Engage proactively with AHDB departments and teams to develop and agree strategies and plans to evaluate the impact of their projects and programmes.
  • Provide evidence to inform planning, decision-making and the development of new or improved projects, policies and practice.
  • Work with staff to develop tailored evaluation plans with cost effective methodologies for projects.
  • Monitor delivery of evaluation plans and intervene when problems arise.
  • Manage AHDB evaluation survey activity, such as the Levy Payer Satisfaction Survey and Stakeholder Engagement Survey.
  • Provide support to staff completing business cases for appraisal as part of the AHDB Investment Test.
  • Prepare and disseminate analysis, interpretation and commentary, relating to AHDB's performance.
  • Commission external agencies to conduct evaluations of AHDB-funded activities.
  • Keep abreast of appropriate industry developments to proactively ensure outputs develop in the correct context.
  • Significant contact with internal stakeholders.
  • Undertake any other duties as required to assist with the operational priorities of the Strategic Insight team.

Person specification

You will hold a degree-standard qualification in economics, agriculture or another numerate discipline, or hold equivalent experience. Strong analytical skills as well as an eye for detail and the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively are important. Experience in research, analytical and evaluation methodologies would be advantageous. Knowledge about agriculture or the food industry would also be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Qualification to degree standard in economics/agriculture or another numerate discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Have knowledge of good practice in evaluation; knowledge of cost benefit analysis would be desirable but is not essential.
  • Experience of managing or undertaking evaluation projects.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to build good rapport with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience of using MS Office applications; experience of using SPSS would be desirable but is not essential.
  • Knowledge of the UK agricultural industry and food supply chain would be desirable but is not essential.

Why work for us?

The world of food and farming is changing rapidly. Working at AHDB you won't just be helping our farmers grow the food we eat and look after our environment; you'll be helping shape the future of food production and leaving a legacy for the next generation.

And while we develop the potential for the industry, we'll be developing your potential too.

For application details, please visit our website via the apply button.

Closing date: 27th October 2019.

Please note, to apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

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