Our people define us. At Torchlight our vision is to be the security and development partner of choice, delivering solutions that allow us to enhance the everyday lives of citizens in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

To enable us to deliver our vision, we invest in the development of our exceptional team, empowering them to make a difference, whilst creating an environment that allows them to thrive.

If you would like to be part of the Torchlight journey please email

Torchlight is currently recruiting for the following role:

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Senior-level, Full-time staff position

We are looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist to join our core team and work on exciting, high impact and rewarding programmes covering a wide range of areas including Security & Justice, Intelligence & Cyber and International Development amongst others.

The successful candidate will not just work on our programmes but lead and develop the M&E function across the company by the development and implementation of an M&E framework to measure project outputs, outcomes and impacts.

To be successful in this role you must be self-motivated and ambitious, extremely organised with excellent attention to detail. You will be comfortable with industry-standard data collection and analysis techniques and with a clear understanding of established evaluation criteria such as that of the ODA criteria for Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact.

You will have experience working in M&E roles, ideally within security and justice reform in fragile and conflict affected states as well as countering extremist violence (CVE). You will be resourceful, innovative and able to work independently as well as being able to seamlessly integrate yourself within a project team. Previous experience of successfully carrying out M&E functions for medium to large scale projects from project inception to conclusion is highly desirable.

Key accountabilities
    • Leading on all the programme’s M&E activities and deliverables.
    • Developing and maintaining key relationships for delivering of M&E activities across Torchlight Group’s clients.
    • Developing and maintaining a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure outputs, outcomes and impacts.
    • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures including data collection tools.
    • Engaging fully during the programme’s inception phase to validate the log frame, KPIs and associated relevant detail with key internal and external stakeholders.
    • Reporting on and raising awareness in support of sustainable capability development.
Skills and experience
    • Degree educated or significant academic evidence.
    • Expert in learning methodologies that support adaptive programming in complex environments, such as outcome harvesting.
    • Experience and appropriate skill in collecting and analysing data using industry-standard techniques.
    • Experience in a senior M&E role with significant exposure to fragile and conflict-affected states, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Experience of gender sensitivity in project design.
    • Strong relationship building skills and stakeholder management experience.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Experience of leading facilitating workshops.
    • Excellent time management – able to manage time and tasks efficiently with good prioritisation.
    • Results focused and resilient under pressure.
    • Solution focused when managing issues and problems.
    • Honest, discrete, reliable and committed.
    • Strong customer focused ethos.
    • Robust personality, familiar with working in austere environments and managing difficult stakeholders.
Other job requirements
    • The role will involve the role holder to travel internationally
    • You may be required to conduct theatre specific HET/SAFE pre-deployment training
We ask for a lot, so hope we offer it in return
    • Competitive salary
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • 25 days of annual holiday plus the 8 bank holidays
    • Tax efficient cycle to work scheme
    • Eye tests and vouchers for VDU specs
    • Local gym membership
    • Free snack bar (drinks, fruit, biscuits, savoury items, coffee, tea etc.)
    • Free parking (at the Swindon office)
    • We are happy to talk about flexible working