Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

We are looking for a collaborative and methodical Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to lead on evaluation, data gathering and reporting for OKRE's activities.

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  • Posted: 12 Sep 2022

Contract type: Freelance for 6 months 

Fee: £5000

Flexible working available. We are open to a wide range of locations and working patterns, please ask.

OKRE’s work as a charity and evidenced-based organisation is guided by our Theory of Change. A Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) framework and Evaluation Toolkit was developed to monitor and evaluate individual strands of activities, track progress towards achieving our outcomes, and support organisational learning.

The M&E Officer would lead on implementing this framework, working with the team to evaluate OKRE’s programmes and deliver high-quality reporting.


• Work closely with internal stakeholders to implement OKRE'S MERL framework / toolkit across its activities (including events, matchmaking, funding and communications).

• Establish internal quarterly reporting processes across the organisation.

• Deliver quality and consistency in the way OKRE collects, analyses and reports qualitative and quantitative data.

• Lead on the drafting of content for funder and charity reports

• Ensure that MERL is an integral part of the activity design stage and features in proposal development.

• Identify and establish ways for OKRE to enhance insights and learnings across its work.

Essential Requirements

• Demonstrable knowledge and practical experience of research and evaluation methods, tools and techniques.

• Skilled at identifying and applying appropriate methods for different stakeholder needs.

• Excellent written skills, with track record in report writing.

• Ability to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team

About You

• Collaborative, proactive and resourceful approach

• Calm and methodical approach to problem-solving

• Strong attention to detail

• Used to working to strict deadlines and on own initiative

• Excited to work for a new cross-sector start-up organisation

Apply Today!

To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter of no more than one page to [email protected]

Get to Know Us

OKRE: Opening Knowledge across Research & Entertainment is a new charity and unique, global hub of expertise bringing together research, entertainment and personal lived experience.

About OKRE

OKRE: Opening Knowledge across Research & Entertainment is a new charity and unique, global hub of expertise bringing together research, entertainment and personal lived experience.  Through facilitating better cross-sector collaboration, OKRE supports the creation of compelling content that expands our understanding of the world.

OKRE works with organisations including UKIE, UKRI, BBC, BFI, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Bond International, Cannes Festival, Counterpoints Arts, Science Entertainment Exchange and Think-Film Impact Production, and is supported by partners including Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Wellcome.

OKRE'S Four Strand of Work

•Research:  Bringing together a rich mix of expertise to improve understanding of how entertainment impacts on audiences and shapes perceptions and beliefs.

•Network:  A matchmaking service connecting experts from the fields of research, entertainment and the social impact sector, to inspire new ways of thinking.

• Events: A year-round programme of events focused on exchanging ideas and improving collaboration by bringing together researchers, content creators and those with a range of lived experiences. OKRE as a hub of content would also communicate aligned stakeholder events.

• Funding: providing time and space for the development of innovative cross-sector ideas and collaborations.


OKRE’s audiences are primarily professionals in entertainment, research and social impact. There is a public facing side to OKRE and an interest in maximising engagement to achieve our mission.

Research: organisations funding or undertaking research in science, social science, humanities and the arts.

Social impact: organisations whose primary focus is not research, but social impact and engagement related to research and direct lived experience. This includes charities, foundations, trusts, learned societies, museums and galleries. It also includes the corporate social responsibility departments of commercial organisations.

Entertainment: we work with those funding, representing and creating scripted, nonscripted & interactive content. This includes film, broadcast (live and streamed), games, immersive (AR/VR), podcasting, radio and social media original content.