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Manager, Learning and Impact

Position: Manager, Learning and Impact,

Status: Full-time, indefinite

Reports to: Director, Learning and Impact

Supervises: Learning and Impact 

Language(s): English

Location: Remote, within Canada

Starting Salary Range: $87,000 – 100,000

Deadline for Applications: 23 June 2024, 11:59pm EDT


The Equality Fund is transforming the way that resources—and power—flow into the hands of women, girls and gender expansive people worldwide. Designed by feminists for feminists, it is a model for sustainably resourcing feminist movements everywhere, through global grantmaking, gender-lens investing, policy advocacy, and feminist philanthropy. Launched in 2019, the Equality Fund has committed $53 million to date and is supporting 650 organizations working in 90 countries globally.


Reporting to the Director, Learning and Impact, the Manager, Learning and Impact will lead and implement the Equality Fund’s (EF) grantmaking-specific Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategies. The Manager works horizontally with key business units to facilitate and lead the ongoing development of EF’s data collection, analysis, and reporting strategies. In addition to working with the global programs team on EF’s grantmaking MEL strategy, the Manager also works in collaboration with the Director of Learning and Impact to support the implementation of EF’s broader organization-wide MEL strategy.


Organization-wide Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • In collaboration with the Director, Learning and Impact, supports the implementation of EF’s organization-wide MEL plan, based on the MEL strategy; 
  • Advises on a range of feminist MEL methods and approaches, ie. outcomes harvesting, stories of most significant change;
  • Incorporates feminist expertise and approaches into all elements of EF MEL practices, ie. design MEL engagements which shift power to traditionally marginalized communities and voices
  • Participates in and contributes to a horizontal community of practice of learning and impact designing, testing and implementing the Equality Fund’s MEL strategy;
  • Supports knowledge building and learning projects related to understanding EF’s role, impact and contribution to change; 
  • Supports other program management and compliance processes as needed; and
  • Acts in accordance with our policies around nurturing a safe and respectful work environment; never engaging in harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form, or anything else contrary to our code of conduct.

Global Programs (Grantmaking) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Leads the implementation of global program’s MEL framework and the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive MEL system for multiple grantmaking streams;  
  • Leads grantmaking reporting to bilateral donors as well as inputs into EF’s annual organization report; 
  • In collaboration with the global programs team, leads the continuous improvement of EF’s data collection tools and data management processes; 
  • In collaboration with the global programs team, leads in the design and development of knowledge products showcasing the grantmaking program’s impact;
  • Fosters experimentation and the use of innovative methods (video and audio reporting, social media tracking) to collect quality monitoring information in non-traditional and less burdensome ways; 
  • Works with global programs staff to support grantee partners in documenting progress, lessons learned, and success stories about how women’s rights organizations are innovating at the grassroots level; 
  • Works closely with global programs staff to design monitoring and learning visits and disseminate findings both internally and externally;
  • Supports the annual reporting process for EF’s grantee partners, working with global programs team to assess progress based on grantee reporting;
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of collaborative initiatives to advance the ‘proof of concept’ of women’s funds and the effectiveness of their funding model;
  • Represents EF at meetings and conventions; and
  • Provides direction, support and feedback to the Officer, Learning and Impact; conducts weekly check-in meetings to discuss progress/challenges while strategizing, planning, executing, and celebrating accomplishments


  • Undergraduate degree in women’s studies, human rights, international development or related field, or equivalent experience. 
  • University-level academic or professional training in program monitoring and evaluation is considered an asset.  
  • At least five years of work experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning, at least one of which is in social justice, human rights, grantmaking or international development organization.
  • Strong understanding of feminist issues, advocacy, movement building challenges and/or funding environment facing women’s rights organizations in the global South
  • Demonstrated experience with feminist MEL approaches and methods for data collection and analysis 
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative data coding and analysis; experience with ImpactMapper or NVIVO is an asset  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in a second language (specifically Spanish or French) is highly valued
  • Demonstrated experience with donor reporting and strong report writing skills; experience in reporting to GAC is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively with team members, grantees, and other stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a diverse team and with communities from politically and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities, thrive in a fast paced and complex environment is essential
  • Flexible and adaptive, able to respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Commitment to anti-racist/ anti-oppressive practices
  • Commitment to the work and values of EF, in particular the values of gender equality and shifting traditional power systems
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards and ability to work with sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Commitment to the work and values of the Equality Fund, which include Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Intersectionality; Feminist Leadership; Accountability; and Radical Love
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, complex environment


  • Must be legally eligibility to work in Canada
  • Available to travel, up to 4-6 weeks per year.
  • Willing and able to work remotely on mostly computer-based work


  • We trust our talented team and are pleased to offer a flexible and virtual work environment.
  • We are driven by our values: anti-racism, anti-oppression, and intersectionality; feminist leadership; accountability; and radical love. We believe our values are realized through collaboration, a growth and learning mindset, emotional intelligence, diversity, authenticity, a global perspective, care, and building networks. We work to share power and create space for everyone to lead. 
  • Equality Fund is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which has no waiting period and includes 4 weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, parental leave top up, medical benefits, life insurance, Group RRSP, paid birthday off, and more.
  • Equality Fund is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and respectful workplace. We do not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation, or abuse of any form. We recognize that those behaviors are often rooted in abuse of power, which is contrary to EF’s mission to make a more equitable world for women, trans, and non-binary people. 
  • Equality Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We believe deeply in equality and value diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and positionalities, and are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. To let us know how we can make an accommodation or adjustment to facilitate the selection process and beyond, please reach out to


  • Equality Fund’s People, Equity, and Culture team will work with the hiring manager to do an initial screening of applicants. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role. This process takes about 1 week from the application deadline.
  • When there are many candidates who pass the initial screening, the People, Equity, and Culture team may conduct 15-30 minute phone screening calls.
  • The hiring committee will conduct first round interviews with selected candidates. Candidates will be sent the interview questions 48 hours in advance of their scheduled interview. Candidates are welcome, but not expected or required, to send any questions they have for the hiring committee in advance of the interview. These interviews usually occur 1-2 weeks after the application deadline. 
  • The hiring committee may conduct a second round of interviews, which may include an assignment.
  • The People, Equity, and Culture team will conduct reference checks for the candidate to whom they intend to extend an offer. This process usually takes about 1 week. 
  • The People, Equity, and Culture team will initiate a background check. This is intended to safeguard Equality Fund employees, grantees, and the organization. We recognize that some communities experience systemic over-policing. As such, only findings related to harassment, exploitation, coercion, sexual exploitation, fraud, abuse, or other findings specifically relevant to the duties of the role will be considered in relation to one’s eligibility for employment.
  • The People, Equity, and Culture team will send the selected candidate an Employment Agreement, which the candidate will have time to review and return.


Though we work to respond to all applicants, at times we may only be able to follow-up with those selected for an interview.