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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Career Jobs - Restless Development

Organisation: Restless Development
Project Name: Big Idea Programme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Gross Annual: UGX 16,705,235

About US:
Restless Development is the global leader in youth-led development. Our award winning youth-led approach reaches over 450,000 young people weekly across 8 countries in Africa and Asia, and engages 350 youth organization from around the world. Since 1985, we have demonstrated that young people are critical actors in the development, and can drive positive change at local, national and international levels in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, livelihoods and civic participation. Our model is bottom up and holistic, focusing on individual leadership change amongst young people as well as systematic changes in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for youth-led development.

About Big Idea Programme:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing an exciting youth-led advocacy, research and accountability initiative, implemented in partnership with a major development agency. The programme will promote youth-led social accountability by improving young people’s leadership, life-skills, technical knowledge on civic issues, policy, advocacy and research, so that they are better prepared to actively engage with their leaders. The programme will also see the creation of District Youth Working Groups to strengthen platforms for young people to voice their concerns, lead advocacy and accountability efforts, and meaning fully engage with district leaders. In total, the programme will be implemented in 10 districts of Uganda: Moroto, Napak, Kotido and Nakapiripirit Districts in northeastern Uganda; Gulu, Nwoya, Pader and Abim Districts of northern Uganda; and Kamuli and Iganga Districts in the East.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will coordinate all M & E activities in the 10 project districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Lead planning, monitoring and reporting systems: 40%
·         Develop M&E plan and strategy for the project
·         The incumbent will assess the information requirements for the project and lead on design development and review of all monitoring and reporting functions, systems and tools for the project
·         Support programme team to utilize planning, monitoring and reporting tools to capture information across programme indicators
·         Take lead in the development of performance frameworks and tools used by different stakeholders and ensure consistency with the definition and methodology of data collection by keeping an M&E analysis plan for each indicator
·         The jobholder will design M&E guidelines and standard operating procedures for the project as aligned to the programme compendium and ensure compliance across the entire project process in liaison with M&E office at head office
·         Support the programme team to manage (record, analyse, report, disseminate and safely store) project data
·         Design and lead training and other capacity building initiatives on monitoring and reporting systems for staff and volunteers
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual M&E project reports as per organization and donor reporting requirements and guidelines
·         Carry out performance reviews, validation and data use workshops periodically as agreed with line manager
·         Conduct quarterly data quality assurance (DQA) for the project in collaboration with project staff and M&E unit
Package and disseminate learning: 20%
·         Oversee analysis of monitoring and reporting data and produce reports for timely dissemination to internal and external stakeholders
·         Prepare internal and external reports as required
·         Organize multi stakeholders review meetings and other internal and external fora to disseminate programme results and learning
·         Document lessons, best practices and impact from project learning within and across Restless Development
·         Ensure learning is shared and disseminated between Restless Development and key project stakeholders
·         Document case studies (monthly) and most significant stories of change (MSCs) on a quarterly and bi-annual basis highlighting programme success and lead in the participatory review and selection MSCs
Lead programme research and evaluation activities: 20%
·         Steer the design and implementation of market assessments, baseline and end line surveys, midterm review while working closely with programme team
·         Support youth-led research initiatives as part of the programme cycle
·         Manage the programme mid-term and final evaluations
·         Design and lead training and other capacity building initiatives on monitoring and reporting systems for staff and volunteers
·         Perform and ensure quality assurance of programme systems and interventions
Manage programme data storage systems: 15%
·         Manage programme teams in documentation and filling of all programme data using both on and offline systems
·         Establish and regularly update programme database clearly showing the project reach across target population
·         Conduct data verification and quality assurance in line with organizational and donor requirements
·         Provide reports drawing on data captured as per organizational and donor requirement
Other Duties as Required 5%: Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal applicant for the Restless Development Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the field of statistic, Demography, development studies, Social Sciences, social development, social work and social administration
·         Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in M&E is an added advantage
·         Post graduate training in statistical data analysis software and packages is an added advantage
·         Any other training in civic engagement and social accountability is an added advantage.
·         A minimum of three years’ experience in the development sector, including Research monitoring, evaluation and learning (e.g. data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis and reporting)
·         Previous experience in facilitating training in Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques is desired
·         Prior experience with relevant software packages such as Epi Info, SPP and STATA is an added advantage
·         Prior experience in supporting volunteer programme is also desired
·         Previous experience in developing and maintaining administrative and financial systems
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative methods
·         Excellent understanding of development issues, particularly in relation to social accountability
·         Excellent IT skills, including database design and maintenance, Excel, Access, Power point and word
·         Well-versed with IT and internet-based communications and sharing platforms like google drive, email, skype and social media
·         Excellent organizational skills and a sound, methodological approach to financial management
·         Excellent problem solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
·         Strong team player able to work under own initiative and that of teammates
·         Excellent interaction and interpersonal skills
·         Willingness to travel to project areas as required for monitoring visits
·         Willingness to work in rural project areas as required for monitoring visits
·         A strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development
·         The individual must be results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
·         The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organization and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled application form, download here, to Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 26th August, 2016

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