Design Monitoring, Evaluations Learning and Accountability Manager Job Placement - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programs

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary: The Design Monitoring, Evaluations Learning and Accountability Manager will take leadership of our new strategy strategic objective 4; that focusses on learning and accountability and will take a lead on all Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluations and Research work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Organisational Strategy and Implementation (20%)     
  • Serve as a member of the Organisation’s Management Committee, upholding organisational values and acting as a role model at all time
  • Provide oversight and leadership ensuring that all elements of the Strategy are implemented to the expected standard.
  • Develop a set of programme quality and performance tools to underpin the quality and performance of our new strategy and train staff in their use
  • Working with the Programme team, ensure new mechanisms are in place for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting against our new strategy and programmes
  • Ensure that all elements of our work are achieving impact on a bigger scale than we can achieve on our own
  • Provide thought leadership through evidenced learning for the new strategy both programmatically and structurally
Monitoring and Reporting (30%)      
  • Ensure that all UYONET programmes have appropriate monitoring and reporting indicators and tools in place, in line with internal and l donor grant management requirements.
  • Build capacity of Programme team Unit in monthly monitoring, reporting and data (target) analysis as per requirements.
  • Develop and support maintenance of relevant electronic database for programmes and build capacity of the programme team in use and management.
  • Lead on the compilation of UYONET Donor Narrative and Technical Reports.
  • Lead on the compilation of the UYONET Quarterly and Monthly Reports.
  • Develop the Evidence Based Decision Making systems for all programmes and train the programme team on the technique.
  • Ensure that monitoring and reporting systems, including fieldwork, collection of reports and data entry, are correctly implemented by staff and volunteers.
  • Produce documents including case studies, study briefs, impact briefs for use by the team.
  • Support fundraising through report and proposal writing, logistical framework
Evaluations and Research (10%):
  • Lead in the management of independent and external evaluations, such as baseline, endline surveys, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Innovate in the measurement of the effectiveness of UYONET
  • programmes, including utilising external data and external evaluators.
  • Support the UYONET Management Committee to plan and implement evaluations of non-programme issues and system, including effectiveness of information, cost effectiveness, etc
  • Together with the Management Committee & Programme Unit design annual research plans
  • Lead research studies as and when required, including designing, budgeting, planning for data collection, analysis and report writing.
Programme Strategy informed by Evidence- Based Learning (15%) 
  • Develop appropriate logistical frameworks and indicators for all programmes
  • Plan and manage monthly Programme Quality workshops to ensure that evaluation and monitoring data informs programme implementation and development.
  • Ensure that programmes contribute to national and international strategies - including National Implementation Framework III National Youth Policy, etc
  • Support the programme team to appropriately format and disseminate programmes result and impact to programme stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, provincial, district and ward levels.
  • Ensure programmes reflect the operational standard, strategy and practices of UYONET.
Strategy and management (10%):
  • Serve as active member of the UYONET Management Committee:
  • Manage unit priorities through the development and regular review of unit operational plans and implementation calendars.
  • Ensure timely documentation and dissemination of key findings from monitoring, evaluation and research, presenting Monthly and Quarterly progress reports to the Management Committee.
  • Build and manage systems for sharing and learning within UYONET, including sharing external and internal information both within and outside the organisation.
  • Lead the programme component of strategic planning and reviews in coordination with the programme team and immediate stakeholders.
  • Develop annual budgets of Monitoring and Learning component activities, be the budget holder and monitor expenditure.
Human Resources Management and Capacity Building (10%):
  • Manage Monitoring & Learning staff through monthly meetings/updates, monitoring work, schedule workplans and review.
  • Support staff through entire performance management cycle with regular objective setting and review.
  • Build the capacity of the Management Committee in evidence based decision making and performance baseline management.
  • Design and implement appropriate training programmes and support systems for volunteers and staff to ensure understanding and quality implementation of monitoring, and research systems.
  • Serve as a role model-personally embodying UYONET mission and values, and strictly adhering to policies and procedures and ensuring other staff to do the same.
  • Other (5%): Other duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off can be taken.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Graduate degree (Masters preferable) in relevant field of study
  • At least five years’ experience in development sector.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation, including design of systems and tools, data analysis and report writing.
  • Previous experience in designing and leading, on specific research projects
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Excellent report writing skills particularly donor reporting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent IT skills, including relevant data management packages, including EpiInfo, SPSS, and others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous work experience in Uganda and national languages.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary development issues and trends in
  • M&E in the field of international development
  • Experience of performance managing people
  • Experience of managing multi-site research works
  • Experience in handling budgets and finances.
  • The individual must be results oriented, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • She/He must be able to ‘see beyond the data’ with a vision for the strategic contribution of M&E/L data to all facets of the organisation
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and be personally committed to UYONET missions and values

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to applications@uyonet.or.ug with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.


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