NGO Jobs – Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (RMELO) at Right To Play (RTP)

Organisation: Right To Play (RTP)
Kampala, Uganda
Program Manager
Right To Play (RTP) is a global
organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower
children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, RTP helps over one
million children learn through play to create better futures, while driving
lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week. Founded in 2000 by
social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medallist Johann Olav Koss, RTP
is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national fundraising offices in
Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and
the United States. Regional offices are in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (RMELO) will
steer the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system across the region to
ensure that Right to Play contributes to a healthier and safer world through
sport and play by facilitating continuous organizational learning, providing
credible evidence and improving program effectiveness. The officer will offer technical
guidance and oversight for Regional Office colleagues, the Country Managers and
MELO including (Uganda, Tanzanian, Burundi, Mozambique & Ethiopia and
region-wide partners towards achieving this goal. The incumbent is a member of
the global MEL leadership and regularly communicate with the MEL team at Right
To Play HQ and with the broader Right To Play MEL community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Monitoring, Evaluation
capacity building and support 25%
  • Offer
    ongoing mentorship and support for MELOs in the respective countries.
  • Carries
    out periodic country technical assistance and audit trips to support and
    oversee the quality of data collection processes and data management
  • Manages
    regional ME trainings to enhance monitoring, evaluation and learning and
    information sharing of regional and partner’s staff and supports MELOs to
    design and implement trainings in respective countries.
  • Offers
    technical support to the regional and country offices on log frame
    development and measurement plans.
  • Contributes
    to Right To Play’s online M&E portal and other global organizational initiatives to
    share learning and best practices
2. Quality monitoring
processes and systems 25%
  • Works
    closely with the global MEL team to customize and implement the global ME
    framework within the region including data collection processes, tools and
  • Manages
    and supports the semi-annual outcomes monitoring process by: 1. providing
    technical support on the sampling, data collection and analysis processes,
    2. ensuring quality and accuracy of data, 3. coordinating and reviewing
    outcome reports, 4. developing a regional report that synthesizes key
    findings across the countries.
  • Ensures
    timely and accurate reporting of outputs by coordinating, analyzing,
    updating and maintaining the quarterly count system.
  • Oversees
    the regional implementation of the MEL database.
  • Plays
    a key role in the identification of innovations and improvements to
    enhance effectiveness of the RTP Global MEL framework and systems
3. Program learning, planning
and design: 25%
  • Manages
    the identification and the ongoing review of the key strategic learning
    questions for each country in the region and for the region as a whole.
  • Supports
    MELOs in integrating the learning questions into their measurement plans.
    Develops a regional strategy to ensure that the ME findings are shared and
    discussed and are informing programming decision-making
  • Supports
    country team and implementing partners in the reflection and documenting
    of findings, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Provides
    additional technical support as needed throughout the region during
    program planning, including log frame development and review,
    identification of indicators and performance targets, and development of
    project-specific measurement approaches.
  • Technically
    supports the development of proposals as needed.
4. Assessment, evaluation and
studies: 20%
  • Serves
    as principal evaluator for major baseline and needs assessment studies,
    while supporting country teams in routine needs assessments and baselines.
    Co-leads internal mid-term evaluations with RTP HQ ensuring: strong
    coordination of planning and logistics, relevant design and data collection
    techniques, comprehensive analysis, and wide-spread communication of
  • Supports
    external evaluations by informing the terms of reference, recruitment
    decisions, and methodology and draft report reviews.
  • Works
    closely with the Global MEL team in the planning and implementation of
    strategic learning studies and operational research studies
5. Others: Perform any other duties as assigned 5%
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Right to Play Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and
    Learning Officer (RMELO) must possess an advanced university degree in
    social sciences, development, or related field. Additional Training in
    Monitoring and Evaluation (e.g. university courses, workshops,
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience in international development and
    monitoring & evaluation, three years of practical experience in designing
    and leading field-based program/project monitoring, evaluations, and/or
    research studies.
  • Prior
    experience working with multiple countries/field offices and with
    headquarters is desired
  • Working
    knowledge of planning and implementing program monitoring and evaluation
    methodologies and frameworks.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of program design and implementation, including results-based
    management, use of log frames and key performance indicators, etc.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills for quantitative and qualitative data, knowledge of SPSS
    & Other Statistical Software.
  • Working
    knowledge of issues related to and approaches for development and
    humanitarian programming (e.g. health, education, community development,
    refugee and internally displaced populations, gender equality, inclusion,
    advocacy, etc.)
  • Excellent
    written and presentation skills in English, particularly related to
    presenting findings and writing M&E reports
  • Languages: Fluency in English language and local
    language(s). Knowledge of French has an advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated resumes and cover letters to: and kindly include “Regional Monitoring, evaluation &
Learning Officer- EASA RO” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate
your salary expectations in the cover letter.
Deadline: 4th January, 2016

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