Earn 59m annually as Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning Manager at Restless Development



Organisation: Restless Development
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager
Salary: UGX 59,531,686 Gross Annual

About US:
Restless Development is an international non-profit organization which is embarking on becoming the global banner carrier for youth-led development; demonstrating at the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and must play a lead role in development. Over the past five years, Restless Development has more than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and has been repeatedly cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development by the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and others.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning Manager will oversee the organisation’s monitoring, evaluation, and research agenda. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager will manage a team of four staff and, through the team, provide technical and capacity-building support in M&E to all programme units and the senior management team.
The incumbent will lead on provision of technical support to research being conducted by different units across the organisation. The jobholder will also manage all internal and external evaluations, and ensure that the evidence and learning generated is disseminated to internal and external audiences.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Management of monitoring and reporting systems (30%)
  • Design and oversee all project monitoring and reporting systems and tools in line with internal and external grant management requirements
  • Provide support to programme teams through coordination of data collection and analysis processes as required
  • Manage the development, support and maintenance of relevant programme databases
  • With support from the Senior Manager, lead bi-annual reviews of Restless Development Uganda’s programmes and performance against the national strategy
  • Oversee the compilation of the internal National Programme Reports for submission to the International Head Office in the UK
2. Personnel management and staff capacity-building: (25%)
  • Line and performance manage the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, serving as a role model at all times
  • Ensure organisational policy is adhered to by Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
  • Design and lead regular capacity-building initiatives across the organisation, ensuring that programme staff are able to use M&E systems to assess progress, identify challenges/opportunities and take action
  • Provide M&E guidance and expertise to the senior management team as required
3. Coordination of the organisation’s research and evaluation agenda: (20%)
  • Design and manage data collection, analysis and report writing processes for internal reviews/evaluations of programme and organisational performance
  • Provide support to the programme teams to design and lead participatory research initiatives
  • Manage the organisation’s research partnerships, including identifying new opportunities that align with the national strategy and continue to position the organisation as the “go to” on youth-led research
  • Act as the focal point for coordination of all external evaluations, including managing consultants as appropriate
4. Lead dissemination of evidence and learning to internal and external audiences: (20%)
  • Manage the monthly internal Programme Quality Group with a focus on ensuring learning is used to improve programme quality
  • Act as a the focal person for the International Head Office on the design, development and roll out of programme quality guides, standards and tools/approaches
  • Provide support to the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to report to existing donors and to develop new proposals, including design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Package and disseminate learning and evidence to raise profile and drive improved practice in youth development across the youth sector in Uganda
  • Represent Restless Development Uganda to donors, partners and other stakeholders as required
5. Other (5%): Other duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken in consultation with the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Restless Development Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning Manager job opportunity should hold a Graduate level qualification (Degree, Masters) in relevant field of study
  • At least three years’ experience in the development sector
  • At least three years’ experience in design of monitoring systems and tools
  • Previous experience in training and providing capacity-building support on M&E
  • Excellent data analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent report writing skills with experience preparing reports for donors and others
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent financial management skills, including experience of managing and reporting on budgets
  • Excellent IT skills, including experience with packages such as EpiInfo and SPSS
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Previous experience of participatory research with young people is desired
  • Previous work experience in Uganda is also desired
  • The applicant 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 organisation
  • Show personal commitment to the values of Restless Development

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed application, form, download here and send it to: ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the vacancy job title Uganda - Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning Manager.

Deadline: 17th February 2016 by 5:30 pm (East Africa Time)


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