2 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Job Placements – Restless Development

Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Jinja and
Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator
 Salary: UGX 20,044,868/=
and UGX 18,709,177 /=
About US:
Restless Development (Uganda)
is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by young
people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and
development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive
lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three
core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic
participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will provide field MEL technical oversight and
leadership to support programme teams in the field to lead and drive the MEL
work and ensure the smooth running of all M&E systems, processes and
activities in their locations in liaison with and update of MEL team at the
head office. He/she will lead on developing and updating monitoring, evaluation
and reporting systems, including tool design, data collection, report writing,
packaging and disseminating results for internal and external use and
audiences. He/she will support reporting and planning functions of the organisation
for the programme with programme teams, volunteers and ensure effective
management of all project databases and associated products.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the design and
implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems 40%
Working closely with the Monitoring and
Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Support develop an M&E Plan and
    strategy for the project
  • Support program design, development and
    review of all monitoring and reporting function, systems and tools for the
  • Support area programme team to utilise
    planning, monitoring and reporting tools to capture information across
    programme indicators
  • Support the development of performance
    frameworks and tools used by different stakeholders and ensure consistency
    with the definition and methodology of collection by keeping an M&E
    analysis plan for each indicator.
  • Support Design M&E guidelines and
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the project as aligned to the
    national and International Frameworks, work plans and ensure compliance
    across the entire project process in liaison with the M&E Unit at Head
  • Support the programme team to Manage
    (record/capture, analyse, report, disseminate and safely store) project
  • Design and lead training and other capacity
    building initiatives on monitoring and reporting systems for staff and
    volunteers in liaison with the M&E unit at Head office.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual
    M&E project reports as per organisational and donor requirements and
    guidelines such as Key Performance Indicator reports showing progress
    against each indicator, Support & Supervision (S&S) Project
    efficiency reports, Monthly Progress Reports (PMPRs), quarterly National
    Progress Reports(NPRs, Pre & Post Training Reports, and KAP (Knowledge
    Attitude and Practices) Surveys to support donor reporting requirements at
    all times (monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports)
  • Conduct data analysis, reviews,
    validation and data use workshops periodically in line with studies
    conducted as agreed with the Programme Coordinator and MEL Coordinator.
  • Conduct Quarterly Data Quality Assurance
    (DQA) for the project in collaboration with program staff and M&E Unit
    at Head Office.
Support the Packaging and
dissemination of learning 20%
  • Working closely with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Oversee analysis of monitoring and
    reporting data and produce reports for timely dissemination to internal
    and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to multi-stakeholder review
    meetings and other internal and external fora to disseminate programme
    results and learning
  • Prepare internal and external project
    MEL reports as required
  • Document lessons learnt, best practices
    and impact from area project for learning within, across and outside
    Restless Development.
  • Ensure learning generated is shared and
    disseminated within Restless Development and to other development
    stakeholder’s different fora outside organisation
  • Document case studies (Monthly) and Most
    Significant Change Stories (MSCs) on a quarterly and bi-annual basis
    highlighting programme success and lead in the participatory review and
    selection of the MSCs.
  • Develop Impact Briefs from Project
    studies conducted for internal and external sharing
  • Contribute to documenting evidence on
    the organisation’s learning questions and agenda throughout the project’s
    implementation process
  • Participate in learning spaces created
    by the organisation
Support evaluation activities
  • Working closely with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Support the design and implementation of
    evaluation studies and processes i.e. baseline and end line surveys, while
    working closely with the programme team, M&E Unit at head office or
    consultants in cases where they will be contracted.
  • Recruit, train and deploy data
    collectors and entrants
  • Oversee the implementation programme
    evaluations and develop the design and tools for the process.
  • Design and lead trainings and other
    capacity building initiatives on monitoring, evaluation and learning for
    staff, partners and volunteers involved in programme implementation.
  • Perform and ensure quality assurance of
    programme systems and interventions
Manage data storage systems
  • Working closely with the Monitoring and
    Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Support design systems for data capture,
    management and maintenance
  • Ensure functionality of data systems
  • Support the programme teams in
    documentation and filing of all programme data using both on and offline
  • Establish and regularly update programme
    people reached databases clearly showing the programme reach across the
    target population and categories
  • Conduct data verification, validation
    and quality assurance in line with organisational and donor requirements
    on monthly bases
  • Provide monthly status reports drawing
    on data captured as per organisational and donor requirements
Other 5%
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally
    working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Restless
    Development Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job opportunity must
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Statistics, Population and
    Demography, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social development,
    Social Work and Social Administration, Governance and Social
    Accountability, Civic Engagement or any other related field of study.
  • Post graduate Diploma in M&E is an
    added advantage
  • Post Graduate training in data
    management and statistical data analysis software and packages is an
  • Any other training in livelihoods,
    sexual reproductive health, civic participation/engagement and conflict
    sensitivity programming is essential
  • Three years of experience in the
    governance development sector, youth sector with bias on monitoring,
    evaluation and learning (e.g. data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis,
  • Experience in use and application of
    monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems and tools,
    including both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Operational understanding of development
    issues, particularly in relation to youth, governance and social
    accountability, civic participation and civic engagement
  • Excellent Data Management and Management
    Information Systems skills, including database design and maintenance,
    Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word processing.
  • Well versed and conversant with IT and
    internet based communications and sharing platforms like google drive,
    Email, Skype and social media.
  • Excellent written and verbal
    communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and a
    sound, methodological approach to financial management for M&E
  • Experience in working with other
    administrative and financial systems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and
    ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong team player who is self-driven
    and able to balance work under own initiative and that of team mates
  • Excellent interaction and interpersonal
  • Willingness to travel to project areas
    as required for monitoring visits
  • Willing to work in rural area project
  • Highly adaptable to rural area project
  • A strong personal commitment to the
    values of Restless Development
  • Able to work under pressure environments
    on some occasions
  • Experience in training others in
    monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques
  • Experience with relevant software packages
    such as Epi Info, Excel and SPSS
  • Experience of supporting youth
    volunteering programmes
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating
    governance and accountability, civic education programs
  • The individual must be results oriented,
    highly self-motivated, have demonstrated analytical skills and be
    comfortable with a rapidly changing environment.
  • The successful individual will also be
    able to establish strong working relationships with staff in Uganda and
  • The successful candidate will be personally
    committed to Restless Development Uganda’s mission and values.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join Restless Development in the
aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
, and send it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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