Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Leader Non-profit Careers – Hope for Justice

Job
Title:            
 Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Team Leader
Organisation: Hope
for Justice
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Country Director
About US:
Hope for Justice
exists to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives
and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists
who believe freedom is worth the fight.
Job Summary:  The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Team
Leader will provide overall oversight of monitoring, evaluation and learning
(MEL) activities across Retrak-Hope for Justice Uganda’s projects and partners,
in order to measure the outcomes and impact of the work and inform
organisational learning and future practice. The incumbent will also hold
direct responsibility for MEL activities for special projects which have an
emphasis on learning and innovation through combining reintegration and
prevention of separation activities and generate learning and evidence to
inform future policy and practice. As a member of the Senior Management Team,
provide oversight, management and leadership of Retrak-Hope for Justice’s
services to vulnerable children and families in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and
Management of MEL activities
  • Oversee all MEL activities, design and manage the MEL team’s
    delivery of capacity building, monitoring data collection, analysis,
    evaluation and learning activities.
  • Work with the MEL team to ensure monthly compilation of accurate
    data and give analysis and presentation to aid decision-making at Uganda
    and HQ level for quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
  • Oversee collection of output and outcome level data. Work together
    with Programme Team Leader to maximise use of data in case management
    systems. Ensure accurate use of all monitoring tools including Most
    Significant Change stories, community mapping and household surveys.
  • Ensure new projects and donor proposal submissions have well
    thought-through MEL systems, including innovative methods to track outputs
    and outcomes.
  • Lead the planning & implementation of baseline, mid-term and
    final evaluations, in consultation with HQ MEL Manager.
  • Provide training and support to Retrak-Hope for Justice project and
    partner staff in collection tools and using monitoring data, and
    undertaking and building on evaluations.
Development of a
learning culture
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, encourage regular times
    of reflection and learning for all staff.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation findings are presented and
    discussed at regular staff meetings.
  • Work with Hope for Justice’s MEL Manager on the development and
    dissemination of Standard Operating Procedures and linked research
    projects.
  • Steer the design of pilot learning and research projects arising
    from various project outcomes.
  • Maintain an awareness of external research and learning projects and
    bring relevant reports or pieces of evidence to learning forums within
    Retrak-Hope for Justice’s projects and partners.
  • Seek ways to build the skills of critical reflection across
    Retrak-Hope for Justice’s projects and partners.
  • Build links with learning-oriented organisations, including
    universities and other NGOs, to explore opportunities for collaborative
    learning.
Coordination of and
participation in MEL activities for projects implemented in partnerships
  • Together with Retrak project managers and lead project partners,
    develop clear data collection tools to track outputs and outcomes of the
    project, especially for new activities.
  • Support project and partner staff to collect quality data by
    providing initial guidance, setting clear timeframes for collection,
    liaising with project managers and offering ongoing support on data
    collection tools.
  • Regularly quality-check data that has been collected, and feedback
    any areas of concern to the project managers and partner staff.
  • With project managers, review and analyse data to assess progress
    and aid decision-making, learning and impact evaluation and present to
    relevant staff and partners.
  • Provide the data for regular project updates to, and in responding
    to specific requests from, project staff, coalition staff and the wider
    Retrak-Hope for Justice staff.
  • Work closely with project managers and lead project partners, lead
    the implementation of learning activities and periodic evaluations.
SMT
  • Provide leadership and direction for Retrak-Hope for Justice Uganda
    consistent with the organisation’s Vision, Mission, and Values, supporting
    the development of plans and services that support Retrak-Hope for Justice
    Uganda’s aims and objectives.
  • Contribute to the design and development of new projects (concept
    notes and proposals) ensuring that the result frameworks and work plans
    are high quality and meet donor requirements and organisational standards.
  • Assist the Finance Manager to ensure effective management of
    financial resources to achieve outcomes
  • Manage and monitor organisational activities in order to ensure that
    Retrak-Hope for Justice Uganda fulfils donor contractual obligations and
    achieves its objectives.
  • Represent and develop Retrak-Hope for Justice’s interests through
    proactive management of positive relationships with key in-country service
    providers, clients, stakeholders, partners, governments and regulatory
    bodies.
  • Provide information to and report to the Executive Team of HQ as
    required.
General
  • Uphold and work within Retrak-Hope for Justice’s policies and
    procedures, including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child
    & Vulnerable Adult Protection policies.
  • Undertake all activities in line with Retrak-Hope for Justice’s core
    values of Honouring, Openness, Professional and Empowering, including
    promoting and advocating these to others.
  • Travel to Retrak-Hope for Justice field operations as and when
    required.
  • Undertake any other duties, as appropriate to the post, as delegated
    by the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in a relevant field, preferably
    statistics or IT, or in behavioural or social sciences
  • Significant experience of managing M&E activities within an NGO
    environment
  • Experience of establishing monitoring systems which capture both
    output and outcome level data
  • Experience of leading learning activities to ensure M&E
    information is utilised to improve service delivery
  • Experience of facilitating training and ongoing support to staff and
    partner staff in MEL activities
  • Experience of participating in senior management groups is desirable
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to child-friendly and participatory
    data collection, analysis and reporting
  • High level capacity in using both word-processing and spreadsheet
    computer software, as well as database and statistical packages, and
    strong capacity to write clear and relevant reports with a high level of
    English
  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills. Ability to work with
    children, families &communities from all backgrounds
  • Ability to manage, motivate, develop and inspire people to perform
    to their best ability.
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should Email (ONLY) a covering letter, CV
and completed Application
Form
to applications.ug@hopeforjustice.org with MEL Team Leader as the
subject line.
Deadline: 21st November 2018
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