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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager NGO Jobs - Restless Development (Salary 77m annually)

Organization: Restless Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX 77,223,549 gross annual and 6% housing allowance
Reports to: Head of Programmes and Partnerships

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:  Restless Development Uganda is seeking to recruit a talented individual to lead the organisation's monitoring, evaluation, and learning agenda. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will oversee a team of four staff and, through the team, providing technical and capacity-building support in M&E to all programme units and the Leadership team. They will oversee all internal and external evaluations, and ensure that the evidence and learning generated is used for designing and adapting our programmes to bring transformative change in Uganda, and sharing our impact and learnings on our Restless Development Model with partners and the sector to ensure scale and sustainability

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Delivering and disseminating Evaluation and Learning products to internal and external audiences (40%)
  • Package and disseminate learning and evidence from Restless Development Uganda's programmes to drive improved practice in youth development across the youth sector in Uganda
  • Ensure MEL plans for all the programmes are in line with the Programme Quality Framework and MEL framework as well as Donor requirements
  • Ensure the MEL team, working with the Programmes teams, delivers the MEL plans
  • Ensure evaluations and learning papers are high quality and can be used by multiple sources - Restless, donors and partners
  • Ensure in-depth evaluations are accompanied by impact briefs to share the key highlights.
  • Act as the focal point for coordination of all external evaluations, including managing consultants as appropriate
  • Lead the monthly internal Programme Quality Group with a focus on ensuring learning is used to improve programme quality
  • Act as the focal person on the design, development and roll out of programme quality guides, standards and tools/approaches
  • Support the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to report to existing donors and to develop new proposals, including design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Represent Restless Development Uganda to donors, partners and other stakeholders as required
Oversight of monitoring and reporting systems (20%)
  • Oversee development, support and maintenance of relevant programme databases
  • Support programme teams through coordination of data collection and analysis processes.
  • With support from the Leadership Team, lead bi-annual reviews of Restless Development Uganda's programmes and performance against the national strategy.
  • Design and oversee all project monitoring and reporting systems and tools in line with internal and external grant management requirements
  • Lead compilation of the internal National Programme Reports for submission to the International Head Office in the UK
  • Perform data quality checks for all internal and external reports in line with reporting guidelines and donor requirements.
Manage the MEL team (20%)
  • Develop clear unit plans
  • Work with the MEL team to develop clear roles, responsibilities and work plans for unit members.
  • Line and performance manage the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, serving as a role model at all  times
  • Ensure organizational policy is adhered to by MEL Unit
  • Design and lead regular capacity-building initiatives across the organization, 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
  • Design and oversee data collection, analysis and report writing processes for internal
  • Reviews evaluations of programme and organizational performance Leadership (10%)
  • Mentor MEL team to deliver their areas of work to a high standard
  • In collaboration with Head of Programmes and Partnerships, ensure learning across the Programmes are shared with the Leadership team to support decision making
  • Be an effective member of the Leadership team working with other Managers, Head of Restless Development Uganda, Head of Programmes and Partnerships and Hub Director, including reparing unit papers for the Leadership team meetings
Other (10%)
  • Other duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager should hold graduate degree in a relevant field of study.
  • At least three years’ experience in the development sector
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in-design of monitoring systems and tools.
  • 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
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent financial management skills, including experience of managing and reporting on budgets
  • IT skills, including experience with packages such as Epilnfo and SPSS
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of participatory research with young people
  • Previous work experience in Uganda.
  • Leads from the front and communicating in a straight forward, truthful and candid way
  • Ensures people and teams are resourced for success, plans and acts transparently, creates awareness of substantive opportunities and risks, enables individual growth and responsibility holds staff accountable, recognizes and rewards success empowers the team to identify and solve problems; ewards individuals initiatives that goes beyond expectations Champions a culture of empowerment

NB: Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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 here, and send it to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 28th July 2019

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