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

Job Title:        Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Manager

Organization: Restless

Duty Station: Kampala,

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 28th July 2019

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