Knowledge and Learning Manager NGO Jobs – Youth Challenge International (YCI) Salary 4.7m


Job Title:          Knowledge and Learning Manager

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Contract Length: 1 year, renewable

4,710,700 UGX/month

Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week

Start Date: As soon as possible


About Youth Challenge
International (YCI)

YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes
youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create
market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and
prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change
in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we
are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is
rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and
market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come
together to shape a better future for youth around the world.


HerStart: Innovate the Future

HerStart: Innovate the Future is an initiative developed by Youth
Challenge International to foster and create innovative solutions for a more
equitable and prosperous economy within Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.  The program includes training and support for
aspiring entrepreneurs in social enterprise, gender responsive business
planning, the measurement of social impact, and access to finance. Canadian
volunteers will be engaged in providing human capital support for activities
through on-site placements and capacity building initiatives with partner
organizations. Additionally, an entrepreneurial ecosystem will be catalyzed to
identify and reduce gendered barriers, which will foster more enabling
environments for young female entrepreneurs. This funding mechanism will also
provide programmatic support for organizations to more effectively deliver
gender-responsive activities that drive sustainable business ventures.


Job Summary:  Reporting
to the Project Lead, the Knowledge and Learning Manager will play a leadership
role in the implementation of HerStart: Innovate the Future’s Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in Uganda to ensure that
relevant program knowledge will be gathered, shared and actioned upon through a
dynamic knowledge management system. The Knowledge and Learning Manager will
use learning strategies and informational, organizational and technical skills
to implement and continually enhance systems for tracking and managing
knowledge – both to improve operations and outputs in Uganda, as well as
enhance program effectiveness globally.


We are seeking a passionate, skilled, and creative candidate to deliver
exceptional results.  We are looking for
people to join our team who believe in youth as powerful agents of change and
are passionate about contributing to women’s empowerment through the
advancement of both national and global gender equality agendas.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Lead the adaptation
and implementation of the overall HerStart: Innovate the Future MEAL strategy
at the country level in close collaboration with YCI Headquarters staff and key
project stakeholders (such as volunteers, sub-contractors and partners); Ensure
rigorous data quality control through proactive, participatory monitoring
approaches; Contribute to the development of the knowledge management system,
including supporting the design of context appropriate tools, resources and
activities to capture both qualitative and quantitative data; Drive the effective
management of project reporting at the country level, including the collection
of project results and performance reports, and other briefings, summaries and
presentations for various audiences as needed; Ensure that knowledge about the
project’s achievements is well documented and shared with the appropriate

Identify, document
and share best practice, lessons learned and trends in the youth and women’s
livelihoods sector to ensure program relevance and effectiveness; Coordinate
the consolidation of evidence and learning from program evaluations to identify
best practices and lesson learned across the YCI network; Collaborate with YCI
volunteers, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the integration of program
learnings across all facets of program delivery; Inform HerStart communications
initiatives with high level summaries, stories and consolidated data.

Ensure sufficient
onboarding of relevant staff and volunteers on the efficient use of MEAL
systems and provide ongoing coaching/support; Provide technical assistance,
training and ongoing support to partners on the efficient use of the YCI
project monitoring and reporting system and application of findings; Establish
and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project
staff, partners and sector stakeholders, providing technical support as needed.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

You are
a self-starter with 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience
in participatory knowledge management systems with a successful track record in
designing, managing, implementing and monitoring MEAL strategies and systems
for program tracking and improvement;

You are
passionate about investing in women and youth livelihoods and inspired by the
possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship ;

You are
talented at designing user-friendly data collection tools, conducting high
quality qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and writing summary reports
and presentations;

You have
a proven ability to manage and provide training and support on MEAL processes
to relevant project stakeholders;

demonstrate an integrated understanding of the principles of gender equality
and the empowerment of girls, including a familiarity with the socio-economic
profile of young women in Uganda;

Youare an effective communicator with excellentwritten and verbalEnglish proficiency and you are a permanent
resident or a Citizen of Uganda.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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