NGO Jobs – Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at Right To Play

Organization: Right To Play
Reports
to:
Deputy Regional
Director
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
but with a regional remit
About
Right to Play:
Right To Play is a global
organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower
children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play
helps one million children weekly in more than 20 countries to build essential
life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in
2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav
Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national
offices in Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom,
the United States and regional offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and
Latin America. Our programs are facilitated by more than 600 international
staff and 13,500 volunteer Coaches. The EASA Region includes Uganda, Tanzania,
Mozambique, Sudan (South), Ethiopia, and Burundi with a small program in Kenya.
Operating over this extensive footprint, Right To Play is seeking a Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning professional to strengthen the M&E function
throughout the Region and support the line management in developing, adapting
and implementing the best M&E practices in line with the organization’s
culture and values.
Job
Summary:
As part of the
Regional Leadership team, the RMEO will be part of a Regional Technical and
Advisory Team that supports the Country Office (CO) managers, M&E Officers,
and partners to continuously strengthen a culture and practice of monitoring
and evaluation for continuous improvement. The Regional Monitoring &
Evaluation Officer (RMEO) will provide technical leadership and support all
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) activities in the East
and Southern Africa Region of Right To Play (RTP).
Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Quality Monitoring
Systems (% of Time: 40%):
·        
Ensure
timely and accurate reporting of outputs by updating and maintaining the
Quarterly Count system; analyzing regional data, and sharing regular regional
dashboard reports
·        
 Conduct periodic country technical assistance
trips to support and oversee the quality of data collection processes and data
management systems
·        
Lead
the regional implementation of the M&E database, which encompasses key
organizational outputs
·        
Work
in collaboration with the global M&E team to develop and customize data
collection tools
·        
Oversee
and support the semi-annual outcomes monitoring process by: 1) providing
technical support on the sampling, data collection, and analysis processes, 2)
coordinating, analyzing, and reviewing all country outcome reports, 3)
developing a regional report that synthesizes key findings across the countries
·        
Identify
innovations and improvements to enhance effectiveness of the Right To Play
Global M&E framework and systems
2. Program Learning, Planning
and Design (% of Time: 25%):
  • ·        
    Inform
    continuous program improvement by integrating recommendations from key M&E
    practices into regional program planning and design dialogues and initiatives.
  • ·        
    Collaborate
    with the EASA team to foster an authentic learning community: identifying key
    items for a EASA-wide learning agenda, and ensuring opportunities for program
    teams to reflect on key learning from core M&E practices
  • ·        
    Assist
    country staff and partners to reflect on and document lessons learned and best
    practices.

3.
Evaluations and Studies (% of Time: 20%):
·        
Serve
as principal evaluator for major baseline and needs assessment studies, while
supporting country teams in routine needs assessments and baselines.
·        
Co-lead
internal mid-term evaluations with Right To Play Headquarters, ensuring: strong
coordination, relevant design and data collection techniques, comprehensive
analysis, and wide-spread communication of results
·        
Support
external evaluations by informing the terms of reference, recruitment
decisions, and methodology and draft report reviews
·        
Contribute
to operational research studies, focused in on key measures of process,
outputs, and quality
4. M&E Capacity
Building and Support (% of Time: 15%):
  • ·        
    Provide
    ongoing mentorship and support for M&E officers in Right To Play East and
    Southern African countries.
  • ·        
    Lead
    regional M&E trainings with country program and M&E staff/partners to enhance
    monitoring, learning and information sharing.
  • ·        
    Support
    EASA Country M&E officers to design and implement trainings with staff and
    partners at the country level to enhance monitoring, learning and information
    sharing.
  • ·        
    Provide
    technical support to the regional and country offices on log frame development,
    and measurement plans.
  • ·        
    Regularly
    update the online M&E website and other global organizational initiatives
    to share learning and best practice

Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:
  • ·        
    Bachelors
    degree in social sciences, international development, or related fields
  • Applied training in evaluation methodologies and analysis
  • ·        
    Masters
    degree in international development, community development, public policy,
    business administration or related field
  • ·        
    2 to
    4 years practical experience developing and implementing monitoring and
    evaluation systems
  • ·        
    1 to
    2 years practical experience working in child/youth development progress in a
    similar context
  • ·        
    Experience
    developing and implementing results based management
  • ·        
    Strong
    written communication and presentation skills, presenting evaluation findings
    through a variety of mediums—reports, dashboards, webinars
  • ·        
    Fluency
    in English (written and verbal)
  • ·        
    Experience
    designing and leading evaluation or research studies
  • ·        
    Expertise
    and experience in training and capacity building
  • ·        
    Substantial
    experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes for NGO
    programs (preferably with experience in CIDA, USAID and other government-funded
    projects).
  • ·        
     A background in program evaluation
    methodologies
  • ·        
     A strong working knowledge of issues related
    to development and humanitarian programming (sport for development, health,
    education, community development, refugee and internally displaced populations,
    gender equity, inclusion and advocacy).
  • ·        
    Technical
    skills
  • ·        
     Strong Microsoft Office skills
  •  Proficiency in quantitative and
    qualitative research methodology
  •  Strong statistical and quantitative
    analysis skills, including application of SPSS

Qualifications, Skills &
Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in social sciences,
    international development, or related fields
  • Applied
    training in evaluation methodologies and analysis
  • Masters degree in international development,
    community development, public policy, business administration or related
    field
  • 2 to 4 years practical experience
    developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems
  • 1
    to 2 years practical experience working in child/youth development progress
    in a similar context
  • Experience
    developing and implementing results based management
  • Strong
    written communication and presentation skills, presenting evaluation
    findings through a variety of mediums—reports, dashboards, webinars
  • Fluency
    in English (written and verbal)
  • Experience designing and leading
    evaluation or research studies
  • Expertise
    and experience in training and capacity building

Personal
Competencies:
  • ·        
    Advanced
    interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • ·        
    Strong
    analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically and the
    ability to translate this into practical and feasible operational program
    planning both in written and verbal formats
  • ·        
    Cross-cultural
    sensitivity and experience working with a variety of stakeholders.

How to apply:

If you are interested in
applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
easarecruitment@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Regional
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-EASA” and your full name in the subject line.
Please indicate your salary
expectations in the cover letter.
While we thank all
applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted.
Right To Play is a
child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect
our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.
To learn more about who we
are and what we do, please visit our website at 
www.righttoplay.com.
Deadline:
15th May 2013
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