European Union Project Careers – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Restless Development

Organisation: Restless
Development
Funding Source: European
Union
Reports to: Programme
Coordinator
Gross annual salary: UGX
12,195,936
Duty Station: Uganda
About Restless:
Restless Development is taking
up the position of global banner carrier for youth-led development;
demonstrating at the grassroots and policy levels that young people can and
must play a lead role in development. Over the past five years Restless
Development has more than tripled the size of its budgets and programmes, and
has been repeatedly cited as a model of best practice in youth-led development
by the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF and others.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will offer technical support to ensure the
smooth running of all monitoring and evaluation systems in our Kotido office.
He/she will lead on developing and updating monitoring, evaluation and
reporting systems, including packaging and disseminating data generated for
internal and external audiences. He/she will oversee the project’s research, evaluation
and learning activities and ensure effective management of all project
databases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Lead monitoring and
reporting systems 40%:
Working
closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • In
    charge of developing an M&E strategy for the project
  • Assess
    the information requirements for the project and lead on design,
    development and review of all monitoring and reporting systems and tools
    for the project
  • Actively
    support programme team to utilise monitoring and reporting tools to
    capture information across programme indicators
  • Steer
    the development of performance frameworks used by different stakeholders
    and ensure consistency with the definition and methodology of collection
    by keeping an M&E plan for each indicator.
  • Design
    M&E guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the
    project as aligned to the national compendium and ensure compliance
  • Support
    the programme team to record and analyse project data
  • Design
    and lead training and other capacity building initiatives on monitoring
    and reporting systems for staff and volunteers
  • Prepare
    quarterly and annual M&E project reports such as Key Performance
    Indicator reports showing progress against each indicator, efficiency
    reports, and support donor reporting requirements at all times (monthly,
    quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports)
  • Carry
    out performance reviews and data use workshops periodically as agreed by
    the line manager
  • Conduct
    Quarterly Data Quality Assurance (DQA) for the project in collaboration
    with program staff
2. Package and disseminate
learning: 20%:
Working closely
with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Manage
    the analysis of monitoring and reporting data and produce reports for
    timely dissemination to internal and external stakeholders
  • Organise
    multi-stakeholder review meetings and other internal and external fora to
    disseminate programme results and learning
  • Prepare
    internal and external reports as required
  • Ensure
    learning is shared between Restless Development and UGAPRIVI at different
    foras within and outside the organization
  • Document
    case studies (Monthly) and Most Significant change Stories (MSCs) on a
    bi-annual basis highlighting programme success and lead the participatory
    review of the MSCs
3. Lead research and
evaluation activities: 20%
Working
closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Steer
    the design and implementation of market assessment, baseline and end line
    surveys, midterm review while working closely with the programme team
  • Support
    youth-led research initiatives as part of the programme cycle
  • Manage
    the programme mid-term and final evaluations
  • Design
    and lead training and other capacity building initiatives on monitoring
    and reporting systems for staff and volunteers
4. Manage data storage systems
15%:
Working closely with the
Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Head Office:
  • Assist
    the programme team in documentation and filing of all programme data using
    both on and offline systems
  • Establish
    and regularly update programme databases clearly showing the project reach
    across target population
  • Compile
    and submit reports drawing on data captured as required
5. Other 5%: Other duties as required. Occasionally
working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a degree in the field of Statistics,
    Demography, SWASA, or any other relevant field of study.
  • Post
    graduate Diploma in M&E is an added advantage
  • Any
    other training in livelihood is essential
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in the development sector,
    including Research monitoring, evaluation and learning (e.g. data
    collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, reporting)
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of monitoring and reporting systems and tools,
    including both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Excellent
    understanding of development issues, particularly in relation to youth
    livelihoods and employment, sexual reproductive health, and civic
    engagement
  • Excellent
    IT skills, including Excel and Word
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent
    organisational skills and a sound, methodological approach to financial
    management
  • Past
    exposure and experience in developing and maintaining administrative and
    financial systems
  • Excellent
    problem-solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
  • Strong
    team player able to work under own initiative
  • Willingness
    to travel to rural areas as required for monitoring visits
  • A
    strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development
  • Past
    experience in training others in monitoring and evaluation tools and
    techniques is desired
  • Precious
    experience with relevant software packages such as Epi Info, Excel and
    SPSS is advantageous
  • Past
    exposure and experience of supporting youth volunteering programmes is
    also desired
  • Past
    experience in monitoring and evaluating livelihood programs will be highly
    advantageous
  • The
    individual must be results orientated, highly self-motivated and have
    demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The
    successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part
    of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and be personally
    committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send a completed application form, download
here
, to ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org.
NB:
Please note we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes or covering letters
Deadline: 28 November 2014
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