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

Organisation: Restless
Funding Source: European
Reports to: Programme
Gross annual salary: UGX
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Lead monitoring and
reporting systems 40%:
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%
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
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
  • Excellent
    IT skills, including Excel and Word
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent
    organisational skills and a sound, methodological approach to financial
  • 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
  • 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
, to
Please note we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes or covering letters
Deadline: 28 November 2014
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