Earn over 4.5m Monthly as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Leader at Retrak

Organisation: Retrak
Duty
Station:
  Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Country Director
Salary: UGX
4,583,000 (gross) per month
About
US:
Retrak
reaches out to the children who have been forgotten by their communities,
children who have no one else to turn to. Their work and research provides a
beginning-to-end approach for street children and the wider-community that
improves their lives. Retrak supports these amazing children as they
reintegrate back into their families and communities back to being children
again.
Job
Summary:
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team Leader will provide
overall oversight of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, across
Retrak Uganda’s projects and partners, in order to measure the outcomes and
impact of Retrak’s work and inform organisational learning and future practice.
The incumbent will hold direct responsibility for MEL activities for special
projects which have an emphasis on learning and innovation through combining
reintegration and prevention of separation activities and generate learning and
evidence to inform future policy and practice. As a member of the Senior
Management Team, provide oversight, management and leadership of Retrak’s
services to street children and families in Uganda.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Management of MEL activities:
·        
Manage all MEL activities through the management
and supervision of the MEL team’s delivery of capacity building, monitoring
data collection, analysis and sharing, and evaluation and learning activities.
·        
Manage the collection of outcome level data,
working together with Programme Team Leader to maximise use of data in case
management system for monitoring purposes, as well as implementing the use of
other tools such as Most Significant Change stories, community mapping and
household surveys.
·        
Work in liaison with M&E Managers and Officers
to ensure monthly compilation of data and analysis and presentation to aid
decision-making.
·        
Guide regular analysis and use of outcome data,
including through qualitative means.
·        
Oversee the planning and implementation of
baseline, mid-term and final evaluations, in consultation with Retrak’s
Monitoring and Research Advisor.
·        
Ensure new projects have well thought through MEL
systems, including innovative methods to track outcomes.
·        
Provide training and support to Retrak’s project
and partner staff in collecting and using monitoring data, and undertaking and
building on evaluations.
2. Development of a learning culture:
·        
Work closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT)
to encourage regular times of reflection and learning for all staff.
·        
Ensure monitoring and evaluation findings are
presented and discussed at regular staff meetings.
·        
Maintain an awareness of external research and
learning projects and bring relevant reports or pieces of evidence to learning
forums within Retrak’s projects and partners.
·        
Work closely with Retrak’s Monitoring and Research
Advisor on the development and dissemination of Standard Operating Procedures
and linked research projects
·        
Seek ways to build the skills of critical
reflection across Retrak’s projects and partners.
·        
Build links with learning-oriented organisations,
including universities and other NGOs, to explore opportunities for
collaborative learning.
3. Coordination of and participation in
MEL activities for special projects and partnerships (initially USAID (DOVCU
and FARE) and Comic Relief funded projects)
·        
Work closely with lead project partners (such as
ChildFund and AVSI), develop a clear set of data collection tools to track
outputs and outcomes of the project, especially for new activities (such as
support to remand centres, self-help groups, community education etc).
·        
Support project and partner staff to collect
quality data by providing initial guidance, setting clear timeframes for
collection, liaising with project managers and offering ongoing support on data
collection tools.
·        
Ensure data is entered into excel and/or database
programmes as required.
·        
Regularly quality check data which has been
collected and feedback any areas of concern to the project managers and partner
staff.
·        
Regularly review and analyse data to assess
progress and aid decision-making, learning and impact evaluation and present to
relevant staff and partners.
·        
Provide the data for regular project updates to,
and in responding to specific requests from, project staff, coalition staff and
the wider Retrak staff.
·        
Work closely with lead project partners, lead the
implementation of learning activities and periodic evaluations.
4. SMT
·        
Provide leadership and direction for Retrak Uganda
projects consistent with Retrak’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
·        
Develop and oversee the delivery of plans and
services that support Retrak Uganda’s aims and objectives.
·        
Render support the Finance Manager to ensure
effective management of financial resources.
·        
Manage and monitor organisational activities in
order to ensure that Retrak Uganda fulfils its contractual obligations and
achieves its objectives.
·        
Represent and develop Retrak’s interests through
proactive management of positive relationships with key in-country service
providers, clients, stakeholders, partners, governments and regulatory bodies.
·        
Provide information to and report to the Retrak’s
Executive Team as required.
5. General:
·        
Uphold and work within Retrak’s policies and
procedures, including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child &
Vulnerable Adult Protection policies.
·        
Undertake all activities in line with Retrak’s
core values of boldness, innovation, excellence and respect, including
promoting and advocating these to others.
·        
Travel to Retrak field operations as and when
required.
·        
Perform any other duties, as appropriate to the
post, as delegated by the Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Retrak Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Team Leader should hold a degree in a relevant field, preferably statistics or
IT, or in behavioural or social sciences
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the
functioning of monitoring systems including data collection (methods and
tools), storage and analysis which promotes learning
·        
Broad understanding of how to make the most use of
monitoring information to inform decision-making and learning
·        
Significant experience of managing M&E
activities within an NGO environment
·        
Previous experience of establishing monitoring
systems which capture outcome level data
·        
Past experience of leading learning activities to
ensure M&E information is utilised to improve service delivery
·        
Previous experience of facilitating training and
ongoing support to staff and partner staff in MEL activities
·        
Prior experience of participating in senior
management groups is desired
·        
Previous experience of working within the field of
child protection is desired
·        
Working knowledge of and a commitment to
child-friendly and participatory data collection, analysis and reporting
·        
High level capacity in using both word-processing
and spreadsheet computer software, as well as database and statistical packages
·        
Capacity to write clear and relevant reports with
a high level of English
·        
Excellent interpersonal and relational skills.
·        
Ability to work and be empathetic with children,
families and communities from all backgrounds,
·        
Ability to manage, motivate, develop and inspire
people to perform to their best ability.
·        
Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
·        
Have an active and vibrant Christian faith and be
able to promote this when called upon.
·        
Well organised, self-directed, flexible and
committed to achieving high standards.
·        
Willingness to contribute to staff meetings, staff
away days/retreats as they arise.
·        
Results-oriented with the ability to be creative and
innovative.
·        
Demonstrable commitment to and the ability to
uphold and promote Retrak’s core values of boldness, innovation, excellence and
respect in all activities.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send in their applications, CVs and
a 2 page capability statements with contact addresses of two referees, copies
of testimonials/ certificates to the following address Frida.Safina@retrak.org
(the address is case sensitive so ensure you don’t change the case) or hand
deliver to Retrak Uganda Office, Plot 17-21, Old Kampala Road, the building
next to Gadhafi Mosque. Please, include working telephone lines.
Deadline:
4th January, 2016
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