Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Career Jobs – Restless Development

Organisation:
Restless Development
Project Name: Big Idea
Programme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Programme Coordinator
Gross
Annual:
UGX 16,705,235
About US:
Restless Development is the global leader in youth-led development. Our
award winning youth-led approach reaches over 450,000 young people weekly
across 8 countries in Africa and Asia, and engages 350 youth organization from
around the world. Since 1985, we have demonstrated that young people are
critical actors in the development, and can drive positive change at local,
national and international levels in the areas of sexual and reproductive
health, livelihoods and civic participation. Our model is bottom up and
holistic, focusing on individual leadership change amongst young people as well
as systematic changes in policy and practice towards a more supportive
environment for youth-led development.
About Big
Idea Programme:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing an exciting youth-led
advocacy, research and accountability initiative, implemented in partnership
with a major development agency. The programme will promote youth-led social
accountability by improving young people’s leadership, life-skills, technical
knowledge on civic issues, policy, advocacy and research, so that they are
better prepared to actively engage with their leaders. The programme will also
see the creation of District Youth Working Groups to strengthen platforms for
young people to voice their concerns, lead advocacy and accountability efforts,
and meaning fully engage with district leaders. In total, the programme will be
implemented in 10 districts of Uganda: Moroto, Napak, Kotido and Nakapiripirit
Districts in northeastern Uganda; Gulu, Nwoya, Pader and Abim Districts of
northern Uganda; and Kamuli and Iganga Districts in the East.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer will coordinate all M & E activities in the 10
project districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Lead planning, monitoring and reporting systems: 40%
·        
Develop
M&E plan and strategy for the project
·        
The
incumbent will assess the information requirements for the project and lead on
design development and review of all monitoring and reporting functions,
systems and tools for the project
·        
Support
programme team to utilize planning, monitoring and reporting tools to capture
information across programme indicators
·        
Take
lead in the development of performance frameworks and tools used by different
stakeholders and ensure consistency with the definition and methodology of data
collection by keeping an M&E analysis plan for each indicator
·        
The
jobholder will design M&E guidelines and standard operating procedures for
the project as aligned to the programme compendium and ensure compliance across
the entire project process in liaison with M&E office at head office
·        
Support
the programme team to manage (record, analyse, report, disseminate and
safely store) project data
·        
Design
and lead training and other capacity building initiatives on monitoring and
reporting systems for staff and volunteers
·        
Prepare
monthly, quarterly and annual M&E project reports as per
organization and donor reporting requirements and guidelines
·        
Carry
out performance reviews, validation and data use workshops periodically as
agreed with line manager
·        
Conduct
quarterly data quality assurance (DQA) for the project in collaboration
with project staff and M&E unit
Package and disseminate learning: 20%
·        
Oversee
analysis of monitoring and reporting data and produce reports for timely
dissemination to internal and external stakeholders
·        
Prepare
internal and external reports as required
·        
Organize
multi stakeholders review meetings and other internal and external fora
to disseminate programme results and learning
·        
Document
lessons, best practices and impact from project learning within and across
Restless Development
·        
Ensure
learning is shared and disseminated between Restless Development and key
project stakeholders
·        
Document
case studies (monthly) and most significant stories of change (MSCs) on a
quarterly and bi-annual basis highlighting programme success and lead in the
participatory review and selection MSCs
Lead programme research and evaluation activities: 20%
·        
Steer
the design and implementation of market assessments, baseline and end line
surveys, midterm review while working closely with 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
·        
Perform
and ensure quality assurance of programme systems and interventions
Manage programme data storage systems: 15%
·        
Manage
programme teams in documentation and filling of all programme data using both
on and offline systems
·        
Establish
and regularly update programme database clearly showing the project
reach across target population
·        
Conduct
data verification and quality assurance in line with organizational and donor requirements
·        
Provide
reports drawing on data captured as per organizational and donor requirement
Other Duties as Required 5%: Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for
which time off in lieu can be taken
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal applicant for the Restless Development Monitoring and Evaluation
Officer job opportunity must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in the field of statistic, Demography, development studies,
Social Sciences, social development, social work and social
administration
·        
Possession
of a Post graduate Diploma in M&E is an added advantage
·        
Post
graduate training in statistical data analysis software and packages is an
added advantage
·        
Any
other training in civic engagement and social accountability is an added
advantage.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in the development sector,
including Research monitoring, evaluation and learning (e.g. data collection,
entry, cleaning, analysis and reporting)
·        
Previous experience in facilitating training in Monitoring and Evaluation tools
and techniques is desired
·        
Prior
experience with relevant software packages such as Epi Info, SPP and STATA is
an added advantage
·        
Prior
experience in supporting volunteer programme is also desired
·        
Previous
experience in developing and maintaining administrative and financial systems
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of monitoring, evaluation, learning and
reporting systems and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative
methods
·        
Excellent
understanding of development issues, particularly in relation to social
accountability
·        
Excellent
IT skills, including database design and maintenance, Excel, Access,
Power point and word
·        
Well-versed
with IT and internet-based communications and sharing platforms like google
drive, email, skype and social media
·        
Excellent
organizational skills and a sound, methodological approach to financial
management
·        
Excellent
problem solving skills and ability to make sound operational decisions
·        
Strong
team player able to work under own initiative and that of teammates
·        
Excellent
interaction and interpersonal skills
·        
Willingness
to travel to project areas as required for monitoring visits
·        
Willingness
to work in rural project areas as required for monitoring visits
·        
A
strong personal commitment to the values of Restless Development
·        
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
organization and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and
values.
How to
Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled
application form, download here, to
ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs,
resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 26th
August, 2016

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