Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant Coordinator NGO Jobs – Restless Development (Salary 37m)

Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
37,241,409 Gross (Annual)
Reports to: Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Coordinator
About US:
Restless Development
(Uganda) is an International NGO established to address the challenges faced by
young people in Uganda by placing young people at the forefront of change and
development. Our vision is for all Ugandan youth to live healthy and productive
lives, fully supported by those around them. Our programming focuses on three
core areas: youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth civic
participation and youth employment and livelihoods.
Job Summary:  Restless Development Uganda is seeking to
recruit a talented individual for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Assistant Coordinator to lead M&E functions of the exciting Living
programmes in Kampala. Through our living programmes we work with young people
to help them build sustainable livelihoods through skills development,
establishing market-driven enterprises, and creating job- shadowing and work
placement opportunities. We support young people to achieve a decent living and
hold governments accountable for investing in youth-driven sustainable
The MEL Assistant
Coordinator will work with the support of the programme team and MEL
Coordinator to deliver the MEL functions for the Living programmes across
Uganda and build the capacity of staff and partner organizations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leading planning,
monitoring and reporting systems (40%)
  • Contribute to the development of an
    M&E Plan and lead its implementation.
  • Assess the information requirements for
    the project and lead on design, development and review of all monitoring
    and reporting function, systems and tools for the project.
  • Support the programme teams to utilise
    planning, monitoring and reporting tools to capture information across
    programme indicators
  • Contribute to the development of
    performance frameworks and tools used by different stakeholders and ensure
    consistency with the definition and methodology of collection by keeping
    an M&E analysis plan for each indicator.
  • Support the design of M&E guidelines
    and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the project as aligned to the
    national compendium and ensure compliance across the entire project
    process in liaison with the M&E Unit at Head Office.
  • Design and lead training and other
    capacity building initiatives on monitoring and reporting systems for
    staff and volunteers in liaison with the M&E unit.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual
    M&E project reports as per organisational and donor requirements and
    guidelines such as Key Performance Indicator reports showing progress
    against each indicator, efficiency reports, NPRs (National Progress
    Reports) to support donor reporting requirements at all times (monthly,
    quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports)
  • Conduct performance reviews, validation
    and data use workshops periodically as agreed with the line manager
  • Conduct Data Quality Assessments for the
    project in collaboration with program staff and M&E Unit.
  • Support programme teams in development
    of monthly status updates of programmes by reviewing the quality of data.
Package and
disseminate learnings (20%)
  • Lead the analysis of monitoring and
    reporting data and produce reports for timely dissemination to internal
    and external stakeholders
  • Organize multi-stakeholder review
    meetings and other internal and external fora to disseminate programme
    results and learning
  • Prepare internal and external reports as
    required in liaison with the Programmes team and the M&E unit at Head
  • Document lessons, best practices and
    impact from area project for learning within, across and outside Restless
  • Ensure learning is shared and
    disseminated between Restless Development, development stakeholders at
    different fora within and outside the organization
  • Document case studies (Monthly) and Most
    Significant change Stories (MSCs) on a quarterly and bi-annual basis
    highlighting programme success and lead in the participatory review and
    selection of the MSCs.
Manage data storage
system (20%)
  • Support programme team in documentation
    and filing of all programme data using both on and offline systems
  • Support the programme team to Manage
    (record/capture, analyse, report, disseminate and safely store) project
  • Establish and regularly update programme
    databases clearly showing the project reach across target population
  • Conduct data verification and quality
    assurance in line with organisational and donor requirements
  • Provide reports drawing on data captured
    as per organisational and donor requirements
Management (10%)
  • Ensure timely requisitioning and
    accountability for activity funds as required
  • Ensure adherence to Restless Development
    Uganda’s financial policies.
  • Ensure value for money in all finance
Other (10%)
  • Fulfil other reasonable duties and
    responsibilities, as requested by the MEL Manager, Programme Manager and
    MEL Coordinator. Occasionally, work on weekends and holidays may be
    required, for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning Assistant Coordinator job should hold a degree in
    the field of Statistics, Demography, Development Studies, Social Sciences,
    Social development, Social Work and Social Administration, or any other
    relevant field of study.
  • Post-graduate Diploma in M&E is an
    added advantage
  • Post-graduate training in statistical
    data analysis software and packages is an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience in the
    development sector, including Research monitoring, evaluation and learning
    (e.g. data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, reporting).
  • 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 youth livelihoods and employment,
    sexual reproductive health, and civic engagement.
  • Excellent IT skills, including database
    design and maintenance, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Well versed and conversant with IT and
    internet based communications and sharing platforms like google drive,
    Email, Skype and social media.
  • Excellent written and verbal
    communication skills in English and any other Ugandan language
  • A strong personal commitment to the
    values of Restless Development Preferred
  • Experience working in a youthful,
    multicultural environment.
  • Experience in training others in
    monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques
  • Strong data management and analysis
    skills including familiarity with Excel, Epi Info, SPSS, STATA and NVIVO,
  • Experience of supporting youth
    volunteering programmes
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating
    livelihood programs
Competencies: Individual must be results-oriented, highly
self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills. The successful
candidate will thrive in a multicultural 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 who wish to join Restless Development in
the aforementioned capacity should fill in this form, download
, and send it to Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 14th August 2019
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