Earn over 77m as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager at Restless Development

Organization: Restless
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
77,223,549 gross annual and housing allowance
Reports to: Head
of Programmes and Partnerships
Preferred Start date: 15th November 2019
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 to lead the organisation’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning
agenda. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager will oversee a team of
four staff and, through the team, providing technical and capacity-building
support in M&E to all programme units and the Leadership team. They will
oversee all internal and external evaluations, and ensure that the evidence and
learning generated is used for designing and adapting our programmes to bring
transformative change in Uganda, and sharing our impact and learnings on our
Restless Development Model with partners and the sector to ensure scale and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Delivering and disseminating Evaluation and Learning
products to internal and external audiences (40%)
  • Package and disseminate learning and
    evidence from Restless Development Uganda’s programmes to drive improved
    practice in youth development across the youth sector in Uganda
  • Ensure MEL plans for all the programmes
    are in line with the Programme Quality Framework and MEL framework as well
    as Donor requirements
  • Ensure the MEL team, working with the
    Programmes teams, delivers the MEL plans
  • Ensure evaluations and learning papers
    are high quality and can be used by multiple sources – Restless, donors
    and partners
  • Ensure in-depth evaluations are
    accompanied by impact briefs to share the key highlights.
  • Act as the focal point for coordination
    of all external evaluations, including managing consultants as appropriate
  • Lead the monthly internal Programme
    Quality Group with a focus on ensuring learning is used to improve
    programme quality
  • Act as the focal person on the design,
    development and roll out of programme quality guides, standards and
  • Support the Fundraising and Partnerships
    Manager to report to existing donors and to develop new proposals,
    including design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Represent Restless Development Uganda to
    donors, partners and other stakeholders as required
Oversight of monitoring and reporting systems (20%)
  • Oversee development, support and
    maintenance of relevant programme databases
  • Support programme teams through
    coordination of data collection and analysis processes.
  • With support from the Leadership Team,
    lead bi-annual reviews of Restless Development Uganda’s programmes and
    performance against the national strategy.
  • Design and oversee all project
    monitoring and reporting systems and tools in line with internal and
    external grant management requirements
  • Lead compilation of the internal
    National Programme Reports for submission to the International Head Office
    in the UK
  • Perform data quality checks for all
    internal and external reports in line with reporting guidelines and donor
Manage the MEL team (20%)
  • Develop clear unit plans
  • Work with the MEL team to develop clear
    roles, responsibilities and work plans for unit members.
  • Line and performance manage the
    Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, serving as a role model at
    all  times
  • Ensure organizational policy is adhered
    to by MEL Unit
  • Design and lead regular
    capacity-building initiatives across the organization, ensuring that
    programme staff are able to use M&E systems to assess progress,
    identify challenges/opportunities and take action
  • Provide M&E guidance and expertise
    to the senior management team as required
  • Design and oversee data collection,
    analysis and report writing processes for internal
  • Reviews evaluations of programme and
    organizational performance Leadership (10%)
  • Mentor MEL team to deliver their areas
    of work to a high standard
  • In collaboration with Head of Programmes
    and Partnerships, ensure learning across the Programmes are shared with
    the Leadership team to support decision making
  • Be an effective member of the Leadership
    team working with other Managers, Head of Restless Development Uganda,
    Head of Programmes and Partnerships and Hub Director, including reparing
    unit papers for the Leadership team meetings
Other (10%)
  • Other duties as required, sometimes
    requiring working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can
    be taken.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Restless Development Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning Manager should hold a graduate degree in a
    relevant field of study.
  • At least three years’ experience in the
    development sector
  • Minimum of three years’ experience
    in-design of monitoring systems and tools.
  • Experience in training and providing
    capacity-building support on M&E.
  • Excellent data analysis skills, both
    quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent report writing skills with
    experience preparing reports for donors and others
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Outstanding analytical and problem
    solving skills
  • Excellent financial management skills,
    including experience of managing and reporting on budgets
  • IT skills, including experience with packages
    such as Epilnfo and SPSS
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and
    verbal communication skills
  • Experience of participatory research
    with young people
  • Previous work experience in Uganda.
  • Leads from the front and communicating
    in a straight forward, truthful and candid way
  • Ensures people and teams are resourced
    for success, plans and acts transparently, creates awareness of
    substantive opportunities and risks, enables individual growth and
    responsibility holds staff accountable, recognizes and rewards success
    empowers the team to identify and solve problems; ewards individuals
    initiatives that goes beyond expectations Champions a culture of
NB: Restless
Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages people from
diverse backgrounds to apply.
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 ugandajobs@restlessdevelopment.org. Please note
that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.
Deadline: 22nd September 2019

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