Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager NGO Jobs – Restless Development (Salary 85m)


Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Manager

Organization:  Restless Development

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Salary: UGX
85,180,673 gross annual and 6% housing allowance

One year contract with possibility of renewal

Reports to: Head
of Programmes and Partnerships

Preferred Start date: 4th January 2021.


About Restless Development:

We know young people
have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being
ignored and overlooked. We are the agency that works with young people so they
can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities
to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their
lives and the lives of people in their communities.


We have operated in
Uganda since 1997. Our work is guided by four goals set out by young people;
(1) Voice: we recognize that young people have a voice and that participation
is only meaningful when linked to power. (2) Living: We support young people to
achieve a decent living and hold governments accountable for investing in
youth-driven sustainable economies. (3) Sexual, Reproductive and Health Rights:
We support young people to make positive choices about their health. and (4) Leadership:
We empower young people and communities to prevent and lead the response to
emerging crises, we make sure that this is part of a wider approach to invest
in young people to build long-term resilience and sustainability through
community mobilization.


Job Summary:  Restless Development Uganda is seeking to
recruit a talented individual to lead the organization’s monitoring,
evaluation, and learning agenda. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Manager will oversee a team of four staff (One (1) Monitoring and Evaluation
Coordinator and 3 Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinators) 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%)

and disseminate learning and evidence from Restless Development Uganda’s
programmes to drive improved practice in youth development across the youth
sector in Uganda

MEL plans for all the programmes are in line with the Programme Quality
Framework and MEL framework as well as Donor requirements

the MEL team, working with the Programmes teams, delivers the MEL plans

evaluations and learning papers are high quality and can be used by multiple
sources – Restless, donors and partners

in-depth evaluations are accompanied by impact briefs to share the key

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

the Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to report to existing donors and to
develop new proposals, including design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks

Restless Development Uganda to donors, partners and other stakeholders as
required Oversight of monitoring and reporting systems (20%)

development, support and maintenance of relevant programme databases

programme teams through coordination of data collection and analysis processes.

support from the Leadership Team, lead bi-annual reviews of Restless
Development Uganda’s programmes and performance against the national strategy.

and oversee all project monitoring and reporting systems and tools in line with
internal and external grant management requirements

compilation of the internal National Programme Reports for submission to the
International Head Office in the UK

data quality checks for all internal and external reports in line with
reporting guidelines and donor requirements.

Manage the MEL team

clear unit plans

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

organizational policy is adhered to by MEL Unit

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

M&E guidance and expertise to the senior management team as required

and oversee data collection, analysis and report writing processes for internal

evaluations of programme and organizational performance

Leadership (10%)

MEL team to deliver their areas of work to a high standard

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 preparing unit papers for the Leadership team meetings

Other (10%)

duties as required, sometimes requiring working on weekends and holidays for
which time off in lieu can be taken. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Qualifications: You have the following skills and experience

Graduate degree in a
relevant field of study


At least
three years of experience in the development sector

of 3 years’ experience in-design of monitoring systems & tools.

in training and providing capacity-building support on M&E.

data analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative

report writing skills with experience preparing reports for donors and others

in written and spoken English


analytical and problem solving skills

financial management skills, including experience of managing and reporting on

skills, including experience with packages such as EpiInfo and SPSS

interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

of participatory research with young people

work experience in Uganda


Personal Qualities:
We are looking for people with
the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the
personal qualities consistent with our Values.

You are:

self-starter, who is highly self-motivated;

critically thinking through solutions to challenges that arise;

excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing;

inspiring leader, able to effectively lead people and processes; and

A flexible,
adaptive individual who thrives in a diverse and inclusive working environment.


Core Competencies:  You are able to demonstrate to core competencies that we expect from our

Thinking and Innovation:

Delivers the vision for the team: thinking strategically about how to achieve
it, coming up with new ideas for how to do so, and encouraging others to do the

and People Management:
supportive leadership to teams, encouraging a culture of learning and
empowering others through coaching, while holding self and others accountable

Practice open, transparent,
and proactive communication, adapting messages to different audiences

Deliver effectively and
with high quality towards goals and priorities, supporting teams to deliver and
taking ownership of outcomes


NB: Restless
Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages people from
diverse backgrounds to apply.


What We Do For You

Remuneration: We are proud to commit to a transparent
global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all
global locations.

and Culture:
At Restless
Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been
recognized by staff, beneficiaries, donors and others who we work with. Beyond
this, we have a culture of recognizing and celebrating both our Values and our
global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.

It goes without saying
that we work hard, at Restless Development. We also recognize the importance of
helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering. We offer 24
days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of
annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
We also offer birthday leave, flexible working hours, and generous study leave,
maternity, paternity or adoption leave.

Development is proud to be an employer who recognizes potential and invests in
the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development
of our staff through: regular performance management; training and development
opportunities; and Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff – a space where we
update each other, receive training, and socialize.


How to Apply:

 Please send a completed application form, Download
to Please note that we do not
accept CVs, resumes or cover letters.  Applications
shall be reviewed and considered when and as they come in.


NB: Please note that
Restless Development does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or
any other fees).


Deadline: 4th November 2020 by Midnight

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