Raising Voices Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Raising Voices Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Job Title: Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Department: Learning and Evaluation

Supervised by: Country Director

Place of work: Raising Voices Kampala Office

Supervises: L&E Technical Advisor, L&E Officers

Job Role

Role Overview:

The Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator provides strategic leadership,
oversight and coordination to all organization-wide monitoring, learning and evaluation
efforts including internal learning, coordination of research partnerships and provision of
M&E support to partners in Uganda and regionally.

Key Result Areas Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic leadership and

  • Lead the implementation of Raising Voices’ current Learning strategy as well as
    proactively guide the evolution of new program areas as opportunities arise.
  • Participation in and take initiative in senior management meetings, actively
    participate in all organizational processes, and contribute to long-term strategic
  • Liaise with donors and donor representatives and undertake fundraising to support
    the Learning strategy.
  • Foster and sustain a positive, innovative, rigorous work environment with the
    learning team and all other teams at Raising Voices.

    Team supervision and

  • Lead, support and supervise the learning team including;
  • Coordinating day- to-day activities
  • Reviewing L&E related processes including progress reports and Reflection and
    Action processes
  • Facilitating team retreats and meetings
  • Providing ongoing mentorship/professional development

    Operationalization of
    organizational L&E

  • Oversee and support the operationalization of Raising Voices organizational L&E
  • Lead the defining and tracking of organizational benchmarks.
  • Lead the analysing qualitative and quantitative data production, creating accessible
    data summaries, documenting findings.
  • Facilitate team-level reflections.
    Training and capacity
  • Develop creative strategies and training content to deepen L&E skills and promote a
    broader learning culture for Raising Voices staff and our partners.
  • Lead the processes of bridging research and practice.
    Management and
    nurturing of diverse
  • Contribute content, review research plans and tools, review emerging publications
    and provide oversight to research partnerships
  • Deepen and diversify partnerships with academics and other research institutes.
  • Leverage external partner and donor relationships to generate rigorous evidence of
    the impact of our work and address knowledge gaps existing in the prevention field.
  • Promote the credibility and value of practice-based learning by proactively
    identifying new audiences for our work,
  • maintain constructive relationships with various stakeholders, honoring requests for
    interviews and information.
  • Represent Raising Voices in national, regional and international events
    Technical oversight of
    Peer Learning Initiatives
  • Design, coordinate and provide technical oversight for a series of internal ‘Program
    Learning Assessments,’ which aim to generate rich, systematic learning about key
    questions emerging from our practice.
  • Document lessons learnt and recommendations to enrich application and

    Quality assurance

  • Promote the credibility and value of practice-based learning by proactively
    identifying new audiences for our work,
  • Maintain constructive relationships with various stakeholders, honouring requests
    for interviews and information
  • Representing Raising Voices in national, regional and international events
  • Lead the development of creative briefs, papers, and other publications with clearly
    defined implications for practice.
  • Review academic papers developed by our partners, ensuring alignment to Raising
    Voices political analyses and values.

    Person Specification

  • Education Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in the fields of demography, statistics, social sciences or the

    Essential Experience

  • At least 8 years relevant work experience with at least 3 years in program
    management. Post graduate degree desirable but relevant experience more important.
  • Technical expertise in VAW and VAC violence prevention, research ethics, L&E
    frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize data and write quality papers, reports and journal
  • Excellent written, facilitation and oral communications skills for different audiences,
    including academics/researchers, activists, and practitioners.
  • Experience publishing academic papers and/or thought pieces, blogs, reports etc.
  • Willingness/ability to travel in the region and internationally
    Essential Knowledge
  • Proven knowledge about VAW and VAC violence prevention and community
  • Knowledge of Raising Voices methodologies is a plus.
  • Understanding targeted assessments, evaluations and operations research ensuring
    compliance with institutional review board policies.
  • Alignment of project systems and approaches with national Learning and evaluation
    guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems.
  • Experience of organization-wide performance management systems designed to
    capture, analyze, and disseminate project data.
    Essential Skills
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills, with demonstrated ability to make
    effective decisions and bring consensus and/or alignment across a diverse group.
  • Ability to critically reflect on quality and impact of work, and integrate lessons into
    programming/strategy refinements.
  • Transparent and honest communication, including a willingness to constructively
    challenge colleagues in a respectful, open manner.
  • Capacity and willingness to think outside the box and independently take leadership of
    new ideas.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific
    project contexts.
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
  • Exhibits high levels of professionalism - good communication skills, time management, takes
    initiative, meets deadlines, is honest and cooperative.

    Application Procedure: Please submit a) cover letter; b) CV; c) one page writing sample that articulates
    your understanding of how practice-based learning can strengthen activist organizations and contribute
    to advancing the field of violence prevention.
    Send to jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line
    Learning Coordinator.

    Deadline: 6th December 2019

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

    Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted by 16th December 2019.

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