Ensure appropriate systems, indicators and tools are in place to enable all programmes meet national strategy and donor requirements, for results monitoring, outcome and impact measurement
Work closely with the Programmes Management Unit to ensure all programmes are delivered in line with the standards of Restless Development Programme Quality Compendium.
Build capacity and ensure understanding of staff and volunteers in correctly implementing MEL systems and utilise MEL data to inform programme implementation and development.
Provide accurate and timely data to facilitate effective oversight and organisational decision making for the Programmes Management Unit and the Management Team
Manage independent and external evaluations – such as baseline, mid-line and end-line evaluations and surveys – including design, budgeting, data collection and analysis and report writing.
Support fundraising for our research and evaluation agenda through report and proposal writing, logistical framework and concept development, research, and partner meetings.
Support the Programmes Unit to appropriately format and disseminate programmes result and impact to programme stakeholders (including beneficiaries) at national, and district levels.
Support the Fundraising Unit to appropriately report our results and impact to donors.
Lead end-to-end research studies as and when required.
Draw on your own knowledge, networks, and best-practice approaches to innovate the way in which programme effectiveness is measured.
Develop, implement and review MEL unit plan in line with the organisational strategy and business plan
Provide performance management and support to your direct reports ensuring they drive performance and results and work as a high performing members of the MEL Team
Manage MEL Unit priorities through the development and regular review of operational plans, implementation calendars and annual budgets.
As a values-based leader, role model Restless Development’s mission and values and ensure that staff adhere to our Values, Code of Conduct, and organisational policies and procedures.
Agency planning and performance
With the programmes management unit, lead the programmes component of strategic planning and annual reviews
Support the Core Management Team to plan and implement evaluations of non-programme issues and systems (e.g. cost effectiveness, volunteer safety).
Build and manage systems for sharing and learning across the organisation – both within Tanzania and with other Restless Development offices.
Drive and uphold Restless Development’s Values, Policies, as a member of the management team
Other duties as required.
You may, occasionally, be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu will be granted
We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our Values.
What we expect of the MEL Manager
We are who we serve. We are brave.
Embeds a values-led culture within their team; both recognising and rewarding behaviour which upholds the Restless Values and professionally challenging behaviours which do not.
Fosters a climate of innovation and continual improvement across their team. practice when adapting plans; acting positively and quickly to assess and resolve issues.
We are 100% professional. We prove that young people can
money within their team. Ensures team capacity to deliver quality against strategic priorities, and guides their team to develop solutions for anticipated problems.
Takes full accountability for managing a budget and/or programme and/or incidents. Considers the organisational vision, Restless Values, external influences, and long term impact when making decisions. Supports more junior staff with difficult decisions.
We generate leaders. led development.
Plays a key role in strategy development. May manage a small team, taking accountability for team performance and creating a compelling leadership vision for their team. Inspires and supports others to take on a leadership role.
Drives their own personal development, committing to new challenges which build capacity for the organisation. Supports team members to fulfil their potential through effective performance management, mentoring and other opportunities for growth.
We are in it together. We listen and learn.
Builds consensus and commitment amongst staff and national partners, using effective communication to navigate difficult topics. Coaches others to communicate effectively.
Utilises their internal and external relationships to enable others to expand their network; creating opportunities for others to broaden their awareness of other parts of the organisation and/or current issues. Cultivates national partnerships.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
level degree in relevant field of study, or equivalent work experience.
s mission and values.
Experience in programme design and monitoring and evaluation, including design of systems and tools.
Experienced in creating and implementing a vision for the strategic contribution of MEL across an entire organisation.
Excellent data analysis and report writing skills.
Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player at management level
Ability to drive agency performance and Values as a member of the management team
Written and spoken fluency in English and Swahili.
Excellent IT skills, ideally with experience of using Stata, Nvivo and other packages