At Raising Voices, we know that change begins with ourselves. Working at Raising Voices is not just a professional experience; it is a personal journey. We support each other in reflecting on and envisioning the change we seek in our individual lives. We take the time to meaningfully examine why we each do this work, what it means to do this work, the values and dreams that brought us here, and how through our work, we grow ourselves.
Supervised by: Country Director
Place of work: Raising Voices Kampala Office
Supervisees: L&E Technical Advisor, L&E Officers
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 implementation
- 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 planning.
- 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 management
- Lead, support and supervise the learning team including;
o Coordinating day- to-day activities
o Reviewing L&E related processes including progress reports and Reflection and Action processes
o Facilitating team retreats and meetings
o Providing ongoing mentorship/professional development
Operationalization of organizational L&E framework
- Oversee and support the operationalization of Raising Voices organizational L&E framework.
- 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 development
- 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 partnerships
- 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 implementation.
- 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.
- Education Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in the fields of demography, statistics, social sciences or the equivalent.
- 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 articles.
- 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
- Proven knowledge about VAW and VAC violence prevention and community mobilization.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
a) cover letter;
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.
with the subject line “Learning Coordinator”.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.
Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted by 16th December 2019.