Are you our Strategist regarding Programme Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning?
Purpose of the position
Formulates strategy, manages, coordinates and streamlines various Programme Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (PMEL) processes conducted internally and/or with external consultants. Ensures that roles and responsibilities are clear and that relevant internal procedures related to all aspects of PMEL are in place (audit processes, evaluations, reporting, etcetera). Develops innovative and persuasive ways to monitor, assess and report the overall impact of RNW Medias digital programmes. The PMEL Manager will deliver essential information for the organizational key performance indicators in the Management Information Framework.
At RNW Media, we support young people who want to speak freely and make their own informed choices about their futures. We work with them to develop online platforms that provide young people with information in areas where this information is often restricted or taboo. These platforms are safe places where they can engage with each other and have conversations about what really matters to them both personally and politically. Your job will be to support them as they find their voices, build communities and drive social change. We use a positive, aspirational approach and are working in three regions on two themes. The first theme focuses on realizing sexual and reproductive health and gender rights (SRHR) through Love Matters. Here well focus on unmet needs relating to reproductive health and access to safe abortion, intimate partner violence, gender based violence and LGBT rights. The second theme is called Citizens Voice and will surface hopes and dreams as well as barriers to participation such as discrimination, polarization, corruption, violence and lack of accountability. Were facilitating and supporting youth in becoming the citizen they want to be in the society they want to be in. Examples of Citizens Voice projects are Burundian bloggers collective Yaga, the Yemen Youth Panel and This is Africa.
RNW Media is looking for a:
In a challenging international environment
Vacancy number: 18-024
Positioning in the organisation
Senior position in the Programmes and Implementation unit. Reports to Director of Digital Programmes an Implementation.
- Develops the high level PMEL strategy to improve the monitoring, evaluating and report of impact based on RNW Media programmes Theories of Change and digital approach.
- Develops a clear vision for monitoring at programme level and translate this into a strategic PMEL framework that helps measure the impact of RNW Medias programmes. The PMEL framework will deliver essential information for the organizational key performance indicators in the Management Information Framework.
- Build the commitment and capacity of PMEL and programme staff to design programmes and projects that are aligned with RNW Medias strategic objectives and are informed by evidence about interventions with highest likelihood to achieve positive change.
- Manages the design and implementation of programme monitoring and evaluation methods, frameworks and ensures team input and collaboration on related processes across the organisation (Hilversum and countries).
- Directly contributes to the development and implementation of PMEL tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate programme progress, accountability and impact
- Ensures strategic design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the programmes PMEL system and ensures that lessons learnt are internalized by staff;
- Sets up a strategic learning agenda and put systems in place to capture learnings and share them effectively across programmes
- Recommend and support implementation of changes to programmes and intervention strategies based on learning and evaluations
- Determine appropriate roles and responsibilities in relation to PMEL and sets up clear, effective and efficient processes and procedures for all programme staff;
- Designs and manages development of effective digital indicators as part of a strategic PMEL framework linked to RNW Medias Theories of Change;
- Partners strategically with internal departments to effectively report on programme impact,
- Ensures strategic and tactical collaboration with Business Development and ensures all newly developed proposals include : 1) quality results frameworks that are linked with overall organizational goals, and 2) include relevant and clear outcomes and SMART indicators, and 3) that they include an appropriate monitoring plan;
- Is functionally responsible for the work of PMEL Specialist(s);
Knowledge and experience
- 7+ years of professional experience in programme design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) in an international development context, including designing, managing, and implementing PMEL processes, systems and toolsanalysing and reporting using Theory of Change, and other strategic planning approaches;
- Master Degree in international development, Social Sciences, or another relevant field.
- Experience in building and mentoring a team focused on PMEL;
- Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative (digital) research methods;
- Skilled in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, reporting and translating this into meaningful insights to best evaluate and communicate the evidence of impact to a range of different audiences;
- Excellent writing, editing, verbal, and presentation skills and a specific ability to synthesize and present complex information in a simple, meaningful way to a variety of audiences
- Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to influence and motivate people at all levels
- Experience of working with external consultants, researchers, academics, and strategic partners;
- Preferably experience/knowledge with SRHR and Human Rights/Democracy programmes;
- Extensive knowledge of the English and preferably French language;
What do we offer?
Working at RNW Media is much more than a job. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits you support young people to drive social change. You also become part of a young, inclusive, diverse and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries, working both in Hilversum and in the regions. We have an informal and flexible work structure that emphasises wellbeing as much as it does quality work. You also get to work in an office with a great green space right up against a national forest. The Hilversum Mediapark train station is only a 10-minute walk. We offer a 12 months contract based on 32 or 36 hours, with potential for extension. The position has a competitive compensation & benefits package aligned with the sector.
How to apply?
You can submit your application (CV and Cover letter in PDF) through our website: before Monday 22 October. If we appoint a suitable candidate before closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date.
In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed. It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live. Only applicants with a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands will be considered. Acquisition is not appreciated