The Right To Play Mozambique is hiring a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist.
Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates, and empowers children to rise above adversity through the power of play. We help millions of children each year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the leading global development organization that uses play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease, and inequality.
Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and seven national offices across Europe and North America.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (MELS) reports directly to the Country Director (CD). The incumbent receives technical advice and supervision from the relevant Global MEL Manager – HQ. The MELS collaborates with staff, not only at the country office level, but also within the region and across the organization, globally. The primary roles and responsibilities of the MELS are to (a) manage and implement Right To Play’s country-level monitoring, evaluation and learning plan, within the scope of the overall Country Strategic Plan, and country-based needs and contexts; (b) coordinate and supervise the monitoring of program activities, and outcomes and support the development of program reports; (c) support program planning at the country level by conducting appropriate assessments and through the provision of technical assistance; (d) manage country specific program evaluations; (e) help the country office utilize the findings in their planning and decision-making; and (f) contribute to the Global MEL Strategy as a member and/or lead of one or more strategic working groups. The MELS leads the MEL system across the country and plays an active part in the global Right To Play MEL Community of Practice by contributing to the organization’s understanding of its program approaches and outcomes.
#1: Output and Outcome Monitoring (35% of Time)
#2: Evaluations and Studies (30% of Time)
#3: MEL Capacity Building and Training (10% of Time)
#4: Country Planning Processes Support and Facilitation (10% of Time)
#5: Development and Strengthening of Global MEL Strategy (5% of Time)
#6: Dissemination of Findings and Integration into Planning and Decision-Making (5% of Time)
#7: Performs Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
Education/ Training/ Certification
Bonus if you’ll bring (not essential)
What you’ll get
The opportunity to collaborate with an innovative global team who are passionate about working with children and youth. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). You will be immersed in an environment where learning and development is encouraged and valued, and “play” is appreciated as a core avenue to building community.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply with your resume and cover letter in English via the application link.
“Right To Play is committed to gender equality and diversity. We strongly encourage women to apply for this position, as we seek to increase the representation of women in our workforce.” While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may be held before the closing date. Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance. We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment. We value and promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Should you require any accessibility related accommodations or specific adjustments to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process, and thereafter, please reach out to the People & Culture team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information provided will be treated as confidential and used only to provide an accessible candidate experience. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.
Organization: Right To Play Mozambique
Work location: Maputo, Mozambique
Authorized to work in: Mozambique (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)
Position status: Local
Target start date: Immediate
Contract duration: Long Term Engagement with an initial fifteen-month contract
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