PMEL Manager

Are you our Strategist regarding Programme Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning?

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 online communities are safe places where they can engage with each other and have online conversations about what really matters to them – both personally and politically.

We use a positive, aspirational approach and work in three regions on two themes. The first theme focuses on realising sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through the Love Matters programme. We 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 Social Cohesion and Inclusive Governance and surfaces hopes and dreams as well as barriers to participation such as discrimination, polarisation, corruption, violence and lack of accountability.

Your job will be to support young people as they find their voices, build communities and drive social change. You will help us find methods and tools that allow for us to measure the impact digital media for social change.

RNW Media is looking for a:

PMEL Manager

In a challenging international digital and data-driven environment

36 hours/week

Vacancy number: 18-024-I (second advertising)

Purpose of the position

The PMEL Manager will develop a high level PMEL vision for RNW Media and builds commitment and capacity of staff around Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.

Positioning in the organisation

Senior position in the Programmes and Implementation unit. Reports to Director of Digital Programmes.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops a high level PMEL vision for RNW Media with special focus on strategy and innovation on digital interventions.
  • Builds the commitment and capacity of staff to design programmes and projects that are aligned with RNW Media’s strategic objectives and are informed by evidence about interventions with highest likelihood to achieve positive change.
  • Develops and implements PMEL methodologies, tools and systems to capture and demonstrate programme progress.
  • Designs and manages development of effective data digital indicators as part of a strategic PMEL framework linked to RNW Media’s Theories of Change.
  • Ensures strategic design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the programme’s PMEL system and ensures that lessons learnt are internalised by staff.
  • 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.
  • Sets up a strategic learning agenda and put systems in place to capture learnings and share them effectively across programmes and the organisation.
  • Recommends and supports implementation of changes to programmes and (digital) intervention strategies based on learning and evaluations.
  • Determines appropriate roles and responsibilities in relation to PMEL and sets up clear, effective and efficient processes and procedures for staff.
  • Ensures strategic and tactical collaboration with Business Development and ensures all newly developed proposals include: quality results frameworks that are linked with overall organisational goals, include relevant and clear outcomes and SMART indicators, and that they include an appropriate monitoring plan.
  • Is functionally responsible for the work of two PMEL Specialists and one trainee.
  • Works closely with different teams (data and digital, country teams, data strategists, programmes and implementation department, etc.) in all related processes.

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 8 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 tools analysing and reporting using Theory of Change, and other strategic planning approaches. Experience with monitoring and evaluating digital interventions and digital marketing methods is considered a plus.
  • Master Degree in international development, social sciences, information sciences or another relevant field.
  • Experience in building and mentoring a PMEL team.
  • 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 English writing, editing, verbal, and presentation skills and a specific ability to synthesise and present complex information in a simple, meaningful way to a variety of audiences. Extensive knowledge of the English and preferably French, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese language.
  • 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.
  • Experience with Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funding or similar is desirable.
  • Experience with Theory of Change methodology is highly desirable.

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?

  • The application deadline is set at 30 November 2018.
  • Only applicants already residing in the Netherlands and holding a valid work permit will be considered.
  • You can complete the application form (CV and Cover letter in PDF) below.
  • 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.
  • Acquisition is not appreciated.

PMEL Manager