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Research Learning Manager (We Lead)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Research and Learning Manager will play a critical role in ensuring that data and research informs and drives the advocacy efforts of the young women across the programme. It will also put learning at the heart of the programme’s approach, and ensure there is mutual accountability between the consortium and the young rights holders the programme supports. The role will use Restless Development’s established approach to youth-led research to support Communities of Action (composed of young rights holders) to lead on the research process - from defining the questions; to collecting data; to drawing out key findings. The role will take responsibility for the implementation of the consortium wide planning, monitoring and evaluation framework across Restless Development’s activities. Beyond this, the Research and Evaluation Manager and the insights generated from the We Lead programme will also make a significant contribution to Restless Development global Evidence and Learning strategy. We are looking for someone with strong technical research and evaluation skills; the ability to train and support young right holders to harness evidence and learning in their activism; and a commitment to supporting youth leadership.


1. Youth-led research
• Lead the coordination of programme wide youth-led research, including technical oversight, project and budget management of studies (likely to be 2-4 studies conducted across the lifespan of the programme).
• Ensure high quality research design, drawing from Restless Development’s established youth-led research methodology.
• Be accountable for the production of high quality, final research reports.
• Provide training and support to Communities of Action and Rights holders, to enable them to lead the framing and implementation of research studies.
2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Be accountable for the implementation of the programme’s monitoring, evaluation and learning framework across Restless Development’s activities, ensuring monitoring and learning processes are effectively followed, providing training and support to global colleagues.
• Act as Restless Development’s MEL focal point for the programme within the wider consortium, responding to reporting requirements and participating in consortium working group meetings.
• Share best practices and insights based on Restless Development’s expertise to inform the consortium wide approach to MEL, for example by drawing from our dynamic accountability model to support mutual accountability between the consortium and rights holders.
• Support consortium wide efforts to build the capacity of MEL leads within the Communities of Action
3. Generating Strategic evidence and learning
• Ensure evidence and learning generated through the We Lead programme contributes to Restless Development’s organisational evidence and learning strategy, responding to our strategy learning questions.
• Ensure programme wide MEL systems are integrated into Restless Development’s organisational MEL system and reporting processes.
• Be an active member of Restless Development’s Global Programme Quality team, participating in quarterly meetings; sharing best practice across the agency; and supporting global initiatives.
4. Other
• You may occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu will be granted
• Other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: none
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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