Journalistiek voor een eerlijke en duurzame wereld

RNW Media builds digital communities for social change. We dream of a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future.

We support young people (18-30 years old) to come together through digital platforms—with websites, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other channels. Through our platforms young people get comprehensive science- and rights-based information and a safe space to focus on their aspirations and engage in constructive dialogue about what really matters to them. Your job will be to support young people on our platforms to find their voices, make informed choices and build their communities to drive social change.

We have three global programmes. Two are thematic and one focuses on capacity building. Our thematic programmes are Love Matters and Citizen’s Voice. Love Matters focuses on realising sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and Citizen’s Voice focuses on promoting social cohesion and inclusive governance. Examples of Citizen’s Voice projects are the Burundian bloggers collective, Yaga, and the Yemen Youth Panel.  The third programme falls under the responsibility of the RNTC training centre which provides training for media professionals from all over the world: from journalists and programme-makers to social activists and communications professionals from non-governmental organizations.

RNW Media is looking for a:

PMEL Specialist

In a challenging international digital environment

36 hours/week – fulltime

Vacancy number: 19-021


Purpose of the position

The PMEL specialist will dedicate 50% of her/his time to support RNTC programme , and 50% – to support remaining two programmes and consolidation of a corporate monitoring and evaluation system of RNW Media.The specialist is also expected to provide expertise and advice on qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods to the entire organization, and colleague in the field offices.

Positioning in the organisation

The specialist is a member of a 5-person team consisting of  two PMEL specialists, a PMEL trainee,  and PMEL manager.

What you have to do:

  • Supporting the RNTC team in making sure that capacity development programmes are planned, monitored and evaluated;
  • Serving as an advisor on outcome harvesting/most significant change approach within the organization;
  • Coordinate specific evaluation/research activities taking place within Love Matters/ Citizens’ Voice/RNTC. While financed by different donors, the execution of these programmes and the lessons derived from these programmes need to be integrated;
  • Helping with consolidation of an organization-wide monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Ensuring timely and effective data collection and delivery of reports internally as well as to partners and donors;
  • Contributing to proposals related to all three programmes – in line with ToCs and PMEL framework (overall indicators and goals);
  • Providing monitoring and evaluation capacity building to RNW staff members and partner organizations;
  • Ensuring quality oversight of ongoing evaluations.

What you need to have:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Skilled in setting up and managing PMEL systems for capacity development programmes, in an international context;
  • Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Experience with outcome harvesting and/or contribution analysis is a must;
  • Extensive knowledge of the English and preferably the French language. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Chinese language is an asset;
  • Superior drafting and report compilation skills.

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 and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries, working both in Hilversum and in our focus countries. 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 Media Park train station is less than a 15-minute walk. We offer a 1-year contract based on 36 hours, with potential for extension. The position has a competitive compensation & benefits package aligned with the sector.

As RNW Media, we are committed to reflecting the young people with whom we work. We aim to build as diverse a team as possible, whether it be in relation to gender, ethnicity, sexual identity or age. People originally from the regions where we work, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa and China are particularly welcome to apply.

How to apply?

  • You can complete the application form (CV and Cover letter in PDF) through this link before 30th of April 2019.
  • Only applicants with a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands will be considered.
  • 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 if you have not yet heard from us, your application remains active.
  • Acquisition is not appreciated.

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