RNW is hiring an PMEL Specialist

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

RNW Media powers digital media for social change. We bring young people in restrictive settings together in online communities. Through our digital platforms young people get science- and rights-based information they cannot find elsewhere on issues important to them–sex, love, and relationships and more open and just societies. They also find a safe space for questions, peer discussion and constructive discourse. Young people emerge from their engagement better able to make informed choices and participate as citizens.

RNW Media is looking for a:

PMEL Specialist
vacancy number: 17-029

Background and purpose
The vision of RNW Media is to contribute to a world where young people in restrictive settings confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society, and shape a better future.

Its mission is to identify young people’s needs, and to bring young people together in user-owned digital communities where they can safely engage on taboos and sensitive topics and generate strong stories for advocacy to unleash their potential for social change.
RNW Media runs two distinct programmes, each one underpinned by a Theory of Change (ToC):

1. The Citizens’ Voice Theory of Change has the aspiration that young people have the agency to make more inclusive societies, which engage them in decisions and respond to their needs.
2. The Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) has the aspiration that young people fulfil their SRHR and information rights, enabling them to make their own informed decisions on their sexual and reproductive health and receive the SRH services they need.

The PMEL specialist will focus on the SRHR programme, which addresses SRHR in Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, India and China.

Job description

Due to the nature of the RNW programmes, the PMEL specialist should have a thorough understanding of what it entails to evaluate programmes that largely take place online, including experience with digital indicator setting. S/he needs to be focused on innovation in PMEL tools and methodologies.

S/he is responsible for:

  • Development and contextualisation of the PMEL system and tools for SRHR programmes (including indicators, surveys, content analysis tools, manuals for data coding, etc.), together with content strategists
  • Coordination of specific evaluation/research activities taking place within the SRHR programme. While financed by different donors, the execution of these programmes and the lessons derived from these programmes need to be integrated
  • Ensuring timely and effective data collection and delivery of reports to partners and donors on SRHR programmes
  • Contribution to proposals related to SRHR programmes for RNW Media – in line with RNWs ToC and PMEL framework (overall indicators and goals)

The PMEL team is responsible for:

  • Supporting the different in-country teams in making sure that projects and programmes are planned, monitored and evaluated
  • Ensuring that learning activities take place on the local level and that lessons are documented and shared between teams and throughout the organisation
  • Coordinating the set up and execution of baseline, midterm and end term evaluation research for the ongoing RNW programme

Position in the organisation:

  • Senior position in the programmes and implementation unit
  • Forms a small, 2-person team with the other PMEL specialist, jointly responsible for the development and implementation of RNW Media’s PMEL system, and jointly deciding on overarching PMEL issues, while each having a specific content-focus (SRHR and Citizens’ Voice)
  • Reports to the Programme Manager SRHR
  • The PMEL specialist works closely with content strategists, digital analysts, regional and programme managers as well as local PMEL colleagues

Knowledge and experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Skilled in setting up and managing PMEL systems for (digital) SRHR programmes, in an international context
  • Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Experience with publication of learnings, manuals
  • Experience with discourse analysis is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of the English and preferably the French language. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Chinese language is an asset
  • Knowledge of proposal writing

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 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 one-year contract based on 36 hours, with potential for renewal. The position falls in salary scale H (EU 2.957 – EU 4.651). You receive an 8% holiday allowance and a 6% year-end bonus, both based on your annual salary.

How to apply?

Please complete the application form here before the 14th of October 2017. Only applicants in possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands will be considered.

Due to the large number of applications we are likely to receive, unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to every application. Only candidates that get selected for the interview phase will be notified.

Contact: Miep Lenoir, PMEL Specialist: miep.lenoir@rnw.org,


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