Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. We have built a long-term, local presence in 38 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, providing innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy. SNV has been working in Rwanda for more than 35 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors above mentioned.

Website: http://www.snvworld.org

POSITION TITLE:                 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer

SALARY:                                  Commensurate with prior work experience and salary history

TYPE OF CONTRACT:        National

SNV and its consortium members are currently implementing Isuku Iwacu, a 4-year rural sanitation funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which aims to improve access to, and encourage correct and consistent use of, household sanitation and hygiene facilities in order to decrease childhood stunting. Isuku Iwacu will focus on districtwide, private sector-driven household sanitation and hygiene interventions and on district- and national-level capacity development. Isuku Iwacu will help an estimated 500,000 people gain access to improved household sanitation, while ensuring that an additional 1,000,000 members of the population in beneficiary districts are using improved household sanitation and living in open-defecation free environments. In reaching these targets, Isuku Iwacu will also achieve the following three main intermediate results (IRs): IR1: Demand for sanitation and hygiene products and services increased, IR2: Supply and availability of sanitation products and services in the private sector improved, and IR3: Governance for sustained access to sanitation and hygiene products and services improved.

The MEL Officer will assist the MEL Advisor in the design and complete updates of the Isuku Iwacu Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and database, including conducting program baseline survey, and achieving consistency in data collection and analysis. S/he will assist the MEL Advisor in promoting Collaborative Learning and Adaptation events to share achievements and trends in performance data, and facilitate program learning and the sharing of lessons learned. The MEL Officer is also responsible for compiling data and information to feed into monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and ensuring the execution of environmental compliance activities.

This position is based in Kigali, with frequent travel to Isuku Iwacu target districts. A full job description/profile describing all responsibilities is attached.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, development economics or a related area Work

Experience:

  1.     A minimum of 4 years of field-based experience in data collection and analysis, preferably in WASH and/or BCC;
  2.     Experience in designing, maintaining, and/or updating complex M&E database programs for development programs.
  3.     Knowledge of data analysis software and basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases) are required.
  4.     Knowledge of logical framework planning and evaluation methodologies and the ability to coach and train others in their use.
  5.     Experience working with USAID required.

Skills

  1.     Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  2.     Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning and execution.
  3.     High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
  4.     Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  5.     Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
  6.     Ability and willingness to travel to target districts.
  7.     Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  8.     Fluency in Kinyarwanda.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit cover letter and resume ONLY in English and Word (.doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) format, addressing above-listed qualifications and requirements; and providing names, professional relationship, contact numbers and email addresses of three professional references, including at least two supervisors.

Cover letters and resumes’ file name must include candidate name i.e. johndoeresume.doc or johndoeresume.pdf and johndoecoverletter.doc or johndoecoverletter.pdf. Cover letters and resumes must be emailed to: isukuiwacujobopportunities@gmail.com with a Subject line: MEL Officer – USAID-funded Isuku Iwacu Activity.

Only shortlisted and selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CLOSING DATE:                   November 7, 2016
Source: Rwanda Jobs