Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chemonics International,Data Collection Officers Jobs in Rwanda



Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.

Title: Data Collection Officer
Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist project staff and project partners report on data inputs for the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) indicators and results.
  • Assist in the collection of data in accordance with the project MEL plan. 
  • Ensure data quality and integrity by periodically conducting field visits and spot checks to verify data and investigate any data anomalies.
  • Identify and track any sources of information, outside of the approved project monitoring and evaluation plan, that can and should be integrated into the MEL system to help better manage project implementation (e.g. any work that may generate data or information that could be incorporated into the system).
  • Assist the MEL team in maintaining the MEL system by inputting data reported by field visits, grantees, and monitoring activities.
  • Assist in collating and analyzing relevant data to demonstrate project progress for contractual reports, including quarterly and annual reports and/or presentations.
  • Assist MEL team to gather and present data to the client in a timely manner.
  • Assist MEL team in preparing reports and communications about progress on targets to staff and USAID.
  • Assist collection and dissemination lessons learned and best practices to internal and external stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum two years of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experience required, including using M&E data analysis and tracking systems and assuring data quality.
  • Knowledge of USAID funding and its contractual and reporting requirements required; experience working on M&E for USAID-funded education programs highly preferred.
  • Strong data analysis skills required.
  • Ability to work in team setting required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity as well as exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and French.
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
To apply for this position, please click the following link: Data Collection Officer

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