Monday, August 15, 2016

Save the Children,Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEA)Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 29 Aug 2016
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist- Rwanda
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose:
Save the Children is seeking a Senior MEAL Specialist for a USAID-funded school-community partnership for education project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model to complement improved reading and writing instruction delivered in schools. The Senior MEAL Specialist will oversee the design, establishment and implementation of the project learning agenda that will include baseline assessment, internal midterm performance evaluation, and coordination with external end line assessment team, and ensuring a culture of adaptive learning across the project. Other key areas include a) Development and implementation of the project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems; b) assisting in the compilation and analysis of program data and learning; c) providing of technical assistance in designing and implementing studies, research, and surveys, d) set-up and implement accountability to beneficiaries' mechanisms, monitor programme quality, raise red flags and support programme learning.
Contract Duration: 4 years
Location: Kigali, with frequent travels to the field
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of Master's degree in Statistics, Development Studies or any social sciences discipline oriented to monitoring and evaluation methods;
  • At least 8 years of experience working in planning, monitoring, evaluation, research, and accountability in an NGO or research setting;
·         Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations;
·         Experience in program data management, use of data management electronic devices such as Tablets or Personal Data Assistants (PDAs) is highly desirable;
  • Proven experience in a technical capacity involving conducting evaluations/research or leading evaluation/research teams and drafting technical reports;
  • Proven experience with robust quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Experience conducting interviews and focus group discussions with young people, children, and communities;
  • Strong capacity and creativity in leading and facilitating participatory methodologies to meaningfully engage beneficiaries and receiving their feedback, including children;
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff;
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • Specific experience of designing and managing USAID or other US Government projects is desirable
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing M&E is desirable.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
How to apply:
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