Thursday, February 9, 2017

ARC,Program Quality Advisor Jobs in Rwanda



JOB ANNOUCEMENT
ARC is looking for efficient and qualified person to fill up the following position in our organization
POSITION TITLE:  Program Quality Advisor
COUNTRY PROGRAM Rwanda

LOCATION: Kigali, with up to 50% travel to all field sites
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Program Coordinator
STATUS:  Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY:  Technical support to Technical Advisors and Sector Coordinators
DATE: February 2017

COUNTRY PROGRAM MISSION:
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Based in Kigali, the Program Quality Advisor will be a seasoned expert with key role of supporting ARC Rwanda in program design, development, and implementation of required M&E frameworks and systems, designing and executing assessments and evaluation studies, complex data analysis, staff skills building, accountability and documentation for program learning.
Under the supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator, s/he will coordinate with Technical Advisors and effective program cycle management and delivery, and play key role in new program development.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 
M&E Implementation and Reporting
  • Lead the development, strengthening and functioning of ARC Rwanda M&E frameworks and systems, and supporting tools or templates.
  • Support the management team in developing and implementation of a Country Program Monitoring Dashboard that will integrate critical indicators of program results and budget spending rates.
  • Coordinate data collection activities such as rapid assessments, market studies, baseline surveys, evaluations, special studies, and other research activities.
  • Support timely and effective implementation of project work plans and deliverables.
  • Lead a team effort to identify and design innovative practices to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in M&E and general project management.
  • Organize, in collaboration with the SPC, quarterly progress monitoring review meetings with the program team and support teams, and design related actions and solutions needed.
  • Support Senior Program Coordinator in producing quality reports for both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate with ARC HQ M&E as required, including implementing any recommendations issued by the Country management team.
  • Represent ARC in internal and external forums on M&E related issues when required.
Programs’ Development and Quality Assurance
  • Provide input in new program development, including drafting required logic or change models, M&E plans and systems.
  • Support the SPC in day to day program related implementation and progress tracking.
  • Support Technical Advisors in program design and evaluation by preparing and presenting data, as well as supporting in analysis.
  • Identify evidence based programming from data gathered from internal ARC programs as well as through continuous research of existing work at other ARC programs, and other like-minded organizations and institutions.
  • Conduct frequent routine and spot-check audits of ARC program field sites to ensure proper M&E techniques and implementation.
Capacity Building & Organisational Learning
  • Supervised by the SPC, coordinate with Technical Advisor Team in project design, monitoring, and evaluation, including development of proposals, M&E plans, logical frameworks, etc.
  • Conduct working sessions with program teams prior to proposal development to ensure existing data contributes to and informs strategic development of future programs.
  • Support all staff in clarifying and understanding indicators being used to measure project progress, including performance data collection tools, and indicator measurements.
  • Participate and contribute to management decision-making processes by communicating program information acquired from the M&E and evaluation activities.
  • Strengthen M&E capacities of all program staff at central and field level on a continuous basis through on job training and mentoring.
  • Participate in M&E-related regional conferences and workshops when possible and stay up to date of best practices and new knowledge created in the field of development evaluation.
  • Any other tasks requested by supervisor and/or Country Director.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in project planning and management,  information systems , monitoring and evaluation or in a closely related field
  • Minimum four (4) years’ direct experience in humanitarian or development programs’ design, monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Conversant and able to design, develop and guide implement project strategic/results frameworks, Change or Logic models
  • Experience leading, coordinating and supporting multi-sectoral (especially Shelter, WASH, Health, Livelihoods) senior staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing and analyzing data using Excel, SPSS, STATA, Epi-info and Microsoft Access
  • Knowledge/experience in designing, leading and developing high quality reports from quantitative/qualitative studies, surveys or assessments
  • Familiarity with program design and proposal development for key donors such as US government, DFID, UN, private, and multi-lateral funders
  • Ability to prioritize, multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic and highly demanding work environment
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong leadership and management skills including strategy formation, process improvement, and team building
  • Commitment to personally champion ARC’s program vision and mission and inspire others to do the same.
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data in a meaningful manner
  • Ability to build staff capacity on M&E across multiple sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative, result-oriented management style
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural and multi-level (numerous offices) programs
  • Willingness to travel to the field up to 50%
To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) - shall be either hand delivered to
ARC Rwanda
KG 622 St 19
Kimihurura, Kigali
OR
Submitted via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with Vacancy Announcement- Program Quality Advisor in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 17th February, 2017 at 17:00hrs Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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