Thursday, March 9, 2017

M&E Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda



Job Description
M&E Coordinator (2 positions available)
Organization Background:Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading non-profit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC’s work spans the globe, joining research with practice to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in education, health promotion, technology, human rights, and the environment. EDC’s services include research, training and technical assistance, and educational materials, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. While th
e issues we confront are complex, all that we do is united by one simple conviction: Learning is the liberating force in human development.
Project Background: EDC currently implements two youth workforce development projects in Rwanda. First, the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) project, financed by The MasterCard Foundation has been running since 2014. AK2 aims to build on Akazi Kanoze’s (2009 – 2016) previous work with out-of-school youth by assisting Rwandan schools, government offices, employers and communities to institutionalize work readiness and transition to work programming within Rwanda’s secondary education system. AK2 targets over 20,000 students and 600 teachers in general secondary schools and vocational technical schools.
The USAID Rwanda HugukaDukore activity, over the course of five years, prepares the Rwandan youth workforce to meet the needs of an evolving knowledge-based economy that requires 21st century capabilities. The HugukaDukore activity will provide 40,000 vulnerable youth – 36,000 new youth and 4,000 Akazi Kanoze alumni – with employability skills by scaling up proven successful Akazi Kanoze interventions across 19 of 30 districts countrywide. HugukaDukore will use a series of inclusive innovations that will invite more youth to participate in Rwanda’s historic transformation, particularly women and youth with disabilities
Summary: EDC is seeking two (2) M&E Coordinators to support the AK2 and HugukaDukore projects. The M&E Coordinator for each project is responsible for supporting the M&E Specialist to ensure accurate and comprehensive data collection and management as well as reporting of results for project indicators, against the agreed targets and methods for collecting information on project activities.
The two M&E Coordinators will report to therespective project’sM&E Specialist.  This position is located in Kigali.
Essential functions include [but are not limited to]:
  • Contribute to ongoing updates of the monitoring systems and reporting schedule;
  • Collect both qualitative and quantitative data for indicators to track implementation;
  • Undertake field visits on M&E activities and ensure documentation of project results in accordance with donor’s (MasterCard Foundation or USAID) and project’s strategic objectives and indicators;
  • Identify, document and disseminate lessons learned and success stories;
  • Guide technical staff from partner organizations to prepare their progress reports and ensure their timely submission;
  • Provide data quality control/assurance and best practices on data collected and use;
  • Support in training local implementing partners on M&E best practices and USAID/MasterCard Foundation M&E rules and regulations;
  • Assist in preparing consolidated project progress reports;
  • Any other activity as assigned by Supervisor
Qualifications and requirements :
  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, evaluation, or a management related field
  • Strong computer skills and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A minimum of one-year experience in M&E, preferably working on a USAID or MasterCard Foundation youth project
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English
An ideal candidate will have :
  • Good statistical analysis skills and experience with SPSS or other statistical software
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Academic background and professional interest in research, program evaluation and youth development
  • Demonstrated comfort with public speaking and an ability to conduct trainings and workshops
Applications including Motivation letter and CVs/resume ONLY  addressed to the EDC Country Director must be submitted to the following email address: ryp@edc.org by Friday March 24, 2017 COB.
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits

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