Sunday, March 19, 2017

USAID/Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG),Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



Vacancy announcement
Job Title: Deputy Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Project Name: USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) Project
Post: Kigali, Rwanda
Term: 2 years
Project Background
PSDAG project is a five-year (August 2014-August 2019)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded initiative implemented by International Resources Group (IRG) – a subsidiary of RTI International. The goal of PSDAG project is to increase incomes of smallholder farmers by promoting private sector investment. PSDAG has two primary complementary objectives:  (1) To assist the Government of Rwanda to increase private sector investment, and (2) To facilitate increased private sector investment by upgrading agricultural value chains.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of the this position is to support the M&E Specialist in  the development of M&E systems, implementation of M&E activities  to ensure timely monitoring and  reporting of PSDAG project activities and results (outputs, outcomes and impact).
More specifically, s/he will:
  • Participate in preparation of annual M&E Plan and Annual Work Plan;
  • Assist in provision of coaching, direction, and leadership support to project teams in achieving set targets;
  • Participate in writing monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports;
  • Assist in the implementation of USAID M&E standards and requirements such as reporting using AID Tracker Plus and Feed the Future Monitoring Systems (FTFMS);
  • Support the project partners and grantees to develop and implement their own monitoring systems;
  • Follow up with project partners and or grantees to ensure collection, compilation and reporting of monitoring data;
  • Assist in the management of PSDAG M&E database;
  • Assist in the implementation of Consolidation Networks and Farmbook ICT solutions;
  • Conduct Data Quality Assurance processes of project generated data and grantee reported data;
  • Collaborate with external project monitoring and evaluation missions; and
  • Carry out any other duties within the position responsibilities assigned by the Chief of Party or M&E Specialist.
Supervisor: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is the direct supervisor, the Chief of Party is the overall supervisor of all PSDAG staff.
Qualifications
  • A Master degree in statistics, economics, M&E, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects/programs.
  • Proven experience of database management, Microsoft Office software’s (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proven experience of working in Rwanda.
  • Demonstrated of experience of working with the private sector is an important asset.
  • Experience in use of statistical software such as SPSS, or Stata.
  • Strong oral and written communication skill in English, French and Kinyarwanda.
  • Past experience on a USAID funded project is preferred.
Application Instructions
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their CV and cover letter on or before 24th March, 2017 to psdagrecruitment@psdag.org and indicate on the subject line: Application for Deputy M&E Specialist.

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