Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Access to Finance Rwanda,Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MERL) Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Recruitment of a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MERL) Officer  AFR
Access to Finance Rwanda is seeking to fill the position of a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer. The MERL Officer  bears the responsibility of providing technical and logistical support in monitoring progress against work plans and evaluating the quality of project deliverables; as well facilitate research activities commissioned by AFR. He/She will provide support to the the program team to incorporate findings and recommendations from research activities.
Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) was established in 2
010 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (CLG) in Rwanda with the objective of increasing access to financial services for the rural and urban poor and for micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Rwanda. Existing funders of AFR include DFID, The MasterCard Foundation, Sweden, USAID, and KfW.
AFR’s strategic focus is stimulating financial sector development by partnering with financial institutions and other stakeholders to increase access to and use of financial services. We identify and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population, and promote innovations and learning that result in sustainable change in the financial sector. Improving access to financial services for the rural poor and women is a particular focus.
The Position:
The position is responsible for working with partners in the set-up and roll-out of M&E plans;Supporting AFR’s routine outcome monitoring initiatives;Contributing to the generation of learning on AFR’s measurement approaches andSupporting the management of AFR’s results tracking system.
Essential ProfessionalQualifications and experience
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Development Studies, Statistics, Information Technology or other relevant field.
  2. Certificate in Monitoring and evaluation (if subjects covered above do not integrate M&E course units)
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and measuring results and/or conducting research to inform development initiatives. Prior experience in applying these skills in a Financial Sector Development context is preferred.
  4. Previous experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with a USAID or DFID funded project is a must
  5. Professional training in Research methodology with more emphasis on Operations Research.
  6. Demonstrable experience of data and program quality management techniques including the ability to work with databases and data management
  7. Strong report writing skills
  8. Proven experience in conducting and managing baselines and evaluations
  9. Demonstrable experience inthe application ofKnowledge management techniques in both managing and disseminating information
Please visit for the detailed Terms of Reference for the position.
How to apply
  • If your qualifications and experience match the requirements for this role, please email your application to the following email address: Please state the title of the position as the subject of your email. All applications should be sent via email.
  • Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 1 page) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications will be 19 May 2017.
  • All applications will be selected on merit and only short listed candidates will be invited for interviews. For any questions regarding the application process please contact AFR, on +250 782 507 751.
The position is open to Rwandan NationalsONLY.

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