Thursday, May 4, 2017

M&E Interns,Action Aid Rwanda (AAR)Jobs in Rwanda



Terms of Reference for 5 M&E Interns
Background
Action Aid Rwanda (AAR), an associate of Action Aid International (AAI) Global federation, it is   an anti-poverty agency working with the poor. The organisation has been working in Rwanda as a full Country Programme since 1997 to contribute towards eradication of poverty and injustices with a focus on tackling the root causes of poverty. Action Aid Rwanda implemen
ts several activities in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Public Education and Women Rights from 7 Local Right Programs (LRPs) namely Nyanza, Gisagara, Ruheru, Murundi, Gitesi, Muko and Shingiro LRPs.
Monitoring & Evaluation of programme’s intervention is key in ensuring quality and learning for effective programming. The main functions of the office include conducting regular monitoring of activities for quality and compliance to AAI principles (HRBA, TOC, ALPS), carrying out periodical evaluation of AAIR interventions’ impact, overseeing and coordinating periodical global/national planning & reporting for AAIR, ensuring documentation, learning and sharing of best practices and achievements, managing AAR M&E MIS and develop data collection tools, providing support in fundraising and in the management of projects within AAIR, and lastly providing assistance and capacity building on M&E to both AAR staff and partners.
Objective for the M&E Interns
The objective of having interns both at central and LRP levels is to enable proper M&E data chain from local to the national level. Specifically the interns will support the programmes unit in regular field data collection processes, they will be participating in activities implemented by the partners within LRPs, they will be responsible of the gathering of inputs/outputs being invested and achieved by interventions supported by AAR. The interns will also support in other assignments such as sponsorship child messages and Photo updates within LRP or in any other administrative/technical work at AAR Headquarters.
The interns will work closely with the Program Quality Coordinator, LRP Managers and partner organizations and will benefit from ActionAid’s range of programming work including understanding of the organisation M&E principles. The Interns will be given opportunities to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge in the area of Programming and M&E in an NGO.    
Expected tasks & deliverables
  • Prepare LRP level detailed M&E activities’ calendar.
  • Support in data collection, analysis and feeding in MIS from LRP to central levels.
  • Undertake regular field visits to support implementation and to identify adaptations needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans and reports.
  • To ensure documentation, learning and sharing of best practices, achievements & success stories  
  • Provide administrative and technical programme support to AAR Quality Coordinator and LRP Managers
Duration & Location of the internship
The ideal candidate will work for six months with a possibility of extension based on satisfaction of the work done. 4 Candidates will be based at AAR LRP offices namely Nyaruguru, Musanze, Nyanza or Karongi and 1 intern based at AAR Headquarters. Placement will be competition based and the interns are responsible for their own living expenses including Housing & others. AAR shall provide transport and lunch to the intern and will also be facilitated for carrying out duties assigned.
The candidate should live the following ActionAid Values
Mutual respect, requiring us to recognize each person's innate worth and the value of diversity.
Equity and justice, requiring us to work to ensure equal opportunity for every person, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, color, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
Honesty and transparency, requiring us to be accountable at all levels to ensure the effectiveness of our actions and open in our communications with others.
Solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded will be the only bias in our commitment to the fight against poverty.
Courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative and radical, bold and innovative in pursuit of making the greatest possible impact on the root causes of poverty, without fear of failure.
Independence, from any religious or political affiliation
Humility, in our presentation and behaviour, recognizing that we are part of a broader alliance, all fighting against poverty
Expected skills & qualities

  • The intern should possess skills in data collection, analysis and using tools for data analysis like Excel and SPSS.
  • Should have skills in rural development and community centred work
  • The intern should have knowledge of gender and women’s rights
  • The intern should have skills in planning, organizing and coordination.
  • Should have skills in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ability to organise and facilitate meetings with communities and partners.
  • The intern should have knowledge on child protection skills
  • Ability to write reports  and document stories of change.
The interns should at least hold Bachelor’s Degree in fields of Statistics, Economics or Agriculture, they should be able to fluently speak and write English and Kinyarwanda, French is a plus. They should be computer literate and having their own computers would be recommendable.
How to apply
Mark in the subject line: The position you are applying for. Interested and Qualified candidates should submit Application Letters & Curriculum Vitae to Rwanda.jobs@actionaid.org not later than Thursday 18th MAY, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Only applications sent by email will be accepted.
NB: At the end of the internship, the internee is expected to write an internship report and submit a copy to
the Programme Quality Coordinator  
Josephine Irene UWAMARIYA
Country Director

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