Monday, June 5, 2017

Chemonics International Inc.,Provincial Advisor Jobs in Rwanda



Scope of Work
Chemonics International Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Provincial Advisor
Project Summary
Soma Umenye is a five-year USAID-funded activity that aims to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Coverin
g all 30 districts of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Boad (REB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Soma Umenye will contribute to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and the Government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grade students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed in future schooling and, later, in the modern workplace.
Project goals:
Soma Umenye aims to achieve the following two goals.
To improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children (unique direct beneficiaries) in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of P3; and
To ensure that at least 70 percent of P1-P3 students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension.
To achieve the above goals, it requires close collaboration with all education stakeholders under the technical leadership of MINEDUC and REB.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the work of the district advisors to support district and sector education officials to implement education reforms that support improved early grade reading outcomes and are in line with the government of Rwanda’s education reforms. Build their capacity as needed to ensure they can be effective in their work.
  • Facilitate sharing of challenges and successes among provincial advisors and among the district advisors in his/her province to promote project learning and among education sector officials within his/her province to promote sector learning.
  • Gather information from district advisors related to the implementation of Soma Umenye-supported activities at the district and sector level, share with the Deputy Chief of Party, and work with him/her to devise and implement a strategy if needed (in collaboration with district-/sector-level education officials) to address any deficits in implementation.
  • Strengthen data-driven decision-making to enhance learner performance improvement at district and sector levels
  • Gather information from district advisors related to coordination with other donor-funded implementers, share with the Deputy Chief of Party, and work with him/her to devise and implement a strategy if needed to ensure Soma Umenye interventions are complementary and not duplicative of others’ efforts.
  • Contribute to provincial budget development 
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience, preferably working in or with Rwanda’s education system
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects preferred (ideally USAID projects)
  • Experience promoting equity in learning outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs preferred;
  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to build the capacity and mentor team members
  • Demonstrated experience collecting and analyzing monitoring and evaluation data
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is in one of Rwanda’s provincial capitals (see list below) with intermittent travel throughout the country.
  • Kigali: Kigali City
  • Southern: Nyanza
  • Western: Karongi
  • Northern: Gicumbi
  • Eastern: Rwamagana
Supervision
The Provincial Advisor will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party or his/her designee.

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