Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – Homes and Communities Activity (USAID Education Grant)
World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.
World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – Homes and Communities Activity, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and reports to the Chief of Party.
Purpose of the position:
The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring, evaluation and learning, including formative (pre-intervention), implementation (during the intervention) and summative research (post-intervention) of the USAID-funded Homes and Communities Activity. This grant will improve home and community support for literacy learning.
Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning would also provide technical leadership during activity assessments/evaluations.
Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting
- Execute the approved Annual MEL Plan in accordance with donor requirements and overall MEL priorities. Prioritize and lead the MEL team with overall responsibility for all MEL activities.
- Own, manage and ensure the digital data collection system is executed according to the data management plan, including leading data driven decision making using the data and dashboards.
- Update Annual MEL Plan, Data Management Plan and prepare the annual MEL budget
- Develop the annual MEL implementation plan, integrate with the annual implementation plan (AIP), ensuring alignment with technical strategy and completion of all MEL activities
- Identify the requirements for annual performance assessment and endline data collection , prepare terms-of-reference , review proposals from research firms, select a research firm and proactively manage the research firm to get high quality results.
- Clarify and/or facilitate process for monitoring and evaluations of sub-grantees
- Oversee and execute M&E activities with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learned; and monitor the follow up on evaluation recommendations
- Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.
- Prepare consolidated progress reports, review and reflection for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations
- Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed
- Develop a consolidated learning agenda, develop ToRs for specific studies; Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impact Ensure compliance with USAID annual DQA activities.
- Establish a learning culture within the organization building from the established learning agenda and learning questions, to lead partners and local implementing partners to document learning and best practices for collaboration, learning and adaptation.
- Ensure timely dissemination and feedback of available data to appropriate users
- Ensure effective scale up, fidelity and depth in programming based on evidence
- Support DCoP/Partners to document their successes and best practices into appropriate knowledge assets
- Ensure information sharing, consultation and participation and feedback collection are integral part of the Project
- Ensure all MEAL related data, reports, and records are clearly organized archived in a central location for future reference.
- Identify the core information needs of grant management, partners and funding agencies
- Lead regular discussions on monitoring data in the appropriate forums and in a timely fashion in terms of implications of future action. If necessary create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.
- Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for grants staff, implementing partners, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of strengthening local M&E capacity.
- Design and implement a system to identify, analyse, document and disseminate lessons learned
- Lead UI participation in relevant networks with external and WV internal partners to promote learning and achieve M&E excellence.
People management, capacity building and risk mitigation
- Ensure all MEAL staff supervised by this position are guided, mentored and their capacities built in order to deliver high quality products
- Ensure M&E Officers are assisted in strengthening their understanding of MEAL concepts & competencies and are equipped with knowledge, tools and resources to support MEAL functions at project level
- Delegate MEAL tasks to appropriate MEAL staff, develop clear roles and responsibilities that will enable the MEAL team to execute all activities in the AIP.
- Ensure partner capacity is built to comply and produce high quality M&E products in-line with WV Rwanda and donor standards & requirements. Streamline processes as necessary.
- Ensure management of day-to-day M&E tasks are completed with appropriate resources, proper planning and to the highest standard required.
- Support other tasks as required by the Chief of Party
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Data Science, Social Sciences, Information Systems, or Development related field
- Demonstrated Experience implementing USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adaption (CLA) approaches
- Seven (7) years relevant experience, including previous experience at a level of MEL Director with at least five (5) years USAID grant experience
- Demonstrated high quality report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Experience motivating and managing a MEL team for large grant funded projects across Rwanda.
- Ability to design and manage assessments, baselines, and evaluations including managing consultants to produce high quality reports on time and on budget.
- Excellent analytical, planning, organizing and management skills
- Must be able manage multiple deadlines, fast paced environment and high demands
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with absolute discretion
- Proven experience leading annual performance assessments, multi-faceted digital data collection systems including proven competence in Statistical package including but not limited to SPSS, STATA, ODK, etc
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Work experience in an international relief and development organization is preferred
- Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
- Proficient project management skills is preferred
- Strong capacity building skills using different methodologies
- Knowledge of various technologies that can leverage programming, such as GIS, Mobile solutions in research, etc.
- Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
Language Requirements: Proficiency in written and spoken English
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Method of Application
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Closing Date : 26th September, 2023.
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