3 Job Positions at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

3 Job Positions at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

3 Job Positions at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

Recruitment of Public Relations and Communication Expert at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO RECRUIT A PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION EXPERT

  1. Background

The Institute of Policy analysis and Research (IPAR –Rwanda) is a fast growing indigenous, independent, not-for-profit Rwandan think tank. IPAR seeks to enhance evidence based policy making by conducting timely, relevant, high-quality, policy-oriented analysis and research. It also promotes a culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda.

In order to meet the increasing expectations from its stakeholders, IPAR is seeking to recruit an experienced Public Relations and Communication Expert.

  1. Qualifications:
  • Ambitious professional with a Maters’ degree of Communication;
  • At least 4 years of experience in public relations; customer relationships or similar roles from a reputable organization
  • Experience with drafting speeches for the leadership team of an institution;
  • Experience with coordinating high-level events;
  • Experience with coordinating outreach activities;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with experience producing documents for external audiences, such as feature articles, or blogs;
  • Experience managing relationships with external stakeholders and partners, e.g. government officials;
  • Experience with drafting MoUs and concept notes;
  • Ability to apply technical problem-solving techniques;
  1. Objectives of the Assignment
  • To promote a positive image of the Client;
  • To build the Client’s reputation through the media;
  • To provide support to researchers while  preparing articles for the media;
  • To advise and implement pre and post publicity plan for specific occasions/ events/ policy reforms through the media, website and social media
  • To advise on the content to publish on the Client’s website and social media and proof reading and editing.
  1. Outline of the work

Scope of Work

  • The Expert, will support IPAR in events, Publication, branding and communications.
  • Development, editing and publishing of the content of strategic policy information materials for policy engagement /capacity building purposes, including press releases, policy briefs, press kits, information packages for policy engagements and communication as agreed by IPAR’s management
  • Media advocacy strategies and its implementation including liaising with media to communicate key messages including events and press conferences to defined target audiences
  • Liaising with IPAR Management to establish a forum for media houses that can help in policy engagements  and organize an annual breakfast  meeting involving high level influential policy makers with editors of media houses for the purpose of promoting IPAR’s research agenda
  • Updating Website with current information on the work of the Client
  • Effectively monitoring and evaluating various communications tools and activities, to measure the impact on achieving the overall objectives;
  • Identifying and collate a database of local, regional and international media outlets and build links with them to enhance advocacy, outreach and strategic communications of the Client;
  • Implementing IPAR Communications Strategy
  • Managing and updating IPAR’s social media platforms( Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and  YouTube)
  • Live updating social media platforms( Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) of the Client during events
  • Produce a documentary video on IPAR’s work
  • Initiate and supervise branding of IPAR’s offices, Staff, events and other promotional items
  • Work with IPAR’s design and printing services suppliers to ensure better design and printing of IPAR  communication and promotional materials, reports and research publications
  • Advising IPAR on all matters related to Public Relations and Communication

Expected Deliverables

The Expert will be expected to deliver these services in the context of the Terms of Reference in a timely manner. The Expert will be expected to deliver the following items during and at the end of the period of the project:

  • Advisory services to IPAR’s management and communications office, on the development and/or improvement of the communications and policy engagements of their work plan, development and production of public policy materials
  • Documentary video on IPAR’s work
  • IPAR’s first brand manual and guidelines
  • Updated IPAR Promotional materials
  • Upgraded IPAR website

Reporting structure

The Expert will report to the Executive Director.

  1.  How to apply?

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and Academic credentials to recruitment@ipar-rwanda.org copy to r.innocente@ipar-rwanda.org by 12/07/ 2022 before 4PM.

Should you have any further questions please send e-mail on r.innocente@ipar-rwanda.org with “Public Relations and Communication expert” in the subject line.

Done at Kigali, 21/06/2022

Eugenia KAYITESI

Executive Director

 

Recruitment of a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO RECRUIT SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW  

  1. Background

The Institute of Policy analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) is a fast growing indigenous, independent and not-for profit Rwandan Institute. IPAR seeks to enhance evidence based policy making by conducting timely, relevant, high-quality policy-oriented analysis and research. It also promotes culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda. IPAR is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated staff at the level of Senior Research Fellow.

  1. The Senior Researcher’s Role;
  • To work in a team to ensure IPAR’s poverty related research output is of quality, timely, relevant and high impact,
  • To design, lead and deliver research programmes, consultancy assignments, projects and policy briefs on the topic of poverty, that contribute to meeting IPAR’s core objectives,
  • To provide leadership in research project management: developing sustainable means to ensure that IPAR’s research on poverty is quality assured, submitted to rigorous deadlines, and that budgets are properly designed and managed,
  • To develop funding proposals, the drive the organization’s ability to access new and diverse funding sources.
  • To contribute to building the public profile of the organization, and the Poverty Advisory Group by creating opportunities to participate in various forms of dialogue with public, not-for- profit, private and donor stakeholders and by public speaking and contributing to print and broadcast media
  1. Desired Profile of the Senior Research Fellow
  • Highly motivated Research professional, with a PhD in Economics from a top-tier university, and with at least 5 years of relevant research experience in a think-tank or active policy research Institute.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and the willingness and ability to supervise and  transfer those skills to others
  • Record of high quality research output demonstrable by publications in prestigious outlets including high quality journals, policy documents and newspapers.
  • Experience of undertaking a similar role in a public Research Institution or Think tank
  • Strong and demonstrated Research administration and Budget management skills
  • Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of French and/or Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
  • Highly numerate, with strong skills in qualitative and statistical analysis, with expertise in Microsoft Office (word, Excel, Power point, outlook) and statistical software (e.g. SPSS, STATA) very desirable.
  1. Expected output
  1. Reports, proposals, and articles written as needed
  2. Budgets that area developed and adhered to
  3. Presentations of research findings made to policymakers, media, and other public audiences
  4. Funding adequate to support research operations
  5. Detailed documentation and a database for all work performed
  6. Deadlines for research projects met within established time frames
  1. Reporting structure

The Senior Research Fellow will report to the Director of Research IPAR. He/she will have responsibility for leadership of a research team of up to 40 research assistants.

Delivery expectations will be agreed upon with the Senior Research Fellow when recruited. Regular progress reports shall be submitted on the agreed intervals to be specified at the beginning of the contract, with a strong focus on delivery. External reporting may also be required to IPAR’s board and funders.

  1. Remuneration

An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to successful candidate

HOW TO APPLY?

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and Academic credentials to recruitment@ipar-rwanda.org copy to r.innocente@ipar-rwanda.org by 12/07/2022 before 4PM.

Should you have any further questions please send e-mail on r.innocente@ipar-rwanda.org with “Senior Research Fellow Recruitment” in the subject line.

Done at Kigali, on 21/06/2022

Eugenia Kayitesi

Executive Director

 

Recruitment of M&E/ Research Administrator at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR): (Deadline 12 July 2022)

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO RECRUIT THE M&E OFFICER /RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Background

The Institute of Policy analysis and Research (IPAR –Rwanda) is a fast growing indigenous, independent, not-for-profit Rwandan think tank. IPAR seeks to enhance evidence based policy making by conducting timely, relevant, high-quality, policy-oriented analysis and research. It also promotes a culture of debate and dialogue on policy issues in Rwanda.

In order to meet the increasing expectations from its stakeholders, IPAR is seeking to recruit an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Officer/ Research Administrator.

  1. Objectives of Research Administrator and M&E Officer

 To develop and implement M&E systems focused on data collection, analysis and   reporting to ensure synergy between local M&E framework

  1. Qualifications
  • Master’s degree strongly related to social development, management, research or similar topics.
  • Four (4) Experience in monitoring and evaluation to inform policy deliberations
  • Working experience in public policy formulation and analysis and stakeholder coordination;
  • Experience in coaching, teaching, or consulting
  • Experience with management of databases and research processes.
  1. Key Responsibilities

The Research Administrator and M&E Officer plays a vital role in the strategic direction and planning of IPAR. He/ She is expected to play a central role in developing IPAR’s overall strategy alongside the Management team. Following are the main responsibilities;

           

        Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. The Research Administrator and M&E officer will manage the existing capacity database and work to update and improve it to become more streamlined, accessible and relevant across all operations of IPAR
  2. Develop in coordination with the Finance and Administration Manager, a system to ensure that the organization’s planning, including inputs and targets is aligned with the overall organization’s log frame and M&E indicators
  3. Synthesize and analyze data for summary reports on M&E findings
  4. Develop, refine and manage the process for regular reporting on findings and coordinate with appropriate Units for the dissemination of information
  5. Produce  monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the management of  IPAR and Development Partners
  6. Follow up implementation of recommendations of M&E reports
  7. Manage day-to-day operation of the M&E system, including the implementation of M&E tools and instruments
  8. Assist in the coaching of other IPAR officers in M&E
  9. In collaboration with the IPAR events, publications and communication officer  provide good quality data for the M&E system
  10. Keep abreast of the latest developments in M&E and network with other organizations for best practices
  11. Regularly review and improve the M&E system by seeking stakeholder inputs and through consultation with practitioners in other organizations
  12. Participate in all surveys undertaken by IPAR

Research Administration

  1. Drafting MoUs with research partners. Reviewing MoUs and Terms of Reference for research collaborations and advising the Director of Research prior to the Director of Research advising the Executive Director.
  2. Regularly monitoring all research budgets and advising individual researchers and the Director of Research on budget spend and any issues;
  3. Maintaining a data base of all research projects and monitoring progress against the project time line. Bring to the attention of researchers and the Director of Research any slippages and other necessary information.
  4. Making all the logistical arrangements for research fieldwork and other visits
  5. Arranging meetings of research staff including preparation of agendas, papers etc and taking minutes.
  6. Working with Administrative and Finance and Knowledge Transfer Team to ensure that all arrangements for research events, publication of research findings and arrangements for research fieldwork are carried out in a timely manner.
  7. Drafting the research teams annual progress report.
  8. Undertaking literature searchers and otherwise identifying resources relevant for research projects as directed by the Director of Research
  9. Undertaking research as agreed with the Director of Research Such other administrative duties as from time to time are allocated to the post holder.
  1. Expected deliverables

The Research Administrator and M&E Officer shall deliver the following outputs:

  • Annual Action Plan for IPAR
  • Activity Plan for M&E for IPAR and Annual M&E framework
  •  Developed M&E Log frames
  • Database for IPAR
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the management of  IPAR and Development partners
  • Quality survey reports
  1. Research Administrator and M&E Officer’s  obligations

Serve as the M&E Officer and Research Administrator of IPAR-Rwanda.

Responsible for day-to-day coordination of research admnistrator and M&E  activities.

Handle any other matter  as directed by the Executive Director and Director of Research.

  1. How to apply?

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and Academic credentials to recruitment@ipar-rwanda.org copy to r.innocente@ipar-rwanda.org by 12/07/ 2022 before 4PM.

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