4 Job Positions of M&E Field Officers at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 13 December 2021)
Position Title: M&E Field Officers
Vacant positions: 4 persons
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Working location:Gikongoro, Kigali, Byumba, Kayonza
Supervisor: Project Coordinators
Deadline: 13th December 2021
The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit 4 M&E Field Officers for Kura Umenye-Educare Project. The interested candidates in this position should send a detailed CV, application letter and other required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 13 December 2021.
Content of the organization
Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development international organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of vulnerable children. In Rwanda SOS Children’s Villages is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages International which is a federation of over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations world-wide. We build families for neglected, abandoned or orphaned children, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is seeking for competent M&E Field Officers.
Mission of the position:
Under the leadership of the Kura Umenye Project Coordinator, the field officer supports project development in the field of family strengthening and Reintegration, MH&PSS and ASRHR, and Education and remedial Learning in the line with the “Vision, Mission, Values”, the brand and approved strategies, policies, guidelines of the organisation and national legislation. Field officer is responsible to support children who are at risk of losing the care of their biological family which includes direct work with the children, caregivers and communities, based on the professional social work practice, ethics, values to achieve the sustainable development of the families and integration in the community. He/she is also responsible to ensure the timely completion of the case management procedures at all stages based on the individual approach and on the active participation of children, parents/caregivers. He/she is a member of the multidisciplinary team in the project and coordinates multidisciplinary team work within the case he/she is responsible for.
Key performance areas and main responsibilities:
Supports Kura Umenye Coordinator in the development of services and interventions in the frame of family strengthening & Reintegration, MH&PSS &ASRHR, and Education & Remeial Learning.
Supports identification of cases of children who are at risk of losing care from their families of origin through different resources (referral, outreach, self-referral etc.).
Conducts comprehensive assessment of children and families in strong cooperation with the multidisciplinary team of stakeholders using different resources and social work techniques/methods to identify family needs and strengths and define the required services.
Facilitates the preparation of family development process, with the strong participation of caregivers, children and the multidisciplinary team.
Arranges, provides and coordinates the delivery of services to children and families in strong partnership with other service providers and in line with the family development process.
Keeps regular contacts with child and family during the implementation of family development process through phone calls, home visits and meetings in programme premises.
Documents appropriately all activities conducted during the case management stages in the child/family case file by applying methods and tools for gathering information, as well as forms/templates, based on the requirements of national legislation and/or regional guidelines.
Play a leading role and support the National Association in the project planning and other planning instruments according to the organizational strategic vision and recommend further improvement of the logical frame work;
Assist the Organization in enhancing an integrated process of planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, research, analysis and present information gathered from diverse source.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Reassesses periodically the child/family needs and progress in meeting the objectives defined in Family Development Process and make decisions on the case closure, in cooperation with family members and the multidisciplinary team.
Enters data regularly in Programme Database module (PDB), ensures quality of data and uses regularly the reports and data stored in the database to track individual progress of children and families. Provides information for new requirements (new reports, new data fields or features) to Kura Umenye Project Coordinator.
Upon the request of Project Coordinator, and in accordance with the national legislation, communicates regularly with the child protection authorities on the case progress.
Supports Project coordinator in the self-evaluation and/or external evaluation processes of Kura Umenye project.
Collects regularly information about different indicators as defined in the M&E plan of the programme unit and reports to Project Coordinator.
Support the use of Prodigi, PDB2 and Compass for monitoring and evaluation of strategic plan indicators for the location
Participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and methodologies consistent with project monitoring and evaluation;
Implement the overall M&E strategy and guide the implementation of related activities within the programme function;
Required experience and qualification:
A degree qualification in social sciences, community development studies, IT and related fields
At least 3 years of work experience in the community development field, child protection and related fields.
Experience in project cycle management
Experience in psychosocial support for children and adults
Positive and professional approach. Ability to work independently, self-organise, use initiative, fulfil commitments and meet deadlines.
Good written and verbal communication skills, including written and spoken English; French would be an added value
Well-developed facilitation, group leadership and presentation skills.
Ability to develop guidelines and tools, and oversee their implementation.
Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
A team player who is culturally astute, respectful and tolerant.
Experience in using applied social research skills (quantitative and qualitative). Additional skills to support FS beneficiaries would be an added advantage.
Knowledge of child protection issues, such as child safeguarding, child rights, OVC, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, psychosocial support
Strong planning, organisational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-site organisation and geographically-dispersed participants.
Work experience in programmes that build networks at community level.
Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of SOS Children Villages;
Demonstrate creativity and abilities to complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities, deadlines and multiple reporting relationships;
Establishes builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support, knowledge, management and learning;
In depth knowledge of Planning, Monitoring and Information System, Monitoring and Evaluation and organizational development issues;
Excellent abilities to identify significant capacity building opportunities and capacity to deliver such trainings using a clear communications skill.
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
How to Apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, send a zipped folder containing your cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidences of your qualifications and experience, 3 traceable professional references as well as an SOS CV ad hoc application form duly filed in and signed.
All documents should be written in English and directly submitted to email@example.com not later than 13th December 2021 at 5:00 pm Kigali time.
N.B: Please mention in the subject of your email the name of the position you are applying for.
Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.
Done in Kigali on 2nd December 2021
Jean Bosco KWIZERA
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