DMIS Project Manager at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

DMIS Project Manager at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

DMIS Project Manager at The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD): (Deadline 31 January 2022)

Vacancies NCPD

DMIS Project Manager (renewable after 1-year)

1. Introduction

National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCDP) represents the views of persons with disabilities and is a forum for advocacy and social mobilisation on issues affecting persons with disabilities to build their capacity and ensure participation in the national development. NCPD assists the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to implement programmes and policies that benefit persons with disabilities and strengthens the disability network in Rwanda.

Around 15% of the global population – over a billion people – lives with some form of disability. According to the 2012 Census 446,453 persons with disabilities aged 5 and above (5%) live in Rwanda. While Rwanda has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and is committed towards building an inclusive society, persons with disabilities still face major inequalities. Exclusion of Persons with disabilities from participating equally in society makes them invisible.

Although disability data is collected occasionally, there is a gap of nation-wide reliable disaggregated data in Rwanda. Absence of data makes it difficult to effectively advocate for inclusion, actively target and support them, and measure change according to the most important indicators. For follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it is recognized that quality, accessible, timely, and reliable disaggregated data will be needed to help with the measurement of progress towards disability inclusion.

NCPD wants to tackle this problem and will develop a Disability Management Information System (DMIS) which supports the council and key stakeholders in its function for better decision making, increased accountability, improved disability service delivery, and better coordination, ultimately to improve living conditions of persons with disabilities in Rwanda.

2. Disability Management Information System – DMIS

The DMIS will be an innovative digital support tool for the Identification & Registry of all Persons with Disabilities including a Case-Management support tool for the most in need in Rwanda. During the implementation of the DMIS as many as persons with disability will be identified. Consequently, in every village, persons with disabilities will be interviewed through a questionnaire developed in collaboration with stakeholders. Identification of persons with disabilities will be administered through a questionnaire where only relevant questions pop-up. Answers given are linked with (SDG) indicators about demographics, socioeconomic status, functional limitations, assistive devices, health care utilisation, barriers, wellbeing including specific needs and priorities of persons with disabilities and will be the base for on-demand dashboards and maps for M&E purposes.

Disability Registry including degree of disability as required in the Ministerial Order will be automatically calculated within the DMIS environment including a digital Limitation Profile and calculated Limitation Degree which is linked to certain GoR benefits. After the project phase in 2024, DMIS will continue through on-demand identification embedded in the GoR administrative structure.

Case-management is available for those persons with disabilities who have special needs and additional support assessed during the identification process of disability. This will be in general persons who have a severe type of disability. A case-manager will support, assist and refer but will not take over the responsibilities of the individual person with disability. Together with a person with disability and/or family a case-manager will make an Individual Support Plan (ISP) including proposed actions.

3. DMIS Key functions

DMIS will have the following key functions:

  • DMIS will identify and register all persons with disabilities in Rwanda through a validated and international recognized comprehensive questionnaire;
  • DMIS is linked with National ID Agency (NIDA) for a digital Limitation profile and degree;
  • DMIS will have an overview of barriers and needs of persons with disabilities including assistive devices and personal assistance;
  •  DMIS is a web-based database which could be linked with other GoR databases such as LODA for UBUDEHE categories, HMIS for health services, and NISR for comparison with Demographic Health Survey (DHS) and National Census;
  • DMIS is accessible anytime and anywhere by all groups of stakeholders through a secure environment in line with the national personal data security law with different levels of access for different users and through different devices;
  •  DMIS is free of barriers, both through Kinyarwanda and English languages, where persons with disabilities could check their own profile;
  •  DMIS will transform data into easy to read dashboards and maps with all relevant (SDG) indicators for different purposes and for all relevant stakeholders;
  •  DMIS will support case-management for persons with a severe type of disability.

4. PROJECT MANAGER

NCPD is seeking a highly motivated project manager with outstanding project management skills to assist the NCPD in the development and implementation of the DMIS. This role requires managerial capabilities to manage on a day-to-day basis the development and implementation of the DMIS. The DMIS Project Manager will work in close collaboration with NCPD national and local staff, MINALOC assigned staff to NCPD, RISA, and QT Software Solutions Ltd. and play a key role in the collaboration with key stakeholders in the disability sector in Rwanda including the Disability Coordination Forum.

The DMIS Project Manager should have the technical skills to advise, coordinate, oversee and direct NCPD staff and other assigned staff for the development, pilot, and implementation of the DMIS including training, M&E, operational planning and costing, measurement, and intervention design for data collection by enumerators and case-management by Disability Mainstream Officers (DMO’s) or other assigned staff.

The desired candidate must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience with project managing multiple work streams and delegating responsibilities to staff effectively. Candidates should have experience managing relationships with high-level government stakeholders and ideally will have worked in the field of health statistics and data collection in the disability sector. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments. Knowledge of the disability sector is an added value. Being a person with disability will give you priority when equal in capacity assessment

The DMIS Project Manager will report to the Executive Secretary of the NCPD, is based in Kigali with some travelling to districts to oversee the data collection and implementation of the DMIS in the districts. The total duration of the DMIS project will be around 3 years. The contract duration of this position will be 1-year renewable every year based on performance.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

Manage and coordinate all DMIS related activitiesincluding country wide identification of persons with disabilities

  • Develop a workplan to organize the development and implementation of the DMIS
  • Develop briefing documents and information dissemination products as needed –
  • Manage DMIS team (DMIS IT Specialist) budget and expenditure
  • Develop and oversee execution of a training, monitoring, and evaluation plan of the DMIS
  •  Proactively identify and mitigate any risks that is related to this program
  •  Become a member of NCPD team and actively contribute to the development of the DMIS
  • Identify areas where support is needed, plan for and design the DMIS programmatic support
  •  Provide and manage internal and external technical inputs on all DMIS program activities
  •  Complete donor reports and filing as necessary for various grants
  •  Implement the GoR disability policy related to disaggregated disability data
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the NCPD Executive Secretary

Relationship Management

  • Serve as the NCPD focal point for engagement in the DMIS
  •  Understand government requirements for support and coordinate NCPD’s efforts to meet those requests
  • Effectively engage and manage relationships with key government and training institution stakeholders
  • Develop, maintain, and facilitate strong working relationships with DMIS partners such as RISA, QT Software Solutions Ltd., and all relevant key stakeholders in the disability sector in Rwanda
  •  Support the NCPD to develop and execute MoUs and DMIS contracts with relevant partners

Leadership, Administration & Operations

  • Create an environment of continuous learning, where staff are encouraged, supported to grow and develop, and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments
  • Develop and maintain efficient and effective systems, and ensure compliance with GoR policies, procedures, and guidelines

4 – Provide input towards development of the DMIS budget and budget forecasts

  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, General Medicine, Statistics, or other related field
  • Documented 7 – 10 years relevant work experience in the health sector, disability, or other related field including work experience in (project) management positions

Other required skills

  • Demonstrated excellent people management skills with experience of managing a team
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to government institutions
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional / educational backgrounds
  •  Ability to multitask and to work independently and effectively in high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work with a team and achieve results
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
  •  Highly organized with demonstrated project management experience
  •  High emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly

When potential candidates have the same capacity, a person with a functional limitation will be given priority.

Interested candidates should send their application documents (in one PDF document) including application letter, CVs including a least 3 referees, copies of certificates, proof of experience, and copy of Rwandan ID to the email address of NCPD: info@ncpd.gov.rw

Applicants must describe the position applied for in the email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for submission is on 31/01/2022.

Done at Kigali on 21/01/ 2022

NDAYISABA Emmanuel

Executive Secretary

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