2 JOB POSITIONS AT PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH) : ( Deadline : 07 January 2020 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH) : ( Deadline : 07 January 2020 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH) : ( Deadline : 07 January 2020 )

 

MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING OFFICER   AT PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH) : ( Deadline : 07 January 2020 )

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE:

RECRUITMENT OF MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING OFFICER  

 Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT) project

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is an Umbrella of Rwandan Civil Society Organizations aiming at the advancement of women’s status, peace, and development. It was established in October 1992, and currently represents 53 member organizations within the country.  The mission of Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe is to eradicate all forms of discrimination towards women, to promote their socio-economic-political and legal status, and to enhance the institutional and organizational capacities of its member organizations through the promotion of sustainable human development approach based on gender equality and a culture of peace, justice, and human rights.

PFTH in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing the Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT) project. The project aims to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved by improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is built on improving the legal and policy framework for WICBT, providing access to legal aid services to WICBT, increasing WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and strengthen the entrepreneurial and financial capacity of WICBT. The project activities will be implemented in Goma and Bukavu in DRC and Rubavu and Rusizi in Rwanda for a duration of 2.5 years, with an inception phase of 4 months.

In line with the above PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE is looking for a suitable candidate to monitor and evaluate the overall project implementation. Under the supervision of the project coordinator and Program Manager, Pro-Femmes /Twese Hamwe seeks to recruit a qualified and motivated Project MEL officer to execute the following:

  • Responsible lead for the development, strengthening and functioning of PRO-FEMMES/TWESEHAMWE Specifically EWICBT Project MEL frameworks and systems, and supporting tools or templates.
  • Develop the framework for PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE Monitoring and Evaluation, in coordination with program management, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreement and program requirement.
  • Assess, identify and provide guidance on critical areas where technical support is needed and connect with the Technical team to ensure quality program implementation and service provision.
  • Strengthen MEL capacities of all program staff at central and field levels on a continuous basis through on job training and mentoring.
  • Monitor and review existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level MEL plans, data collection tools, and Final Evaluation Reports.
  • Guide the regular sharing of MEL findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data is discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.
  • Develop MEL trainings and other capacity buildings tools to PFTH staff and members
  • Developing streamlined tools and schedules that will make the M&E process as easy as possible for Partners
  • Ensuring the data are timely collected from the field and fed into the database and tools
  • Keeping update the Community Score Card tools including uploading of information on the shared stores online.
  • Setting up systems and procedures for ongoing monitoring & impact measurement; incorporating donor-specific requirements if necessary
  • Carry out field visits and spot checks to audit data and ensure that tools are user-friendly and working effectively and to inform partners of the results of previous assessments, this will also include preparing first-hand narrative reports (quarterly and annual reports)
  • Organizing and facilitating the formal project baseline survey, mid-term and final evaluations as planned, supporting external evaluators as necessary; facilitating the dissemination of results among project team and stakeholders;
  • Closely monitor the external environment to projects and identify threats and facilitate the development of a plan to reduce chocks to the projects. This might involve having a better understanding of local governance and regional realities; perspectives of different stakeholders involved and facilitate reflection sessions to discuss and find the necessary solutions.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Sub Tasks:

  • Keeping up to date with standards of professionalism and PFTH’s expectations concerning personal behavior and values; at all times acting accordingly
  • Being aware of what PFTH is doing outside of personal specialism in order to communicate PFTH’s strategies, programs and accomplishments effectively
  • Participating in stakeholder coordination meetings for harmonization of activities.
  • Participating in other high profile events (e.g. national events) and networking opportunities
  • Taking opportunities to promote PFTH& partner in DRC in the community, including displaying promotional material as appropriate;
  1. Required Qualifications and Experience:

4.1. Education

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, economics, project planning, Law and management, information systems, monitoring, and evaluation or in a closely related field.  With a minimum of 4 years  of experience
  • Master’s Degree in project management, project planning, statistics with a minimum of 3 years of working experience.
  • Minimum 2 years working as MEL specialist
  • Experience in programs’ design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Conversant and able to design, develop and guide implement project strategic/results frameworks, Change or Logic models.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing and analyzing data using Excel, SPSS, STATA, Open data tool kits.
  • Knowledge/experience in designing, leading and developing high-quality reports from quantitative/qualitative data, studies, surveys or assessments
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and complete tasks according to agreed deadlines.
  • Fluency and Excellent in English and French  writing, reading and speaking
  • Knowledge of Swahili will be added advantage
  • Kinyarwanda is mandatory

4.2. Experience

  • Substantial experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans for big grants, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;
  • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, MEL methods and approaches, planning and implementation of MEL systems, information/data analysis and report writing;
  • Sound knowledge of development program planning and implementation objectives;
  • Prior experience in working with NGOs in that domain is an added value;
  1. How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Academic documents and other relevant work certificates to the Chairperson of Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe and delivered in hard copies to Pro-Femmes offices by 16:30 pm on 7th January 2020.

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe head office is located next to Gahanga Sector offices, Kicukiro District.

  N.B

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.
  • Online applications will not be considered

Kigali, 17 December 2019

 

Emma Marie Bugingo

Executive Director

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe

 

 

 

 

Project Coordinator AT PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH) : ( Deadline : 07 January 2020 )

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is an Umbrella of Rwandan Civil Society Organizations aiming at the advancement of women’s status, peace, and development. It was established in October 1992, and currently represents 53 member organizations within the country. The mission of Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe is to eradicate all forms of discrimination towards women, to promote their socio-economic-political and legal status, and to enhance the institutional and organizational capacities of its member organizations through the promotion of sustainable human development approach based on gender equality and a culture of peace, justice, and human rights.

PFTH in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing the Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT) project. The project aims to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved by improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is built on improving the legal and policy framework for WICBT, providing access to legal aid services to WICBT, increasing WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and strengthen the entrepreneurial and financial capacity of WICBT. The project activities will be implemented in Goma and Bukavu in DRC and Rubavu and Rusizi in Rwanda for a duration of 2.5 years, with an inception phase of 4 months.

In line with the above PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE is looking for a suitable candidate to coordinate the overall project implementation. Under the supervision of Program Manager, the Project Coordinator will undertake the following specific tasks;

Coordinating and Facilitating the Project Planning Process
To develop plans and strategies that will contribute to sustainable improvements in the wellbeing of Project beneficiaries: Including but not limited to:

Sub Tasks:

Ensuring that detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and budgets are developed in order to deliver against all aspects of the project
Overseeing the fund request process, ensuring that the relevant documents are prepared and the roles and responsibilities of PFTH and partners in DRC are clarified
Ensuring the overall coordination of the project staff, project activities, and partners in DRC
Planning and forecasting grant expenditure, project activities, procurement staffing and partnership to ensure compliance with the project contract and budget and to prevent overspending or underspending
Conduct regular monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project progress to PFTH, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherland and to other project stakeholders.
Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports in relation to the project activities and other reports as reasonably requested by her/ his supervisor
Coordinate Project implementation

 

 

Sub Tasks:

 

Ensuring that all project components are implemented according to the project plans, in order to meet all goals and objectives; taking assertive corrective action in case of missed deliverables;
Ensuring monitoring is conducted in order to measure progress against the baseline survey, needs assessment and analyze the success of interventions to date and all surveys planned in the project are conducted
Coordinating the project team both in Rwanda and DRC to carry out the activities planned and if delays a catch plan is established and any constraint is timely communicated to her/his supervisor
Ensure budget is utilized against the plan, any change is timely communicated to EKN for seeking approval after internal consultation and all requests are made on time
Advocacy and policy influencing
Understand the context of policy influencing in Rwanda and what the project wants to achieve in particular and Pro-Femmes’ advocacy agenda in general
Coordinate with colleagues at Pro-Femmes to determine advocacy needs and set forth the plan to be implemented under the project and Pro-Femmes;
Lead the process of information gathering, analysis of that information and develop advocacy messages to be presented to key decision-makers;
Lead the development and implementation of the advocacy strategies, and advocacy campaigns related to the project advocacy agenda and produce related reports;
Participate in mentoring and coaching of Pro-Femmes staff and other stakeholders on advocacy and policy influencing;
Lead the design, implementation, and management of advocacy campaigns/ interventions related to both the project, partners in DRC and Pro-Femmes;
Identify existing local, national and regional networks and alliances with regional advocacy/coalition organizations and guide them on how to actively engage in national advocacy and policy influencing agenda;
Develop and validate policy briefs, policy proposals and campaign materials for local, national advocacy;
Identify key moments for advocacy and policy influencing and drive the work related to the development of advocacy messages and policy briefs;
Develop the project advocacy and policy influencing monthly, quarterly and annual plan in consultation with EKN team and other CSOs;
Collaborate with key national CSOs and key stakeholders and engage them in all efforts related to advocacy, results in measurement and monitoring of the national, regional and international policy commitments related to improving cross border trade;
Facilitate local, national spaces for dialogue for women and girls to exchange on the implementation of the above-mentioned commitments and issues that need to be advocated for

4. Quality, Learning & Knowledge Management

 

Lead reflection on documentation and communication of project experiences and achievements and promote effective monitoring of program activities and a learning environment.

Subtasks:

Contributing towards the development of effective impact measurement, knowledge management and internal accountability systems for the project
Coordinating regular data and information collection and analysis for all project activities, according to the agreed systems with EKN
Organize regular information gathering and sharing opportunities
Conduct field visits both in Rwanda and DRC
Ensure success stories suitable for publicity purposes are properly recorded and disseminated;
Represent PFTH in EKN meetings and other relevant meetings related to the project;
Collaborate with a project team at EKN and provide an update to PFTH management team;
Collaborate with key partners including CSOs on the field and at a national level that is relevant to the project implementation
Design project proposals for submission to potential donors;
Perform other tasks as shall be advised by the supervisors at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE.

1.2. DESIRED COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR COORDINATOR

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, Social sciences or any other related field;
Holders of master’s degree in a relevant field are preferable for the prospective candidate;
At least four (4) years progressive experience in managing projects related to trade, SRHR, gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming;
Strong understanding of the regional Integration in general ;
Strong experience and knowledge of civil society in Rwanda;
Experience and knowledge of national and regional issues relevant to trade, gender-based violence, and SRHR;
Experience in Networking, building coalitions, lobbying and advocacy especially for gender-related issues;
Understanding of Human rights-based approach;
Fluency in English, French, and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage;
Computer literate (high proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Excellent communicator orally and in writing;
Innovative, self –driven and team player;
Interpersonal skills with experience of working in multicultural contexts.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND APPLICATION

 

Interested candidates should send their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, academic documents and other certificates to the Chairperson of PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE and delivered in hard copy to PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE’s office by 4:00 pm 7th January 2020.

PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE head office is located next to Gahanga Sector Offices, Kicukiro district, City of Kigali.

N.B

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.
Online applications will not be considered

KIGALI, 16th December 2019.

Emma Marie Bugingo

Executive Director

Pro-Femmes/TweseHamwe

 

 





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