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2 JOB POSITIONS AT SNV Rwanda : ( Deadline : 09 -10 January 2020 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT SNV Rwanda : ( Deadline : 09 -10 January 2020 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT SNV Rwanda : ( Deadline : 09 -10 January 2020 )

 

Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Advisor AT SNV Rwanda : ( Deadline : 10 January 2020 )

 

Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Advisor

  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV USA and its consortium members are currently implementing USAID Isuku Iwacu, a four-year rural sanitation project, which aims to improve access to, and encourage correct and consistent use of household sanitation and hygiene facilities to decrease childhood stunting. USAID Isuku Iwacu focuses on districtwide, private sector-driven household sanitation and hygiene interventions, it’s supporting an estimated 500,000 people to gain access to improved household sanitation, while aiming to reach the following intermediate results (IRs): IR 1- Demand for sanitation and hygiene products and services increased, IR 2- Supply and availability of sanitation products and services in the private sector improved, and IR 3- Governance for sustained access to sanitation and hygiene products and services improved.

Job Description

ROLE

The Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) Officer works under the supervision of the Program Advisor leading an assigned zone or district(s). S/he works closely with the BCC Advisor, and other project staff to ensure the delivery of the project. S/he also works closely with the Project Officer(s) in the target eight districts in order to provide supportive supervision of USAID Isuku Iwacu activities at the field level.

The BCC Officer plays an important role in the project by supporting the implementation of the National Sanitation Policy for sustainable access to sanitation and hygiene products and services, contributing in building target household demand for access to improved sanitation facilities, and thus ensuring that 113,636 households gain access to improved sanitation facilities. Under the guidance and support of the Advisor, the BCC Officer will serve as a liaison between the project and Local Civil Society Organizations (LCSOs) by providing supportive supervision to ensure that cascaded trainings to volunteers and households are done in an effective and efficient manner. S/he will ensure frequent follow up, timely planning, implementation, and reporting of project activities as planned across demand creation, supply facilitation, and policy enabling aspects of the Project.

This position is based in Kigali, with frequent travel to USAID Isuku Iwacu target districts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The BCC officer works in concert with the Kigali based program team and project officers to:

  • Provide guidance to LCSOs to represent USAID Isuku Iwacu in the following targeted districts: Kayonza, Kicukiro, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Ruhango, and Rwamagana
  • Train, mentor, and support LCSOs in cascading training to volunteers, Community Hygiene Clubs (CHCs), and communities on how to improve and access sanitation facilities
  • Oversee provision of training and technical assistance to improve use of digital monitoring to collect, store, and analyze data in the WASH sector; and
  • Work with Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to refine USAID Isuku Iwacu database to meet the program needs and demands, containing up-to-date information and data on sanitation and hygiene products and services.

S/he will be in charge of providing supportive supervision of LCSO(s) within the assigned zone/district(s) to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote compliance with USAID Isuku Iwacu program standards and guidance, quality management in service delivery, and performance improvement;
  • Support the identification and resolution of implementation and service delivery challenges;
  • Monitor for timely and correct implementation of planned activities;
  • Provide a platform for two-way communication and feedback between field, community, and USAID Isuku Iwacu program level staff;
  • Identify specific promising practices in implementation that can be adapted across the other districts; and
  • Strengthen the capacity of local partners, community volunteers, and CHCs to deliver quality services to program beneficiaries.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, management, economics, finance, or related field is required.

 

 

Work Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant work experience in Rwanda in a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of Behavior Change Communications;
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders;
  • Experience in program and financial management;
  • Good team working and communications skills;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Proven experience developing high-quality written deliverables, such as training materials, work plans, and periodic performance reports; and
  • Experience working with USAID or other donors is an asset.

 Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills is highly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be detail-oriented with proactive planning and execution.
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
  • Ability to coordinate with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to target districts.
  • Strong and proven knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is a must; fluency in French will be an asset.

Additional Information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you believe your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly submit your cover letter and CV (both in English) by January 10, 2020.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as a disqualification of the candidate. SNV USA is an equal employment provider.

 

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor AT SNV Rwanda : ( Deadline : 09 January 2020 )

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor

  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV USA and its consortium members are currently implementing USAID Isuku Iwacu, a four-year rural sanitation project, which aims to improve access to, and encourage correct and consistent use of household sanitation and hygiene facilities to decrease childhood stunting. USAID Isuku Iwacu focuses on district-wide, private sector-driven household sanitation and hygiene interventions, it’s supporting an estimated 500,000 people to gain access to improved household sanitation, while aiming to reach the following intermediate results (IRs): IR 1- Demand for sanitation and hygiene products and services increased, IR 2- Supply and availability of sanitation products and services in the private sector improved, and IR 3- Governance for sustained access to sanitation and hygiene products and services improved.

Job Description

ROLE

The MEL Advisor is responsible for maintaining lsuku Iwacu’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Plan, supporting measurement, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for Isuku Iwacu. S/he will help lead monitoring of activities, including monitoring indicators, log frame, and result frameworks, conducting program surveys, and achieving consistency in data collection and analysis. S/he will design and lead program end-line evaluations to improve effectiveness, inform programmatic decisions and capture program impact. S/he will promote Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) events to share achievements and trends in performance data, and facilitate program learning and the sharing of lessons learned. The MEL Advisor is also responsible for reviewing and compiling quarterly and annual reports to capture achieved results, and ensuring activities’ environmental compliance.

This position is based in Kigali, with frequent travel to lsuku Iwacu target districts (Kayonza, Kicukiro, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Ruhango, and Rwamagana).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain lsuku Iwacu M&E database to meet lsuku Iwacu program needs and demands, containing up-to-date information and data on sanitation and hygiene products and services, including constraints and opportunities for sustainable sanitation products and service delivery.
  • Update M&E plan, including performance indicator reference sheets (PIRS), in accordance with USAID’s Automated Directive Systems Chapters 200-203.
  • Work with the COP and Isuku Iwacu Advisors to refine program-wide and IR-specific indicators, monitoring of data collection and reporting tools, as well as M&E systems and processes that increase program effectiveness and accountability.
  • Works with the COP and relevant USAID staff to develop timetable and checklist for conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and document DQA findings, including identifying limitations in the relevant PIRS, and implement identified corrective measures.
  • Design and conduct surveys as needed.
  • Prepare annual Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMP) describing how the Isuku Iwacu program will implement all Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) conditions that apply to proposed program activities. The EMMP will include monitoring the implementation of the conditions and their effectiveness.
  • Provide coaching, M&E training, and support to Isuku Iwacu staff and relevant target beneficiaries.
  • Conduct regular M&E site visits in all target districts.
  • Conduct periodic analysis of collected data and share the information with the COP, Program Director, and US-based Program Manager to inform program planning and/or readjustments.
  • Work with the COP and the US-based Program Manager to design end-line evaluation, including (i) designing the evaluation questions with both the evaluation purpose and CLA requirements in mind, (ii) ensuring that relevant USAID implementing partners, the government and other key stakeholders’ participation from the beginning, (iii) ensuring the selection of quality evaluators, and (iv) conduct or manage planned evaluations.
  • Design and execute CLA events/opportunities to share both achievements/trends and gaps/challenges in performance data.
  • Facilitate program learning through the sharing of lessons learned and conducting multi-stakeholder meetings (refer to IR3) to promote mutual and joint learning and create effective partnerships and joint actions to support the sanitation sector.

Work plan and progress reporting

  • Work with the COP to compile annual work plans and develop the annual Gantt table.
  • Work with the COP, Program Director, and other Project Advisors to manage, schedule, support, evaluate, and control the quality of program activities, outputs, and impacts.
  • Assist the COP and US-based Program Manager in compiling, editing, and formatting information quarterly and annual reports.
  • Submit approved reports and other studies or documents to the USAID’s Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), as directed.
  • Prepare success stories that meet USAID requirements.
  • Participate in regular M&E meetings with donors, partners, and program staff.
  • Support Isuku Iwacu Advisors in the drafting and analysis of relevant program assessments and surveys.
  • Draft case studies, regulatory best practices, presentations, and progress updates to be disseminated in sanitation working group sessions

Managerial

  • Complete mid-year and annual reviews for subordinate staff.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the MEL Officers.
  • Report any performance issues to the COP as soon as they occur.
  • Work with COP to develop a positive working environment for all staff members.

Qualifications

Qualifications & Requirements

Education: A Master’s Degree in monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, statistics, research methods, international development, international relations, or related field.

 

 

Work Experience:

  • At least five years of monitoring and evaluation experience, demonstrating an increased level of responsibility, preferably with USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of research, monitoring, and evaluation in international development and the ability to advise on monitoring and evaluating development priorities.
  • Proven ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully translating data and findings into program actions.
  • Experience working with USAID preferred other donors acceptable.

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are highly desired.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and a strong track record in prioritizing and meeting deliverables and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented with proactive planning and execution a must.
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to target districts.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is a must; fluency in French will be an asset.

Additional Information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you believe your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly submit your cover letter and CV (both in English) by January 9, 2020.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation by phone or other means will be treated as a disqualification of the candidate. SNV USA is an equal employment provider.

 

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