JOB AT Global Health Corps: Program Quality and Training Officer

JOB AT Global Health Corps: Program Quality and Training Officer

JOB AT Global Health Corps : Program Quality and Training Officer


LOCATION: Musanze, Rwanda
Role Overview
The Program Quality and Training Officer will be based in Musanze and will act as a critical support to Spark MicroGrants’ program team by assessing and evaluating program quality and trainings on our Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), as well as producing key reports, materials and tools based on the emerging quality improvement strategies. The Officer will be responsible for documenting program design adaptations, especially those related to working with local government and resolving context specific issues, and will support in the production of tools and materials needed by the team, including training materials and guides.

The Officer will also be responsible for observing and evaluating the quality of Spark’s program of training of community-based facilitators and working with the team to provide recommendations for how to improve the trainings. S/he must have a high attention to detail and ability to plan and manage multiple projects. Spark is scaling rapidly and the Officer will be in a unique position to provide the necessary tools, materials, and curricula to improve Spark’s program and scalability within East Africa.


Support the program team to assess and evaluate program quality, identify strategies to address issues, and develop and prepare supporting materials and documentation
Build out training tools and curricula materials needed by the team
Monitor and evaluate the quality of Spark trainings
Report on trends in training quality and best practices
Provide capacity building and training organization-wide on quality assurance processes and systems

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Master’s or other advanced degree
Demonstrable track record of improving process quality or outcomes, which will translate to supporting Spark’s quality assurance work, including the ability to identify and evaluate areas of highest importance*
Strong written communication skills, including experience creating training materials/curriculum*
Experience with public speaking, such as trainings, meetings, panels, etc.*
Project management skills, including managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst distributed teams*
Analytical and logical approach to problem solving*
Experience in monitoring and evaluation, including evaluation reports, especially in an educational or training setting
Experience in data visualization, e.g. creating charts and graphs in Tableau, Hive, or Excel
Working proficiency in French
Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel and/or experience using statistical software for analysis (e.g. R, STATA, SPSS)
Experience or interest in organizational learning and systems development
Strong accountability and attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision

About the Organization

Spark MicroGrants equips local governments, civil society organizations and NGOs with a tested approach and accompanying tools for activating villages to drive their own planning and development. Spark’s novel Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) enables remote villages to design and launch their own communal projects, from schools to farms. To date, over 200 communities across six countries have completed this process. At the heart of Spark’s approach are weekly meetings, in which women and men, young and old, sit together and plan for their community’s future. Each village democratically elects a leadership committee, defines communal goals, plans a project and establishes a village savings group. As a part of the process, villages receive a seed fund of up to 8,000 USD to make project ideas a reality. Through this approach, Spark enables institutions to put resources and power directly into the hands of those they serve.

ROLE FUNCTION: Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement, Program Design / Program Planning, Teaching / Training / Curriculum Development
ISSUE AREA: Agriculture, Economic Development, Food Security / Nutrition




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