Job at RWANDA BIO-MEDICAL CENTER : M&E Specialist WB-SPRP ( Deadline:10 September 2018 )
• Roles, Responsibilities and Reporting lines of the Project M&E Specialist
The M&E Specialist for the Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project will report directly to the Operations Program Manager within SPIU under the overall coordination of the Division Manager for Maternal, Child and Community Health (MCCH) and SPRP Program Manager. He/She will provide daily monitoring and evaluation oversight and ensure close coordination with all relevant stakeholders involved in the M&E activities in support of the Government program. The M&E specialist, in close coordination with the Division Manager for MCCH and SPRP Program Manager, will represent the project in regular and relevant technical groups on aspects relevant to M&E for combating nutrition.
The roles and responsibilities of the M&E Specialist will include the following:
• With support from the project coordinator, lead the project’s overall M&E, including the design and oversight of a robust M&E plan
• Assess the M & E requirements at district and other administrative levels and across delivery platforms
• Review the data requirements for results framework indicators and the availability of the necessary data
• Prepare plans for monitoring and collection of data to fulfill requirements of the results framework
• In collaboration with other stakeholders (MCCH, RHCC, NECDP, District), support the SPRP Program Manager to elaborate and submit the annual work plan and budget (AWPB) for the Project to the SPIU Coordinator for compilation and submission to WB and RBC management for final approval.
• Contribute to updates of procurement plans with other staff in the SPIU as needed.
Program Implementation :
– up closely on the implementation of activities in the AWPB at all levels
• Monitor the proper application of the PIM during project implementation, and identify and correct gaps in the PIM
• Ensure that data for results framework indicators are available and systematically collected and analysed
• In close collaboration with the SPRP Program Manager, ensure that project implementers are implementing funded plans of action/operation plans in accordance with project objectives, Government and Funder’s guidelines, and that all changes and amendments follow these guidelines;
• Working with the SPRP Program Manager, ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the project timeframe, GoR Project’s Financing Agreement and World Bank Guidelines and Procedures
• In collaboration with the SPRP Program Manager, organize quarterly meetings with project implementers to review project implementation quality and progress, budget utilization, progress on results indicators, and formulate recommendations for improvement.
• Ensure that joint GoR and World Bank Implementation Support Missions, audit and evaluation recommendations are implemented and work with other technical specialists and coordinator to report on progress during the follow
– up missions.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting :
• In collaboration with the SPRP Program Manager, carry out regular supervision visits with project implementing partners and communities to monitor and follow
– up the implementation of project activities, and produce monitoring reports of findings and recommendations for improved implementation;
• Ensure that all project implementers submit their quarterly reports (narrative, programmatic, budget and financial reports) on timely basis and in accordance with approved budget plan/operational plan, consideration of relevant results framework indicators, and in compliance with official formats;
• Review implementers’ reports, provide feedback, and follow
– up on incorporation of recommendations;
• Support SPRP Program Manager to collect and analyze other necessary information related to Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and Logistics
• Support the coordinator in collaboration with the other project staff to produce progress reports and best practice stories, etc. and disseminate to stakeholders
Technical support/Capacity building
• Identify areas of weakness in the program implementation and M & E, organize capacity building sessions, and formulate key recommendations for the attainment of the program objectives.
• Facilitate the organization of technical coordination meetings, support missions and midterm review meetings with implementers and other key partners.
• Participate in the weekly management/coordination meetings organized by the SPIU Coordinator
• Participate in workshops, meetings and midterm reviews with all stakeholders
• Produce the weekly flash report and weekly overview report of the Project
• Fulfill any other tasks related to the SPRP assigned by the hierarchical supervisors.
• Holding Master`s degree or Bachelor’s degree (A0) in Public Health, Development or Social Sciences, or Project Management with a minimum of 5 years of experience for master’s holder and 7 years of experience for Bachelor’s degree (A0) holder, in monitoring and evaluation and program management in the health sector, as well as strong data management and analytic skills.
• Demonstrated working experience with health sector central level units/institutions, district level institutions, multilateral/bilateral agencies or internationally
– recognized NGOs; having worked with World Bank
– financed projects will be considered as added value.
• Excellent skills in data analysis and report writing.
• Takes a proactive approach to problem solving.
• Proficient level of MS Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, internet browsers).
• Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English with strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Fluency in French would be an asset.
• Strong organizational/management skills
• Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment and meet deadlines.