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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


 Project Title: Reinforcing community capacity for social cohesion through societal trauma healing in Bugesera District.

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (1)

Duty Station: Kigali - Rwanda

I.    Background

 Prison Fellowship Rwanda (PFR) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the government of Rwanda and its relevant agencies, local and international organisations as well as UN agencies to foster interventions that support psycho-social healing, peace building and reconciliation, restorative justice, crime prevention, human rights promotion and legal aid, intervening in emergencies as well as nurturing socio-economic empowerment in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and its aftermath. Prison Fellowship Rwanda was founded on 01/07/1995, affiliated to the Prison Fellowship International in 1997. It was officially registered and recognized by the ministerial order no 037/17, of 23/10/2002, by the Ministry of Justice as a non- profit organization, published in the official gazette of the Republic of Rwanda in 2002.

Rwanda has identified mental health and trauma healing as areas of priority. A 2018 Mental Health Survey revealed high prevalence of mental health disorders, particularly among survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In addition, the country’s National Unity and Reconciliation Policy recognises “serious levels of trauma” as a major effect of the genocide that still weighs heavily on society today. It identifies the healing of psychological wounds as a guiding principle on which unity and reconciliation are established. High levels of trauma, anxiety and depression make it more difficult for people to trust and forgive each other. Trauma affects the ability to open up, receive and trust others, and it is a major cause of inter-community suspicions, especially between groups of genocide survivors and former genocide prisoners. This has limited people’s ability to cooperate in shared, mutually beneficial economic activities. Based on that observation, Rwanda’s 4th Health Sector Strategic Plan emphasises the need for holistic innovative programmes that simultaneously promote mental health service provision, advance social cohesion and support sustainable livelihoods.

With funds from European Union (EU)Prison Fellowship Rwanda will implement in partnership with Interpeace, a programme focusing on the linkages between psychosocial wellbeing, reconciliation and socio-economic development with a goal of reinforcing social cohesion and sustainable peace through scaling up community-based healing initiatives. The Programme is in line with, and will further inform, the Government’s policy of establishing community mental health services to improve the uptake among traumatised individuals of Government-funded mental health support.

In addition, the programme is tailored to the context of Rwanda and is based on a core partnership and the shared expertise of the Rwanda National Unity and Reconciliation CommissionPrison Fellowship Rwanda and Interpeace; in close collaboration with other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of HealthMinistry of Justice and Rwanda Correctional Services.

Currently Prison Fellowship Rwanda is looking for a qualified and highly motivated candidate of high moral character and professional integrity to fulfil the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of the programme.

II.    Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Research and Planning, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Carry out the design and roll-out of monitoring tools that can be used to track progress and capture data across all programme activities;
  • Collect lessons learned, success stories, positive impacts, achievements, and case studies to be shared internally and externally;
  • Guide internal reflections on programme progress, review programme strategy and refine programme implementation;
  • Carry out regular internal and external evaluations, so as to give early warning on programme performance;
  • Support in the preparation of internal and external consolidated reports by ensuring quality, including concise narratives and relevant tables and/or charts and graphs that capture progress against indicators;
  • Measuring achievements against targets and measuring the impact of programme activities on beneficiaries through agreed indicators;
  • Organize and facilitate training workshops on the monitoring and evaluation systems, data collection and outcome harvesting;
  • Provide donors/partners/general public with accurate and user-friendly information in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Ensure the integration of the gender dimension and the perspectives of the different segments of the population in the development of different indicators;
  • Participate in routine programme pertaining to system improvement, reporting, presentation preparations, and planning;
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communication strategy based on our target audience;
  • Perform any other activities related to the development of the programme assigned by the management.

III.    Essential skills and qualifications

  • A Master or Bachelor degree in relevant field (Statistics, Demography, Public Health, Project Management, Social sciences or other related field);
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of research, both quantitative and qualitative;
  • Previous experience with statistical software;
  • Previous evaluation experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in team management and planning;
  • Experience in working closely with governmental/local authorities and other (inter)national NGO’s;
  • Good ability to write clear and well-argued reports on programme outcomes and impact;
  • Demonstrated experience in needs or capacity gap analysis, data collection, data cleaning, analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Capacity to initiate new ideas and put them into action;
  • An honest, reliable and very accurate person;
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing;
  • Fluent English and Kinyarwanda both verbal and written;
  • Working knowledge of French.

IV.    Terms of employment

 This is a full-time position for the duration of 16 months with possible extension. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be based in Kigali and the position involves regular field-visits to areas where the programme will be implemented.

V.    How to apply

To apply for this position please send your motivation letter, CV, Degree and other certificates and at least three recommendation letters to: recruitment.pfrwanda@gmail.com and mention the title of the position in the subject line of the email. The application deadline is the 05th of December 2020. The applications can be addressed to the Executive Director of Prison Fellowship Rwanda.

For more information about Prison Fellowship Rwanda, consult: www.pfrwanda.com

Done at Kigali on 10th /11/2020

Bishop Deogratias GASHAGAZA

Executive Director

Prison Fellowship Rwanda