YFR Monitoring officers at Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE Rwanda):
Deadline: July 12th, 2021
TERMS OF REFERENCE PART TIME MONITORING OFFICERS
YFR Part-time Monitoring Officers
(Number of positions: 5)
Country Director, Deputy Country Director, Program’s manager
Program Staff (Position is conditional on availability of funds)
Inspire, Educate, and Empower Rwanda (IEE) is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE has complemented efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Education Board, contributing to educational implementation. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.
IEE in Partnership with Corstone USA and Rwanda Education Board is implementing an evidence-based program aims at developing adolescents social-emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The program is called Youth First Rwanda. In the last one year the partners has been piloting the school-based teacher facilitated, resilience and health development program in 5 schools in 2 districts of Rwanda. The program targets senior 1 students in public government schools. The program has so far trained 35 teachers and over 700 students.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Youth First Rwanda program has 25 sessions which are facilitated weekly in groups of 20 students with regular support visits from master trainers, who provide technical support until the teachers’ theoretical and practical capacity is fully developed to facilitate the session independently. Youth First is a program based on positive psychology, attitudinal healing and restorative practices, thus application of these three foundational principles is upheld.
From September 2021, the program will be scaled up to 50 schools in 6 districts. Tracking the progress and impact of the program activities is key to program management. The program intends to engage in each a monitoring officer on part-time will be based in the districts and will responsible for providing day-to-day program activities progress and impact reports to ensure that the program is implemented within the established parameters for the expected results.
- The MO will work with the PC to set monthly data collection and data entry targets for YFR program activities in their assigned district / schools.
- The MO will collaborate with the IEE/Corstone research team in designing and implementing all routine and pre/post M&E activities for the Youth First Rwanda program.
- The MO will collaborate with the IEE/Corstone research team in development of tools and other evaluation instruments.
- The MO will work hard to collect reliable and objective data as required by the Corstone team or by the implementing Partner in their districts of assignment.
- The MO will recommend further improvement in program activities, encompassing, teacher training and session facilitation.
- The MO will be responsible for preparing Quarterly and Annual reports on project progress for each district in collaboration with the PM and PC and PL/IEE.
- The MO in collaboration with PC and PM and the MTs will develop scripts, collect videos, photographs, testimonials and success stories for the YFR program in collaboration with the IEE/Corstone communications department.
- The MOs from different districts will meet regularly to build their capacities through training and professional development and to consolidate their observations and reports and develop common work plans for consistency.
- Through training and capacity building, the MOs will come to understand all aspects of the YFR program model to ensure accurate and relevant data collection and assessment
- With the PC, the MO will liaise with school officials to coordinate and schedule any M&E activities within the schools, and ensure proper permissions are received.
Qualifications, Experience, and Abilities:
- An upper second-class bachelor’s degree in Education is required.
- A master’s degree in Education is an added advantage
- A Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in the education sector, especially in monitoring and evaluation
- Proven Experience working with adolescents is an added advantage.
- Experience designing evaluation manipulatives and tools.
- Proven team building and interpersonal skills within a multicultural context.
- Proven experience working with multiple education stakeholders, especially teacher, DDEs, DEOs SEOs.
- Proven ability to negotiate diplomatically, and function well under pressure.
- Demonstrable experience in interviewing, data collection and presentation
- Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
- Self-motivated, ambitious, goal-oriented.
- Give attention to details.
- Experience of working in the Education NGO sector.
- Rwandan nationality.
Work-Based Skills and Competencies:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
- Ability to clearly accurately articulate complex information to a wide range of audiences.
- Excellent written and oral presentation skills, with the ability to engage, inspire, build credibility, and engender trust with diverse audiences.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrable monitoring and evaluation experience.
- Ability to enthuse and engage a diverse range of stakeholders internally and externally.
- A broad understanding teacher development and capacity building is an advantage.
- Time management skills, project management skills, and organizational skills. The ability to meet deadlines is essential.
- Ability to research and quickly disseminate relevant, emerging, and existing evidence-based practices and models.
- Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
- Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.
OTHER KEY INFORMATION
Length of contract:
12 months maximum (with the possibility of extension) A 3-month probation period is mandatory
(Ruhango, Rulindo, Bugesera, Musanze, or Kayonza)
This post requires frequent travel to Kigali
Method of application
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 4 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the closing date of July 12, 2021.
Please place “YFR Monitoring officer” in the subject line of the email when applying.
*Not heeding to this instruction will lead to disqualification.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
No late application or telephone inquiries will be considered.
IEE upholds the commitment to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, gender or religion and without discrimination of persons with disabilities