Rwanda: Team Leader, Ikiraro Cy’Iterambere

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

The Rwanda Multi-Donor Civil Society Support Programme is a five-year programme (2015-2020) funded by the UK, Sweden, USA and Switzerland. In Kinyarwanda, the programme is referred to as "Ikiraro cy'Iterambere," which means building bridges for sustainable development.

Ikiraro's Objectives

  • Civil society and Government partners are supported to identify and address key issues together concerning accelerated growth, poverty reduction and social inclusion
  • Partners' capacity to engage constructively and effectively on issues concerning accelerated growth, poverty reduction and social inclusion is strengthened
  • Mechanisms for consultation and accountability more effectively enable constructive engagement between the Rwandan Government and civil society
  • Research and learning is developed and used to support constructive engagement between Rwandan Government and civil society.

The Phase 2 Team Leader will be the primary liaison with the client and represents the company with other donors, partners and stakeholders, including the Rwandan Government.

Specifically, the Phase 2 Team Leader will be expected to:

  • Develop, revises and implement Ikiraro's overall strategy;
  • Develop strong working relationships with the programme's contact points in DFID and lead on reporting to them, through both formal and informal channels;
  • Maintain relations and represent the programme with other programme steering committee members and the wider DFID country office as needed;
  • Create interest in and opportunities for Ikiraro's issues-based work by developing and managing high level relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies and key non-state actors, including private sector and academia;
  • Develop working relationships with the leadership of other development programmes;
  • Provide leadership and direction to the team to meet programme deliverables;
  • Develop working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff, including the Project Director, Operational and Technical Managers, and ensure Ikiraro's compliance with established Palladium systems and processes
  • Effectively communicate Ikiraro's approach and results and represent the programme to external audiences as needed; and
  • Apply strong analytical skills including context analysis and manage research to inform programme strategy and delivery.

Strategic and Operational Planning:

  • Lead the preparation of the annual strategic plans; technical and operational work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required; and
  • Ensure appropriate consultation in the development of plans and budgets (including consultation with the Project Director, the client, national government agencies and other project stakeholders).

Programme Management:

  • Provide technical guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all programme activities, outputs and deliverables;
  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans and ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant;
  • Monitor implementation progress, maintain up to date logs of issues and risks, work to resolve issues, manage and mitigate risks, and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate;
  • Ensure the effective use of monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and of ensuring quality delivery of reports and their timely submission; and
  • Ensure adequate oversight of the implementation of the programme by any third-parties.

Financial Management and Administration:

  • Have primary responsibility for the use of reimbursable financial programme resources in Rwanda;
  • Oversee resource allocation decisions, including the choice and use of personnel and development of budget variations;
  • Ensure consistent implementation of company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines, security protocols and, where applicable, recommend modifications;
  • Ensure the programme provides and demonstrates good value for money; and
  • Support the preparation and delivery to the client of budget variations and contract amendments.

Minimum education and experience required

  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master's degree;

    • At least 15 years' experience in managing complex interventions especially, ideally with some experience doing so in Rwanda; and
    • Experience working with donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes.

    Key competencies and professional expertise required
    * Strong expertise in building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors;
    * Strong expertise in leading complex and adaptive programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff;
    * Demonstrated track record of developing and managing high level relationship with the host governments, donors, and other non-state actors;
    * Good understanding of state and civil society dynamics in Rwanda; and
    * Strong experience in managing complex teams.

How to apply:

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Rwanda: Partnerships Manager

Organization: Gardens for Health International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

Start Date: Fall 2018

For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. Our organization seeks to fundamentally change the clinical treatment of malnutrition by supporting families to establish nutritious kitchen gardens at their homes, while also equipping them with the nutrition and health knowledge they need to keep their children healthy in the long-term. GHI’s core program works in collaboration with District-level health officials and local health centers to identify and support rural families struggling with malnutrition.

In addition to this core program, GHI is scaling its impact by engaging with a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners to bring our expertise to new settings and new populations. Current partners include the World Food Programme, the U.S. Department of State, Save the Children, and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees. Working with the World Food Programme, we are collaborating with 104 schools on building and maintaining school gardens and incorporating nutrition education into curriculums. Other current partnerships focus on supporting refugee populations in some of Rwanda’s biggest refugee camps. GHI is continually seeking new partnerships to advance our mission within Rwanda.

GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in Rwanda. Our headquarters are located just outside of Kigali, where we operate a 5-acre demonstration and production farm. We also maintain a small fundraising and operations office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are an impact-driven organization with a deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design meets and responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change.

Position Overview:

The Partnerships Manager works across GHI’s teams to lead program activities focused on delivering high-quality integrated agriculture and nutrition trainings throughout Rwanda. They will be responsible for managing all aspects of external partnership program implementation, including developing project content, managing staff, maintaining budgets and timelines, and representing GHI with project donors and other stakeholders. The Partnerships Manager must be able to maintain project momentum in a fluid environment, communicating with multiple outside government and non-governmental stakeholders.

The Partnerships Manager will also seek out new partnership opportunities within Rwanda. The Partnerships Manager will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to make decisions around programmatic growth and external partnerships that expand GHI’s programming in new directions. The Partnerships Manager thus plays a critical role in spurring innovation within the organization.

The Partnerships Manager’s job duties include but are not limited to:

Job Duties

Project Management Responsibilities

● Manage all aspects of ongoing partnerships with governmental and non-governmental partners

● Maintain project timelines, budgets, and implementation to achieve project deliverables

● Maintain communication with donors and other stakeholders

● Work with GHI’s M&E team to monitor, evaluate, and report project activities to partners, donors, and GHI Board members

● Seek out new in-country opportunities, including initial communication and proposal development

● Develop agriculture and nutrition curriculum as needed to satisfy new programmatic demands

Leadership Responsibilities

● Provides input into GHI’s Senior Leadership Team to guide the organization’s overall strategy and day-to-day operations as it relates to the role of partnerships

● Represent GHI to external partners and in government forums

● Provide agricultural and/or nutritional technical guidance for existing and new program activities

● Lead adaptation of GHI’s curriculum to new partnerships

● Support in encouraging innovation and continuous adaptive management in all aspects of GHI’s work

Reports to:

▪ Executive Director

Supervises:

▪ Partnerships Coordinator Fellow

▪ Additional staff and consultants as assigned

Qualifications

● Passion for Gardens for Health’s vision and values, with a commitment to serving the organization and supporting local leadership

● Degree in International Development, Agriculture, or Nutritional Sciences. Master’s Degree preferred.

● At least 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a non-profit setting

● Demonstrated success in project management

● Preferred experience in nutrition and/or home garden programming

● Preferred experience operating in an international, low-resource setting

● Exceptional written communication skills and ability to tailor content to diverse constituencies

● Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail

● Demonstrated ability to respond proactively to unstructured environments and to navigate challenging situations and relationships with creativity and diplomacy

● Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to applypartnerships@gardensforhealth.org

Rwanda: Technical Advisor, Women Empowerment and Family Promotion

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

JOB TITLE: Technical Advisor in Women Empowerment and Family Promotion

LOCATION: Based in Kigali – with travel to partners country wide

JOB FAMILY: Programme

SALARY: As per the National pay range

LEVEL: C2

OXFAM PURPOSE:

To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering

COUNTRY PURPOSE:

JOB PURPOSE:

Provide technical support and coordination to MIGEPROF and partners including the National Women Council and link up with OXFAM.

REPORTING LINES:

Post holder reports to: OXFAM Head of Programmes and matrix line managed by MIGEPROF Permanent Secretary

DIMENSION

The Technical Advisor will support MIGEPROF and OXFAM partners including the National Women Council in ensuring smooth planning and timely reporting of women’s empowerment initiatives by partners including organising ongoing capacity building support to the partner(s). He/she will build strong collaboration and linkages with MIGEPROF partners to facilitate learning and effectiveness, including supporting the National Gender and Family Cluster.

The Technical Advisor will be involved in other women’s rights initiatives including the ending gender based violence and violence against women.

JOB PROFILE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning

§ Contribute to the women’s transformational leadership and empowerment commitments agreed by MIGEPROF, OXFAM, the National Women Council and other key stakeholders

§ Contribute to MIGEPROF partners’ operational plans and budget assessment.

§ Ensure that the women’s rights agenda is consciously embedded in all programme, policy and advocacy work of MIGEPROF and OXFAM partners.

§ Initiate and Suggest Women empowerment and Family Promotion Programs to MIGEPROF top Management

§ Participate and contribute to the development of the National and other strategic documents on women Empowerment, Gender Promotion, Gender based Violence and Family Promotion.

MIGEPROF and OXFAM partner management, networking and influencing

§ Provide technical support to MIGEPROF and the National Women Council supporting transformational leadership to women elected at different levels, and increased understanding and claim of their social, political and economic rights

§ Support women elected leaders from the National Women Council to promote women’s rights and stand with and for affected women raising their rights concerns.

§ Support MIGEPROF and partners in developing, monitoring, reporting and learning frameworks and follow up on implementation of the same

§ Provide regular critical analysis to MIGEPROF and the National Women’s Council of the women’s leadership and rights programming concerns, including gender based violence and women’s economic empowerment, both at local and national levels

§ Facilitate coordination and documentation of women’s economic empowerment initiatives and best practices in consultation with the National Women Council and OXFAM.

§ Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the performance of partners and take remedial actions with MIGEPROF.

§ Support MIGEPROF, OXFAM and partners in planning and implementing local and national level advocacy events including the International Rural Women’s Day, 16 Days of activism against gender based violence, International Women’s Day.

§ Build and strengthen links with networks of women’s rights locally, nationally and internationally to learn and share from knowledge gained, propose best practices and programs based on researched mechanisms

§ Work with MIGEPROF, OXFAM and other stakeholders to provide regular and accurate data that can inform policy formulation and decision making

§ Lead in designing concept notes for project proposals to support different initiatives geared towards women empowerment and family promotion

Mainstreaming

§ Link with MIGEPROF to support government institutions and partners developing and delivering strategies putting women at the centre of everything they do.

§ Contribute to the development of messages on the issues related to GBV

§ Facilitate activities, including training of community structures and partners to increase activities in addressing GBV and promoting gender equality

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Social Accountability

§ Work with MIGEPROF to ensure that program quality standards and practices are deliberate and specific on gender equality and women’s empowerment indicators

§ Strengthen MIGEPROF partners’ accountability and learning platform through regular, coaching and capacity building, especially through the National Gender Cluster

§ Actively participate in the country development environment to both identify opportunities to impact poverty reduction and to foster strategic institutional linkages, alliances and networks that enhance sharing, learning and collaboration

Skills and Competence:

· A Master’s Degree and postgraduate qualification in a relevant fields, preferably Gender and Development studies, Gender and Economics and any other related field.

· Minimum of five (5) years proven programme experience of delivering similar Gender justice and women’s rights programmes/projects in development and humanitarian contexts

· Ability to engage with government institutions, especially the National Gender Machinery, contributing to the development of programme, policy and quality to enhance the impact of gender equality and women’s rights work.

· Commitment to promoting women’s leadership by understanding and addressing challenges that constrain women from becoming effective leaders

· Experience of campaigning, advocacy and influencing work, ideally with experience on women’s rights issues, including ending gender based violence and violence against women and girls.

· Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences in complex and stressful circumstances.

· Demonstrated experience of GBV response and prevention programming, including psychosocial, socioeconomic, health, and legal interventions

· Good communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities

· Ability to travel extensively in all areas of the country as required.

How to apply:

This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. Interested candidates should send an application in English by email attaching a motivation letter with expected range of salary package and CV, with contact details (phone and email address) of the most recent line manager as part of the referees.

Use this following link address to send your application: https://bit.ly/2J3XF1w

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 13th July 2018.**

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

***Please note that we are an equal opportunities organisation and we* strongly encourage applications from qualified female and disabled candidates.** We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality in our organisation.

Rwanda: Thematic Advisor – Child Protection in Emergencies, Africa

Organization: Save the Children Sweden
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

Thematic Advisor – Child Protection in Emergencies, Africa

You will be part of Save the Children Sweden’s International Programme. As Thematic Advisor you will assure the programme quality of SCS Humanitarian Child Protection projects in Africa, ie Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan which are financed through the Sida Humanitarian Partnership grant, incl Rwanda. The focus of the projects are strengthening child protection systems, psychosocial support, CAAFAG (Children associated with armed forces and armed groups), unaccompanied and separated children, case management, sexual and gender based violence, building capacities of CSOs, and strengthening the implementation of gender policies in Save the Children International (SCI). The post holder is expected to build and strengthen the knowledge, competence and capacity of relevant functions of the SCI offices and partners on thematic and programmatic areas, andcontribute to global thematic and policy development.

Your overall responsibilities include

  • Provide technical assistance and thematic guidance to country offices to support the implementation of SCS supported humanitarian child protection programmes.

  • Support Country Offices with the development of SCS-led Humanitarian grant applications and reporting

  • Support the analysis, integration and utilization of findings and lessons learnt to realize impact for the programmes.

  • Gather lessons learnt from SCS supported programs, including ensuring documentation and dissemination of new knowledge.

  • Build competence on thematic and humanitarian policies, strategies, methods and tools, with a special focus on CPIE.

  • Ensure synergies and shared learning of thematic program work between countries and from local to international level.

  • Explore and support efforts to fundraise to expand the programmes based on evidence

  • Take part in any other priority task indicated from the line manager.

  • Act on behalf of SCS in its relation to SCI’s Regional and/or Country Offices.

Required qualifications

  • University degree within a relevant thematic field, or the equivalent. Post graduate education in relevant field is considered a merit.

  • Minimum 7 years of qualified experience working with rights-based approaches and relevant thematic areas in humanitarian contexts. Field experience is a requirement.

  • At least 7 years experience of planning and implementing programmes in humanitarian contexts.

  • Excellent understanding of thematic issues related to child protection in emergencies, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), child rights and human rights.

  • Ability to lead on strategic development including monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.

  • Knowledge of RBM/LFA frameworks.

  • Proposal writing and reporting skills including thematic quality assurance on child protection in emergencies, gender equality and child rights issues in humanitarial settings.

  • Excellent skills and competencies in leading and facilitating trainings, discussions and strategy development.

  • Fluency in English and French, verbal and written.

We envision that the successful candidate will align with our organisational values.

How to apply:

This role is a fixed term contract for 18 months. The location is Kigali, Rwanda. Should you have any questions about this role, please contact Monica Lindvall, Head of Int TAs Unit, monica.lindvall@rb.se Please apply at the latest by July 30, 2018

Apply for the position, click here.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Rwanda: Faculty of Health Delivery (Public Health Specialist)

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Job Title: Faculty of Health Delivery (Public Health Specialist)

Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences

Location: Butaro, Rwanda

Position Overview

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a founding Faculty of Health Delivery. The Faculty will have expertise in Public Health and will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses for the the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) and the Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) programs.

The Faculty member will initially develop, adapt, and deliver a partially developed research methods course focused on three key themes: epidemiology approaches; applied biostatistical principles and study design; and monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement, to be offered between September 2018 and May 2019 in Rwanda for the MGHD program. The MBBS program will be launched in July 2019 and the Faculty will be responsible for developing and teaching longitudinal, integrated courses in global and public health and health delivery.

Founding faculty in the UGHE medical program Health Delivery must have a deep commitment to excellence in teaching and broad expertise in global health or public health. UGHE faculty members will also be encouraged to conduct research and pursue external grant funding.

Responsibilities

Academic

  • Lead the development and improvement of longitudinal, integrated courses in global and public health and health delivery, focusing on the medical degree (MBBS) program and the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) degree program

  • Adapt and deliver the MGHD research methods course to promote student mastery in applied biostatistical principles; quantitative and qualitative study designs; epidemiology approaches; and monitoring and evaluation

  • Utilize dynamic and outcome-driven teaching practices (including team-based and problem-based learning approaches) to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and technical expertise

  • Work closely with the Educational Quality and Development Center to oversee the ongoing design, instruction, coordination, and evaluation of courses

  • Evaluate students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria

  • Develop learning objectives for full courses and individual lessons, and align both instruction and student assessment with learning objectives

  • Develop, or research and source, course materials to be integrated into student assignments, including readings and teaching videos

  • Implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching approaches and courses

  • Contribute to research at UGHE and to the development of a UGHE research agenda

Administrative

  • Support students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities

  • Mentor students undertaking research initiatives, providing guidance on choice of study design and analytical approach

  • Serve on university committees and represent the university on external committees as assigned

  • Perform additional duties as required

Qualifications

  • PhD or DrPH in public health or related disciplines (with expertise in applied biostatistics, epidemiology approaches, research methods, community-based research, monitoring and evaluation and/or environmental health), or an MD/MBBS-equivalent degree or MPH (with expertise in applied biostatistics, epidemiology approaches, research methods, community- based research, monitoring and evaluation and/or environmental health)

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and developing curriculum in global health, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or implementation science

  • Proficiency in software for statistical analysis (STATA or R preferred) and qualitative analysis

  • Experience working or teaching in Rwanda and/or other relevant contexts

  • Excellent written and spoken English; French or Kinyarwanda language skills desired

  • Track record of research productivity with peer-reviewed publications

  • Experience teaching and mentoring health science-oriented undergraduate and master’s level students

  • Experience adapting teaching strategies to accommodate learners of different backgrounds and with different levels of pre-existing content familiarity

  • Familiarity and experience with innovative teaching methods, such as team-based learning and problem-based learning, blended learning, formative assessment, peer instruction, or online learning

  • Experience with new and rapidly-growing organizations, initiatives, or departments, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes in health care.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Over three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) – PIH’s sister organization – and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) program, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, MBBS students will also be granted the MGHD degree. Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in their drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as they uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits of Working at UGHE

UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits. Faculty moving to UGHE from outside of Rwanda for this position will receive a relocation allotment and an annual stipend for travel to their home countries for themselves and eligible dependents.

How to apply:

Apply through the Partners In Health job portal.

Rwanda: Head of Humanities

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Position Title: Head of Humanities

Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences

Location: Butaro, Rwanda

Description

The founding head (or chair) of the UGHE Humanities Department will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses using cutting-edge pedagogical methods. UGHE students will develop a global perspective of the humanities, learning about the human condition through the eyes of the oppressed, the marginalized, and the poor. This faculty member must have a deep commitment to excellence in teaching and a broad and foundational expertise in the humanities. UGHE faculty members will also be encouraged to conduct research and pursue external grant funding.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and improvement of longitudinal, integrated courses in the humanities

  • Oversee the integration of English language skills development (including speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills) into the medical degree curriculum

  • Coach students as they improve their English language skills

  • Develop syllabi, modules, learning objectives, student assessments, and classroom activities for all humanities courses to be taught at UGHE

  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of examinations in the humanities and assume responsibility for timely reporting of student grades to the Dean’s office

  • Recruit and coordinate part-time and visiting faculty to teach humanities and English language skills at UGHE

  • Develop, or research and source, course materials to be integrated into student assignments, including readings and teaching videos

  • Deliver interactive and engaging classroom instruction

  • Organize all course materials in a clear, presentable way on the UGHE learning management system

  • Coordinate with the Educational Development and Quality Center at UGHE to implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching and courses

  • Contribute to research at UGHE and to the development of a UGHE research agenda

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Mentor and advise students and supervise student research projects

  • Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain humanities teaching activities at UGHE

  • Manage course supplies, including ordering, stocking, preparation, and distribution

  • Serve on university committees and represent the university on external committees as assigned

  • Perform additional duties as required

Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in a related field (literature, history, English, psychology, anthropology, or sociology); exceptional candidates with master’s degrees will be considered

  • Experience with teaching and curriculum development in higher education

  • Proven subject matter expertise and teaching experience in multiple domains of the humanities, particularly African literature, African history, English, and/or social sciences

  • Familiarity and experience with managing small-group classes and discussions

  • Experience with mentoring students to improve their written and spoken communication in English

  • Track record of excellence in teaching and a passion for learning new material and teaching methods

  • Experience with educational leadership and management

  • Track record of research productivity with peer-reviewed publications

  • Fluency in English required; French or Kinyarwanda language skills desired

Benefits of Working at UGHE

UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits.

Organizational Profile

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes in health care.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Over three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) – PIH’s sister organization – and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) program, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, MBBS students will also be granted the MGHD degree. In 2017, the Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (CNML) was developed to address the gaps in nursing and midwifery education and to meet the needs of the health care system and most vulnerable patients around the globe.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in their drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as they uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.**

How to apply:

Apply through the Partners In Health job portal.

Rwanda: Director of Educational Quality and Development Center

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Title: Director of Educational Development and Quality Center

Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences

Location: Butaro and Kigali, Rwanda (frequent travel will be required)

Role Overview

The Director of the Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC) will oversee a center of excellence in teaching and learning, educational quality assurance, and education research at UGHE. The Director will serve as a key strategic thought partner and in-house pedagogy expert in the development of all academic programs at UGHE. S/he will direct the review and approval of curricula for UGHE’s academic programs, and will oversee monitoring and evaluation of teachers and teaching at UGHE. The Director will be responsible for mentoring and managing a team of professionals engaged in all aspects of curriculum and syllabus development, educational strategy, teaching and learning, student assessment, and educational innovations. In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing and carrying out health sciences educational programs including a Master’s degree in Health Sciences Education.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Dean and others to oversee and assist with the development of academic programs at UGHE

  • Serve as the key point-person for all pedagogy at UGHE, ensuring cutting-edge, innovative and evidence-based approaches are used in the development and implementation of courses

  • Incubate proposals and innovative ideas for funding UGHE activities and programs

  • Serve as the director of a center of excellence in pedagogical quality assurance

  • Design, implement, and solicit funding for cutting edge educational research programs at UGHE

Management

  • Recruit, train, and mentor EDQC team members

  • Hire and supervise the director of e-Learning as UGHE expands its e-Learning strategy

  • Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain EDQC activities at UGHE

  • Work in collaborative teams, including faculty and staff members, to improve educational outcomes at UGHE

  • Develop standards, guidelines, and policies related to teaching, learning, and student assessment at UGHE, including e-Learning, student data protections, and electronic educational records management

Curriculum Design

  • Assist faculty and leadership with the development of innovative and standards-aligned curricula and academic programs

  • Develop a toolkit of innovative pedagogical methods to be used by faculty at UGHE

  • Lead the development and delivery of a Master’s in Health Sciences Education program and short-courses on teaching and learning for faculty at UGHE and other institutions

Quality Assurance

  • Direct periodic program evaluation and curriculum review for all academic programs at UGHE

  • Oversee all academic quality assurance activities at UGHE, including the design of faculty reviews and assessments to be included in evaluations for reappointment and promotion

  • Play a leading role in quality assurance for internal and external accreditation of UGHE in general and each of its specific academic programs

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (minimum) or PhD/EdD (preferred) in an education-related field, ideally in health sciences or medical education

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education leadership roles focused on teaching and learning initiatives with a strong foundation in pedagogy, instructional design, academic technology, quality assurance, and online learning

  • Experience building and executing online and blended learning academic experiences for higher education and executive education audiences

  • Experience developing health science and/or global health education and training in international and higher education settings

  • Experience teaching, developing curricula for, and implementing programs for students and adult learners

  • Record of success in instructor development and pedagogical improvement

  • Experience applying research to curricular innovations and instructor development

  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning and emerging technologies

  • Experience in the development and administration of online courses utilizing learning management systems

  • A track-record of funded proposals in education research or educational programs

  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries

  • Experience working in Rwanda or in other relevant contexts

  • Proficiency in French or Kinyarwanda desirable

  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and to travel outside of Rwanda

  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable

Benefits of Working at UGHE

UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits. Faculty moving to UGHE from outside of Rwanda for this position will receive a relocation allotment and an annual stipend for travel to their home countries for themselves and eligible dependents.

Organizational Profile

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system. UGHE is committed to an exceptional educational experience rooted in dynamic and engaging courses prioritizing a high degree of faculty mentorship and experience-based learning.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health, and its subsidiaries including the University of Global Health Equity, is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.**

How to apply:

Apply through the Partners In Health job portal.

Bangladesh: POWER PROJECT MID TERM EVALUATION

Organization: ActionAid
Country: Bangladesh, Ghana, Rwanda
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

Terms of Reference: Mid-term evaluation for Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) Project

1) Summary

ActionAid International is seeking a consultant(s) (or consultancy team or firm) with a strong women’s rights focus, to conduct a multi-country project mid-term evaluation across four countries. Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) project1 is a five-year initiative (2016-2020) supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands under the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW2) grant. The project aims to increase the income of 21,000 women in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Pakistan and their ability to control their income, through practicing Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), better access to markets and reducing, recognising and redistributing their Unpaid Care Work. The project also seeks to address issues related to violence against women and girls through interlinkages with the project focus areas.

1 http://powerproject.actionaid.org/

The mid-term evaluation will be carried out in Rwanda, Ghana and Bangladesh, to assess the performance and the progress of the project implementation. The evaluation will use qualitative methods to gather information from primary respondents including project participants, duty bearers, partners, project staff, key informants and other related sources of data. It is not expected that an in-depth quantitative survey will be completed as part of the MTR, however, the evaluation will triangulate the collected qualitative data with the quantitative data generated through project monitoring and tracking of time use of selected project participants over time.

This Terms of Reference sets out the scope and details of the work to be undertaken.

2) Background

ActionAid’s vision for women’s economic empowerment is of a world in which women have equal access to and control over resources and opportunities including skills development and market information and live in a social, cultural and political environment in which women have control over their time, access to income-generating opportunities and control over that income. Across all societies this vision is far from realised due to a combination of interlinked social, economic and political factors.

Deep seated views of women as caregivers, and men as ‘breadwinners’, continue to perpetuate the discrimination of women, restricting women’s mobility and thus limiting their participation in society and the economy. This is often compounded by a lack of policies and poor implementation at local, national and international levels.

Evidence suggests that economic empowerment cannot be achieved without first addressing women’s unequal workload, which reinforces gender inequalities by impinging upon education, restricting opportunities for paid work, putting women at greater risk of gender-based violence and limiting women’s participation in decision-making spaces that affect them. Our long-term objective is to increase the economic empowerment of women in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Pakistan and contribute to gender equality.

The root cause of violence against women lies in the unequal power relations between women and men, which ensure male dominance over women and are a feature of all societies. Violence itself, and the threat of violence, is a central factor in perpetuating women's position of economic, social and political subordination, marginalisation and inequality and as such must be addressed within programmes seeking to increase women’s economic participation. Violence or threat of violence, along with women’s unpaid care work restricts women’s movement, thus keeping women in the 2

household. The POWER project provides women with the opportunity and safe space to address issues of violence, as well as providing women with information regarding support services and working with community members to raise awareness and denounce violence against women.

These issues are mapped out in the POWER project theory of change, which leads the project to focus on the following four interlinked outcome areas with a strong intention to address the intersections of these issues;

  • The empowerment of women at household and community level, raising awareness of and claiming their rights;
  • The recognition, redistribution and reduction of Unpaid Care Work which keeps women in the private sphere;
  • The increase of women’s access to productive resources, markets and knowledge of sustainable practices through Clmiate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), which will ensure women continue to have a livelihood in the longer term, and;
  • Effecting policy and institutional change to provide an enabling environment that supports women’s economic empowerment

3) Mid-term evaluation purpose

Women’s economic rights is a priority for ActionAid. ActionAid’s strategy and all our work is based on the understanding that unequal power relations deny people, particularly women, their rights leaving them poor and excluded. Their poverty is structural and only by helping to shift power relations can poor and marginalised women begin to exercise their rights. The POWER project falls under the international strategic priorities on women’s economic empowerment; resilient livelihoods and secure climate justice, as detailed in Action for Global Justice2. It also contributes to the policy influence element of ActionAid’s ‘Women's economic empowerment in the changing world3’.

2 http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/strategy_2028_lr.pdf

3http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/actionaid_double_jeopardy_decent_work_violence_agains…

The evaluation should build upon the project baseline and monitoring data, providing an opportunity for more in-depth analysis and understanding on why certain intended or unintended outcomes are/are not occurring. Moreover, this mid-term evaluation will provide the opportunity for accountability towards the project stakeholders, as well as important learning for the project teams and partners.

The main objective of the evaluation is thus: To assess the progress and quality of the project implementation in achieving its outcomes and to test the project’s theory of change.

In doing so, related specific objectives are:

  1. To evaluate the POWER project against selected OECD-DAC criteria (especially cost-efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and any likely impact the project has created so far).

  2. To triangulate project monitoring data on progress against indicators with detailed qualitative information to measure and understand the progress against the theory of change and towards project outcomes.

  3. To assess how and in what ways the project is contributing to immediate changes in policies, practices, ideas and attitudes, and if there have been any negative or unexpected effects.

  4. To make recommendations for improvements for the final 2 years of implementation

  5. 4) Intended users

The evaluation is expected to draw on a ‘utilisation-focused’ approach. The primary and secondary intended users include:

  1. ActionAid, project partners and and donor: to understand more about the project progress and the changes the project is creating on the lives of the participants.

  2. Project staff (AA and partner project managers/officers and MEL staff): the findings will help re-assess the project theory of change and proposed activities, to inform and /or adjust project implementation if necessary.

  3. Project stakeholders and participants: to understand more about the impact the project creating on the project participants and to be accountable to the project stakeholders

  4. ActionAid globally: to use the findings of the evaluation to improve the quality of women’s economic empowerment interventions across the world, by using them to inform programme policy and research around alternative economic systems that better work for women.

  5. Evaluation Questions

In line with the Objectives of this ToR and to fulfil the purpose of this evaluation, the following specific questions should be addressed (also reflected in the project logframe and indicators):

  • To what extent is the implementation of the project activities contributing to the achievement of project outcomes and theory of change assumptions?

  • To what extent are women’s groups (as farmers and carers) able to demand their rights at household and community level and has the project contributed to this?

  • To what extent are women participating in the household and community level decision- making processes and structures? And are the women now viewed differently by their communities’ members?

  • Are there any behavioural and attitudinal changes of stakeholders i.e. men, boys, women, girls and duty bearers (community leaders, religious leaders and political leaders) on women’s unpaid care work due to the project? And have these changes resulted in recognising, reducing and redistributing unpaid care work?

  • Is there power shift between men and women within the target groups? How is this happening and are there any negative outcomes or risks emerging?

  • Are there any actions taken by any of the stakeholders to recognize, reduce and redistribute the women’s burden of unpaid care work? If so, how are these actions impacting the lives of the women participants and the wider communities?

  • Has the project made a change in policy makers and policy implementers’ understanding of the barriers that women face to enter productive activities and resources?

  • How does the use of CRSA techniques and agricultural inputs help women farmers to improve the quantity and the quality of their yields? As result, are women farmers realizing increased income? How/Why not?

  • How has women’s access to productive resources and market related environment changed in the project areas? What are the opportunities and challenges?

  • In those cases where women’s incomes have increased because of better market access, has this had effect on intimate partner violence?

  • To what extent does the intersections of CRSA, women’s unpaid care work and women’s economic participation are leading to changes in policy and practices of sub-national, national, regional and international stakeholders? What have we learnt the intersection between those key issues?

  • Is there any increase in national policy support for interventions that reduce women’s unpaid care work, and VAWG in the project target areas?

  • To what extent the project addresses VAWG throughout its implementation?

  • To what extent is the project strengthening the capacities of partner organizations to advance women’s rights and gender equality? And what is the achievement as of today?

  • What are the project’s learning and best practices, both related to the project goals and any other achievements?

  • Are there any unexpected outcomes of the project? What are these; are they positive or negative and how are they being responded to?

  • 6) Methodology

mWe would expect this evaluation to use mainly qualitative methods to collect primary data from the field. We would welcome proposed methodologies, particularly participatory approaches and tools that will answer the objectives and evaluation questions of this ToR. We imagine this might include Focus Group Discussions to generate broad views of issues of concern; In-depth interviews to collect data on individuals’ project perspectives and experiences; Key Informant Interviews to obtain data from duty bearers and other related stakeholders of the project; and participant observation to collect data on naturally occurring behaviours in their usual context. Ethical protocols and appropriate approaches to issues such as violence should be considered in the methodlogy.

We expect the lead consultant to travel to Ghana, Rwanda and Bangladesh and conduct face-to-face interviews with the project teams, partners, duty bearers at different levels, stakeholders, project participants and representatives of related institutions with support from members of the project team and partners. The project management team, in-country project managers and the consultant will agree the sampling process and the logistical arrangements. Due to the importance of the perspectives of the project partners for this evaluation we expect that the consultant will speak to all the eleven project partners.

The methodology for the evaluation will also need to draw on desk research of documents from all four countries to understand the project and its specifics and to assess progress against the evaluation questions. The sources for desk research include the project proposal, theory of change, log-frame, M&E frame work, quarterly reports, annual reports, case studies, baseline, policy briefs, research and other documentation, such as reports produced by country teams, video documentaries, communiqués, etc. The project collects monitoring data against the project indicators and this should be used to infrom qualitative data collection and analysis. The project also has collected time diary data which captures the amount of time the respondent spent on different activities in the last 24 hours. Time diary data for the first year has undergone detailed feminist anlaysis by a research partner and findings from this (along with any analysis already compelted for year 2 data) should feed in to this evaluation.

It is expected that the mid-term evaluation will facilitate programmatic and M&E learning and sharing of experiences between country teams. This will involve an element of peer review, with staff from one ActionAid country supporting the evaluation of another country. The mix of external and internal expertise will facilitate organizational learning, develop staff capacity across the federation and create an inclusive evaluation approach. The lead consultant will travel to Ghana, Rwanda and Bangladesh, each time accompanied by a peer reviewer from one other ActionAid country to conduct the evaluation. Additionally, the international POWER project MEL coordinator and an PMT staff will join 5

the evaluation team in their first mission in one of the countries to support the set-up of the evaluation.

The same data collection methodology will be used in all three countries. However, this may need to be contextualised for each country and space will need to be given to country specific variations, constraints and specific requirements, supported by local project staff and partners.

7) Sampling

The consultant(s) will determine the appropriate sample sizes in consultation with Project Management Team (PMT), POWER project country teams, partners and taking into consideration the activities carried out so far, size of the project participants and stakeholders.

8) Expected tasks and outputs

  • Meet with POWER International Project Manager, MEL Coordinator and other relevant staff for initial briefing and discussion of TOR

  • Review project documentation (proposal, log frame, theory of change etc.) and existing evidence and data

  • Review/revise sampling strategy and draw up list of sampling points

  • Inception report and work plan covering the evaluation approach, detailed methodology, processes and implementation

  • Travel to three project countries for data collection (Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh)

  • Training of in-country teams including ActionAid and partner staff supporting the evaluation

  • Data analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data

  • Agreement of structure for final country level and global reports with POWER International Project Manager and MEL Coordinator

  • Three country-level mid-term evaluation reports

  • A country-level (leaflet/or brochure) summary of the mid-term evaluation report

  • Combined global mid-term evaluation report

  • A ‘user-friendly’ summary of the mid-term evaluation report to aid sharing key findings with communities

  • All raw data files including quantitative output and syntax files, qualitative transcripts etc.

  • All reports will be produced in English. The expected format for the final evaluation reports and summaries will be agreed during inception phase.

  • Conduct learning circle/webinar for some intended report users on the findings of the mid-term evaluation.

  • 9) Expected timeline

The evaluation is expected to take approximately 60 days including travel, data collection, analysis, report writing and submission of final products, starting August 2018. The consultant(s) is expected to present a detailed activity plan and timeline as part of the inception report.

The project will be holding an annual review meeting in Rwanda at the end of August (w/c 27th) and this may be a good opportunity for consultants to meet project teams and start the process.

10) Governance and coordination

The selected consultant will be contracted by and report to the Project Management Team and the POWER project MEL Coordinator will be the focal point for regular communication between all 6

stakeholders. He will also provide technical advice on research approaches and ensuring deliverables meet agreed quality standards and grant requirements.

An advisory Committee will be established to support the technical quality of the evaluation. They will review plans, documents and advise the management of the evaluation. The advisory committee will be compromised of representatives from ActionAid UK and ActionAid international with strong women’s right expertise.

As part of ActionAid’s standard ways of working and the POWER project governance structure, an International Project Accountability Team (IPAT) has been established. The IPAT will have strategic oversight and accountability for the evaluation. The IPAT is chaired by ActionAid International Senior Women’s Rights Manager and includes Country Directors from each project country, and the Project Management Team (Programme Quality and Assurance Manager, International project manager and the POWER project MEL Coordinator)

Opportunities for the involvement of partner organisations in each country, and of women directly involved in the project, will need to be explored. As a minimum it is suggested that each country convene a group of women involved in the project to act as a reference group to provide feedback to and from specific issues (i.e. on the Terms of Reference for the evaluation, evaluation protocols, feedback on draft reports etc.). ActionAid countries will be responsible for this arrangement.

Support provided by ActionAid International will involve: introductory briefings with the consultant(s); security briefings in advance of any travel and on arrival, and on-going security support; logistical support arranging visas and booking accommodation as required; providing contact details and introductions to key stakeholders; and mobilising community members to be involved in the evaluation.

11) Budget

The budget for the evaluation consultancy is approximately EUR 36,000 inclusive of consultant travel expenses and all taxes that may be payable by ActionAid International.

12) Selection Criteria

ActionAid is seeking proposals from individuals or teams with the following skills and experience:

  1. Demonstrable experience working on women’s rights and gender equality programmes, particularly relating to women’s economic empowerment;

  2. Technical expertise in women’s rights, particularly related to women’s economic empowerment, unpaid care work and violence against women, ideally alongside knowledge of sustainable rural livelihoods and agroecology;

  3. Geographic knowledge of at least some of the project countries;

  4. Experience in conducting feminist and/or gender-responsive evaluations;

  5. Previous experience working with communities conducting action research and/or using participatory approaches;

  6. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to ethical issues in research/evaluations;

  7. Experience in managing and coordinating evaluation/research exercises, including with or through country-based partners, delivering agreed outputs on time and on budget;

  8. Ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English.

Selected consultant(s) will be expected to sign and abide by ActionAid values and key policies (including Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy, Child Protection Policy etc.). Selected consultant(s) will also be expected to make a commitment to the work the evaluation period.

13) How to apply

We invite interested individuals, groups or firms to submit the following application documents:

  1. A. Copy of CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the research and evaluation (maximum 4 sides of A4 each);
  2. B. A maximum 4 sides of A4 expression of interest that addresses the above ToR;
  3. C. A proposed activities schedule/work plan with tentative time frame;
  4. D. Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees, data collection and administrative costs
  5. E. One recent example of similar evaluation report written by the applicant (if joint authored to include a description of the role of the named consultant in the report);
  6. F. Contact details of two independent referees
  7. G. The recruitment process will involve two stages, those selected in the first stage will be invited to submit a full proposal for further evaluation.

The deadline for applying is 15th July 2018 We are aiming to select the consultant by 31st July 2018 and start the contract from 3rd August 2018

Annex 1: POWER Project logframe extract

Impact Indicators: **

Long-term objective: To contribute to the increased economic empowerment of women in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Pakistan

Specific objective: 21,000 women in Ghana, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Pakistan have increased income, and ability to control their income, through practicing CRSA and reducing, recognising and redistributing unpaid care work

Indicator 1: Reduction in the amount of time women spend on UCW

Indicator 2: Greater gender equity in household distribution of UCW between men and women

Indicator 3: Proportion of sampled women with increased control of resources and income from practising CRSA and increased access to markets

Outcome Indicators: Outcomes

Objectively Verifiable Indicators

Outcome 1: By the end of 2020 21,000 rural women are organised and are able to demand their rights as farmers and carers and have greater influence in their households and communities

70% of targeted women report increased skills and confidence demanding their rights and reporting cases of violence by the end of the project

50% of women report having greater control over resources in their households by the end of the project

60% of target communities in each country in which a majority of sampled women report greater presence of women on community structures by the end of the project

25% of women regularly participating in community structures by the end of the project

Outcome 2: By the end of 2020 Women's unpaid care work (UCW) is more highly valued within households, communities and government, more

70% of duty-bearers, men and women sampled from target communities reporting positive attitudes towards addressing unpaid care work by the end of the project

How to apply:

Please send your applications, or any questions, to: khadar.ahmed@actionaid.org and Christina.Kwangwari@actionaid.org

Rwanda: M & E Adviser

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

Role overview

Job Purpose The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor is responsible for development and implementation of M&E Framework, Performance Monitoring, Programme Reporting, Research and Evaluations. The M&E Advisor will lead the generation of a credible body of evidence from VSO work for learning, programme quality assurance and decision making. The M&E Advisor works closely with global M&E team to ensure the application of People First and evidence principles.

Job Specifications

  1. M&E Framework The M&E Advisor will develop, constantly update and ensure implementation of M&E framework ensuring the framework is fit for purpose and aligned with VSO global results.

    The M&E Advisor will: 1.1. Develop M&E framework that is dynamic and responsive to the programme needs; 1.2. Develop M&E framework that is aligned with global results, donors and partners; 1.3. Ensure staff, volunteers and partners understand and apply the M&E framework; 1.4. Develop and operationalize an effective M&E system with online digital platform.

  2. Programme Quality The M&E Advisor will lead development and ensure implementation of programme quality assurance standards with focus on programme effectiveness and impact at scale. The M&E Advisor will: 2.1. Develop and roll-out a robust programme performance monitoring protocol with its tools; 2.2. Ensure VSO staff, volunteers and partners implement the performance monitoring protocol; 2.3. Actively engage VSO partners, donors and primary actors in performance monitoring activities; 2.4. Coordinate quarterly Programme Review Meetings (PRMs) and Annual Country Reviews (ACRs).

  3. Programme Reporting The M&E Advisor will lead development and ensure implementation programme reporting standards, ensuring efficient coordination, timelines and customer satisfaction. The M&E Advisor will: 3.1. Develop and roll-out reporting protocol, templates, style, timelines, review and sign-off process; 3.2. Properly coordinate internal and external reporting ensuring quality, timeliness and satisfaction; 3.3. Spearhead VSO reporting to immigration, donors and VSO global ensuring quality and excellence; 3.4. Review VSO reporting every quarter, advice HOP on way forward and implement remedial actions.

  4. Research and Evaluations: The M&E Advisor will effectively coordinate and oversee implementation of research and evaluations, ensuring credibility of VSO body of evidence and voices of primary actors. The M&E Advisor will: 4.1. Spearhead context analysis including social exclusion analysis to inform programme development; 4.2. Coordinate the implementation and reporting of all baselines, mid-term and end-line evaluations; 4.3. Coordinate all research, learning, evidence generation and evidence-based advocacy initiatives.

  5. People Management The M&E Advisor will recruit, mentor and manage a competent team of 3-5 M&E staff and volunteers, ensuring high performance, personal development, cohesion and motivation. The M&E Advisor will: 5.1. Effectively set performance targets and manage the performance of M&E staff and volunteers; 5.2. Promote career development through coaching, mentoring & personal reflection and learning; 5.3. Establish and maintain a dynamic, cohesive and collaborative team of staff and volunteers; 5.4. Develop a culture of trust, transparency, accountability and collaboration within the team.

  6. Any other relevant duties assigned from time to time.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Yi5vYmVzc2EuNjQ0NzkuMzgzMEB2c28uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Myanmar: Experienced Paediatric/neonatal nurses and midwives

Organization: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Country: Myanmar, Rwanda, Sierra Leone
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

The RCPCH is recruiting experiences paediatric/neonatal nurses and midwives to work in our programmes in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Myanmar.

Return flights, preparation costs and accommodation are covered by the project. All clinicians receive a monthly stipend as well as in-country travel costs and are placed in country for a period of 6-12 months.

Comprehensive support will be provided by in-country programme managers and a dedicated RCPCH team in London.

Positions will start in September 2018, and March 2019

Paediatric/Neonatal nurse

Essential Criteria

  • Active registration with relevant regulatory body (NMC etc).
  • At least four years post-graduation experience, with significant experience of looking after sick and new-born babies and children in an acute setting.
  • Evidence of interest and involvement in teaching, preferably specific experience of this within paediatrics/neonates
  • Willingness and ability to collect data in relation to the programme quality improvement outcomes
  • Tropical Nursing qualification or equivalent

Desired criteria

  • Experience working in a resource poor setting
  • NLS / EPLS / APLS provider
  • Demonstrable management experience preferred (e.g. quality improvement experience within NHS; completed audit cycle; guideline writing etc)

Midwives
Essential Criteria

  • Active registration with relevant regulatory body (NMC or equivalent).
  • At least four years post-graduation experience, with significant experience of midwifery practice in an acute setting.
  • Evidence of interest and involvement in teaching, preferably specific experience in emergency midwifery
  • Willingness and ability to collect data in relation to the programme quality improvement outcomes

    Desired criteria

  • Experience working in a resource-poor setting

  • Tropical health qualification or equivalent

  • Experience delivering training/mentoring based on EmONC, Helping Babies Breathe and/or Helping Mothers Survive

  • Demonstrable management experience (e.g. quality improvement experience within NHS; completed audit cycle; guideline writing etc)

How to apply:

Please complete the application form available at https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-05/application_form.docx and send it, along with a copy of your CV to rcpch.international@rcpch.ac.uk before the 15th of July 2018.

For further information on our work please visit www.rcpch.ac.uk/global