Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer   at Benishyaka

1 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer   at  Benishyaka
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer  

Benishyaka | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-18 | Deadline: 2024-06-04


BENISHYAKA is Non -Governmental Organization established in July 1995 and from this time, we have successfully implemented numerous development programs and projects in areas of sustainable agriculture, climate change, gender equity and equality, health, education and nutrition. The NGO is rolling out a five-year strategic plan focusing the aforementioned development programs and has equally put in place solid management policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness way of managing its resources including financial and human resources. 

Our vision: “A cohesive Rwandan society with empowered vulnerable groups gainfully accessing equal rights, livelihood opportunities and participating in national development”  

Our Mission: “A leading community development organization, actively empowering and transforming the livelihoods of vulnerable communities to access knowledge, skills and capital for sustainable development”. 

BENISHYAKA in partnership with CARE International -Rwanda and our Umbrella organization Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe(PFTH), are implementing a five-year project named Gender Equality And Resilience (GEAR) Project in Districts of Kayonza and Gatsibo in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. The GEAR project contributes to reducing drivers of risk and vulnerability, in particular gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV). Whilst it is not a stand-alone GBV prevention or response intervention, GEAR includes GBV and sexual and reproductive health issues in the gender and social norms content. Whilst it is not directly a climate adaptation or climate-resilience activity, climate smart thinking is mainstreamed throughout resilient and green livelihoods content.

In view of the above-mentioned project, Benishyaka seeks to recruit competent and qualified person as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer.

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer  

BENISHYAKA is looking for a suitable candidate to monitor and evaluate the overall implementation of GEAR project. Under the direct supervision of the project coordinator. Benishyaka seeks to recruit a qualified and motivated Project MEL officer to execute the following: 

Key Responsibilities. 

  • Responsible lead for the development, strengthening and functioning of Benishyaka Specifically GEAR Project, MEL frameworks and systems, and supporting tools or templates. 
  • Develop the framework for Benishyaka Monitoring and Evaluation, in coordination with project management team, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreement and project requirement; 
  • Assess, identify and provide guidance on critical areas where technical support is needed and connect with the technical team to ensure quality project implementation. 
  • Strengthen MEL capacities of all project staff at central and field levels on a continuous basis through on job training and mentoring. 
  • Monitor and initiate monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level MEL plans, data collection tools, and Evaluation for Reporting purposes. 
  • Guide the regular sharing of MEL findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data is discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner’ 
  • Developing streamlined tools and schedules that will make the M&E process as easy as possible for Partners and other stake holders. 
  • Ensuring the data are timely collected from the field and fed into the database and tools. 
  • Setting up systems and procedures for ongoing monitoring & impact measurement, incorporating donor-specific requirements if necessary; 
  • Carry out field visits and spot checks to audit data and ensure that tools are user-friendly and working effectively and to inform partners of the results of previous assessments, this will also include preparing first-hand narrative reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports). 
  • Organizing and facilitating the formal project baseline survey, mid-term and final evaluations as planned, supporting external evaluators as necessary; facilitating the dissemination of results among project team and stakeholders. 
  • Closely monitor the external environment to projects and identify threats and facilitate the development of a plan to reduce chocks to the projects. This might involve having a better understanding of local governance and regional realities; perspectives of different stakeholders involved and facilitate reflection sessions to discuss and find the necessary solutions; 
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned 

 Required Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A minimum of bachelor's degree in statistics; economics; project planning; management information systems; monitoring, and evaluation or in a closely related field, with a minimum of 3 years of experience; 
  • Master's degree in project management, project planning, statistics with at least 2 years of work experience is an added value. 
  • Experience in programs’ design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; 
  • Conversant and able to design, develop and guide implement project strategic/results frameworks, Theory of Change or Logic models. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing and analyzing data using Excel, SPSS, STATA, Open data tool kits; 
  • Knowledge/ experience in designing, leading, and developing high-quality reports from quantitative/qualitative data, studies, surveys, or assessments; 
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and complete tasks according to agreed deadlines; 
  • Fluent and Excellent in both English and Kinyarwanda (writing, reading, and speaking) is mandatory 
  • Knowledge of French will be added advantage. 
  • Substantial experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans for grants, preferably with experience in research, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, MEL methods and approaches, planning and implementation of MEL systems, information/data analysis and report writing skills. 
  • Sound knowledge of development program planning and implementation objectives. 
  • Prior experience in working with NGOs in gender domain is an added value. 

Application Procedures  

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications files enclosing in Cover Application letter, CVs and academic papers addressed to Executive Secretary at Benishyaka office KG 206 House number 131 Gasabo District Kimironko Sector not later than 4th June 2024. Benishyaka is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.