Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Specialist

World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. The position will be based at Nyamasheke District – Nyungwe Cluster reporting to the Cluster Manager.

Purpose of the position:

To lead all project/program DME activities at the Cluster level, provide technical support to programs and projects, and improve the quality of program effectiveness. To ensure quality implementation of ministry priorities that are designed to contribute to the sustained well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable. Technically support Programme & projects operations and DME activities to ensure evidence-based programming and hence improve the quality of program effectiveness. This entails supporting IP/PES Departments to ensure that WVR has, executes and monitors NO Strategy; that NO  has the capacity to effectively assess, design, implement, monitor and evaluate programs in accordance with the World Vision International’s programming tools; and that NO is accountable to sponsors and donors through periodic and timely reporting.

The major responsibilities include:

% TimeMajor ActivitiesEnd Results Expected
20%Technically support Programmes & projects DME activities to ensure evidence-based programming and hence improve the quality of program effectivenessDesign documents for projects/programs in place and aligned to Technical Programs/NO Strategy
10%Lead quality assessments and design of new APs in alignment with WVR Strategy and Development Program ApproachProject/program assessment reports produced/reviewed
10%Ensure effective implementation of LEAP 3 and use of horizon system to increase programming effectiveness and efficiencyAll cluster project/program design documents and uploaded and updated into Horizon
10%Establish and Manage the programs’ database (relevant programming data, impact and success stories)A functional project/program databases established and regularly updated
5%Work with the DME team to produce high quality CWB & GNOD reports that produce evidence of our work and make changes to programme based on findings.NO CWBR produced as per GC deadline and qualities
5%Ensure effective scale up and depth in programming based on evidenceLessons learnt documented and shared
5%Monitor  the implementation of Audit recommendations, SOIs and other sponsorship business processes and strengthen the capacity of program staff in the quality and monitor their implementation100% audit recommendations, SOIs and other sponsorship business processes are implemented across all cluster projects/programs
5%Develop and manage Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system at cluster level and grant projectsA functional M&E system established and harmonized tools in place
5%Develop Annual Business plans (or other relevant strategy monitoring documents) and monitor their executionCluster business plan implemented and monitored as planned
5%Review Program Designs and DIPs in accordance with LEAP guidelines and WV Rwanda Strategic directionProject/Program quality Designs, Plans and Reports produced;
5%Technically support the development of concept papers, proposals and their budgets for funding in line with World Vision standards (LEAP/donor requirements, CWB) and World Vision Rwanda strategic direction.At least two  concept papers and/or proposals developed  and submitted
5%Maintain good working relationship with local partners and Support Office, monitor performance of implementing partners and timely respond to relevant AP issuesPerformance of implementing partners enhanced, good relationship with local  partners, EARO and SOs is maintained
5%Building capacity of Cluster staff and coach them on M&E related issuesAll Cluster  staff achieve their planned objectives and exceed their targets
5%Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports and submit them to the supervisorProject/program report timely produced and submitted to the supervisor(s)
100 %

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Required Professional ExperienceAt least 5 years’ experience in development work, preferably working in a large NGO/UN. Should have been involved in project design and implementation. Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and report writing is essential.Must have a clear vision of the key accountabilities, and be determined to achieve all set targets in line with short, medium and long-term targets and objectives.Ability to work with minimal supervision.Knowledge of statistics software (E,g. STATA, SPSS and CSpro).Computer literacy (at least good command of word and excel)
Required Education,training, license,registration, andcertificationMust have a university degree in Economics, Management, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field. Master’s degree in Project Management is desirable.Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.Committed and result-orientedAbility to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
Preferred Knowledgeand QualificationsTeamwork: Building collaborative relationships and demonstrating commitment to WVI’’s vision, Mission, and values, supporting information-sharing environment, developing self-awareness, understanding and valuing diversity, developing team skills and coaching, assessing performance, promoting excellence in performance, facilitating learning from others, preventing and resolving conflicts.People Skills: Listening, giving and receiving feedback, demonstrating interpersonal effectiveness, sharing knowledge and experience, handling criticism, showing empathy and becoming assertive.Planning and Results Orientation: Developing action plans and focusing on the future, developing direction, setting and monitoring goals, managing projects/programs/tasks and evaluating outcomesAccountability: Taking responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions; considering the consequences before acting and making a decision; interpreting and following WVI’s policies and procedures accurately.Communications: Effective written and verbal communication skills, drafting plans, reports in the working languages of the organization, presenting information clearly and concisely.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to$158872/9925$8135.htmld

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The closing date for submission of applications is 01st October 2022; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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