Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

The Private Sector Federation is a professional organization, dedicated to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan Business Community. It is the umbrella organization and voice of the private sector.

The Private Sector Federation is a key role player in enabling the Private Sector to respond to Rwanda’s vision for its future.

Over the years, the Federation has rolled out a number of exciting private sectors in the fields of capacity building, entrepreneurship and business growth, trade promotion etc.

Offering an excellent career growth, we are looking for a qualified individual to join an exciting team at PSF to Head Monitoring and Evaluation.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Reporting to: CEO
Duty Station: PSF Headquarters
Role Purpose:
Under the supervision of the CEO, the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive, efficient and effective system of monitoring and evaluation (M&E System) that will enable PSF mechanisms to track progress, evaluate effectiveness, and assess the impact of its projects. The incumbent will also act as resource for all PSF project staff - with emphasis on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution program support - to enhance program design, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Among other duties, he /she shall perform the following:

- Organize the revision of the PSF project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
- Assist the PSF to develop the Annual Work plan and Budget.
- Develop the overall framework for project M&E, particularly the annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons- learned workshops.
- Guide the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for each component, to record and report physical progress against the Annual Work plan and Budget.
- Guide the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets and design the format for such performance reports.
- Clarify the core information needs of central project management, the steering committee (or similar body), funding agencies and partners of PSF.
- With stakeholders, set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities.
- Review the quality of existing social and economic data in the project area, the methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
- Based on the review of existing data on the area, draw up the Terms of Reference (TOR) for, design and cost out a baseline survey and a needs assessment survey.
- With the members of PSF, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
- Identify other M&E needs in terms of capacity strengthening.
- Monitoring of Districts and BDS projects.
- Guide and supervise organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys, trainings and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts.

Interested candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- At least a Master’s degree or higher in relevant studies (for degrees and courses in Monitoring & Evaluation, Business Administration, Organizational Studies, Information Design, Statistics, Economics, NGO Management and related fields).
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience related to the above duties and responsibilities.
- Experience with a proven track record in monitoring and evaluation work, conducting assessments and surveys, proposal development, program design, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, and data analysis
- Good knowledge & skill in monitoring & evaluation activities.
- Strong analytical skills.
- A strong background in statistics or quantitative skills.
- Experience working in a private organization.
- Strong oral and written communications skills (both technical and diplomatic writing).
- Ability to work effectively in a busy, high pressure team environment.
- Ability to build and manage strong working relationships among diverse stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines.
- Ability to use the latest data management systems.
- Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working with highly confidential information.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to apply for the above mentioned position and submit complete applications (only hard copies) made of a CV, a motivation letter, notarized copies of diploma/degree, a copy of identity card, and three persons of reference with their phone numbers to the following address not later than 28th January 2013:
To the attention of:

The Head of Human Resources
Private Sector Federation
P.O. Box 319 Kigali, located in GIKONDO
hr@psf.org.rw

Note: Only candidates qualifying for selection will be contacted for interviews.

The Management