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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Type of role Advocacy policy and research
Location Rwanda
Salary Rwf 14,728,476 Gross per annum
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 2.4yrs
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date 03.10.2022

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The MEL Officer will provide technical support to the VSO project ‘Twigire Mumikino Rwanda (TMR) / Let’s Learn through Play’. She/he will play a key role in the implementation of the project MEL plan and project MEL cycle.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, knowledge and experience
Qualifications, attributes and skills:
• Education: University degree in Education, Statistics, social sciences or related field.
• At least 3-years’ experience in similar roles in the education sector.
• Skills and experience in designing and implementing project MEL Plans
• Proven technical skills in designing effective and appropriate tools for data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) in the education sector
• Proven skills in participatory methods of collecting data and information. Strong skills in processing and analysing data (both qualitative and quantitative)
• Strong computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and ability to use analysis software packages like SPSS, STATA, PowerBi.
• Experience of using digital platforms for data collection e.g., social Collect, KoBo, Survey CTO
• Experience using mobile devices (tablets, GPS, etc.) in the data collection.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work under pressure.
• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent verbal and written skills in Kinyarwanda and English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
• Commitment to upholding ethics of MEL and safeguarding principles Commitment to and understanding of VSO vision, mission, values, and principles.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Volunteer role: Early Years Adviser - Talent Pool

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Rwanda
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBC
Start date TBC
Mode of delivery Working at project location

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

Working at project location – In this role, you will provide on-site support in the project location and/or VSO office, (full-time unless otherwise specified) for a set period of time.

•A Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree in Early Childhood/Early Years Education
•Minimum 3-4 years’ experience of teaching early childhood education focused on inclusive learning through play for 3-6 years old children. Fluent English speaker with good written skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of different levels of experience and knowledge.
•Ability to produce accurate, evidence-based, reflective reports case stories regarding qualitative and quantitative data quarterly
•Working knowledge of early childhood education learning through play for improving learning through play pedagogy for teaching early childhood education children/ kindergarten
•Extensive experience of training early childhood care and education educators on learning through play pedagogies

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Skills, qualifications and experience

Are you looking for the next meaningful challenge in your education career?

We're looking for a passionate and experienced education specialist to join an exciting new Education Programme in Rwanda, 'Let's Learn through Play', as an Early Years Adviser to help strengthen the Early Years education system and capacity of local teachers.

As a specialist in Early Years Education, you will advise local tutors on how to train students in active and Child-Centred teaching methods. You will provide and facilitate training to in-service teachers on operational practices and resource development and monitor and report the inputs and outputs of the programme's interventions.
Competencies and Behaviour.

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

Your application and COVID-19

We are continually reviewing our ability to safely programme and implement projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local restrictions are being implemented in several VSO locations, which impacts VSO’s existing programme delivery.

We will continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and national governments to protect the wellbeing and safety of all communities, employees and volunteers.

We’re continuing to build a talent pool of prospective professional volunteers so we can get back to supporting communities as soon as we’re able to.

If your application is shortlisted, a VSO hiring manager will be in touch to discuss the next steps and any changes to your placement and role.

You can read VSO’s COVID-19 statement and frequently asked questions about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Please note that this advert is for a role we are expecting to become available in the near future once we have secured funding for the project. If you are interested in this, or similar positions, please express your interest by clicking on the ‘make an application’ button below.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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