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Programme Effectiveness Specialist

Kacyiru Sud


Programme Effectiveness Specialist

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Programme Effectiveness Specialist. The position will be based at the Head Office and reporting to the DM&E Manager.

Purpose of the position:

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 Programmes & projects DME activities to ensure evidence-based programming and hence improve the quality of program effectiveness. This entails supporting IP/Ministry Quality 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.

In addition the position entails supporting WVR:

  • Define dashboard indicators, their measurement processes and tools to ensure pragmatic organizational effectiveness.

  • Implement programming systems and processes such as Horizon, LEAP and sponsorship transformation to ensure WVR is a center of excellence for this work.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Technically support Programmes & projects DME activities to ensure evidence-based programming and hence improve the quality of program effectiveness

  • Ensure successful baseline and evaluation surveys for Area Programmes/Clusters that are designing/redesigning

  • Work with the DME team to produce high quality CWB & GNOD reports that produce evidence of our work and make changes to programmes based on findings.

  • Ensure effective use of LEAP 3, horizon and singlestep to increase programming effectiveness and efficiency

  • Ensure effective scale up and depth in programming based on evidence

  • Establish and Manage the programs’ database (relevant programming data, impact and success stories)

  • Monitor the implementation of Audit recommendations, SOIs and other sponsorship business processes and strengthen the capacity of program staff in the quality and monitor the implementation of audit recommendations

  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools to collect relevant program information including crosscutting themes to inform development programming

  • Develop Annual Business plans (or other relevant strategy monitoring documents) and monitor their execution

  • Review Program Designs and DIPs in accordance with LEAP guidelines and WV Rwanda Strategic direction

  • Develop concept papers, proposals and their budgets for funding in line with World Vision standards (LEAP/donor requirements, CWB) and World Vision Rwanda strategic direction.

  • Maintain good working relationship with Support Offices and EARO by timely responding to relevant DME issues

  • Build the capacity of program staffs in participatory approaches (DPA) that engage the community in meaningful discussions on their preferred direction, program partners, volunteers and community members in doing assessment and supervise assessment exercises for new Area Programmes in line with LEAP processes and guidelines

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports and submit them to the supervisor

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

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.

  • Must have a university degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field. Masters degree in Project Management is desirable.

  • Must have a minimum of 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.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Knowledge of statistics software (at least SPSS and CSpro).

  • Computer literacy (at least good command of word and excel)

  • Excellent knowledge of English language and Kinyarwanda.


  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

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In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 10th November 2017; 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.