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MEAL Officer

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SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. We have built a long-term, local presence in 38 developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, providing innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy. SNV has been working in Rwanda for more than 35 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors above mentioned.

Organization  name: SNV  Netherlands Development Organization
Program: Voice 4 Change Partnership (V4CP)

Position : MEAL Officer

Position location: Kigali
Duration: 1 year renewable
Reporting  to: Voice 4 Change Country Program Coordinator 
Deadline for application: 8th November 2016

SNV the Netherlands Development Organization is an international not-for-profit development organisation working in over 30 developing countries for more than 40 years. In Rwanda SNV has been working for more than 30 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors: Agriculture; Renewable energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. SNV supports development in these sectors by working with government, civil society, and private sector organizations. It does so by providing three types of interrelated services: capacity development, knowledge development, and supporting evidence based policy dialogue by national stakeholders.

Program summary
SNV has launched a multi-country and multi-sector program, Voice for Change Partnership’ (V4CP). The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and is implemented in six countries, Kenya, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Honduras and Indonesia. This five-year program 2016-2020 aims to strengthen capacities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate for a conducive enabling environment in WASH, Renewable Energy, Food and Nutrition Security and Resilience.

In Rwanda the program will focus on Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) with an emphasis on food security and Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains. The program will be implemented in conjunction with IFPRI under the leadership of SNV.

Under the Food and Nutrition Security, the program will advocate on four issues
  1.     The Increased production and consumption of diverse nutritious food
  2.     Increased accessibility and use of fortified crops or products
  3.     Improved Coordination and service delivery of agriculture, food security and nutrition actors and activities at national and district level
  4.     Effective allocation of the budget for coordination and relevant agriculture, food security and nutrition activities/interventions/programs

The main duty and responsibilities:
  • The MEAL Officer will support the country program team in planning process and development of Monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, 
  • He will act as focal point for SNV V4CP programme, accountability and learning system for managing information and programs. 
  • He will define specific processes, methodologies and tools for MEAL and reporting in line with SNV principles, 
  • Oversee and quality assurance of all field data collection exercises, data management, and analysis, contribute to timely and quality internal and external reporting on SNV projects, 
  • share accountability findings with programme teams and senior management, 
  • facilitate capacity building process of partners and SNV staff on knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for effective MEAL through training and coaching, 
  • design and manage evaluations in compliance with SNV evaluation policy, including: development of ToR, advising management on approval of final report, 
  • dissemination of evaluation findings and recommendations with intended audiences, 
  • support the project team and partners in extracting lessons learnt and good practices, and documenting case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes, 
  • organize reviews and learning events, 
  • Represent SNV on external working groups when relevant and ensure SNV has appropriate visibility.

Candidate Profile
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, development studies, agriculture, nutrition, statistics or a related field.
  • At three years of similar work experience is required. 
  • Candidate should be able to work independently – with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors. 
  • Demonstrated and extensive social media experience is an added advantage. 
  • Good knowledge and strong demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, including participatory approaches. 
  • Experience in and the ability to facilitate capacity building and training at different levels for MEAL and NON-MEAL staff
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills are required, additional language skills are a plus, especially French, excellent coordination and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to plan workload and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines. 
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems; high degree of computer literacy and word processing and spreadsheet/Excel skills. 
  • Experience with statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA) and familiarity with IT applications to support MEAL and information management an added advantage.

How To Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly summit your motivation letter and CV (both in English) to the Country Director of SNV Rwanda by email to; by 8th November 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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