Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

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As a national Chapter of the Regional Pan-African Forum for African Women Educationalists, FAWE Rwanda is a non-profit membership organization that brings together women and men interested in promoting girls’ and women’s education and development in Rwanda. Since its inception in November 1997, FAWE Rwanda has grown to become a reputable partner and a focal point for girls’ education in Rwanda.


 POSITION:               Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

REPORTS TO:         National coordinator 

LOCATION:             Kigali

 Background Information

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African non-governmental organization founded in 1992 by five women ministers of education to promote girls' and women's education in sub-Saharan Africa- in line with Education for All- by making sure girls and women have access to schools and are able to complete their studies and fulfill their dreams. With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, FAWE has a network of 34 National Chapters in 33 countries.

Established in 1997, FAWE Rwanda Chapter aims to build a world in which gender disparities in education are eliminated and all Rwandese girls access education, perform well and complete their studies. It promotes gender equity and equality in education in Rwanda by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. This is done through increasing access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

FAWE Rwanda interventions have mainly focused on changing the prevailing attitudes and mindsets regarding girls’ education to ensure gender equity and equality in education especially with regards to increasing girls access to basic education.  Specific interventions spanned from influencing education policies and laws to ensure they are gender sensitive, teachers training in gender responsive pedagogy in schools, empowering girls through TUSEME clubs where they are also taught life skills and through various advocacy and awareness-raising activities at the national and community levels. In partnership with funding partners (USG, MasterCard Foundation, Winrock/REACH, UNHCR, Beautiful World Canada and many individual sponsors) FAWE Rwanda supported to date more than 20,000 girls and boys achieve basic education i.e. primary and secondary education by providing tuition and non-tuition financial assistance to smart girls from disadvantaged households.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the Planning & Monitoring and Evaluation manager will lead all the organization’s planning & monitoring and evaluation process, collaborate with other senior staff on the development and implementation of an effective management information system (MIS) that can support policy, planning, and implementation, and reflect the strategic goal of full operations and organizational strategic and referral network operational plans.  As head of the planning and M&E, he/she will support the team in the final implementation, operation, and full use of the information systems in strategic planning and programs improvement.

Roles and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the in charge of Planning, M&E has the following responsibilities:

  • Designing and setting up of the planning processes and an M&E system of the chapter’s programs and developing the strategy for effective implementation. He/She will lead quarterly and annual project reviews, participatory impact assessment, process monitoring, operations monitoring and documentation of lessons – learned;
  • Develop tools for monitoring and evaluation;
  • Lead and guide the process for identifying and designing the key performance indicators of projects and programs together with project managers before the start of the projects.
  • Support project managers to set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of projects
  • Oversee the implementation and updating of the database of the project;
  • Supervise data processing and analysis and prepare projects periodic reports;
  • Conduct periodic evaluation of various projects intervention;
  • Lead the process of development and elaboration of the chapter’s annual Implementation Plan and ensure that the members of the Chapter are involved;
  • Guide all the staff in quarterly individual work plans and reports preparations, analyze them for impact evaluation.
  • Make regular reports to the Executive Committee through the National coordinator that highlights any area of concern for improvement 
  • Execute any other task considered necessary for the running of the Chapter by the National Coordinator.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. An advanced degree in science or social sciences preferably in development studies, Economics, Statistics, Social work, or related fields, or equivalent experience.
  1. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in program management with at least 3 years of planning and M&E experience
  2. Experience managing donor funded project in the public, private or NGO sector projects.
  1. Demonstrated successful experience developing data collection methods and writing reports;
  2. Demonstrated experience working independently with minimum supervision
  3. Demonstrated commitment to gender equity and participant-driver programming
  4. Demonstrated ability to foster team work and to work as a team member.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Should be computer literate with expertise in Microsoft tools.

How to apply:

If interested in the above-mentioned position, submit your application to FAWE RWANDA Office at Kimironko/REB premise not later than September 24th at 4:00 p.m. Please indicate in the subject line: “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

With the following attachments:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of academic credentials

 Dr. Kathy Kantengwa

National Coordinator