Learning Officer job at Water For People (WFP)
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Vacancy title:
Learning Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Water For People (WFP)

Deadline of this Job:
15 November 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Duration: One Year with possibility of renewal
Department: Water For People _ Isoko y’Ubuzima WASH
Supervisor’s title: MEL Manager
Organizational context:
• Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries. The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.
• Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where Water For People is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.
• Water For People has secured funds from the USAID to finance the Isoko y’Ubuzima project that will operate in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.
• Background and position objective:

Major responsibilities and duties:
• The learning officer will be responsible for improving Isoko y’ Ubuzima monitoring, evaluation, and Learning feedback capacities to become a more effective learning project, able to assess the impact of our work and to continuously improve the quality of our project goals and capacity development services. The learning officer will provide on-the-job assistance relating to training and capacity development mindset to strengthen the team and partner knowledge and practice as we advance the process to understand and articulate impact in the 10 districts where we will implement the project. The Learning officer will report to the MEL Manager.

Program implementation, reporting, and MEL activities
• Contribute to organizational learning through the design of procedures, processes, and systems to encourage and facilitate more effective sharing of program results, approaches, feedback from partners, and lessons learned throughout the organization, using this insight to contribute to the field and shape future programs.
• Strengthen monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning practices across the organization through training, workshops, webinars, etc.
• Create the data infrastructure required for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and learning to strengthen strategy and implementation.
• Implement and enhance a monitoring, evaluation, and feedback framework in order to aggregate and communicate program results.
• Collaborate with program staff to synthesize, analyze, and share practices and ideas from grassroots partners’ work.
• Increase the organization’s standing in the community and our credibility with public and private donors by improving our ability to collect and document results and program impact.
• Contribute to relevant sections of funding proposals to ensure alignment between partner capabilities and project requirements to articulate outputs, outcomes, and impact.
• Guide and inform periodic reviews and evaluations of particular initiatives through contributing to terms of reference, selection, and engagement with in-country consultants and dissemination of findings.
• Collaborate with the MEL Manager and the entire Water For People team to identify and adapt approaches, tools, and resources to better equip grantee partners to demonstrate program outcomes and impact.
• Keep abreast of developments in the field to ensure Isoko y’Ubuzima project employs the best evaluation and organizational learning strategies.
• Work with district, sector, and lower-level government officials to adapt activities to local priorities and to facilitate collaborative working relationships, ensuring all district targets are timely met.

Logistical support
• Work with the MEL manager and the Admin & Procurement officer to complete all logistical preparation of all trainings, workshops, and other events, including obtaining required procurement documents (e.g. quotations, invoices, and others).
• Complete any other tasks as assigned.

• Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays in leading social impact in international development.
• Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
• Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
• Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
• Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
• Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
• Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

Qualifications, knowledge & skills required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education related to Learning, Training and/or Development or in the field of Administration, Social or related field.
• Minimum of three (3) years experience in the learning field or conducting training.
• Experience in facilitating trainings and workshops, learning sessions, and community engagement.
• Sound knowledge of online learning content development processes.
• Analytical mindset and ability to analyze and synthesize data from large-scale learning operations
• Experience working with USAID-funded projects or other donors.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills and excellent written and analytic skills, report writing, networking, and representation;
• Be risks taker, and have a nose for entrepreneurial opportunities;
• Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations;
• Comfort and talent in communicating with diverse and international constituents;
• Ability to analyze and organize data and communicate results effectively;
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities;
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.
• Well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.
• Flexible, innovative, proactive, to work under tight deadlines and have excellent follow-through skills.
• Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of the due process
• Be a self-starter and to work with limited supervision.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=4342623a-d7bc-4ba7-9bcd-6e7fc087b413&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=429273&lang=en_US&source=CC4  and apply with an application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, at least one recommendation letter from your previous employer, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
Note: Women are encouraged to apply!

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Job Info
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 15 November 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 06-11-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-11-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-11-2065
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