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Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant - Rwanda

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Project Management
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International Development Group
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200IH Requisition #

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The organization provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients in more than 75 countries.The Power Africa - East Africa Energy Program is a four-year project aim to increase on-grid electricity access, accelerate private sector investment, and improve the enabling environment of the power sector in East Africa. RTI International leads implementation of the program, which is funded by Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).RTI International seeks to recruit a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Assistant to be based in Kigali, Rwanda, under the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program.


Essential Duties:

Support the MEL team, local representatives and more particularly the MEL manager, in the implementation of the WIRE Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan. Specific responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Provide in-country data collection, data assurance and reporting of WIRE data.

  • Maintain data entry templates and tools.
  • Data entry and maintenance of the WIRE database.
  • Extract data as needed for analysis and visualization.
  • Support development of information and communication technology tools for surveys.
  • Support rapid report development, working closely with the WIRE Coordinator, WIRE Specialist, MEL Manager, and Communications Team.

 Minimum Required Education & Experience


Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, population studies or a related field in Social Sciences with at least (3) three years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations required. Previous M&E experience on a donor funded program desired. Proficiency in designing and conducting small-scale operations research studies; report writing, and good working knowledge of descriptive statistics required. Previous strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues. Strong skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and at least one data management software program (Stata or SPSS). Excellent written and spoken English required, proficiency in French will be an added advantage. Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team; willingness and ability to be flexible depending on changing priorities and deadlines.

Skills & Abilities

Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel

 Ability to multi-task

Ability to work well with others

Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing

Ability to work independently

Attention to detail and accuracy


Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at HRethics@rti.org.  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the HRethics@rti.org email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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