Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (M&E Specialist) at UNFPA Rwanda’s 8th Country Programme: (Deadline Ongoing) –


The Position:

UNFPA Rwanda’s 8th Country Programme (2018-2024) is aligned to and contributes to national priorities set in the National Strategy for Transformation (NST I, 2017-2024); the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2018-2024); the Health Sector Strategic Plan 4 (2018-2024); and contributing to Rwanda’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 8th Country Programme (CP) priorities are (i) Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights, (ii) Adolescents and Youth, (iii) Population Dynamics, while supporting gender issues mainstreamed across and humanitarian interventions, to achieve UNFPA’s Three Transformative Results – (i) Zero preventable maternal death; (ii) Zero unmet need for family planning; and (iii) Zero Gender-Based Violence and harmful practices.

Under the current 8th CP, robust Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), data and evidence generation are key to report and communicate results to partners and to the populations UNFPA Rwanda serves for accountability. To support strengthening M&E and Results-Based Management (RBM), Rwanda Country Office (CO) has been piloting the RBM Seal Initiative, UNFPA’s certification initiative aiming to recognize good performance of UNFPA country offices in RBM, along with the other 11 COs.

The M&E Specialist post will be located in the UNFPA Rwanda Country Office to provide programmatic support, in particular in planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, to UNFPA’s 8th Country Programme. S/he will work collaboratively with the Deputy Representative, ensuring quality and timely implementation of the Country Programme, outreach, partnership strengthening, while working in an integrated and collaborative manner with the Country Office’s programme and operations staff. S/he will work under the overall supervision of the Deputy Representative.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The M&E analyst will work collaboratively with the Deputy Representative to ensure the smooth monitoring and evaluation of the 8th Country Programme.

You would be responsible for:

Monitoring & Evaluation (50%)

  • Contribute to the development of substantive/technical methodology, plans and tools for monitoring and evaluation of the 8th Country Programme;
  • Support to the development of frameworks, methodologies and databases for ICPD and SDG monitoring;
  • Contribute to the development and adaptation of tools and guidance in monitoring and evaluation and support their use for capacity development of partner institutions and UNFPA staff;
  • Support liaison between UNFPA and other stakeholders, including UN agencies and implementing partners with respect to major M&E activities and provide solutions to identified issues;
  • Support to the design, implementation and quality assurance of the 8th Country Programme Evaluation;
  • Support the One UN Joint Programme M&E activities and represent UNFPA in technical M&E meetings such as Result Groups.

Program Management (30%)

  • Support the Programme team in regularly monitoring the progress made by various projects in the 8th Country Programme;
  • Contribute to the programme’s work planning and management, and review processes (such as development/review of Annual Work Plans);
  • Regularly track the various indicators in the project documents;
  • Provide inputs to communication and reporting on progress and outcomes in a timely manner.

Partnership and Resource Mobilization (20%)

  • Contribute to strategic partnerships with government and national institutions, donors, UN and non-UN system organizations;

Support the preparation
Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Science, Development Studies, International Affairs or any other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible professional work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, programme planning, and management.
  • Proven capacity in the areas of planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
  • Understanding of UNFPA core-mandate areas and experience in ICPD programming will be an added value.
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment, both within and outside UNFPA.
  • Field experience would be a strong asset.
  • Strong analytical competencies.
  • Excellent public relations, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Experience of the UN system is an added advantage.


Fluency in English is required.

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.


Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, visa issuance and other administrative requirements.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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