Everyone should have the opportunity to experience sexuality voluntarily, safely  and pleasantly. We therefore pursue this aim with great passion. For numerous decades, the name Rutgers has been synonymous with open, candid and positive  sexual education  in the Netherlands. Nowadays we mainly support professionals in the care and education  sectors in discussing sexuality with their target groups. We acquire knowledge and develop effective methods on the basis of research. Furthermore, we utilise our knowledge and expertise to influence  policy-makers.

Rutgers success is also evident in other countries. This inspires us to cooperate with organisations throughout the world in improving sexual health and offering people freedom of choice in relationships, sexuality and the decision whether or not to have children.

Rutgers International Programmes department currently  has a vacancy for a PMEL Coordinator Burundi (vacancy number 2016-09)

Associated with the expansion of its Burundi portfolio, Rutgers is currently looking for an experienced, energetic and visionary professional who is committed to our mission and can provide leadership on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning  (PMEL).

Base: Bujumbura, Burundi (with frequent travel throughout the country and possibly in the East-African


The PMEL coordinator will be working alongside the Technical Advisor SRHR/CSE (Sexual and

Reproductive Health & Rights/Comprehensive Sexuality Education) Burundi.

Key Responsibilities of the PMEL coordinator

1)     Advice and development: You are responsible for co-developing (together with the PMEL advisor from our office in the Netherlands, as well as with colleagues from partner organisations) a PMEL protocol, monitoring and evaluation tools, and reporting formats.

2)     PMEL coordination: You keep track of all PMEL activities of the new programmes and where needed will train local organisations in monitoring and data  collection. You will be responsible for the learning  agendas, for which you are expected to conduct fieldwork. You contribute to the coordination of the ongoing  research of Rutgers in Burundi, and also keep track of all other relevant studies in Burundi and the Great Lake Region, and actively seek  synergy and linkages

with these studies.

3)     Analysis & reporting:  You are involved in the analysis, reporting and dissemination of the PMEL data, and will promote linking and learning  within the programmes, and contribute to sharing lessons learned with parties beyond  the programme (e.g. by co-organising conferences and publications) and Rutgers at large.

You report to the Programme Manager African French-speaking Countries and cooperate with the Technical Advisor SRHR/CSE based in Burundi and the Technical Advisors SRHR/CSE and PME/Research staff  based at our office in The Netherlands.

You will be stationed at the office of a counterpart in Bujumbura.

Your profile

You have a Master’s Degree in Social Science, Public Health or a similar level of academic education. You have at least 3 years  of relevant work experience in (applied)  research or monitoring and evaluation. You have affinity with the theme SRHR. You are a passionate and driven PMEL expert, analytically strong, with talent  for facts and numbers, who knows how to promote linking and learning within the programmes that Rutgers works in. You are results-driven, can work independently and are a flexible team player. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English. You are a Burundian  national and you live in Burundi.

Terms of employment

Rutgers offers  a competitive package of employment conditions.

You will initially be offered a consultancy contract, with possible extension in the form of an employee contract, in total up to 4,5 years.

Information and application

If you wish to apply for this job you can apply via the link to the relevant vacancy

at http://rutgers.international/vacancies or www.rutgers.nl/vacatures. The language of application is


For more information about this position you can contact Ms. Linette Belo, Programme Manager African French-speaking Countries,  via vacatures@rutgers.nl, using the vacancy reference number. For further information on our organisation please visit the website  http://www.rutgers.international.

Closing date: 22 May 2016

Interview date: The first round of interviews is scheduled for Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May 2016 by

Skype, preferably with video connection.

We do not appreciate  receipt of any commercial correspondence through the channels listed for the purposes of replying to this advertisement.

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