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Project opportunities

To support our current projects, we regularly enlist the expertise of third-party providers to conduct fieldwork, research and/or analysis in the focus country. When a project opportunity arises, we publish Terms of Reference (TORs) on our website and invite suitable organisations to submit proposals for the work.

Terms of Reference: Interim evaluation of Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme

Cenfri wishes to appoint an independent consultant or consultancy firm to undertake an interim evaluation of the Rwanda Economy Digitalisation (RED) programme activities and the related outcomes and impact to date. The programme, which is funded by the Mastercard Foundation and implemented by Cenfri in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation, is intended to catalyse the use of data for decision-making (particularly policymaking). Ultimately we want to see data used to shape decisions that contribute to improved digitalisation across key sectors of the Rwandan economy. The purpose of the evaluation is to:
  • Provide an independent assessment of this experimental programme (experimental in the sense that this approach has not previously been used by the funder)
  • Document learnings from key stakeholders involved in the work to date
This opportunity is ideal for consultants who are based in Rwanda and able to conduct interviews in person. The closing date for proposal submissions is 16 May 2023. For more information, see the Terms of Reference (TOR) here.

EOI: Data experts for provision of ad-hoc services

Cenfri is building a database of experts and trainers who could work on a consultancy basis to support a range of data-related capacity development activities in Rwanda. Please note that this is not a job listing but an expression of interest to join an expert group of consultants.  The main activities that the experts are expected to be involved in include, inter alia:
  • Mentoring both public and private sector staff who are doing online courses in the area of data science
  • Participating in, and facilitating, discussions for the data science community of practice
  • Coaching both public and private sector staff, plus data fellows, in the data analytics work in their respective institutions. These institutions are typically public sector entities within Rwanda
  • Being a resource person to the programme to support a range of capacity development work
  • Providing support to the CDO (Chief Digital/Data Officer) Network.
Cenfri would like to invite interested and qualified individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) to serve on the panel of experts. The panel of experts would be required support, on an ad-hoc basis, the existing data capacity at various institutions in the Government of Rwanda through coaching, mentoring and training. Expert consultants would provide capacity development and building activities related to big data value chains, adopting a data-driven approach, and data-driven policy-making. Requirements:
  1. Hold a degree in Data Science or a related field
    • Master's university-level degree holders must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in adult training, university-level teaching, coaching or mentoring; or
    • Individuals with a first university degree with international professional certifications must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in adult training, university-level teaching, coaching or mentoring.
  2. Have at least one (1) international professional certification in related fields.
  3. Demonstrate practical experience in data science and/or data engineering
How to submit a proposal: Interested consultants are requested to submit:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter that clearly articulates why you are well positioned to undertake this work
  • Two references, including one from your last client or employer
  • An hourly rate in Rwandan Franc (RwF), which includes all taxes liable to be paid
The shortlisted experts will be invited to submit proof of their academic background electronically, upon request. If shortlisted, they will also be requested to make presentations to assess their presentation skills, technical capacity, and language proficiency.
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