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Youth Workforce Development Expert

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Kigali, Rwanda
Mid level
Posted date:
December 16, 2022
Close date:
January 13, 2023
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Job Description


ME&A is recruiting for a Youth Workforce Development Expert for the USAID/Rwanda Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting contract. The position will be a consultant position based in Rwanda. The objective of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Activity (CLAA) is to improve USAID/Rwanda's performance monitoring, evaluation, collaboration, learning, and adapting processes to ensure the Mission effectively utilizes data in all decision-making processes. The services provided under this Activity will enable USAID/Rwanda to better deliver the sustainable development outcomes articulated in its new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2020-2025 and enhance the United States (U.S.) Rwanda partnership.


The Youth Workforce Development Expert shall provide services, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Review and validate desk review conducted thus far of quantitative and qualitative data from program performance indicators and other relevant metrics - interpret, conclude, and identify gaps in the presentation developed by the CLAA team.
  2. Conduct supplementary desk review of quantitative and qualitative data from assessments, evaluations, reports, and other documents in the Development Data Library (DDL) including IP reports to enrich the draft presentation and report prepared by the CLLA.
  3. Support in drafting the detailed meta-analysis report
  4. Regularly meet with the CLAA team to discuss findings and finalize deliverables


The Youth Workforce Development Expert must have demonstrated experience undertaking similar work and should have substantial prior experience conducting meta-analyses and/or systematic reviews. S/he should have strong knowledge of at least one of the following: research methodologies (necessary) and Youth and Workforce Development.
Specifically, the Youth and Workforce Development technical expert should have:

  • At a minimum, a master's degree in economics or related social sciences with demonstrated expertise in the technical field.
  • Solid experience and knowledge in implementing youth employment, skills development, or TVET projects.
  • Experience working in Rwanda.
  • Extensive track record of research including mixed methods research or education studies.
  • Experience working with international teams and dealing in a culturally appropriate manner with a range of stakeholders, from high-level government officials to community members.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; ability to produce high-quality documents/reports in English and a good working knowledge of Kinyarwanda.

About the Organization

ME&A, Inc. is a woman-owned international development firm based in the Washington, D.C., area, providing innovative solutions for economic development and social progress in more than 80 countries. ME&A has branch offices in Armenia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Our clients include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); the U.S. Department of State; the Millennium Challenge Corporation; the World Bank; government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States; and leading corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses.

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

ME&A, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. ME&A will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For our EEO Policy Statement and a copy of our EEO Policy Statement and information on your EEO rights under the law.

ME&A is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants.

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