Rwanda: Senior ICT Associate GS-7, FT, Kigali, Rwanda #52386 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Opportunity

Senior ICT Associate is accountable for the delivery of effective and efficient technical and operational assistance to the supervisor in system’s administration, network infrastructure monitoring, support and maintenance, documentation of ICT infrastructure and network components. Ensures that effective and efficient network operation and services, including software, hardware and operational support to ensure minimal down time and maximum productivity. Provides an effective incident resolution process and efficient end users support. Identifies risks and emerging faults in order to enhance the different systems capacity, reliability and security.

How can you make a difference?

The ICT function supports UNICEF mission and strategic plan by enabling programme and operational effectiveness and efficiency through innovation, partnerships and providing ICT solutions and services in a timely, secure and safemanner. With regards to the performance of the incumbent, any failures not properly addressed or corrected will have high operational and damaging impact to UNICEF office as a whole. The absence or lack of a sound management of the ICT functions will affect UNICEF’s ability to support local counterparts and implementing partners and potentially affect UNICEF ICT globally and possibly have legal or financial repercussions affecting UNICEF’s brand and reputation.

Main responsibilities include:

1. High standards of network operations and services are maintained through continuous infrastructure improvement, performance monitoring and policy compliance.

• Maintains UNICEF’s Rwanda Country Office Local Area Network Infrastructure: ranging from hardware installation of network components (including routers, switches, firewalls, bridges, etc.) to software upgrades and network management tools.

• Determines causes of computer/software/network malfunctions through testing and evaluation, and resolves by additions, modifications, repair, or external support assistance.

• Advises appropriate staff members of possible causes of the problem, risks and precautions necessary to avoid additional issues.

• Monitors and ensures application/compliances of IT policies and guidelines, established processes and procedures by all end users.

• Monitors/analyses staff performance, examines faulty areas in the IT infrastructure, resolves issues, and defines training needs, for improvement in the network operations and services.

• Monitors and analyses network statistics, vendor reports and other sources of information for network optimization, utilizing existing Enterprise Management tool sets and the specific utilities.

2. Network availability, services and security are enhanced and maintained

• Conducts routine monitoring of the WAN to ensure its continued network services, installs routine updates to the software, performs normal corrections when necessary and alerts the supervisor if special actions must be planned or if threats to the network might exist.

• Enhances network availability and service levels by establishing routine maintenance procedures, heightening security and access rights.

3. Updated network descriptions, processes and procedures are well documented to maintain internal knowledge continuity and competency.

• With the support of the supervisor, documents/reports network processes, procedures, software, tools and issues. Classifies and maintains the network documentation.

• Conducts the training/induction process for new staff on internal processes/procedures, network management tools and the IT Operation/Services environment.

• Compiles Frequently Ask Questions and maintains knowledge databases for eventual distribution available to users in MCO offices.

• Prepares and maintains a physical layout of network, including diagrams and network descriptions.

4. Local Site Administrator and Help desk functions are performed efficiently in providing systems administration and end users support

• Administer the office multi-user network. This involves administering user access to the network, setting up messaging client system, providing access to LAN resources (printer and shared drives and folders), and performing health checks of various hardware. Provide and configuring internet access and corporate email on all mobile devices of end users when required.

• Maintain and troubleshoot minor hardware problems in ICT equipment (computers, monitors, printers, scanner, etc. Liaise with external companies for repair and maintenance of equipment that cannot be handled in-house.

• Work as first line Help Desk staff in providing IT support and attending to end-users’ requests and problems. Configure and install UNICEF standard software on new computers and laptops on arrival. Record all incidents related to End-users service request and support in the service manager system and update it with solution provided.

• Prepare training material and provide training to end users on basic computer operations and new technology whenever introduced. Provide IT support during the training, workshop and other staff events.

• Perform backup functions for server’s data folders.

5. Specific applications and Innovative tools are developed to support the Programme and Operations effectiveness

• Identify and conduct a study for specific and innovative software applications and tools development to support the programme and operation effectiveness like database systems, real time monitoring system, dashboard tools.

6. Assignments of additional duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

• Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of Secondary education supplemented with formal training at university level in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related field with training in networking and telecommunication technology. Additional Networking/ telecommunication related industry certification an asset.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related field is an asset.
  • Seven years’ practical work experience in information technology, including systems administration and operations, network computing, systematic methods of trouble shooting and analytical problem solving, providing assistance to users on IT services, and use of applications and diagnostic tools.
  • Practical experience in Global Network Problem Resolution, Infrastructure Operations, Service Operations, and practice in network operations.
  • Strong capacity in software development (Relational database, dynamic web site and real time monitoring tools) will be desirable with broad exposure to substantive Windows systems work reflecting major IT developments in such areas as client/server computing and applications, database administration/engineering.
  • Work experience in emergencies is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The core competencies required for this post are:

  • Communication ( 2 )
  • Working with People ( 2 )
  • Drive for Results (2 )
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515518

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    Belgium: Regional HR Manager, Africa Regions

    Organization: Search for Common Ground
    Country: Belgium, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Position Summary

    This is a very exciting time to join the HR Team in Search as we are going through an internal transformation since inception in order to support the organization is in the process of implementing a new strategic direction for the next five years.

    Reporting to the Global HR Director with a dotted line to the Regional Directors, the Regional HR Manager role will be ​responsible for ​providing HR services and support to management and staff of Sub Saharan regions. S/he will roll out HR plans in alignment with Search global HR strategic planning and standards and in coordination with HR country teams. We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting people through organizational change!

    Key Responsibilities

    Roles and responsibilities include:

    • Partners with the Regional Management team to develop and implement the HR regional plan and activities.
    • Provides HR guidance when appropriate to meet HR standards in field offices.
    • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with local legal counsels​ as needed/required.
    • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
    • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
    • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
    • ​assignments and related HR matters.
    • Provides recruitment support for key roles.
    • Provides guidance and input on country offices workforce planning.
    • Develop training plans, facilitates HR trainings ensuring that training objectives are met.

    Qualifications

    • At least five years of progressive experience as an HR professional​ in an international environment​ with multiple offices
    • Human resource management experience in developing countries
    • Working knowledge of human resources related laws​ and the ability to understand different labor markets requirements​
    • Proficiency using HRIS systems, Microsoft suite and Google Docs
    • Ability to operate at all levels in a complex environment
    • Fluency in English and French languages is required

    Competencies

    • Relationship Management. The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
    • Consultation. The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders while applying creative problem-solving to address business needs.
    • Communication. The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
    • Global and Cultural Effectiveness. The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
    • Ethical Practice. The ability to integrate Search vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
    • Critical Evaluation. The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations based on keen analysis, best practices and an understanding of preferred outcomes.
    • Flexibility to manage ambiguity, manage communication during different time zones.
    • The ability to juggle different responsibilities while managing competing priorities.
    • This position will require 15% travelling.

    All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.

    This position will close on August 31st, 2018. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

    How to apply:

    To apply, interested candidates should send the following items to our employment portal here:

    • current resume
    • cover letter
    • writing sample (optional additional components)

    Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our websitewww.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

    Rwanda: Finance Specialist, (NO-3), Kigali, Rwanda #10342 (For Rwanda Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Opportunity

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    The efficiency and efficacy of the Finance Specialist directly impacts on the optimum, appropriate and effective use of resources and efficient financial recording, accounting and reporting, which in turn facilitates management oversight, decision making and quality control.

    How can you make a difference?

    The incumbent will provide guidance on the appropriate application and interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as on work priorities, which affect the efficient delivery of accounting and financial services to the office.

    The incumbent will recommend on the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures involving more complex financial matters, as well as new or improved methods and procedures, such recommendation affect the efficient of the office

    The efficiency and efficacy of the Finance Specialist directly impacts on the optimum, appropriate and effective use of resources and efficient financial recording, accounting and reporting, which in turn facilitates management oversight, decision making and quality control.

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent assists in the area of accounting control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities and income. Monitors the appropriateness and accuracy disbursements of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with the rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

    She/he will ensure quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with finance policies and procedures in general and with GSSC requirements in particular. Provides training to staff on UNICEF admin and finance policies and procedures and will provides guidance to compliance issues to UNICEF policies and IPSAS

    She/he analyses and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The position will be responsible for quality assurance work, analyzing cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office and provides advice on implementation.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Conducts quality check and ensures, accurate and timely processing and recording of disbursements and payments, (e.g.,vendor/ supplier/service provider payments, advances to government, settlement of staff travel expenses etc.) are done in a time manner and in accordance with established rules, regulations and systems, and within budgetary limits also ensures recovery of advances and accounts receivable. Briefs the staff on the application and interpretation of UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Supports office in compliance effort and internal control of Operation/Finance policy, rules and regulations including implementation & sustainability of Audit/Internal Control and Peer review recommendation. Conducts quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with IPSAS, HACT, Admin/Finance policies and procedures. Provides guidance on policies and ensures adequate systems are placed for risk management including review/update of Finance work flow processes if any change/new Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensures accuracy and quality assurance of all transactions/documents (DCT, Invoices management and processing) prior to submission of request to GSSC for processing. Provides information on required action from GSSC and timely responds to queries from GSSC. Ensures review of DCT payment/liquidation conformity with UNICEF procedures and budget approved using FACE.
  • Ensures Bank & Cash Management, Controls and operates bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Provides up-to-date information on the cash position or status of such accounts. Reconciles bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Ensures also the responsibility of safekeeping cash and cheques.
  • Provides oversight on ensuring timely preparation of financial transactions and accounting reports, and reconciliation of accounts, to ensure accuracy and up-to-date financial information and required reports and statements for the head of Office and HQ are timely availed. Also ensure monitoring and accounts receivables are timely performed. Reviews and analyses General ledger accounts of accounts payable (Vendor/ suppliers, Staff and partners), Goods receipt/invoice receipt etc. Submits report to GSSC for clearing and Undertake clearing of General ledger accounts and clearings on monthly basis for F-44 & F-32 done locally. Performs periodic processing/closure activities, as assigned
  • Prepares and analyzes financial data for budget estimates and financial planning. Reviews budget expenditures by codes against approved allotments, and verifies compliance with reports received from HQs.
  • Provides capacity building training to staff on IPSAS, GSSC, Admin and Finance policies and procedures. Undertakes visits to project areas to provide accounting and finance training and support, establishes and/or reviews systems and procedures for compliance with the rules and regulations, and prepares reports and recommendations. Provides support in implementation of HACT assurance activities
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in accounting, business administration (with specialization in Finance), economics, or financial management and membership – or enrolled for membership – of recognized professional accountancy body
  • Minimum Five years of practical professional work experience in finance, accounting budgeting, supply and administration and/or other related fields. Working experience in SAP will be an added advantage.

    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept [II]
  • Leading and Supervising [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [III]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515385

    Rwanda: Climate Science Specialist

    Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

    Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, governance and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

    If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

    Climate Science Specialist

    Within the framework of the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI), the Climate Science Specialist will be responsible for providing expert advice on developing a climate science curriculum for the AIMS one-year Master’s program, identifying relevant experts as lecturers or research supervisors, and seeking out relevant partnerships.

    We are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join our academic and research team as the Climate Science Specialist. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and guided by the AIMS Network’s Director of Research, you will play a leadership role in the review and establishment of the academic curriculum in Rwanda (Climate Science Stream) and across the AIMS Centres (climate course options).

    As an aspiring climate science professional, you will develop a core syllabus for the Climate Science Stream of the AIMS one-year Master’s in Mathematical Sciences; the syllabus should place a strong emphasis on how mathematical sciences (mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, etc.) can contribute to climate change modeling, adaptation, and resilience.

    Additionally, you will assist Academic Directors of AIMS Centres with identifying suitable experts to serve as lecturers, tutors, and research supervisors in the Climate Science Stream; identify and promote the adoption of practices that will enhance climate resilience of AIMS activities at Secretariat, Centre, and Chapter levels; and provide training to AIMS staff and students on such climate-smart practices.

    This is a 1-year contract opportunity based at the AIMS Center in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Do you have what we need?

    · PhD in Climate or Environmental Sciences

    · Expertise in developing university-level climate science curricula

    · Familiarity with the unique course structures and teaching philosophy of AIMS

    · An extensive research record and academic publications in Climate or Environmental Sciences

    · Minimum of 10 years professional experience in curriculum development

    · Ability to develop productive working relationships with the MS4CR team and project stakeholders

    · High degree of comfort in Results Based Management, M&E and reporting.

    · Ability to make decisions and exercises good judgement providing solutions to challenges experienced while implementing programs.

    · Excellent facilitation and communication skills in English and French, both spoken and written.

    · Results-driven and motivated by a commitment to performance excellence.

    · Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Internet applications (Skype, Gmail, Dropbox, etc.).

    · Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines.

    · Adaptable, curious, and creative.

    · Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

    · Appreciation of and/or training in gender equality and inclusion.

    · Entrepreneurial self-starter who enjoys a dynamic work environment.

    · Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Internet applications (Skype, Gmail, etc.).

    How to apply:

    Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

    Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Climate Science Specialist” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2018.

    Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

    AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Rwanda: National Consultancy to provide a Technical Assistance to develop National Nutrition Policy, Rwanda, Kigali (For Rwandans Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Equity

    Background

    The achievement of sustainable development, as reflected in the 2030 global Agenda for Sustainable Development, depends on the health and productivity of a country citizens. Preparation for this begins before the birth of children and continues through their childhood. It is well recognized that the origins of adult health, cognitive ability and well-being stem from the genetic-environmental interactions that begin in the child first 1,000 days (from conception to 24 months) and continue into the school years.

    Over the last decade, the country has made remarkable progress in different areas including poverty reduction, improving maternal and child health including reduction of maternal and infant mortality, assuring food and nutrition security, gender promotion, improved water and sanitation services and many others, however, despite the progress, improvement in nutrition still represent an unfinished agenda. Stunting (low height for age) affects 38%; underweight (low weight for age) affects 9 % and wasting (acute malnutrition or low weight for height), which is associated with a high death rate, affects 2.2% of children younger than five (Rwanda, DHS 2014-2015). Anemia levels remain high at 38% among children under five, and 17% among women in the reproductive age. Only 18% of children between 6 and 23 months receive minimum acceptable diet (Rwanda, DHS 2014-2015). Furthermore, overweight and obesity appears to be on the rise with 8% of children younger than five being overweight or obese while this is as high as 21% for women putting them in high risk of getting non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

    The government of Rwanda recognizes the remaining challenge posed by the nutrition situation in the country and has renewed efforts to improving early childhood development outcomes with attention to reducing stunting focusing on the first thousand days of life from conception until a child celebrates his second anniversary. In this regards, the government is giving high priority to the delivery of high impact interventions focusing on effective integration of services under the key six pillars of early childhood development (ECD). These are maternal and child nutrition, health, hygiene, positive parenting, early stimulation and school readiness, paired with enhanced monitoring and evaluation systems and quality policies and guidelines, efficient and effective coordination for all food and nutrition interventions, as well as strong governance frameworks at both central and decentralized level.

    Within government structures, the highest-level convening body is the national early childhood development programme (NECDP) within the Ministry of gender and family promotion (MIGEPROF) whose mandate is to coordinate and implement multi-sectoral nutrition specific as well as nutrition sensitive interventions as well as early childhood development interventions. A national food and nutrition technical working group under the NECDP provides technical oversight and coordination for food, nutrition and WASH. Coordination mechanisms at district have also been established to support implementation of District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition(DPEMs) with the goal of having sustainable community based nutrition interventions. In his mandate to accelerate the reduction of stunting through ECD services among other duties, the Head of Department of Nutrition and Hygiene is the Government SUN focal point in Rwanda.

    National food and nutrition policy and strategic plan (NFNP&SP) 2013-18 were built on several achievements that have improved the status of household nutrition and food security in Rwanda since 2007, outlining strong multi-sectoral strategies to address the high prevalence of child stunting and high levels of anemia in children and women. Building on past achievements, the government is working on further strengthening existing nutrition interventions, including reinforcing integration of services, improving and scaling up nutrition sensitive activities as reflected in the national strategy for transformation and the Health Sector Specific Plan 4.

    Justification

    As part of its new country programme, UNICEF has renewed its commitment to accompany the government of Rwanda in its journey towards reducing the prevalence of malnutrition and improving early childhood development outcomes including providing financial and technical support to update the national food and nutrition policy. Considering the complexity and scope of this task, an international consultant is needed to undertake the assignment with the support of a national consultant under the technical guidance of national early childhood development programme (NECDP) and the national food and nutrition technical working group team. Prior to the development of this policy, a rapid in-depth strategic review for nutrition specific interventions will be conducted to complement the existing strategic review for food and nutrition security in Rwanda.

    Objectives, Purpose & Expected results

    The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the government of Rwanda through NECDP team to update the national food and nutrition policy. The food and nutrition policy will be aligned with the national Early Childhood Development policy and other related national policies and strategies.

    Description of the assignment

    Under the guidance of NECDP, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct an in-depth review of current nutrition policies, strategies and programmes to complement the existing Strategic Review for Food and Nutrition Security in Rwanda conducted in 2017, and provide strategic recommendations to guide the development the new policy.
  • Organize consultations with government ministries, especially the Social Cluster ministries, involved in the fight against malnutrition as well as with all other key stakeholders in the nutrition sector to identify key high impact interventions to be included in the new food and nutrition policy based on lessons learnt and achievements from 2013-2018 food and nutrition policy
  • Draft and finalize the updated national food and nutrition policy taking into considerations inputs, comments and recommendations from various stakeholders to ensure that the document is enriched through multi-stakeholder consultations
  • Deliverables

    Deliverables for this assignment include:

  • Report of the in-depth review of existing nutrition policies, strategies, programmes including identification of implementation gaps, and with strategic recommendations to accelerate progress towards improved food and nutrition outcomes (10 working days).
  • First draft of the new food and nutrition policy (20 working days)
  • Second draft of the new food and nutrition policy incorporating comments by the nutrition stakeholders (15 working days)
  • Final new food and nutrition policy validated by the National Nutrition Technical Working Group and approved. (5 working days)
  • Reporting requirements

    The consultant will prepare and submit to the chief of Nutrition the following electronic report/document during the duration of the consultancy:

  • Report of the in-depth review of existing nutrition policies, strategies and programmes
  • Minutes of Technical and consultative meetings
  • Final new food and nutrition policy validated by the National Nutrition Technical Working Group and approved

    Location and Duration

    The consultant will be based at UNICEF Rwanda office, in Kigali. The consultant will work under supervision of the Nutrition section chief in UNICEF Rwanda as well as the Coordinator of NECDP and collaborate closely with the NECDP team and the Nutrition Technical Working Group.

    The consultancy period shall be from 22nd ÂAugust to 25th October for a total of 50 working days. The contract should be open until 25th November to allow finalization of payment.

    Qualification requirements

    The candidate should possess following qualifications:

  • Education:
  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field, with experience in nutrition policy and strategy development in the context of developing countries.
  • Work Experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in the Nutrition and/or Public Health field;
  • Sound experience in reviewing and drafting policies and/or strategies;
  • Previous experience in nutrition programming in the context of developing countries;
  • Knowledge of Rwanda™s nutrition landscape is an asset.
  • Language:

  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language (preferably French) or Kinyarwanda is and asset.
  • Technical Competencies required:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills; effective organizational skills; high drive for results; high commitment; teamwork and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. Computer literacy especially with Excel and database management.
  • Evaluation process and methods

    The best candidate will be evaluated and selected based on the best fit on most of the qualifications outlines above. The most suitable candidates may be invited for an oral or written interview or both.

    The Technical Evaluation is weighted at 75% and 25 % for the Financial proposal (ie monthly rate).

    Administrative issues

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remunerations must be within the contract agreement.
  • The transport within Kigali will be covered by the Consultant, while the transport of field will be provided by UNICEF.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
  • The consultant will be required to sign the health statement for consultants / individual contractors prior to taking up the assignment.

    Project management

    The consultant will work from UNICEF under supervision of the Nutrition section chief in UNICEF Rwanda as well as the Coordinator of NECDP and collaborate closely with the NECDP team and the Nutrition Technical Working Group.

    Payment Schedule

  • The schedule of payments should be approved by the relevant authorized official at the planning stage.
  • All payments will be linked to performance and deliverables as stipulated in the ToR and as regulated by UNICEF rules and regulations governing managements of SSAs.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515316

    Rwanda: Project Coordinator – AIMS Industry Initiative

    Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

    We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

    Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, governance and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

    If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

    Project Coordinator – AIMS Industry Initiative

    The AIMS Industry Initiative seeks to maximise the opportunities and potential for the mathematical sciences to contribute to Africa’s economy through human capital, knowledge transfer and applied research. We connect AIMS graduates with for-profit, non-profit and government institutions that lead development. AIMS builds strategic partnerships with organisations to fill top vacancies with proven talent. AIMS graduates have world-class training in mathematical sciences and applied research. They also have training in communications and other professional skills necessary to succeed in performance-driven organisations.

    In support of the AIMS Industry Initiative, we are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join the team as its Project Coordinator. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and led by the Senior Program Manager – AIMS Industry Initiative, you will be responsible to initiate, administer and organize all project related activities, with the goal of achieving a flawless implementation of the AIMS Industry Initiative.

    As an aspiring administrative professional, you will be at ease to work in start-up mode – to identify, develop and implement the necessary administrative systems and processes to effectively and efficiently support day-to-day operations of the Industry Initiative. In this start-up role, you will interact and collaborate with a diverse team of administrative, program and financial professionals across our global Network. Additionally, you have the aptitude to confidently contribute to the preparation of grant documents and grant applications, you will also coordinate the Big Data for Development (BD4D) Project including its Innovation Challenge component, in collaboration with a hired service provider, a firm made of experts in design thinking for business development solutions.

    This is a full time, opportunity based at the AIMS Global Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Do you have what we need?

    · Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field

    · Minimum of 2 years’ experience coordinating and delivery projects

    · Strong English language skills; French a desired asset

    · Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    · Excellent stakeholder-facing and internal communication skills

    · Solid organizational skills; ability to multi-task, with attention to detail

    · Highly Proficient in a Windows environment using MS Office and select internet applications (Google Docs, Dropbox, Skype), in addition to project management tools

    · Experience in non-profit environment, an asset

    · Exposure to social media, an asset

    · Flexible, intellectually curious and creative

    How to apply:

    Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

    Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Project Coordinator – AIMS II” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until August 20, 2018.

    Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

    AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Rwanda: Nutrition Specialist, (NO-3), Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda #12688 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 19 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Equity

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition (or a sector of) program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of the nutrition programs/projects within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

    Main responsibilities include:

    Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Nutrition, the role of the Nutrition Specialist is to provide technical support to the overall coordination and management of the nutrition programme as required.

    With a specific emphasis on multi-sectoral coordination and micronutrient deficiencies, the Nutrition Specialist will be supporting the nutrition section to formulate, design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition activities, helping to ensure delivery of results and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.

    The Nutrition Specialist will also provide technical guidance to nutrition programme colleagues on programme management, ensuring the optimum use of programme resources, and assessing programme performance, accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for maternal and child nutrition.

    The Nutrition Specialist will support nutrition programme colleagues for effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners, ensuring integration, coherence and harmonisation of programmes.

    The Nutrition Specialist will network to build and sustain effective working partnerships with stakeholders, advocating through effective communication for capacity building and exchange of information, knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree or higher in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related science field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related research or planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Please note that UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees)

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515103

    Rwanda: Finance Assistant, (GS-5), Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda,#12543 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Equity

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    How can you make a difference?

    Based on the established policies, guidelines and service level agreements (SLAs), the purpose of the incumbent role is to execute a broad variety of standardized administrative and specialized tasks in finance and accounting functions for the respective section(s) requiring thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative and financial procedures, rules and regulations, processes and policies.

    The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Finance assistant ensures that a strong Finance & administrative platform is provided to the respective sections, which in turn affects the timely and accurate completion of the services provided by advisors and specialists in the team.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Invoice Registering and Processing
  • Support to Financial Control
  • Process & safeguard Payment documents
  • Record DCT refund and other receivables
  • Petty cash custodian back-up
  • General Administrative Duties
  • Invoice Registering and Processing

  • Serve as one entry point for all invoices, stamp them with date of reception;
  • Maintain registers of all incoming invoices and ensure its distribution to respective sections/units;
  • Monitors and report on weekly basis paid invoices and highlight time taken to process each invoice;
  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in vision;
  • Upload electronic files and verify results to destination system;
  • Respond to client transaction status and other inquiries.
  • Support to Financial Control

  • Maintain unit/work plans and budgets as well as off line financial status reports for Unit work plans;
  • Monitor and advise budget owners on financial status of projects and potential over-expenditures and recommend possibilities for reallocation to ensure the optimum use available funds;
  • Review and process payments in VISON related to HACT, utility payments, supplies, PO, advances and other payments. Check the requests have the necessary supporting documents, usually the original document, validity of the charge, they are certified by the staff responsible and are coded correctly. File the transactions and the related supporting documents regularly and share copies with relevant sections as required;
  • Submit periodic financial reports for management oversight, monitoring and review and confirm availability of funds as required;
  • Process requisitions and prepare payment vouchers for the unit;
  • Provide relevant information for the response to audits;
  • Assists in preparation of periodic accounting records by timely recording all DCT related, staff and vendor receivables, recording receipts and disbursements (registers, receipt vouchers, etc) and reconciling data for recurring or special reports.
  • Petty cash custodian back-up

  • Make disbursements from petty cash funds, maintain records of these disbursements and balances accounts, asrequired (in the absence of main custodian).
  • Record DCT refund and other receivables

  • Monitor deposits of cash receipts on UNICEF bank accounts;
  • Initiate all receivables including DCT refund in Vision.
  • General Administrative Duties

  • Ensure proper scanning and renaming of all invoices to be submitted to GSSC;
  • Ensure proper filing of all financial documents at the Finance Unit level (DCT liquidations, Payment run, Bank Reconciliation reports) and manage archives and ensure prior discussion for access to any financial documentsby external party;
  • Assists newly arriving or departing staff members with opening or closing bank accounts, exchanging currency and other financial matters;
  • Maintain hard and electronic files and update data base systems ensuring timely and appropriate recording, safekeeping and disposal of confidential information;
  • Process & safeguard Payment documents

  • Follow up to get checks/OP signed;
  • Inform operation and program staff when OP is ready for collection;
  • Ensure safe and timely transfer of payment orders;
  • Stamp all financial documents with stamp paid before their filling;
  • Maintains contacts with local banks for verifying account status;
  • Check online bank statements on daily basis and for non-identified deposit for DCT refund check/request information to Programme staff to ensure timely record;
  • Serves as a Local Focal Point Releaser (for invoices not certified manually).
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of first-level (Bachelor’s) university degree, preferably in financial management related fields such as Accountancy or Finance and administration *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible in accountant, Finance and administrative work experience is required. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Experience in a UN system agency or international organization is an asset.
  • Knowledge of financial rules, regulations, procedures and work processes.
  • Good understanding of financial and accounting concepts and standards.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515068

    Rwanda: International Consultancy to Provide the Technical Assistance to the National Early Childhood Development Programme/ NECDP/MIGEPROF, Kigali, Rwanda

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Equity

    Background :

    The achievement of sustainable development, as reflected in the 2030 global Agenda for Sustainable Development, depends on the health and productivity of a country citizens. Preparation for this begins before the birth of children and continues through their childhood. It is well recognized that the origins of adult health, cognitive ability and well-being stem from the genetic-environmental interactions that begin in the child first 1,000 days (from conception to 24 months) and continue into the school years.

    Over the last decade, the country has made remarkable progress in different areas including poverty reduction, improving maternal and child health including reduction of maternal and infant mortality, assuring food and nutrition security, gender promotion, improved water and sanitation services and many others, however, despite the progress, improvement in nutrition still represent an unfinished agenda. Stunting (low height for age) affects 38%; underweight (low weight for age) affects 9 % and wasting (acute malnutrition or low weight for height), which is associated with a high death rate, affects 2.2% of children younger than five (Rwanda, DHS 2014-2015). ÂAnemia levels remain high at 38% among children under five, and 17% among women in the reproductive age. Only 18% of children between 6 and 23 months receive minimum acceptable diet (Rwanda, DHS 2014-2015). Furthermore, overweight and obesity appears to be on the rise with 8% of children younger than five being overweight or obese while this is as high as 21% for women putting them in high risk of getting non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

    The government of Rwanda recognizes the remaining challenge posed by the nutrition situation in the country and has renewed efforts to improving early childhood development outcomes with attention to reducing stunting focusing on the first thousand days of life from conception until a child celebrates his second anniversary. In this regards, the government is giving high priority to the delivery of high impact interventions focusing on effective integration of services under the key six pillars of early childhood development (ECD). These are maternal and child nutrition, health, hygiene, positive parenting, early stimulation and school readiness, paired with enhanced monitoring and evaluation systems and quality policies and guidelines, efficient and effective coordination for all food and nutrition interventions, as well as strong governance frameworks at both central and decentralized level.

    Within government structures, the highest-level convening body is the national early childhood development programme (NECDP) within the Ministry of gender and family promotion (MIGEPROF) whose mandate is to coordinate and implement multi-sectoral nutrition specific as well as nutrition sensitive interventions as well as early childhood development interventions. A national food and nutrition technical working group under the NECDP provides technical oversight and coordination for food, nutrition and WASH. Coordination mechanisms at district have also been established to support implementation of District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition(DPEMs) with the goal of having sustainable community based nutrition interventions. In his mandate to accelerate the reduction of stunting through ECD services among other duties, the Head of Department of Nutrition and Hygiene is the Government SUN focal point in Rwanda.

    National food and nutrition policy and strategic plan (NFNP&SP) 2013-18 were built on several achievements that have improved the status of household nutrition and food security in Rwanda since 2007, outlining strong multi-sectoral strategies to address the high prevalence of child stunting and high levels of anemia in children and women. Building on past achievements, the government is working on further strengthening existing nutrition interventions, including reinforcing integration of services, improving and scaling up nutrition sensitive activities as reflected in the national strategy for transformation and the Health Sector Specific Plan 4.

    Justification:

    As part of its new country programme, UNICEF has renewed its commitment to accompany the government of Rwanda in its journey towards reducing the prevalence of malnutrition and improving early childhood development outcomes including providing financial and technical support to update the national food and nutrition policy. Considering the complexity and scope of this task, an international consultant will be recruited to undertake the assignment with the support of a national consultant under the technical guidance of national early childhood development programme (NECDP) and the national food and nutrition technical working group team. ÂPrior to the development of this policy, a rapid in-depth strategic review for nutrition specific interventions will be conducted to complement the existing strategic review for food and nutrition security in Rwanda. Â

    How can you make a difference?

    Objective, purpose & Expected results

    The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the government of Rwanda through NECDP team to update the national food and nutrition policy. The food and nutrition policy will be aligned with the national Early Childhood Development policy and other related national policies and strategies.

    Description of the Assignment

    Under the guidance of NECDP, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct an in-depth review of current nutrition policies, strategies and programmes to complement the existing Strategic Review for Food and Nutrition Security in Rwanda conducted in 2017, and provide strategic recommendations to guide the development the new policy.
  • Organize consultations with government ministries, especially the Social Cluster ministries, involved in the fight against malnutrition as well as with all other key stakeholders in the nutrition sector to identify key high impact interventions to be included in the new food and nutrition policy based on lessons learnt and achievements from 2013-2018 food and nutrition policy
  • Draft and finalize the updated national food and nutrition policy taking into considerations inputs, comments and recommendations from various stakeholders to ensure that the document is enriched through multi-stakeholder consultations
  • Deliverables

    Deliverables for this assignment include:

  • Report of the in-depth review of existing nutrition policies, strategies, programmes including identification of implementation gaps, and with strategic recommendations to accelerate progress towards improved food and nutrition outcomes (10 working days).
  • First draft of the new food and nutrition policy (20 working days)
  • Second draft of the new food and nutrition policy incorporating comments by the nutrition stakeholders (15 working days)
  • Final new food and nutrition policy validated by the National Nutrition Technical Working Group and approved. (5 working days)
  • Reporting Requirements

    The consultant will be based in UNICEF Rwanda office, in Kigali. The consultant will work under supervision of the Chief of Nutrition section as well as the Coordinator of NECDP and collaborate closely with the NECDP team and the Nutrition Technical Working Group.

    Duration of consultancy

    The consultancy period shall be from 15th August to 25th October for a total of 50 working days. The contract should be open until 31 October to allow finalization of payment.

    Working arrangements

    The consultant will work from UNICEF under supervision of the Nutrition section chief in UNICEF Rwanda as well as the Coordinator of NECDP and collaborate closely with the NECDP team and the Nutrition Technical Working Group.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    The best candidate will be evaluated and selected based on the best fit on most of the qualifications outlined above. The most suitable candidates may be invited for an oral or written interview or both.

    The Technical Evaluation is weighted at 75% and 25 % for the Financial proposal (ie monthly rate).

    Payment Schedule:

    The schedule of payments should be approved by the relevant authorized official at the planning stage.

    All payments will be linked to performance and deliverables as stipulated in the TOS and as regulated by UNICEF rules and regulations governing managements of SSAs

    Policy both parties should be aware of:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remunerations must be within the contract agreement.
  • The transport within Kigali will be covered by the Consultant, while the transport of field will be provided by UNICEF.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
  • The consultant will be required to sign the health statement for consultants / individual contractors prior to taking up the assignment.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    The candidate should possess following qualifications:

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Nutrition, Public Health or related field, with experience in nutrition policy and strategy development in the context of developing countries.
  • Work Experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in the Nutrition and/or Public Health field;
  • Sound experience in reviewing and drafting policies and/or strategies;
  • Previous experience in nutrition programming in the context of developing countries;
  • Knowledge of Rwanda nutrition landscape is an asset.
  • Language:

  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language (preferably French) or Kinyarwanda is and asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are :

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills; effective organizational skills; high drive for results; high commitment; teamwork and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. Computer literacy especially with Excel and database management.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    The application which does not include the Technical and Financial (All-inclusive) proposal will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515025

    Rwanda: Impact and Learning Manager

    Organization: Gardens for Health International
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

    Location: Rwanda
    Start Date: Fall 2018

    Organization Overview:

    For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. Our organization seeks to fundamentally change the clinical treatment of malnutrition by supporting families to establish nutritious kitchen gardens at their homes, while also equipping them with the nutrition and health knowledge they need to keep their children healthy in the long-term. GHI’s core program works in collaboration with district-level health officials and local health centers to identify and support rural families struggling with malnutrition.

    In addition to this core program, GHI is scaling its impact by engaging with a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners to bring our expertise to new settings and new populations, such as primary schools and refugee camps. Current partners include the World Food Programme, the U.S. Department of State, Save the Children, and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees. GHI is seeking new partnerships to continue to advance our mission and expand our scope.

    GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 70 in Rwanda. Our headquarters are located just outside of Kigali, where we operate a 5-acre demonstration and production farm. We also maintain a small fundraising and operations office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are an impact-driven organization with a deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design meets and responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change.

    Position Overview:

    The Impact and Learning Manager is responsible for designing and implementing innovative ways to measure GHI’s overall impact on malnutrition and agricultural outcomes across our portfolio of projects. In addition, they are responsible for strengthening GHI’s routine monitoring procedures to ensure program teams are able to efficiently manage programmatic work. The Impact and Learning Manager initiates and prepares reports summarizing GHI’s progress, collaborating with program teams, communications and development staff, and the Board. The Impact and Learning Manager serves as the key contact for research and evaluation partnerships, and will also seek out new partnerships.

    The Impact and Learning Manager reports to the Executive Director and manages the M&E team, which consists of two permanent staff, a Global Health Corps fellow, and seven field agents. In addition, the Impact and Learning Manager will develop an Advisory Board of relevant, technical experts to provide feedback and help identify research and partnership opportunities.

    Job Duties:

    Develop efficient and effective internal M&E systems

    ● Strengthen GHI’s existing M&E systems in order to more effectively collect, analyze, and use data to understand program impact

    ● Identify new indicators and analysis methods that highlight impact and support continuous program improvement

    ● Develop frameworks to evaluate GHI’s impact across different projects, from short-term trainings to longer-term programs running in various locations across Rwanda

    ● Troubleshoot existing M&E tools (e.g. CommCare) and introduce new tools as needed

    ● Develop mechanisms to regularly check the quality and accuracy of data

    Provide learning and research leadership

    ● Support continual learning, reflection, and adaptive program planning and management across GHI leadership and staff

    ● Design exercises to improve evidence-based program planning and implementation

    ● Keep GHI leadership, program teams, and Board members apprised of key developments in relevant research and literature

    ● Build and steward an Advisory Board of technical experts

    ● Identify and manage external evaluation and research opportunities

    Communicate our impact

    ● Strengthen systems for disseminating findings and communicating impact across a variety of audiences, including Board members, donors, and external partners

    ● Manage the production of learning and research reports, thought papers, and blog posts that effectively showcase GHI’s work

    ● Serve as the lead for research and evaluation proposals and generally support proposal development

    ● Represent the organization in a variety of forums, particularly those that focus on the technical aspects of our work

    Qualifications:

    ● Postgraduate degree in a relevant field

    ● At least 3 years of experience developing and implementing M&E systems at the program level, including developing M&E plans, indicator tables, data collection tools, and building capacity of M&E staff

    ● Strong qualitative and quantitative skills required; prior experience with CommCare is a plus

    ● Experience in writing, editing, and preparing technical reports

    ● Demonstrated experience with fostering a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning culture

    ● Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in learning, evaluation, and impact assessment

    ● Experience in one or more of the relevant sectors (nutrition, agriculture, early childhood development etc.) preferred

    ● Demonstrated ability to mentor a multicultural team preferred

    To Apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to applyimpact@gardensforhealth.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    How to apply:

    Send resume and cover letter to applyimpact@gardensforhealth.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.