Rwanda: Development Manager

Organization: Gardens for Health International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

Gardens for Health International

Location: Rwanda

Start Date: June 2018

For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented a unique nutrition sensitive agriculture program to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. The program has achieved exciting results and directly reaches over 3,000 families on an annual basis. Working in close partnership with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and a number of grassroots and multinational organizations, GHI has also become a leading voice in national health and agriculture policy circles. GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 85 in Rwanda, with our headquarters located just outside of Kigali, and a fundraising and operations office in Boston, 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.

Overview:

The Development Manager will manage our grant portfolio and will play a lead role in designing and executing fundraising efforts. Currently our funding portfolio is split between grants from private foundations and individual donors, with a significant opportunity to grow our funding base through in-country opportunities. The Development Manager will largely be responsible for driving the growth of our foundation portfolio and cultivating new in-country funding prospects. S/he will manage the prospecting, writing, and reporting processes and will work to identify ways to strengthen organizational development and fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will also coordinate donor visits and provide key support on external partnership opportunities. Finally, the Development Manager will work closely with our entire development and communications team to brainstorm creative ways to advocate for our work with different audiences.

The Development Manager’s job duties include, but are not limited to:

Develop Fundraising and Development Strategy

  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to design and execute a dynamic, comprehensive development strategy to grow GHI’s annual and multi-year revenue targets
  • Contribute to overall Communications and Development strategy
  • Stay abreast of trends, developments, and opportunities in fundraising, especially in the areas of health, nutrition, and agriculture internationally

Drive Implementation of Development Strategy

  • Manage grant writing and reporting processes
  • Maintain an efficient system for proposal development
  • Identify new grant, partnership, and funding opportunities
  • Support the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with in-country funders, foundation partners, and major donors
  • Create, organize, and manage fundraising campaigns and events
  • Play a lead role in planning and preparing for development-related events and conferences
  • Provide background and support for all major and prospective donor meetings
  • Track development efforts

Advance GHI through Communications and Representation

  • Manage logistics and messaging to visitors and coordinate major donor visits
  • Represent Gardens for Health to external stakeholders
  • Work with Communications team to create appropriate fundraising materials
  • Supervise the Communications Fellow in the creation and distribution of monthly e-newsletters and marketing materials
  • Maintain consistent communication with all donors
  • Identify opportunities to raise GHI’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities

Supervise and Collaborate with GHI Staff

  • Manage the Princeton in Africa Fellow and Development and Communications Interns
  • Work closely with Finance, Communications, Programs, and Operations teams

Qualifications

  • Passion for Gardens for Health’s vision and values, with a commitment to serving the organization
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Established success in development or fundraising
  • Exceptional written communication skills and ability to tailor written content to diverse constituencies including foundations, major donors, multilateral organizations, technical and policy experts, individual supporters, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to respond proactively to unstructured environments and to navigate challenging situations and relationships with creativity and diplomacy
  • Experience operating in an international setting a plus
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Fluency in English with strong written and oral communications skills

How to apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to applydevmanager@gardensforhealth.org

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Rwanda: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda

Organization: Spark
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 28 May 2018

Project objectives:

  • New and increased effective, affordable, cost efficient and client centric financial and informational services offered by Financial Institutions (FIs) to Irish Potato small holder farmers (SHFs) to ensure financial inclusion for the poor;
  • Enhanced market position, efficiency and managerial competencies for Irish Potato SFHs and sustained relations with other chain operators (market players);
  • Increased financial literacy, changed positive mind-set towards digitalisation, access and use of digital information, communication, payments, savings and credits (and potential additional services) of SHFs.

It is in this regards that SPARK is hiring Agri Business Coaches to support in empowering the Irish Potato SHF organizations (primary cooperatives, unions and Federation).

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinating field activities in the areas of operations.
  • Responsible and accountable for the cooperatives members and farmers capacities development plans.
  • Help with MEL primary data collection through field visits and needs assessment of selected cooperatives.
  • Deliver trainings and coaching plans on the areas of Cooperative Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing and Access to Finance for cooperatives leaders and all members.
  • Conduct regular proximity coaching session for cooperative members focusing on membership responsibilities and accountability among others topics.
  • Help in the promotion and use of a newly introduced business informational system through mobile phones (USSD) that will be developed to assist farmers to get regular information on the potato business and market dynamics, prices, inputs availability and prices among other relevant information to inform / guise business decisions.
  • Serve as focal point to assist the target cooperatives with the market linkages with other key chain operators to ensure sustained fair relations and business performances (i.e.: supply contracts).
  • Conduct field visits to promote financial literacy and access to digital financing solutions by potato farmers.
  • Ensure a maximum uptake of the digital financing solutions through an intensive promotion and mobilization campaign as well as proximity coaching activities.
  • Submit monthly report which will be reviewed and validated by the project management team (PO, PM) a week before the quarterly planning meeting.
  • Participate to consultation meetings with the project implementation partners or services providers when required.
  • Be the focal points of Spark in the target districts and attend district meetings (I.e.: JADF, Open days) and ensure regular consultations with other local development stakeholders.

Requirements and Skills

  • Experience in project management with international development organisation,
  • Project design, implementation, operations, and organisational restructuring;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a field related to Agriculture, agribusiness, agri financing, international development or business administration;
  • Good knowledge and experience in Irish Potato sector value chain development including agri capacity development, agri business development services, rural agri financing and business environment in Rwanda;
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of cooperatives and NGOs operating in agriculture sector in Rwanda;
  • Good oral, written and reporting skills;
  • Knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Rwandan Nationality or in possession of work permit.

SPARK Offers

  • A dynamic and exciting position in an international environment;
  • A fulltime appointment of 40 hours;
  • A gross monthly salary between RWF 600.000 and RWF 1.050.000 depending on professional experience;
  • Professional capacity building, training, exposure and networking opportunities.

About SPARK

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organisation with 80+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports refugees in the Middle-East by providing them with scholarships in universities and higher education institutions in the region. SPARK also supports young entrepreneurs in fragile states, to start or grow their own businesses.

SPARK Rwanda is currently implementing Irish Potato Value Chain Financing project (IPoVAF), with the aim of supporting smallholder farmers to increase access to financial services to enhance productivity, income and job opportunities for Irish Potato smallholder farmers. The project is implemented in partnership and collaboration with different partners including financial institutions, service providers, and the Rwanda federation of Irish potato farmers (FECOPORWA) to impact 50,000 smallholder farmers in Western and Northern provinces from 4 districts including Nyabihu, Rubavu, Musanze and Burera.

How to apply:

If you have any questions regarding SPARK or the position, please visit our website www.spark-online.org or call +250 784 578 087, with Reference: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda.

If you are interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on https://vacancy.spark-online.org. The deadline for application is on the 28 May 2018. Reference: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda. Please include two references in your application (phone number and email) which we can contact during the selection process.

All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can, therefore, take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

Ghana: Global Health Pediatric Fellowship PIH/Laos Friends/HRH

Organization: Harvard University
Country: Ghana, Haiti, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Rwanda, United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

The Global Pediatric Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to train

future leaders in global child health as well as support the development of essential

child health services in regions of the world with greatest need and limited access to

health providers. Our goal is to train a cadre of pediatricians who have the skills and

long term commitment necessary to make an impact in improving child health in

some of the neediest global settings.

The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including skills

in clinical care, medical education, program development, management, evaluation,

quality improvement, and in implementation focused research.

During their field placement, fellows will work in collaboration with Partners In Health

in Haiti and Rwanda or Laos Friends Hospital for Children to support pediatric medical

education, strengthen existing child health programs, and expand access to pediatric

health care.

During their clinical placement in Boston, fellows will combine clinical work in general

pediatrics with an extensive global health curriculum aimed at strengthening their

core clinical, public health, quality improvement, and teaching skills relevant to global

health. Fellows will receive a clinical appointment, salary and full employee benefits

package at BCH. Fellows will also be recommended for an academic appointment at

Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Fellow.

Formal course work is an important part of fellowship. Opportunities for accepted

and qualifying fellows to pursue, may include a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard

T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness

(HSPH), Global Health Delivery Intensive (HSPH), and the Gorgas Diploma in Tropical

Medicine Course. Opportunities and funding support vary by year. Additional details

will be provided during interviews.

Requirements

Applicants must be Board-certified/eligible in Pediatrics or

Medicine-Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics

International Medical Graduates, including graduates from Canadian

medical schools, must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 by December 31, 2018

How to apply:

Apply at: http://www.tiny.cc/fellowship2019 by September 30, 2018. Apply early–applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Rwanda: Programme Manager (Kenya Country Lead)

Organization: Chance For Childhood
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 25 May 2018

Reporting to: Director of Programmes

Salary: 25,000,000 – 30,000,000 RWF per annum, inclusive of medical insurance and monthly travel allowance

Contract term: Two-year fixed term with possible extension

Based at: Chance for Childhood’s Office in Kigali, Rwanda

About Chance for Childhood

Founded in 1992, Chance for Childhood is an international charity supporting some of the most vulnerable children, often invisible from society and forgotten by all.

Working alongside local partners, we help street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars. We help meet their basic needs, provide education, improve their future prospects and promote respect for their dignity and rights.

We believe that every child deserves a positive future.

Following a recent merger, CfC is seeking a Programme Manager to lead their programme portfolio in Kenya, based in our new regional hub in Kigali, Rwanda.

Working alongside CfC partner organisations, the Programme Manager will coordinate projects funded by multiple donors in Kenya. This role is a senior position and will provide critical support to the Director of Programmes (based in the UK) in new programme development and regional fundraising growth in line with our Global Programme Strategy. The Programme Manager will also support their colleagues in managing the regional programmes portfolio.

A successful candidate for CfC’s Programme Manager will possess excellent management skills together with proven experience of operating and networking at a management level with global and local partners. We are specifically seeking a ‘hands on’, ambitious, creative, self-starter who can think outside the box to support CfC’s pursuit of impact and effectiveness through partnership, cooperation and sound governance.

Job Purpose: To lead the management of Chance for Childhood’s programmes in Kenya with our local partners; support regional programmes management and portfolio; support the development of new concepts and institutional grant proposals with a strategic focus on growing our programmes in Kenya; and to help identify and develop a network of prospective regional and local partners to support the achievement and development of the country strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Programme Coordination

  2. Participate in the roll out of the newly defined Country Programme Strategies for Kenya, and the related annual operational plans.

  3. Manage a portfolio of partnerships and projects in Kenya. Ensure strategic guidance and effective support to all local partners so that projects are implemented to a high standard. Provide technical support to field offices and troubleshooting.

  4. Identify capacity building needs of local partners and assist in developing capacity building strategies. Support local partners to improve their programme development skills and expertise, including finance, MEL, child protection and governance, through identification of training needs and opportunities, and sharing of good practice.

  5. Ensure that each project has a specific advocacy and exit strategy from project design onwards, and that these are implemented throughout each project.

  6. Ensure the overall oversight of all CfC programmes activities in Kenya.

  7. Support management and coordination of programmes activities in the region.

    2. Monitoring and Evaluation

  8. Monitor the impact of any changes to projects’ activity plans, ensure issues or challenges are identified early, effectively addressed and communicated internally and/or to the donor as appropriate.

  9. Ensure that the database with beneficiary numbers is maintained and up-to-date.

  10. Support the development and monitoring of project budgets, ensuring ownership from the local partners over activity plans and through the entire project cycle. Ensure timely receipt of financial and narrative reports from partners, analysing and seeking clarification where necessary, and agreeing on a remedial plan of action with partners on any issues of concern.

  11. Complete project monitoring visits as required and respond to partners’ quarterly narrative and financial reports and overview the learning emanating from the project.

  12. Arrange external evaluation of project/programmes and financial audits. Produce annual project reports capturing performance against targets and our learning.

  13. Compliance

  14. Lead the selection of relevant new local partner organisations in accordance with our Partner Selection Criteria and Due Diligence procedures.

  15. Be responsible for the effective grant management and compliance of grants and contracts secured, including coordinating the development of interim and final reports (narrative and financial), to ensure their timely submission in respect of the applicable donor’s guidelines and requirements.

  16. Comply fully with CfC’s finance, security and child protection policies and procedures.

  17. Programme development and Fundraising

  18. Facilitate programme development and funding applications, including identifying opportunities, advising on programme design and a strategic approach to donors, plus advising on proposal and budget development.

  19. Proactively identify grant funding opportunities by developing and maintaining familiarity with the regional and thematic priorities of donors, and ensure a detailed understanding of donor grant-making schedules, guidelines and procedures, and eligibility requirements.

  20. In consultation with local partners, lead on the submission of high quality project funding proposals/applications to donors in country and in the region, overseeing the development of concept notes and project proposals, including Theory of Change, logical frameworks and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) strategies.

  21. Work on the selection of potential new partners, undertaking needs and risk assessments and due diligence.

  22. Network and share information within the sector; help develop strategic partnerships with NGOs and academic institutions that would add value, improve coordination or lead to new work opportunities for CfC and their in-country partners.

  23. Make contributions to CfC’s strategic plans including country, thematic and regional fundraising strategies.

  24. Advocacy and networking

  25. Build contacts and relationships with other NGOs and local CSOs to learn from, share, and apply best practice in acquisition and management of grants.

  26. Support the development of programmes resources or factsheets showcasing lessons learned and distinct approach of CfC to the sector.

  27. Occasionally represent CfC at learning platforms, seminars and conferences concerning one of our focus areas and/or organisational interests.

    Person Specification – essential criteria

    • Degree in International Development, Education, Social Sciences or related field (for example: conflict, special needs education, children’s rights)

    • Programme Management experience working in Eastern and Central Africa; experience of working in Kenya highly desirable

    • Significant experience in a programme/project management for an international NGO

    • Knowledge of Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Education, Juvenile Justice and/or Justice for Children and Child Right’s based programming

    • Excellent project management and planning skills across complex multiple projects and competing priorities

    • Knowledge and experience of Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Experience with child participation is highly desirable

    • Proven Leadership and Management skills

    • Good knowledge and understanding of financial management and Excel skills highly desirable

    • Strong decision maker, proactive, willing and able to take initiatives.

    • A strong track record of managing multi-year grant funding from a diverse range of donors. Knowledge of Comic Relief, DFID, USAID and EU preferred.

    • Experience in developing high quality project proposals.

    • Experience developing, implementing and delivering programmes that support children in low resource settings

    • Flexibility in approach to work with an ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment

    • Proven adaptability to external environment and/or changes in internal priorities

    • An excellent communicator in written and spoken English; French is desirable

    • Ability to undertake regular travel for project monitoring visits

    • A commitment to CfC’s values

    • A commitment to personal learning, development and improvement

    • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Rwanda

    A child safeguarding check will be required for this post, as part of CfC’s commitment to child protection, as outlined in CfC’s Child Protection policy, which all staff are required to sign and adhere to. Child Protection Policy: https://chanceforchildhood.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Chance-for-Childhood-Child-Protection-Policy-2017.pdf

    Contract terms

Working hours:

Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract type:

Fixed term (24 months with possible extension)

Probation:

6 months

Travel:

Regular travel to Kenya; occasional visits to the UK

Salary:

25,000,000 – 30,000,000 RWF per annum inclusive of medical insurance and monthly transportation allowance

Leave:

25 days per calendar year plus public holidays

Pension:

Employer pension contribution equivalent to 5% of gross salary

Benefits:

The CfC package for this role includes medical insurance and coverage

How to apply:

Please send your CV (no more than 2 A4 pages) and a letter of application (no more than 1 A4 page) explaining your relevant work experience, your interest in this post, and how you meet the points in the person specification above. Please also give details of two referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Chance for Childhood is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications should be sent to hr@chanceforchildhood.org with the following subject line “[YOUR NAME] – CfC Programme Manager”

Rwanda: Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) RWA-01: Long term TA to support nutrition coordination at the National level in Rwanda

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 May 2018

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Background

Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN Focal Points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Despite notable improvements in the past 5 years, nutrition continues to be a public health concern in Rwanda. Nationally, 37.9% of children under age 5 are stunted, 9.3% are underweight and 2.2% are wasted and severely malnutrition. Variation in children’s nutritional status by province is quite evident, with stunting being highest in West (45%) and lowest in the City of Kigali (23%). The prevalence of wasting is highest among children less than age 8 months (5%) and begins to decline only after age 8 months. Over a third (37%) of children age 6-59 months have some level of anemia, including 21% who are mildly anemic, 15% who are moderately anemic, and 1% with severe anemia. The prevalence of anemia among women age 15-49 has decreased over the last decade, dropping from 26% in 2005 to 17% in 2010 before increasing slightly to 19% in 2014-15 [1] .

There is a strong commitment from the Government of Rwanda (GoR), development partners and other stakeholders to find lasting solutions to malnutrition. Under the leadership of the government, multisectoral initiatives and interventions have been implemented over the past decade aimed at improving nutrition status. These efforts include the Presidential Initiative that inspired nationwide emergency action to find and manage all cases of acute malnutrition in children (2009). Further, Rwanda adopted both National and District level administrative structures, to provide strong coordination for nutrition interventions. These structures would ensure that all key stakeholders including, relevant government ministries, development partners, civil society and private sector are well coordinated. At the national level, the Social Cluster Ministries under the Prime Minister’s Office is the highest level government convening body. The National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP) through its coordination mechanism, is complemented by the National Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group (NF&NTWG), which includes participation from all partners including the Social Cluster Ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, development partners, civil society organizations, religious based organisations and businesses. At the district level, this coordination is ensured by the mayor through the District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEMs) in order to operationalize the Social cluster ministries mandate. These structures play a vital role in ensuring the government nutrition interventions are included in the district plans.

The NECDP is mandated to accelerate the reduction of stunting through ECD services among other duties. The Head of Department of Nutrition and Hygiene is the SUN focal point in Rwanda.

The GoR is committed to addressing malnutrition especially at the decentralized levels through support to the districts to implement ECD interventions. Development partners are also supporting implementation of ECD interventions at the district level. NECDP requires more support to effectively coordinate and harmonize implementation of district action plans. It is in this context that the Coordinator of the NECDP requested the NI TAN project to provide technical assistance to support the Program to improve child nutrition status at national and district levels through harmonized and effective multi-sectoral coordination.

Objectives

Overall objective

The overall purpose of this Technical assistance is to build capacity for harmonized implementation of ECD services including nutrition interventions at the decentralized level and support the coordination at the National Early Childhood development program.

Specific objectives

  1. Provide technical support to the NECD Program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions at the national and district level.

  2. Build capacity of 10 district ECD coordinators (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight) for effective implementation and coordination of ECD intervention.

  3. Review and harmonize NECDP coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level.

  4. Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral coordination into existing strategies and plans.

Expectations

This TA is expected to scale up effective implementation and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions with emphasis on stunting reduction interventions.

It is expected that this consultancy will lead to the following results:

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a. Improved planning and delivery of multi-sectoral ECD interventions.

b. Strengthened capacity to deliver/ ECD action plan, especially at the district level.

c. Integration of learning into annual work plans, action plans and strategic plans.

Scope of Work

The TA is expected to undertake the following activities and produce the listed deliverables.

***Objective 1*:** Provide technical support to the NECD program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD actions at the national and district level.

Activities

§ Assess nutrition coordination gaps and opportunities at all levels

§ Conduct a capacity gap assessment and develop work plan and budget for capacity improvement

Deliverables:

§ Gaps assessment report with amenable recommendations on how to address the challenges

§ Capacity assessment report

§ Improvement work plan developed

§ Inception and stakeholder consultation report

Objective 2: Build capacity of district ECD coordinators in planning, monitoring and coordination for sustainability (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight)

Activities

§ Support recruitment of 10 district ECD coordinators

§ Support development of work plans aligned to objectives, manage performance and ensure planned results are achieved on time

§ Conduct workshops to guide District social cluster Coordination Committees on planning with priority nutrition actions integrated

§ Develop tools for joint supportive supervision, mentorship and evaluation

§ Facilitate and participate in periodic planning and review meetings of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive platforms respectively

Deliverables:

§ District workshop reports

§ Technical review completed for finalization of district ECD actions

§ Ten district nutrition focal persons recruited and contracted

§ Coordination mechanism established and supported

§ Report on reviewed plans, including recommendations on how to address gaps identified

***Objective 3*:** Review and harmonize ECD coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level

Activities

§ Assess current ECD coordination mechanisms

§ Identify lessons learned and leverage experiences on ECD implementation at District level

Deliverables:

§ Report on existing coordination mechanisms, including gaps and recommendations

§ Development of an action plan to address coordination challenges and integration into District Development Plans (DDPs)

Objective 4: Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral ECD coordination into existing plans

Activities

§ Lead and coordinate knowledge sharing and learning initiatives across districts

§ Participate in national and/or regional knowledge sharing platforms

Deliverables:

§ Lessons learned and best practices report developed and shared

§ Regular workshops with district coordinators and key stakeholders for cross learning

§ Regular progress updates presented at various coordination platforms

Other relevant tasks needed by the NECDP to support the advancement of the stated objectives, and agreed to by NI may be incorporated in the due course of the assignment.

Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. Consultants are required to indicate how s/he will ensure that gender equality considerations are included in the provision of TA including deliverables. To this end, NI has developed the following tools in order to help. Examples of integration of consideration for gender equality could include but are not limited to; ensuring government departments responsible for women are included wherever possible, gender sensitive indicators are included, emerging data is sex disaggregated, relevant documentation related to gender is reviewed.

  • Checklist – Integration of gender considerations

  • Background document « Gender and nutrition »

  • PowerPoint presentation « Gender 101 ».

Duty Station/Location

This is a full-time consultancy for a period of 18 months. It is envisioned that a registered consultancy firm will implement this assignment with a lead consultant embedded in the NECDP for the duration of the assignment.

The consultancy firm is expected to undertake regular travel within the country to supervise, train and mentor 10 district coordinators and attend coordination meetings. All travel related costs required under this consultancy will be provided for by NI and/or NECDP.

Timeline

This support will be for a period of 18 months preferably starting from 15th June 2018 to 30th December 2019.

Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

  1. The consultancy firm will directly report to the Coordinator of NECDP. The firm will also work closely with other staff of the NECDP and NI team members.

  2. The NECDP will facilitate the operational linkages with all the other relevant sectors and stakeholders under this TA.

  3. NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

  4. NI will provide technical input into the assignment and is responsible for assuring the quality of the work being delivered by the consultancy firm.

Profile/qualifications of consultancy firm

  1. A registered management firm by relevant regulatory bodies
  2. Consultants with Master’s degree in nutrition; public Health, Public administration; international relations; development studies; social sciences
  3. Experience in management and administration of nutrition, food security and health projects/programmes is essential.
  4. Significant experience in the international environment with a proven record of managing and motivating diverse teams in complex environment. Field experience in multi-sector rural development or food, nutrition and health programmes and policies is an asset.
  5. Experience in working with government institutions, public service or equivalent.
  6. Experience in institutional analysis and design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and processes and development projects/ programmes.
  7. Excellent drafting skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  8. Knowledge of labour administration in Rwanda
  9. Project management skills, including strong monitoring skills.
  10. Proven leadership, coaching and mentorship skills and the ability to work tactfully in a complex environment with influence and flexibility.
  11. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  12. Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  13. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is an added advantage.

NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

[1] Rwanda 2014-15 Demographic and Health Survey

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by email to technicalassistance@nutritionintl.org and copy alexis.mucumbitsi@ecd.gov.rw before close of business 18th May 2018, EST (Ottawa Canada), with RWA-01 as subject of email. The application should include:

• Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.

• Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

Rwanda: Public Financial Management (PFM) Expert

Organization: Education Development Trust
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 17 May 2018

Rwanda Education Board (REB) is currently implementing a Management Action Plan targeting further improvements in its Internal Audit, accounting practice, monitoring and evaluation, data and information management and public financial management (PFM). In this regard, the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is providing systems strengthening support to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) through the provision of three long-term embedded experts and through other activities. **

The Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF) supports the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) ongoing efforts on improving the quality of teaching and school leadership in all of Rwanda’s Districts over the period 2017 to 2021. Funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the BLF will work at both the national and sub-national levels for the benefit of P1 to P3 English and Mathematics Teachers in all of Rwanda’s 2,494 primary Schools therefore targeting improvements in learner outcomes of over one million P1 to P3 pupils.

The BLF is seeking applications from qualified and suitable persons for the position of PFM Expert based full-time at Kigali, Rwanda (with frequent travel to locations outside Kigali anticipated) and working under the direct management of the REB to provide advice, technical expertise and support to REB’s Internal Audit Unit.

Job purpose:

The purpose of this role is to provide advice, technical expertise and support to ongoing PFM reform efforts working alongside other REB and relevant Go stakeholders and with development partners as assigned by REB. **

How to apply:

For more information including application details, follow the link below.

http://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancy/1434-Public-Financial-Management-(PFM)-Expert&page=2

To find out more about the role including the person specification, please download the job description below. If you experience any issues with the application process please email: ssarecruitment@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisting will be done on an on going basis.

Rwanda: Internal Audit Expert

Organization: Education Development Trust
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 17 May 2018

REB is currently implementing a Management Action Plan targeting further improvements in its Internal Audit, accounting practice, monitoring and evaluation, data and information management and public financial management (PFM). In this regard, the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is providing systems strengthening support to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) through the provision of three long-term embedded experts and through other activities. **

The Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF) supports the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) ongoing efforts on improving the quality of teaching and school leadership in all of Rwanda’s Districts over the period 2017 to 2021. Funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the BLF will work at both the national and sub-national levels for the benefit of P1 to P3 English and Mathematics Teachers in all of Rwanda’s 2,494 primary Schools therefore targeting improvements in learner outcomes of over one million P1 to P3 pupils.

The BLF is seeking applications from qualified and suitable persons for the position of Internal Audit Expert based full-time at Kigali, Rwanda (with frequent travel to locations outside Kigali anticipated) and working under the direct management of the REB to provide advice, technical expertise and support to REB’s Internal Audit Unit.

Job purpose:

The purpose of this role is to provide advice, technical expertise and support to ongoing Internal Audit reform efforts working alongside other REB and relevant GoR stakeholders and with development partners as assigned by REB. **

How to apply:

To find out more about the position and application details, follow the link below:-

http://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancy/1433-Internal-Audit-Expert&page=2

If you experience any issues with the application process please email: ssarecruitment@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisting will be done on an on going basis.

Rwanda: Investment Transaction Specialist- Rwanda

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 08 May 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is looking for investment transaction specialists to join a prospective team focused at stimulating and facilitating foreign direct investment into Africa to increase economic growth and prosperity.

The ideal candidate will have financial modelling experience with business and FDI and in an investment/consultancy role advising primarily private sector clients or working within a multinational business.

The role will involve:

  • Facilitating foreign direct investment transactions
  • Advising multinational enterprises on business plans, locations and strategy across a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, light vehicle/machinery assembly, construction and textiles
  • Providing advice to multinational enterprises on location and set up in new countries including around issues of land, tax, customs, workers' rights and other regulation
  • Working across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia to support the linkages and close deals, mergers and acquisitions between multinational companies and private enterprise

    Experience and willingness to live in the country of operation will be highly preferred.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=RWFtb24uRG95bGUuMDA4MzkuMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Rwanda: Consultant to Prepare the Project Document for a Medium Sized GEF Project in Rwanda

Organization: Conservation International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 17 May 2018

1. Background

On March 28th 2018, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat approved a Project Identification Form(PIF) inRwanda for a $1,000,000medium sized project with funding from the newly established Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). See full PIF Here https://bit.ly/2HkRs1Y

The project entitled Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions in Rwanda to comply with the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement” will be executed by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and the Vital Signs programme, and will be implemented by the Conservation International (CI) GEF Project Agency. A Project Preparation Grant (PPG) has been awarded to enable preparation of the full Project Document (ProDoc), based upon the approved PIF.

The main objective of this project is to support institutions in Rwanda to respond to the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement. The main components of the project are:

· Strengthen National GHG Inventory system

· Targeted capacity building of key stakeholders to collect, process and feed data into the GHG emissions inventory system (including on gender disaggregated data management for the GHG emissions inventory and MRV system)

· Integrated Platform for Data Sharing and Policy Making

The Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) was established at COP 21 to support developing countries to enhance transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris agreement in a timely manner. The CBIT aims to (a) strengthen national institutions for transparency-related activities in line with national priorities; (b) provide relevant tools, training and assistance for meeting the provisions stipulated in Article 13 of the Agreement; and (c) assist in the improvement of transparency over time.

2. Scope of Work

The consultant will lead the development of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Approval Package for the medium-sized GEF project Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions in Rwanda to comply with the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement

Drawing on the approved PIF and incorporating input from the GEF Secretariat, the consultant will be responsible for preparing the CEO Approval Package which includes the CEO Approval template, the CI-GEF ProDoc, developing a detailed result-based project framework and incremental cost analysis,developing all safeguard plans (minimum requirements are: Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Gender Mainstreaming Plan and an Accountability and Grievance Mechanism) and draft the budget for implementation. The consultant may build upon existing accountability and grievancemechanism plans if need be.

3. Key Tasks

The consultant will work closely with REMA and Vital Signs to undertake the following tasks:

  1. Prepare the PPG work plan for the development of the ProDoc, following the templates and formats provided by the CI-GEF Project Agency. The PPG work plan will be approved after the project kick-off meeting and incorporation of comments from participating stakeholders.

  2. Undertake a review of relevant literature and documents, including government and donor strategies for meeting enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. This will include but is not limited to activities and or projects (i)Tracking greenhouse emissions sinks and sources (ii)Tracking progress towards achieving Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contribution (iii)Providing information related to climate change impacts and adaptations (iv)Providing information on financial, technology transfer and capacity building support in line with the Paris Agreement transparency framework. The literature review will ensure alignment with existing related work and avoid duplication of efforts.

  3. Consult with key stakeholders in Rwanda and internationally to solicit their input into the development of the ProDoc including the project work plan. These consultations should take place in person, via telephone, electronic conferencing and or workshops and will be facilitated by Vital Signs and REMA.

  4. Interact closely with VS, REMA and other stakeholders to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and ensure coherence between the design of the GEF CBIT Rwanda project and the overall direction of Rwanda’s national climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and achievement of Rwanda Nationally Determined Contributions.

  5. Work with the VS and REMAteam to prepare a presentation on the 1stProDoc draft to key stakeholders during the first stakeholder consultation meeting/workshop(tentatively in June 2018). Informed by the literature review and input from the GEF Secretariat, the Vital Signs and REMA team,CI-GEF Project Agency as well as a final stakeholder validation workshop , prepare a ProDoc and GEF-CEO Approval Document for a medium-sized GEF project based upon the approved PIF and GEF feedback documents. See full project framework from the PIF at https://bit.ly/2HkRs1Y

4. Deliverables

  1. By 14thJune2018, a zero draft of the ProDoc and Inception Report, using the outline provided by the CI GEF Project Agency, the approved PIF, the GEF Secretariat’s comments on the PIF and additional information provided by REMA and Vital Signs. This draft will indicate gaps that need to be filled and sections requiring elucidation, and is intended to be a guide for further preparation of the contents.

  2. By 28th June 2018, a first draft of the ProDoc which incorporates all the comment from GEF Secretariat, Vital Signs,REMA and the CI GEF Project Agency,first round of consultationsmeetings,input from the 1ST stakeholder workshopetc., and which will be submitted to Vital Signs ,REMA and CI-GEF project team for review and comment.

  3. By 1st August 2018, a second draft of the ProDoc, incorporating all feedback and comment from the project team and two stakeholder workshops,which will be submitted to Vital Signs, REMA andCI GEF Project Agency for review and comment. This draft will respond to comments from the project key stakeholders and the inception meeting and the first drafts of the Gender Mainstreaming Plan and Accountability and Grievance Mechanism.

  4. By 31sttAugust 2018, a final draft of all documents, which responds to the comments from the CI GEF Project Agency, MoWE, AFRIIand the GEF Secretariat.

5. Period of Performance

It is expected that the Project document will take approximately 45 days to develop, spread over a period of 4 months. The process is expected to begin in June 2018 with final submission to the GEF Secretariat September 14th 2018.

7. Services Provided by Vital Signs

The Vital Signs and REMA project lead(s) will provide the consultant with an initial orientation in Rwanda and all relevant background documents prior to the kick-off meeting. Each of the institution Project leads will be available for ongoing conversations, to clarify expectations with regard to the process and outputs. Also, VS will facilitate close coordination between preparation of the ProDoc, development of strategies, systems and processes for the project. REMA shall also be available for Policy Guidance.

8. Contract Type

A fixed-price contract for this work will be issued. Per the consultant’s proposal and subsequent negotiations, the contract will include a set of fixed payments based on submission and acceptance of deliverables, per Section 4 (Deliverables), above.

Proposals will be accepted from individuals, consulting firms or organizations. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by a single person and or team of consultants. If a team of people is proposed, a consulting contract will be executed with a single individual, firm, or organization, which will serve as the lead entity and be responsible for contractual and financial arrangements with all others.

9. Minimum Qualifications of Consultants

An individual or small team of individuals with senior-level qualifications is required to perform the work described here. Individuals will have, at a minimum, 10 years of experience in the field of climate change, environment management and sustainable development, including substantial experience in preparing full-sized GEF projects under the climate change, biodiversity and land degradation, sustainable forest management focal areas, as well as demonstrable experience working with the Government of Rwanda.

10. Location of Work

The consultant shall work from their base of operations, and will be required to make visits to identified stakeholders organisations in Rwanda as necessary.

11. Monitoring and Evaluation of Consultant Performance

The Vital Signs Africa Field Director together with representatives from the REMA will supervise consultant performance, and be responsible for review and acceptance of all written deliverables.

12. Key Personnel

The completion of this work is dependent on personnel. As such, applicants must name every individual expected to work on the contract, as well as their individual CV’s. CI will not accept any proposal that lists an expert as “to be determined.” CI considers all personnel named in the proposal as “key,” and must provide express, written authorization for replacement of named personnel.

13. Instructions for Submission of Technical Proposals

  1. Point of contact: the point of contact for this solicitation is Africa Field Director, Vital Signs Monitoring system. Proposal submissions and queries should be sent to his attention at vitalsignsrfp [at] conservation.org.

  2. Right of award: CI may reject any or all bids that are not responsive to the Scope of Work.

  3. Language: proposals must be submitted in English.

4. Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission of full RFP is Rwandan time, 5pm, May 17th2018.

  1. Currency: proposals should be budgeted in United States dollars. Payment will be made in United States dollars.

  2. Cover and signature: applicants should submit their proposals with a cover letter signed by an authorized representative of the applicant.

  3. Expert table: proposals should include a table with the name, position title, and level of effort (in person-days) of all individuals proposed to work on the project.

  4. Resumes: proposals should include the resume of all named personnel corresponding to the table in Item 6 above.

  5. Timeline: proposals should include a work plan with detailed activities per deliverable for completing the ProDoc. The timeline should include deadlines for development of a stakeholder engagement plan, estimated time for feedback etc

14. Instructions for Preparation of Budget (Cost Proposal)

  1. Format: budgets must be prepared and submitted in Microsoft Excel and explicitly show all units (e.g., labour days), unit costs (e.g., loaded daily rates), and total costs. Excel files should be “unlocked” and show all calculations.

  2. Included costs: budgets should include lines for:

3.1. Labour, by individual expert, in person-days, multiplied by either a base daily pay (in US dollars) or a “loaded” daily pay (e.g., inclusive of fringe benefits, other indirect costs, or fee). Proposed daily rates must be in accordance with the qualifications represented in the resumes of the named individuals.

3.2. Other direct costs, including costs for items like telephone, internet, photocopying, small office supplies, etc. (if required).

3.3. Professional services or subcontracts, if the applicant will engage experts who are not direct employees of the organization, then, as with Item 3.1 above, these lines should list individual expert, in person-days, multiplied by either a base daily pay (in US dollars) or a “loaded” daily pay (e.g., inclusive of fringe benefits, other indirect costs, or fee). Proposed daily rates must be in accord with the qualifications represented in the resumes of the named individuals.

  1. Budget Justification: a budget narrative must accompany the budget spreadsheet, justifying proposed costs.

15. Evaluation Criteria

CI will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

Criterion

Demonstrated knowledge and experience(60) working with the Government of Rwanda and with preparing medium to full-sized GEF Project Documents under climate change, biodiversity and land degradation, sustainable forest management, Monitoring and Verification System development focal areas. Atleast an advanced degree (MSc) in related field (A PhD will be an added advantage).

Relevant technical expertise (20)to the project, including but not limited to: climate change, biodiversity and land degradation, sustainable forest management knowledge management, stakeholder engagements and institutional strengthening.

Appropriate budget and response to the TOR(20), demonstrating appropriate allocation of labour days in relation to tasks and deliverables; appropriate consultant daily rates in relation to qualifications; appropriate other direct costs in relation to the scope of work; and overall cost effectiveness.

How to apply:

Point of contact: the point of contact for this solicitation is Africa Field Director, Vital Signs Monitoring system. Proposal submissions and queries should be sent to his attention at vitalsignsrfp [at] conservation.org.

Rwanda: Senior Country Support Associate – Hepatitis, Sub-Saharan Africa

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 20 May 2018

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org CHAI is scaling up its viral hepatitis program, which will work towards improving access to treatment and diagnostics for hepatitis B and C in low and lower middle income countries.

Summary of Position

The Senior Country Support Associate will support the implementation and scale-up of CHAI's hepatitis country programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region with both supply and demand-side activities. The associate will be based in the SSA region and will support country teams as they begin to scale-up public viral hepatitis programs, helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality hepatitis drugs and diagnostic testing. The associate will also need to support the development of programmatic tools (costing, forecasting, supply planning, M&E) and financing strategies that can be used in the development of public treatment programs. Extensive travel will be required. The associate will report to the team program manager.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong analytical abilities, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

  • Provide support to South Asia and SEA governments and CHAI country teams on program development and implementation relating to viral hepatitis
  • Help countries to build their capacity on costing, forecasting, and supply and distribution planning, including developing tools for use in public programs
  • Support country teams with budget and scenario analysis; help develop strategies to advocate for the changes with key in-country opinion leaders
  • Support the development of patient targets and model credible uptake forecasts for use in supplier business cases
  • Disseminate information from CHAI and other sources on supply dynamics and access-to-medicines issues
  • Develop coherent and convincing materials related to viral hepatitis programs for use in countries, with suppliers, and with donors
  • Provide coordination support on projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
  • Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
  • Handle any additional responsibilities that may arise as programs mature and programmatic priorities shift

  • Outstanding academic credentials

  • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience

  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strong quantitative skills, including significant experience working in excel on modeling

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations

  • Applicants with management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations

  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information regarding various drugs

  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision

  • High EQ and excellent interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly

  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

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