Rwanda: Program Development Consultant – Rwanda

Organization: Heartland Alliance
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI is comprised of a dozen country offices implementing programs on a broad range of human rights issues globally. HAI is an industry leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. It also has significant expertise in the fields of trauma-informed mental health care, psychosocial support, and access to justice for survivors of human rights abuses.

Overview:

HAI is a leader in access to high quality and stigma-free health care. Since 2009, HAI has implemented effective, large-scale programs that reach heavily stigmatized key populations in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic with comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services. HAI is currently seeking a Consultant to lead and coordinate the development of a proposal focused on improving uptake of HIV testing and prevention services, referral and linkages for Key and Priority Populations in Rwanda.

Key Responsibilities:

In conjunction with HAI staff, the consultant will:

  • Develop a consortium of local and international service providers to provide HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV;

  • Contribute to the writing of a proposal for HIV prevention and care services for Key Populations at risk for HIV in Rwanda;

  • Ensure that objectives/outcomes/activities proposed:

    • Respond to technical and financial requirements set out in request for applications;

    • Conform to local and international standards for state of the art services;

    • Are appropriate to local HIV epidemic;

    • Consider the local political and cultural context;

    • Leverage HAI’s unique experience and expertise.

Deliverables:

The Consultant will complete a final report including the points listed in the key responsibilities section above.

Consultant Profile:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of five years of high-level experience working with local HIV/AIDS actors in Rwanda;
  • A track record of successful funding;
  • Strong knowledge/experience with programs for key populations in Africa, especially Rwanda;
  • Ability to develop strong coalitions that complement the skill set of the Prime (strong interpersonal skills).

Timeline:

HAI anticipates the assignment will require about 10 business days, starting on or around May 15, 2018, including travel and Saturday work authorization.

The Consultant will spend five to seven business days in Rwanda.

HAI may need to adjust the timeline depending on when the funder releases the solicitation.

How to apply:

Please apply on Heartland Alliance International’s application portal.

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEARTLANDALLIANCE&cws=1&rid=5039

A complete application package will include a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter will include the following:

  • Daily rate requested;
  • Dates of availability;
  • List of recent grants written: both successful and unsuccessful;
  • Three references with relevant knowledge of candidate.

Please note that HAI will only consider applicants that submit a full application package.

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Rwanda: Sustainable Food Systems Agronomist (18-56 )

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and innovative Food Systems Agronomist knowledgeable in tropical production systems of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to lead a comprehensive review of sweetpotato and potato growth and production in major agro-ecologies and design a research program to effectively improve the integration of improved, biofortified and climate resilient sweetpotato and potato varieties into existing agro-ecologies where these crops plays an important role as well as the environments where they have high potential to improve human and animal nutrition. The position requires collaborating with breeders, seed system specialists, nutritionists, and agricultural economists.

The position: The successful candidate will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. This exciting position is an opportunity for an innovative food systems thinker to work with leading sweetpotato and potato experts in a variety of disciplines to reflect on the current state of knowledge on these important crops production systems and current and potential role in the context of climate change, the need for sustainable intensification and rapid urbanization on the African content. Gaps in knowledge will be identified and a world class research program developed to address those gaps, in consultation with a range of stakeholders in additional to CIP scientists. The Food System Agronomist will report to the Project Manager of the Sweetpotato Action for Security Health in Africa Project and he/she will co- report to the Leader of the Crop and System Sciences Division.

Selection Criteria:

  • Ph.D. degree in agronomy or other relevant degree.
  • Extensive working experience involved in food systems research.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and design and analysis of trial datasets from field experiments.
  • Knowledge of crop management and a good understanding of fertility and water management in the sub-Saharan African context, ideally in root or horticultural crops.
  • Skills in crop modeling.
  • Familiarity and ability to effectively use geographic information systems.
  • Exposure to and knowledge of key research findings in climate change and food systems research.
  • Prior work with or knowledge of a root and tuber crop preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Portuguese and French desirable.
  • Demonstrable ability to attract competitive funding.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams preferred.
  • Good record of publications and citations.
  • Willingness to travel and work under field conditions.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a cover letter, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on June 21, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Rwanda: International Consultancy – Expanding existing Medical Record Platform (EMR) to include MNCH and nutrition" Kigali-Rwanda

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 06 Jun 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,

Through partnership with UNICEF, MCH program outlined key highlights and recommendations for improving the service delivery by expanding existing Medical record platform to a comprehensive, holistic and integrated system that encompasses the entire MNCH and nutrition programs. Further, the review recommended leveraging this platform towards achieving results along the continuum of care using a cascade approach from hospital, health center and community levels. The EMR is currently implemented in 340 health facilities, and is limited to only a few modules including the HIV package, eHealth Management System – eHMS (also referred to as the primary care package) now implemented in 37 hospitals for billing and registration and Bushenge is the only hospital implementing additional modules in EMR including registration, lab, clinical notes, pharmacy and billing. By implementing EMR with comprehensive MNCH modules, the government of Rwanda would like to address problems related to continuity and quality of care at health facilities and community.

The Government of Rwanda took a decision to adopt the Open Medical Record (EMR) system as a national system to support health care services within hospital and health centers across the country. EMR was created in 2004 as an open source medical record system platform for developing countries. OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application, which enables design of customized medical records. The system is based on a conceptual database structure, which is not dependent on the actual types of medical information required to be collected, or on particular data collection forms and so can be customized for different uses. This system is based on the principle that information should be stored in a way that makes it easy to summarize and analyze, i.e., minimal use of free text and maximum use of coded information.

This far, some hospitals and health centers have already started using the EMR, however, the benefits so far are immeasurable. Great interest has shown in the health sector to embrace technologies as such and its capabilities to strengthen MNCH and nutrition health service delivery across the continuum of care and supporting innovative interventions towards achieving the results. Additionally, Rwanda Ministry of Health is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The maternal and child health program Plan 2030 and key policy and program documents reaffirm the commitment to the SDGs. The Maternal and child Health program is spearheading several policy and program strategies towards achieving the health targets for the national and global overarching goals.

How can you make a difference

The main objectives of this consultancy are;

The main objectives of this consultancy are;

Phase 1 – Defining system development road map, prioritization and functional requirements

Study the existing EMR solution and related documentation.

  • Conduct MNCH business analysis including nutrition and prepare MNCH/nutrition requirement specifications
  • Conducting user centered design, program design and monitoring for results and evaluation.
  • Health systems analysis and health systems strengthening in general, business analysis, health information exchange and health enterprise architecture
  • Phase 2 – systems design and development.

  • Upgrade and develop enhancements on the existing application and data
  • Develop MNCH and nutrition modules/Forms and make them interfacing with Billing system and other existing Modules
  • Link EMR with Rwanda mHealth Community System (exiting RapidSMS or new RapidPro) and enhanced to track continuum of care and communicate through SMS with enrolled mothers, newborns and children within their catchment villages
  • Link EMR with other eHealth platforms like HMIS (DHIS2), components of OpenHIE, CRVS software, and others
  • Support MCH Program and Quality Assurance departments to assess and document best approach to develop, test and implement the various software modules in Rwanda EMR.
  • Assist to enhance functionality, test and pilot new developed MNCH/nutrition software modules in the best and most efficient way
  • Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer – In Rwanda, we strive to build local capacity as much as possible on any project under implementation. Hence, knowledge transfer will be integral to this process. As a Senior Analyst and Developer, the consultant will be responsible for sharing material knowledge therein confined in his consultancy deliverables for an effective knowledge transfer. It is important to note that the project owner – RBC holds full ownership rights of the work undertaken on the project as well as the right to distribute the work among the stakeholders. We take knowledge sharing and dissemination very important to ensure sustainability and functionality of the EMR system at the end of contract.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology
  • 5 years or more of relevant experience in software development
  • Strong Java, HTML forms skills
  • Solid SQL knowledge
  • Object Oriented Programming experience preferred
  • Knowledge of openMRS is desirable
  • The Software Developer must have at least a bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or a five-year advanced diploma specializing in Software development
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • Should be a good motivator
  • The Consultant should among other things have the following:

  • Understanding of UML
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design skills
  • 5+ years commercial experience in Systems Development Life Cycle
  • 5+ years’ experience with Management Information Systems implementation, customization and integration
  • Minimum of 5 years software development experience, primarily developing windows-based applications or client/server applications
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Java
  • System interoperability and integration experience
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms Applications and Web Applications
  • Basic knowledge of Open source software
  • Working experience of SQL Server 2005 or higher
  • Knowledge and experience of XML
  • Knowledge of DHIS2
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda 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….

    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.

    The Consultancy duration is 11.5 Months (July 2018 to end June 2019)

    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=513329

    Rwanda: International Consultancy – Understanding barriers to acces health and nutrition services for children less than 5 years old in Rwanda" Kigali-Rwanda

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 06 Jun 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,

    In Rwanda, tremendous progress has been made in improving child survival. The under-five mortality rate has declined by two thirds since 1990 (from 152 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 50 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014/15).

    The Government has achieved this reduction by strengthening both facility and community level health systems. As a result, 91% of all deliveries were conducted in health facilities and 93% of children aged 12-23 months have received all basic vaccines. Though these achievements are commendable, there are substantial gaps like, 81% of newborns have not received postnatal care in the first 2 days after birth, over one-third of children estimated with severe acute malnutrition did not receive appropriate treatment, and considerable proportion of children under age 5 who had symptoms of acute respiratory illness (46%), diarrhea (56%), and fever (51%) have not received advice or treatment from a qualified provider. Only 55% of children under 15 years of age living with HIV were on antiretroviral therapy. In order to increase the coverage for these interventions it is essential to understand the barriers that prevent access to health services.

    Access is more than simply the opportunity to use healthcare services. It is a multidimensional concept based on the interaction between healthcare systems and individuals, households and the community. Access can be seen to have several core dimensions: availability; affordability; approachability; appropriateness; and acceptability.

    How can you make a difference?

    The primary objective is to understand the barriers for children under 5 years of age and their care givers to access health care services for various health and nutrition interventions.

    The purpose of this assignment is to design, collect data, analyse data, make qualitative follow-up and write a report to address the objective defined above. The end product will be a final report that is approved by Ministry of Health (MoH).

    This assignment will be carried out through a desk review, a household survey, qualitative assessment of health workers, post-survey discussions with target communities, and discussions with UNICEF, MOH and other key partners.

    The main tasks involved are to:

  • Discuss and confirm the scope of the assignment with UNICEF and MOH. This particularly includes the purpose of the study and the structure/content of the Deliverables (see below).
  • Review relevant documents, other related health research and documents from Rwanda, and examples of similar research from other countries and the research tools used to inform the development of the design.
  • Draft the design (see Deliverable 1) and agree with UNICEF and MOH before moving on.
  • Develop tools and protocols for desk review, household survey, and qualitative assessments among healthcare workers and target communities (see Deliverable 2).
  • Conduct a desk review of available quantitative and qualitative data from Rwanda, including data from DHS and health management and information system (HMIS).
  • Conduct a household survey from one cell in each of four provinces and city of Kigali.
  • Conduct qualitative assessment of healthcare workers, basic health facility assessment and post-survey focus group discussions in target communities.
  • Analyze the data and provide a draft report for initial feedback from UNICEF and MOH (see Deliverable 3).
  • Share a revised draft report with UNICEF, MOH and partners, revise based on feedback, and validate the findings through a consultative forum and produce a final report that is approved by MOH (see Deliverable 4)
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Other than surveyors, the consultant should at least hold a Masters’ degree in public health, research and related subjects.
  • Experience with conducting surveys on barriers to access services and analysis among children under 5 years of age.
  • Experience with barriers to access services and analysis in Rwanda.
  • Capacity with a professional team able to carry out the scope of work with similar complexity
  • Demonstrable experience producing similar documents
  • The consultant should have excellent English writing/communication skills. Taking into consideration, according to the specific areas of intervention, the necessity of communicating in Kinyarwanda.
  • 10 years minimum experience in coordinating and participation in similar assignments
  • Public Health expertise with minimum of 10 years experience in works like this in Rwanda will be an added advantage
  • Research expertise, both quantitative and qualitative, with at least a basic understanding of statistical and sampling techniques, including interview and focus group discussion experience
  • Data analysis expertise with a minimum of 10 years of experience, preferably in health
  • Data collection expertise with at least five years experience
  • Strong writing skills in English with a clear, straightforward writing style
  • Familiarity with academic research on health issues in Low and Middle Income Countries, such as morbidity/mortality and access to services
  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and summarizing skills
  • Hands-on experience with the implementation capacities and constraints of governments in developing countries, particularly Low and Middle Income Countries in Africa
  • Experience with WHO, UNICEF or other international health bodies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda 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….

    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.

    The Consultancy duration is 4 Months period (June to end September 2018)

    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=513327

    Rwanda: Call for Resumes – Rwanda Nguriza Nshore Activity

    Organization: DAI Global
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

    DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

    The purpose of Nguriza Nshore (“Lend so that I may invest”) is to drive rural economic growth through facilitating the emergence of a dynamic agribusiness sector. By alleviating constraints to investment and increasing access to financing, Nguriza Nshore will facilitate the creation and growth of small to medium agribusinesses, as an entry point for broader growth, to provide productive employment for rural populations and reduce poverty. By working with financial institutions, investors, public and private sector business development service providers, and a variety of Government of Rwanda ministries and initiatives, Nguriza Nshore will be the catalyst that strengthens and improves existing public-private platforms that support investment from international, local, bank and non-bank sources, creating a better-functioning finance and investment ecosystem.

    DAI is recruiting for the following positions on the project:

    • Policy Reform and Business Enabling Environment Specialist
    • Director of Finance and Administration
    • Operations Manager
    • Catalytic Growth Facility Manager
    • Accountant
    • M&E Assistant
    • Fund Assistant
    • Administrative Assistant

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should apply here: https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/form19/index.html

    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

    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