Burundi: Field Security Officer – Great Lake Sub-Region

Organization: CARE
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations in the region as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region. CARE is developing a new and innovative way of working across borders at the sub-regional level that aims to increase and multiply our impact in the 4 CARE presence countries in the Great lakes sub region.

The Field Security Officer (FSO), will work under the supervision of Regional Security Manager (RSM) is mainly responsible for assisting CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Great Lakes sub-region (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda) in the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to, promoting staff safety and security awareness, professional approaches, preparedness and management, in support of program implementation. S/he will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region in ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

If you possess at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in assisting humanitarian or development organization in safety and security programs, demonstrable skills on Safety and security management in information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting. The location of the position will be based in one of the 4 Great Lakes Sub Regional CARE Country Offices (Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda). This will be a national staff position and will conform to the salary scale, employment regulations and other conditions of the hosting CARE office and country.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to ecsarecruitment@care.org by July 3, 2018. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

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Rwanda: Nutrition Consultant – Call for Proposals

Organization: Plan International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 19 Jun 2018

USAID/Hinga Weze requires the services of a nutrition expert or firm with nutrition expertise (hereafter called the Consultant) to support the assessment and updating of the District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEM) in the 10 target districts of Feed the Future/Hinga Weze. This work will include a) assessing the existing plans and identifying gaps; b) conducting stakeholder consultations to understand the implementing environment and areas for improvement; c) working with district stakeholders to lead the updating process of the DPEMs with a focus on integrating nutrition-sensitive agriculture, access to markets and food security/nutrition; and d) in light of these processes, recommending interventions and opportunities for the Hinga Weze Activity to contribute to the reduction in the stunting rate among children under two in the targeted districts.

The Consultant will be recruited by Plan International USA, and he/she will work under the supervision of the Hinga Weze team. The consultancy is expected to take place from June 25th to September 30th, 2018. The review and update will be completed in two phases: Phase 1: Update of the Nyamagabe and Gatsibo DPEMs (deadline: July 31, 2018), Phase 2: update of the DPEMs in Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province) (deadline: September 30, 2018).

Plan International USA invites interested Individual Consultant(s) or Consultancy firm(s) to submit their expressions of interest by June 19, 2018.

Project Summary

Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze is a 5-year, $32.6 million activity that aims to sustainably increase farmers’ incomes, improve nutritional status of women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. The Activity is being implemented in the following ten districts of Rwanda: Gatsibo, Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province). Led by CNFA, the consortium is comprised of a diverse range of international and Rwandan partners including Plan International, Souktel, Rwanda Development Organization (RDO) and the Imbaraga Farmers’ Union.

Hinga Weze Objectives

Strategic Objective: To sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.

Intermediate Result 1: Agriculture productivity sustainably increased;

Intermediate Result 2: Farmers’ market access improved;

Intermediate Result 3: Nutrition outcomes of agriculture interventions improved.

Component 3: Nutrition Outcomes

Plan International is responsible for leading Component 3 to improve nutrition outcomes of agriculture interventions. Plan International is a global development and humanitarian organization founded 80 years ago that is active in over 70 countries. Its mission is to advance children's rights and equality for girls (https://plan-international.org). The nutrition activities and interventions under Component 3 are intended to increase the nutritional status of 200,000 households in the target districts, working through existing care groups, Community Health Workers and the Twigire Muhinzi Farmer Field Schools, to reach the target households with improved messaging about nutrition, including nutrition-sensitive agriculture and the importance of dietary diversity particularly for women and children 6-23 months. The same smallholder farmers who receive assistance through Component 1 (agricultural productivity) and Component 2 (market access) will also be targeted with activities to improve nutritional practices and outcomes. The expected results of this Component throughout the life of the project are: i) At least a 40% increase in number of women aged 15-49 consuming targeted nutrient-rich crops or products; at least a 40% increase in the number of children aged 6-23 months consuming targeted nutrient-rich crops or products; at least a 40% increase in the number of children aged 6-23 months receiving a minimum acceptable diet (MAD); and at least a 40% increase in women’s dietary diversity score: mean number of food groups consumed.

Nutrition situation in Rwanda

Nutrition continues to be a public health concern in Rwanda, with 38% of children under 5 presenting with stunting and 9% of children under 5 presenting as underweight according to Rwanda Demographic Health Survey (RDHS) 2014-2015. The elimination of stunting is high on the Government of Rwanda’s political and development agenda, with food security, nutrition, and early childhood development prioritized as foundational issues to address within the Economic and Poverty Reduction Strategy (2013–2018) and in the forthcoming National Strategy for Transformation and Prosperity (2017-2024). Rwanda has been a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement since 2011, and established a Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition (JAPEM 2016-2020) and District Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEM). The World Bank-USAID Rapid mapping of Nutrition Stakeholders, 2017 shows that there is also need to strengthen collaboration and coordination to reinforce the complementarities between interventions. This should be done by through existing platforms such as the DPEMs through conducting joint planning, identification of priorities, information sharing, and defining the roles and responsibilities of different partners. It is in this context that Hinga Weze intends to work with district stakeholders to update the DPEMs and to support the implementation of DPEM.

Objectives of the assignment

General objective:

The primary objective of this assignment is to support Hinga Weze to review and update the District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEM) in each of the ten target districts.

Specific objectives:

  • Liaise with key stakeholders and district officials to assess the current DPEMs to understand current gaps in the DPEMs, and challenges in implementing the DPEMs, and solutions to ensure functionality of DPEMs and to promote district ownership.
  • Work with district stakeholders to update the DPEMs to address current gaps, and to incorporate nutrition-sensitive agriculture (Agriculture, access to market, Health/Childcare). The goal of DPEMs is to reduce chronic malnutrition among children under the age of two, and to reduce acute malnutrition in children under the age of five.
  • Assist the Hinga Weze team to identify key opportunities for collaboration and key innovative areas for intervention to achieve Hinga Weze outcomes.


The Consultant will use the following approaches to perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct Desk Review of relevant documents: The consultant will review relevant documents, policies, and other available literature that assess the current status of implementation of nutrition activities in the 10 target districts. This will include, but is not limited to: The World Bank and MIGEPROF “Rapid mapping of Nutrition Stakeholders, Nutrition-sensitive and Nutrition-specific interventions in Rwanda” (2018); DHS report 2014-2015; USAID Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025; Gikuriro National Integrated Nutrition and WASH/ SBCC strategy 2018 -2024; CSFA 2015; National community health policy; National food and nutrition policy; Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4); and National Joint Plan to Eliminate Malnutrition (JPEM).
  • Review DPEMs: In each of the 10 target districts, liaise with key district stakeholders to assess the current DPEMs, what is working well, the current gaps in the plans, and the challenges in operationalizing the plans. This will involve key informant interviews (KII) at the national level, and focus group discussions (FGD) with community members and DPEM committee members at all levels (village to district). KIIs at the national level will include selected participants from the joint ministries to eliminate malnutrition including MINALOC, MOH, MINAGRI, MIGEPROF, the National Earlier Childhood Development program (NECDP) and implementing partners involved in DPEMs.
  • Update the DPEMs: The consultant will work with Hinga Weze staff, district government officials, and other relevant stakeholders to review and update the DPEMs in each of the 10 target districts. The update will be responsive to the needs of the districts as identified by their political leadership, GoR line ministries, and other stakeholders including other USAID IP’s. By the end of the exercise, the consultant will have finalized DPEMs in each district. The DPEMs should be in excel format, and should detail what activities will occur, what the targets are, and the responsible party for each activity.
  • Conduct review workshops to validate the findings: In each district, the consultant will work with the district authorities to lead and facilitate a validation workshop to present the findings and to gather feedback from the audience on areas for improvement to be incorporated into the updated DPEM.
  • Develop a summary report for Hinga Weze: The consultant will develop a report summarizing relevant and cross-cutting findings from the desk review and stakeholder consultations. The consultant will build on these findings to provide recommendations for how Hinga Weze can complement ongoing activities to address malnutrition concerns in each of the 10 target districts, as well as recommendations for CHAIN implementation and collaboration.
  • Support the development of the Hinga Weze Year 2 work planning: Drawing on the results from the initial DPEM reviews, stakeholder consultations, and DPEM update processes, the consultant will work with the Hinga Weze Senior Nutrition Specialist to update the Year 2 work plan. The consultant will attend a 3-day work planning workshop to support the development of practical, innovative approaches to increase the adoption of nutrition practices to improve the nutrition outcomes for women and young children.


  • Inception Report: will include a detailed workplan demonstrating the timeline and persons responsible, including level of effort for DPEM review, the stakeholder consultation process, and report writing inclusive of recommendations and page lengths.
  • 10 updated DPEMs: In each of the 10 districts the consultant will provide an updated DPEM approved by Hinga Weze and by the district government. The update will be responsive to the needs of the districts as identified by their political leadership, GoR line ministries, and other stakeholders including USAID IPs.
  • Validation workshop reports: For each validation workshop, the consultant will provide a summary report, including: the purpose of the workshop; participant list; any handouts, presentations, or documents provided to participants; and a summary of the workshop discussions.
  • Summary report: Upon completion of the analysis, the consultant will develop a professional document which will capture: 1) key relevant findings from the WB/MIGEPROF report, the review of the DPEMs, and any FGDs and KII interviews conducted; 2) recommendations for how Hinga Weze can complement ongoing activities to address malnutrition concerns in each of the 10 target districts; and 3) recommendations for CHAIN implementation and collaboration. A first draft will be written by the consultant and provided to Plan International for review. During the review period, any discrepancies or concerns will be addressed. Once the initial document has been reviewed, a final version of the evaluation report will be made, incorporating the feedback from the USAID/Hinga Weze team. For usability, the report will be no longer than 20 pages.


The consultancy is to be completed by September 30, 2018.

  • June 30: Inception Report
  • July 31: Update of the Nyamagabe and Gatsibo DPEMs (June-July 2018)
  • September 30: Update of the DPEMs in Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province); Summary Report.

Expertise Required

The Consultant must have:

  1. Experience of at least 5-10 years and expertise in nutrition issues and nutrition analysis; substantial experience in designing, implementing and analyzing development programs required;
  2. Experience in working with multi-sectoral projects or programs; demonstrated capacity in research methods, including data analysis, qualitative and quantitative methods and focus group discussions;
  3. Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda, and knowledge of Rwandan context are required.

Instructions for Bidders

Interested bidders are requested to submit their application no later than Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Applications should include:

  • Technical Proposal should explain how the applicant intends to carry out these Terms of Reference in a detailed document, including timeline. Pages in excess of a 4-page limit will not be read or evaluated. The technical proposal should be written in English and include the following:

    i) Technical Approach (1 page):

    The Bidder shall demonstrate the understanding, ability and overall approach for performing the requirements described in the Terms of Reference;

    ii) Personnel Qualifications and Availability (1 page):

    The Bidder shall identify, in summary format, the names, education, experience and professional qualifications of the individual/or firm’s individuals proposed for carrying out this Terms of Reference;

    iii) Past Performance and Timeframe for Completion (1 page):

    The Bidder shall submit a list of related contracts and subcontracts that resemble these Terms of Reference. Bidder shall provide the contact details for reference purposes. Additionally, the Bidder shall explain the amount of time required for each element in the Terms of Reference.

  • Financial Proposal should explain the costs of the assignment (1 page). The Bidder must propose realistic and reasonable costs for the work, in accordance with the Bidder’s technical approach.

How to apply:

Please submit your expression of interest through our website using this link: https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Nutrition-Consultant-Call-for-Proposals/481065001/?locale=en_GB

Rwanda: Snr Education & Child Development Technical Specialist -Nationa

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Senior Education and Child Development Specialist is an important member of the PDQ team. Under the general direction and guidance of the Programme Development and Quality Director, the Senior Education and Child Development Specialist will ensure that all early childhood development (ECD) and basic education interventions are of a high technical quality and attract significant donor funding which contribute to Save the Children's strategic objectives; that monitoring processes are in place, and that programme quality and relevance is continually assessed and solutions quickly put in place to reflect changing contexts.

The Senior Education and Child Development Specialist is expected to strengthen the capacity of the existing ECD and basic education team, conduct training and provide technical advice and support to project staff, with frequent visits to the field to support high quality programme implementation and ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. The position technically supports the ECD and education program in both development and humanitarian contexts. The Senior Education and Child Development Specialist is also expected to provide technical advice and support to ECD and basic education implementing partners.

Current thematic priorities include:

  • In ECD: Emergent literacy and maths for children aged 4-6 and parenting education for children aged 0-3

  • In Basic Education: Ensuring that children, including the most marginalized, have the skills, support and materials they need to achieve literacy and numeracy skills. Literacy sector: Supporting the development of a rich literacy environment though continued support for the development of the Kinyarwanda language book sector.


Reports to: Programme Development and Quality Director

Number of direct reports: Book Development and Use Specialist

Technical support and supervision: ECD and Basic Education Program Managers, Senior Education MEAL Specialist


  • A child development or education professional with a Master's degree in education, child development or relevant field;
  • At least 5 years professional experience in education and/or ECD, including experience working at a senior management or technical level in child development or education for NGOs;
  • Excellent understanding of the ECD and education sector, particularly issues related to literacy, holistic child development, pedagogy, teacher training, curriculum development, child protection and child rights either in development and humanitarian context;
  • Clear understanding of the intersection of ECD and education with other thematic areas
  • Proven representation skills;
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches;
  • Experience writing donor funding proposals;
  • Ability to compile narrative sections and thematic budgets for proposals; ability to edit/write narrative reports, with reference to financial reporting;
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching;
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets;
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner;
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written, required;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjA5NTYxLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Rwanda: SDGs Advisor/Energy

Organization: Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018


The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (The SDGC/A) is an autonomous non-profit international organization headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda. The SDGC/A was opened in July 2016 with the mission to support governments, civil society, businesses and academic institutions to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For general information about The Sustainable Development Center for Africa, please visit our homepage at: www.sdgcafrica.org

The SDGC/A intends to recruit an SDGs Advisor/Energy to work with multidisciplinary team of The Center and partners to address SDG 7 by ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all in Africa.

Job Title SDGs Advisor/Energy

Supervisor Director General

Contract International Recruited Staff Services

Category International Staff

Duration Initial appointment of one-year subject to renewal and extension

Location The SDGC/A Headquarters, Kigali – Rwanda

Salary Competitive package based on qualification and experiences

Closing Date July 6, 2018 at 4:00PM, Kigali time

Job Purpose

Leading and providing overall technical direction and advice on African energy agenda in planning for and implementation of energy projects across African continent. The incumbent roles will be focusing on policy formulation, advising in the preparation of work plans, project implementation and assisting in the preparation of terms of reference and review of energy related projects and technical reports in Africa.

Key Functions

The SDGs Advisor/Energy will provide technical support, policy, advisory and general assistance on energy with focus on following areas: –

1) Access to Energy: Ensuring African inhabitants have access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services.

2) Share and Equity of Renewable Energy: Increasing considerably the share of renewable energy and inclusive energy mix in Africa.

3) Energy Efficiency: Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency in African continent.

4) Energy International Cooperation: Enhancing and sustaining international cooperation and investments on energy initiatives to facilitate access to clean energy, research and technologies in Africa.

5) Sustainable Energy Services: Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in Africa.

6) Energy Finance and Economy: Establishing mechanisms for attracting energy funding and investments; advising on energy demand, supply, markets and public policies affecting energy markets with the aim to improve availability, supply and use of energy in societies to accelerate African economic development.


§ Working with design teams to develop appropriate energy solutions, liaising with companies and governmental agencies for determining energy supply needs, energy implementation site assessment and selection, discussions with local government officials to get their buy-in for deployment.

§ Developing of marketing tools describing energy projects to the local population, system deployments, leading monitoring and evaluation efforts, and training local employees on all aspects of the systems to enable continued deployments after the completion of projects.

§ Creating and maintaining effective collaboration with various stakeholders, including uses of resources provided by governmental agencies to ensure that all parties have similar expectations with a good understanding of the technical aspects of the project.

§ Liaising between the technical teams and various stakeholders for assigned projects to communicate project expectations and technical limitations.

§ Working with The Center management to develop strategies and vision for the energy sector department.

§ Developing and advocating for energy best practices, identify challenges and opportunities in the energy sector to develop a coherent strategy for future interventions for realizing SDGs in Africa.

§ Advising on various issues that affect African countries in the energy sector by playing a leading role on guiding interested governments, donors and investors on energy policy and market aspects for developing an effective energy sector.

Required Skills and Experience


Minimum of a Masters’ degree in an engineering discipline related to energy, power generation and/or distribution, a specialization in clean and renewable energy is preferable.


§ Minimum of 7 years of experience in the energy finance and economy with extensive knowledge and experience with renewable and clean energy.

§ Practical demonstrated experience in energy policy, advisory, funding and investment preferably in renewable and clean energy projects in African context.

§ Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate energy complex issues and concepts with influence.

§ Knowledge of SDGs, Agenda 2063, Common African Position on energy.

§ Be results oriented by achieving results in tight timeframe and being mission-driven.

§ Skills on renewable and clean energy outreach programs in Africa.


§ Excellent command of English (official working language of The Center), additional knowledge of French, Portuguese or Arabic would be added value.


§ Endorsed energy proposals by various donor partners and stakeholders for policy briefing, technical discussion, funding or investments.

§ Formulated technical specifications for energy projects, systems and solutions to ensure access to affordable and efficiency use of energy to accelerate African development.

§ Deployed energy solutions and technology for modern, efficient, reliable, cost-effective, renewable and clean energy to African households, businesses, industries and institutions.

§ Designed policies and conducted advisory activities for both national and regional energy bodies, pools and grids in Africa.

§ Written African energy reports, analysis and project progressive records to facilitate successful implementation and handover of energy projects.

§ Detailed records of African energy status with identified gaps and a way forward.

How to apply:

Interested candidates meeting requirements should send their applications by e-mail by inserting applicant names on subject line. Submitted application package should be in pdf format only comprising the following:

  1. Application motivation letter written in English (with applicant’s telephone number).

  2. Curriculum Vitae in English with contacts of at least 3 work related referees or line managers.

  3. Colored scanned copies of education qualifications and professional training certificates.

Application packages should be emailed to: recruitment@sdgcafrica.org. Application deadline is: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM Kigali time.

Note: *O*nly shortlisted candidates will be contacted; all applications that will not follow application instructions will be rejected; and hard copies applications will not be considered.

Rwanda: Training Officer

Organization: Right To Play
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Job Posting – Rwanda Training Officer

Closing Date : June 22nd 2018

Organization : Right To Play International

Department/Division : Program

Work location : Kigali / Rwanda


Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Visit us at www.righttoplay.com

The Rwanda country office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to fill the position of Training Officer.


The Training Officer reports directly to the Program Manager and technically to the Regional Training Officer where applicable and is responsible for ensuring quality of training provided by the Right To Play team through capacity building. The incumbent supports the development and implementation of organization’s resources and training program in the country.


Job Responsibility #1: Training and capacity building

· Conducts training needs assessment, evaluates the skills of the team and recommends the appropriate training.

· Develops annual training plan to enhance staff skills and builds their capacities in line with the RTP country plan.

· Conducts training sessions in child protection, gender, human rights and other related subjects.

· Supports Field Facilitators, Coach Trainers, Coaches and Junior Leaders in identifying the community needs and ensures RTP activities are aligned with project plans and proposals.

· Trains Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers in RTP resources and supports the certification process of Coaches and Coach Trainers.

· Works with Field Facilitators, partners and Coach Trainers to develop weekly, monthly and annual Coach training schedules for all project locations.

· Oversees Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers when they train Coaches, and ensures that all trainings are modified and aligned with proposals and work plans.

· Works with Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers to evaluate training workshops and submits evaluation reports to the Program Manager and Country Director

· Trains Field Facilitator and Coach Trainers in qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools as well as performance assessment and training needs assessment.

· Maintains records of the training database as well as the training library for the benefit and use of the team.

· Formulates terms of reference for external training when needed, evaluates the training providers and recommends the appropriate one.


Job Responsibility #1: Activity planning and implementation

· Ensures Project Officers, Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers have a clear activity plan and works with them to develop and implement activity schedules for children in all project locations.

· Together with Field Facilitators, encourages and supports Coach-led and community led initiatives in all project locations.

· Conducts regular follow-up visits of all project locations to ensure training plans and implementation aligns with project proposal; supports project team in developing workshops to best fit the requirement and projects in the field.

· Ensures integration of partner organization activities into RTP activities and vice versa.

· Supports Field Facilitators in regard to training logistics in all project locations.

· Provides feedback on new resources and recommends changes based on country context.

· Support proposal development

· Support program team on the development of donors and internal reports


Job Responsibility #3: Establish and maintain partnerships

· Represents RTP and has regular consultations with Field Facilitators, Coach Trainers, local partner organizations, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in all project locations in regards to training and RTP tools

· Represent program and RTP in partners meetings and networks when needed

· Organize field visits (in schools and in the communities) with partners and ensure that they understand Play Based Approach


Job Responsibility #4: Performs other duties as assigned.




· Master’s degree in social studies (Education preferred), Project management, Adult education or other related discipline.


3 years’ experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs


· Strong interpersonal and presentation skills

· Strong assessment and evaluation skills

· Ability to understand audience and adjust training to their level

· Strong facilitation skills

· Ability to work with children, youth leaders and adults

· Coaching and feedback skills

· Computer literacy in MS Word, Power Point, Excel and Internet

· Understanding adult learning concepts

· Understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools

· Understanding of different training techniques

· Understanding the concept of Sport for Development

· Understanding of the community needs

· Understanding of Children’s Rights, Gender and HIV/AIDS


· The incumbent is expected to follow the established work procedures and RTP policies and procedures while using analytical skills to solve work related problems. Seeks CD’s assistance when necessary.

· To work within the budget set for Trainings.

· To keep all information at his/her disposal confidential, well documented and filed.

· To coordinate with Education Specialist and the Regional Training Officer


The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain a good working relationship with the country staff as well as other Training Officers. He/she is also expected to build relationships with coaches and training providers.


The incumbent’s job involves a lot of travel to the project locations and my require travel outside the country of operations. Motorbike Driven License is required.

Compensation :We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Employment Start Date : Immediately

Contract Duration : Full-time, contract position as soon as possible

How to apply:


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: RwandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “**Training Officer**” and your name in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. This post is for only Rwandan Nationals.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

Rwanda: Programme Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 June 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist (Migrant Assistance) at RO Nairobi the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the implementation, oversight and effective coordination of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking (CT) activities in Rwanda and will serve as IOM's principal interlocutor with relevant stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall implementation of Counter-trafficking projects in a timely manner, being responsible for the financial, administrative and technical oversight of the projects, in line with IOM's policies, practices and global standards on counter-trafficking (particularly focusing on the victim centred response) as well as donor’s requirements, guidelines and grant agreement regarding the issue of trafficking in persons.

  2. Manage and oversee all CT activities in Rwanda including, Resource Management, implementation, reporting and evaluation of the assigned project. Liaise with the relevant units in IOM Rwanda with regard to programme, finance and administrative activities.

  3. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and liaison with Government entities and donors as well as with implementing partners, United Nations (UN) agencies and other stakeholders.

  4. Promote dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among Government and non-governmental actors on IOM's priority areas for cooperation.

  5. Coordinate all project activities and participate actively in training development and delivery. Coordinate closely with the donor mission’s in Rwanda, IOM Washington, IOM Regional Office and other Missions as necessary during the project life-cycle.

  6. In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting Officer, provide regular updates on the implementation of the project and responsible for the elaboration of interim and final project narrative reports to be submitted to the Donor.

  7. In close collaboration with the M&E and Reporting Officer, respond to any queries from IOM or donors regarding proposals, project implementation, reporting and local counter-trafficking context and manage remote and on-site monitoring by donor during project period.

  8. Develop supplementary projects in areas that complement the current CT and related activities.

  9. Collect and report critical information related to counter-trafficking activities/stakeholders or existing plans in Rwanda.

  10. Supervise project staff as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience with a Government, UN agency, or a regional or international organization in the domain of humanitarian response especially human trafficking;

• Demonstrated experience in development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of humanitarian, development, and counter trafficking management programmes;

• Demonstrated experience in programme management including budget planning and monitoring and evaluation;

• Previous experience as a team leader;

• Experience with staff management.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 08.06.2018 to 21.06.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/147 (P) – Programme Officer (P3) – Kigali, Rwanda (55520473) Released

Posting: Posting NC55520477 (55520477) Released


Organization: Cruz Roja Española
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 11 Jun 2018

Desde Cruz Roja Española ofrecemos puesto de trabajo como DELEGADO/A de DESARROLLO ECONOMICO para RUANDA, para aquellas personas que cumplan con los siguientes requisitos imprescindibles:

  • Estar en posesión de la documentación necesaria para poder ser contratado en España según la legislación vigente: DNI o NIE (Numero de Identificación para Extranjeros), número de afiliación al Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social, cuenta bancaria en España.

  • Diplomado/a o Licenciado/a o experiencia equivalente.

  • Experiencia de al menos un año en gestión de proyectos de Cooperación Internacional en terreno relacionados con la seguridad alimentaria, nutrición, desarrollo económico y medios de vida.

  • Experiencia en justificación administrativa y financiera de proyectos de cooperación al desarrollo de al menos de un año en terreno o en sede.

  • Formación en Cooperación Internacional y Enfoque del Marco Lógico (EML)

  • Formación en gestión (identificación, formulación, seguimiento y ejecución) y evaluación de proyectos.

  • Inglés y Francés nivel B2 o equivalente (se realizará prueba). Español nivel C1 mínimo hablado y escrito

  • Dominio de Entorno Windows (Microsoft Office, Internet, …)

Para más información sobre las competencias imprescindibles, así como los requisitos valorables para acceder a esta posición consultar el siguiente link https://cruzroja.epreselec.com/Ofertas/Ofertas.aspx?Id_Oferta=2017935

How to apply:

Para conocer las condiciones de contratación así como poder presentar tu candidatura accede al siguiente link https://cruzroja.epreselec.com/Ofertas/Ofertas.aspx?Id_Oferta=2017935

Rwanda: International Project Associate I (Program Manager)

Organization: Education Development Center
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018


Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Huguka Dukore project in the International Development Division has an opening for an International Project Associate (I) (Program Manager), reporting to the Chief of Party, in Rwanda.

The USAID Rwanda Huguka Dukore activity, over the course of five years, prepares the Rwandan youth workforce to meet the needs of an evolving knowledge-based economy that requires 21st century capabilities. The Huguka Dukore activity will provide 40,000 vulnerable youth – 36,000 new youth and 4,000 Akazi Kanoze alumni – with employability skills by scaling up proven successful Akazi Kanoze interventions across 19 of 30 districts countrywide. Huguka Dukore will use a series of inclusive innovations that will invite more youth to participate in Rwanda’s historic transformation, particularly women, and youth with disabilities.

As a member of the Huguka Dukore senior leadership team, the International Project Associate (I) (Program Manager) will promote staff and partners understanding and adherence to project policies and core program strategies while emphasizing a unified team approach and well-coordinated, high quality program implementation. The program manager will have responsibilities in aspects of program design and support, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and communications and reporting.


The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under management guidance, the Huguka Dukore International Project Associate (I) (Program Manager) is responsible for the following:

Monitoring and Evaluation:

• Oversee the strategic research and learning agenda in close collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP) and the M&E Specialist;

• Oversee the Implementing Partner (IP) monitoring and quality assurance system while building the capacity of local staff to manage the system going forward; and

• Work with the M&E Specialist to develop better systems for EDC’s review of IP reports, as well as provision of timely feedback to the project.

Program Design and Support

• Oversee the roll-out of the Youth Leadership and District Steering Committee components;

• Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and IP Manager on planning and coordination aspects related to program implementation carried out by local Implementing Partners;

• Oversee the Social Inclusion, Gender, and Health Components;

• Work closely with the COP and DCOP to the achievement of program objectives and targets with management and technical support; and

• Participate and/or co-facilitate planning and workplan development with senior staff.

Communications and Reporting

• Assist the COP to develop and assemble quarterly and annual reports and the annual work plan;

• Oversee the internal and external communication of the Huguka Dukore project; and

• Assist the COP in developing and assembling high quality and timely submission of Huguka Dukore communications and reporting to USAID, EDC HQ, and other stakeholders as required.

Additional duties include:

• Serving as backup to manager when needed

• Maintaining records

• Preparing recommendations

• Drafting performance reports

• Writing and developing materials

• Disseminating information, including website content

• Managing administrative procedures

• Contributing to design and implementation of business monitoring systems

• Suggesting ideas for improved efficiency or future focus

• Supporting project procurement

• Identifying & recruiting consultants; developing their scope of work

• Managing project budget

• Monitoring contractual compliance

• Developing presentations

• Coordinating proposal development

The Huguka Dukore International Project Associate (I) (Program Manager):

• Coordinates administrative and logistical tasks

• Coordinates project start-up if applicable

• Facilitates project teamwork and feedback exchanges

• Collaborates on troubleshooting complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions

• Trains and provides guidance or administrative direction to junior staff; may supervise junior or support staff; may coordinate the work of less experienced staff

• Acts as liaison between home offices and field-based staff

• Coordinates communications and project activities

• Travels


This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and technical background and experience in Youth Livelihoods Development and at least one of the following areas: Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Programming or equivalent combination of training & education preferred

• With Bachelor’s degree, 5–7 years related research, education, international development or administrative coordination experience, requiring computer competence

• With Master’s degree, 3–5 years related experience (as above)

• Some prior project leadership or supervisory experience preferred

• Demonstrable organizational and troubleshooting skills

• Strong analytical skills and aptitude for details

• International experience; Previous experience implementing international cooperation activities;

• Proven capacity to facilitate coordination amongst diverse sectors;

• Fluent English (written and spoken)

• Strong management skills;

• Ability to work with a range of technical staff and develop professional relationships with senior government officials and coordinate with other donors involved in youth education; and

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453

No phone calls, please

Posted: 6/4/18

As an EOE/AA employer, EDC does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. EDC is a smoke-free workplace.

How to apply:

Apply: https://go.edc.org/Intl-Proj-Assoc-IPAI052518

Rwanda: Head of Programs

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018



Head of Programme

Annual Salary and Benefits

According to Oxfam in Rwanda Salary Scale

Internal Job Grade


Contract type

Fixed Term – (1 year Renewal)

Reporting to

Country Director

Staff reporting to this post

Thematic Managers, Programme Funding and Communications Coordinator , MEAL Coordinator and Assistant Programme Coordinator


Kigali, with regular national and occasional international travel

Annual Budget

EUR 1 – 2 million

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

Job Background

Oxfam in Rwanda is currently revising its COM to better align to ONE programme approach, to be more efficient and cost effective. This resulted into restructuring of the key programme roles to deliver and create synergies that allow thematic goals to contribute to the overall country goal by making efforts to integrate sustainable livelihoods, gender justice and enhancing the civic empowerment and voice for the poor and increasing the capacity of communities to prevent and cope with humanitarian crises.

The Enterprise Development Programme (EDP), www.oxfam.org.uk/edp is an Oxfam GB initiative that supports and invests in producer organizations and small and medium enterprises to become sustainable businesses and create opportunities for farmers and women's economic leadership; while also promoting broader changes in the market system and environment where these enterprises operate. It’s part of Oxfam in Rwanda integrated theme that in addition aims to facilitating access to finance as well as leverage on innovation.

Job Purpose

The Oxfam in Rwanda Head of Programme(HoP) is the line manager for the Programme team/ Thematic Managers, Funding and Communications Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator and Assistant Programme Coordinator; providing day-to-day leadership and strategic support to the whole programme team. The Head of Programme will lead in programme design, development and implementation and take responsibility for ensuring the program meets minimum standards for programming. Responsible for growing the programme portfolio the Head of Programme will build strategic relationships with a variety of donors including mobilising private sector resources and other institutional donors. HoP will also devote sizeable time supporting the Enterprise Development Programme while ensuring overall support of high quality programme implementation through effective coordination and collaboration between influencing, humanitarian and development of country’s One Programme Approach and the broader Confederation and develop and support partnerships with national, regional and global civil society towards meeting the goals outlined in the Oxfam Country Strategy for Rwanda.

Key Responsibilities

Programme conceptualisation, design and management 25%

· Under the leadership of the CD, leads programme strategy development, providing overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning budgeting, and implementation of the OCS.

· Ensure coordination and linkage between OCS outcomes and programme components (thematic areas and country outcomes).

· Ensure that human capacity and financial resources match programme needs in liaison with the Country Director and Business Support Lead.

· Participates in the annual budget process, leading on the programme budget process and providing ongoing oversight of program budgets.

· Ensures the delivery of a country programme with demonstrable impact and is accountable for overall programme delivery, quality and learning.

· Oversees the development of programme and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects and program.

· Ensures that Women’s rights are protected and promoted in all of Oxfam’s work in Rwanda.

· Provide leadership in developing and/or managing all disaster preparedness plans, activities and responses to humanitarian emergencies for Oxfam in Rwanda.

Programme growth and fundraising 30%

· Works closely with the Country Director, Programme Funding and Communication Coordinator and entire Programme Team to identify opportunities for fundraising to ensure the financial sustainability of country program – Oxfam in Rwanda (OR).

· Leads the design and implementation of resource mobilisation strategies intended to strengthen income and partnerships to deliver the country strategy.

· Monitors the funding pipeline and leads on income planning and forecasting at a country level.

· Working closely with the Program Funding & Communications Coordinator, actively builds relationships with the donor community to promote the work of the OR program, sharing learning emerging from implementation, exploring opportunities for collaboration and or funding.

· Ensures compliance with donor contract requirements and Oxfam internal standards, policies and procedures.

· Working with the MEAL Coordinator ensures that adequate program quality (monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability) systems are developed, implemented and minimum standards adhered to.

· Leads on programme reporting, supporting individual Thematic Managers in the development of consistent, high quality reports.

· Ensure Program Team/Partners are adequately equipped to prepare and respond to humanitarian and that effective liaison is done with stakeholders.

The Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) 20%

· Leads the growth and support the portfolio of the enterprises supported by Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) ensuring programme team and stakeholders leverage EDP’s experience to influence other actors and achieve greater change and scale in the country.

· Ensure that the Programme has strong links to Oxfam’s wider markets-based work; and prioritises the economic empowerment of women as a key component of its strategy and work.

· Coordinate the existing portfolio of enterprises in the country; making direct visits and working with other staff, local partners and the enterprises themselves in planning, implementing and tracking progress against plans and milestones; potentially representing Oxfam on Enterprise governance as member or observer.

· Work with other EDP country and global teams to facilitate the identification, analysis and presentation of new enterprises to EDP’s Investment Committee, based in the UK, with an initial aim to review a minimum of 35 and support 10 to 15 enterprises over 5 years.

Partnership/coalition building, Influencing, networking and support 10%

· In consultation with the Country Director and Thematic Managers/ Coordinators, coordinates external programme engagement.

· Oversee the partner portfolio, with specific reference to the identification of strategic partners, and building and maintaining these relationships.

· In consultation with the Country Director represents OR in external engagement with civil society, government and private sector actors.

· Facilitate the development of strategic Influencing covering Policy, Campaign & Advocacy framework.

· Strengthen staff and partners’ capacity building to raise people’s voice and mobilize impact in the digital platform, media engagement, communication and PR.

· Strengthen Oxfam Rwanda’s position as a thought leader on poverty, social and gender justice and sustainability through laying foundation for research.

Human resource management 15%

· Manages the Programme Team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s Human Resource policies and procedures.

· With support from Business Support Lead/HR, manages the life cycle of individuals within their team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance management processes, and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary matters.

· Coach, support and line-manage Technical Co-ordinators, Thematic Managers, Assistant Programme Coordinator and consultants in the management of all projects, in accordance with the relevant procedures and to achieve anticipated outputs and outcomes.

· Oversee the coordination of capacity building initiatives in programme and project management aspects in accordance with the needs of the programme/project staff and partners specifically in areas of project planning, needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation, programme and project reviews, budget formulation and reviews, etc.

· Create continuous fora for new thinking and development of new initiatives and responses to emerging issues.

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


Professional/Technical qualifications – Masters Degree in development related field e.g. International Development, Development Studies, etc. and/or at least 8 – 10 years experience in a similar senior programme management role. Additional qualification in Finance and Business Administration is added advantage.

· Excellent managerial skills to co-ordinate the Rwanda programme team to deliver on the OCS objectives.

· Demonstrated experience to design, develop and facilitate funding initiatives leading to securing funds from institutional donors.

· Ability to coach team members on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities.

· Excellent and demonstrated personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills.

· Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and reporting to various stakeholders including donors.

· Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

· Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans.

· Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner.

· Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Rwanda.


· Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programmes, humanitarian response and advocacy and influencing in three core thematic areas.

· Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis

· Politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organisations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context

· Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focussed on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives

· Strong knowledge of, and experience in working with donors, fundraising and donor compliance.

· Experience or knowledge of Rwanda and/or regional dynamics.


· Influencing experience and ability to develop organisational networks and associations.

· At least 8 – 10 years demonstrated experience managing humanitarian, development, enterprise development and influencing programmes.

· Proven ability of mobilizing resources from the institutional donors and private sector; familiarity with key donors and actors in OR’s 3 core themes.

· Strong business and people management capabilities with a focus on results and an entrepreneurial skills;

· Proven track record in project management and in implementation oversight.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please use this link to apply: https://bit.ly/2H2rUF4.

The closing date for application is Thursday, 14th June 2018 at 5PM Kigali time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Oxfam in Rwanda is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality.

Rwanda: Data Analytics & Security Specialist (QLA)

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

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

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

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

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

Data Analytics & Security Specialist (QLA)

The Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) project is an integral component of the AIMS in Rwanda EcoSystem launched in Kigali April 3rd! QLA is a world-class centre of scientific research excellence at the leading edge of information science and technology with a mandate to position Rwanda as a global information leader!

In support of the QLA project, we are in search of a smart, enthusiastic individual to join the team as its first Data Analytics & Security Specialist. Inspired by an ambitious mandate, and led by the Project Developer, you will be play an active role as the team works to build and maintain analytical models that mine large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data in search of unique insights and correlations not evident through traditional Data Warehouse or Business Intelligence techniques.

The Data Analytics & Security Specialist will leverage a deep understanding of math, applied statistics and computer programming to build complex models for a variety of data from the telecommunication, agriculture, health care, manufacturing, retail and financial services industries. He/she will also assist in the development and implementation of data access security safeguards and protective measures to ensure protection of computer data from internal and/or external users; does related work as required.

You will be at ease to work in a start-up mode environment and alongside mathematical scientists, researchers and scholars dedicated to building Big Data in Rwanda. You will interact and collaborate with a diverse team of administrative, program and financial professionals across our global Network. This is a full time, opportunity based at the QLA Centre of Excellence in Kigali, Rwanda.

How to apply:

Do you have what we need?

· MScs/ PhD in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Economics or related field

· At least 2 years’ experience applying machine learning algorithms, predictive modeling, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis to solve business problems

· 2+ years’ experience in data science and security

· Typically requires 1-3 years’ experience manipulating large datasets and using databases

· Knowledge of technical infrastructure, networks, databases and systems in relation to IT Security and IT Risk

· Familiarity with Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce, PIG, HIVE

· Experience with business intelligence software such as Tableau, QlikView, and MicroStrategy.

· Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of SQL, NoSQL and a statistical environment such as R, SAS, SPSS, or Stata

· Programming skills in Python, Java, C++, or similar languages

· Skilled in complex problems solving, critical thinking and decision-making

· A team player and good communicator with fluency in English, verbal and written

· Has strong analytical skills and innate curiosity

· Familiar with Agile methodology

· Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

· Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team- oriented environment

· Excellent understanding of project management principles

· Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously

· Enthusiasm to work in a culturally diverse organisation

  • Able to travel across the world
  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Data Analytics & Security Specialist – QLA” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2018.

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

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.