Rwanda: Information Technology (IT) Manager

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 25 Jul 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, government 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…

Information Technology (IT) Manager

The IT Manager, AIMS Global Network provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that align with the mission of AIMS. The IT Manager, AIMS Global Network directs the strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, coordination and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of AIMS’ operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and mission development. He/she is responsible for all aspects of the AIMS network information technology and systems.

As the ideal candidate, you will establish strategic and operational IT governance processes, establish the IT Unit’s operative goals and objectives, establish and promote the vision for ICT to support transformation and innovation at the Secretariat and across the network. You will also develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets, develop and maintain enterprise IT Governance Framework, SLA, policies and procedures to ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of information.

In addition, you will coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations, review hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts and pursue master agreements to capitalize on economies of scale.

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

Do you have what we need?

· Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering;

· 6+ years’ experience managing and/or directing IT operations;

· Experience in strategic planning and execution.

· Experience in effective people management, including implementation of standard procedures + knowledge and utilization of best practices in administration and operations.

· Considerable knowledge and experience with business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.

· Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems

· Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

· Proficiency in planning and managing large software development projects, managing in-house resources, and contracted services.

· Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.

· Excellent understanding of project management principles.

· Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

· Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems.

· Proven leadership ability.

· Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.

· Enthusiasm to work in a culturally diverse organisation

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “IT Manager” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 25, 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.

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Rwanda: Director of Continuing Clinical Education, Community Health Academy

Organization: Last Mile Health
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy enables community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice – for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them – from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.

General Position Summary

The Director of Continuing Clinical Education, Community Health Academy, is a visionary, high-performing leader who designs, directs, and manages the Community Health Academy’s Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) program for community health workers (CHWs), their supervisors around the world.

The Director will collaborate with country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery and technology partners to develop a digital platform to deliver high-quality, evidence-based training and capacity building for CHWs and their supervisors. To build this platform, the Director will work with stakeholders to:

(a) review and revise existing CHW and supervisors training curricula;

(b) adapt existing clinical content for the CCE digital platform;

(c) source or develop CHW and supervisors training content when content does not

already exist;

(d) design and coordinate the delivery of digitally enhanced in-person training of CHWs;

(e) provide in-country technical assistance on the implementation of the CCE platform.

Essential Job Functions

Create and adapt CHW clinical training curricula for the CCE platform.

  • Lead coordination of partners — country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery partners — on all aspects of creation and adaptation of training curricula.
  • Review and revise existing curricula from country governments and training/implementing partners for quality assurance.
  • Identify gaps in training curricula and create content where gaps exist.
  • Adapt existing CHW and supervisor curricula for digitization on the CCE platform, in consultation with partners and the Senior Educational Technologist.
  • Identify new partners as necessary to create or enhance training content.
  • Develop and execute a monitoring and evaluation plan to assess progress in implementing the CCE trainings and evaluate its impacts on clinical practice.

Direct and manage the operationalization of the vision for the CCE blended learning activities.

  • Lead the development and manage the implementation of the operational plan and budget for the CCE.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and partners on implementing the CCE platform in collaboration with the Senior Educational Technologist.
  • Identify and manage consultants to source, adapt, or develop training content.
  • Lead coordination of partners — country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery partners – on the operationalization of the CCE platform.
  • Manage relationships/engagements with government partners to negotiate the digitization of national CHWs and supervisors curricula.

Design and coordinate the delivery of in-person CHW and CHW supervisor trainings.

  • Develop plan for the scope of in-person trainings, determining the most effective balance of in-person training and digital training (blended learning).
  • In collaboration with partners, design instructional plans for in-person trainings.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the trainings, including working with partners delivering training content.
  • Develop Communities of Practice/Study Groups for CHWs to foster cross-learning and support.

Qualifications

  • A Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Master Science in Nursing with an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certification. Active clinical license is necessary
  • 8-10 years of work experience focused on clinical education for frontline health workers and/or their supervisors
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience with active clinical practice in resource-poor settings and training of community health workers
  • Experience in using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • Experience working alongside government partners and operational partners
  • Experience in training facilitation and delivery, curriculum design, and instructional design
  • Deep knowledge of effective clinical practices for frontline health workers
  • Understanding of innovative digital pedagogical practices
  • Ability to design, facilitate, and deliver frontline health worker training
  • Ability to design CHW training content
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of the use of digital platforms for clinical education
  • Understanding of designing/adapting curriculum for digitization
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Experience working in the Global South and last mile communities
  • High level of initiative to innovate with limited guidance
  • Commitment to health and social justice
  • Comfort working with a casual but high-performing team
  • Ability to work with remote teams and remote supervision
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner as part of a start-up initiative

How to apply:

https://careers-lastmilehealth.icims.com/jobs/1059/director-of-continuing-clinical-education%2c-community-health-academy/job

Rwanda: Regional Engagement Director – East and Southern Africa, Community Health Academy

Organization: Last Mile Health
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy enables community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice – for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them – from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.

General Position Summary

The Regional Engagement Director – East and Southern Africa, Community Health Academy, is a high-performing leader who will engage and manage relationships with Community Health Academy users and partners, including country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery organizations, CHWs, and CHW supervisors. The Director will be responsible for generating interest in the Academy from users and partners in the region. The individual will serve as a link between the region and headquarters and will serve as a representative of the Executive Director in the region. The Director will also contribute to content development for two digital health education platforms – the Health Systems Leadership Development and Continuing Clinical Education platforms.

This is a two (2) year fixed term position with possible extension contingent on funding. The position will be housed at an academic institution in the Kigali, Rwanda, with senior academic staff providing day-to-day oversight of the position.

Essential Job Functions

Engage and manage Community Health Academy users and partners.

  • Lead the implementation of the Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) and Health Systems Leadership Development (HSLD) platforms at the country level, working with users (CHWs and CHW supervisors) and partners (country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery organizations).
  • Generate interest and engagement in the Academy from users and partners; leverage this interest and engagement to develop business for the Academy.
  • Manage relationships/engagements with government partners to negotiate the digitization of national CHW curricula.
  • Contribute to content development for the CCE and HSLD platforms, including training curricula and the digitization of training curricula.
  • Identify and cultivate new partners as necessary to implement CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Lead the coordination of a Regional Faculty Network to create and deliver content for the both the CCE and HSLD platforms, including identifying faculty members for the network and chairing the network.

Serve as the link between the region and headquarters.

  • Collaborate with headquarters leadership (Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Health Systems Leadership Development) to ensure alignment between headquarters and the field on the implementation of the CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and partners on implementing the CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Identify and manage local consultants to source, adapt, or develop training content.
  • Coordinate the delivery of in-person trainings, including working with partners delivering training content.
  • Serve as a representative of the Executive Director at the regional/country-level as needed or delegated.
  • Collaborate with other Regional Engagement Directors through regular calls.
  • Collaborate with senior staff at the academic institution at which this position will be housed to ensure alignment between the Academy and the academic institution.

Contribute to the creation and adaptation of CHW training curricula and Health Systems Leaders training curricula.

  • Lead the coordination of country-level partners on the creation and adaptation of training curricula.
  • Contribute to the review and revision of existing curricula from country governments and training/implementing partners for quality assurance.
  • Identify gaps in training curricula and create/source content where gaps exist.
  • Assist in the adaptation of existing curricula for digitization on the CCE and HSLD platforms, in consultation with partners, the Senior Educational Technologist and Directors of CCE and HSLD.
  • Identify new in-country partners as necessary to create or enhance training content.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master of Public Health
  • A Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, a Master of Science in Nursing, or a PhD in a health-related field would be an advantage
  • Bilingual: French and English (spoken and written) as a minimum.
  • 8-10 years of work experience, with some of this experience focused on clinical education for frontline health workers and/or management practices for health systems leaders
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience in using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • Experience working alongside government partners and operational partners in the implementation of health programs
  • Experience in training facilitation and delivery, curriculum design, and instructional design
  • Experience in business development in the non-profit or private sector
  • Experience working in and/or developing a social enterprise would be an advantage
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Existing relationships with relevant health and education sector partners
  • Knowledge of effective clinical practices for frontline health workers and management practices for health systems leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of the use of digital platforms for clinical education
  • Understanding of designing/adapting curriculum for digitization
  • Experience working in international settings
  • High level of initiative to innovate with limited guidance
  • Commitment to health and social justice
  • Comfort working with a casual but high-performing team
  • Ability to work with remote teams and remote supervision
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner as part of a start-up initiative

How to apply:

https://careers-lastmilehealth.icims.com/jobs/1057/regional-engagement-director—east-and-southern-africa%2c-community-health-academy/job

Rwanda: Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager!

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 10 Jul 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, government 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…

Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager!**

The Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager, AIMS Global Network, will join a high-energy team focused on sharing success stories and scaling up impact. As the Senior Manager of this new role your energies will focus on the development and implementation of strategic communication and public engagement efforts of AIMS, creating engaging content that tells the AIMS story and making linkages between AIMS centres, Chapters & initiatives.

In this role and reporting to the Global Group Director Communications & Public Engagement, the Senior Communications and Public Engagement Manager will manage AIMS’ content strategy, lead the development and implementation of an alumni engagement strategy and manage communications for major AIMS campaigns. You will also be in charge of the compilation and design of AIMS annual reporting including donor reporting.

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

Do you have what we need?

· A Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or Journalism or any other relevant field

· At least three (3) years’ experience implementing a communication plan for a large organization or international organization including managerial experience;

· A strong writer with at least two (2) years’ experience creating content for various platforms (including blogs);

· Experience using design and editing tools to create content including GIFs and short videos is required

· Knowledge of communication (including online and social media) trends and best practices;

· Ability to work independently and take initiative as required;

· Ability to effectively manage multiple and often conflicting priorities;

· Ability to interact with a diverse group of professionals across multiple geographic boundaries, time zones and cultures;

· Being bilingual (English/French) is an asset

· Familiarity with the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of working in Africa and ability and willingness to travel within and out of Africa;

· Self-sufficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), web-based applications (Dropbox, Google, Skype) and digital analytics and scheduling tools

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Senior Communications & Public Engagement Manager” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2018.

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

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

Rwanda: Resources Management Officer (EU)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Position Title : Resources Management Officer (EU)

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 03 July 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, 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, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission Rwanda, the direct supervision of the Resources Management Officer (RMO), and in close coordination with the Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Programme Manager, relevant units at Headquarters (HQs) and Regional Office in Kenya, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for monitoring the budgetary, financial and administrative functions of the European Union – European Development Fund Project of the mission with Implementation sites in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In liaison with relevant IOM units, including RO Brussels, RO Nairobi and IOM Rwanda Resources Management Unit, carry out administrative, human resources, and financial management functions for the project.

  2. Support the Senior Regional IBM Programme Manager in monitoring and following up on the financial management for the EU project activities of the mission in Rwanda, DRC and implementing partners, including the oversight of financial expenditure, accountability, and applicable internal controls in coordination with the RMO.

  3. Track and coordinate all financial reporting and follow up so that requirements are met in a timely manner including the submission of financial, interim and final reports of the EU project in accordance with IOM and donor requirements in close coordination with the RMO.

  4. Assist in forecasting cash flows according to project activities in the Mission and implementing partners, and verify that funding is received in accordance with donor agreements.

  5. Ensure that all payments related to the EU project are carried out in line with IOMs applicable policies and procedures, and expenses are incurred in line with the mission’s projectization plan; closely monitor and implement burn rates for the project.

  6. Oversee procurement processes, ensuring mission follows all valid instructions related to Procurement, Logistics and Assets management.

  7. Ensure the maintenance of an up-to-date asset inventory system, which ensures that all assets are reflected on inventory sheets.

  8. Work closely with other internal functional units of the Mission, and assist the supervisor in liaising with banking, the EU delegation in Rwanda, Implementing Partners, Government Counterparts and other stakeholders as required in the performance of the accounting function.

  9. Serve as a security focal point of the mission, in close coordination with UNDSS in Rwanda, also covering the EU project implementation site in DRC.

  10. Suggest procedural improvements and assist in training local staff and implementing partners in the relevant areas of procurement, administration and finance.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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

• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience

• Practical experience in IOM administrative and financial management, budget monitoring, cash management and internal control procedures;

• Experience with EU funded projects;

• Experience in handling Procurement and Logistics functions; knowledge of IOM procurement procedures and rules;

• Experience in preparing clear and concise reports;

• Experience working with international institutions and implementing partners;

• Knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures;

• Knowledge of International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and SAP an advantage;

• Knowledge of IOM accounting systems, software and procedures an advantage;

• Experience as security focal person would be a distinct advantage.

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• 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.

Other:

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 03 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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 20.06.2018 to 03.07.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/151 (P) – Resources Management Officer (EU) (P2) – Kigali, Rwanda (55537958) Released

Posting: Posting NC55537959 (55537959) Released

Rwanda: Prison System Adviser based in Kigali

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

The Prison Systems Adviser provides expert advice to our delegations on all detention-related issues, in line with the ICRC’s Detention Framework. She/he supports the adoption of policies and norms at the national and regional levels that correspond to international standards and best practices, and improve the lives of people deprived of their liberty. She/he helps improve the ICRC’s understanding of prison systems and shares concepts and tools to support the development and implementation of programmes addressing humanitarian issues in prisons. She/he provides technical expertise to delegations and national authorities concerning the management and development of all aspects of prison systems.

The purpose of this position is to enhance the capacity of the ICRC delegations in Rwanda, Burundi and Madagascar to support the national prison authorities in developing and implementing sustainable solutions to humanitarian problems encountered in detention. The contexts are very different and require specific and individualised responses.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Participate, as required, in the assessment of relevant detention system elements (e.g. overcrowding, nutrition)
  • Identify and analyze detention system related problems, trends, and policies; suggest and develop strategies in close cooperation with the detention teams
  • Prepare internal analytical reports as needed (business planning, quarterly reports on activities and status of projects) as well as documents for external agencies as identified
  • Define priorities regarding prison management issues that need development
  • Participate, as required, in discussions between the respective prison authorities and the delegations regarding strategic and action planning
  • Help develop the delegation’s network of interlocutors and stakeholders related to detention systems, including prison management
  • Participate, when relevant, in prison visits, both to obtain an understanding of the issues in each context and to extend the capacity of the delegations in their undertaking of visits to places of detention
  • Develop the delegation’s understanding of and competence in recognizing and making recommendations about prison managerial issues
  • Participate in and organize seminars or thematic workshops on relevant issues in the field of detention and protection, with prison management and other authorities as well as with NGOs and other stakeholders
  • At the end of the mission, prepare an internal report for the ICRC outlining the status of the work, lessons learnt, and proposals for the next steps as well as an external report updating the analysis delivered to the authorities

Scope & Impact

  • Geographic remit: national and regional

Relationships

  • At internal level, interacts within the Protection Department at the Delegation level and with all Departments involved in Detention activities and interacts with Prison System Adviser at HQ level
  • At external level, develops and maintains working relations with individuals and institutions related to her/his function

People management responsibilities

  • No people management responsibilities

Certifications / Education required

  • Postgraduate qualification in social sciences, management or criminal justice
  • Fluent in French and English. A third language such as Spanish, Arabic and Russian is an asset

Professional Experience required

  • At least 10 years’ prison-management experience (management and development)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field supporting the development of prison systems in post-conflict, fragile and/or developing countries
  • Experience in conducting analyses of prison systems, in participating in mid-to-long-term strategic planning processes and in drawing up reform/development plans
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in fostering compliance with international standards and promoting good practice in detention and criminal justice systems

Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course, two-week shadowing an existing Prison Systems Adviser and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 24 months (extendable to 36 months)
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Additional information

  • Based in Kigali, Rwanda (40 %) with frequent field trips to Burundi (30 %) and Madagascar (30 %)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 6 months of assignment
  • Starting date : as soon as possible
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Application deadline: 13 July 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2Kb5VhB

Afghanistan: Education Cannot Wait Resource Mobilization Challenge

Organization: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
Country: Afghanistan, Aland Islands (Finland), Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores Islands (Portugal), Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands (Spain), Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China – Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China – Macau (Special Administrative Region), China – Taiwan Province, Christmas Island (Australia), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Easter Island (Chile), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands (Denmark), Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland (Denmark), Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia), Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Madeira (Portugal), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte (France), Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue (New Zealand), Norfolk Island (Australia), Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America), Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna (France), Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

THE CHALLENGE

ECW is seeking proposals for bold ideas to help address the billion-dollar finance gap for education in emergencies and protracted crises. Ideas should be substantive and have the potential to raise at least US$50 million per year continually (or US$100 million total once, if a onetime effort). Sources should allow the provision of grant funding as ECW is committed to providing equal and free education.

GOAL AND DELIVERABLE

The goal of the Challenge is to surface new and actionable ideas for large scale resource mobilization efforts with a real potential for implementation. Deliverable of the Challenge will be a unique idea and a business plan for implementation.

THE PRIZE

ECW will award up to three prizes of up to US$25,000 to those who can offer the best, most innovative and credible idea and a business plan for resource mobilization. In addition to the cash prize, ECW may consider supporting the implementation of winning proposals with seed funding.

TIMELINE

  • Learn more during a webinar in July, 2018
  • Submit your idea by July 31, midnight in New York.
  • Present your idea to our Grand Jury, potentially in person, at the margins of the UN General Assembly in the
    third week of September 2018.
  • Turn your top three award-winning idea into a business plan for implementation by January 31, 2019.
  • Continue to work with us and bring education to children and youth in emergencies.

IDEAS WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  1. Bold and large-scale: Ideas should be substantive and have the potential to raise at least US$50 million per year if they are for a continual resource mobilization effort or US$100 million total once, if they for a onetime resource mobilization effort)
  2. Grant funding: Education in emergencies and protracted crisis requires grant funding as ECW supports children and youth with free education. The proposed idea should mobilize resources that lend themselves to finance free education.
  3. Funding for education in emergencies and protracted crisis: Resources mobilized should be without restrictions to finance education in emergencies and protracted crisis in countries affected by conflict and war, natural disasters, pandemics, or refugee crisis and internal displacement.
  4. New sources of finance: ECW is seeking to identify and tap non-traditional sources of financing beyond bilateral donor contributions and mainstream philanthropy. Proposed ideas should not compete with or crowd out existing funding for education in emergencies.
  5. ECW mission and humanitarian principles: Resources mobilized should not conflict with the ECW vision to create a world where all children and youth affected by crisis can learn free of cost, in safety and without fear in order to grow and reach the full potential. They also should not conflict with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence

How to apply:

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

We ask you to submit your idea with the following information:

  1. Idea: What it is, why it works, and how it is different from other funding sources (max 400 words).
  2. Potential: Estimated fundraising potential, including assumptions made (max 300 words).
  3. Implementation: Outline for implementation including a realistic timeline (max 400 words).
  4. Costs: Estimated start-up costs and ongoing costs – the budget (max 150 words).
  5. Risks: Assessment of risks and potential implementation hurdles such as technical, political, financial (including potential and perceived risks to achieve resource mobilization targets), and/or partnership risks (max 150 words).

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS:

Your idea will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Innovation: How new, promising, and viable is the proposed solution? (30 points)
  • Resource mobilization potential: What level of new and additional resources is it likely to generate and over what time frame? (25 points)
  • Implementation: how realistic is the proposal in terms of implementation? (25 points)
  • Costs: What would be estimated start-up costs and ongoing costs for resource mobilization? (10 points)
  • Risk: How well are potential risks captured? How likely is it that these risks can be managed? (10 points)

Your idea will be evaluated in multiple stages. First, a team of technical evaluators will long-list the most promising 50 Submissions based on the criteria outlined above. Following that, in a second round, technical evaluators will short-list the best 8-10 ideas based on the same criteria. A Grand Jury will pick up to the three best ideas.

For more information, consult the Request of Expression of Ideas (download pdf file) (EOI) of the ECW Resource Mobilization Challenge.

Any additional questions can be send to challenge@educationcannotwait.org .

Submit your idea at http://www.educationcannotwait.org/challenge

Burundi: Field Security Officer – Great Lakes 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

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

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.

Tasks

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.

Deliverables

  • 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.

Timeline

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