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Umuhuza,Temporary Finance Assistant Jobs vacancy

JOB TITLE:  Temporary Finance Assistant 

Umuhuza  Background:

Umuhuza is a Non Governmental Organization founded in 2005 and recognized by the Rwanda Governance board in the official gazette no 50 bis with legal personality no 104/2014.  Umuhuza aims to foster a culture of peace through education focusing on educating parents of young children to promote improved childhood development and create peaceful citizens. Currently the organization is working in the Western Province in Ngororero District, in the Northern

Province in Gicumbi District and in Kigali city in the Kacyiru sector of Gasabo District. To  support and  maintaining Umuhuza’s  growth, we are looking for a  Temporary Finance assistant to support Finance and administration manager for  finance and accounting  operating.

MAIN FUNCTION:

TheTemporary  Finance assistant will be responsible for maintaining the Umuhuza’s  accounting, ensuring that all guidelines, procedures and routines of UMUHUZA in the areas of finance  are followed so as to provide effective support for all UMUHUZA’s program activities at Kigali office. The Temporary finance assistant will also support the Finance and administration Manager in recording and retrieving financial details of the organization, including maintaining financial records, processing payments and cash handling.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

Time frame:    3 months  

Tentative start date:  3/1/2018

DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

  • Assume responsibility for making payments are required by check, bank transferin accordance with the guidelines outlined within the UMUHUZA finance manual;
  • Record systematically and regularly all transactions in QuickBooks system with speed and accuracy
  • Maintain cashbook forbank accounts; verifying receipt of supplies;
  • Attach relevant supporting documents to all vouchers for payment;
  • Update regularly check book register;
  • Filling for all financial documents
  • Addressing all issues of a finance nature and providing all relevant information to meet demands.
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters
  • Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required
  • Perform monthly bank& cash reconciliation
  • Support in resolution of finance related queries
  • Provide financial support to program team members
  • Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role

Child Safeguarding

  • Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

General:

  • Comply with Umuhuza policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by supervisors

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Mutual Respect:

  • Treats all people(beneficiaries ,colleagues,partners, ….) with dignity and respect
  • Actively consults and listens closely to team members, fellow staff, and partners
  • Handles conflicts in a constructive and supportive manner
  • Seeks first

Honesty and Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement

Justice :

  • Considers whether decisions and actions will advance justice, peace, and solidarity
  • Uses resources justly, equitably, and efficiently
  • Inclusiveness/gender

Solidarity:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Commitment:

  • Committing to Umuhuza’s mission for his/her selves and the team, takes responsibility forhis/her own personal commitment and encourages the team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance;
  • Minimum three years working experience with NGOs in finance department;
  • High level of both spoken and written Kinyarwanda and English;
  • Strong social and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of accounting software QuickBooks;
  • Demonstrating understanding how to manage grants;
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, goals and values;
  • Understanding  of accounting processes and procedures
  • Able to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision
  • Be able/ready to start on 3/1/2018.

If you meet all the above criteria, please submit  your  hard copy of degrees and CV together with a cover letter  to Umuhuza_organisation@yahoo.com

    Please note that :

The deadline for the submission your application is 29th  December  2017 at 5:30pm

The applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after the closing date will be rejected.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Rwanda: Programme Officer – Rwanda

Organization: CBM
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position.

Purpose

The job holder overall mission is to ensure effective and efficient implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of CBM supported programmes/projects implemented by the National Union of Disability Organisations of Rwanda (NUDOR), with a main focus on SaveAbility–Socio-economic empowerment of persons with disabilities in Rwanda funded by the Scottish Government.

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Job Profile:

Project Planning

· In collaboration with the relevant CBM stakeholders, assist the partner in the writing of the new proposals including the budget/cost plan;

· Pro-actively communicate with the partner to ensure that all preparatory steps for starting new projects have been done ahead of the start date of the project implementation. These should include but not limited to the recruitment of qualified staff, development of clear job descriptions for them and development of monitoring system;

· Ensure that the partner new project staff are properly oriented or trained for clear and comprehensive understanding of the project;

· Provide the partner with comprehensive understanding of CBM reporting systems for both programme and finance. Emphasis should be given to accountability.

Project Implementation

· Develop scheduled communication (verbal and written) with the partner regarding the status of implementation of projects’ activities and act accordingly to help and facilitate the resolution of all problems as they may occur. All communications that are important should be documented in writing for reference;

· Conduct regular monitoring visits as per CBM’s standards;

· Follow up the budget application process with the partner and operations at Regional Office;

· Ensure request of funds from the partner are submitted and reviewed in a timely manner;

· Provide support and advisory to the partner in implementing the programmes/projects activities and budgets, including procurement;

· Provide constructive and quality feedback to the partner if and when necessary;

· Be critical when conducting monitoring visit on issues related to appropriateness of activities and approaches used by the partner, such as those affecting sustainability, child safeguarding, gender issues etc.;

· Liaise with the Programme Finance team in validating request of funds/ call ups, financial narrative reports, follow up on advisory notes, filled statistics forms, project contracts, and any other document that may be required.

Documentation

· Record all results and analysis of projects monitoring results/data that are stored at the partner level, with important/strategic findings (lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at CBM office;

· All projects monitoring data should be easily accessible for use in projects evaluations as well as for evidence to be used in national level advocacy and alliance-building;

· Regularly check and review projects documentation by the partner.

Quality Management

· Ensure that processes and procedures organizationally and at individual project staff level, meet the project requirements for proper quality management and implementation of activities/interventions of the project;

· Ensure that principles and practice of disability inclusive development are woven through the design and implementation of the projects;

· Develop the capacity of the partner in various programme themes to promote CBMs programme approach and standards in child safeguarding, gender, disability and development, M&E, Inclusive Project Cycle Management (IPCM);

· Provide support to the Wider Implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy and Including Capacity Development;

· Develop contacts with as many as possible relevant external parties to develop network and alliances;

· Assist the partner to plan and organise seminars exposing projects’ successes and positive results that are supported by evidence, inviting relevant district, provincial and national levels government offices and other players;

· Conduct scheduled evaluations and share results accordingly for advocacy purposes;

· Ensure project staff are provided with the necessary guidance and supervision as to what they should do related to the implementation of projects by the partner, including partner capacity building through:

o Organizing and participating in partner capacity assessments

o Follow up on implementation of the partner assessment recommendations

o Regular coaching and mentoring the partner in leadership and governance for effective and efficient programme/project implementation

o Annual performance feedback

o Identification of capacity development needs

o implementation of partner assessment recommendations

Relationship and Communication

· Liaise the partner with the Country Office, Regional Office, International Office, Member Associations and donors in terms of good communication;

· Facilitate effective communication with the partner and stakeholders;

· Organise visits of programmes/projects by CBM staff and donors;

· Ensure terms of reference for programmes/projects visits are prepared and approved;

· Ensure field visit reports and Reports on Discussions (ROD) are produced and circulated;

· Update the partner with CBM requirements in terms of project planning, implementation and reporting;

· Liaise with the Government Authorities in terms of needed reporting and support, activities conducted and related portfolio;

· Taking up any other tasks assigned by the line manager.

Languages

· Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; French is an added value

Professional and Personal Profile:

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Master degree in Community Development, Project Management, Sociology, Development Studies or related field;

· Minimum of three years of work experience with an international NGO in programme development and support;

· Preferably knowledgeable in financial management;

· Experience in proposal writing;

· Experience in project planning, monitoring, review and evaluation;

· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural professional relationships;

· Experience working with people with disabilities and the disability inclusive development sector a considerable advantage;

· Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;

· Excellent personal and public communication and negotiation skills with all types and levels of stakeholders;

· Very good understanding of principles in monitoring, reporting and evaluation;

· Ability to take the initiative, multi-task, prioritise work and meet deadlines;

· Ability to research, analyse data and provide recommendations;

· Very good representation and diplomacy skills;

· Ability to foster teamwork with intercultural competence and sensitivity;

· Willingness to travel and work long hours when necessary;

· Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding Policy

The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

How to apply:

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit in English via e-mail, a meaningful cover letter and CV and salary expectations to: info.rwanda@cbm.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children,Temporary Finance Officer Jobs Vacancy

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 173 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 

Position:                                                  Temporary Finance Officer

Place of Work:

Kigali Country Office

Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Time frame:       

Tentative start date:                                                                

SCOPE Finance & Awards Director

None

6 months

 ASAP

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • To provide accurate financial information by preparing, recording and reconciling financial transactions data
  • Support Program management by analysing accounting data and reports, and providing other necessary feedback and/or support.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems; records and reconciles expenditures, balances, payments and other day-to-day transactions
  • Support in the Preparation of financial reports for SCOPE
  • Ensure cash controls and other internal controls are in place 
  • Review and reconciliation of all control accounts for SCOPE
  • Ensure staff and partners comply with SCI Financial policies and procedures
  • Ensure all business floats are timely settled and posted into GLACOS/AGRESSO
  • Check and verify any returns and reports from partners for accuracy and completeness.
  • Timely Register of all approved transactions into GLACOS/AGRESSO
  • Support in Training of staff and partners on relevant financial reporting procedures,
  • Facilitate internal and external audits by providing all required information to the auditors
  • Follow up on the implementation of grants and assist as required
  • Maintains the finance filling system for SCOPE.
  • Supports the preparation of relevant financial reports for SCOPE project. Liaises with partner organizations  to ensure strict compliance with partnership agreements

Performance Indicators

  • Producing accurate reports on time
  • Effective management of donor financial requirements and responsibilities
  • Maintenance of proper and accurate financial records
  • Support to partners and program staff provided when required and in a timely manner

Responsibility for resources:

  • Ensure that the cash and cash equivalents and financial records are safeguarded and utilized in the intended manner.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the broader team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance/management or Equivalent.
  • 2-3 years’ work experience, preferably in an NGO set up
  • Experience working with USAID project an added advantage

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed verbal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and customers
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • High levels of attention to detail and quality
  • Computer literacy (including advanced excel skills)

PERSONAL BEHAVIOURS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative
  • Ownership and accountability of own work
  • High levels of confidentially and integrity

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 18th September 2017.

             Please mention Temporary Finance Officer as subject of your mail.

                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.               

Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
BACKGROUND:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 151 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position:
Position: Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist
Place of Work:
Kigali
Reports to
Time frame:
Tentative start date:
Line Management Responsibility:
Staff directly interacting with this post:
Head of MEAL
Open
ASAP
Research Officer, Temporary Research Assistants/Interns and Enumerators
All Programme Directors, Programme Development and Quality Director, All Programme Managers, Save the Children in-country MEAL team, East and Southern Africa regional and/or global research and evaluation Technical Advisors (TAs) and other research partners and consultants
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist, under the lead of the Head of MEAL, will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of research and evaluation activities of all Rwanda Country programme. Key areas include a) development and implementation of the project research and evaluation systems; b) leading the compilation and analysis of evidence and learning; c) leading and/or providing technical assistance in designing and implementing studies, research, surveys and evaluations (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, d) coordination of research and evaluation activities within education program and other CO programs.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Research/Evaluation Management and Planning
  • Lead the programme research and evaluation planning activities, in collaboration with Head of MEAL, Project Managers and relevant technical specialists, and assure the strategic planning of the annual research and evaluation activities
  • Lead the planning of research and evaluation activities within all Save the Children programs through collaboration with relevant staff and ensure that all research and evaluations are completed on time and to standard as required by Save the Children donors
  • Lead the research/evaluation annual plan for Save the Children Rwanda
  • Be actively part of the Centre for Applied Research and Practice in Education (once established) at country/regional office level
  • Ensure that appropriate senior management review and approval processes are established and utilised for all research and evaluations
  • Ensure all research and evaluation reports are uploaded onto OneNet and other relevant platforms
  • Under the guidance of the Head of MEAL, develop and maintain a Procedures Manual for Save the Children Rwanda’s Research and Evaluation activities, ensure ethical standards and policies
  • Train and manage enumerators during research/evaluation data collection; supervise the consultants hired for research and evaluation assignments, manage data entry, cleaning, and analysis
Research/Evaluation design and implementation
  • Lead the design of evaluations and prepare quantitative and qualitative research protocols, data collection instruments and to design geo-referenced studies with (limited) support from Head of MEAL and Program Managers and partners to,
  • Review literature and answer questions with existing data/evidence, appropriate
  • Work in close collaboration with Save the Children Rwanda’s partners and local research organizations during research and evaluation design and implementation
  • Create, manage and update annual research and evaluation plan in collaboration with the Head of MEAL and Program teams
  • Manage all of SC Rwanda’s research and evaluation activities, from the design stage through the report-writing and dissemination stages including drafting or reviewing data collection tools
  • Lead and design research and evaluations using the sound methods and tools, attend regional and international research conferences as appropriate
Programming/Digitising data collection tools
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, coordinate evaluations and research activities and ensure effective child-focused data collection
  • Work with or support program team to regularly collect data related to outcome/impact-level indicators
  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by enumerators and to verify the accuracy of research and evaluation data
Research/ Evaluation data analysis
  • Perform all types of advanced quantitative analyses from descriptive to inferential analyses and modelling using appropriate software (SPSS and/or STATA);
  • Analyse data collected and work in collaboration with the Save the Children East and Southern Africa Regional Office and other technical counterparts to submit findings for peer-review and validation by relevant stakeholders
Research/Evaluation Reporting, Dissemination, and Learning
  • With relevant technical specialists and partners write research and evaluation reports and briefs
  • Review and critically analyse reports written by the program technical specialists and consultants
  • Ensure with relevant technical specialists and partners research and evaluation findings are peer-reviewed and publishable in reputable journals
  • Document good practices, lessons learned and feedback captured from programme assessment/evaluation reports and ensure that this is shared with senior management to influence and guide the programme design and implementation
  • Disseminate research/evaluation results to program managers with assistance of the Head of MEAL and external stakeholders, thus ensuring the incorporation of results into project implementation
  • Contribute to donor and country office reporting at the program level by providing empirical evidence from our programmes
  • Facilitate the use of data to drive program design, implementation, and decision making for improved outcomes, impact, and sustainability for quality programming
  • Work with programme teams to utilise data from evaluation action trackers for quality improvement; drive the data-demand approach to quality programming
Research/Evaluation Quality Assurance and Capacity Building
  • Assume final responsibility for assuring accurate digitising of all questionnaires, assessment and data collection tools and ensure quality research and evaluation data are collected
  • In coordination with the Head of MEAL lead in providing capacity building, orientation and training, and mentoring in evaluation and research methods to relevant program and MEAL staff in the country office
  • Identify capacity gaps and work with the Head of MEAL to build the capacity of the program staff and partners to ensure smooth implementation of quality research and evaluation systems
  • Attend training, workshops & conferences related to the execution of job responsibilities and become increasingly able to perform duties independently of the Head of MEAL
  • Self-train and attend relevant training/workshops and eventually conduct capacity building of other researchers and evaluators in the MEAL department as well as among Save the Children partners
  • Line-manage the Research and Evaluation Officer and any other relevant staff that may be recruited in future
Child safeguarding
Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse
  • ensure the way he/she is carrying out work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing his/her work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”
  • promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives
  • Support the process of ensuring that child safeguarding and child protection mainstreaming are integrated into all Research and evaluation frameworks through measurable output and outcome indicators; and support the process of piloting and scaling up local level beneficiary complaints’ mechanisms in relation to staff conduct, with an emphasis on the Child Safeguarding Policy and measure to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children
  • decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
  • Acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
· Master’s degree in Applied Statistics or Research/Evaluation Methods, or any Social Science discipline with a very strong training/background in research
· Minimum 5 years of proven experience in research and evaluation in international NGOs or institutions with strong research agenda
  • Experience in programme data management, use of data management electronic devices such as Tablets or Personal Data Assistants (PDAs) is highly desirable
· Proven experience in a technical capacity involving conducting evaluations/research or leading evaluation/research teams and drafting technical reports
  • Proven experience with robust quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis with superb skills in the use of the state-of the-art software such as SPSS or STATA
  • Experience conducting interviews with young people, children, and the communities, and willingness to learn on-the-job advanced qualitative research methods
· Ability to support or lead and drive the organization towards more action-research focused on child-centred integrated programming by using participation and listening to beneficiaries, including children, as one of the main mechanisms for programme accountability
  • Strong capacity and creativity in leading and facilitating participatory methodologies to meaningfully engage beneficiaries and receiving their feedback, including children.
  • Experience in staff management and capacity development.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th October 2016.
Please mention Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist as subject of your mail.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children,Procurement & Logistics Officer Jobs in Rwanda

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world’s leading indep

endent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position:Position: Procurement & Logistics OfficerPlace of Work:KigaliReports to:Staff directly reporting to this post:Time frame:Tentative start date:Chief of PartyAdministration Assistant4 years15th August 2016PURPOSE OF POSITION:Save the Children is seeking a Logistics and Procurement Officer for a USAID-funded school community partnerships education project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model to complement improved reading and writing instruction delivered in schools. The Logistics and Procurement Officer will support logistics for the program and will assist Program Coordinators and Officers with procurement, etc.KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Support the delivery of effective Programmes for the project of School Community Partnerships for Education, by:Supporting the Chief of Party in the delivery of in-country logistics activities, including relief distributions and maintenance and management of vehicle fleet and office equipment as part of the field office logistics team;
Ensuring that purchases are made in a timely and transparent manner, that Save the Children procurement policies and procedures are followed at an optimal quality/price, and that all procurement procedures are properly implemented;
Implementing effective stock management and administration systems, thoroughly monitoring stock levels and advising on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands;
Supporting and participating in effective training of national staff responsible for the maintenance and efficient running of procurement, communications, transport, security and office infrastructure;
Ensuring vehicle fleet management complies with SC standards through appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles and servicing and maintenance schedules are adhered to throughout the programme;
Preparing a monthly ‘Logistics Report’ detailing all logistical activities including fuel and procurement, and stock reporting, asset register updates, staff issues, and other relevant information;
Communicating security procedures effectively so they are understood and strictly adhered to throughout the programme and so that briefing, communication, transport and other systems are developed in support of the maintenance of good security for all staff and visitors;
Advising the Chief of Party on evolving security situations to adapt logistics activities accordingly and ensure new emergency operations are effectively supported;
Assisting the Chief of Party in the proposal process by coordinating and helping identify technical logistics requirements;
Child SafeguardingUnderstand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
General:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party or other senior leadership team members.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)Accountability:Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
Displays consistent excellent judgement
Acts in the best interests of childrenQUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEEssentialA Degree or Diploma in Procurement and Supplies management or relevant area
Minimum 3 years relevant experience of logistics support, including procurement, warehousing and stock control, goods distribution, and transportation and vehicle fleet management in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
Proven management ability to lead, motivate, train and develop staff;
Extensive experience in budget, logistics and operations planning;
Experience of setting up office equipment, including communications procedures;
Track record of training, managing and developing staff in logistics and administrative systems;
Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi-location, values driven teams;
Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
Commitment to Save the Children’.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 4th August 2016.Please mention Procurement & Logistics Officer as subject of your mail.*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children,Training Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and

to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position:Position:Training CoordinatorPlace of Work:Kigali with frequent field travelReports to:Staff directly reporting to this post:Time frame:Tentative start date:Technical AdvisorNone3 years15th August 2016PURPOSE OF POSITION:Save the Children is seeking a Training Coordinator for a USAID-funded SCOPE project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model to complement improved reading and writing instruction delivered in schools. The Training Coordinator will oversee the roll out of high-quality trainings to key project beneficiaries from the end of year 1 to year 4. S/he will set and manage the overall schedule in line with the project’s phased rollout plan. S/he will also be in charge of providing content feedback to the broader technical team to ensure continuous learning and improvement throughout the life of the project.KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:Implement scalable training approach for building school leadership capacityCollaborate with SLMS Coordinator to review the self-study training modules and toolkits
Map out training plans for each district, inform and agree with beneficiaries about the training options; establishing and communicating realistic and committed work plans, taking into consideration deadlines, dependencies and resources;
Collaborate with Districts to plan the training schedule and ensure that beneficiaries are ready to attend the training
Coordinate and conduct trainings to build the capacity of DEOs, SEOs, HTs and SGACs for implementing the school-community partnerships to support literacy
Ensure that in each meeting and training, gender and social inclusion are reflected
Monitor and mentor beneficiaries to identify and address knowledge gaps and ensure that they are implementing what they learnt from the self-study modules
Advocate within the districts to incorporate literacy supportive activities into their imihigo
Initiate Peer Learning Circles between SEOs, HTs and SGACs
Design and update a data base of training participants
Develop annually, quarterly and monthly work plan in accordance with the agreed schedules with the Technical Advisor
Write case stories from the activities covered
External Networking & Representation:Collaborate with other Educational Partners in the Districts to support children’s literacy related activities in school communities
Represent Save the Children in District meetings, JADF and other relevant meetings
Innovations:Encourage effective collaboration between SEOs, HTs, SGACs and LC to promote children’s literacy in the school community
Ensure that people with disabilities and other vulnerable parents are supported to be able to participate actively in school community
Collaborate with relevant partners in the development of strategies for both fathers’ and mothers’ engagement in supporting children’s literacy skills development
Collaborate with relevant gender-focused stakeholders on building the capacity of women to assume leadership roles within SGACs and provide ideas during the meetings
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)Identify key management information required and provide support in designing an effective system through reviewing program data collection formats to ensure developed tools generate the required information;
Highlight early to SCOPE Technical Advisor any potential constraints to implementation of project so that action can be taken to address this;
Document progress on indicators/achievement of targets, action plans and accountability mechanisms and provide feedback for improvements;
Ensure the use of MEAL findings to inform programme decision making and quality improvements;
Share successful stories, lessons learnt and other related materials to SCOPE team
Child SafeguardingUnderstand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Complete children risk assessment before conducting any activity.
Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
General:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Coordinate with the Communications Specialist and other project staff to ensure compliance with USAID’s marking and branding guidelines and all REB/MINEDUC policies on all materials developed
Perform other duties, as assigned by Chief of Party or Technical Advisor.SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)Accountability:Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
Displays consistent excellent judgement
Acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:University degree (Master’s degree preferred) in education, or related discipline
Experience in coordinating, organizing and conducting trainings to DEOs, SEOs, HTs or SGACs
Experience in training material development
Proven ability to forge connections with District and Sector Officials, School Leaderships and Parent representatives and to develop smooth lines of communication between them
Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
Understanding of key concepts supporting early grade reading / literacy programming
Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
Strong communication (written and spoken) in Kinyarwanda and in English
Good attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills
Good computer skills
At least five years of relevant experience
Experience as a Head Teacher and/or a SEO and with teacher training programs/systems in Rwanda is desirable
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 4th August 2016.Please mention Training Coordinator as subject of your mail.*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Newborn Technical Coordinator

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National/International to fill the following position: 

Position:                                                   Newborn Technical Coordinator

Place of Work:

Kigali

Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Time frame:    

Tentative start date:                                                                     

Newborn Technical Advisor

None

1 yeah

1st September 2016

                           

 

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; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

MCSP/EPMCD Overview:

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation.

 

In November 2014, USAID/Rwanda requested MCSP to support its commitment to EPCMD and to the Government of Rwanda’s (GOR’s) Vision 2020 and its second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) (2013 – 2018) through two key objectives:

Reducing child and maternal mortality through increased coverage and utilization of high-impact low cost reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) interventions and innovative new approaches; and
Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to manage and scale up high-impact RMNCH interventions. 

Despite these significant achievements in maternal and child health in Rwanda, there is still more progress to be made. USAID’s acting on the Call Report (2014) estimates that in Rwanda, scaling up key interventions to end preventable mother and child deaths can lead to 123,000 child lives and 6,800 women’s lives saved by 2020.[1]  There are also variations across the districts requiring different needs.

With neonatal mortality accounting for 40% of all under-five deaths in Rwanda, increased support for and coverage of high-impact proven interventions to increase newborn survival is a high priority.  Major causes of newborn death include preterm birth and intrapartum complications (birth asphyxia and sepsis).  The MOH and partners have made tremendous efforts to increase the safety of deliveries taking place in health facilities and the proportion of births attended by skilled birth attendants (91%), yet newborns continue to die due to inadequate management of birth asphyxia.  Newborn nursery care and kangaroo care facilities have now been established in almost all district hospitals, yet prematurity accounts for 33% of newborn deaths.  Integrated community case management of childhood illness has been taken to scale and ASMs have been trained to provide postnatal care to all women and newborns at home, yet newborns continue to die due to newborn sepsis.  Quality labor and delivery management is the second highest impact intervention for saving child lives, with the potential of saving approximately 7,000 lives from 2012-2020[2]. In an effort to target the causes of newborn death, Rwanda has begun to institute perinatal and newborn death audits, including verbal autopsy.   

 

Despite the fact that 98% of pregnant women attend at least one antenatal care visit in Rwanda, only 35.4% attend four ANC visits.  While reasons for low attendance at ANC4 are not clear, late entry to ANC appears to be a significant contributor. Furthermore, more than 40% of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths occur in the first 24 hours after birth and almost half of postpartum deaths occur within the first 24 hours after birth.[3] Thus, in maternal/newborn health the concentration will be on Focused Ante Natal Care (FANC), with an emphasis on demand strategies (See SO 3) to increase initiation of the first visit during the first trimester and completion of at least four visits, and on the key EPCMD HIIs on the Day of Birth.  Training of new CHWS and supportive supervision in general will reinforce the importance of CHWs regularly checking-in at home with women of reproductive age to provide information, ask questions (general health, if they are pregnant, general status, if they have FP needs), and if they are pregnant emphasize the importance of the 1st ANC visit in the first trimester and completion of four visits during the pregnancy. All women and newborns can therefore benefit from skilled care during birth and in the critical 24 hours after delivery. The Day of Birth will also be a key focus of clinical governance activities focusing on a selection of key HIIs and including screening for heightened measurement attention and performance improvement around the “Day of Birth.” 

MCSP will build on the existing efforts of MOH and partners and support the achievement of targets set by the Every Newborn Action Plan.  The project will strengthen district hospitals and health centers to further improve provision of essential newborn care, care for small babies and care for sick babies.   Again, emphasis will be on the Day of Birth care.  Equally important, MCSP will emphasize postnatal care within 24 hours for mothers and new-borns at facilities and at home.  A focus will be placed on improved care and support to families to provide essential new-born care and detection of danger signs for timely and appropriate referrals.  Male partners will be engaged in supporting mothers for care of new-borns and younger parents will be focused on for improved care, post-partum family planning and Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies (HTSP).   

Position Overview:

The New-born Technical Coordinator, in collaboration with the Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH) team and the district will provide strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of new-born health activities in the integrated package of services in the facility and the community and to capture key lessons learned and document best practices in new-born care.

Ensure the timeliness and quality of all new-born health content for reports and meet all reporting requirements.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Responsibilities:

Provide support for the program management of the new-born health component of the program;
Collaborate with the New-born Advisor and the technical team to design and adapt new-born health strategies and materials for use at the  facility levels in project areas;
Build capacity of health providers in health facilities  to implement and monitor quality new-born health activities
Support the MOH on technical new-born issues, including participation in key Ministry-led technical working groups related to the new-born;
Support the New-born Advisor and other technical staff by problem-solving and providing guidance with operational issues related to the new-born
Cultivate strategic relationships with government ministries  and other stakeholders for the smooth implementation of program activities,
Support trainings, mentorship, meeting and workshops relative to new-born health at the national, regional, district and community levels
Support advocacy activities for child survival at the national, regional, district and community levels Support the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of program outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team, and ensure incorporation of lessons-learned into ongoing activity tasks.

 

Child Safeguarding

 

Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

General:

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party or other senior leadership team members

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for her/himself (and her/his team), takes responsibility for her/his own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares her/his personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with her/his team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences or a related field ;
At least five years of new-born health  in health facilities,
Master trainer in one of high impact interventions such as Essential New-born Care, integrated childhood illness(IMCI) or Emergency , triage, assessment, treatment plus admission (ETAT+)
Experience in monitoring programs and participating in evaluation.
Knowledge of the Rwandan health system
Ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Fluency in French and Kinyarwanda; strong familiarity with English a plus.
Ability to use MS Office applications.
Ability to travel within the country.
Legal authorization to work in Rwanda.

Qualified Rwandan nationals and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

 

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 1st August 2016.

                           Please mention Newborn Technical Coordinator as subject of your mail.

                                      *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.                                       

 

                                                                                                                                                                    

Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 

Position:     Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator

Place of Work:

Kigali

Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Time frame:  

Tentative start date:                                                                    

CM/SBCC Team Leader

None

1 yeah

ASAP

                              

 

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; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Maternal and Child Survival Program Overview:

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) cooperative agreement to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation. MCSP engages governments, policymakers, private sector leaders, health care providers, civil society, faith-based organizations and communities in adopting and accelerating proven approaches to address the major causes of maternal, new-born and child mortality such as postpartum haemorrhage, birth asphyxia and diarrhoea, respectively, and improve the quality of health services from household to hospital. MCSP tackles these issues through approaches that also focus on health systems strengthening, household and community mobilization, gender integration and eHealth, among others. MCSP carries forward the momentum and lessons learned from the highly successful USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), which has made significant progress in improving the health of women and children in over 50 developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

In November 2014, USAID/Rwanda requested MCSP to support its commitment to EPCMD and to the Government of Rwanda’s (GOR’s) Vision 2020 and its second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) (2013 – 2018) through two key objectives:

Reducing child and maternal mortality through increased coverage and utilization of high-impact low cost reproductive, maternal, new-born, and child health (RMNCH) interventions and innovative new approaches; and
Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to manage and scale up high-impact RMNCH interventions. 

Despite these significant achievements in maternal and child health in Rwanda, there is still more progress to be made. USAID’s acting on the Call Report (2014) estimates that in Rwanda, scaling up key interventions to end preventable mother and child deaths can lead to 123,000 child lives and 6,800 women’s lives saved by 2020. There are also variations across the districts requiring different needs.

Position Overview:

Save the Children is seeking a SBCC Coordinator, to lead the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies to facilitate appropriate care-seeking and adoption of preventative MNCH/FP behaviors within the household, community, and health facilities. The SBCC Coordinator will work under the direction of the Community Mobilization/SBCC Team lead for day-to-day implementation of the work plan and with the Community Mobilization/SBCC Technical Team in Washington, D.C. on a regular basis on technical matters related to SBCC.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 Responsibilities:

Provide overall management of the SBCC component of the program;
Collaborate with the Community Mobilization/SBCC Team Lead and the technical team to design and develop SBCC strategies and materials for use at the household, community, and facility levels in project areas;
Build capacity of Social Clusters, community health workers and volunteers, community groups to implement and monitor quality Community Mobilization/SBCC activities
Reporting and documentation
Support the MOH on technical Community Mobilization/SBCC/IEC issues, including participation in key Ministry-led technical working groups related to SBCC;
Support the Community Mobilization/SBCC Team Lead and other staff by problem-solving and providing guidance with operational issues related to SBCC

Child Safeguarding

Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

General:

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party or other senior leadership team members.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

 

Accountability:

Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for her/himself (and her/his team), takes responsibility for her/his own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares her/his personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with her/his team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences or a related field ;
At least five years of health behaviour and community mobilization experiences in developing countries;
Experience in monitoring programs and participating in evaluation.
Knowledge of the Rwandan health system
Ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Fluency in French or English and Kinyarwanda.
Ability to use MS Office applications.
Ability to travel within the country.
Legal authorization to work in Rwanda

 

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 1st August 2016.

       Please mention Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator as subject of your mail.

                                         *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.