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UN Women Driver Job Vacancy

Agency: UN Women

Title: Driver (Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID: 18647

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Rwanda Country Office works alongside other UN agencies to support the Government of Rwanda in achieving national development priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other international development aspirations. The Government of Rwanda has demonstrated great commitment towards promoting gender equality and promoting evidence based decision making.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UN Women country office and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission. The Driver will provide protocol service basic administrative and clerical support to the UN Women Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provide reliable and secure driving services

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

2.Provide proper use of vehicle

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs;
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3.Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle

  • Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

4.Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

5.Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills, as required.

Competencies

  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle
  • Timely inputs to logs and records

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and conditions;
  • Good defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Completion of secondary ordinary level education is required;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Experience

At least 5 years of experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record

Language

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of protocol and etiquette skills is an asset.

How to apply

UN Women Programme Analyst Job Vacancy

Agency: UN Women

Title: Programme Analyst (Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID: 18645

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Agriculture remains central to the Rwandan economy.  More than 30% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly 50% of all exports are generated from Agriculture sector.  The Sector is a priority in the government’s long-term vision to transition to a Lower middle -Income Country by 2030 and Higher Middle-Income Country by 2050. The strategy of the Government of Rwanda intends to move away from a low production, subsistence based to a market -oriented agriculture that increases rural income, improves livelihood security and quality of life of all rural population.  Agriculture sector employs the majority of Rwandan workers (68%), with women representing 79% of the total agricultural labor Force. There is however a big gender gap in agriculture in terms of access to extension services, access to market and other agriculture driven income opportunities which remain more accessible for men than women.

Despite legal rights to land and property in Rwanda, negative attitudes towards women’s land rights meant that women still face difficulties in exercising their land rights and still suffer from limited use of land to access further income and productive opportunities. Similarly, though there are no legal restrictions to Rwandan women accessing credit, in reality that access is limited by factors such as their limited financial literacy skills and lack of collaterals.

In response to these problems and persistent inequalities between men and women particularly in rural economy, special programmes have been formulated and implemented to address poverty with gender considerations ensuring that women benefit from these interventions. The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has developed a five years Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PSTA4) as part of implementation of the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1). A new Gender Strategy for agriculture sector is also under development to ensure adequate gender mainstreaming of the PSTA4.

The UN System in Rwanda through UNDAP 1(2013-2018) has been part of the national development journey supporting

Rwanda alongside other Development Partners in achieving national development goals through the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction (EDPRS 2). Besides other UN Programmes supporting rural economy, the Joint Programme entitled ‘’Accelerating Progress Towards Economic Empowerment of Rural Women ‘’ (RWEE ) has been and will continue to be key component even throughout the new UNDAP (2018-2023).  The Joint Programme implemented by  4 agencies including FAO, IFAD, UNWOMEN and WFP Is a global programme which aims to accelerate the economic empowerment of rural women by leveraging Joint action and capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength in order to generate more lasting and wider scale of improvements in the livelihoods and rights of rural women, including young women, in line with sustainable development goals.

  • Rural women’s improved food and nutrition security;
  • Rural women’s increased income opportunities to sustain their livelihoods;
  • Rural women’s enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes;
  • Improved gender responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

The structure of implementation of the Joint Programme entails that each participating agency designate a focal person who regularly follows up on the planning, implementation and day to day monitoring of the life of the Joint Programme. It is against this backdrop that UN Women Rwanda Country Office would like to recruit a competent Programme Analyst for its Economic empowerment portfolio and particularly the RWEE Joint programme.

About the Position

Reporting to the National Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment particularly the Rural Women through the Joint Programme  ‘’Accelerating Progress Towards Economic Empowerment of Rural Women in  RWANDA’’  by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation , monitoring and evaluation.  S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.  She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, other One UN participating Agencies (WFP, FAO and IFAD), Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Management of the JP-RWEE Programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities responsible to UN Women;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Advise partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;

2.Contribution to the Women`s Economic Empowerment Portfolio

  • Provide inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and interventions related to the WEE portfolio.
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WEE portfolio

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor implementation progress of programme activities and finances using results -based management tools;
  • Maintain and update UN Women Corporate monitoring and evaluation and reporting platforms;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

4.Other Coordination Related Duties

  • Provide technical support to the Senior Management on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Participate in all relevant Results Groups meetings as delegated by the Head Of office or immediate supervisor;
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases

Competencies

  • Key performance indicator
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of women’s economic empowerment as a  technical area as well as familiarity with the national development agendas and gender equality
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, development economics, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 3 additional years of qualifying experience on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment in access to finance, entrepreneurship etc. is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors;
  • Experience in handling web-based monitoring and reporting platforms is an added advantage;
  • Prior experience working with UN Agencies is an asset.

Language

  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;

How to apply

Akilah Institute Campus Communications Manager Job Vacancy

Organisation Description:

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. 



We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalised learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on  the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position:  

The Campus Communications Manager will play a key role in executing Akilah’s communications strategy at our Kigali Campus. He or she will be responsible for managing day-to-day campus communications operations and logistics.

The Campus Communications Manager will work closely with our headquarters in Hong Kong and the Digital Marketing Manager to develop and execute a marketing and communications plan for an international organization. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from event planning to public relations to communications coaching.

This position is ideal for professionals with a background in communications, marketing, and/or operations. He or she should be meticulous, highly organized, creative, an excellent communicator, and a self-starter. We’re a fast-paced organization looking for someone who can adapt and learn quickly.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda & the Campus Communications Manager reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.

Roles and responsibilities:

Campus Communications Liaison

  • Serve as on-campus point-of-contact for communications needs
  • Advise colleagues re: communications/marketing protocol and direct requests to the appropriate person on the communications team
  • Oversee content collection for Akilah’s bi-monthly internal newsletter
  • Facilitate on-campus implementation of large-scale communications projects, such as new marketing campaigns and updates to existing communications materials
  • Manage work-study students
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of campus events
  • Provide content for social media and the Akilah blog as needed
  • Contribute to communications/marketing brainstorming and strategy sessions
  • Support the development of communications materials and editorial products, including newsletters, brochures, reports, and blog posts
  • Work with the Communications Team to elevate the Akilah brand by identifying strategic outlets, audiences, and partners

New Student Recruitment

  • Provide communications feedback, support, and training to recruitment officers
  • Check in regularly with recruitment to solicit new recruitment needs and provide feedback on existing processes and messaging

Public Relations  

  • Pitch stories to local reporters and news outlets
  • Maintain an updated list of local news outlets and contacts
  • Inform media contacts of upcoming events and announcements

Event Support  

  • Help organize on-campus events, such as open houses and official visits
  • Provide support during Akilah’s graduation ceremony
  • Help coordinate Akilah’s presence and involvement at external events in Rwanda

Desired skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • At least five years of professional experience in communications, marketing, or a related field
  • A masters degree in communications / marketing will be an added advantage
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in digital technologies, such as Google Drive
  • Self-driven and results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s education and living/working in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Experience in project management, particularly large-scale, long-term projects
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Result oriented, superior attention to detail and comfort operating in a fast-paced environment  with accountability to results.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding targets. Must be flexible and able to pivot quickly to meet changing needs of the department
  • Ability to exercise both individual and collaborative decision-making.
  • A strong social media presence in Rwanda / East Africa
  • Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

University of Global Health Equity Academic Librarian Job Vacancy

The Academic Librarian is responsible for strategically developing, implementing, and running the UGHE virtual and physical library. S/he will be responsible for the overall administration, policy development, and resource acquisition and execution of the library. S/he will be responsible for setting up UGHE’s library at its Butaro campus, overseeing the development of a core collection of medical and public health texts, and managing e-library partnerships. Additionally, s/he will be a key resource for student and faculty support regarding library use and information management.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the library’s strategic plan and policies
  • Identify, acquire, track, and promote the library’s physical and electronic resources in alignment with UGHE’s programmatic needs
  • Engage with UGHE faculty, staff, and leadership to ensure library alignment with accreditation standards, teaching and learning practices, and research goals
  • Develop and deliver student and faculty training sessions related to library use, finding sources, citing sources, and integrating sources into student assignments
  • Engage with students individually, and assist them with source selection, searching for sources, citations, writing skills, and library use
  • Identify, procure, and manage an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Contribute to writing grants and pursuing funding related to libraries
  • Manage and track all finances and budget allocations related to the library

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in library science, library information science, literature, language, or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an academic or related library setting
  • Experience working with library management systems/integrated library systems
  • Medical library experience preferred
  • Experience with academic library accreditation standards in East Africa
  • Experience with strategic development and design in similar educational, academic, or global health settings
  • Ability to effectively work on a team in a complex, fast-paced yet often ambiguous environment
  • Exceptional academic library search skills, familiarity with major databases and search strategies, and experience teaching others how to search for sources
  • Computer skills in word processing, database, reference management, and spreadsheet programs; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, partners, and clients
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda preferred
  • Passion for social justice and desire to contribute to global health education

How to apply:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). Further degrees are planned to launch in the coming years, including an undergraduate joint medical-MGHD program. These degrees align closely with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery. UGHE also offers executive education programs to train expert practitioners from around the world.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Manager of Student Services and Affairs Job Vacancy

Position Overview

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a Manager of Student Affairs who will be responsible for creating and preserving an environment conducive to all students’ well-being and to the promotion of the University’s equity agenda. S/he will oversee UGHE’s student offerings and services, ensuring that each student has the tools and support for success personally, professionally, and academically.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of experience as a student affairs champion in a higher education setting. S/he must be committed to engaging collaboratively with faculty and students to respond effectively and empathetically to concerns. The Manager will interact with students, faculty, staff, and, on occasion, external partners at all levels, across time zones and cultures.

Responsibilities

Programmatic Leadership and Development

  • Serve as the representative for student affairs in any events in which UGHE students are engaged
  • Lead the development of new programs and facilities related to student services and student experience, with deep attention to fostering an environment that enhances the students’ educational opportunities through an exceptional living and learning experience
  • Develop short and long term strategic goals for UGHE’s Office of Student Affairs, ensuring alignment with UGHE’s core mission and vision
  • Establish and foster a student culture where diversity is honored and where students learn to respect differences, to take responsibility for their actions, and to exercise leadership and community engagement, while also ensuring that all students are supported according to the equity values at the core of UGHE’s mission
  • Develop formal and informal systems for receiving and addressing student feedback
  • Report student feedback to University leadership and ensure timely implementation of solutions
  • Proactively identify, as well as provide direction and management, to University leadership in response to any campus crises or emergency related to students’ well-being

Administration and Supervision

  • Manage budget for the Office of Student Affairs
  • Serve as the primary supervisor and mentor for staff members working in student and residential life

Qualifications

  • Degree in higher education, student services/affairs, counselling, social work, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education, program administration, or counseling activities. Experience in multicultural education, community engagement, and/or leadership development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership, administrative skills, and the capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs team
  • A passion for providing and supporting an environment in which all students can thrive and a deep commitment to the mission of the University as well as a vision for increased excellence in the student experience required
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in project management and/or program creation, design, and implementation, particularly in a fast-paced, startup environments
  • Proven ability to manage through crises with discretion and a sense of responsibility and respect for students, families, and the institution
  • Strong communication skills and a proven ability to work with and represent the student experience to faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders
  • Experience in multicultural working environment required; experience working in low and middle income countries preferred
  • Fluency in English required; French and Kinyarwanda language skills desired
  • This position will require working beyond traditional hours

How to apply:

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). The joint Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)/ Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) degree, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, our medical students will pursue a joint MBBS and MGHD degree.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Research Associate, U5 Mortality Exemplars Project Job Vacancy

Position Title: Research Associate, U5 Mortality Exemplars Project

Location:Kigali, Rwanda.

Reports to:Senior RA

Organizational Profile

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system. UGHE also offers its model for health care delivery through a portfolio of customized Executive Education certificate courses to develop professionals using critical competencies central to strengthening health care delivery systems.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality healthcare to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Position Overview

The Research Associate will provide high-level research support to the project’s Principal Investigators and team. Research-related responsibilities will include working to strengthen existing desk reviews, supporting review and revision of tools as needed of existing data collection tools, participating in the conduct of qualitative key informant interviews and potentially in-country research, supporting data analysis, support in writing and revising case study reports and dissemination materials. Coordination work will include coordination and communication with in-country research partners, participating in and supporting calls with funders and other collaborators, and supporting other synthesis and dissemination work.

This is a grant funded opportunity for 9 months based in Kigali, Rwanda, with potential travel to case study countries as required. There is potential to extend into other roles on a growing and dynamic Rwanda-based research team. This position will report to the Senior RA.

Responsibilities

  • With team conduct literature and evidence reviews as needed
  • Assist in the revision and adaptation of existing data collection tools for in-person or phone interviews
  • Participate in the conduct of qualitative key informant interviews in-country and other in-country research in countries of interest
  • Support analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data
  • Assist in writing and revising case study reports
  • Assist in development of overall final reports and dissemination materials
  • Support the team in coordinate and communication with in-country research partners
  • Participate in and support calls with funders and other collaborators
  • Support dissemination activities including development of slide decks and other presentations
  • Perform other activities as identified by the project leads to support successful completion of the project

Qualifications

Required

  • Master’s or advanced degree in the health sciences, public health, or related field required
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in research with strong quantitative or mixed-methods focus
  • Experience in either qualitative or quantitative software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with reference management software
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing capacity in relevant scientific areas
  • Ability to travel in 1-2 selected countries and work with the team for up to 3 weeks at a time
  • Willingness to be flexible in work hours to meet deadlines and ability for multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize projects with attention to detail, anticipation of upcoming demands and adaptation as needed
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Preferred

  • Experience with Implementation Science
  • Experience and knowledge of under-five mortality reduction work in global settings
  • Experience working within an international environment with an international organization, NGO, and/or public sector

How to Apply

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https://jobs.jobvite.com/pih/job/ou0d8fwz/apply

Sustainable Health Enterprises Marketing and Sales Associate Job Vacancy

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Company Background

SHE is an award-winning social enterprise, with our first business operating in Rwanda. Our goal for SHE Rwanda is to increase access for at least 250,000 girls to affordable sanitary pads. We’re doing that by using an innovative manufacturing process that sources banana fiber from local banana-fiber co-operatives. We then use that banana fiber to make and produce affordable disposable sanitary pads (they are at least 30% more affordable than comparable imported brands). Our pads, branded as go!, are sold to schools ,Kioks and NGOs, and also directly to underserved consumers across Rwanda, primarily in the Eastern Province.

SHE in Rwanda is rapidly scaling, and our revenue is incrementally growing as we meet customer demand for affordable sanitary pads. SHE in Rwanda is a for-profit business with a social mission of local sourcing of banana fiber, job creation, affordable products, and access to essential menstrual health education at the school level, camps and the community.

Job Background

The Marketing and Sales Associate will manage SHE’s growing sales network and oversee our large-scale national expansion. The ideal candidate will have a track record in sales in the private sector in East Africa, ideally in consumer goods. The position will be based in Kigali, with extensive travel (50% of the time) across the country. This is your chance to join and shape a successful, fast-growing, national organization at a time of huge opportunity for professional growth. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing and Sales Associate will be a key contributor to meet SHE’s 2018 sales targets and beyond.

Job Summary and Key Priorities

We’re seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales Associate to work directly with our school and NGO customers, kiosk owners, and individual consumers. The Marketing and Sales Associate will build a sales team to drive growth in our sales and corresponding social impact. The right candidate will have experience designing tools and systems to build an efficient and high-performance sales team(s). This person will be an exceptional implementer & will drive sales and marketing through identifying successful pilots and innovations and integrating them into existing operations.

As we are expanding most of our projects are still in pilot. That means there is not yet where to look for guidance. You need to be ok with that to be successful in this job. You also need to be a very strong project manager. You need to be good at launching new projects and developing and managing teams. You need to be comfortable with uncertainty, agile and a problem-solver. You need to be independent, solution-oriented and very comfortable with making decisions.

You will also be working with a variety of customers (schools, NGOs, etc.) and stakeholders (government officials, kiosk owners, etc.) and you will need to do that without compromising the customer experience.

The Marketing and Sales Associate’s responsibilities will be to:

Sales responsibilities

  1. Build and manage SHE’s sales strategy and performance across Rwanda, including developing and implementing direct sales strategy to girls and women.
  2. Identify new opportunities and build existing partnerships with distribution partners (schools, NGOs, kiosks, etc) – to meet ambitious sales and financial targets and convert new distribution partners.
  3. Recruit, develop, incentivize and oversee a sales team across Rwanda.
  4. Achieve growth and hit sales targets by successfully managing the sales team
  5. Present sales, revenue and expenses reports and realistic forecasts to the Managing Director on the quarterly basis.
  6. Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands the company’s customer base and ensures it’s strong presence.
  7. Collaborate closely with District and sector officials to drive sales in new districts and sectors.
  8. Develop the pricing strategy per customer and incorporate the element of training and awareness programs for school, kiosks and NGO bulk buyers.
  9. Develop an annual estimated budget for SHE marketing and sales activities.

Marketing responsibilities

  1. You will be responsible for creating innovative strategies and the associated project roadmaps for improving relevant business processes and developing effective tools, which will help SHE Rwanda to achieve its marketing goals and sales targets.
  2. Working closely with design agencies and assisting with new product launches.
  3. Develop, pilot and help plan the implementation of marketing communications activities

QUALIFICATIONS

Applying candidates must meet the following qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience with exceptional track record of exceeding sales targets and building partnerships
  • Private sector retail experience in Rwanda and East Africa – understands both peri-urban and rural customer bases
  • Experience managing a sales team or field force. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results. 
  • Exceptional natural teacher, strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Administration or a related field.
  • Rwandan nationals and EAC nationals authorized to work in Rwanda only. Willingness to travel across the country as needed.
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of SHE.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior customer focus and relationship management
  • Experience in early-stage organizations, establishing teams, and processes
  • Action-oriented – resourceful, able to take the initiative and manage multi-priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills.
  • Confident working independently as well as collaborating with a wider team.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office –especially Excel
  • A desire to make a positive impact through your work, and interest in social enterprise
  • Experience in pitching, presenting and negotiating – such as presenting to large groups of consumers, preparing and running product training sessions, negotiating partnership terms and handling objections.

Criteria for Selection

The following matrix will be used to evaluate candidates for this position:

  • Experience: 40% Candidate must be of mature character with minimum 3 years designing and executing sales and growth operations strategy.
  • Skills: 40% Strong analytical, presentation, and communication skills. Skills in recruitment, training and team building.
  • Education: 20% Bachelor’s degree required, business degree preferred, must be fluent in English and Kinyarwanda

Preferred Start Date

ASAP

Compensation

Competitive with similar social enterprises. This is a role with performance-based raises and the ability to increase in responsibilities over time.

Benefits

Health insurance, the stipend for airtime and travel, 18 days of vacation as well as national holidays

10.    Mode of Submission

Interested applicants are requested to read and complete very carefully the following application form not later than 26th September 2018.

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Local Terracing Specialist/ Grants Coordinator Job Vacancy

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CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries.

Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze

 Land husbandry Specialist

Project Name

Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze/Project No. AID-696-C-17-00001

Job Title

Local Terracing Specialist/ Grants Coordinator ( 02 Positions)

Reports To

Grants Manager

Level of Effort

Full time position

Place of Performance

Hinga Weze target districts

Description of Feed the future Rwanda Hinga Weze

Feed the future Rwanda Hinga WeWeze is USAID Rwanda funded activity implemented by CNFA. The primary objective of the Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. This is envisioned to be achieved through the stainable increase of Agriculture productivity, improving farmers’ access to market and improving Nutrition outcome of agriculture interventions.  Hinga Weze will achieve results by combining capacity building with in-kind matching grants and technical support to strengthen agriculture extension, improve agricultural infrastructure, and facilitate linkages between value chain actors.

The Activity is being implemented in the following ten districts of Rwanda: Gatsibo, Kayonza, Kirehe, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province).

To achieve the goals of the activity, five nutrient-rich value chains will be specifically targeted: high-iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP), Irish potato, maize and horticulture.

Background Information

Rwanda is a hilly country where most of the cultivation area is on a hillside with an incline of more than 60% slope. Population pressure compels for cultivation, while most of the hillside areas exceeds recommended slopes for cultivation and subjected to severe soil erosion and low productivity. In order to sustainably increase productivity on such steep-slopes, terracing becomes a necessity. Hinga Weze is mandated with construction and rehabilitation of abandoned terraces on 4,000 hectares in 10 targeted districts.

Objective of the position

Hinga Weze would like to hire individual local land husbandry specialist in terracing to support the identification, selection and budgeting for terraces construction and rehabilitation works in targeted districts.

Level of Effort (LOE), Period and Place of Performance

The STTA will run from the date of contract signing until the end of Hinga Weze or otherwise decided. Only six Districts are initially targeted: Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province). The land husbandry specialist will be based in Kigali with frequent field visits to Hinga Weze target districts.

Assignment Scope

The Land Husbandry Specialist tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Work in close collaboration with Hinga Weze team (DCOP/Senior agronomist, agronomy advisor, District staff) and District authorities to identify and select suitable sites for terraces construction or rehabilitation;
  • Participate in irrigation grants design, selection of services providers and/or grantees, monitor the project implementation
  • Guide the production of maps clearly showing the location of identified and selected sites for terraces rehabilitation or construction
  • Produce detailed work plan and suggest the methodology for terraces construction and rehabilitation.
  • Propose a full agronomic and climate smart agricultural packages to make productive constructed and rehabilitated terraces
  • Estimate the budget for terrace construction and/or rehabilitation works
  • Propose and guide the needed STTA in the area of land husbandry
  • Contribute to elaborating the terracing and related works training manual
  • Identify, propose and participate in the selection of service providers in the domain of land husbandry
  • Ensure a favorable working environment between service providers, grantees and the local community with successful results;
  • Make cost analysis of assigned tasks against the investments made by the project to ensure cash out flow is well controlled or project works are executed in line with the allocated budget
  • Respect the reporting requirements and hierarchy as per the HW working and reporting guidelines

Qualifications and experience

  • University degree in Rural Engineering, Soil science, Soil and environmental management and Soil and water management.
  • At least 5 years working experience in comprehensive land husbandry works or in terracing design and implementation;
  • Experience in use of land surveying equipment (crisemeter, GPS, Dumpy level, A-frame, etc) and interpretation of their results;
  • Skills in manpower management in order to optimize the daily task output;
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieving the assignment within the set deadline;
  • Experience with donor funded projects/programs working in land husbandry, water harvesting and irrigation;
  • Experience in preparing and implementing successful watershed management projects in general and terracing in particular.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building in land management
  • Extensive work experience with local governments (districts) and/or donors;
  • Good English reading and writing, knowledge of French gives additional advantage

How to apply

N.B:

  • Only online applications are accepted

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

Rwanda: IT Manager

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing a LAN, WAN, and Helpdesk team according to best practices, while nurturing positive relationships with staff and leadership. They will be reporting to the Director of Campus Operations to ensure that the IT infrastructure team is efficient, effective, and can adapt to both changing circumstances and growing needs of the academic programs.

Responsibilities

  • Support the academic and operational goals of the University in all aspects of the IT Infrastructure, Including WLAN, LAN, WAN, Helpdesk Team
  • Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
  • Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes, identifying problems, and anticipating organizational requirements
  • Complete projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments
  • Troubleshoot and resolve user issues relative to IT software and hardware in a timely manner, including documentation of the supported components and procedures
  • Oversee the development and administration of help desk training procedures and policies
  • Maintain full coverage for help desk duties to ensure organizational IT needs are met
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Ensure IT infrastructure health by monitoring, tracking, and reporting on critical IT resources
  • Participate in all IT and security audits, hardware and software evaluations, and maintain vendor relations
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Assist in establishing capital and annual budgets that result in a cost-effective, reliable, and efficient IT environment.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 or more years of NGO/nonprofit/education or relevant experience
  • Bachelors / Masters Degree in IT or related field preferred
  • English proficiency required; Kinyarwanda proficiency preferred.
  • Commitment to social justice and health care equity
  • Proven working experience as an IT manager with ability to manage personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and work well with all levels within an organization specifically within the culture and processes used in educational organizations.
  • Experience supporting educational technology needs for hardware and software in a healthcare/campus environment, including SmartBoards, document cameras, sound systems, video, projectors, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with computer networks, including setup and operational knowledge of Windows, Mac OS X.
  • Experience setting up, configuring, and managing network components, including firewalls, routers, switches, point to point bridges, and wireless access points.
  • Strong understanding and experience working with Ubiquiti and Meraki hardware.
  • Strong proficiency managing Mac OS X environment.
  • Experienced in managing Audio/Video Presentation in classroom and conference room setting.
  • Strong proficiency supporting Google Suite environment, classroom, users, listserves, google drive, and other google apps.
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, and drive to meet organizational and departmental objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills orally and in writing, ability to present clear, precise and accurate reports and documentation.
  • Knowledge of student data systems and classroom presentation processes.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with vendors and consultants, contract negotiations, creating RFP's, and ensuring SLA's are met.
  • High energy, passion, and dedication to the organizational mission and values.
  • Customer service oriented approach to support.

How to apply:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Rwanda: Academic Librarian

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

The Academic Librarian is responsible for strategically developing, implementing, and running the UGHE virtual and physical library. S/he will be responsible for the overall administration, policy development, and resource acquisition and execution of the library. S/he will be responsible for setting up UGHE’s library at its Butaro campus, overseeing the development of a core collection of medical and public health texts, and managing e-library partnerships. Additionally, s/he will be a key resource for student and faculty support regarding library use and information management.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the library’s strategic plan and policies
  • Identify, acquire, track, and promote the library’s physical and electronic resources in alignment with UGHE’s programmatic needs
  • Engage with UGHE faculty, staff, and leadership to ensure library alignment with accreditation standards, teaching and learning practices, and research goals
  • Develop and deliver student and faculty training sessions related to library use, finding sources, citing sources, and integrating sources into student assignments
  • Engage with students individually, and assist them with source selection, searching for sources, citations, writing skills, and library use
  • Identify, procure, and manage an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Contribute to writing grants and pursuing funding related to libraries
  • Manage and track all finances and budget allocations related to the library

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in library science, library information science, literature, language, or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an academic or related library setting
  • Experience working with library management systems/integrated library systems
  • Medical library experience preferred
  • Experience with academic library accreditation standards in East Africa
  • Experience with strategic development and design in similar educational, academic, or global health settings
  • Ability to effectively work on a team in a complex, fast-paced yet often ambiguous environment
  • Exceptional academic library search skills, familiarity with major databases and search strategies, and experience teaching others how to search for sources
  • Computer skills in word processing, database, reference management, and spreadsheet programs; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, partners, and clients
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda preferred
  • Passion for social justice and desire to contribute to global health education

How to apply:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program, the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). Further degrees are planned to launch in the coming years, including an undergraduate joint medical-MGHD program. These degrees align closely with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery. UGHE also offers executive education programs to train expert practitioners from around the world.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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