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Rwanda: Finance Specialist, (NO-3), Kigali, Rwanda #10342 (For Rwanda Nationals Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Opportunity

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

The efficiency and efficacy of the Finance Specialist directly impacts on the optimum, appropriate and effective use of resources and efficient financial recording, accounting and reporting, which in turn facilitates management oversight, decision making and quality control.

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent will provide guidance on the appropriate application and interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as on work priorities, which affect the efficient delivery of accounting and financial services to the office.

The incumbent will recommend on the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures involving more complex financial matters, as well as new or improved methods and procedures, such recommendation affect the efficient of the office

The efficiency and efficacy of the Finance Specialist directly impacts on the optimum, appropriate and effective use of resources and efficient financial recording, accounting and reporting, which in turn facilitates management oversight, decision making and quality control.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent assists in the area of accounting control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities and income. Monitors the appropriateness and accuracy disbursements of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with the rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

She/he will ensure quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with finance policies and procedures in general and with GSSC requirements in particular. Provides training to staff on UNICEF admin and finance policies and procedures and will provides guidance to compliance issues to UNICEF policies and IPSAS

She/he analyses and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The position will be responsible for quality assurance work, analyzing cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office and provides advice on implementation.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Conducts quality check and ensures, accurate and timely processing and recording of disbursements and payments, (e.g.,vendor/ supplier/service provider payments, advances to government, settlement of staff travel expenses etc.) are done in a time manner and in accordance with established rules, regulations and systems, and within budgetary limits also ensures recovery of advances and accounts receivable. Briefs the staff on the application and interpretation of UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Supports office in compliance effort and internal control of Operation/Finance policy, rules and regulations including implementation & sustainability of Audit/Internal Control and Peer review recommendation. Conducts quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with IPSAS, HACT, Admin/Finance policies and procedures. Provides guidance on policies and ensures adequate systems are placed for risk management including review/update of Finance work flow processes if any change/new Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensures accuracy and quality assurance of all transactions/documents (DCT, Invoices management and processing) prior to submission of request to GSSC for processing. Provides information on required action from GSSC and timely responds to queries from GSSC. Ensures review of DCT payment/liquidation conformity with UNICEF procedures and budget approved using FACE.
  • Ensures Bank & Cash Management, Controls and operates bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Provides up-to-date information on the cash position or status of such accounts. Reconciles bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Ensures also the responsibility of safekeeping cash and cheques.
  • Provides oversight on ensuring timely preparation of financial transactions and accounting reports, and reconciliation of accounts, to ensure accuracy and up-to-date financial information and required reports and statements for the head of Office and HQ are timely availed. Also ensure monitoring and accounts receivables are timely performed. Reviews and analyses General ledger accounts of accounts payable (Vendor/ suppliers, Staff and partners), Goods receipt/invoice receipt etc. Submits report to GSSC for clearing and Undertake clearing of General ledger accounts and clearings on monthly basis for F-44 & F-32 done locally. Performs periodic processing/closure activities, as assigned
  • Prepares and analyzes financial data for budget estimates and financial planning. Reviews budget expenditures by codes against approved allotments, and verifies compliance with reports received from HQs.
  • Provides capacity building training to staff on IPSAS, GSSC, Admin and Finance policies and procedures. Undertakes visits to project areas to provide accounting and finance training and support, establishes and/or reviews systems and procedures for compliance with the rules and regulations, and prepares reports and recommendations. Provides support in implementation of HACT assurance activities
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in accounting, business administration (with specialization in Finance), economics, or financial management and membership – or enrolled for membership – of recognized professional accountancy body
  • Minimum Five years of practical professional work experience in finance, accounting budgeting, supply and administration and/or other related fields. Working experience in SAP will be an added advantage.

    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept [II]
  • Leading and Supervising [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [III]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515385

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    Rwanda: Finance Assistant, (GS-5), Fixed Term, Kigali, Rwanda,#12543 (For Rwandan Nationals Only)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, Equity

    The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

    How can you make a difference?

    Based on the established policies, guidelines and service level agreements (SLAs), the purpose of the incumbent role is to execute a broad variety of standardized administrative and specialized tasks in finance and accounting functions for the respective section(s) requiring thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative and financial procedures, rules and regulations, processes and policies.

    The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Finance assistant ensures that a strong Finance & administrative platform is provided to the respective sections, which in turn affects the timely and accurate completion of the services provided by advisors and specialists in the team.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Invoice Registering and Processing
  • Support to Financial Control
  • Process & safeguard Payment documents
  • Record DCT refund and other receivables
  • Petty cash custodian back-up
  • General Administrative Duties
  • Invoice Registering and Processing

  • Serve as one entry point for all invoices, stamp them with date of reception;
  • Maintain registers of all incoming invoices and ensure its distribution to respective sections/units;
  • Monitors and report on weekly basis paid invoices and highlight time taken to process each invoice;
  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in vision;
  • Upload electronic files and verify results to destination system;
  • Respond to client transaction status and other inquiries.
  • Support to Financial Control

  • Maintain unit/work plans and budgets as well as off line financial status reports for Unit work plans;
  • Monitor and advise budget owners on financial status of projects and potential over-expenditures and recommend possibilities for reallocation to ensure the optimum use available funds;
  • Review and process payments in VISON related to HACT, utility payments, supplies, PO, advances and other payments. Check the requests have the necessary supporting documents, usually the original document, validity of the charge, they are certified by the staff responsible and are coded correctly. File the transactions and the related supporting documents regularly and share copies with relevant sections as required;
  • Submit periodic financial reports for management oversight, monitoring and review and confirm availability of funds as required;
  • Process requisitions and prepare payment vouchers for the unit;
  • Provide relevant information for the response to audits;
  • Assists in preparation of periodic accounting records by timely recording all DCT related, staff and vendor receivables, recording receipts and disbursements (registers, receipt vouchers, etc) and reconciling data for recurring or special reports.
  • Petty cash custodian back-up

  • Make disbursements from petty cash funds, maintain records of these disbursements and balances accounts, asrequired (in the absence of main custodian).
  • Record DCT refund and other receivables

  • Monitor deposits of cash receipts on UNICEF bank accounts;
  • Initiate all receivables including DCT refund in Vision.
  • General Administrative Duties

  • Ensure proper scanning and renaming of all invoices to be submitted to GSSC;
  • Ensure proper filing of all financial documents at the Finance Unit level (DCT liquidations, Payment run, Bank Reconciliation reports) and manage archives and ensure prior discussion for access to any financial documentsby external party;
  • Assists newly arriving or departing staff members with opening or closing bank accounts, exchanging currency and other financial matters;
  • Maintain hard and electronic files and update data base systems ensuring timely and appropriate recording, safekeeping and disposal of confidential information;
  • Process & safeguard Payment documents

  • Follow up to get checks/OP signed;
  • Inform operation and program staff when OP is ready for collection;
  • Ensure safe and timely transfer of payment orders;
  • Stamp all financial documents with stamp paid before their filling;
  • Maintains contacts with local banks for verifying account status;
  • Check online bank statements on daily basis and for non-identified deposit for DCT refund check/request information to Programme staff to ensure timely record;
  • Serves as a Local Focal Point Releaser (for invoices not certified manually).
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of first-level (Bachelor’s) university degree, preferably in financial management related fields such as Accountancy or Finance and administration *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible in accountant, Finance and administrative work experience is required. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Experience in a UN system agency or international organization is an asset.
  • Knowledge of financial rules, regulations, procedures and work processes.
  • Good understanding of financial and accounting concepts and standards.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515068

    Afghanistan: Education Cannot Wait Resource Mobilization Challenge

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

    THE CHALLENGE

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

    GOAL AND DELIVERABLE

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

    THE PRIZE

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

    TIMELINE

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

    IDEAS WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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

    How to apply:

    WHAT TO SUBMIT:

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

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

    SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS:

    Your idea will be evaluated against the following criteria:

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

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

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

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

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

    Rwanda: SDGs Advisor/Energy

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

    Background

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

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

    Job Title SDGs Advisor/Energy

    Supervisor Director General

    Contract International Recruited Staff Services

    Category International Staff

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

    Location The SDGC/A Headquarters, Kigali – Rwanda

    Salary Competitive package based on qualification and experiences

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

    Job Purpose

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

    Key Functions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education

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

    Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Language

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

    Deliverables

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rwanda: Rwanda Industry Team Coordinator

    Organization: Bridges to Prosperity
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    Position: Rwanda Industry Team Coordinator

    Who are we:

    Bridges to Prosperity is an international NGO that works to provide safe access to education, health and economic development through the construction of footbridges over impassable rivers. Our mission is to innovate, inspire and educate. Innovate through the development and sharing of engineering solutions that are safe, replicable and locally viable. Educate by providing educational programs that teach footbridge construction to reach the greatest number of people in need. Inspire by providing opportunities for leadership development and personal growth through international collaboration.

    Position Description:

    We are seeking a motivated, dynamic and highly capable Industry Team Coordinator to support our International Partner Program. As the Logistics Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating all ground logistics for visiting teams of international volunteers. You will act as the main contact between B2P, the local communities and the incoming international brigades. The ideal candidate would be a professional with an interest in international development who thrives in a team environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Represent the B2P organization and its mission to local and international partners
    • Respond to requests for information prior to the team’s arrival via email, telephone, or Whatsapp
    • Understand each bridge site and community and be able to articulate this to the international team
    • Drive the overall Industry Team travel experience, creating a unique and memorable experience for team members, with the ultimate goal of renewing industry sponsorships through positive team member travel experiences
    • Promote B2P’s culture of safety and quality both on and off of the bridge site
    • Cultivate relationships with B2P partners who travel to Rwanda including Industry Partners, Rotary Clubs, and other donors
    • Manage a team of on-site Industry Liaisons

    IN THE OFFICE

    • Lead all preparation and review calls for International Industry Teams including preparing PowerPoint presentations for the calls
    • Other general tasks as requested

    IN THE FIELD

    • Support the B2P Rwanda Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and Manager of Programs (HQ) to prepare the arrival of the International Industry Team including accommodation, meals, vehicle hire, and site preparation
    • Coordinate with on-site liaison to organize activities between local community and International Industry Team
    • Interpret between International Industry Team members, B2P team, Local Government and local community members

    Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience in hospitality or tourism
    • Fluent written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda
    • Experience using Microsoft Office and Email
    • Professional and details-oriented communication and organizational skills
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Creative, energetic and self-motivated, with a proven track record of taking initiative and problem solving
    • Passion for B2P’s mission and international non-profit work
    • Driver’s License

    Salary:

    This is a Rwanda based position with a starting salary of ~$600/month – depending on experience.

    Location:

    This is a full-time position that requires the successful candidate to be based in Kigali, Rwanda during office hours as well as travelling to remote locations when required. All in-country work related travel is covered by the organization.

    Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    How to apply:

    Sound like you? Tell us a bit more about yourself.

    https://www.bridgestoprosperity.org/rwanda-industry-team-coordinator

    Rwanda: International Consultancy to document the Child Protection Programme, UNICEF Rwanda, 7 Months.

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 15 Apr 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    Background

    UNICEF is one of a key partner for the Government of Rwanda in the area of Child Protection. The current country programme began in 2013 and is due to come to an end in 2018. The UNICEF Child Protection Programme in Rwanda is beginning to consolidate its role in programme implementation, across sectors and with key partners among UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

    Among the key steps taken on behalf of Rwandanchildren in recent years are the establishment of the National Commission forChildren, which is dedicated to the promotion and protection of children’s rights;and the launch of a Strategy for National Child Care Reform, which aims at transforming Rwanda’s current child care and protection system into a family-based, family strengthening system whose resources (both human and financial) are primarily targeted at supporting vulnerable families to remain together and promoting positive Rwandan social values that encourage all Rwandans and their

    communities to take responsibility for vulnerable children. The entry point for the implementation of the Strategy for National Child Care Reform is the placement of children from orphanages and other residential care facilities into families through the flagship Tubarerere Mu Muryango/Let’s raise children in families Programme.

    UNICEF is among the Government of Rwanda’s key partners in preventing andresponding to neglect, abandonment, violence and exploitation, with a particular focuson the most vulnerable, including children without parental care and children withdisabilities.

    UNICEF’s mandate and responsibilities in child protection have increased over the last decade, implemented through the pillars of the Child Protection Strategy that sets out approaches to systems strengthening, promoting positive social change, emergency preparedness and response. ÂProgramming for child protection seeks to strengthen systems across social sectors that respond to and help prevent protection-related risks. This includes a specific focus on child protection system and referrals made to social protection, health, and justice systems.

    Since 2013, the following are some of the key achievements made in the UNICEF Child Protection Programme in Rwanda:

  • UNICEF with funding from USAID/DCOF provided technical and financial support to the National Commission for Children to implement the Tubarerere Mu Muryangoprogramme (‘Let’s Raise Children in Families’). Over 2,900 children who were livingin orphanages have been reintegrated into family-based care;
  • UNICEF supported the capacity-building and deployment of a cadreof 68 social workers and psychologists, who now represent the first-everGovernment of Rwanda-led social service workforce in the country;
  • A new cadre of 29,674 community-based para-professionals (Inshuti z’Umuryango, or‘Friends of the Family’) was established in 2015, with continuing support fromUNICEF, and tasked with the provision of child and family protection services atthe village level;
  • UNICEF supported the adoption of the Justice for Children Policy, which has ledto a more child-friendly justice system for children in contact or conflict with the law.
  • More than 5,000 children who were victims of abuse and gender-basedviolence have received free assistance through the Isange One Stop Centres,an innovative country-led response to violence and abuse. The centres, whichUNICEF helped to establish, provide a range of comprehensive services,including medical care, psychosocial support and police and legal assistance;
  • UNICEF helped to strengthen preparedness for and capacity to respondto cross-border movements of children related to emergencies and childtrafficking;
  • UNICEF is a key participant in the National Partnership for Children withDisabilities, which was established to effectively coordinate services andprogrammes targeting children with disabilities;
  • UNICEF in collaboration with With the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Center, and the Center for Disease Control, finalized the technical report for Violence against Children and Youth Survey (VACYS), assessing the national prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional violence against children and youth aged 13 to 24. Findings are currently being validated.
  • UNICEF Child Protection Programme has participated in a significant number of programmes that have had considerable achievements within this country programme, however UNICEF has not sufficiently engaged in documenting these achievements/lessons learnt. The lack of documentation means that specific successes and lessons learnt cannot be properly recorded and shared for the purposes of learning as well as showcasing the good work done in Rwanda.

    Objective

    The objective of this consultancy is to document selected key programmes and achievements from the current country programme for the purposes of sharing lessons learnt, showcasing the achievements in Rwanda and advocacy for future resource mobilization for child protection.

    This consultancy will contribute specifically to outcome 3 of the UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme Revised Results structure 2014-2018 which is as follows:

    Outcome 3 – Girls and boys, especially the most vulnerable are protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect within an evidence informed child protection system.

    Justification

    Given the fact that UNICEF Child Protection Programme has advanced and had a lot of success in the implementation, and that UNICEF Rwanda is heading towards the end of the country programme, it is timely to consolidate all our interventions through various documentation in order to show case the success of the programme. This consultancy aims to document existing good practices on child protection programmes for the current country programme cycle. The consultant will be tasked to develop a selected number of deliverables on a range of protection issues and programming areas.

    The consultant will be tasked to document the best practices and lessons learned during the TMM programme implementation cycle in the form of narrative, programme briefs and case stories, for showcasing to a wide spectrum of audience. The following programme areas will be prioritized:

  • Documentation on the National Child Care Reform;
  • The process of deinstitutionalization; and
  • Curriculum Development and training of the social workforce.
  • Furthermore, the consultant will be tasked to have a critical review of each programme area from desk review of programme documents and key informant interviews of various implementing partners and document the success of each area in a manner that is clear and succinct. The Programmes documented will be done in partnership with relevant actors such as government of Rwanda, donors and academic institutions. The guiding reference on the progress of the TMM Programme will be the TMM Programme Evaluation Report . The consultant is expected to review the long TMM Programme Summative evaluation and draft a summary document of not exceeding 20 pages.

    The documentation will be used for different targeted audience such as our Government counter parts at national and sub-national levels, donors, other UNICEF country offices within and outside the Africa Region. Various Programme documents used by the UNICEF Child Protection Programme in Rwanda will provide the frame of reference for programme documentation throughout the assignment. Furthermore, consultation with UNICEF Child Protection partners will also be another resource that should not go untapped in order to get a broader perspective of the collaborations that contributed to the achievement of different Child Protection results for children.Â

    To that end, UNICEF is hiring an international individual Consultant. The consultancy is for seven (7) months; the consultant will report to the Chief of Child Protection and will receive regular technical guidance from the Child Protection Specialist.

    Specific tasks and expected deliverables

    The incumbent will be accountable for the following tasks:

  • Review existing programme documents, reports, evaluations and other relevant documents from the Child Protection Programme;
  • Draft a 20 pager summary report of the TMM Evaluation;
  • Conduct interviews with a defined number of government stakeholders, civil society partners, key child protection and other programme staff in UNICEF Rwanda. Interviews can be conducted in Kigali or outside of Kigali. Adequate briefing to the staff and partners on the multi-sectoral approach to Child Protection will be important; otherwise there is a risk of not capturing a range of promising practices;
  • Outreach to other UN agencies, NGOs, Orphanage Managers and Social line Ministries doing similar work related to child protection to elicit key lessons that can be incorporated into the documentation. This will generate insights into how the collaboration between UNICEF and partners has contributed to the success of the child protection programme.
  • Expected deliverables include:

    Draft Summary report on the TMM Programme Summative Evaluation.

  • Narrative on the strategy for National Child Care Reform and how this catalyzed the development of the Child Protection system in Rwanda focusing on lessons learnt and success factors.
  • Two programme briefs aimed at stakeholders engaged in development on: The TMM Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (Let’s raise children in families) which includes the de-institutionalization process, and building the social workforce including the development of a national social work curriculum.
  • Five case studies from the TMM programme.
  • UNICEF Accountability

  • With support from the UNICEF Rwanda Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Section, ensure correct usage of UNICEF and Government of Rwanda brand in all the deliverables.
  • Reporting and time-bound output/product

    Tasks and deliverables

    Time

    Payment

    1.

    One inception report outlining a clear methodology, time frame, list of key stakeholders to meet and final checklist and the content of themes and topics to be documented as best practices/lessons/case stories/programme briefs.

    To be proposed by Consultant

    20%

    Draft summary of the TMM Programme summative evaluation report.

  • Review the long technical TMM Programme Summative Evaluation and develop a 20 pages’ summary report, written in a succinct manner. The summary report is expected to be published and posted on the UNICEF website.
  • One paper on the overall best practices & lessons learned on implementing the strategy for National Child Care Reform.

    Two programme briefs:

  • TMM programme including de-institutionalization of Children living in orphanages to family based care;
  • Building the social workforce, including curricula development and training.
  • Five case studies:

  • Successful placement of a child from an orphanage to a foster family;
  • A child reunited with their biological family;
  • A young adult who has been supported to live independently in the community;
  • Reintegration of a child with disability in a family;
  • Importance of post-placement follow up by the social service workforce.
  • One power-point presentation on the different deliverables outlined above for use during internal (UNICEF) and the national validation and dissemination workshops

    40%

    2.

    3.

    ÂIncorporating comments from the validation meeting and providing the Final deliverables- Summary evaluation, programme briefs and case studies.

    40%

    Total

    100%

    Supervision and place of work

    The consultant may be located anywhere in the world; there will be two in country travels required for this assignment including travel to the field outside of Kigali specially to document the case studies. UNICEF will ensure that all steps are taken to find an office for the consultant’s accommodation during the in-country mission.

    The consultant will work under the supervision of the Chief of Child Protection who will provide with relevant guidance on the consultancy assignment and in close collaboration with the Child Protection Specialist managing the child care reform process.

    Payment schedule

    Payments are tied to deliverables and subject to satisfactory certification of services provided.

    Desired background and experience

    1. Education

    Advanced university degree, preferably in social sciences, communication, or another relevant field.

    2. Work Experience

    Minimum ten years of professional work experience at national and international levels in documentation with good knowledge on UNICEF programmes especially child protection and communication for development. Familiarity with the UN system. Prior experience of working in the East African region is an advantage.

    3. Language Proficiency

    Spoken and written fluency in English. Fluency in French is an asset.

    4.Key competences, technical background, and experience required

  • Extensive experience writing and documenting strategy and programme documents with ability to use different formats e.g. briefs, case studies, lessons learnt, and reports.
  • Experience in compiling good practices documents on development issues.Â
  • Good knowledge of Child Protection Programmes.
  • Familiarity with sensitivity and implication in communicating child protection data.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to promote collaboration and consensus building.
  • Knowledge and skills in the area of communication for development interventions with specific consideration to cultural/country context.
  • EVALUATION CRITERIA

    Technical proposal – 70%

    Financial proposal – 30%

    The minimum technical threshold required to be considered is set at 50% for the technical evaluation.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS: PROCEDURES AND LOGISTICS

    The consultant will work from home majority of the time and will be expected to have two in country missions to Rwanda. The consultant will use his (her) own computer. The consultancy fees, living allowances and travel cost will be included in the negotiated lump sum.

    Technical and Financial proposals should be submitted detailing the costs of the consultancy and how the work is going to be carried out. The shortlisting criteria and weighting between technical and financial proposal is as follows:

    HOW TO APPLY

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter justifying their interest and suitability for the assignment, resume/CV and P-11 form (http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc). In addition, a brief technical proposal (not more than five pages) and a financial proposal (all-inclusive lump sum) is required as part of the application submission.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511968

    Help a Child,Finance Officer Jobs Vacancy

    Job Description

    Background:

    Help a Child (HaC) is a Christian international NGO specialized in community development with its headquarters in the Netherlands and operating in Rwanda since 2008. Founded in 1968, HaC’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children living in poverty and crisis through su

    pportive communities. Principal sources of income are child & family
    sponsorship, foundations and institutional donors. HaC’s strategy is to empower marginalized children, youth, parents and the broader community and other stakeholders, mainly through a Self Help Group approach. Main interventions are focused at early childhood development, education, (agricultural) vocational training and economic development, with special attention for the position of girls and women, and children’s
    rights.

    Job Purpose: The Finance Officer performs a key supporting role in our organisation. S/he is responsible for managing all financial records and providing daily administration and financial support to the Country Program Director and Program Managers. The Finance Officer will ensure staff and implementing partner organizations adhere to the established processes for making expenses in accordance with the approved budgets. The Finance Officer will code financial bookings and ensure they are registered on the right accounts so that regular and accurate reports can be produce which track expenditures against the budget. Next to these responsibilities, the Finance Officer will be the key person to support the national and international team in all sorts of office management and administrative tasks such as arranging travel logistics, organizing files, maintaining files, preparing for meetings and trainings, etc. These responsibilities are essential for the Rwanda country office to have accurate, consistent administrative and financial systems as well as efficient performance of the program.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Financial Administration

    • Coordinate with Head Office financial team to learn protocols, procedures, and web-based financial system (Pluriform)
    •   Ensure that employees adhere to the established processes for submitting expenses and that they are coded correctly in accordance with the budget
    • Promptly follow up on accounts payable to receive invoices and make payments to suppliers
    • Prepare payroll and tax payments in due time
    • Enter bookings in the financial system
    • Perform bank reconciliations for all bank accounts and monitor bank balances
    • Manage petty cash and follow procedures for cash handling
    • Produce monthly financial reports for the Country team to review
    • Assist the Country Program Director in creating and updating financial forms and procedures to ensure the office adheres to Head Office and general standards for financial accountability
    • Review implementing partner organizations’ annual budgets and bi-annual financial reports to check the logic of amounts used and identify any calculation errors
    • Perform spot checks of partners’ financial systems at field offices and give guidance on how they can improve
    • Perform ad hoc analyses as requested by the Country Program Director

    Office Administration

    • Receive and screen visitors to the office, assisting them with enquiries and directing them appropriately
    • Organize all office files and ensure they are up-to-date and that relevant records can be easily found
    • Manage the office calendar and maintain an overview of daily activities of the core team
    • Assist in domestic travel/transport arrangements for staff and visitors in Rwanda, including domestic airline tickets, vehicle use, accommodation, and meals
    • Assist in international travel arrangements for staff and visitors to Rwanda
    •  Monitor office supplies and gather quotations for both consumable and durable items, as needed
    • Update the office asset register when new items are purchased an on an annual basis
    •  Provide administrative assistance and logistical support for workshops and meetings; work with the relevant officers, to ensure booking of venue and availability of all materials and equipment required
    • Organize management meetings, prepare the agenda with country director and take minutes

    Human Resources

    • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date employee records – personnel files, performance reviews, leave tracking, etc.
    •  Ensure staff are entering required information into the web-based system (Pluriform) – i.e. writing time and making leave requests
    • Assist in recruitment logistics – advertising positions, responding to applicants, arranging interviews, checking references, etc.

    Requirements

    1.  Minimum Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field

    2.  Excellent knowledge and experience in MS Office packages, especially Excel

    3.  Training in financial software, such as QuickBooks

    4.  Minimum 2 years experience in financial administration

    5.  Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

    6.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    7.  Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English (oral and written)

    Location: Kigali, Rwanda

    Reports to: Country Program Director

    Value Proposition:

    HaC offers the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, Child centred and Christian International NGO with a dedicated team of professionals motivated to maximize impact. HaC offers a fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered a fixed term contract for the first year. Depending on your performance and fit with the staff, the contract will be extended

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) at the latest on February 28th, 2018 to vacancies@hacrwanda.org .  In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of the HaC organization. This includes a reflection on HaC being a Child centred and Christian organization.

    For more information please contact us at info@hacrwanda.org. An (e-) assessment will be part of the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Help a Child is committed to keep children safe. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

    University of Sussex Graduate Scholarship for International Students

    The University of Sussex is inviting applications for Sussex Graduate Scholarship Program for full-time taught masters degree courses. The scholarships are available to all University of Sussex undergraduates (UK, EU and non-EU) who graduate in 2018 and progress immediately onto an eligible full-time masters course in 2018.
    The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex
    was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.
    The University is delighted to offer an unlimited number of scholarships to encourage high achieving Sussex undergraduates to stay with us to study for a Masters degree.
    There are three different levels of English required for postgraduate study at Sussex, depending on your chosen course. In terms of IELTS, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each section.

    Scholarship Description:

    • Application deadline: September 24, 2018
    • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time master’s studies.
    • Study Subject: The scholarship relates to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM).
      List of Subjects: All courses offered at master’s  level excluding -Postgraduate diplomas (including Common Professional Examination (CPE), Law and Economics)
      -Masters degrees in Social Work (if receiving a bursary)
      -Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
      -PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
      -MSc Automotive Engineering
      -MA degrees in IDS apart from MA Gender and Development and MSc in Climate Change and Development
      -Masters degrees at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School;
      -In addition, masters students funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding are not eligible).
    • Scholarship Award: The scholarship of either £5,000 or £3,500 will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction when applicants register.
    • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
    • Nationality: UK, EU and international students
    • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

    Eligibility for the Scholarship:

    Eligible Countries: The scholarships are available to UK, EU and international students.
    Entrance Requirements: 

    • All University of Sussex undergraduates (UK, EU and non-EU) who graduate in 2018 and progress immediately onto an eligible full-time Masters course in 2018 are eligible;
    • You must apply for a Masters course and receive and accept an offer of a place;
    • To be eligible for a £5,000 scholarship you must graduate with a first-class honours degree;
    • To be eligible for a £3,500 scholarship you must graduate with an upper second-class honours degree;
    • You must meet all the University’s general entrance requirements.

    English Language Requirements: In terms of IELTS, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each section. However, for some degrees there is a higher-level requirement of IELTS 7.0 overall, with not less than 6.5 in each section and, for courses in mathematics and physics, a lower requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in each section.

    Application Procedure:

    Applicants need to submit the following documents:

    • Personal statement
    • Transcripts (either student’s final transcript if available or a transcript of their grades so far)
    • Degree certificate(s) (if available)
    • At least one academic reference (or provide contact details for their referees and they will email them). If student previously studied or are currently studying in the UK, they must supply a reference from their most recent UK university
    • Resume/CV (recommended)

    How to Apply:

    You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University’s PG Apply online application system. If you are made an offer of a place, there will be an online scholarship declaration on PG Apply as part of the acceptance process. This online declaration will appear from January 2018 and you must submit this declaration before you register on your chosen Masters, in order to receive the scholarship.
    Online Application
    Scholarship Link

    Health Poverty Action,Rwanda Country Director Jobs Vacancy

    Closing date: 04 Mar 2018

    Rwanda Country Director

    Health Poverty Action is seeking a Country Director with a passion for health justice to fully manage the programme, to represent the organisation in all matters within the country, and to develop/maintain excellent relationships with the Rwanda Government, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), partners, donors and other key stakeholders. S/he will also develop new initiatives on behalf of HPA in Rwanda, seeking funds as required.

    Main Functions of Post:

    1. Provides overall management for ongoing Projects in Rwanda ensuring good financial and general management of Projects and staff.
    2. Develops and implements a country strategy which is consistent with HPA’s global vision/mission/strategy, and which includes identification and development of new Project initiatives for Rwanda.
    3. Represents HPA in Rwanda in the promotion of excellent relationships with central and local government departments, international organizations, other NGO’s and in-country donors. Seeks opportunities to influence policy and raises funds for HPA Projects from in-country donors.
    4. Maintains communication with HPA London on Project development, funding, financial matters and social/economic/political developments in Rwanda that may affect current/future HPA operations.

    How to apply:

    Application forms need to be submitted to personnel@healthpovertyaction.org by Sunday 4th March 23.59 PM UK time. Late submissions will not be considered.

    International Organization for Migration (IOM),Drivers Jobs Vacancies

    VACANCY NOTICE

    Open to External and Internal Candidates

    Position Title     : Driver (2 positions)

    Organizational Unit        : Resource Management Department

    Duty Station       : IOM Kigali, Rwanda

    Classification     staff): General Service Staff, Grade G2 (UN salary Scale for GS

    Type of Appointment    : Special fixed term, nine (9) months with possibility of extension

    Estimated Start Date      : As soon as possible

    Closing Date      : February 25, 2018

    Reference Code               : VN2018/03 – RW

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

    Context:

    Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for office car driving, maintenance and other logistical activities.

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Drive IOM vehicles and execute tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
    2. Follow the rules and regulations of driving IOM vehicles at all times.
    3. Ensure the safety and security of vehicle, staff and cargo, ensuring that road discipline and traffic rules are observed.
    4. Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle to ensure roadworthiness before departure. This includes daily check of tyres, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc. Ensure cleanliness of the vehicle at all times.
    5. Fill in the inspection sheet of vehicle status and share with the supervisor. Report promptly any defects or malfunctioning of the vehicle that requires immediate attention.
    6. Ensure that in case of accident, supervisors and UNDSS are informed and a police report is obtained. In no case should the driver accept responsibility.
    7. Maintain the vehicle road log sheet including the fuel status and oil changing at all times.
    8. Collect mail and deliver various documents as planned by the supervisor
    9. Maintaining a checklist of spares, jack, toolbox to ensure care and accountability.
    10. Ensuring that the keys are returned to the safe at the end of the day.
    11. Keeping track of service, insurance and registration dates and alerting the supervisor well in advance.
    12. Making weekly reports on vehicle status to be shared with the supervisor.
    13. Take the vehicle to pre-identified maintenance workshops and follow up on maintenance performed and make sure vehicle is repaired to standard and without any delay.
    14. Keep proper records on consumables used and maintenance performed for each vehicle.
    15. Makes sure all vehicles are having the appropriate equipment and tools by Rwandan Law, and by MOSS.
    16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    Education

    Completion of High School education/diploma with two years continuous driving experience, preferably with an international organisation

    Experience

    • Valid Driving License (B, D class)
    • Possession of a recent certificate of good conduct from Police
    • Basic knowledge of computers especially on Microsoft office such as word, excel and outlook is required
    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • Flexible in terms of working hours
    • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repairs
    • Good knowledge of routes within Rwanda
    • Good knowledge and working experience with VHF and HF Radios. Languages

    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage

    Required Competencies

    Behavioural

    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

    Other

    Appointment will be subject to certification by the Organization’s (IOM’s) Medical Officer, based on medical examination(s), that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the Government of Rwanda, where applicable.

    This application is open to all Rwandese citizen and any other foreign national as long as such an applicant has a right of residence and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application (IOM will not be responsible in securing such Visas or authorisations from the Government of Rwanda, any applicant of foreign nationality must provide authentic certification from Government of Rwanda in regards to right of residency and right to work in Rwanda at the time of application). Any non-Rwandese citizen must attach a copy of their residence/work permit in Rwanda.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to iomrwandarecruitment@iom.int by February 25, 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

    The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the Position title and reference code.

    In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé (CV) highlighting the required education and experience

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Posting period:

    From 12.02.2018 to 25.02.2018