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Burundi: Field Security Officer – Great Lake Sub-Region

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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Rwanda: Nutrition Consultant – Call for Proposals

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

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

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

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

Project Summary

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

Hinga Weze Objectives

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

Intermediate Result 1: Agriculture productivity sustainably increased;

Intermediate Result 2: Farmers’ market access improved;

Intermediate Result 3: Nutrition outcomes of agriculture interventions improved.

Component 3: Nutrition Outcomes

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

Nutrition situation in Rwanda

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

Objectives of the assignment

General objective:

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

Specific objectives:

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

Tasks

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

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

Deliverables

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

Timeline

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

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

Expertise Required

The Consultant must have:

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

Instructions for Bidders

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

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

    i) Technical Approach (1 page):

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

    ii) Personnel Qualifications and Availability (1 page):

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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: DELEGADO/A DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO en RUANDA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

Rwanda: Senior Programme Manager, Rwanda

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

Salary: Competitive. Local terms and conditions will apply
Duration: Permanent contract
Based: Kigali, Rwanda
Closing date: 19 June 2018

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Rwanda team as the Senior Programme Manager, which is a senior management position within our Rwanda programme and reports directly to the Country Manager.

You will be responsible for the timely and effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of all current project activities in Rwanda. You will ensure the coordination, synergy and cross-project learning across the Rwanda project portfolio and complementarity with other country programmes in the Great Lakes region as well as with London-based departments.

In collaboration with the Country Manager, you will be expected to support the development of new programming initiatives, including fundraising and identification of new partners. You will represent the organisation where needed and be responsible for nurturing a close collaboration and relationship with government authorities, donors, civil society and other external stakeholders.

Essential qualifications include extensive experience of supervising, supporting and monitoring of development programmes in Rwanda or a similar context. Substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for contract management and donor relations as well as proven experience of managing staff is a must.

Furthermore, we are looking for proven experience in peacebuilding/conflict transformation and familiarity with gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches. In addition, experience of developing donor proposals and nurturing constructive relationships with local partners (governmental and non-governmental) is essential, as is an excellent working knowledge (spoken and written) of English.

For the full requirements, please read the job description.

How to apply:

To apply, please follow the link below and click in 'Apply for this job'.

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Applicants must have the right to work in Rwanda.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 5pm (UK time). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Rwanda: International Consultancy – Expanding existing Medical Record Platform (EMR) to include MNCH and nutrition" Kigali-Rwanda

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 06 Jun 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,

Through partnership with UNICEF, MCH program outlined key highlights and recommendations for improving the service delivery by expanding existing Medical record platform to a comprehensive, holistic and integrated system that encompasses the entire MNCH and nutrition programs. Further, the review recommended leveraging this platform towards achieving results along the continuum of care using a cascade approach from hospital, health center and community levels. The EMR is currently implemented in 340 health facilities, and is limited to only a few modules including the HIV package, eHealth Management System – eHMS (also referred to as the primary care package) now implemented in 37 hospitals for billing and registration and Bushenge is the only hospital implementing additional modules in EMR including registration, lab, clinical notes, pharmacy and billing. By implementing EMR with comprehensive MNCH modules, the government of Rwanda would like to address problems related to continuity and quality of care at health facilities and community.

The Government of Rwanda took a decision to adopt the Open Medical Record (EMR) system as a national system to support health care services within hospital and health centers across the country. EMR was created in 2004 as an open source medical record system platform for developing countries. OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application, which enables design of customized medical records. The system is based on a conceptual database structure, which is not dependent on the actual types of medical information required to be collected, or on particular data collection forms and so can be customized for different uses. This system is based on the principle that information should be stored in a way that makes it easy to summarize and analyze, i.e., minimal use of free text and maximum use of coded information.

This far, some hospitals and health centers have already started using the EMR, however, the benefits so far are immeasurable. Great interest has shown in the health sector to embrace technologies as such and its capabilities to strengthen MNCH and nutrition health service delivery across the continuum of care and supporting innovative interventions towards achieving the results. Additionally, Rwanda Ministry of Health is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The maternal and child health program Plan 2030 and key policy and program documents reaffirm the commitment to the SDGs. The Maternal and child Health program is spearheading several policy and program strategies towards achieving the health targets for the national and global overarching goals.

How can you make a difference

The main objectives of this consultancy are;

The main objectives of this consultancy are;

Phase 1 – Defining system development road map, prioritization and functional requirements

Study the existing EMR solution and related documentation.

  • Conduct MNCH business analysis including nutrition and prepare MNCH/nutrition requirement specifications
  • Conducting user centered design, program design and monitoring for results and evaluation.
  • Health systems analysis and health systems strengthening in general, business analysis, health information exchange and health enterprise architecture
  • Phase 2 – systems design and development.

  • Upgrade and develop enhancements on the existing application and data
  • Develop MNCH and nutrition modules/Forms and make them interfacing with Billing system and other existing Modules
  • Link EMR with Rwanda mHealth Community System (exiting RapidSMS or new RapidPro) and enhanced to track continuum of care and communicate through SMS with enrolled mothers, newborns and children within their catchment villages
  • Link EMR with other eHealth platforms like HMIS (DHIS2), components of OpenHIE, CRVS software, and others
  • Support MCH Program and Quality Assurance departments to assess and document best approach to develop, test and implement the various software modules in Rwanda EMR.
  • Assist to enhance functionality, test and pilot new developed MNCH/nutrition software modules in the best and most efficient way
  • Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer – In Rwanda, we strive to build local capacity as much as possible on any project under implementation. Hence, knowledge transfer will be integral to this process. As a Senior Analyst and Developer, the consultant will be responsible for sharing material knowledge therein confined in his consultancy deliverables for an effective knowledge transfer. It is important to note that the project owner – RBC holds full ownership rights of the work undertaken on the project as well as the right to distribute the work among the stakeholders. We take knowledge sharing and dissemination very important to ensure sustainability and functionality of the EMR system at the end of contract.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology
  • 5 years or more of relevant experience in software development
  • Strong Java, HTML forms skills
  • Solid SQL knowledge
  • Object Oriented Programming experience preferred
  • Knowledge of openMRS is desirable
  • The Software Developer must have at least a bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or a five-year advanced diploma specializing in Software development
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • Should be a good motivator
  • The Consultant should among other things have the following:

  • Understanding of UML
  • Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design skills
  • 5+ years commercial experience in Systems Development Life Cycle
  • 5+ years’ experience with Management Information Systems implementation, customization and integration
  • Minimum of 5 years software development experience, primarily developing windows-based applications or client/server applications
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Java
  • System interoperability and integration experience
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms Applications and Web Applications
  • Basic knowledge of Open source software
  • Working experience of SQL Server 2005 or higher
  • Knowledge and experience of XML
  • Knowledge of DHIS2
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda 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….

    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:

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

    The Consultancy duration is 11.5 Months (July 2018 to end June 2019)

    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=513329

    Rwanda: Call for Resumes – Rwanda Nguriza Nshore Activity

    Organization: DAI Global
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

    DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

    The purpose of Nguriza Nshore (“Lend so that I may invest”) is to drive rural economic growth through facilitating the emergence of a dynamic agribusiness sector. By alleviating constraints to investment and increasing access to financing, Nguriza Nshore will facilitate the creation and growth of small to medium agribusinesses, as an entry point for broader growth, to provide productive employment for rural populations and reduce poverty. By working with financial institutions, investors, public and private sector business development service providers, and a variety of Government of Rwanda ministries and initiatives, Nguriza Nshore will be the catalyst that strengthens and improves existing public-private platforms that support investment from international, local, bank and non-bank sources, creating a better-functioning finance and investment ecosystem.

    DAI is recruiting for the following positions on the project:

    • Policy Reform and Business Enabling Environment Specialist
    • Director of Finance and Administration
    • Operations Manager
    • Catalytic Growth Facility Manager
    • Accountant
    • M&E Assistant
    • Fund Assistant
    • Administrative Assistant

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should apply here: https://fs9.formsite.com/daisuppliers/form19/index.html

    Rwanda: Development Manager

    Organization: Gardens for Health International
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 31 May 2018

    Employment Opportunity: Development Manager

    Gardens for Health International

    Location: Rwanda

    Start Date: June 2018

    For nearly ten years, Gardens for Health International (GHI) has implemented a unique nutrition sensitive agriculture program to combat childhood malnutrition in rural Rwanda. The program has achieved exciting results and directly reaches over 3,000 families on an annual basis. Working in close partnership with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and a number of grassroots and multinational organizations, GHI has also become a leading voice in national health and agriculture policy circles. GHI has a dedicated staff of approximately 85 in Rwanda, with our headquarters located just outside of Kigali, and a fundraising and operations office in Boston, Massachusetts. We are an impact-driven organization with a deep commitment to ensuring that every program we design meets and responds to the unique needs of the communities we serve. Our team is flexible, innovative, and passionate about sparking lasting change.

    Overview:

    The Development Manager will manage our grant portfolio and will play a lead role in designing and executing fundraising efforts. Currently our funding portfolio is split between grants from private foundations and individual donors, with a significant opportunity to grow our funding base through in-country opportunities. The Development Manager will largely be responsible for driving the growth of our foundation portfolio and cultivating new in-country funding prospects. S/he will manage the prospecting, writing, and reporting processes and will work to identify ways to strengthen organizational development and fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will also coordinate donor visits and provide key support on external partnership opportunities. Finally, the Development Manager will work closely with our entire development and communications team to brainstorm creative ways to advocate for our work with different audiences.

    The Development Manager’s job duties include, but are not limited to:

    Develop Fundraising and Development Strategy

    • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to design and execute a dynamic, comprehensive development strategy to grow GHI’s annual and multi-year revenue targets
    • Contribute to overall Communications and Development strategy
    • Stay abreast of trends, developments, and opportunities in fundraising, especially in the areas of health, nutrition, and agriculture internationally

    Drive Implementation of Development Strategy

    • Manage grant writing and reporting processes
    • Maintain an efficient system for proposal development
    • Identify new grant, partnership, and funding opportunities
    • Support the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with in-country funders, foundation partners, and major donors
    • Create, organize, and manage fundraising campaigns and events
    • Play a lead role in planning and preparing for development-related events and conferences
    • Provide background and support for all major and prospective donor meetings
    • Track development efforts

    Advance GHI through Communications and Representation

    • Manage logistics and messaging to visitors and coordinate major donor visits
    • Represent Gardens for Health to external stakeholders
    • Work with Communications team to create appropriate fundraising materials
    • Supervise the Communications Fellow in the creation and distribution of monthly e-newsletters and marketing materials
    • Maintain consistent communication with all donors
    • Identify opportunities to raise GHI’s profile and execute strategies to leverage such opportunities

    Supervise and Collaborate with GHI Staff

    • Manage the Princeton in Africa Fellow and Development and Communications Interns
    • Work closely with Finance, Communications, Programs, and Operations teams

    Qualifications

    • Passion for Gardens for Health’s vision and values, with a commitment to serving the organization
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • At least 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
    • Established success in development or fundraising
    • Exceptional written communication skills and ability to tailor written content to diverse constituencies including foundations, major donors, multilateral organizations, technical and policy experts, individual supporters, etc.
    • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to respond proactively to unstructured environments and to navigate challenging situations and relationships with creativity and diplomacy
    • Experience operating in an international setting a plus
    • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
    • Fluency in English with strong written and oral communications skills

    How to apply:

    Send resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to applydevmanager@gardensforhealth.org

    Rwanda: Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) RWA-01: Long term TA to support nutrition coordination at the National level in Rwanda

    Organization: Nutrition International
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 18 May 2018

    Terms of Reference (ToR)

    Background

    Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN Focal Points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

    Despite notable improvements in the past 5 years, nutrition continues to be a public health concern in Rwanda. Nationally, 37.9% of children under age 5 are stunted, 9.3% are underweight and 2.2% are wasted and severely malnutrition. Variation in children’s nutritional status by province is quite evident, with stunting being highest in West (45%) and lowest in the City of Kigali (23%). The prevalence of wasting is highest among children less than age 8 months (5%) and begins to decline only after age 8 months. Over a third (37%) of children age 6-59 months have some level of anemia, including 21% who are mildly anemic, 15% who are moderately anemic, and 1% with severe anemia. The prevalence of anemia among women age 15-49 has decreased over the last decade, dropping from 26% in 2005 to 17% in 2010 before increasing slightly to 19% in 2014-15 [1] .

    There is a strong commitment from the Government of Rwanda (GoR), development partners and other stakeholders to find lasting solutions to malnutrition. Under the leadership of the government, multisectoral initiatives and interventions have been implemented over the past decade aimed at improving nutrition status. These efforts include the Presidential Initiative that inspired nationwide emergency action to find and manage all cases of acute malnutrition in children (2009). Further, Rwanda adopted both National and District level administrative structures, to provide strong coordination for nutrition interventions. These structures would ensure that all key stakeholders including, relevant government ministries, development partners, civil society and private sector are well coordinated. At the national level, the Social Cluster Ministries under the Prime Minister’s Office is the highest level government convening body. The National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP) through its coordination mechanism, is complemented by the National Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group (NF&NTWG), which includes participation from all partners including the Social Cluster Ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, development partners, civil society organizations, religious based organisations and businesses. At the district level, this coordination is ensured by the mayor through the District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEMs) in order to operationalize the Social cluster ministries mandate. These structures play a vital role in ensuring the government nutrition interventions are included in the district plans.

    The NECDP is mandated to accelerate the reduction of stunting through ECD services among other duties. The Head of Department of Nutrition and Hygiene is the SUN focal point in Rwanda.

    The GoR is committed to addressing malnutrition especially at the decentralized levels through support to the districts to implement ECD interventions. Development partners are also supporting implementation of ECD interventions at the district level. NECDP requires more support to effectively coordinate and harmonize implementation of district action plans. It is in this context that the Coordinator of the NECDP requested the NI TAN project to provide technical assistance to support the Program to improve child nutrition status at national and district levels through harmonized and effective multi-sectoral coordination.

    Objectives

    Overall objective

    The overall purpose of this Technical assistance is to build capacity for harmonized implementation of ECD services including nutrition interventions at the decentralized level and support the coordination at the National Early Childhood development program.

    Specific objectives

    1. Provide technical support to the NECD Program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions at the national and district level.

    2. Build capacity of 10 district ECD coordinators (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight) for effective implementation and coordination of ECD intervention.

    3. Review and harmonize NECDP coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level.

    4. Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral coordination into existing strategies and plans.

    Expectations

    This TA is expected to scale up effective implementation and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions with emphasis on stunting reduction interventions.

    It is expected that this consultancy will lead to the following results:

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    a. Improved planning and delivery of multi-sectoral ECD interventions.

    b. Strengthened capacity to deliver/ ECD action plan, especially at the district level.

    c. Integration of learning into annual work plans, action plans and strategic plans.

    Scope of Work

    The TA is expected to undertake the following activities and produce the listed deliverables.

    ***Objective 1*:** Provide technical support to the NECD program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD actions at the national and district level.

    Activities

    § Assess nutrition coordination gaps and opportunities at all levels

    § Conduct a capacity gap assessment and develop work plan and budget for capacity improvement

    Deliverables:

    § Gaps assessment report with amenable recommendations on how to address the challenges

    § Capacity assessment report

    § Improvement work plan developed

    § Inception and stakeholder consultation report

    Objective 2: Build capacity of district ECD coordinators in planning, monitoring and coordination for sustainability (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight)

    Activities

    § Support recruitment of 10 district ECD coordinators

    § Support development of work plans aligned to objectives, manage performance and ensure planned results are achieved on time

    § Conduct workshops to guide District social cluster Coordination Committees on planning with priority nutrition actions integrated

    § Develop tools for joint supportive supervision, mentorship and evaluation

    § Facilitate and participate in periodic planning and review meetings of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive platforms respectively

    Deliverables:

    § District workshop reports

    § Technical review completed for finalization of district ECD actions

    § Ten district nutrition focal persons recruited and contracted

    § Coordination mechanism established and supported

    § Report on reviewed plans, including recommendations on how to address gaps identified

    ***Objective 3*:** Review and harmonize ECD coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level

    Activities

    § Assess current ECD coordination mechanisms

    § Identify lessons learned and leverage experiences on ECD implementation at District level

    Deliverables:

    § Report on existing coordination mechanisms, including gaps and recommendations

    § Development of an action plan to address coordination challenges and integration into District Development Plans (DDPs)

    Objective 4: Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral ECD coordination into existing plans

    Activities

    § Lead and coordinate knowledge sharing and learning initiatives across districts

    § Participate in national and/or regional knowledge sharing platforms

    Deliverables:

    § Lessons learned and best practices report developed and shared

    § Regular workshops with district coordinators and key stakeholders for cross learning

    § Regular progress updates presented at various coordination platforms

    Other relevant tasks needed by the NECDP to support the advancement of the stated objectives, and agreed to by NI may be incorporated in the due course of the assignment.

    Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. Consultants are required to indicate how s/he will ensure that gender equality considerations are included in the provision of TA including deliverables. To this end, NI has developed the following tools in order to help. Examples of integration of consideration for gender equality could include but are not limited to; ensuring government departments responsible for women are included wherever possible, gender sensitive indicators are included, emerging data is sex disaggregated, relevant documentation related to gender is reviewed.

    • Checklist – Integration of gender considerations

    • Background document « Gender and nutrition »

    • PowerPoint presentation « Gender 101 ».

    Duty Station/Location

    This is a full-time consultancy for a period of 18 months. It is envisioned that a registered consultancy firm will implement this assignment with a lead consultant embedded in the NECDP for the duration of the assignment.

    The consultancy firm is expected to undertake regular travel within the country to supervise, train and mentor 10 district coordinators and attend coordination meetings. All travel related costs required under this consultancy will be provided for by NI and/or NECDP.

    Timeline

    This support will be for a period of 18 months preferably starting from 15th June 2018 to 30th December 2019.

    Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

    1. The consultancy firm will directly report to the Coordinator of NECDP. The firm will also work closely with other staff of the NECDP and NI team members.

    2. The NECDP will facilitate the operational linkages with all the other relevant sectors and stakeholders under this TA.

    3. NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

    4. NI will provide technical input into the assignment and is responsible for assuring the quality of the work being delivered by the consultancy firm.

    Profile/qualifications of consultancy firm

    1. A registered management firm by relevant regulatory bodies
    2. Consultants with Master’s degree in nutrition; public Health, Public administration; international relations; development studies; social sciences
    3. Experience in management and administration of nutrition, food security and health projects/programmes is essential.
    4. Significant experience in the international environment with a proven record of managing and motivating diverse teams in complex environment. Field experience in multi-sector rural development or food, nutrition and health programmes and policies is an asset.
    5. Experience in working with government institutions, public service or equivalent.
    6. Experience in institutional analysis and design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and processes and development projects/ programmes.
    7. Excellent drafting skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    8. Knowledge of labour administration in Rwanda
    9. Project management skills, including strong monitoring skills.
    10. Proven leadership, coaching and mentorship skills and the ability to work tactfully in a complex environment with influence and flexibility.
    11. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
    12. Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    13. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is an added advantage.

    NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

    [1] Rwanda 2014-15 Demographic and Health Survey

    How to apply:

    Applications should be submitted by email to technicalassistance@nutritionintl.org and copy alexis.mucumbitsi@ecd.gov.rw before close of business 18th May 2018, EST (Ottawa Canada), with RWA-01 as subject of email. The application should include:

    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.

    • Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

    Rwanda: Public Financial Management (PFM) Expert

    Organization: Education Development Trust
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 17 May 2018

    Rwanda Education Board (REB) is currently implementing a Management Action Plan targeting further improvements in its Internal Audit, accounting practice, monitoring and evaluation, data and information management and public financial management (PFM). In this regard, the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is providing systems strengthening support to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) through the provision of three long-term embedded experts and through other activities. **

    The Building Learning Foundations programme (BLF) supports the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) ongoing efforts on improving the quality of teaching and school leadership in all of Rwanda’s Districts over the period 2017 to 2021. Funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the BLF will work at both the national and sub-national levels for the benefit of P1 to P3 English and Mathematics Teachers in all of Rwanda’s 2,494 primary Schools therefore targeting improvements in learner outcomes of over one million P1 to P3 pupils.

    The BLF is seeking applications from qualified and suitable persons for the position of PFM Expert based full-time at Kigali, Rwanda (with frequent travel to locations outside Kigali anticipated) and working under the direct management of the REB to provide advice, technical expertise and support to REB’s Internal Audit Unit.

    Job purpose:

    The purpose of this role is to provide advice, technical expertise and support to ongoing PFM reform efforts working alongside other REB and relevant Go stakeholders and with development partners as assigned by REB. **

    How to apply:

    For more information including application details, follow the link below.

    http://careers.educationdevelopmenttrust.com/vacancy/1434-Public-Financial-Management-(PFM)-Expert&page=2

    To find out more about the role including the person specification, please download the job description below. If you experience any issues with the application process please email: ssarecruitment@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisting will be done on an on going basis.