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Rwanda: Sustainable Food Systems Agronomist (18-56 )

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and innovative Food Systems Agronomist knowledgeable in tropical production systems of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to lead a comprehensive review of sweetpotato and potato growth and production in major agro-ecologies and design a research program to effectively improve the integration of improved, biofortified and climate resilient sweetpotato and potato varieties into existing agro-ecologies where these crops plays an important role as well as the environments where they have high potential to improve human and animal nutrition. The position requires collaborating with breeders, seed system specialists, nutritionists, and agricultural economists.

The position: The successful candidate will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. This exciting position is an opportunity for an innovative food systems thinker to work with leading sweetpotato and potato experts in a variety of disciplines to reflect on the current state of knowledge on these important crops production systems and current and potential role in the context of climate change, the need for sustainable intensification and rapid urbanization on the African content. Gaps in knowledge will be identified and a world class research program developed to address those gaps, in consultation with a range of stakeholders in additional to CIP scientists. The Food System Agronomist will report to the Project Manager of the Sweetpotato Action for Security Health in Africa Project and he/she will co- report to the Leader of the Crop and System Sciences Division.

Selection Criteria:

  • Ph.D. degree in agronomy or other relevant degree.
  • Extensive working experience involved in food systems research.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and design and analysis of trial datasets from field experiments.
  • Knowledge of crop management and a good understanding of fertility and water management in the sub-Saharan African context, ideally in root or horticultural crops.
  • Skills in crop modeling.
  • Familiarity and ability to effectively use geographic information systems.
  • Exposure to and knowledge of key research findings in climate change and food systems research.
  • Prior work with or knowledge of a root and tuber crop preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Portuguese and French desirable.
  • Demonstrable ability to attract competitive funding.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams preferred.
  • Good record of publications and citations.
  • Willingness to travel and work under field conditions.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/), including a cover letter, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on June 21, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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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


    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.


    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: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda

    Organization: Spark
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 28 May 2018

    Project objectives:

    • New and increased effective, affordable, cost efficient and client centric financial and informational services offered by Financial Institutions (FIs) to Irish Potato small holder farmers (SHFs) to ensure financial inclusion for the poor;
    • Enhanced market position, efficiency and managerial competencies for Irish Potato SFHs and sustained relations with other chain operators (market players);
    • Increased financial literacy, changed positive mind-set towards digitalisation, access and use of digital information, communication, payments, savings and credits (and potential additional services) of SHFs.

    It is in this regards that SPARK is hiring Agri Business Coaches to support in empowering the Irish Potato SHF organizations (primary cooperatives, unions and Federation).

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities

    • The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:
    • Coordinating field activities in the areas of operations.
    • Responsible and accountable for the cooperatives members and farmers capacities development plans.
    • Help with MEL primary data collection through field visits and needs assessment of selected cooperatives.
    • Deliver trainings and coaching plans on the areas of Cooperative Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing and Access to Finance for cooperatives leaders and all members.
    • Conduct regular proximity coaching session for cooperative members focusing on membership responsibilities and accountability among others topics.
    • Help in the promotion and use of a newly introduced business informational system through mobile phones (USSD) that will be developed to assist farmers to get regular information on the potato business and market dynamics, prices, inputs availability and prices among other relevant information to inform / guise business decisions.
    • Serve as focal point to assist the target cooperatives with the market linkages with other key chain operators to ensure sustained fair relations and business performances (i.e.: supply contracts).
    • Conduct field visits to promote financial literacy and access to digital financing solutions by potato farmers.
    • Ensure a maximum uptake of the digital financing solutions through an intensive promotion and mobilization campaign as well as proximity coaching activities.
    • Submit monthly report which will be reviewed and validated by the project management team (PO, PM) a week before the quarterly planning meeting.
    • Participate to consultation meetings with the project implementation partners or services providers when required.
    • Be the focal points of Spark in the target districts and attend district meetings (I.e.: JADF, Open days) and ensure regular consultations with other local development stakeholders.

    Requirements and Skills

    • Experience in project management with international development organisation,
    • Project design, implementation, operations, and organisational restructuring;
    • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a field related to Agriculture, agribusiness, agri financing, international development or business administration;
    • Good knowledge and experience in Irish Potato sector value chain development including agri capacity development, agri business development services, rural agri financing and business environment in Rwanda;
    • In-depth understanding and knowledge of cooperatives and NGOs operating in agriculture sector in Rwanda;
    • Good oral, written and reporting skills;
    • Knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda;
    • Rwandan Nationality or in possession of work permit.

    SPARK Offers

    • A dynamic and exciting position in an international environment;
    • A fulltime appointment of 40 hours;
    • A gross monthly salary between RWF 600.000 and RWF 1.050.000 depending on professional experience;
    • Professional capacity building, training, exposure and networking opportunities.

    About SPARK

    SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organisation with 80+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports refugees in the Middle-East by providing them with scholarships in universities and higher education institutions in the region. SPARK also supports young entrepreneurs in fragile states, to start or grow their own businesses.

    SPARK Rwanda is currently implementing Irish Potato Value Chain Financing project (IPoVAF), with the aim of supporting smallholder farmers to increase access to financial services to enhance productivity, income and job opportunities for Irish Potato smallholder farmers. The project is implemented in partnership and collaboration with different partners including financial institutions, service providers, and the Rwanda federation of Irish potato farmers (FECOPORWA) to impact 50,000 smallholder farmers in Western and Northern provinces from 4 districts including Nyabihu, Rubavu, Musanze and Burera.

    How to apply:

    If you have any questions regarding SPARK or the position, please visit our website www.spark-online.org or call +250 784 578 087, with Reference: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda.

    If you are interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on https://vacancy.spark-online.org. The deadline for application is on the 28 May 2018. Reference: Agri Business Coach – Rwanda. Please include two references in your application (phone number and email) which we can contact during the selection process.

    All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can, therefore, take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

    If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

    Rwanda: Internal Audit Expert

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

    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 Internal Audit 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 Internal Audit reform efforts working alongside other REB and relevant GoR stakeholders and with development partners as assigned by REB. **

    How to apply:

    To find out more about the position and application details, follow the link 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.

    Rwanda: Investment Transaction Specialist- Rwanda

    Organization: Palladium International
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 08 May 2018

    Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

    For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

    Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is looking for investment transaction specialists to join a prospective team focused at stimulating and facilitating foreign direct investment into Africa to increase economic growth and prosperity.

    The ideal candidate will have financial modelling experience with business and FDI and in an investment/consultancy role advising primarily private sector clients or working within a multinational business.

    The role will involve:

    • Facilitating foreign direct investment transactions
    • Advising multinational enterprises on business plans, locations and strategy across a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, light vehicle/machinery assembly, construction and textiles
    • Providing advice to multinational enterprises on location and set up in new countries including around issues of land, tax, customs, workers' rights and other regulation
    • Working across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia to support the linkages and close deals, mergers and acquisitions between multinational companies and private enterprise

      Experience and willingness to live in the country of operation will be highly preferred.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=RWFtb24uRG95bGUuMDA4MzkuMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

    Rwanda: Senior Country Support Associate – Hepatitis, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 20 May 2018

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org CHAI is scaling up its viral hepatitis program, which will work towards improving access to treatment and diagnostics for hepatitis B and C in low and lower middle income countries.

    Summary of Position

    The Senior Country Support Associate will support the implementation and scale-up of CHAI's hepatitis country programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region with both supply and demand-side activities. The associate will be based in the SSA region and will support country teams as they begin to scale-up public viral hepatitis programs, helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality hepatitis drugs and diagnostic testing. The associate will also need to support the development of programmatic tools (costing, forecasting, supply planning, M&E) and financing strategies that can be used in the development of public treatment programs. Extensive travel will be required. The associate will report to the team program manager.

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong analytical abilities, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

    • Provide support to South Asia and SEA governments and CHAI country teams on program development and implementation relating to viral hepatitis
    • Help countries to build their capacity on costing, forecasting, and supply and distribution planning, including developing tools for use in public programs
    • Support country teams with budget and scenario analysis; help develop strategies to advocate for the changes with key in-country opinion leaders
    • Support the development of patient targets and model credible uptake forecasts for use in supplier business cases
    • Disseminate information from CHAI and other sources on supply dynamics and access-to-medicines issues
    • Develop coherent and convincing materials related to viral hepatitis programs for use in countries, with suppliers, and with donors
    • Provide coordination support on projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
    • Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
    • Handle any additional responsibilities that may arise as programs mature and programmatic priorities shift

    • Outstanding academic credentials

    • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience

    • Experience living and/or working in developing countries

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills

    • Strong quantitative skills, including significant experience working in excel on modeling

    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations

    • Applicants with management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience are strongly encouraged to apply

    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations

    • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information regarding various drugs

    • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision

    • High EQ and excellent interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly

    • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word


    Apply Here

    How to apply:

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    Kenya: Head of Cluster – East & Central Africa

    Organization: Tearfund
    Country: Kenya, Rwanda
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

    We're Christians passionate about ending poverty. We're following Jesus where the need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people's potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won't stop until poverty stops.

    We have an exciting new role at Tearfund for someone to head up our East and Central Africa Cluster.

    This role is responsible for leading, supporting, equipping and encouraging the Country Leads within the cluster to enable Tearfund's vision, outcomes and priorities to ensure ‘one Tearfund'.

    You will represent and support all aspects of Tearfund's work in the cluster, linking into appropriate regional churches/ bodies and to link with fellow clusters leads to ensure learning both within and across clusters. In addition, you will provide strategic leadership to the whole International Group (IG) effort alongside other members of the IG Senior Management Team.

    Do you have experience of:

    • Leading and delivering strategic and operational change within teams in country, cluster and across organisations.
    • Partnering with national NGO and church partner organisations
    • Connecting and building relationships with church bodies across the region
    • Organisational leadership, including forming and shaping a team.
    • Strategic and operational leadership of development and disaster management
    • Budget planning and management

    Are you able to:

    • Empower country teams to do their work and hold them accountable for results
    • Lead and inspire a team and back them with support to achieve a common vision
    • Plan, prioritise and organise multiple work tasks under tight timelines and in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders
    • Lead dynamically in changing contexts and through change within organisations, bringing fresh energy and vision
    • Make and take responsibility for operational decisions
    • Manage conflict effectively

    Are you:

    • An excellent leader with coaching and mentoring skills
    • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
    • A relationship-builder with networking skills Do you share in Tearfund's vision to see all people freed from poverty, living transformed lives, and reaching their God-given potential?

    Then we'd love to hear from you!

    All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.

    Please note: this role will be based in either Kenya or Rwanda.

    Tearfund offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary is market matched and will depend on where the role is located.

    Preference will be given to those with the right to live and work in countries within the region​

    How to apply:

    For further details or to apply please visit: http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/head-of-cluster—east–central-africa-1491/1517/description/

    Rwanda: Senior Analyst, Health Financing

    Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

    Specifically, the goal of CHAI's health financing work is to support countries to sustainably and substantially increase access to and utilization of quality essential health services. CHAI works with ministries of health to remove funding as a barrier for providers to deliver quality care and patients to access this care.

    CHAI currently seeks a Health Financing Senior Analyst to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to conduct analyses to inform decisions and streamline key processes to improve access to quality health services and to improve the management and the efficiency of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme. The Senior Analyst will report programmatically to the Head of CBHI (RSSB) and administratively to the Health Financing Program Manager. Under minimal supervision, the Senior Analyst will provide critical strategic and analytical support to RSSB and its stakeholders.

    This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with governments to develop critical skillsets, tools, and the capacity to enable better management and use of resources in health. Responsibilities include:

    • Conduct quantitative analyses, develop dashboards and present results to inform senior management decisions that improve efficiency, effectiveness, equity and sustainability of the CBHI scheme;
    • Lead structured trainings and provide technical support across divisions and units to build capacity across CBHI;
    • Propose enhancements to streamline critical processes to improve access to quality health care services;
    • Work closely with the CHAI team to advise on long term strategies to ensure financial sustainability of the CBHI scheme; and
    • Perform any other duties assigned by RSSB, the Health Financing Program Manager or Technical Advisor.

    CHAI works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and these health initiatives are a high priority for the government. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual who is a fast learner and who is both detail oriented and has the ability to ask the key questions or see the “big picture”. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellent communications skills, display cultural sensitivity and have experience working with senior leaders.

    • Bachelor's degree with a strongly preferred minimum of two years of professional experience in health insurance, health financing, management consulting with exposure to Healthcare clients, public health or other relevant private and public sector experience;
    • Highly-motivated, entrepreneurial, with outstanding problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities;
    • Demonstrated experience building and analyzing quantitative models to inform decision-making, including experience developing or evaluating financial models;
    • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with senior leaders;
    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively;
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments with a strong commitment to excellence;
    • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
    • Ability to manage ambiguity, work independently on complex projects and deliver results in a timely manner;
    • Advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint; and
    • Proficiency in English is required.


    • Proficiency in French;
    • Knowledge of IT system engineering;
    • Experience working on health care financing particularly in developing countries;
    • Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues including health systems challenges in developing countries; and
    • Experience working in Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.


    Apply Here

    How to apply:

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    Rwanda: Disability Assessment Adviser

    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

    About VSO

    VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

    Role overview

    Summary of role VSO Rwanda is looking for a consultant Disability Assessment Advisor with experience of identifying disability amongst children of primary school age to prepare the VSO team for a large scale assessment of the learning needs of primary school children with disabilities as part of a current national education project. The assessment has three phases: 1) Apply the Washington Group approach (tailored to children) to identify children with disabilities in a sample of schools in five Districts; 2) Establish the learning needs and possible interventions for children with the types of disabilities identified in phase 1; 3) Design project-level interventions to support children with disabilities in primary schools. The entire process is to be completed by the end of 2018. The Advisor will support the team to prepare for the assessment. Specifically the Advisor will ensure the VSO team and stakeholders have a full understanding of the Washington Group approach to establishing disability prevalence as means of identifying children for more detailed assessment of learning needs in the next phase of the assessment. The Advisor will provide theoretical and practical training to the VSO and key stakeholders in the project prior to the arrival of a further consultant who will design and lead the process of using the Washington Group approach in phase 1. The Advisor will support VSO and key stakeholders team to develop a basic approach to phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 of the assessment that is suitable to the Rwanda context by advising on possible approaches and anticipated challenges in each phase.

    Specific Terms of Reference 1) Theoretical training for VSO staff, VSO volunteers and key stakeholders: Design and deliver sufficient theoretical training on the Washington Group approach for up to 20 participants to equip a core group within the project team and amongst stakeholders with the knowledge to apply the approach in the project. The consultant is expected to integrate the online support provided by Leonard Cheshire International which provides remote training and advice on the Washington Group approach. 2) Practical training for VSO staff, VSO volunteers and key stakeholders: Design and deliver sufficient practical training to up to 20 participants 3) Develop basic roadmaps for phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 of the assessment: Advise VSO and stakeholders on possible approaches to each phase of the assessment that are suitable to the Rwandan context including the resources needed and anticipated challenges and other factors that need to be considered.

    DELIVERABLES: i) Work plan submitted by day 2 (in consultation with the VSO Social Inclusion and Governance Advisor and Health Programme Manager). ii) Training workshop on the Washington Group approach delivered to up to 20 participants. iii) Practical field-based training on the Washington Group approach delivered to up to 20 participants. iv) Basic road maps for each phase of the assessment produced. v) Basic road maps shared and discussed with VSO and key stakeholders.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    Education i) At least a Master's degree in relevant field from reputable university. Knowledge and skills i) Expert knowledge on the use of the Washington Group questions for establishing disability prevalence amongst children. ii) Strong ability to train others in applying the Washington Group questions to children and to communicate complex concepts and approaches to an audience with varied backgrounds. iii) Strong ability to train and supervise field teams to use the Washington Group questions to establish disability prevalence amongst children. iv) Expertise in analysing and reporting on findings and their implications to future programming work. v) Expert knowledge of disability, especially amongst children, preferably in Rwanda. vi) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships. vii) Able to work to tight timescales. Experience i) At least 10 years' experience in this area of work. ii) Experience of working in Rwanda or similar context in this area of work.

    How to apply

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

    To submit your application, click on 'Make an application' and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

    How to apply:

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    Rwanda: Project Director

    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 27 Mar 2018

    Project Director

    Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

    We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

    Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

    Role Purpose:

    The Project Director will provide leadership, strategic direction and operational management and oversight for a large scale and complex programme *. They will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the project consortium (led by Save the Children) and accountable for its performance and delivery of results.

    They will ensure the quality of the programme, including through capacity building and development of staff and partners, the oversight of technical assistance, effective monitoring and evaluation and the establishment of a culture of accountability, learning and continual improvement. They will ensure effective partnerships and relationships with relevant Line ministries and a wide range of actors at National level and will represent the project and consortium externally. They will ensure direct accountability to the donor, including satisfying all contractual obligations to ensure work is delivered on time and within budget.

    The post holder should have significant experience and a proven record of accomplishment in leading and managing large scale and complex development programmes in similar contexts, including experience of consortia and partner management, contract management and staff development.

    Contract Duration: Approximately 4 Years

    Location: Kigali, Rwanda

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Masters or PhD in Education or related field
    • Proven ability to manage large and complex contracts from institutional donors with substantial experience of managing multi-agency/ partner programmes. Experience with DFID funding preferable.
    • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
    • Ability to represent Save the Children and the project at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders at all levels.
    • Demonstrated experience of working with national level government structures, national NGO's, and/or local communities
    • Self-motivated and results orientated.
    • Highly numerate with demonstrable experience of data analysis and reporting tools.
    • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
    • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Substantial experience of guiding and leading strong teams in a multicultural context with a focus on coaching and mentoring
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
    • Commitment to Save the Children's aims, values and principles


    • Substantial experience of working and living in the region, ideally with professional experience in Rwanda
    • Fluency in Kinyarwanda

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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