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Rwanda: Faculty positions at an equity-focused medical school

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university, based in Rwanda, that aims to train a new generation of clinician-leaders to tackle the toughest problems in global health. UGHE is seeking multiple full-time faculty members to teach in its new medical degree program.

Founding faculty in the UGHE medical program will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses using cutting-edge pedagogical methods. UGHE seeks faculty with expertise in one of any of the following areas:

Visit the UGHE employment page at ughe.org/employment/ to see all open positions at UGHE.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Work on a team to develop longitudinal, integrated courses and lead the development of some of these courses

  • Develop learning objectives for full courses and individual lessons, align instruction with learning objectives, and assess student learning against objectives

  • Create excellent and engaging classroom exercises, assessments, case studies, discussions, simulations, and problem-solving activities

  • Develop, or research and source, course materials to be integrated into student assignments, including readings and teaching videos

  • Deliver interactive and engaging classroom instruction

  • Organize all course materials in a clear, presentable way on the UGHE learning management system

  • Teach laboratory classes, community-based clinical classes, simulation classes, or small-group seminars

  • Implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching and courses

  • Contribute to research at UGHE and to the development of a UGHE research agenda

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Mentor and advise students and supervise student research projects

  • Manage course supplies including ordering, stocking, preparation, and distribution

  • Manage student records and grades

  • Serve on university committees and represent the university on external committees as assigned

  • Perform additional duties as required

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MD / MBBS-equivalent degree, or a doctoral degree in a related field). Exceptional candidates with Master’s-level degrees will be considered.

  • Experience with teaching and curriculum development in higher education

  • Familiarity and experience with innovative teaching methods, such as team-based learning and problem-based learning, blended learning, formative assessment, peer instruction, or online learning

  • Track record of excellence in teaching and a passion for learning new material and teaching methods

  • Track record of research productivity with peer-reviewed publications

  • Experience with new and rapidly-growing organizations, initiatives, or departments, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Fluency in English required; French or Kinyarwanda language skills desired

Benefits of Working at UGHE

UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits. Faculty moving to UGHE from outside of Rwanda for this position will receive a relocation allotment and an annual stipend for travel to their home countries for themselves and eligible dependents.

Organizational Profile

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

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

The Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) program, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, MBBS students will also be granted the MGHD degree. In 2017, the Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (CNML) was developed to address the gaps in nursing and midwifery education and to meet the needs of the health care system and most vulnerable patients around the globe.

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

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

How to apply:

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Please visit the UGHE employment page to view full position descriptions and see instructions for application.

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Tubibe Amahoro (TA) supplying water plumbing equipment (request for proposal)

Tubibe Amahoro (TA) is a not-for-profit organization created in 1995. Its vision is to “Achieve a society of equity in which laws and human rights are respected by everyone”. Its mission consists of “Promoting respect of human rights and integral socioeconomic progress of Rwandan population emphasizing on gender promotion, local economic development, and education of rights”.

Request for Quotation Supplying water plumbing equipment

TUBIBE AMAHORO Association, is a not for profit organization, community based currently operating in Karongi and Ngororero districts of western province, and Burera district in Northern Province. Its main goal is to achieve a society in which laws and rights are respected by everyone, and its mission is to promote respect of human rights and integral socioeconomic progress of Rwandan population emphasizing civic participation and justice, sustainable community livelihoods and gender promotion. Hence, TUBIBE AMAHORO in partnership with ActionAid Rwanda support poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice by the means of community participation, empowerment and community capacity building.

TUBIBE AMAHORO invites proposals for:

Lot 1:Supplying water plumbing equipments

Required documents for submission:

  1. Bid Submission Letter
  2. Original Bank slip for payment of 10,000Rwfs of the Tender document
  3. A valid and notarial tax clearance document from RRA
  4. VAT registration certificate
  5. A valid and notarial clearance document from Rwanda Social Security Board
  6. At least three  certificates of successful completion of supply of similar items
  7. Bank certificate demonstrating that the supplier is eligible to benefit the overdraft or bank loan of at least ten million Rwandan francs (Frws 10, 000,000) to ensure the successful implementation of the contract in case the supplier wins this tender.

A complete set of tender documents may be obtained by interested candidates upon payment of non-refundable fees of 10,000Rwfs payable to account number 00087-000699128-32 named TA-FLOW II Project opened in Bank of Kigali.

Interested contractors, qualified and legally registered in Rwanda to execute such works may obtain the complete set of tender documents from TUBIBE AMAHORO HEAD OFFICE, located in Karongi district, Bwishyura sector, B.P. 110, Tel: 0789978658/0788924180 during normal working hours. Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in sealed envelopes marked with tender reference number and be deposited to: TUBIBE AMAHORO HEAD OFFICE, located in Karongi district, Bwishyura sector so as to be received on or before 26th March 2018 no later than 05:00PM local time. Prices quoted should be net inclusive of all taxes and delivery must be in Rwandan francs and shall remain valid until the closing date of the tender.

Done in Karongi, March 05th, 2018

Kabano Célestin

Executive Secretary of TUBIBE AMAHORO

Fully Funded African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications are invited for African Biomedical Engineering Mobility project scholarships for postgraduate students and academics from African.
ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs-­based health technology research and development. The project will train postgraduate students with skills and specializations not offered at their home institutions.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU’s funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship, and volunteering.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: January 29, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master as well doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Student mobility – Areas of study

The hosting partner institutions offer specializations in the following areas for master’s and doctoral study:

Level of incoming mobility

Degree- or credit-seeking mobility

Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Engineering

eHealth

Health Informatics

Medical Devices

& Instrumentation

Medical Imaging

AAU

master’s

degree

CU

master’s doctoral

both
degree

MUST

master’s

both

UCT

master’s doctoral

both
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  • Scholarship Award: The ABEM individual scholarships cover one roundtrip flight ticket, visa costs, participation costs (which may include tuition fees, registration fees and service fees), comprehensive insurance coverage (health, accident and travel) and a monthly subsistence allowance from which scholarship recipients are to cover accommodation expenses. The monthly subsistence allowance is calculated per mobility option (and can be viewed under ‘Scholarship Information and guidelines’).
  • Nationality: The eligible countries are presented in the table below:

Regions of Africa

Countries

Central

Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe

Eastern

Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania

Northern

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco

Southern

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Western

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

  • Number of Scholarships: The project will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members over a period of 60 months.
  • Scholarship can be taken in African Universities

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the scholarship, master’s and doctoral students must:

  • Must be a national and/ or resident of an eligible country.
  • At the time of the application for a scholarship, be registered/admitted in their final year or have obtained their most recent degree (or equivalent) from:
    • one of the higher education institutions included in the partnership (Target Group 1);
      or
    • a higher education institution not included in the partnership but established in an eligible country (Target Group 2)
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction in the host institution.
  • Meet the specific requirements of the host institution.

For staff to be eligible for ABEM scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:

  • Be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries.
  • Work in or be associated with a partner higher education institution.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the operational language in the host institution.

English Language Requirements: Students must have sufficient knowledge of the operational language in the host institution.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Visit the section “Applynow” on the website for instructions on how to complete your application. Only online applications will be considered.

OnlineApplication

Scholarship Link

The Rwandan Organization of Professional Counselors, Project Officer Jobs Vacancy

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A)    BACKGROUND

The Rwandan Organization of Professional Counselors ARCT–Ruhuka is a National Nonprofit making Organization, formed in April 30th 1998 and officially registered under the Ministerial Decree No.97/11 on 28 July, 2004 and registered by Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).  

Our mission:Is to lead the development and application

of innovative psychosocial approaches to mental health services and strengthen professional capacity in understanding, treating and preventing mental health problems for sustainable development.

Our Vision: ARCT-Ruhuka envisages a Rwanda where all people have access to integrated mental health services.

ARCT-Ruhuka wishes to recruit qualified candidates under the following positions:

1.    PROJECT OFFICER (1 position )

ARCT-RUHUKA with funding from TROCAIRE RWANDA, seek to recruit a qualified Project officer for one of its projects called “Ensuring effective functioning of community structures and referral mechanisms, in order to improve Gender Based Violence prevention and response in Rwanda”. The project will be operating and working with communities in the two districtsof Northern Provincenamely GAKENKE and RULINDO

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of the position is to support the overall implementation and day to day management, monitoring and evaluation of project activities to achieve the mission and goals of ARCT-RUHUKA Organization and in particular the project goals.

Key Duties:

Under the direct supervision of Programs Manager, the Project officer will be responsible for the following activitiesto ensure effective project implementation:

  • Will be part of ARCT –RuhukaTechnical  Team (TT);
  • Lead the project team in conjunction with the Executive secretariat of ARCT-Ruhuka and Management of TROCAIRE RWANDA.  ;
  • Overall day to day management and coordination of  the above mentioned project activities;
  • Develop a consolidated and detailed project implementation /work plan and provide professional progress reports  including ;   formal weekly , monthly quarterly and annual Plans and Reports;
  • Carry out  training needs assessment and identify existing gaps for building capacities of the project target groups for appropriate interventions;
  • Developing an integrated and tailored training manual/module for training of target groups;
  • In partnership with local authorities and the field staff , identify target groups and select participants for training;
  • Organize and conduct training on Gender, GBV and other project related topics as deemed necessary;
  • Develop,  monitoring and evaluation tools for the project interventions and provide recommendations for changes in approach accordingly that will help to capture progress and impact over time;
  • Work closely with other partners in the districts of operation to create synergy among different actors;
  • Attend project coordination and other organized meetings and  represent ARCT – Ruhuka as required;
  • Putting in place strategies to ensure high quality and professional services to the beneficiaries;
  • Create and maintain  networks  of relevant actors/stake holders for referral purposes , and maintain their data base for sustainability of the  project;
  • Regularly monitor, create data base with clear statistics, best practices /lessons learnt , challenges and strategies ( success stories /theories of change);
  • Plan and forecast project expenditures, activities, procurement to ensure fulfillment with the project contract and budget guidelines;
  • Monitor project budget income and expenditure to prevent overspending and/or under spending;
  • Taking part into partner organizational meetings, processes, representations and communications
  • Support in the project proposal development  and concept notes for potential donor-organizations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the line managers ( program manager, Executive secretariat) in relation to achievement of the organizational goals.

Essential Skills / Qualities Required

  • Ability to motivate people and work effectively in teams and partnerships with a various groups of stakeholders;
  • A person of integrity and trust worthy, transparent and accountable;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and ready to work as a team inrefugee environment;
  • Proven ability to develop professional modules, provide training, clinical supervision and counseling;
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills;
  • Developed computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, outlook and others;
  • Developed level of initiative, creativity and able to work semi-independently and solve problems under tight deadlines;
  • Willingness and ready to work in a rural setting.

Education And Experience Required

  • Preferably Masters or Bachelor degree (A0 )  in Gender studies, Development studies, Clinical psychology, Professional Counseling , social work, Management , or other related disciplines with at least 3  years practical  field experience
  • Previous experience in  training of gender and GBV related issues is highly required
  • Proven  experience in working at community levels in areas of Gender and GBV policy and laws   
  • Prior experience working in similar project and  in the field an added advantage

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Proficiency in English language is required (spoken and written); Kinyarwanda is obligatory and French is an added value.

HOW TO APPLY

 Applications for the position above should be submitted with the following documents:

  • Application letter addressed to the Chairperson of ARCT-Ruhuka
  • Signed CV with most recent previous experiences and at least 3 referees
  • Notified copies of academic qualifications
  • Copy of ID

For the above position , Qualifying candidates can submit  all the required documents addressed to the Chairperson of ARCT-Ruhuka,  not later than 9th November, 2017 at 12:00  at ARCT – Ruhuka Head offices in Kibagabaga, Kimironko sector; Gasabo District  or send by Email with all the required documents attached to: arct.recruitment@gmail.com;

NB:Due to large number of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted. For any other information, please contact us on telephone no. (+250) 787104307.

Rwanda: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant

Organization: Chance For Childhood
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Salary: £6,000 (Expenses will be paid for return economy flight to Rwanda, local travel, accommodation and subsistence)

Location: Rwanda

Contract length: 2 months

Reports to: Development Director

Chance for Childhood are looking for a consultant to evaluation our Education, Equality and Empowerment Project (EEE) in the three districts we work in, in Northern Rwanda, to assess the programme’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability as well as its outcomes. We hope that the evaluations findings will provide strategic guidance, programme support, and oversight as well as provide an opportunity for learning and accountability.

https://chanceforchildhood.org/job/monitoring-evaluation-learning-consultant/

How to apply:

To make an application

To apply, send a CV and a letter of application explaining your relevant work experience and your interest in this consultancy. Please also give details of two referees.

Applications by email are preferred. Applications should be sent to info@chanceforchildhood.org

If you would like to have an informal and confidential discussion about the role or about the process please contact the Development Director (Katie Fowler) via nikita.shrubsole@chanceforchildhood.org

Closing date: 30/11/2016

Gender Based Violence Project Officer

Background: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Kenya Country Office with financial support from UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Girls (EVAW) started implementation of a 3 year project in January 2016 in the northern Kenya counties of Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo. It is for this reason that IIRR is seeking to recruit a project officer to coordinate implementation of the project in the selected counties. The project is titled; “Stop Violence Against Women and Girls in Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo counties of Northern Kenya”.
Project goal: The overall goal of the project, is to ensure that women and girls in Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo counties of northern Kenya are better protected from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and harmful cultural practices e.g. early forced marriages and Female Genital Mutilation/cut (FGM/C) and survivors have access to support services (medical, psychosocial and legal) by December 2018.
POSITION: Gender Based Violence Project Officer
WORKSTATION: Field Office – Northern Kenya
Job Scope (Purpose): To provide technical support to the project assistants and local partners and thus ensure project activities by IIRR and partners are implemented according to plans and approved budget to achieve the desired results.
Key tasks:
Under the direct supervision of the Country Director (CD), the incumbent SGBV Project Officer will be based in Northern Kenya and be responsible in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:
Coordination and technical support:
§ In collaboration with CD, provide leadership/technical assistance on SGBV issues to the targeted communities and all stakeholders to ensure comprehensive approach to SGBV, and improve the visibility of IIRR in development work in Northern Kenya.
§ Support supervision of implementation of interventions to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) with targeted population through a strong community-based approach at the county level.
§ Organize SGBV working groups at the field level, providing much needed SGBV leadership in the 3 counties.
§ Attend and actively participate in the health cluster coordination meetings, providing inputs from the SGBV working group regularly including challenges and gaps and possible solutions.
§ Provide the necessary support for MISP implementation through programme development
§ Assist in the harmonization, reproduction and dissemination of national guidelines and treatment protocols for life saving procedures under the MISP for SGBV, as identified through needs assessments.
§ Facilitate capacity building (formal/ informal and supportive supervision) of Health care providers (HCPs), TOTs and Community Conversation Facilitators (CCFs) psychosocial counselors, law enforcement agencies, female activists, local government authorities and community leaders) and provide capacity development based on needs and gaps as identified through needs assessments.
§ Support in strengthening of GBV referral system or links and case management.
§ To facilitate the identification of human rights violations and protection risks, including poor access by persons with specific needs related to GBV to basic services.
§ Support the establishment and running of Community-based Protection Networks within the community.
§ Support the establishment/strengthening and running of Women Friendly Spaces (Save havens or rescue centres).
§ Ensure regular coordination with protection clusters in the counties and relevant government authorities.
§ Supervise the activities of the CCFs and prepare routine reports; monthly updates, quarterly, biannual and annual reports.
§ In collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the officer will lead in project monitoring and evaluation in coordination with the project assistants, partners and communities.
§ Lead in the development of culturally sensitive and appropriate Behavior Change Communication and Information and Education Communication (BCC/IEC) materials on SGBV and dissemination/distribution at strategic points.
§ Take lead in the preparation of appropriate content for dissemination through local FM radio on SGBV issues.
§ Contribute, within the strategic framework of the SGBV working groups activated in the respective counties, for implementation and strengthening of the SGBV response mechanisms in the three target counties.
§ Liaise with the state and county authorities (Ministries of Education/ Health/ Social services gender/ youth) and the Children’s Department and interact positively with development actors/ organizations to ensure that SGBV is integrated in all response programmes/ projects of relevant organizations.
§ Propose/ prepare procurement orders for medical supplies, equipment and accessories as necessary and coordinate provision of such supplies to the target health facilities/partners.
Partnerships:
Ø Identify and assess possible implementing partners for SGBV interventions in the target Counties
Ø Maintain and strengthen partnerships for SGBV project/programme implementation with the identified partners including local CBOs
Ø Facilitate the updating/ and signing of Letters of Undertaking or Memorandums of Understanding (LoU/MoUs) with implementing partners
Ø Participate in regular meetings with stakeholders and partners and address issues
Fundraising and advocacy:
Ø Assist in concept notes and project proposal writing to contribute to the appeal process of the health component that includes SRHR, maternal health, HIV prevention and medical care for survivors of sexual violence
Ø Support implementing partners in community sensitization in HIV/SGBV topics as per needs and identified gaps such that initiative is beneficiary driven.
Ø Advocate for minimum initial service package MISP for SGBV in humanitarian settings as lifesaving under the sphere project criteria
Monitoring and evaluation/ reporting
Ø Conduct regular monitoring of implementing partners’ activities to ensure that deliverables are met, given the budget and timelines.
Ø Collect, analyze and provide feedback on SGBV information and data to implementing partners and IIRR SGBV interns
Ø Regularly monitor and prepare reports on the rational and effective use of the commodities and supplies received through UNTF project.
Ø Conduct joint monitoring visits with government partners, UN Women, and CBOs, as indicated.
Ø Prepare standard periodic reports and progress updates on on-going UNTF SGBV interventions
Ø Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor (CD).
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  1. Values: Integrity, commitment, embracing cultural diversity, embracing change.
  2. Core Competencies: Achieving results, accountability, developing professional expertise, analytical thinking, working in teams, communicating for impact.
Ø Required skills set and other aspects:
· Possess advocacy skills
· Results-based programme orientation. Building partnerships
· Resource mobilization
· Job knowledge/Technical expertise. Proficiency in current computer Microsoft office software applications
· Ability to work under hardship conditions
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least a first degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing-BSN, or BSc Environmental Health/advanced degree in Public Health is preferable.
  • 3 years working experience in implementing SGBV Projects with INGO or Government
  • Fluency in written and oral English and spoken Kiswahili and an understanding of the local language (Either Samburu, Rendille or Borana) will be an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application Process:
If you are interested in this position, send us your application, a current CV including contact details of three (3) work-related referees, quoting current & expected remuneration. Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Closing date for applications is 30th September, 2016 before 5pm to:
The Human Resources Office
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Africa Regional Center
IIRR is an equal opportunity employer (for details about IIRR see www.iirr.org)

In-Country Volunteers

In-Country Volunteers
Applications Are Now Open!
International Service – Rwanda offers 12-weeks In-Country Volunteer and In-Country Team Leader placements on the ICS programme. International Citizen Service (ICS) is a program funded by the UK Government and run by a consortium of UK charities working in developing countries.
In Rwanda, International Service works in partnership with local development organisations called AJPRODHO –Jijukirwa and Bamporeze Association in the Northern Province specifically in Rulindo District and in the Eastern province Gatsibo District to implement ICS program with an intention of extending to other Districts. We provide opportunity for youth in Rwanda and the UK Volunteers to work in areas such as Human rights promotion, Child rights, Women and youth empowerment, Disability Rights, Livelihoods Skills Support and Education with local partners.
Rwandan based youth aged 18-25 years can apply as In-Country Volunteers, regardless of Skills, Educational Qualifications, Disability and Work History. But you must have good communication and interactional skills, be able to work in a multicultural context, fluent in English and Kinyarwanda and you are available and free from any commitment from 26th September to 22nd December 2016.
Complete the attached application form and submit your application form toICSapplication2016@gmail.com.
Deadline for application is no later than 12:00am Friday 9th September, 2016 (For more information you may contact us on 0736782278 / 0784049835 or visit our website www.internationalservice.org.uk.

Lawyers Wanted at IMBARAGA, Rwanda

IMBARAGA is a Farmers’ Organization; its mission is to promote and protect farmers’ social and economic rights through lobby and advocacy. In partnership with Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), Imbaraga is implementing a project that aims at Strengthening Citizen Participation in Public Policy and Service Delivery Processes in Gakenke District. In order to have the AJIC (Anti-corruption, Justice and Information Center) fully operational, IMBARAGA is seeking for a qualified, dynamic and motivated 2 Rwandan lawyers to fill the position of the AJIC Coordinator and Assistant AJIC Coordinator based in Gakenke District, Northern Province.
  1. Job Purpose
The “AJIC Coordinator and Assistant AJIC Coordinator” with the supervision of the Secretary General of IMBARAGA will have the responsibility to coordinate and manage the operation of the centre in particular; he/she shall take charge of the following tasks and responsibilities:
  1. Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the AJIC’s activities

  • Create and manage materials on laws and regulations which can help to provide high quality assistance and legal advice;

  • Identify and Coordinate particularly Youth, women, disables and other marginalized groups associations in the surrounding areas of the AJIC to increase their knowledge in public policy, human rights to enable them to effectively engage in the public affairs;

  • Analyze the complaints received from the victims of corruption and other related offences and provide at the first stage legal advices or advocate for them towards local authorities to find the solution or forward it to Transparency International Rwanda for appropriate follow up at the high level when necessary;

  • Create a database of complaints received or forwarded by Transparency International Rwanda;

  • Update regularly the database and organize the filing of the hard-copy of complaints in a professional way;

  • Send a weekly report of the cases received to Transparency International Rwanda for appropriate data base consolidation;

  • Collect properly all pieces of evidence related to a dossier;

  • Help the client received to drow the particulars of a claim, submissions, when necessary;

  • Conduct a field visit for the followup and advocacy activities on the cases received at AJIC,

  • Work closely with the District officials to handle the cases related to injustice and corruption;

  • Participate on quarterly basis in a radio call in at the district level on the selected topic on how citizens can contribute to the fight against corruption;

  • In partnership with Transparency International Rwanda, organize on semester basis, outreach activities at the district level to receive complaints of the victims of corruption and injustices and provide to them legal advice;

  • Identify key beneficiaries, capacity needs and recommend necessary action;

  • Receive and treat the AJIC visitors seeking for legal assistance in a professional and ethical manner;

  • Strictly respect and enforce the confidentiality of the clients’ data and information;

  • Provide a regular monthly outcome report and quarterly quantitative report.
  1. Desired Qualifications and Competencies
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Law;

  • Must have experience in legal affairs, conflict management and resolution;

  • Proven experience working with communities and able to adjust in rural settings;

  • Previous experience as judge, lawyer, or any other legal skills is an added advantage;

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English or French (knowledge of the 3 languages is an asset);

  • Full computer literacy;

  • Being responsible, proactive and person of integrity;

  • Availability to start immediately;

  • Driving license class A.
  1. Mode of Application
All interested candidates are invited to submit their application including CV, cover letter and academic qualifications at IMBARAGA Office located in Kicukiro District, Kanombe Sector ; Rubirizi Cell for the attention of the Legal Representative of IMBARAGA Organization or sent by Email to: abahinzi2013@yahoo.fr.
Deadline for applications is 06th September 2016 at 5pm.
NB:
  1. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted for written and oral test;

  2. Successful candidates will be expected to start work immediately.
Done at Kigali, on the 1st September 2016.
MUNYAKAZI Jean Paul
Legal Representative
Tel.07 88 84 33 03

Chemonics International,Human Resources Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million childr

en in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.Title: Human Resources OfficerProject: Rwanda Soma UmenyeProject SummarySoma Umenyewill work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesOversee and manage full cycle recruitment process, in compliance with established procedures and regulations, including but not limited to drafting job descriptions and interview questions, shortlisting and pre-screening candidates, conducting reference checks, and negotiating offers of employment.
Confirm all new hire paperwork is submitted, and personnel files are complete and compliant with Chemonics policy, local labor laws, and USAID regulations.
Ensure new hires are provided with adequate training regarding the project and relevant Chemonics policies in order to perform the job to the best of their ability, and are assimilated into Chemonics culture.
Maintain accurate timesheet records, and ensure all timesheets are submitted on time with the correct approval.
Ensure personnel and recruitment files are maintained according to requirements, ensure confidentiality and safety of data.
Work closely with assigned supervisor on communication to staff and labor law compliance, and help to ensure a positive and thriving work environment for all staff.
Manage and administer benefits according to appropriate plans and labor laws requirements, bring any requirement changes or suggestions for improvement to Director of Operations or assigned manager’s attention.
Assist in management of employee benefits, such as insurance, liaising with companies providing such benefits as needed, to ensure quality services provided.
Ensure project compliance with local labor laws by conducting regular audits, and keeping updated on local labor laws and human resources best practices.
Advise on disciplinary process, ensuring all actions taken comply with local labor laws and Chemonics policies, communicating with appropriate Home Office department as necessary.
Manage annual assessment process and ensure procedures are communicated and followed.
Work with employees and supervisors to prevent and/or resolve employee relations issues in coordination with Global Human Resources and Office of Business Conduct. Investigate allegations of wrongdoing (i.e., sexual harassment, harassment, fraud, and other), in coordination with management.
Ensure employee manual is up to date, communicate changes when applicable.
Ensure all HR management practices conform to the project’s and Chemonics’ policies, best practices, USAID rules and regulations, and the local labor laws.
Interpret and advise staff on Chemonics, USAID, and federal compliance policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Job QualificationsUniversity degree or equivalent in human resource management, project administration, project management or related field.
Minimum 8 (eight) years of experience as human resources manager for medium to large development projects and/or organizations required; experience working for a U.S. organization or USAID implementer in Rwanda highly preferred.
Knowledgeable on Rwandan labor laws, personnel benefits and taxes required; ability to interpret local labor laws, previous experience interacting with labor counsel preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.
Ability to exercise confidentiality and high level of professionalism.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Fluency in English required; written and spoken proficiency in French preferred.
Location of AssignmentThe location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.To apply to this position, please click the following link:
Human Resources Officer

Early Grade Reading Advisor

Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.

Title: Early Grade Reading Advisor

Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye

Project Summary

Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Work with the Early Grade Reading (EGR) Technical Director to:

Support the development (as needed) and implementation of Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) policies that support improved outcomes in early grade reading of Kinyarwanda.
Support the definition of book levels and the adaptation/creation of books to fit all identified levels.
Support development of training and mentoring materials for teachers in early grade reading in Kinyarwanda (in collaboration with other staff).
Leverage M&E data collected (likely on an ongoing basis) to inform adjustments in the project’s approach and ensure continued improvement in student reading outcomes.

Job Qualifications

A Master’s degree in education or a related field and at least 3 years’ experience working to improve primary grade literacy (preferably in Kinyarwanda), or a Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, and at least 7 years’ experience working to improve primary grade literacy (preferably in Kinyarwanda).
Demonstrated knowledge of Rwanda’s early grade language/reading curriculum in Kinyarwanda.
Proven track record contribution to knowledge management and policy development is preferred.
Experience promoting equity in learning outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs preferred.
Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Written and spoken proficiency in English.

Location of Assignment

The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.

To apply to this position, please go to the following link:

Early Grade Reading Advisor