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Rwanda: Social Policy Specialist, P-3, Kigali, Rwanda (64992)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 04 Apr 2018

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

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

And we never give up.

For every child, Equity

Guided by the 2030 Agenda principle of “leaving no one behind”, the UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme contributes to five priorities under the social transformation pillar of the Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation 2017–2024: (a) Ensuring access to quality health for all; (b) Reducing malnutrition; (c) Ensuring access to and improving the quality of education; (d) Moving towards a modern Rwandan household, and; (e) Enhancing graduation from poverty and promoting resilience.

UNICEF Rwanda Social Policy and Research Programme focuses on poverty reduction while contributing to all other outcome areas by supporting the Government to reduce multidimensional child poverty through: a.) Expansions of the access to integrated and well-resourced social protection mechanisms for poor families; b.) Budget analysis, monitoring and advocacy to allow planning of efficient and integrated programmes for children; and c). Generation of evidence on emerging drivers of inequity and deprivations, data generation and analysis with particular focus on multidimensional child poverty.

How can you make a difference?

  • You will be able to contribute to and shape the overall research function of the country programme to ensure its continued high standards of quality and innovation in research.
  • You will contribute to further strengthening of the high-standards set by the national statistical system to ensure SDGs and child rights are increasingly monitored through national surveys and data generational efforts.
  • You will be able to provide significant contribution to, and influence policies and programmes aimed at reduction of monetary and multidimensional poverty of the children of Rwanda.
  • Your work on policy analysis and research to address emerging dimensions of inequity will help shape policy and programme responses across the wide spectrum of the needs and rights of children in the country.
  • Main responsibilities include:

  • Generation and analysis of data on child poverty & vulnerability to support policy and programme development;
  • Generation and analysis of other data, including SDG monitoring as appropriate;
  • Provision of office-wide research support to country programme sections (both quantitative and qualitative data);
  • Design and management of cross-cutting operational research to inform programme and policy design;
  • Quality assurance and technical support to programme-specific research activities;
  • Support to research dissemination in collaboration with programme and communication section;
  • Development of research partnerships and capacities at national levelto strengthen monitoring of child-focused social services;
  • Contribute to research, data analysis, programme design and advocacy to strengthen coverage and impact of national social protection programmes on children;
  • Contribute to research and analysis to strengthen use of public financial resources for children.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in one of the following fields is required: Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in designing quantitative and qualitative research methods and tools, with focus on impact evaluations of equity focused and cross-sectoral programmes, including multidimensional poverty analysis. Relevant experience includes data collection training and fieldwork/data collection oversight, quality assurance and analysis of findings.
  • Proven experience in analysis and quality assurance of complex data sets.
  • Capacity to conceptualize, plan and manage research programmes
  • Experience in analysis and dissemination of research findings
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts,
  • Applying Technical Expertise;
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • 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.


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

    Due to time zone differences, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications at least a day before the advert closing date.

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511809

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    NYARUGURU DISTRICT,Advisor Jobs Vacancy

    Job: Advisor
    Organization: NYARUGURU DISTRICT
    Level: 3.II
    Reports To: Mayor
    No. of Positions: 1
    Deadline: 19/Dec/2017

    Job Description

    – Analyze any information (documents, files, reports, etc.) and issues brought to the attention of the Executive Committee for consideration and action, produce an executive summary thereof where appropriate and advise on alternative solutions;
    – Analyze the impact of intended and or existing Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), bilateral or multilateral agreements entered into or to be entered into by the District and advise accordingly;
    – Analyze the annual performance report of the District and provide advice on areas of improvement;
    – Draft and or review speeches and any other message to be delivered by members of the Executive Committee and serve as minutes taker for meetings of the Executive Committee;
    – Serve as a member of the District Technical Coordination Committee. Draft and or review speeches and any other message to be delivered by members of the Executive Committee and serve as minutes taker for meetings of the Executive Committee;
    – Serve as a member of the District Technical Coordination Committee.

    Job Profile

    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences, Law, International Relations, Governance, Management, Public Administration, Administrative Sciences or Bachelor of Arts with at least 3 years of working experience or Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, Law, International Relations, Governance, Management

    How To Apply

    Shell Ideas360 Global Ideas Competition for Students Worldwide Fully Funded to UK

    Shell Ideas360 is more than a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water, and Energy Resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. Collaborate with like-minded innovators, Shell experts, and mentors to expand your horizons.

    What is Shell Ideas360?

    Shell Ideas360 is a global competition organized by Shell International for students to develop game-changing ideas for tacklin
    g Energy, Water, and Food issues.

    Prizes and Benefits

    Rewards at Every Stage
    Stage 1
    Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone, and Kindle Fire) and a certificate of participation.
    Stage 2
    Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a certificate of participation.
    Stage 3
    Each member of the finalist teams will fly to Make The Future, London and receive a personalized medal and certificate of completion.
    Winners: The team will receive the Shell Ideas360 trophy and each member of the team wins an Adventure.

    Judges and Judging Criteria

    Our review process
    Our team of experts reads and reviews every idea. They need to be able to assess the strength of each idea and consider how well the submission answers the following questions. To help you, we’ve included some guidance of what you will need to consider.

    Novel: How novel or original is the idea?

    Your answer should include: What existing idea could you be compared to and why is your idea different? Why is your idea innovative?

    Doable: How easy is it to achieve the idea?

    Think about How do-able, achievable or feasible is this idea? What are the obstacles; be realistic and what would you need to deliver this.

    Value: What benefits (business/social/etc.) would the idea deliver? What is the potential value of this idea?

    Consider the wider value whether its financial, political, social or technology etc. And don’t try and sell this to Shell. This isn’t about Shell, this is about the idea.

    Relevance: How relevant is the idea of the Food/Energy/Water topic?

    Many of the ideas touch more than one of the topics, so please consider this in your answer. The greater the relevance, the greater the impact.


    A picture can tell a thousand words, so this year, our reviewers have asked for the image to ‘represent’ your idea. You can be creative as you like, but remember, this could make or break your entry. A diagram or drawing of your idea, well illustrated, may be a lot easier to understand than trying to explain your idea in a few hundred words.

    Submission deadline

    Ideas should be submitted online by 23:59 GMT on January 19, 2018.

    OMBUDSMAN OFFICE,Complaints Investigation Officer Jobs Vacancy

    Job: Complaints Investigation Officer

    Organization: OMBUDSMAN OFFICE

    Level: 5.II

    Reports To: Director of Priventing and Fighting Injustice Unit

    No. of Positions: 1

    Deadline: 07/Dec/2017

    Job Description

    – Carry out field visits to receive cases of injustice and propose relevant solutions ;
    – Develop the training program on modalities of prevention of injustice and corruption;
    – Training and sensitizing the entire population and local authorities;
    – Conduct Mediations;
    – Make the follow up of Good Governance ;
    – Prepare and organise training seminars for government employees and staff in public and private institutions, in non governmental organizations, so as to improve their conduct and working methods of the institution;
    – Train Volunteers at local level;
    – Set up all possible means of preventing and eradicating injustice, corruption and other related offences;
    – Moderate Conferences and Debates;
    – Assess the impact of solutions given by the Ombudsman Office to the Rwandan society;
    – Verify the implementation of the decisions taken by the Ombudsman Office ;
    – Manage the equipments and materials put at his/her disposal;
    – Prepare reports of the Unit;
    – Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Job Profile

    Profile: A0 in Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Education Sciences, Administrative Sciences, Conflict Resolution Knowledge and technical skills required:
    – Knowledge of Substantive Law and Legal Procedures;
    – Knowledge of investigation and evidence gathering techniques;
    – Knowledge of court processes and procedures;
    – Negotiations Skills;
    – Stress management skills;
    – Networking skills and result
    – oriented;
    – Report writing and presentation skills;
    – Analytical and problem solving;
    – Team working skills;
    – Computer skills;
    – Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and French. knowledge of all is an advantage.

    How To Apply

    The Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda,Press and Information Officer Jobs Vacancy


    (maternity replacement; fixed contract 03/01/2018 to 24/04/2018)

    The Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda seeks to employ maternity leave replacement for Press and Information Officer. The post is based at the Delegation offices in Kigali. The incumbent will report to the Head of Political, Press and Information Section. The Delegation of the European Union offers exciting work in a vibrant multicultural environment with excellent opportunities for professional development.


    • Management of press relations of the EU Delegation, including management of working relations with media, preparation and dissemination of press releases, organization of press briefings/press conferences, organization of TV/radio/print interviews, and similar activities.
    • Management of information and public diplomacy activities of the EU Delegation, including maintenance and regular update of EU Delegation’s on line information sources (website, social media)
    • Monitoring of media and preparation of daily press review summarizing main political, economic and other developments in the country


    University degree preferably in Journalism/Communications, Political Sciences, International Relations or related area. Candidates must be fully computer literate and possess superior analytical, drafting and organizational skills. Candidates must be fluent in English and have at least working knowledge of French. At least basic working knowledge of would be a strong advantage.


    Fixed contract for the period of 03/01/2018 – 24/04/2018 (maternity leave replacement).


    The Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda applies a policy of equal opportunities. Interested applicants should send their applications in English to the attention of the Head of Political, Press and Information by email to DELEGATION-RWANDA-POLITICS@eeas.europa.eu

    Applications must contain:

    1. Letter of motivation
    2. Curriculum Vitae with reference contacts
    3. Supporting documents providing proof of educational background and professional experience.

    The email containing all supporting documents should clearly mention “Vacancy Press and Information Officer”. Candidates who have not submitted the required supporting documents will not be considered.

    Deadline for receipt of applications: 11/12 at 17:00 Kigali time. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Trócaire,(TOR) the Development of a Participatory Governance Module Related to Agriculture

    Terms of Reference (TOR) for the development of a participatory governance module related to agriculture.


    Trócaire Rwanda

    BHC Building, 260 Bvd de l’Umuganda, Kacyiru, P.O. Box 2040,

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Tel : (+250) 0252 502663 / (+250) 0252 502664

    Programme Pillar

    Resource Rights

    Project title

    Enhancing Participatory governance and Accountability of Local Leaders and Public Institutions towards Citizens, Particularly Women and Youth




    Develop a participatory governance module related to agriculture targeting local authority officials in Kinyarwanda and English.

    Duration of the assignment

    10 calendar days


    Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, established in 1973 and currently has presence in more than 17 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia including Rwanda. Trócaire has been operating in Rwanda since 1994 and is currently implementing a 5 year Strategic plan from 2016-2020 focused on 3 programme pillars: Resource Rights, Women’s Empowerment and Preparing and Responding to Emergencies. Trócaire does not implement programme directly. Instead the organization works in partnership with local civil society and Catholic organisations in 7 districts in Rwanda.

    Trócaire secured a USAID cooperative agreement Award to implement the project entitled Enhancing Participatory Governance and Accountability effective April 13th 2017. The project is oriented towards strengthening participatory and accountable governance through the participation of civil society and citizens, particularly women and youth, in the formulation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of development policies and programs in the agricultural sector in five districts of Rwanda namely Rulindo, Gakenke, Nyanza, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru.

    This project will strengthen the capacity of partner staff and civil society organizations to actively engage in agriculture policy dialogue, budget monitoring and advocacy. It intends to better link the national agriculture budget to the population’s priorities, needs and rights through informed analysis and contributions to budget proposals, monitoring and tracking public revenues and expenditures, and supporting citizens’ budget literacy. Sub-grantees staff and CSO active engagement will ensure a more needs-responsive and inclusive policy-making, fostering a stronger governance and improving public authorities’ accountability. In order for sub-grantees and CSOs to be active in the agriculture sector and be able to fulfill their roles, the project will contribute to building an inclusive and empowered civil society in the field of agriculture through strengthening of existing organizations and networks and the creation of new networks and coalitions to drive agricultural policy dialogues.

    Following on what is mentioned above, Trócaire wishes to hire the services of a consultant /firms to carry out the tasks of developing a participatory governance module related to agriculturewhich targets local authority officials. This module should be developed in Kinyarwanda and English.

    Purpose and scope of the assignment

    The purpose of this term of reference is to solicit the services of a consultant/consultancy firm to develop a participatory governance module related to agriculturewhich targets local authority officials in Kinyarwanda and English.

    Expected Results /Deliverables

    • A participatory governance module on agriculture to be developed to facilitate the process of participation in agricultural governance processes and increase the skills of local authority officials  on agricultural policy and budget processes;
    • The module to be produced and validated by Trocaire and sub-grantees; and
    • Trócaire as well sub-grantees staff and network members’ capacity in participatory governance on agriculture policy and advocacy and facilitation skills are is enhanced.

    Required Expertise

    The consultant/consultancy firm will have:

    • Extensive experience in developing/adopting training tools related to agriculture in Kinyarwanda and English;
    • Familiarity withagricultural policy advocacy initiatives in Rwanda;
    • Familiarity with Rwanda’s policy framework, context and budgeting process and calendars;
    • Practical knowledge on policy & budget monitoring issues, governance and accountability,with hands-on experience in agriculture policy & budgeting process analysis and advocacy for at least five (3) years;
    • VAT and other tax registration certification;
    • Experience of working with CSOs in the area of agricultural policy formulation is an advantage;
    • Good communication, facilitation and analytical skills, and proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda;
    • Team work skills; and
    • Hold a Masters’ Degree in Economics, Political Sciences, Development Studies or related field.

    Scope of the Assignment

    The task of the development of the participatory governance module will take up to ten calendar days (10) in general, involving:

    Duration of the assignment

    • The assignment is expected to be completed by November 20th, 2017, and should be conducted in no more than 10 days. The consultant/consultancy firm should ensure that the plan includes four (4) days of developing participatory governance module on agriculture targeting local authority officials;
    • The consultant will have to conduct a one(1) day validation meeting on the developed module related to agriculture; and
    • Four (4) days inclusion of input and review comments from partners.

    Conflict of interest.

    Any conflict of interest involving an applicant must be fully disclosed to Trócaire. Failure to disclose a conflict may disqualify an applicant or invalidate an award of the contract. Applicants are required to declare any current or past work which might reasonably be considered to represent a conflict of interest.  It will be for Trócaire to decide if any material conflict of interest exists and applicants in doubt in this regard should seek the advice of Trócaire.

    Intellectual property

    Any concepts, guidelines or other material developed during the contract will be considered as property of Trócaire and may be used by Trócaire.

    Submission of proposals

    All interested and qualified consultants should submit financial and technical proposal by November 13th, 2017at 16:00 hours by email to claire.uwineza@trocaire.org with a copy to fred.ntakirutinka@trocaire.org andemmanuel.karulinda@trocaire.org. The financial proposal should be inclusive of tax and in quoted in Rwandan Francs (RWF). Demonstrable experience and Value for Money (VFM) will be key considerations in evaluating proposals submitted.  Only suitably qualified consultants resident in Rwanda will be considered. Any questions regarding this consultancy should be directed to the same email addresses.

    1 November 2017

    Dony Mazingaizo

    Country Director

    Rwamagana District,Itorero coordination and Community Mobilisation officer Jobs Vacancy

    Job Description

    – Elaborate a local strategy on Itorero and Community Mobilization, monitor its implementation across Sectors and other public and non-public institutions, and produce consolidated reports thereof; – Coordinate the establishment and supervise the functioning of Itorero program at Sector level, schools, public and private institutions across the District; – Monitor the mobilization and recruitment of volunteers and coordinate the evaluation of their activities across the District; – Coordinate activities of the National Commission of Unity and Reconciliation across the District and serve as the Secretary to the Itorero activities Coordination committee; – Maintain and update a consolidated databank of Itorero and Unity and Reconciliation activities at the District level.

    Job Profile

    A0 in Political Sciences, Public Administration, Administrative Sciences,Social works, History, Sociology, Education Sciences, Linguisitc and Literature. Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required: -Extensive knowledge in Itorero Coordination and Community Mobilisation -Good knowledge of government policy-making processes; -Analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. -Organizational Skills; -Communication Skills; -High analytical Skills; -Complex Problem Solving; -Time management Skills; -Team working Skills; -Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage

    How To Apply

    National Reconciliation Programming Officer

    Open to Internal and External Candidates
    Position Title: National Reconciliation Programming Officer
    Vacancy Notice: SVN/IOM/050/2017
    Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia
    Classification: General Service Staff, Grade NO-A (Third Party Contract)
    Type of Appointment: Short term, six (6) months with possibility of extension
    Organizational Unit: Somalia Stabilization Initiatives (SSI)
    Direct Supervision: Deputy Chief of Party – SSI
    Overall Supervision: Chief of Party – SSI
    Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
    Closing Date: 04 August 2017
    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
    IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
    The OTI funded SSI project in Somalia is primarily a community-based, small grants initiative implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of Government, particularly newly formed District Administrations and regional state institutions. The overall objective of the program is to support the political transition of Somalia towards a functioning and stabilized Federal State through activities that promote good governance, consolidation of the federal structure, and a receptive environment to respond to emerging political contingencies;
    Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party for the Somalia Stabilization Initiative (SSI), the, the Reconciliation Program Officer will be responsible for contributing to the formulation and implementation of the program’s reconciliation plan, working closely with the various SSI program teams and USAID/OTI to coordinate and plan both stand-alone activities and those integrated into broader program activities.
    Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission of IOM Somalia and under the overall supervision of the SSI Chief of Party and reporting directly to the SSI Deputy Chief of party in Mogadishu, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, coordination, execution, monitoring, and management of the reconciliation program of the OTI SSI portfolio, starting in in the Jubbaland state of Somalia (JSS) and possibly expanding into other areas, as needed and determined in consultation with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and USAID/OTI.
    Core Functions / Responsibilities:
    The National Reconciliation Program Officer responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following;
    1. Provide input to the program management on implementation plan including where to focus program resources, operational relationships with government entities and operational challenges as they arise in areas of operation;
    2. Participate in baseline conflict assessment and peace mapping, research and coordination of data and research on conflicts and peace across the country with training programs for IOM-SSI staff, Somali Government officials and other partners;
    3. Suggest uniform and consistent reconciliation and peace-building activities at the national, state and district level;
    4. Provide input to grant and procurement award processes to ensure that activity deliverables are achieved, including drafting scopes of work for service providers and implementing partners, monitoring technical deliverables and following up on deadlines to ensure on-time delivery of project outputs;
    5. Provide technical advice and support field staff in planning and implementation of reconciliation activities;
    6. Ensure portfolio program successes are appropriately shared with the SMT;
    7. Share information on relevant reconciliation activities to the Reporting Unit for the preparation of weekly/Biweekly report;
    8. Undertake duty travel as required, to support implementation of reconciliation activities and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
    9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the SSI Deputy Chief of Party.
    Required Qualifications and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, Political or Social sciences or a related field;
    • Master’s degree in either of the above fields will be an added advantage;
    • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite;
    • Demonstrated experience in project Cycle management;
    • Proven skills and experience projects monitoring and evaluation’
    • Good report writing skills;
    • Thorough understanding and knowledge in working and coordinating with government agencies and other development partners.
    • Minimum of Two years of professional experience with a Master’s degree or a minimum of Five years of professional experience, in the field of governance and development especially in international organizations such as NGOs or USAID funded programs;
    • Experience in community participation and consensus-building projects;
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of government structures and current development planning in Somalia;
    • Demonstrated capacity to understand and analyze the national, regional, and local political context in Somalia, and especially Mogadishu;
    • A drive for results in a high-volume, quick-paced program environment; creativity and analytical capability required to respond to evolving program demands and current events.
    Fluency in English and Somali is required.
    Required Competencies
    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services
    • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
    • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
    • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
    • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
    Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
    Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

    How to apply:
    Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No….) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.
    Closing Date: 18th August 2017
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Posting period: 04.08.2017 to 18.08.2017

    Consultant – Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Officer

    Position Title : Consultant – Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Officer
    Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
    Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE
    Type of Appointment : Consultant, 6 months with possibility of extension
    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
    Closing Date : 11 January 2017
    Reference Code: CON 2016/40
    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration
    and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM
    is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by
    providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
    Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Emergencies (DOE)
    and the overall direction of the Deputy Director of the Department of Operations and
    Emergencies, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of the IOM
    Framework for Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
    Core Functions / Responsibilities:
    1. Undertake a comprehensive review of existing AAP strategies and practices within the organization while also reviewing other relevant documents and partners’ strategies on the topic (including documents from CHS Alliance/UN/ICRC/NGO/etc.).
    2. Based on desk review develop a summary report of findings including best practice, challenges, gaps and recommendations.
    3. Convene and consult with the inter-departmental working group on AAP and with relevant other internal stakeholders on the process of framework development.
    4. Draft, share for consultation and engage in a process of approval of IOM’s AAP framework.
    5. Develop and consolidate existing tools on AAP in line with the framework that can guide IOM staff in improving the integration of AAP principles and practice in programme implementation.
    6. Consult with other stakeholders within the humanitarian community as well as in other sectors to identify innovative approaches/tools for AAP.
    7. Organize and follow-up consultation events with external partners on the draft AAP framework.
    8. Ensure that all IOM missions involved in crisis response and relevant IOM stakeholders are aware and have access to the approved AAP framework and its associated tools.
    9. Support the integration of AAP perspectives into strategic planning and programme implementation.
    10. Contribute to the establishment of a system to monitor and document efforts by Missions to apply AAP principles into the development of projects and the implementation of activities (including success stories, challenges, etc.).
    11. Steer the development of a short AAP video on the key principles of the framework.
    12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • Completed advanced university degree from an accredited academic institution, preferably in Political Science and/or International Relations or related area.
    • Five years of relevant professional experience (or seven years for candidates with first level university degree) in an international organization in research and project development, implementation and evaluation;
    • Experience working on Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) initatives with UN or international organizations;
    • Thorough knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and familiarity with migration matters;
    • Excellent knowledge of environmental degradation and climate change specific research;
    • Excellent drafting skills, experience in writing papers, briefings, articles and with own work published desirable;
    • Proven expertise in project development with a research component, fund raising, collaboration with other international organizations and network/partnership building;
    • Training and experience in conducting research studies preferred and capacity to present research results in international events;
    • Good level of computer literacy.
    Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and Spanish an advantage.
    Desirable Competencies:
    • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
    • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
    • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
    • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
    • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
    • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
    • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
    • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
    • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
    • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
    • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
    • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
    system, by 11 January 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
    For further information, please refer to:
    In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on
    your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
    Posting period:
    From 22.12.2016 to 11.01.2017

    Rwanda: Head of Office Rwanda

    Organization: Kvinna Till Kvinna
    Country: Rwanda
    Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

    Head of Office Rwanda

    Kvinna till Kvinna is recruiting a Head of Office responsible for its operations in Rwanda, to be based in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Kvinna till Kvinna and its Rwanda operations

    Kvinna till Kvinna is a non-profit organisation that supports women’s organising in conflict-affected/ post conflict contexts with the aim to advance women’s rights and promote sustainable peace. It does so by strengthening and supporting women’s rights organisations (organisational, thematical and economical). Kvinna till Kvinna is organised around three departments – Programme/Field, Communication, and Support. Through its Headquarter in Stockholm and 11 country offices, it nowadays supports more than 100 women’s rights organisations in five different regions (Western Balkans, South Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa).

    Kvinna till Kvinna will, pending registration with Rwanda authorities, set up a new office in Rwanda in 2017. The Head of office will therefore be responsible for setting-up the Rwanda office, hiring the Rwanda Office team, select partner organisations, start-up and oversee the implementation of Kvinna till Kvinna programme activities.

    Job Description

    The Head of Office reports to the Regional Manager Africa, based at Headquarters.

    As Head of Office you have the overall responsibility to develop and ensure the implementation of programmes in Rwanda, in accordance with Kvinna till Kvinna’s mandate, policies, delegation of authority, working methods, operational plan, budget and agreements with donors and partner organisations.

    You hold managerial, administrative, and financial responsibility, including for the management of the overall country budget. You supervise the work of the Rwanda office employees.

    Additionally, you are Kvinna till Kvinna’s official representative for the country. This also entails networking and maintaining relationships with relevant international and Rwandan governmental and non-governmental organisations/institutions, and developing and maintaining partnerships, first and foremost with Rwandan women’s rights organisations.

    The assignment requires several international trips per year including to attend management meetings.


    Professional qualifications

    · Bachelor degree in Political science, Gender studies, International relations, Development studies or other relevant field;

    · Minimum eight years of work experience, including at least two in a managerial position with responsibilities over at least 3-5 staff and a medium-sized budget;

    · Solid experience of development cooperation work, preferably from Rwanda, working in partnership with local women organisations or civil society actors

    · Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following thematic areas: promotion of gender equality/respect for women’s rights; women’s empowerment; gender-based violence prevention; and/or support to women’s human rights defenders;

    · Experience in programme and project development, management, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and learning, and strong analytical, strategic and operational planning skills, as well as experience in results based management and quality assurance;

    · Experience as responsible for the safety of an organisation and its staff;

    · Experience in fundraising;

    · Solid computer skills and experience performing or overseeing administrative and finance-related tasks (financial follow-up);

    · Fluent in English, orally and in written, and ability to communicate orally in French or Kinyarwanda; and

    · A valid driver’s license.

    Personal qualifications

    · Collaborative, team-oriented, leader with the ability to motivate others;

    · Strategic, goal-orientated with the ability to prioritise and delegate;

    · Responsible, flexible and adaptable;

    · Engaged and interested in women’s rights;

    · Ability to handle stressful situation and peaks of intense workload, while keeping a healthy work/life balance;


    · Master degree in Political science, Gender studies, International relations, Development studies or other relevant field from a recognized university;

    · Interest in/and experience of methods development and capacity-building;

    · Experience working with women’s rights, voluntary or professionally;

    · Knowledge of International Human Rights Law and/or International Humanitarian Law;

    · Familiarity with the Rwandese gender/women’s rights environment;

    · Knowledge of the Swedish language;

    · Familiarity with Kvinna till Kvinna’s mandate and working methods.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    One-year fulltime contract (international development cooperation assignment) with possibility of extension (up to five years pending funding).

    Kvinna till Kvinna has collective agreement (Tjänstemän Idea, Unionen och Akademikerförbunden) and offers a competitive benefits package.

    Start of employment as soon as possible but no later than February 28th, 2017

    The nature of work is such that we prefer female candidates, either self-identified or legal. Otherwise we strive for diversity.[MB1]

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    How to apply:


    We will continuously do candidate selections and interviews during the application period. Send your application no later than January 15th, 2017, to job@kvinnatillkvinna.se Please write Head of Office Rwanda in the subject line.

    Your application shall include a letter of motivation and CV, in English, in the same file. Please answer the following questions in the letter of motivation:

    • What do you find interesting in this position and what would be developing?
    • Which of your experiences and knowledge would you use in this position?


    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Regional Manager Africa Malin Brenk, +46 (0)8 588 891 73. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer Masae Shimizu, +46 (0)8 588 891 70.

    Representatives for the local unions: Disa Kammars Larsson, Akademikerförbunden, +46 (0)8-588 891 50 and Anna Sundén, Unionen, +46 (0)8-588 891 65.