ICT/Coding Initiative Assistant at American Refugee Committee (ARC)


ARC is looking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual – for the position of ICT/Coding Initiative Assistants based full time in Gihembe and Nyabiheke respectively on Fixed term Contract.



 ICT/Coding Initiative Assistants


Reports to:  Site Manager

Job Summary:

The ICT /Coding Assistant primary role is to coordinate all activities around the ARC-run ICT and Coding training centers in either Nyabiheke or Gihembe sites, as assigned. Notably, assure all initiative activities are followed-up and implemented according to the set work plan. At the site level, the position holder serves as the liaison for ARC site leadership, UN and Rwanda’s MINEMA officials, as well as direct project implementing partners – KLAB, UNHCR, and ARC. S/he is also responsible for site-specific report drafting and representation of the initiative, working hand in hand, and in consultation with the Site Manager. The position administratively reports to the assigned Site Manager, with technical support from ICT/Coding Initiative Officer (based in Kigali).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Site Manager, ensure implementation of the project work plan, progress tracking, and reporting
  • Close collaboration with assigned KLAB trainers and focal persons to deliver planned training and ICT activities
  • Participate in the implementation of the project marketing activities at assigned site levela
  • Facilitate the planning and delivery of effective orientation for coding school students;
  • Support in preparation and submission of the monthly report and all updates, documentation as may be required
  • Lead ARC efforts in nurturing, coordinating coding school governance committee activities, including convening and attending all governance team meetings at assigned site.
  • Contribute in storytelling around project customs and partners, providing insights on social media contents.
  • In collaboration/supervision with/of the Site Manager, assisting in the orientation of partners visiting or working  with the coding school (liaise with the camp authorities to facilitate any visit);
  • Plan and execute all activities around the ICT center and coding school premises maintenance and upkeep; and assure the security and safety of the center, fittings and equipment, its activities and participants: Using designated forms, track and record coding school classes attendance (Teachers and students), insure all coding school students are reminded of turning in assignments;
  • Report to the site manager about equipment condition, issue reports on any equipment dysfunction, and request repairs and coordinate maintenance.

Execute any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Education, Technical Skills & Knowledge required

  • Minimum Diploma in ICT, Information Science Communication, or directly related field; Bachelors preferred.
  • At least two years of relevant working, exposure or internship experience in similar work-settings;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite & overall advanced knowledge in computer applications and usage
  • Conversance with Rwanda ICT models, regulations and training approach a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written English with aptitude in reporting is mandatory
  • Working knowledge of Kinyarwanda preferred.

Minimum requirements:

  • Commitment to personally champion ARC’s program vision and mission and inspire others to do the same.
  • High level of flexibility and tolerance to ambiguity
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to situations as required due to changes on the ground
  • Collaborative, results-oriented team member
  • Ability to work in a sensitive, multi-cultural context as a respectful team player and manager
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to be based full time at, and spend long periods of time in remote field areas, working odd hours or days (including sometimes over weekends based on students needs)

Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 30th August 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.