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


ARC is looking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual – for the position of ICT/Coding Initiative Officer based full time in Kigali on Fixed term contract.

 ICT/Coding Initiative Officer.


Reports to:  Creativity and Partnership Activator.

Job Summary:

The ICT /Coding Initiative Officer primary role is to lead the initiative in all sites in Rwanda, coordinating and leading assigned staff. S/he leads work planning and execution, staff and performance management, procurement and representation of the project. Also, overall reporting, briefs, and participates in planning and ideation for growth or expansion

The position holder supports the Rwanda creative and partnerships activator (CPA) in liaison with the UN and KLAB national officials, as well as direct project implementing partners – KLAB, UNHCR, and ARC. The position reports to the Rwanda CPA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the CPA, in close collaboration with KLAB officials, execute the implementation plan of the coding school;
  • Provide leadership, guidance to project staff, including performance management
  • Lead for project procurement, and liaison with ARC Operations unit
  • Participate in the design and implementation of a marketing plan of the ICT center and coding school in both Nyabiheke and Gihembe;
  • Facilitate the planning and delivery of effective orientation for coding school students;
  • Assist in field coding school staff leave the planning and play the interim role at the field when coding school staff are away
  • Support in preparation and submission of all required project reporting.
  • Support ARC effort in setting up a project governance committee, and attend team meetings
  • Assist in the orientation of partners visiting or working  with the coding school (liaise with the camp authorities to facilitate any visit);
  • Execute any other tasks as assign by the supervisor.

Education, Technical Skills & Knowledge required

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Information Science, or other directly related fields
  • At least three years direct or relatable working experience;
  • Proven work experience with a humanitarian agency in Rwanda or abroad would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, advanced computing knowledge, application
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in spoken and written English with aptitude in reporting are mandatory
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda required.

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 travel and spend long periods of time in remote field areas.


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.