Different job vacancies at Save the Children Rwanda

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 94 staff. SC is implementing an emergency response programme to support the Burundi refugees in Mahama Refugee Camp.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced nationals to fill the following positions:

1. YOUTH OFFICER
Place of Work:Kirehe District
Reports to:Staff directly reporting to this post: Community Protection Coordinator

TBC
Tentative start date: Immediately

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the support and guidance from the protection coordinator, the Youth officer is responsible for the implementation of Save the Children’s youth Protection emergency response in Mahama refugee camp. The overall aim of the role is to guide and supervise interventions to address protection concerns of the youth ensuring planned activities are implemented as planned. This includes psychosocial activities for youth, establishment of youth friendly centres and social integration with other existing Health and protection services within the camp.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• With support from the protection coordinator and field manager, develop youth project plans and lead in implementation in the following areas:
– Establishment of youth groups
– Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of youth and their families.
– Prevention and response to violence amongst youth including engagement, advocacy, and training.
– Establishment of youth friendly centres to ensure youth engagement as part of social support for the youth
– Assess needs for the youth and ensure the centres are equipped with relevant materials
– Work with men and boys on prevention of sexual violence
– Integration of protection especially SGBV into health response activities
• Provide leadership and guidance regarding project activities to all community volunteers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for youth meetings
• The Youth officer will provide programmatic support required for the successful implementation and will support the protection coordinator in up to date information regarding the challenges and recommend timely improvements required in the program.
• Work with the protection team to monitor project activities regularly, ensuring youths attend discussion sessions as laid out in the program model.
• Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
• Participate in development of weekly outreach plans with community volunteers, based on program needs; include strategies to reach youths who are more vulnerable within the camp
• Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community volunteers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
• Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of the youths especially adolescent girls
• Prepare and oversee implementation of youth related activities to ensure timely delivery of project activities, including through establishment of effective monitoring and evaluation systems and routine visits to project sites
• Establish and maintain relationships with local authorities, humanitarian actors, and community leaders,
• ensuring effective coordination and consultation
• Prepare and share regular programme progress reports
• Contribute to communications and media work as required.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
• Experience working with the youth and implementing youth friendly programs with general protection, child protection, community services projects in emergency settings, especially in complex security environments
• Education to BSc/BA/BED/any first degree related to Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar.
• Previous experience of managing a team and ability to support staff in challenging circumstances
• A high level of written and spoken English
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda and French desirable
• Knowledge of community based protection for the youths
• Experience in training and capacity building and willingness to dedicate time to work with partners
• Experience in monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in emergency contexts
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
• accountability
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.
• Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable
• Experience of working and living in refugee settings in Rwanda or similar contexts
• Experience of working with programmes for persons with special needs, mental health, youth
Experience leading teams
1. 2. Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Assistant (MEAL ASSISTANT)
Place of Work: Kirehe District
Reports to:Staff directly reporting to this post: MEAL Officer

TBC
Tentative start date: Immediately

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
In close collaboration with and under the direct supervision of the MEAL Officer, the MEAL Assistant will be responsible for entering data registered by Save the Children volunteers, staffs in emergency response in Burundian refugee camp. Key areas include (a) Assist MEAL officer with capture of beneficiaries information and complaints (b) Perform daily data entry services (c) Assure that hard copies of beneficiaries’ records remain confidential (d) Manage beneficiaries and complaints records by ensuring that data needed by the field office is provided in a timely, effective manner and is accurate (e) Assure protection of data system at all times (f) Support in the compilation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative emergency response data

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Prepare and sort documents / data sheets for the purpose of data entry
• Establish data entry priorities by maintaining and understanding of what data needs to be entered
• Enter beneficiaries data and complaints into prescribed database and spreadsheets
• Check and ensure accurate data has been entered into the database and spreadsheets
• Follow data management trainings to maintain data entry requirements
• Consult MEAL Officer regarding how to handle incomplete information
• Create and maintain logbooks of entered and updated data
• Upon delegation, respond to information access and retrieval requests from authorized members
• Check source documents against entered data to ensure data integrity and quality at every stage
• Assist in developing and maintaining improved records within the database system
• Produce automated data entry and integration reports when requested
• Data collation
• Work with volunteers and program teams to ensure quality data is received and entered
• Support in entering data from short rapid assessments as necessary
Child safeguarding
– understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives, which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse
– ensure the way he/she is carrying out work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing his/her work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”
– promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives
– Support the process of ensuring that child safeguarding and child protection mainstreaming are integrated into all M&E frameworks through measurable output and outcome indicators; and support the process of piloting and scaling up local level beneficiary complaints’ mechanisms in relation to staff conduct, with an emphasis on the Child Safeguarding Policy and measure to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:
– Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
– Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve
– performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
– Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal
– development and encourages others to do the same
– Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
– Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
– Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
– Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
– Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
– Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
– Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
– Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• University first degree or 2-year post-secondary education in information management or computer science
• At least one year of relevant experience working in planning, monitoring, evaluation and accountability in an NGO setting
• Experience working with data entry, using tablets or other electronic data collection devices being an asset
• Ability to work and willingness to live in Kirehe and work under pressure and extended hours as part of the work
• Ability to lead and drive the organization towards more child-centred integrated emergency response using participation and listening to beneficiaries, including children, as one of the main mechanisms for effective emergency response
1. 3. Awards Officer
Place of Work: Kirehe, Mahama Camp with frequent travels to Kigali
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this post: Awards & Partnerships Coordinator.

None
Tentative start date: End September

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The AwardsOfficer will work closely with the Awards & Partnerships Coordinator and the Response Team Leader and other Burundi Response Programme Staff to provide award management support to the Burundi Response programme especially focusing on budget monitoring and implementation, AMS data management and donor compliance support. On top of the above, the Awards Officer will undertake extra tasks assigned by the Supervisor in awards management at the CO.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
1. Updating AMS record of the Kirehe Response award with the relevant documentation in AMS and in hard copy.
2. Supporting the CO Awards Coordinator in preparing master budgets for each Burundi Response SOF and updating budget templates for posting in Agresso.
1. Proving the support required to the finance unit at the field/camp level which involves advising on the right SOFs for charging, review of different budget codes used, advising on the spending vis-à-vis the forecasts.
1. Updating of awards with related reporting timelines and ensuring that the reporting schedule is adhered to and updated whenever in need.
1. Assisting in preparing monthly BVA’s (Budget Variance Analysis) for review on the awards under the Response.

1. Regular review of Response Pipelines against AMS data ensuring all opportunities are captured in AMS and that any rejections/cancellations are updated.
2. Supporting the CO by ensuring that the award is properly closed out in AMS (at the end of the implementation period).
3. Assisting the CO team in preparing donor reports using correct donor formats for compliance.
4. Supporting the CO Awards Team in preparation for Kick off and Close Out meetings of the Response awards (where applicable).
5. Supporting in reviewing supporting documentation and ensuring compliance during ongoing monitoring visits and resulting capacity building efforts.
6. Assisting in the coordination of the field visits (hand in hand with the CO) and follow-up on financial issues. and
Any other relevant duties as may have been assigned by their Supervisor.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
• Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
• Creates an environment to maintain our culture of Child Safeguarding
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their colleagues to do the same.
• Aims for excellence in executing their tasks and shows initiative to overcome challenges to this goal.
Collaboration:
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, external partners and supporters
• Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
• Displays consistent excellent judgement and initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree in Finance.
• CPA or equivalent professional accounting qualification (is an added advantage).
• A prior experience in Awards/ Grants and/or Finance would be an added advantage.
• Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
• Some experience with computerised accounting packages will be desirable.
• Good experience in database use and management.
• High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
• Strong interpersonal communication and training skills.
• Proven ability to handle challenging workloads effectively.
• Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
• Commitment to Save the Children values.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to mailto: [email protected] The deadline for receiving applications is 16th September 2015.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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