Education Technical Program Manager job in Rwanda

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JOB OPPORTUNITY
EDUCATION TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Education Technical Program Manager. The position will be based in Kigali and reporting to the Integrated Programs Director.
Purpose of the position:
To provide technical leadership and guide the National Office Strategy in Education program supporting the design, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, planning and partnership processes in a manner that promotes continuous improvement and innovation in line with WV’s standards and guidelines and ensure alignment with the Government policies and strategies.
Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The major responsibilities include:
Resource Acquisition: Contribute in the process of identification, assessment and design of new Education projects, including participation in developing grant proposals, log frames, monitoring and evaluation plans and budgets in line with the LEAP framework.
Building Capacity: Support project implementation teams in Education sector through providing targeted training, tools and resources on a regular basis to facilitate timely and quality delivery of program
Monitoring, Evaluation & Planning:Support Education sector programs monitoring, evaluation, planning and reporting processes, with development of tools that can facilitate effective implementation and quality of project deliveries.
Technical input:Review, provide input and endorse Education programs technical matters, including providing support to the process of procurement, supply and delivery of all equipment and materials, staffing, and all other necessary inputs to successful project outcomes, working with relevant WV departments.

Mainstreaming: Contribute the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in all WVR Education program, in particular the integration of child protection, disability and gender. Ensure focus on Child Well-being outcomes, in particular the Education outcome, in all Livelihoods programs.

Information Management:Support keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all programme documents, resources, lessons and good practices, and facilitate their circulation and use within the NO, across the partnership and with partners.
Innovation:Facilitate the introduction of new, innovative practices, methodologies or concepts in WVR Education program.

Building Partnerships:Pursue and develop meaningful and formal partnerships with Government, UN agencies, NGO’s, research institutes and other community stakeholders that will compliment WVR Education program.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
• Minimum Qualification required: Degree in Education or social sciences.
• Experience: 3 years managing an education project, preferably in a senior position
• Preferred: Masters degree in Education, social work or social sciences or related discipline. Working experience in community development
• Technical Skills & Abilities:
o Fluency in English.
o Excellent project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle
o Excellent understanding of best practice Education and life skills approaches in community development
o Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets.
o Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills.
o Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes
o Strong negotiation skills.
o Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
o Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.
o Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.
o Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.
Working Environment / Conditions:
• Domestic Travel: 30% Regular internal travel to project areas is required.
• International Travel: 10% Periodic international travel will be required
• On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.

Salary:
• The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:
How to apply:
Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda
If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process
All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.
In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on wvrwanda-[email protected] (no applications will be accepted through this email)
The closing date for submission of applications is 24th August 2015; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks

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