Local Coordinator job in Rwanda-September 2015


Position Title: Local Coordinator
Location: Nyamasheke
Organization: Winrock International, REACH-T Project
Reports To: Winrock Deputy Director/M&E Senior Advisor
Winrock International is recruiting for the position of Local Coordinator for a four-year, US Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded project, Rwanda Education Alternatives for Children in Tea-growing Areas (REACH-T).
The Local Coordinator will be based in implementation node/field office located in Nyamasheke, and covering REACH-T activities in districts of Nyamasheke, Rusizi, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru.
Key responsibilities include oversight of the implementation node activities and staff.

Position Summary:
The Local Coordinator will support the project by providing technical guidance and overseethe delivery of technical services to REACH-T beneficiaries, monitor project activities to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with work plans and USG regulations at the field/local level. The Local Coordinator will provide management support to Education Mobilizers, M&E assistants and MFS/Awareness officers.
He/she will report to theDeputy Director/M&E Senior Advisor. ,

Essential Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Serve as primary contacts for project partners and stakeholders, including local authorities and officials, and foster local ownership and participation in the project.
• Provide leadership and technical support for all local activities, staff and volunteers,and monitor project activities on a daily basis at field level.
• Responsible for implementing project activities at the field in collaboration with field staff and volunteers.
• Collaborate with partners, Community Volunteers (mentors, Community Activists (CAs), communities, and beneficiaries to design, deliver, and monitor quality child and household-focused services.
• Prepare spending projections and work plans for project activities at the field level.
• Lead work planning sessions with project staff for the implementation and monitoring of activities at the field level.
• Produce weekly work plans and budget forecasts that consolidate all REACH-T activities for the week and assign appropriate tasks to REACH-T field staff.
• Draft and submit to F&A Manager procurement plans, needs and budget forecasts for field activities
• Ensure the efficient use of project equipment and assets at field level.
• Ensure that project staffs achieve project deliverables in a timely, efficient manner.
• Provide weekly briefings to the REACH-T Deputy Director/M&E Senior Advisor through a written report on activities, upcoming plans, and challenges.
• Maintain open communication with the REACH-T Kigali office to arrange travel from Kigali to the field.
• Facilitate communication among local partners and stakeholders.
• Work at the district level to develop child labor plans and enforcement mechanisms.
• Design consultations and raise community awareness on child labor among CAs.
• Engage the private sector, local authorities and other partners with the aim of advancing project sustainability.
• Assist with special events, meetings, and conferences planning,
• Perform other project responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, development, social sciences, management, administration or related fields;
• Knowledge of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, including child labor issues
• Prior experience with community engagement/advocacy, awareness-raising, and management of community volunteers
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks
• Strong written and communications skills
• Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Driving License for Motorbike

To Apply:
• To apply, send a current resume and, copies of degrees & certificates, Motor driving licenseand cover letter to the offices of Winrock International/REACH-T Project, located Gasabo District, Remera Sector, Rukiri I Cell, St599, House 42,Backsideparking of BEAUSEJOURS Hotel.
• The subject of the email should reference “Winrock REACH-T Local Coordinator Application.”
• Applications must be submitted by September 18th,2015 at 12:00am.
• Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted