Resource Center Assistant job at VSO Rwanda


Resource Center Assistant
Nyamagabe, Rwanda
Fixed Term, 14 months
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Role overview

The Resource Center Assistants will be part of a team led by a Project Coordinator and including the Training Officer to ensure the project outcome is delivered to the quality required by the programme.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
The local Resource Centre Assistants (RCAs) will be responsible for ensuring the supply, management and security of materials and equipment in the Resource Centres, leading on activities based in the Resource Centre and receiving visitors to the centre.
• Ensure day-to-day proper running of Resource Centers
• Provide logistical support for activities including trainings organized under the project
• Ensure all resources and materials required for the resource center are in place.
• Build and maintain effective working relationships with project stakeholders at the district level
• Increase the community ownership of project interventions by mobilizing the range of stakeholders including educators, parents/caregivers, healthcare providers, CHWs and NCPD representatives and the community in general.
• Work collaboratively with the Training Officer to facilitate access to educational resources and teaching strategies to educators
• To facilitate access to information and training on care and support for children with special needs to a range of audiences including parents, healthcare providers, CHWs and NCPD as well as the wider community
• Collaborate with project stakeholders to identify, collect and manage data about children with disabilities in the area and creating linkages and signposts between different stakeholders offering support to children with special needs
• Ensure internal reporting requirements are met in terms of deadlines and content including progress of activities, M&E, challenges, mitigation actions, and financial accountability.
• Perform any other activity related to the project or other VSO businesses as assigned by the line manager
• You will need to have a degree in an area of social science, preferably in an area of Inclusive and/or Special Needs Education or disability rights; Education, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work with demonstrable experience in working with local government /programme administration and management; excellent interpersonal and planning skills are essential along with the capacity to work as an effective team player; self-motivated, with attention to details and pro-active, with strong communication skills (fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda) and good computer skills.
How to apply
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