Save the Children jobs in Rwanda


Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

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 position.

1. COMMUNICATION Intern ( 4 months)
Place of Work: Kirehe
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this post: Response Team Leader
Tentative start date: Early September 2015.

Reporting to the Response Team Leader, the Communication Intern will be responsible for all communication activities related to the Emergency response and support the CO in developing high quality communications materials and resources on programs for internal and external use.

– Support the Emergency response to effectively implement the Communications Plan
– Leading in updating and developing key communications materials such as the Emergency Updates, briefing notes, fact sheets, tweet sheets, leaflets, flyers and articles
– Preparation of situation reports in consultation with the team.
– Support the Emergency team to develop accurate, high quality, user-friendly, child-centred communications and media materials.
– Developing case studies and ‘success stories’ to showcase the impact of Save the Children’s programmes in Rwanda, following SCI guidelines
– Responsible for updating/editing the SC Rwanda external website and One Net platform with information on SC implementation of the refugee emergency
– Responsible for the contribution of content to the SC Rwanda newsletter (biannual)
– Creating news articles, uploading documents and updating information on Save the Children’s Intranet and liaising with IT to resolve issues
– Developing media contacts/links and media database and actively build relationships with key media people influences to raise organizational profile on SC’s response to the emergency.
– Support team members to ensure that all external communication materials e.g. publications, handouts, brochures, invitations , power point presentations, etc meet SCI branding guidelines

– Bachelor degree in communication or related field
– Interest in photography/media work that can support collecting high-quality photographs and case studies from communities
– Experience of leading communication activities (including information management)
– Very good English skills
– Excellent writing skills
– High level of computer literacy
– Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people and stakeholders, from community to national-level;
– High level of attention to detail and quality;
– Willingness to travel, sometimes as short notice to support emergency
– Ability to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly
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 25st August 2015.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Place of Work: Kirehe
Reports to: Emergency Response Programme Manager

Tentative start date: Early September 2015.

Under the supervision of the Field Manager, supervise construction activities in Mahama camp ensuring that works are of high quality and as per laid down international standards and donor requirements.

• Oversee the construction of Maternity and Child Health centre and health post in Mahama camp.
• Assist in the monitoring and supervision of construction projects whilst ensuring that construction and rehabilitation works are in line with international (e.g. SHPERE) and national quality standards, and completed in a timely manner.
• Supervise Contractors selected to undertake construction and rehabilitation works
• Assist in the compilation of requisite reports as per agreed schedules
• Carry out daily visits to the construction sites and monitor the quality of the work produced by the contractor and by community members
• Assist in the development of structural designs of construction work in Mahama.
• Develop Bill of Quantities for tendering
• Ensure that the quality and quantity of construction materials obtained is as per set standards
• Collecting qualitative and numerical data from sites regarding the construction work and provide the data in timely manager to all concerned.
• Assist in management of relationship between Save the Children and its partners including the contractors
• Provide regular updates to the Response team leader, Field Manager and Health Advisor keeping them informed of the situation at each site and of any potential challenges that might exist related to the work or with the contractor/s
• Ensure that all activities are carried out without putting children at risk of abuse, harm or exploitation
• Comply with the relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection

• Diploma/Degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture
• Minimum 3 years’ experience working in an international NGO or busy organization
• Experience of successfully overseeing the construction of community buildings, especially schools and hospitals
• Experience overseeing construction according to specifications provided by local Authorities
• Experience of collaboration closely with UNHCR, MOH or other line ministry staff and other International NGOs.
• Strong interpersonal skills including team skills, communication, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
• Planning, organisation, management and administration skills
• Proficient in written & spoken English, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda
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 31st August 2015.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted