Signature Programme Assistant
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 Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced nationals to fill the following position.
Signature Programme Assistant
Place of Work: Kigali Country Office
Reports to:Staff directly reporting to this post: Education Coordination and Partnerships Manager
Tentative start date: 19th October 2015.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Education Coordination and Partnerships Manager, the Education Signature Programme Assistantwill contribute to the planning and implementation of the Programme and its different literacy projects, including: First Read, First Steps, Early Literacy and Maths Initiative (ELMI), Rwandan Children’s Book Initiative (RCBI) and Literacy Boost. The purpose of this role is to ensure effective programme delivery by providing efficient and timely programme management assistance and communications support.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Management Support
Ensuring efficient and timely support to the Education Signature Programme team, the Education Signature Programme Assistant will:
• Provide hands on support to the different projects, including: Supporting the organisation and implementation of workshops, training and meetings;
• Ensure that project files are established and maintained in an easy, orderly and accessible way; etc;
• Lead on the organisation/ preparation for Programme-relevant International days/ events e.g International Literacy Day, Universal Children’s Day, The Day of the African Child, etc
• Support monitoring of implementation progress according to the programme and project implementation plans;
• Support cross-project learning and assist in the planning of future project interventions through participation in research activities, exploring opportunities and gaps, etc;
• Assist in translation needs.
Support in programme communications work, including:
• Act as a liaison with our partners on communication and information-sharing issues;
• Support in visits of the Regional Communications Producer;
• Produce Case Stories for use in reporting as well as internal and external communications;
• Produce the Signature Programme Quarterly Newsletter
• Develop and coordinate content generation for SP Social Media accounts
• Produce content for the SCI Rwanda website, as well as social media accounts;
• Manage the SP Social Media accounts, ensuring quality, frequent and consistent information sharing;
• Maintain a well organised SP photo bank that is easy to use;
• Keep a record of SP work coverage in the media;
• Document and disseminate meeting minutes;
• Design, produce and update SC brochures, posters, and other promotional materials;
• Work closely with the procurement and logistics team on Programme related procurement and logistics activities;
• Coordinate International Technical Advisors (TAs) visits to the SCI Rwanda office.
• Support the Signature Programme in pulling together different information required for reporting purposes;
• Lead on printing, custody and dissemination of all Signature Programme reports;
• Participate in organising dissemination activities.
• Assist the Education Signature Programme office with other day-to-day activities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• University degree in education, media or relevant social sciences;
• Demonstrated experience (1 year or more) in supporting the planning and implementation of programs in an international development/NGO context;
• A sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities for literacy acquisition in Rwanda;
• Strong conceptual skills and the ability to think innovatively and plan strategically;
• Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda, and strong inter-personal skills;
• Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches;
• Ability to work successfully and efficiently with minimal supervision and strong IT skills including Microsoft Office, content management systems and web based communication.
• Experience in working in communications and/or event organisation in an NGO setting
• Experience in working for / in the interests of children;
• Basic understanding of key issues in the field of literacy, the literate environment and/or early grade reading.
• Experience of working in a fast-paced, result-oriented and culturally-diverse work environment.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
• 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
• Supports an environment to enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
• Displays consistent excellent judgement
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names and e-mail address of professional referees to mailto: [email protected] with subject heading Signature Programme Assistant.
The deadline for receiving applications is 09th October 2015.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted