Akazi muri Save the Children: Imyanya 6 (DEADLINE: 20/10/2014)

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  • Akazi muri Save the Children: Imyanya 6 (DEADLINE: 20/10/2014)

Akazi muri Save the Children: Imyanya 6 (DEADLINE: 20/10/2014)

1.PROGRAMME PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, 2. PROGRAMME MANAGER, 3. POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR.

POSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

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 seven regions in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 50 staff. SCI Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced nationals to fill the following positions;

1. PROGRAMME PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

This is a Grade 2 position.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Programme Director, The Programme Planning and Development Specialist will be accountable for supporting the Programme Director in Strategic and Annual Planning/Reporting processes, Partnership development, Resource mobilization, communications responsibilities and acting as Emergency/DRR focal person

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Strategic/Annual Planning and Reporting Processes

- Under the strategic guidance of the Programme Director support strategic/annual planning and reporting processes, including Child Rights Situation Analyses

- Support CO staff on SCI planning and reporting processes and is familiar with SCI global planning frameworks, and Rwanda Country Strategic and annual plans.

- Review guidelines, assign responsibilities and deadlines for compiling sections and provide guidance to staff responsible for inputting in the planning processes

- Engage and support partners and beneficiaries (adults and children) in planning processes

- Compile inputs and provide final draft plans to the Programme Director for review and finalizations prior Country Director final review and sign off

2. Resource Mobilization

- Under the strategic guidance of the Programme Director support in donor and partners mapping processes

- Support in developing TORs for recruitment of consultants to support the development of project proposals

- Support in compiling background documentation on thematic areas to be used in concept notes/capacity statements/project proposals development processes

3. Partnership

- Map and identify potential partners

- Lead on partnership assessments processes, vetting processes and the development of capacity building plans to strengthen minimum operating standards

- Provide ongoing partnership management support

4. Communications

- Maintain SCI Rwanda external and internal website

- Ensure SCI Rwanda programme is disseminated externally through social networks and other means of communications

- Develop or support interns/volunteers in developing case studies and communication materials

- Focal point for the CO quarterly newsletter

5. Focal person for Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction

- Regularly update SCI Rwanda Emergency Preparedness Plan, and contingency plan

- Identify a core emergency response team in the Country Office

- Working alongside the HR team, identify and coordinate capacity building opportunities for the emergency response team

- Under the strategic guidance of the Programme Director lead on emergency responses

- Lead the CO efforts to address Disaster Risk Reduction integration across programmes

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Degree or Master Degree level in Social Sciences

- Strong experience in strategic planning processes/leading reporting processes

- Demonstrable experience in Partnership assessment/management

- High level expertise in developing communication materials i.e. engagement with media/social networks

- Exposure to emergency response/disaster risk reduction programmes will be considered as assets

- Strong English writing skills;

2. PROGRAMME MANAGER

This is a Grade 2 position.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Programme Director, The Programme Manager will be accountable for providing management support in the implementation of the Child Protection and Child Rights Governance programmes, by providing line management to the Programme Coordinators.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Programme management responsibilities

- Providing management support in the implementation of the Child Protection and Child Rights Governance programmes (CP and CRG)

- Supervise and Coach Programme Coordinators to develop detailed implementation plans and monitor their implementation;

- Support Programme Coordinators in the development of budget expenditures plans, review budget monitoring reports and ensure that all planned expenditures are on track in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children’s financial regulations.

- Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed donors/members schedules;

- Ensure timely project monitoring reports are produced and shared

- Support implementing partner

2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

- In collaboration with the MEAL team establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the CP and CRG programme (MEAL Plans, Indicators Performance Tracking Tables, monitoring tools, benchmarks etc.)

- Ensure that data coming out from MEAL processes is utilized and shared to improve implementation

- Ensure learning processes

3. Staff Management and Development

- Line management responsibilities for Save the Children’s CP/CRG Coordinators

- Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure appropriate professional development opportunities

- Manage the performance of all supervisees through the Effective use of the Performance Management System and ongoing mentoring/coaching

4. Resource Mobilization

- Under the strategic guidance of the Programme Director support in donor and partners mapping processes

- Support in developing TORs for recruitment of consultants to support the development of project proposals

- Support in compiling background documentation on thematic areas to be used in concept notes/capacity statements/project proposals development processes

- Support the project proposals development process

5. Advocacy and Save the Children representation

- Establish and strengthen coordination/advocacy mechanisms with CP and CRG stakeholders in country at both Government and Civil Society level;

- Ensure that Save the Children’s CP/CRG programmes are represented at national/local level fora and round-tables to advocate for policy/implementation change/improvement at all levels

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Degree or Master Degree level in Social Sciences )

- Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability - including budget holding responsibilities;

- Substantial budget holding responsibilities – experience of managing an annual budget of approx $ 500,000

- Problem-solving and decision-making skills

- Proven leadership skills – previous experience of line managing staff;

- High level proposals/report writing skills in English;

- Senior expertise in the thematic areas of Child Protection and/or Child Rights Governance background will be considered as strong assets

3. POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

This is a Grade 3 position

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Programme Director, The Positive Discipline Programme Coordinator will be accountable for the coordination of the Save the Children Positive Discipline Programme that will be implemented in Burera District from 2015.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1. Programme Coordination responsibilities

- Overall coordination of implementation of Save the Children Positive Discipline Programme in Burera District

- Develop periodic work plans and support and/or monitor implementation;

- Budget holder responsibilities: develop budget expenditures plans, review budget monitoring reports and ensure that all planned expenditures are on track in strict compliance with the agreed budget lines and Save the Children’s financial regulations.

- Ensure that quarterly reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed schedules;

2. Field Office Coordination

- Coordinate the daily work of SC Burera field office and supervise the Admin/HR officer;

- Supervise the Project Officers implementing field activities

3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

- In collaboration with the Senior MEAL Advisor establish and monitor the MEAL plan for the Positive Discipline Programme

4. Save the Children representation

- Effectively participate in, and strengthen coordination mechanisms with CP stakeholders in country;

- Ensure that Save the Children’s CP/CRG programmes are represented at District level fora and round-tables;

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Social Sciences (CP, Education, CRG) studies, preferably at bachelor’s or diploma level

- Technical expertise in the programmatic areas of Child Protection and/or Child Rights Governance

- Competence and understanding of Positive Discipline methodologies vs. Physical and Humiliating Punsihment

- Demonstrable skills and experience in project coordination, monitoring, review and evaluation, including budget holding and supervisory responsibilities

- Problem-solving and decision-making skills

- Strong report writing skills in English.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS FOR ALL THE POSITIONS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

- 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

- Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

- 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.

Creativity:

- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

- Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

- 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 of professional referees to: HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org before 20th October, 2014.

Please mention “PROGRAMME PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST or PROGRAMME MANAGER or POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR” as subject of your mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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