Thursday, May 9, 2013

AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA District Field Officer and Assistant District Field Officer Jobs Vacancies in Rwanda



Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development (AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA) is a Non-profit making organization. It is concerned with protection and promotion of human rights as well as democracy and governance situation among Rwanda youth, and is involved in community advocacy and peace-building. Its mission is to empower the youth for human rights respect and advocate for socio-economic development. AJPRODHO has secured funding from Norwegian People’s Aid to implement the project called; “Public Policy Information, Monitoring and Advocacy”

AJPRODHO is looking for suitable candidates for the following positions of District Field Officer and assistant District field office stationed in Gatsibo District to implement day to day PPIMA Project activities funded by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

District Field Officer (DFO)
 
Job purpose:

The District Field Officer with direct supervision of democracy and governance program cordinator will have the responsibility to coordinate and manage the implementation and monitoring activities of the Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy project in Gatsibo District. She/he will be in charge of the community monitoring committees in the operational sectors of Kabarore, Rugarama, Rwimbogo, Gitoki and Ngarama, and responsibly collaborate with local authorities of at each level in Gatsibo district.

Ø Specific tasks:

The DFO will undertake the following specific tasks:


Focal person in PPIMA operational sectors in Gatsibo district
Take the lead in following up and selection of new community monitors and formation of community monitoring committees in the respective sectors
Assist Community monitors in identifying and developing work plans in relation to their priority areas where there is need to monitor.
Assist Community monitors organize feedback meetings with local government officials, public dialogues focus group discussions within the community
Assist community monitors write good and comprehensive reports in relation to their findings
Facilitate and coordinate monitoring of pro-poor policies and service delivery activities at community, sector and district level
Interact and facilitate communication between community monitoring committees and local authorities, local development actors and other stakeholders at the district and sector level
Facilitate community participation in promoting local accountability and better service delivery at the sector and district level
Generate data and information to be used for advocacy at the local and national levels
Participate in different policy and budgeting events at the local and national level
Produce quarterly and annual report to be submitted to the organization.

Ø Required skills and core competencies:

Rwandan Nationality
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, management, social sciences, rural development, Education or other related fields
Proven experience in community work like; training monitoring and evaluation.
Experience and knowledge of how government authorities operate at the decentralized level,
Having worked with vulnerable groups is an added advantage
Should have in-depth knowledge and familiarity with Rwanda’s national laws, policies, legal frameworks and government structures related to governance and budgeting
A broad knowledge of development processes and current political trends
Strong planning and facilitation skills
Experience in facilitating community dialogue
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda, French will be an added advantage
Experience working in coalition with others is crucial
Prior experience working closely with Civil Society Organizations
Understanding and respect of gender equality and Human Rights-based principles and approaches
Having motor cycle driving license Class A
Strategic thinker, a good leader, organizer and manager
Willingness, ability and commitment to live and work full-time in rural communities
Computer literate, Word, Excel and Power Point.

2. Assistant District Field Officer

Specific tasks:


The Assistant DFO will undertake the following specific tasks:

To assist DFO during selection of new community monitors and formation of community monitoring committees in the respective sectors
Assist Community monitors in identifying and developing work plans in relation to their priority areas where there is need to monitor.
Assist Community monitors organize feedback meetings with local government officials, public dialogues focus group discussions within the community
Assist community monitors write good and comprehensive reports in relation to their findings
Facilitate and coordinate monitoring of pro-poor policies and service delivery activities at community, sector and district level
Interact and facilitate communication between community monitoring committees and local authorities, local development actors and other stakeholders at the district and sector level
Facilitate community participation in promoting local accountability and better service delivery at the sector and district level
Generate data and information to be used for advocacy at the local and national levels
Participate in different policy and budgeting events at the local and national level
Produce quarterly and annual report to be submitted to the program coordinator.

Ø Required skills and core competencies:

Rwandan Nationality
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, management, social sciences, rural development, Education or other related fields
Proven experience in community work like; training monitoring and evaluation.
Experience and knowledge of how government authorities operate at the decentralized level,
Having worked with vulnerable groups is an added advantage
Should have in-depth knowledge and familiarity with Rwanda’s national laws, policies, legal frameworks and government structures related to governance and budgeting
A broad knowledge of development processes and current political trends
Strong planning and facilitation skills
Experience in facilitating community dialogue
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda, French will be an added advantage
Experience working in coalition with others is crucial
Prior experience working closely with Civil Society Organizations
Understanding and respect of gender equality and Human Rights-based principles and approaches
Having motor cycle driving license Class A
Strategic thinker, a good leader, organizer and manager
Willingness, ability and commitment to live and work full-time in rural communities
Computer literate, Word, Excel and Power Point.

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application including C.V, cover letter and academic qualifications addressed to The President of Administrative Council, to AJPRODHO Head Office located in Gasabo district. Or send by Email to: ajprodhojijukirwa@yahoo.com


Deadline for applications is the May 10th 2013, at 2.00 pm.


NB:

1. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written and oral test.

2. Successful candidates will be expected to start work immediately.

For more information, contact Fred MUSIIME on cell phone: +250 788734033.

Done at Kigali, the 6th May 2013


President of Administrative Council

Godfrey GAKWANDI

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