Saturday, July 16, 2016

ARTCF,Field Officers Jobs in Rwanda

ARTCF was established in 1988 and got its legal status as a non-profit making organization (NGO) in April 1991. This was renewed again in September 2005. ARTCF goal is to empower women by raising their awareness and increasing their ability to graduate from socio-economical problems and be financially and socially independent. The organization also aims to improve life standards of workers, with Work, Faith and Justice as their guiding values.  The mission of the Association is to improve livelihood conditions of
people through poverty reduction related interventions, with a special focus on women. ARTCF also organizes professional trainings and provides material and financial assistance for poor Rwandan women to get out of socio-economic and cultural marginalization.
ARTCF in partnership with CARE International Rwanda will implement the  second phase of GEWEP (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project),  a four year project funded by NORAD through CARE Norway to be implemented in Nyaruguru, Nyamagabe, Huye, Gisagara, Nyanza, Ruhango, Kamonyi and Muhanga Districts of the Southern Province. The GEWEP II main goal is: Women aged 18 and above in the Southern Province are economically and socially empowered to exercise their rights.
ARTCF will be responsible for implementing activities focused on building the financial literacy of members of VSL groups, and particularly improving women’s financial linkage and enterprise development skills to manage successful income generating activities. ARTCF will also support the literacy component of GEWEP II, to advance women’s literacy and numeracy skills for improving their economic and social empowerment. Throughout the project, CARE Rwanda will focus on improving ARTCF’s ability to coordinate and manage the delivery of these components, including improving monitoring and evaluation capacities.
It is in this regard that ARTCF is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions:
4 Field Officers

1. Field Officer to carry out activities in Huye and Nyamagabe districts and be based in Huye
1. Filed Officer to carry out activities in Gisagara and Nyaruguru and be based in one of the two districts
1. Filed Officer to carry out activities in Muhanga and Kamonyi and be based in Muhanga
1. Filed Officer to carry out activities in Nyanza and Ruhango and be based in one of the two districts.
  • Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, the field officers will undertake the following specific tasks;
  • Participate in the training team that prepares, facilitates/delivers and conducts training for “Voluntary and Savings and loan Group (VSLG) members
  • Provide on-going welfare and support to Village Agents (VAs) and ensure proper training delivery by VAs to VSLG members
  • Participate in working sessions organized by CARE International Staff
  • Work with the local community leaders and other community stakeholders to identify and address issues affecting Village Agents on placement
  • Monitor the safety, security and welfare of Village Agents at all times, report and share updates from Village Agent monitoring visits on a regular basis
  • Collect and collate/compile monthly, quarterly or any reports and data required information relating to the project and submit this to the Field Coordinator on time
  • Build and maintain positive working relations with local development
  • Represent organization in local level community forums, meetings and events as appropriate from time to time
  • Attend project development, planning, review and any meetings that are scheduled with staff from time to time
  • Prepare work plans/work schedules for all your planned activities and ensure these are submitted to the Field Coordinator for approval as per agreed general work plan
  • Visit Village Agents on placement at regular intervals to provide adequate support, and submit reports and updates on your observations
  • Collect and compile M&E data & submit monthly reports to the Field Coordinator
  • Maintain records of all sessions/events and minutes of meetings held and  share them  with the Field Coordinator
  • Participate in the review of data collected from the field and in any planned assessments and reviews for the project
  • Ensure training and reference materials (modules) for sessions are available at all times
  • Lead in managing and resolving day to day challenges or issues affecting targeted people
  • At least hold a bachelor degree or Diploma (A1) in Economics, Accounting, Social sciences, Rural development, management or any other related fields.
  • At least 5 years of  experience ( for the holders of Diploma A1) and 3 years of experience for the holders of bachelor degree in   community mobilization,
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Understanding of voluntary Saving and Loan based approach;
  • Good report writing skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with data collection tools and techniques
  • Experience of budgeting and handling finances to deliver project activities
  • Experience working with vulnerable people
  • Preparedness to live and work in a rural setting,
  • Strong problem solving skills appropriate for vulnerable people
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • Computer literacy; (word, excel, power point, web and outlook)
  • Ability to motivate and support vulnerable people
  • Ability to plan/schedule work activities independently, with minimum supervision
  • Having a driving license category A is compulsory.
Interested candidates should send their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Academic documents, and other certificates. The application should be addressed to the Chairperson of ARTCF and delivered to ARTCF offices by close of business day July, 18th 2016. ARTCF head office is located at Kigali City, Remera-Kisimenti, KG 218 St 18. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written and interview. Online applications will not be considered.
For any anther information, please contact us on 0788858468
Done at Kigali, 13rd July 2016
ARTCF Chairperson

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