Saturday, July 16, 2016

Plan,Protection Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Founded over 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is
independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan International has been working in Rwanda since 2007 with a major focus on four country programs:  Right to Access Quality and Inclusive Education, Right to Early Childhood Care and Development through United Communities, Right to Youth Economic Security through Active Citizenship and Right to Protection. Plan currently operates in Gatsibo, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Bugesera and Nyaruguru. Plan International Rwanda has recently entered into partnership with UNHCR as partner implementing Sexual & Gender Based Violence Responses and Child protection in all Refugees Camps across the country.
Plan has a strict child protection policy and guidelines that all staff must follow at all times. All staff are expected to help ensure all Plan associates know, understand and follow these and take an active role in the protection of all children from abuse and exploitation. 
To facilitate the implementation of its activities, Plan International Rwanda is inviting applicants from suitably qualified Rwandan nationals to fill the following vacant position:
Position: Protection Coordinator
Level: D1 Grade
Type of appointment: Fixed term Contract
Duty Station: Kigeme Refugees Camp
Deadline for applications: 22nd July 2016
Context and rationale
Rwanda currently hosts approximately 141,000 refugees across five protracted refugee camps, urban area of Kigali, newly Mahama and transit camps. Protection concerns have been noted in these camps including gender-based violence and child protection incidents. It is against this backdrop that Plan has partnered with UNHCR to lead protection activities in all refugee camps.
The Protection Coordinator is in charge of all protection activities in Kigeme camp and will directly report to the Protection Project Manager. S/he supervises Protection Officers and other casual workers and consultants operating in Kigeme Camp as necessary. .
The Projection Coordinator will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all protection activities in refugee camp in Rwanda. In that line, he/she will provide strategic guidance for the protection interventions and play a coordination role with other camp level actors and work in close collaboration with Protection Coordinators in other camps
Objectives and scope of the work
In collaboration with the Protection Project Manager:
  • Ensure project implementation in the camp is in conformity with UNHCR and Plan’s standards and policies;
  • Oversee the overall financial management of the project in the camp in collaboration with the grant accountant and project manager
  • Coordinate implementation of activities to ensure there is adequate sharing of information between different actors of the project;
  • Develop narrative and financial project reports to make sure they are in accordance with the required reporting;
  • Maintain relationships with local government, partner NGOs as well targeted schools/institutions to promote the efficiency in project implementation;
  • Provide advice to program staff to select effective strategic options toward household food security and disposal income of youth and families;
  • Participate in the preparation of the project annual budget for efficiency purpose
  • Ensure that fixed assets are adequately maintained, inventoried and are only for the project official business to avoid mismanagement;
  • Facilitate the capacity building of partners and youth to increase best practices in household food security and strengthen micro-enterprise development;
  • Compile information and relevant data to share them within and outside the country;
  • Collect evidences and stories to make the project visible;
  • Manage community based protection systems in the camp.
  • Provide capacity building, training, support and mentoring to Protection Officers.
  • Manager child protection and SGBV referral pathways
  • Manage sensitization activities, campaigns and community mobilization initiatives.
  • Monitor all activities; provide regular reports and updates to the Project Manager and other actors/stakeholders.
  • Coordinate effectively with UNHCR, stakeholders, MIDIMAR, district officials and other partners. Play a leadership role in camp level coordination processes.
  • Manage Best Interest Determination processes
Key deliverables and Indicators for success:
  • Submit a weekly and monthly progress reports (financial and technical) of the protection, GBV and legal assistance activities in the camp
  • Organize monthly meetings with Protection Officers
  • Submit quarterly updates on project progress in the camp
  • Collect, maintain and keep a solid database on the protection and GBV issues in the camp
  • Participate to monthly or quarterly coordination meeting with all the actors in the camps
  • Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learnt on a quarterly basis
  • Submit evaluation reports of staff under his responsibility
  • Effective camp level budget management
Job requirements
Specific Skills
  • Strong leadership competency and supervisory skills; ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good budgetary and financial planning/management skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Strong capacity building skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with GBV Information Management Systems and providing regular documentation.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda and/or Kiswahili is required.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and abilities
  • Strong training/facilitation skills strongly required
  • Previous experience directly providing services to GBV or child abuse survivors and developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems.
  • Effective networking and interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate a wide range of actors
  • Timely and effective delivery
  • Effective and clear communication
  • Commitment to child rights and gender equality
  • Ability to work under pressure, in fluid, high stress and rapidly changing emergency environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity and ability to handle stressful work related conditions under limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse section of the refugee population
  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Development studies or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in protection (SGBV or Child Protection) prevention and response programming in camp and out of camps, humanitarian affairs or human rights right based approach in programming..
  • Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Working experience in a similar role and experience in working with bilateral organizations or INGOs
Knowledge /Competencies
  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of developing referral pathways, case management systems and reporting mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral approaches to child protection and SGBV prevention and response.
  • Experienced with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
Values: Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, facilitating change, developing teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through organisational vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s rights issues .
How to Apply  
  • Please hand deliver your applications at the Front Desk of Plan International Rwanda Country Office in Kagugu, Plot number 821. Full Job descriptions are available upon request at Plan Reception during working hours.
Your application should include:-
  1. A covering letter  (ii) A comprehensive CV (iii) Academy Certificates  (iv) Details of 3 referees, one of whom should be your current employer (v) Your most recent performance appraisal
  • Deadline for applications is Friday 22nd July 2016 @ 2pm.
Please note that applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after the closing date will be rejected. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. All application materials will not be returned.

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