Friday, July 29, 2016

Save the Children,Book Provision & Use Officer Jobs in Rwanda

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 134 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 
Position:                                                   Book Provision & Use Officer
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Book Development & Use Coordinator
Child Safeguarding
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
The purpose of this role is to support the Book Development Unit in the following areas: a) increasing the supply and demand for children’s books in schools and communities, and b) ensuring that educators, parents and children have the skills and support to use books effectively for enjoyment and learning.
  • Provide training and capacity building to a range of beneficiaries, including teachers, school principals and district education officers in the effective management of school and classroom book collections.
  • Support the purchase of approved titles for distribution to schools, communities and families and follow-up the logistics of distribution, in collaboration with the procurement department.
  • Support communities to establish, maintain and promote the use of comunity based book collections.
  • Prepare and submit monthly work plans and reports in accordance with the agreed schedules with the Book Development & Use Coordinator
Monitoring and evaluation:
  • Support the data collection for evaluation indicators;
  • Monitor progress of the project against agreed targets and indicators;
  • Notify leadership any potential constraints to implementation of project, including over or under-spends so that action can be taken to address this;
  • Identify and document key lessons learned from the project, including success stories.
External Networking & Representation:
  • Represent Save the Children in relevant Sector and District meetings when requested b leadership, represent the project to, and work with, the Government of Rwanda, donors, INGOs and civil society organisations and networks at the national level to increase coordination and learning and to support the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives.
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
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
University degree in education, social work or social sciences;
  • Good understanding of the education system in Rwanda, specifically primary education;
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with a wide range of partners, including children, communities and local authorities;
  • Experience of facilitating trainings and community mobilization;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Kinyarwanda and English: verbally and in writing
  • Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches.
  • Exposure or direct experience with children’s’ book provision & use
  • Working experience within the education, child rights or protection field
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 
  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to The deadline for receiving applications is 16th August 2016.
                        Please mention Book Provision & Use Officer as subject of your mail.
                                           *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be  contacted.     

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