Saturday, July 23, 2016

Save the Children,Training Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda



POSITION 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 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:Training Coordinator
Place of Work:
Kigali with frequent field travel
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this   post:
Time frame:          
Tentative start date:                                                              
Technical Advisor
None

3 years
15th August 2016
 PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Save the Children is seeking a Training Coordinator for a USAID-funded SCOPE project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model to complement improved reading and writing instruction delivered in schools. The Training Coordinator will oversee the roll out of high-quality trainings to key project beneficiaries from the end of year 1 to year 4. S/he will set and manage the overall schedule in line with the project’s phased rollout plan. S/he will also be in charge of providing content feedback to the broader technical team to ensure continuous learning and improvement throughout the life of the project.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Implement scalable training approach for building school leadership capacity
  • Collaborate with SLMS Coordinator to review the self-study training modules and toolkits
  • Map out training plans for each district, inform and agree with beneficiaries about the training options; establishing and communicating realistic and committed work plans, taking into consideration deadlines, dependencies and resources;
  • Collaborate with Districts to plan the training schedule and ensure that beneficiaries are ready to attend the training
  • Coordinate and conduct trainings to build the capacity of DEOs, SEOs, HTs and SGACs for implementing the school-community partnerships to support literacy
  • Ensure that in each meeting and training, gender and social inclusion are reflected
  • Monitor and mentor beneficiaries to identify and address knowledge gaps and ensure that they are implementing what they learnt from the self-study modules
  • Advocate within the districts to incorporate literacy supportive activities into their imihigo
  • Initiate Peer Learning Circles between SEOs, HTs and SGACs
  • Design and update a data base of training participants
  • Develop annually, quarterly and monthly work plan in accordance with the agreed schedules with the Technical Advisor
  • Write case stories from the activities covered
External Networking & Representation:
  • Collaborate with other Educational Partners in the Districts to support children’s literacy related activities in school communities
  • Represent Save the Children in District meetings, JADF and other relevant meetings 
Innovations:
  • Encourage effective collaboration between SEOs, HTs, SGACs and LC to promote children’s literacy in the school community
  • Ensure that people with disabilities and other vulnerable parents are supported to be able to participate actively in school community
  • Collaborate with relevant partners in the development of strategies for both fathers’ and mothers’ engagement in supporting children’s literacy skills development
  • Collaborate with relevant gender-focused stakeholders on building the capacity of women to assume leadership roles within SGACs and provide ideas during the meetings
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
  • Identify key management information required and provide support in designing an effective system through reviewing program data collection formats to ensure developed tools generate the required information;
  • Highlight early to SCOPE Technical Advisor any potential constraints to implementation of project so that action can be taken to address this;
  • Document progress on indicators/achievement of targets, action plans and accountability mechanisms and provide feedback for improvements;
  • Ensure the use of MEAL findings to inform programme decision making and quality improvements;
  • Share successful stories, lessons learnt and other related materials to SCOPE team
Child Safeguarding
  • Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Complete children risk assessment before conducting any activity.
  • Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
General:
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Communications Specialist and other project staff to ensure compliance with USAID’s marking and branding guidelines and all REB/MINEDUC policies on all materials developed
Perform other duties, as assigned by Chief of Party or Technical Advisor.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (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
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • 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
  • Acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • University degree (Master’s degree preferred) in education, or related discipline
  • Experience in coordinating, organizing and conducting trainings to DEOs, SEOs, HTs or SGACs
  • Experience in training material development
  • Proven ability to forge connections with District and Sector Officials, School Leaderships and Parent representatives and to develop smooth lines of communication between them
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
  • Understanding of key concepts supporting early grade reading / literacy programming
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong communication (written and spoken) in Kinyarwanda and in English
  • Good attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good computer skills
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • Experience as a Head Teacher and/or a SEO and with teacher training programs/systems in Rwanda is desirable
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
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 HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 4th August 2016.
                        Please mention Training Coordinator as subject of your mail.
                      *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.                                                                 

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