Friday, July 8, 2016

VSO,Livelihood Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Livelihood Officer
Nyamasheke, Rwanda
As per VSO grades
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Role overview
Key Accountabilities
1) Project planning: ensure that project activities are properly planned and sequenced in collaboration with volunteer advisors, relevant districts officials and local partners. This involves holding regular project planning meetings to agree on monthly work plans and implementation modalities. It involves taking into account lessons from previous months into subsequent month planning.
2) Project implementation: ensure timely implementation of planned project activities as per agreed monthly implementation schedule and modality. It includes supporting volunteer advisors to secure the necessary logistics and support and that they use contextualized implementation modalities.
3) Project monitoring: conduct regular field supervision and spot checks and provide complimentary and constructive feedback and support for volunteer advisors and partners on areas for improvement. The PO should engage district local governments, primary actors and local partners in regular monitoring of field implementation and secure their valuable feedback during subsequent implementation period.
4) Project reviews: ensure regular reviews and reflection and use these learning to continually improve project implementation. This involves documenting key lessons from project reviews including key actions that will be taken to implement the lessons in subsequent implementation periods.
5) Project reporting: work closely with LIAM team to ensure that regular data collection and data from the implementation teams smoothly flows into IMPACT system. It involves preparing progress reports to line manager, district local governments and donors as well as ad hoc reports requested by manager.
6) Budget utilisation: proper planning and utilisation of implementation budgets to achieve good value for money. This includes regular budget monitoring and reforecast while ensuring donor compliance and efficient spending rates. The PO shall ensure timely procurement, clearing of work advances, partner grants reporting and donor financial reporting. It involves regular spot checks of monthly expenditures and proactive prevention of fraudulent activities.
7) Support partnerships: support partnerships with district local governments, local partners. It involves maintaining respectful and mutually reinforcing relationships with local partners through regular engagement and contributing to capacity building of partners. This involves aligning project activities with government and district plans and priorities. The PO shall review MOUs with local governments and with immigration reports. It calls for meaningful engagement with district JADFs and Imihigo.
8) Project visibility: ensure proper representation and visibility of project activities in the field. This involves active involvement in different coordination and networking forum. It involves proper branding and visibility of VSO field activities and joint initiatives.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications, attributes and skills
I. Bachelors’ degree in agriculture, agronomy, crop production, and animal production, veterinary or animal medicine or Secondary certificate in veterinary sciences or agriculture accompanied by bachelor’s degree in development studies is essential.
II. A good standard of English-Kinyawanda written and verbal translation skills. French fluency is an added advantage
III. Good general communication and social skills
IV. Sufficient computer skills to upload data onto a web-based system and produce well-typed reports.
V. Demonstrating presentation skills( PPP,etc.)
VI. Strong project implementation experience in livelihood programmes in Rwanda;
VII. At least 5 years’ relevant experience in implementing similar projects with reputable organisations;
VIII. Solid experience and knowledge in gender equality and rights-based programming;
IX. Experience in integrated programming aligned with SDGs, People First framework and Vision 2020.
X. Excellent people skills, including relationships, networking and coordination skills;
XI. Experience in working together with and providing leadership to volunteer advisors.
1. Bachelors’ degree in agriculture, agronomy, crop production, and animal production, veterinary or animal medicine
2. Knowledge of how parents can support educational development of their children in the home on the same way supporting school-based livelihoods activities
3. Experience of engaging with a range of stakeholders in relation to work in the community
4. Experience and/or understanding of effective, interactive training approaches and coaching
5. Experience of monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting.
6. Skills in using MS office word, Excel, power point and internet.

Job purpose Based on VSO Rwanda new strategy with emphasis on integrated approach and deeper primary actor engagement, the Project Officer will be responsible for the successful implementation of a specific project. This includes organizing, supporting and supervising the volunteers working on the project.
The candidate will support in the implementation of ECE project -STRENGTHENING SCHOOL READINESS in Rwanda project funded to improve pre-service and in-service school services for early-childhood education and school-based livelihoods activities. This is a fulltime job opportunity to be based in Karongi district implementing ECE project in Nyamasheke District.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date

15 Jul 2016
Interview/Assessment date(s)

As soon as possible
Start date

As soon as possible

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