Friday, July 15, 2016

Winrock International,Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda



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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Deputy Chief of Party, Rwanda YEP Project


Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting local Rwandan applicants for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded “Youth Employment Project (YEP)” project in Rwanda. The proposed objective of the project is to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Rwanda. The nation-wide project will align with USAID’s Feed the Future and have a focus on workforce readiness and youth entrepreneurship.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Rwanda YEP Deputy Chief of Party by July 15, 2016. Qualified Rwanda nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Central/East Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

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Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief of Party, Rwanda Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP)

LOCATION: Rwanda

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party (COP)

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the COP to provide technical leadership and oversight of programmatic activities to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under Youth Employment Project. The program goal will be to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Rwanda. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

In the absence of the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity. S/he will also serve as the principle institutional liaison with USAID and key stakeholders. S/he will manage staff and ensure Youth Employment Project meets goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under Youth Employment Project.


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Assist COP manage the Rwanda YEP Project, which includes developing and overseeing annual planning; timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables;


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Oversee day-to-day management of the project, including technical components, in coordination with the COP, financial management, human resources and project implementation


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Support COP along with home office and field staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and procurement reports to USAID and Winrock;


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Communicate and coordinate with program staff on technical and administrative issues, project implementation, work plans, and budgets;


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Service as principal institutional contact with USAID and other key stakeholders, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress;


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Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community;


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Ensure appropriate implementation of program strategy and strict adherence to USAID rules and regulations;


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Contribute to technical direction and activity implementation in areas agreed upon with the COP;


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Develop strategies for working with local government, private sector partners, trainers, and youth;


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Serve as acting COP when the COP is away from post;


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Carry out other tasks as designated by COP;


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Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing demand-driven youth employment, workforce development, enterprise development, youth development or education programs, preferably in Central/East Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of workforce readiness; entrepreneurship skills training; creating/maintaining partnerships with private sector companies, CSOs, youth oriented organizations; experience in curriculum development and training of trainers; and knowledge regarding gender disparities and women’s empowerment is strongly desired. Significant project management experience and leadership is highly desired.

Education: Master’s level degree required in economics, business, international development, public policy, education or other relevant field. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 12 years of experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree.

Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience working on youth employment, workforce development, enterprise development or inclusive economic growth, including at least 5 years demonstrated project management experience.

Experience in the Central/East Africa region is required, and Rwanda strongly preferred.

Management

Experience:


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Management experience on projects that boost the performance of rural micro and small enterprises through the use of market development principles.


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Excellent track record of achieving results in workforce systems development and capacity building activities.


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Experience managing to the highest ethical standards international projects.


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Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.


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Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans.


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Financial management, budget design, and budget management experience.


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Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems.


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Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.



Skills/

Knowledge:


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Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, and workforce readiness policy issues in developing countries.


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Experience and/or familiarity with implementing or overseeing evaluations a plus


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Experience providing support to workforce readiness curriculum development, entrepreneurship trainings, job networking, and local organization capacity building.


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Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization.


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Knowledge of USAID and specific understanding of the USAID Feed the Future and USAID Forward as well as youth employment goals under the Rwanda Country Development Cooperation Strategy is desirable.


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Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills.


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Fluency in English is required. French and/ or Kinyarwanda language is preferred.


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Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).





How to apply:

Applicants should go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Rwanda YEP Deputy Chief of Party by July 15, 2016. Qualified Rwanda nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Central/East Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

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