Monday, August 15, 2016

Faith Victory Association,Program Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda



JOB ADVERTISEMENT
POSITION TITLE:  Program Coordinator
REPORT DIRECTELY TO:  Faith Victory Association (FVA) Executive Director and Programs Manager
Faith Victory Association (FVA) in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will be implementing USAID-funded Gikuriro program in Kayonza district. Gikuriro Program is a 5 years USAID-funded program focusing on saving using SILC approach, Food security and Nutritio
n and WASH service delivery. Gikuriro programas an Integrated Nutrition and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity project, is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age, with an emphasis on the 1,000 day window of opportunity from pregnancy until a child’s second birthday.
It is with this background that, FVA would like to request qualified people with ability to perform for the following positions to send their application requests.
Program coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of activities and reporting to FVA and ensure smooth implementation of the GIKURIRO PROGRAM.
The Program Coordinator will undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks and will help in planning and organizing Gikuriro program activities as well as carry out important operational duties of the program. Through the partnership with local leaders, Gikuriro Program Coordinator will ensure the promotion of food security and economic strengthening, WASH and Nutrition in Kayonza district. The Program coordinator will be based in Kayonza district and directly works closely with the program team in the district and ensure a smooth delivery of the program activities and the success of the overall program implementation in this District.
Roles and Responsibilities
Project management
  • Coordination of Gikuriro program activities in Kayonza district;
  • Be responsible to support the day-to-day management of the project in KAYONZADistrict to ensure its effective, efficient and cost-sensitive management.
  • Ensure the Project Activity Plan, terms and conditions for funding are effectively implemented and the terms of the project partnership agreement are upheld.
  • Review, and where necessary revise project work plans for effective and efficient implementation of the project.
  • Engage in community mobilisation and sensitisation on project plans and intended outcomes.
  • Support in planning of Gikuriro program activities and supervise the implementation to achieved the anticipated results of ending malnutrition in the district;
  • Forecast the budget planned for activities and ensure the compliance;
  • Manage communications with the internal and external parties;
  •  Build team spirit and positive relations within Gikuriro program team in Kayonza district;
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda;
  • Work closely with M&E to ensure timely data collection, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;
  •  Planning, data collection and monthly, quarterly and annual reporting;
  • Support growth and program development
  • Work closely with community leaders, local leaders and district authorities to deepen relationship with the target beneficiaries and their institutions, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and duty bearers in the project areas through frequent discussions and organised capacity building programs.
  • Identify training gaps of women groups and facilitate designing capacity building programs.
  • Update the FVA Executive Director and CRS Project Manager on the project progress and challenges.
  • Build an information base for best practices in Nutrition, WASH, economic empowerment and sustainable agriculture and share best practices with other national stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and network with the government institutions and other organisations at District level.
Coordination
  • Ensure the overall coordination of the project activities in KAYONZA District.
  • Coordinate the activity plans of the project officers
  • Ensure the coordination of the activities of the community based organisations
  • Coordinate with other interveners in the nutrition, water and sanitation and hygiene and economic development field to ensure the synergy and complementarity.
  • Support and ensure the coordinated efforts in project implementation to achieve set outputs and outcomes.
Required Skills and Experience:

  • University degree or equivalentin nutrition, pubic health, social sciences or in other related field with at least 4 years of experience in community development projects or a Master’s degree with at least 2 years of experience;
  •  Strong background in nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene with an experience in applying CBFNP and CBEHPP;
  • Experience with Strong background in saving groups, financial literacy, growth monitoring and nutrition education, nutrition rehabilitation and cooking demonstrations;
  • Having strong bio-intensive agricultural techniques knowledge, Village Nutrition approach;
  •  Proven experience as program/project coordinator or relevant position;
  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures;
  •  Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting;
  • Good facilitation, negotiation, networking and advocacy skills
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Proficiency in the use of standard computer software, especially Microsoft office packages.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills;
  • With strong communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda verbal and written, knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Experience working with USAID funded projects is an added advantage.
  • Must possess participatory development skills.
  • An understanding of local knowledge and culture will be an asset.
  • Must possess analytical skills in public policy and laws relevant to the project and have quality understanding of social mobilization and community empowerment principles.
  • Strong writing and communications skills in particular understanding and use of social media platforms, media engagement and developing communications strategies/plans.
  • Possesses driving license Category A is an added value.
How to apply
Qualified and Interested candidates should submit their CVs with academic documents and motivation letters written in English addressed to the Executive Director- FVA at the Head Office located in Gasabo District, Rusororo Sector (just about 100 meters from Riviera High School on a paved road as you come from Mulindi center heading to Kabuga Town) no later than18thAugust 2016. Only selected candidates will be contacted for the interview.
 Done at Kigali on 12/08/ 2016
MWANAFUNZI M. Willy
Executive Director-FVA

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