Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NFT Consult,Head of Programmes Jobs in Rwanda

Job Title: Head of Programs
Place of Work: Kigali, Rwanda Duty station: Kigali
Type of contract:   Open contract
Number of positions open: 1
Reports to: Country Representative –WaterAid Rwanda
Direct reports: WASH Manager/Coordina
tor, M&E and Learning Coordinator
Grade:    2
Starting date:      Immediate
Working Relationship: Internal: Country Manager, SMT especially Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy, Finance Manager, Fund Raising and Grants Manager, other  staff interns and consultants that may be hired in WARw for work related to this role
External: WARw Partners, East Africa Regional team especially the Regional Technical Advisor, UK office, Government Officials, line ministries, Civil Society Organizations, Donors, Media, other CPs staff in the region
WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone everywhere has safe and inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene services. In September 2008 WaterAid committed to establishing a presence in Rwanda in order to scale up efforts to realize this vision and was officially registered in 2010. Since that year, WARw has reached more than 40,000 people with clean water, more than 10,000 people with improved sanitation and more than 45,000 people with hygiene behavior change communication messages through a community-led environmental health promotion programme. WARW engages in partnerships at district and national levels to demonstrate workable and sustainable WASH technologies and management approaches, to gather evidence and information that help in decision making, to ensure the coordination of stakeholders and the monitoring of performance and to build the capacity to deliver sustainably WASH services at different levels. WaterAid Rwanda Country Programme has developed its five year strategy for 2016-2021. We intend to become a knowledge broker organization and a champion of cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability of access to WASH. Our areas of focus in supporting the national WASH strategies and plans will include the capacity to deliver inclusive and sustainable WASH services, the WASH sector performance monitoring and the integration of development sectors.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with WaterAid and contribute to the achievement of the national and global goals towards universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
Reporting to the Country Representative, you will provide strong and strategic leadership to the country programme. The Head of Programmes is required to work closely with the Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy to define programs content and goals. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Rwanda, you will be required to ensure the proper implementation of programme strategies and plans and coordinate a broad spectrum of programmes, stakeholders and geographies, while leading the closure and/or transfer process of programs to partners or agencies and contributing to the implementation of WARw’s strategy in country. You will co-ordinate and supervise the operations of the WASH Managers/ Coordinators and  other technical staff and guarantee timely and high quality programme delivery that is consistent with WaterAid values, mission and goals, aligning them with district and national priorities.
Under the supervision of the Country Representative, you will be responsible for the coordination of cross-border programmatic themes, project and programme planning, management, monitoring/evaluation and reporting.  You will also be responsible of proper grants management by working closely with finance and fundraising teams to ensure compliance with internal processes and donor requirements.  
Strategic planning and management
  •   Contribute to the Country Programme Strategy development and reviews
  •   Contribute towards national and regional decision-making as member of the Country                       Senior Management Team
  •   Establish, reinforce and maintain relationships with other organizations working in the
          WASH sector, non-WASH development organizations, academic and research
          Institutions, media, private operators, and others in order to have information and advice
          about major issues and a feedback on research findings
  •   Suggest continuous improvements to WARw prorgramme of work that addresses
           blockages to universal access at local, national or pan African level
  •   As a member of the SMT, actively engage at SMT and regional level of programmatic and
           partnership management issues in pursuit of the realization of WA’s strategic aims
           Leadership and strategic support to programs
  •   In close collaboration with the Head of Policy  Research and Advocacy, design/re-design
        WASH programmes that help WaterAid Rwanda achieve its strategic objectives
        consequently contributing to WA’s global strategic aims
  •   Coordinate the development of Country Programme Operational Plans (CPOPs) and
        budgets for WaterAid’s projects/programmes for service supply and advocacy in Rwanda
  •   Ensure quality in programmes, ensure programmes are well managed, completed on time,
          on budget and in line with WaterAid values, Health and Safety, equity and inclusion
  •   Suggest and coordinate the consolidation of evidences from the demonstrative work on
        WASH services and technologies, identify and suggest innovative research and analysis
        which extend and shape the discussions towards the relevant sector strengthening in
        collaboration with the Head of Policy Research and Advocacy
  •   Identify major risks to programming and ensure risk management is embedded in
           programmes/projects plans to mitigate these risks and to manage emergencies
  •  Strengthen and own the system of collecting and managing data to generate quantitative
          and qualitative information necessary for effective delivery of inclusive WASH interventions
          and accountability
  •   Lead on Data Reliability Audits (DRA) and Post Implementation Monitoring Surveys (PIMS)
          and implement recommendations
  •   Promote integration of WASH in overall development agenda to ensure sustainability
  •   Manage and monitor programmes /projects budgets with support and collaboration of
          Finance Manager
  •   Be the point person and key source of information pertaining to the programmes;
         Document, roll out and implement the PMER system appropriate to Rwandan context;
          package and share lessons learned and case studies for learning and continuous
  •   Represent WARw in recommended Sector Working Groups (SWGs) and Thematic
          Working Groups (TWGs) relevant to WARw interventions.
        Programs team and partnerships management
  •   Lead, manage and motivate a team, by setting clear objectives for it and making sure it
        receives instructive feedback on its performance. This may involve identifications of staff
        needs, capacity gaps and coaching/mentorship as appropriate
  •   Lead on partnership assessment and review program effectiveness to develop and        improved methods of working.
  •   Manage relationships and capacity building for Implementing partners and local
        government officials for a strong and sustainable district wide programming
  •   Define clear partnerships engagements strategies and ensure compliance with set plans
  •   Promote the culture of dialogue and knowledge sharing among partners using existing or
        new strategies at district and national level to ensure that appropriate WASH technologies
        and approaches are taken to scale to sustainably improve access
        Perform any other task requested and agreed with the line manager

  • A Master’s degree in
  • Project/programme Management,
  • Social Work,  Development Studies,
  • International Development, Public
  • Health, Water Resource Management,
  • Environmental Health or other related
  • Discipline
Experience :
  • Solid experience in project/programme coordination and management
  • Proven experience in strategy development in international organization
  • Good knowledge of water resource issue at national level
  • Fundraising experience
  • Proven experience in conducting advocacy and influencing activities
  • Good knowledge of national policies on water, sanitation and hygiene, and WaterAid’s values
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural management
  • Excellent knowledge of computer science (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience in programmatic management in a similar role
  • Proven references of a large-scale programme successful management,
  • Experience in risks management and analysis
  • Strong programming skills ·Good knowledge of the principles of equity and inclusion,
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of the WASH sector overall at national and district level.
  • Ability to anticipate, plan and organize team work
  • Strong ability to influence and to convince
  • knowledge of grants management
  • Good comprehension of decision-making processes
  • Good knowledge of policy dynamics and incentives identification
  • Good knowledge of computer science (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet etc.)
  • Strong strategic thinking skills
  • Good knowledge of informal processes that frame decision-making,
  • Capacity to analyze and to resolve problems
  • Knowledge of English,
  • Knowledge of Kinyarwanda.
Personal qualities:
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Demonstrate a good level of leadership, persuasion and influencing
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that demonstrates it
  • Be motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Be creative and proactive,
  • Be available to travel inside and outside the country,

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