Monday, October 24, 2016

Catholic Relief Services,Social Inclusion Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Catholic Relief Services – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization
supporting relief and development work in around 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. The primary goal of CRS’ Rwanda programming is to ensure that vulnerable households in Rwanda achieve full, integral human development.

CRS is seeking a Social Inclusion Manager for the USAID-funded Private Sector-Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) program.  The program focuses on increasing private sector investment in Rwandan agricultural value chains.  With the aim of increasing market linkages, the program engages a wide array of partners including cooperatives, aggregators, processors, entrepreneurs, microfinance institutions, and various private sector actors.  A key theme of the program is the integration of social inclusion, to ensure integration of and maximum program impact for women, youth and people with disabilities
Primary Function
The role of the Social Inclusion Manager is to ensure that programming in the Private Sector-Driven Agricultural Growth program integrates elements sensitive to women, youth and people with disabilities.  The Social Inclusion Manager will support the development, implementation and integration of socially inclusive interventions through the provision of technical guidance to the PSDAG program team.  This staff member will work with local and national organizations and associations to design and implement programming that is sensitive to the needs of women, youth and people with disabilities, and in doing so ensure that women, youth and people with disabilities are active in project activities and access the benefits afforded by the project.  S/he will be responsible for effectively managing relationships with CRS and consortium staff in relation to this component.  S/he will promote social inclusion through PSDAG programming in agriculture, market access and capacity-strengthening.  S/he will adhere to high standards of programmatic and management quality in providing technical guidance to program stakeholders in the area of social inclusion, drawing on national and global best practices.
4. Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Gender Studies or other relevant field; Master’s degree an advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a development setting on social inclusion programming.
  • Experience in community-based approaches, community empowerment, advocacy and community systems strengthening preferred.
  • Experience in conducting gender-related participative qualitative and quantitative research (notably Gender Analyses and Audits).
  • Experience in multi-sectoral agriculture/nutrition programs with strong social inclusion componentspreferred.
  • Experience as a trainer and demonstrated success in knowledge transfer of socially inclusive and gender-transformative approaches and interventions.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to people with a variety of interests and educational backgrounds through both formal and informal training.
  • Knowledge of USAID programming preferred; experience in USAID contracting is an advantage.
  • Strong leadership skills and excellent organizational skills, team work and ability to prioritize tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated skills in diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well with people, good judgment and commitment to CRS’ mission.
  • Willingness to travel to rural project districts around the country.
  • Fluent spoken and written English or French, and Kinyarwanda, required.
  • Rwandan nationality.
Electronic applications-including a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at and copy on or before Wednesday November 2, 2016at 5:00pm. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will get feedback.
Kigali, October20, 2016
Charlotte Batanage
Acting Country Representative

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