Monday, October 31, 2016

Plan,Sexual and Gender Based Violence & Child Rights Project Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Founded over 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Plan International has been working in Rwanda since 2007 with a major focus on four country programs:  Right to Access Quality and Inclusive Educati
on, Right to Early Childhood Care and Development through United Communities, Right to Youth Economic Security through Active Citizenship and Right to Protection. Plan currently operates in Gatsibo, Kayonza, Rwamagana, Bugesera and Nyaruguru. Plan International Rwanda has recently entered into partnership with UNHCR as partner implementing Sexual & Gender Based Violence Responses and Child protection in all Refugees Camps across the country.
Plan has a strict child protection policy and guidelines that all staff must follow at all times. All staff are expected to help ensure all Plan associates know, understand and follow these and take an active role in the protection of all children from abuse and exploitation. 
To facilitate the implementation of its activities, Plan International Rwanda is inviting applicants from suitably qualified locally based Internationals and/or Rwandan nationals with international experience to fill the following vacant position:
Position: SGBV & Child Protection Project Manager
Type of appointment: Full time position   
Duty Station: Kigali, Country Office
Deadline for applications: 14th November 2016
Job summary
Rwanda currently hosts approximately 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers across five protracted refugee camps and three emergency sites (2 reception centres and 1 camp) and urban area of Kigali. Protection concerns have been noted in these camps including SGBV and child protection incidents. Plan International Rwanda has since 2014 been partnering with MIDIMAR and several agencies such as UNHCR and UNICEF to address these issues and is currently the lead agency in implementing CP and SGBV prevention and response activities in all sites.
Plan is hiring a Gender-based Violence and Child Protection Project Manager to be based in Kigali. This is a full-time position.
Dimensions of Role:
The CP & SGBV Project Manager reports directly to the Emergency Response Manager. The Project Manager directly line manages 5 staff: 2 Protection Field Managers (one for Burundi and one for Congolese response), 1 M&E officer, 1 grants accountant and 1 project assistant. Through the Field Managers, the Project Managers indirectly manages a team of approximately 60 staff across 8 sites (Kiziba camp, Mugombwa camp, Kigeme camp,  Gihembe camp, Nyabiheke camp, Mahama camp, Gashora reception center, and Nyanza reception center). S/he manages a budget of approximately 2 US$ million a year. S/he may manage consultants and other temporary workers as necessary.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
In collaboration with the Emergency Response Manager (ERM), s/he will:
  • Directly line manage and supervise 4 staff, namely: 2 Field Managers (one for Burundi sites and One for DRC- Camps), 1 Project Assistant, 1 M&E officer, with dotted line management of 1 Grants Accountant.
  • Oversee the proper and timely completion of the UNHCR project activities before the end of the grant in line with the amended budget and work plan.
  • Contribute to the project planning and design for 2017 in response to the UNHCR call for proposals, including contributing to the budget, project description and work plan, and supervising the development of POs in SAP by the Project Assistant.
  • Supervise and ensure that Field Managers and Coordinators develop camp-based work/action plans aligned with spending plans for each grant.
  • Provide highly specialised technical support in case management of CP and SGBV competency areas.
  • Oversee the implementation and expenditures of the different grants that are under the responsibility of Field Managers and Coordinators, by working closely with them and grants accountants as well as Project Assistant.
  • Review of monitoring and data management by the M&E officer and review of progress and final reports to donors to ensure program quality and achievement of targets, objectives, and goals.
  • Provide technical support by means of advice and training to the emergency staff in the area of Child Protection and SGBV.
  • Provide organizational support to the teams in the camps and monitor implementation of activities by undertaking regular field visits and on job training.
  • Attend and participate in sectorial with other implementing partners at Kigali level, including participation in (technical) meetings for emergency response in areas of child protection and Sexual Gender based Violence.
  • Ensure services are gender-sensitive and child-friendly.
Key deliverables and indicators for success
  • Progress reports (financial and technical) in accordance with donor / grants reporting requirements submitted in time;
  • Participate in regular coordination meetings at national level;
  • Monthly field visits to support the teams in the camps;
  • Quarterly trainings organized on CP and SGBV and managerial skills and competencies to camp based staff.
Methodology/approach of work
  • Duration of the assignment: 1 year renewable.
  • Type of contract: fixed-term.
  • Induction to Plan International Rwanda’s programs, policies and procedures, to different support departments, but specifically to the Emergency Response projects, the emergency response staff structure, emergency procedures etc.
  • Desk review: a comprehensive desk review of existing resources provided by Plan will be conducted as part of the induction process.
  • Direct line management of 5 emergency response staff
  • Working in collaboration with implementing donors and other implementing partners.
  • Plan’s child-centered community develop approach as well as international minimum standards/guidelines and localized SOPs will guide the implementation of project activities.
Dealing with problems
The Project Manager manages complex relationships between different actors and stakeholders. Poor coordination between partners, community members and local authorities may lead to the failure of the project, impacting the quality of services delivered to refugees, as well as Plan’s reputation. Therefore, the Project Manager must demonstrate the ability to solve problems, think strategically and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment.
Profile required
  • Strong leadership and management/supervisory skills; ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good budgetary and financial planning/management skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan.
  • Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills.
  • Resource mobilization skills, ability to design effective concept notes and manage relationships with donors
Knowledge /Competencies
  • Knowledge of child protection and SGBV in emergencies, inclusive of direct programming
  • Knowledge of Sphere and international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools
  • Knowledge of case management, psychosocial support and prevention
  • Knowledge of multi-sectoral and community-based approaches to child protection and GBV prevention and response
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Effective networking and interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate a wide range of actors
  • Commitment to child rights and gender equality
  • Ability to work under pressure, in fluid, high stress and rapidly changing environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity and ability to handle stressful work related conditions under limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of refugee populations
  • University degree or equivalent in Social Work, Psychology, International Relations or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in Child protection and SGBV; working in a refugee context and with adolescent girls preferred.
  • Experience working directly with GBV survivors and children at risk.
  • Working experience in a similar role in bilateral organizations or INGOs
  • Proven experience in managing a large group
Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, ability to perform under stress, innovation, working in partnership, team work, facilitating change,  personal commitment to children’s rights issues .
Physical Environment
Based at CO with frequent visits to each camp.
Level of Contact with Children: HIGH
Frequent interaction with children and refugees
How to Apply 
  • Please do apply online using this link.
Your application should include:-
  1. A covering letter (ii) A comprehensive CV (iii)  Details of 3 referees, one of whom should be your current employer (v) Copy of Valid Work Permit for International locally based candidates.
  • Deadline for applications is Monday 14th November 2016 @ 5pm.

Please note that applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after the closing date will be rejected. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. All application materials will not be returned.

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