Monday, October 10, 2016

Save the Children,Education Signature Programme Assistant Jobs in Rwanda



POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
BACKGROUND:
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve i
mmediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 
Position: Education Signature Programme Assistant
Place of Work:
Kigali
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this post:
Time frame:                                                                      
Education Coordination and Partnerships Manager
None

Open
Tentative start date: ASAP
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Education Coordination and Partnerships Manager, the Education Signature Programme Assistant will contribute to the planning and implementation of the Programme and the four literacy projects: First Read, Early Literacy and Maths Initiative (ELMI), Rwandan Children’s Book Initiative (RCBI) and Literacy Boost. The purpose of this role is to ensure effective programme delivery by providing efficient and timely programme management assistance communications and logistics/ administrative support.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Programme Management Support
Ensuring efficient and timely support to the Education Signature Programme team, the Education Signature Programme Assistant will:
  • Provide hands on support to the different projects, including:  Supporting the organisation and implementation of workshops, training and meetings;
  • Ensure that project files are established and maintained in an easy, orderly and accessible way; etc;
  • Lead on the organisation/ preparation for Programme-relevant International days/ events e.g International Literacy Day, Universal Children's Day, The Day of the African Child, etc
  • Support monitoring of implementation progress according to the programme and project implementation plans;
  • Support cross-project learning and assist in the planning of future project interventions through participation in research activities, exploring opportunities and gaps, etc;
  • Assist in translation needs.
Communications Support
Support in programme communications work, including:
  • Act as a liaison with our partners on communication and information-sharing issues;
  • Produce the Signature Programme Quarterly Newsletter
  • Develop and coordinate content generation for SP Social Media accounts
  • Produce content for the SCI Rwanda website, as well as social media accounts;
  • Manage the SP Social Media accounts, ensuring quality, frequent and consistent information sharing;
  • Maintain a well organised SP photo bank that is easy to use;
  • Keep a record of SP work coverage in the media;
  • Support in visits of the Regional Communications Producer;
  • Produce Case Stories for use in reporting as well as internal and external communications;
  • Document and disseminate meeting minutes;
  • Participate in the design, production and updating SC brochures, posters, and other promotional materials;
  • Coordinate International Technical Advisors (TAs) visits to the SCI Rwanda office.
Reporting
  • Support the Signature Programme in pulling together different information required for reporting purposes;
  • Lead on printing, custody and dissemination of all Signature Programme reports;
  • Participate in organising dissemination activities.
Logistics
  • Support in organising and coordinating Transport needs  for  Field Visits  by staff and visiting personnel
  •  Liaise  and work with  SCI Logistics and Procurement teams on different logistics needs and requests including requests for printing of project documents,  transport and delivery of materials to field sites, ordering of books  and other materials etc
Other
  • Assist the Education Signature Programme office with other day-to-day activities.
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SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Supports an environment to  enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk To
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential
·         University degree in education, media or relevant social sciences;
  • Demonstrated experience (2 years or more) in support of planning, implementation and management of programmes in an international development/NGO context;
  • A sound understanding of the education sector and the challenges and opportunities for literacy acquisition in Rwanda;
  • Strong conceptual skills and the ability to think innovatively and plan strategically;
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda, and strong inter-personal skills;
  • Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches;
  • Ability to work successfully and efficiently with minimal supervision and strong IT skills including Microsoft Office, content management systems and web based communication.
Desirable
  • Experience in working in communications, event organisation in a setting of NGO working for the for/ in the interests of children;
  • Basic understanding of key issues in the field of literacy, the literate environment and/or early grade reading.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, result-oriented and culturally-diverse work environment.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 
  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 23rd October 2016.
             Please mention Education Signature Programme Assistant as subject of your mail.
                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.         

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