Sunday, November 27, 2016

Chemonics Soma Umenye LLC,Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda

Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of P1-P3 students are able to read grade-level text with
fluency and comprehension.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with the Chief of Party to provide management leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the Soma Umenye activity.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to manage staff and local subcontractors to achieve stated project goals.
  • Work with the Chief of Party to ensure Soma Umenye meets its reporting requirements, and to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under Soma Umenye.
  • Oversees the provincial advisors and district advisors to ensure they are building and maintaining collaborative relationships with government counterparts to support project implementation through government systems at the district level.
  • Oversees cross-cutting programmatic elements of implementation, including gender and inclusion.
  • Manages provincial and district advisors to help build the capacity of district- and sector-level education officers (as needed) to improve the quality of learning outcomes in reading in Kinyarwanda.
  • In coordination with the technical team, work with the provincial and district advisors to develop, review, and monitor their individual workplans and troubleshoot and implementation issues (as needed). This includes periodic site visits to the districts.
  • Perform any other task assigned by the COP that is consistent with the overall nature of the project. 
  • Serve as the acting COP as directed.
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in project management or other relevant field and seven years of experience of progressive responsibility or Bachelor’s degree in project management or other relevant field and twelve years of progressive responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage government and other stakeholders at the district level to build collaborative relationships that promote effective project implementation.
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience or familiarity with the education sector in Rwanda preferred.
  • Experience promoting equity in learning outcomes among boys, girls, and children with special needs preferred;
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, train, and support staff.
  • Demonstrated exemplary diplomatic, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
Deputy Chief of Party will report directly to the Chief of Party or his/her designee.

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