Monday, February 13, 2017

Oxfam,Programme Assistant Jobs in Rwanda

Oxfam, one of the leading global development organizations, mobilizes the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programmes.
Oxfam Rwanda programme intervenes in four main sectors in Rwanda namely: Participatory Governance, Sustaina
ble Livelihoods, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Preparedness & Response.
The objective of Oxfam’s Sustainable Livelihoods programme is that sustainable and resilient livelihoods are created to increase employment and income, especially for women and youth. Oxfam has experience in market-based livelihoods, working at a number of levels along the value chains, including with producers, cooperatives and SMEs - providing access to finance, technologies and market linkages with the private sector.
As part of the Sustainable Livelihood Programme, we seek to hire an experienced Rwandan national for the following position:
Programme Assistant (Contract Type: 2 Years Fixed-Term)
Location:                                Kigali – Rwanda
Salary:                                    Competitive
Duration:                                2 years
Availability:                            Immediately
Level:                                      National E1
Job purpose
To support the effective and quality implementation of the project titled ‘Strengthening the competitiveness of women organic pineapple growers in rural areas of Rwanda project (Pineapple Value Chain Development project) in Rwanda.
Reporting lines: Sustainable Livelihood Lead
Key Responsibilities
  • Providing direct support to the implementing partners both at local and national level as advised by the line manager;
  • Supporting the processes involved in coordinating umbrella partners involved in the implementation of the project;
  • Support the development of relationships with local implementing partners and districts authorities to assist the project implementation and influencing activities;
  • Actively support the process of beneficiaries’ identification which is based on the social categorization in Rwanda, and specifics of project location as determined by districts authorities;
  • Support building strong relationships with project stakeholders and be part of activities dedicated to strengthening women economic empowerment for the project;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of other sustainable livelihoods projects’ activities to ensure consistency with project objectives;
  • Be a dynamic member of the Sustainable Livelihood team and use flexibility to cover other team members whenever needed and contribute to the maximum of his/her ability;
  • Draft communication for audiences within Oxfam Rwanda and beyond to document lessons learned, communicate project related information, share information as advised by the line manager.
Skills and competence:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields ( Agriculture, Project management, agri-business, and related field) or a high school degree with two more years of relevant experience;
  • 2 - 3 years experience in supporting projects is the sectors of Agriculture, Agribusiness, gender, women economic empowerment or other relevant fields;
  • Proven experience and ability to work with community based groups and other key stakeholders in development work;
  • Proven skill at understanding women's specific livelihood challenges and identifying opportunities for agriculture and women's empowerment;
  • Strong planning, organizing and problem solving skills with ability to work hands-on under supervision and within a team;
  • Demonstrable capability to communicate (writing and speaking) effectively in English. Kinyarwanda and French are desirable;
  • Be computer literate and having excellent report writing skills will be a plus;
  • Willing to travel in Rwanda rural areas for project implementation purposes;
  • Having administrative skills and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines;
  • Exposure and understanding of concepts related to project concepts including agriculture, agribusiness, rural financing, poverty eradication, sustainable development, and value chains promotion;
  • Capacity to work in the Rwandan context while understanding the different dimensions of its diversity and cultural sensitivities.
How to apply
This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.
Interested candidates should send an application in English by email attaching a motivation letter with expected range of salary package and CV, with contact details (phone and email address) of your most recent line manager as part of your referees.
Use this following email address to send your application: The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 24th February 2017 at 5:00 PM.
N.B: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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