Monday, February 13, 2017

Plan International,Community Development Facilitator Jobs in Rwanda

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International has been working in Rwanda since 2007 with a major focus on four country programs:  Right to Access Quality and Inclusive Education, 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, Rwamagana, Bugesera, Nyaruguru,  Gicumbi, Karongi, Kirehe, Huye, Gisagara and Nyamagabe.  Plan International Rwanda has entered into partnership with UNHCR and other partners to implement Sexual & Gender Based Violence Responses and Child protection in all Refugees Camps across the country.
Plan International is committed to responding to children affected by emergencies in the countries of our operation.
Plan International Values are: lasting impact, open and accountable, work well together and inclusive & empowering.
"Plan International, Rwanda is deeply committed to realizing children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and National Integrated Child Rights Policy– including their rights to protection and freedom from abuse and exploitation. We therefore have an unequivocal child protection policy and zero tolerance to any form of child abuse and exploitation. All who work for us, represent us and visit with us, are expected to abide by our child protection policy and related procedures during their engagement with us. Help us maintain a child safe environment".
To facilitate the implementation of its activities, Plan International Rwanda is inviting applicants from suitably qualified Rwandan nationals to fill the following vacant position:
Position: Community Development Facilitator – Community Lead Early Childhood Care Development   Project 
Type of appointment: Full time position
Contract duration: 18 months   
Duty Station: Bugesera & Nyaruguru Program Units
Deadline for applications: 27th February 2017
Job summary
The incumbent will effectively facilitate the Child-Centred Community Development and building meaningful relationships among the multiple stakeholders in the community development process.
Responsible for the implementation of the “Community Lead ECCD Project” including the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and documentation of the activities about the projects.  He/she assist the Project Coordinator in all aspects of the planning, monitoring and evaluation as well the relationships at local level. 
Dimensions of Role:
Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports
The post holder will report to the PU Manager with dotted line supervision of the ECCD Program Manager. He/she has no people under his/her supervision and has no direct management of departmental budget.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success
Supporting project implementation
  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the  project
  • Document quarterly progress and/or challenges about the project in an appropriate format (e.g. articles, success stories, case studies)
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in preparing required monthly, quarterly reports and annual project  reports
  • Establish partnerships with others local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), government  bodies and families and youth to increase their participation in the project
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in building the capacity of stakeholders involved in the project in  gender and in result based management
  • Promote and abide by internal policies and procedures including but not limited to:  Child Plan Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
Community mobilization and facilitation
  • Facilitate project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned area of operation
  • Facilitate effective participation of children, families, communities and stakeholders  in program activities
  • Facilitate the integration of program and CCCD  activities in the field 
  • Overseeing the implementation of community projects and ensure timeline of completion through frequent supervision of projects.
  • Monitor effective implementation of projects on the ground as well as in SAP
  • Facilitating the formation of community interest groups to enhance local developments
Coordination and Networking
  • Establish good working relations with children, families, community leadership, community based organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at district, sector and village levels
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and networks at district, sector and village levels
Building relationship activities (Sponsorship)
  • Create community awareness on development education
  • Promote integration of building relations and program processes at field level
  • Facilitate production of quality building relations products to meet set deadlines
Child Protection
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.
Dealing with Problems:
Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.
The Community Development Facilitator must have a thorough knowledge of Project goals and job roles amongst others build relationship communication activities and Community mobilization and facilitation in program activities.
The Community Development Facilitator deals with problems related to timely delivery of the Project plan. He/she provides appropriate technical support in implementation of the Project agreed objectives. 
Communications and Working Relationships:
Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact
The post holder will be required to extend regular contacts / relations with the Project Coordinator, PUM, PU Quality Assurance Coordinator, ECCD Program Manager,  etc as well as external stakeholders such as  Children, Families, community volunteers, CBOs,  FBOs, school leaders, local leaders and district level officers.
He/she will be required to communicate in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism and builds credibility with line management. Be flexible and committed to strong team working skill and external relations. 
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Gained through education, training, & experience
  • University Degree in Early childhood education, education, public health or rural development.
  • Any degree backed with short course certificate in early childhood education
  • Knowledge of Right Based Approach 
  • Experience in early childhood development is a MUST
  • Computer literacy in Excel Word, and power point
  • Must hold a valid motorcycle license – Class A
  • Minimum of 3 years extensive experience in development work at grassroots level.
Skills Specific to the Post
  • Communication skills
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skill
  • Willingness to work extra hours
  • Willingness to live and work with the rural community
  • Demonstrated training skills.
  •  Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willingness to work with communities at all levels.
  • Strong team building and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle
Physical Environment and Demands:
May be “typical office environment”; note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc.
Level of Contact with Children:
High contact:    high frequency of interaction
How to Apply 
  • Please do apply online using the application form on this LINK
Your application should include in 1 document:
        i.            A covering letter (ii) A comprehensive CV (iii) Details of 3 referees, one of whom should be your current employer (v) Copy of Valid Driving License Class A
  • Deadline for applications is Monday 27th February 2017 @ 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.
ΓΌ  Being Zero tolerant to any kind of fraud, Plan International Rwanda does not require any fee to any applicants.

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