Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Save the Children,Child Rights Governance Programme Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
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 immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in
Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 172 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 
Position:                                              Child Rights Governance Programme Officer
Place of Work:
 Kigali with frequent field visit
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this post:
Time frame:       
Tentative start date:                                                                 
Child Rights Governance Programme Manager
Open Ended
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
As a member of the Child Rights Governance (CRG) and Child Protection (CP) Programme Unit, the CRG Programme Officer will be working closely with the CRG Programme Manager and immediate team on all CRG programme related matters.
The CRG Officer is responsible for coordinating and preparing planning and reporting related to CRG work; ensure quality programme implementation with partners in close collaboration with Programme team. The main areas of emphasis will include:
  • Child Rights Monitoring
  • National Systems
  • Civil Society Strengthening in CRG
  • Children empowerment
  • Investment in Children
Programme Implementation
  • With support from the CRG Manager, liaise and support a smooth implementation of different Child Protection and Child Rights Governance programs/projects implemented by local partner organisations – to deliver quality work
  • Support the empowerment of children to participate and advocate for their issues through their own created initiatives and other opportunities that exist at local, national, regional and international levels
  • Develop detailed implementation plans and financial forecasts
  • Support projects implementation and monitoring of implementation progress according to implementation plans;
  • Prepare different quality reports in accordance to activities as well as monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Support the programme implementation with particular focus on capacity building training/workshops, research activities, including low level budget management, assisting in translation needs; Ensuring that project files are established and maintained; etc;
  • Liaise with internal support departments (such as logistics and procurement, finance, HR etc.) to ensure that the Child Rights Governance program activities have received all necessary support needed for a smooth implementation
  • Lead on the organization/ preparation for program-relevant National and International days/ events e.g. The Day of the African Child, etc.
  • Support cross-project learning by examining the effectiveness of implementation activities;
  • Support with the program related administrative duties
  • Undertake other tasks delegated by the Line Manager
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
  • Make sure baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and other research studies are implemented as per DIPs;
  • Provide MIS content/requirements to program manager; provide feedback for improving MIS system; and review program data collection formats to ensure developed tools provide required information;
  • Provide feedbacks on monthly action plan tracker and accountability databases to program manager, take relevant measures to implement action points
  • Provide monthly activity plan to MEAL focal person for field monitoring
  • Ensure activity implementation meets the Quality benchmarks
  • Support data collection for evaluations/baselines/assessment studies;
  • Collect and manage complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team;
  • Ensure complaint responses are provided to complainants on a timely manner and collect their feedback after response is provided
  • Develop and share case studies, human interest stories, documentaries and other related materials with programme manager or MEAL Unit
Communications Support
Support in programme communications work, including:
  • Liaise with the communication team to draft content for the SCI Rwanda website, as well as social media accounts;
  • Acting as a liaison with Program partners on communication and information-sharing issues;
  • Producing Case Stories for use in reporting as well as internal and external communications;
  • Designing, producing and updating  CRG and CP brochures, posters, and other promotional materials;
Child Safeguarding
  • Ensuring full understanding of the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures
  • Conducting oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in both personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse;
  • Ensuring the way he/she is carrying out his/her work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing the work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”
  • Promoting the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general ;
  • Being vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives. 
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds self 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
  • Creates an environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or related fields
  • At least three years relevant experience working with non-government organizations
  • Good understanding of child rights issues in Rwanda
  • Knowledge of National Actors working in Children’s rights arena
  • Good understanding of the programme management cycle including financial and operational processes
  • Proven ability to handle challenging workload with high attention to detail
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
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 6th March 2017.
                               Please mention CRG Officer as subject of your mail.
                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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