Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Komera Project,Community Development Manager Jobs in Rwanda


Community Development Manager


Based at Rwinkwavu, Rwanda

Reports to:

Country director

Effective Date:

Effective 1st J
uly 2017

Organizational Profile:
The Komera Project is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that develops self-confident young women through education, Community and sport. We created the Komera Project to assist girls in rural Rwanda who have the courage and desire to pursue secondary education, but who lack the resources to do so. During school holidays, Komera scholars receive extensive training on how to be an agent for social change within her community. We believe that she will begin her own non-profit project and become a community leader.
Komera builds a local community of support around the scholars because we believe in the power it has towards the scholars’ success. While at school each student will meet with a Komera mentor and fellow scholars once a week. These mentoring sessions follow a curriculum that addresses health, leadership, human rights and local development. At home her parents are part of the Komera Parent Co-operative where they receive training on how to launch their own small businesses to help support their families and subsidize some modest materials for the scholar. In addition to entrepreneurship training, each young woman also attends conferences with her Komera Scholar family. During school breaks, they learn about leadership skills, career goals, computer skills and health related issues.
The job description is an estimation of what we believe this position will entail. The Komera Project is a small organization and the Business Development Co-Coordinator must be open to changes and additional tasks as they arise. We strongly encourage female applicants. 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Parent Cooperative
    • Meet with Parent Cooperative on a monthly basis
    • Develop business plan for growth of Komera Parent Cooperative
    • Establish monthly training curriculum for Parent Cooperative
    • Meet with parent sub committees ( small business groups) every after two weeks
    • Evaluate effectiveness of parent cooperatives and make monthly evaluation report.
    • Represent Komera at meetings related to Komera Cooperatives
    • Build a strong relationship with parents where they feel they are Komera Stakeholders
    • Prepare a program budget for the monthly cooperative activities.
    • Make a follow-up on financial loan circulation of the cooperative on monthly basis.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of businesses and be able to adjust accordingly
    • Monthly reports on parent and student businesses
  • Post-Secondary Programs
    • Work with the training team to develop business training curriculum for post-secondary program.
    • Train Post Secondary Students on business development
    • Make a follow-up on post –secondary businesses.
    • Monthly evaluation and report on post- secondary business activities.
  • Work with Country Director to prepare annual work-plan
  • Prepare bi-weekly stories and pictures for Komera Social Media
  • Meet with Country Director once a week (more if needed) to update on program progress and discuss issues
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual program progress reports
Other Competencies/Attributes:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with local government, parents and scholars professionally.
  • Demonstrate a positive behavior and good working relationships
  • Demonstrate the respect of national and international human rights
Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.
  • Must have a University degree in business administration and management or related field.
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience in rural development work
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Should have excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Should have knowledge of financial management
  • Should be computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and other software packages
  • Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment
  • Should have ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and other stakeholders
  • Dedication to development of adolescent girls in rural Rwanda
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure safety and equality of young women
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Willingness to go above and beyond their job description
  • Ability to teach students on business skills and business development
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