Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

In partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, FAWE Rwanda has been implementing a scholarship program (MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program) to enable young girls from economically disadvantaged communities to complete quality secondary and university education, and make successful transitions to further education and careers. This scholarship
package responds not only to the scholars’ economic challenges, but also includes an array of support and enrichment services like tutoring, mentoring, transition support, leadership training and networking. The additional support services aim at easing the scholars’ transition to university, making them transformative leaders of their communities and the country as a whole. It is in this context that FAWE Rwanda would like to recruit a Program Coordinator (PC) with the right skills in relation to the above and spearhead the implementation of this rather challenging but exciting Program.
Job Summary
The Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for providing leadership, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program at FAWE Rwanda.
Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  1. Be the focal point for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at FAWE Rwanda and provide leadership and supervision to the Scholars Program team.
  2. Establish strong programme implementation and monitoring systems and strengthen systems for compliance to donor requirements.
  3. Monitor programme implementation and ensure that all program spending targets are being met.
  4. Coordinate with the rest of the staff and ensure that the program priorities are identified and addressed on a regular basis through targeted mentoring focused on making improvements in decision-making procedures, systems and other areas critical to effective program management.
  5. Work with the rest of the staff to identify key agencies providing protection, support and high quality services for girls and women that can form part of a referral network for FAWE Rwanda.
  6. Provide technical guidance and document the achievements and impact of set targets in the MCF programme activities and ensure visibility of the program in Rwanda and beyond.
  7. Contribute to FAWE Rwanda ongoing programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation (Strategic Plan, Annual Work Programmes etc.)
  8. Contribute to the development of FAWE Rwanda subsequent Strategic Plans, Annual Work Programmes, budgets and work plans
  9. Enhance smooth and regular information flow between FAWE Rwanda and the FAWE Regional Secretariat in Nairobi.
  10. In collaboration with the M&E Officer, prepare quality regular technical and progress reports on  programmatic activities and status and share the same with the FAWE Regional Secretariat
  11. Network with other sister organisations in and out of Rwanda and create strong partnerships that contribute to the Scholars program goal achievement.
  12. Establish strong partnership with FAWE Rwanda partner institutions involved in the program implementation and ensure smooth information flow.
  13. Contribute to FAWE Rwanda resource mobilization efforts.
  14. Participate in the Senior Management meetings.
  15. Any other tasks required for smooth coordination and management of FAWE Rwanda’s work programme 
Qualification and work experience
  • A Master’s degree in Education, Gender, Development Studies, or other relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in scholarship management, programme coordination and implementation in an NGO or a development agency, including experience in monitoring and evaluation , community advocacy, resource mobilisation, and project cycle management (PCM)
 Skills and competencies:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Prior working experience in project management/coordination
  • Strong team player with high level of maturity and ability to deal with diversity
  • Strategic planning and problem-solving
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Good command of English ( knowledge of French would be an asset)
  • Highly organized and able to meet tight deadlines;
  • Commitment to professionalism and work ethics.
  • Innovative and result-oriented
  • Resource Mobilization Skills and proposal writing
Reporting arrangement
The MCF Program Coordinator will report to FAWE Rwanda National Coordinator but will work very closely with the MCF Program Regional Coordinator at the FAWE Regional Secretariat in Nairobi.
If interested in the above mentioned position, please submit your application, and CV to the following address: National Coordinator, FAWE Rwanda Chapter, 1st Floor, MINEDUC Building, Room 116, Kacyiru, OR Send your application online using the following email addresses by 24th May 2017 at 9:00 a.m and in the subject please mention: “Program Coordinator”.
Emails: coordinator@fawerwa.org and jkabazayire@fawerwa.org
National Coordinator/FAWE Rwanda Chapter

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