Monday, May 29, 2017

Plan International Rwanda,Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Dimensions of Role:
The Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the life skills component and will provide strategic guidance to refugees and youth groups and will work in close collaboration with both Protection Teams and partners in Mahama camp. S/he will be responsible for providing accurate and timely documentation of activi
ties and ensuring the project is complying SIDA/Plan requirements and is implemented as planned.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
“What” is done and “why”, but not “how”; include indicators for success
In collaboration with the Gender-based Violence Specialist and Protection Team:
  • Ensure the implementation of life skills related activities in the camp  in compliance of Plan International policies and based on the approved work plan
  • Lead a meeting at the camp level for introducing the component of life skills and engaging with youth and refuges at large in income generating activities 
  • Organize and conduct the training of refugees  on life skills and mentorship skills in the camps
  • Support youth s and refugees  in developing a community service project for self- reliance
  • Monitor all activities of youth groups and entire refugees provide regular reports and updates to the Gender-based Violence Specialist and Project coordinator.
Key deliverables and indicators for success
  • Submit weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports reflecting results by using a template provided by SIDA
  • Organize regular meetings with adolescent groups for technical support
  • Keep project records
  • Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learned on a quarterly basis
 Dealing with Problems:
The Livelihoods Officer will work closely with community members and will be required to manage the relationships between different actors involved in the camp. Mistake in judgement or poor coordination between partners may lead to the failure of the project, impacting Plan’s reputation. Therefore, the Livelihood Officer should demonstrate the ability to solve problems, think strategically and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment.
  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Development studies or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Work experience in Gender and Gender Based violence and Child Protection as well.
  • Work experience with vulnerable groups in implementing community service projects.
  • Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Working experience in a similar role and experience in working with bilateral organizations or INGOs
Specific Skills
  • Strong capacity building/training/coaching/mentoring skills with communities
  • Strong knowledge in life skills
  • Good budgetary and financial planning/management skills
  • Strong capacity building skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda
  • Excellent community mobilization skills and abilities
  • Strong training/facilitation skills strongly required

  • Effective networking and interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate a wide range of actors
  • Timely and effective delivery
  • Effective and clear communication
  • Commitment to child rights and gender equality
  • Ability to work under pressure, in fluid, high stress and rapidly changing emergency environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity and ability to handle stressful work related conditions under limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse section of the refugee population
Physical Environment
Note if heavy lifting, climbing, excess travel, etc. and not a typical office environment
Based at Mahama Camp with limited movements to CO.
Interaction with children/youth in and outside of refugee camp settings is very high.
Level of Contact with Children: HIGH
Frequent interaction with children and refugees
 How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to apply before 7th June, 2017 via the following link

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