Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rwanda Women’s Network,Advocacy and Communication Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Rwanda Women’s Network
Women Leadership in Horticulture Sector Project
1.    Introduction
Rwanda Women’s Network has engaged in partnership with HIVOs to implement a “Women Leader Project in the Horticulture Sector in Rwanda” for three years (May 2017 – December 2019). The program goal is “to promote advancement of women’s leadership and representation in decision-making proce
sses in the Horticulture Sector by addressing both strategic and practical issues that hinder women’s progress”.
Geographically, the project will cover Districts of the Eastern Province i.e. Nyagatare, Bugesera and Rwamagana Districts. In each of these districts, the project will work in 1 farm.
2.    Job Summary
The RWN Advocacy and Communication Officer responsible for the Women Leadership Project in Nyagatare, Bugesera and Rwamagana Districts is responsible for the coordination, monitoring and implementation of all activities related to the project at the District level and national level.
3.    Responsibilities and Tasks
The Advocacy and Communication Officer is responsible to coordinate and implement activities in the following ways: -
  • In collaboration with management, develop annual, quarterly and monthly plans including, training calendar, resource materials, etc.
  • Design and implement appropriate strategies and plans to strengthen the leadership skills of women farm workers
  • Lead in organizing and conducting of special events related to the project intervention
  • Provide strategic analysis and background for the development of policies relevant to the project objective e.g. gender responsive and decent work policies and practices
  • Organizing the efforts of RWN’s advocacy work e.g. developing policy proposals and advocating for them in conjunction with allies;
  • In collaboration with management, communicating with and briefing policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Coordinating with RWN’s senior staff and contributing to the organization’s overall planning and accountability systems
  • Contribute to the development and adaptation of project resource materials e.g. training modules, guides, etc.
  • Provide corrective and supportive feedback to trained women resource persons within the farms
  • Meet regularly and discuss with management on issues which require to be adressed
  • Engage or support in engaging suitable resource persons for training
  • Preparing materials and logistics for trainings and workshops and other needs
4.    Work Location
The Advocacy and Communication Officer will be based in Kigali but with regular travel to the field to implement the Women Leadership project activities in Nyagatare, Bugesera and Rwamagana Districts.
5.    Qualifications and competencies
  • Rwandan Nationality;
  • Minimum 3 years work experience with NGOs in gender and women empowerment related and interventions;
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ of advocacy and training experience in the areas mentioned above;
  • Strong leadership, participatory/capacity-building and training skills, policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Experience and comfortable in communicating with policy makers;
  • Experience in coalition building and working in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English or French;
  • Bachelor (A0) or higher Degree in a related field preferred.
All interested candidates are invited to submit their application including C.V, cover letter and copies of academic qualifications to Rwanda Women Network located in Kinyinya sector, Gacuriro cell, Urugarama village, Plot 673 (next to SOS technical school) Avenue KG 773; for the attention of The Director of Rwanda Women Network: or send by Email to:
Deadline for applications is COB June 27rd, 2017 at 5.00 pm.

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