Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Early Grade Reading (EGR) Program Assistant Jobs in Rwanda

Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye is a five-year USAID-funded activity that aims to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Covering all 30 districts of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Boad (REB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Soma Umenye will contribute to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and the Government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grad
e students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed in future schooling and, later, in the modern workplace.
Project goals:
Soma Umenye aims to achieve the following two goals.
To improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children (unique direct beneficiaries) in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of P3; and
To ensure that at least 70 percent of P1-P3 students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension.
To achieve the above goals, it requires close collaboration with all education stakeholders under the technical leadership of MINEDUC and REB.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The EGR Program Assistant will provide Deliver adequate, timely administrative and logistical support to the Soma Umenye Technical team. S/he will serve as the interface between the technical staff and the Finance, Operations, and Procurement offices to ensure smooth coordination of all technical activities. Specifically, the EGR Program Assistant will:
  • Draft activity approval forms and budgets for review by the activity managers
  • Prepare all necessary procurement action request forms (PARs) and travel advance authorization requests (TAARs) for related technical team activities.
  • Coordinate all vehicles needs and submit vehicle request forms for the technical team as needed.
  • Support the technical team to provide regular updates to the Soma Umenye program calendar, including updates surrounding training activities, consultant trips, etc.
  • Maintains contact information for key REB, MINEDUC, and other implementing partner contacts
  • Coordinate meetings and prepare meeting minutes convened or attended by project technical staff.
  • Take meeting minutes for all team meetings and distribute to team members.
  • Ensure the proper filing and archiving of all relevant technical and programmatic documents both via electronic files and hard copy files.
  • Fulfill other administrative functions, as required.
Job Qualifications
  • Certificate/diploma in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as administrative assistant, receptionist, or related position; USAID experience desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.
Level of Effort and Location of Assignment
This is a long-term position and the location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
The EGR Program Assistant will report directly to the TBD, or his/her designee.

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