Friday, July 21, 2017

Forum for African Women Educationalists,THE MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 24 Jul 2017
Re-advertised July 2017
In partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, FAWE Rwand
a is implementing a scholarship 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 and experience in relation to the above and spearhead the implementation of this rather challenging but exciting Program.
Position – Program Coordinator
The MCF Program Coordinator will report to FAWE Rwanda National Coordinator but will work very closely with the MCF Program Coordinator at the FAWE Regional Secretariat in Nairobi. The Program Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for providing overall leadership, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of The MasterCard Foundation Scholarship program at FAWE Rwanda.
Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1.      Focal point for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at FAWE Rwanda and provide leadership and supervision to the Scholars Program team.
2.      Establish strong program 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 programme 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 MasterCard Foundation Scholarship programme activities and ensure visibility of the programme 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 plans, and budgets.
  1. Enhance smooth and regular information flow between FAWE Rwanda and the FAWE Regional Secretariat in Nairobi.
  2. 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 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.
Skills, Qualifications and 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 mobilization, and project cycle management (PCM)
· 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; and
· Resource Mobilization Skills and proposal writing.
How to apply:
To apply If interested in the above mentioned position, please submit your application, and CV including your salary expectation to the following email address: with copy to, not later than July 24th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and in the subject line, mention: “Program Coordinator”.

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