Save the Children, Website Editor Consultancy Jobs Vacancy

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
Announcement: Website Editor Consultancy
Save the Children’s strategic ambition identifies 3 breakthroughs – ensuring that every child survives, learns and is protected – that we will catalyse between now and 2030. Reading is the cornerstone of learning and
academic success. If children leave primary school with a strong foundation of literacy skills, they will be ready for a lifetime of reading and learning. This will provide them with the knowledge and inspiration they need to further improve their economic competitiveness, health, civic engagement and quality of life.
Mureke Dusome (which means ‘Let’s Read!’ in Kinyarwanda) is a 4-year USAID-funded project that aims to foster partnerships between schools and the broader community in a bid to improve literacy outcomes for children in primary grades 1-3. The project is being implemented by Save the Children in all 30 districts of the country from January 2016 to January 2020. It also aims to foster strong partnerships between schools, parents and communities to create a supportive environment for children to read. In total, Mureke Dusome will benefit children in over 2,500 primary school communities throughout Rwanda.
Mureke Dusome is a nationwide program that will run from January 2016 to January 2020. The program begins in Gicumbi and Burera districts in the first year of implementation, before being scaled up in 10 other districts in 2017 and the final 18 districts in 2018.
The program goals are three-fold:
  1. Strengthen the capacity of school leadership to promote school-community partnerships and improve student literacy.
  2. Increase effective community and parental involvement to improve literacy skills through community engagement and social and behavior change communication.
  3. Foster a culture of reading through civil society platforms and strengthening the supply and demand of the children’s book industry.
Within this consultancy, the website editor is expected to provide technical support for the maintenance of the Rwanda Reads website: The website editor may later be additionally contracted to hand over the website to the Rwanda Education Board. 
Overall, the assignment is expected to take 2 days per month throughout 2018 and 2019.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced consultant.
The following are related details:
Position:                                         Website Editor Consultant
Place of work:                                Kigali Office
Report to:                                       Communication Specialist
Post:                                                1
Time Frame:                                    March 2018 up to December 2019
Tentative start time:                      March 2018.
Child Protection
No direct contact with children
Health and Safety
The Consultant is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Purpose of Consultancy
To provide technical support for the maintenance of the Rwanda Reads website: This includes troubleshooting, maintenance and website improvements.
Person specification
  • Proven track record of managing websites
  • Excellent Drupal management skills, including backend set up, coding and troubleshooting
  • Good interpersonal skills and responsive to requests 
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda
Fee Structure
The prospective Consultant/s should provide an hourly/daily rate for this consultancy.
Overall, the assignment is expected to take 2 days per month throughout 2018 and 2019.
An invoice may be submitted at the end of each month for services rendered.
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to The deadline for receiving applications is February 23rd, 2018.
                                *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.