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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Programme Manager (Education)

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ChildFund Rwanda is an INGO created in 2015 with the aim of improving lives of children and their families by providing support in education and other related areas.

The NGO wishes to recruit a result-oriented Programme Manager who is responsible for the management of Early Childhood Education programme and its staff under the supervision of Country Manager. In consultation with the Country Manager, Programme Manager is responsible for all matters relating to staffing, supervision, discipline and the day-to-day running of ECE programme.

Title:  Programme Manager (Education)

Div/Dept: ChildFund Rwanda Country Office

Location: Kigali

Middle level Position - Open to Rwandan Nationals Only

Qualified female and males candidates are equally encouraged to apply

Roles and Responsibilities
Project Management

  1. Overall management, development and implementation of programs and operations, monitoring and evaluation,
  2. Facilitate partnership with appropriate public and local or international agencies,
  3. Facilitate seminars, meetings, ,
  4. Plan, execute and manage project development from beginning to end;
  5. Project design and proposal development which includes community needs assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting,
  6. Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support project goals in collaboration with other department and stakeholders,
  7. Develop the project’s annual plan of action and annual budget and revise the project’s plan of action when necessary,
  8. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations,
  9. Monitor and evaluate implementation of field activities to ensure that the staffs are working by the project management system in cooperation with other stakeholders to achieve the designed project objectives and outcomes,
  10. Prepare project reports to the relevant government agencies, ChildFund and other interested bodies,
  11. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion,
  12. Be responsible for balancing and accounting budget for the project
  13. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
Network and Building Capacity / Training

  1. Determine and assess the need of network, and build the appropriate networks of project-related experts and influential groups,
  2. Develop and maintain good relations with governments in central and local level, leaders in engaging communities, and various entities in the project target areas on an ongoing basis,
  3. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project staffs and the stakeholders (community committee, volunteers, local governments, etc.)
  4. Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and community and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work,
  5. Build, develop, and grow network(/project relationships) that is vital to the success of the project,
  6. Develop contents and formats of staff training and capacity-building opportunities and participate in the annual performance and development appraisals for all project staffs,
  7. Other tasks assigned by the Country Director

Position Requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree(A0) or above(Master level preferred) in education or related filed in social sciences.

Experience and Skills:

  1. At least 3~5 years of work experience in project management in the related fields,
  2. Knowledge of international, national and regional educational issues and agenda,
  3. Knowledge of models and methods relating to provision of educational services,
  4. Excellent verbal, analytical, organisational and written skills,
  5. Up to date knowledge of project management tools and techniques,
  6. Understanding of performance management, M&E, project cycle management,
  7. Advanced English and Computer skills (MS Office: Word, Excel, Power Point),
  8. Ability to prioritise work and meet demanding deadlines,
  9. A positive attitude and collaborative approach to dealing with clients, volunteers and staff,
  10. Experience of working in multi-cultural, multi-national context will be an asset.

How to Apply
Please send a CV and cover letter addressing the role and requirements to Use the subject line “Programme Manager(applicant’s name)”.

Closing date for application: 23rd. May. 2016

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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