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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Child Development Officer

Posted By on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Child Development Officer. This position will be based in various locations in Clusters and reporting to the Cluster Manager.

Purpose of the position:

Facilitate the implementation of project activities in a given Area Program, ensuring that program operations are effective and sustainable in keeping with the standards of agreed WVI ministry policies.

Successful candidates will be expected to facilitate implementation and monitoring of Area Program (AP) operations including sponsorship by working with community based institutions and local partners for better wellbeing of most vulnerable children

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Implementation, monitoring of development projects in collaboration with other partners in the operational area
  • Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, Churches and local administration working for wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports and plans
  • Participate in Operational planning at Area Program Level
  • Support and facilitate, CBOs. Local partners and churches working on in sponsorship service operations in the AP for wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Facilitate networking with government institutions and other development partners within the AP in planning and implementation of development programs focusing on wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Participate in Proposal Writing for Development projects and other Special projects
  • Organize review, reflection and learning forums for AP staff, community, local organizations and government working for wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Participate monitoring of registered children and other business processes in the AP and facilitate sponsor visits
  • Ensure the integration of Sponsorship project with other development projects in the ADP
  • Keep an updated M&E Database, analyze the data to inform decision making to improve programming for wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Ensure implementation and integration of cross cutting business paths as appropriate (Faith & Dev, gender, advocacy, peace building and child protection) in other projects on wellbeing of most vulnerable children
  • Participate in National Office activities / events and plus any other assignment given by line management or senior leadership.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Must have a degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economic Development or any other field related to development.
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required:

  • Must have a university degree in management, rural development, social sciences or related field
  • Experience: Should have at least 2 years experience working in a community development project. Experience in working in development projects is an added advantage.
  • Preferred: preferably within World Vision
  • Technical Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Sustainable Community Development, Micro enterprise development, HIV & AIDS, Education and Nutrition is an added advantage.
  • Must be willing to spend long hours in the field.
  • Must possess demonstrable experience in networking and building relationships across different strata of society.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written) and Kinyarwanda is a requirement. Fluency in French is an added advantage.
  • Must be a mature Christian, with people skills and committed to socio- economic and psycho – spiritual development.
  • Should be computer literate in word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of database utilization is an added advantage.
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Should be a team player.
  • Must be Rwandan by nationality.
  • Must have a motorcycle driving permit.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on (no applications will be accepted through this email)

The closing date for submission of applications is 23rd June, 2016; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

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