10 Positions at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

10 Positions at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

10 Positions at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Sanitation Officer at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Position Title: Sanitation Officer
Employer: Water For People in Rwanda

Supervisory Duties: Reports to the Sanitation Business Development Manager.

Duty Station: Kigali with frequent field visits in Water For People focus districts and within the entire country as needed.

1. Background and program objectives

 Water For People is an international not-for-profit organization established in 1991. Our vision is a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. We exist to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We value accountability, courage, empowerment, partnership, and transparency. We operate in nine African, Asian, and Latin American countries.

The Sanitation Officer will support and coordinate sanitation marketing approaches to sustainable sanitation in Rwanda, within and outside Water For People focus districts.

2. Job Summary

The Sanitation Officer will support and drive the implementation of Water For People’s market based approaches in sanitation, an initiative which seeks to facilitate private sector development and increase access to sustainable urban and rural sanitation through local market channels.

The successful candidate will develop, pilot, and support the national rollout of successful and affordable sanitation technologies and work with relevant institutions, districts, and local sanitation entrepreneurs and operators of District Sanitation Centers to create a sustainable supply chain for sanitation products and services in Rwanda.

3. Major responsibilities and duties

 The Sanitation Officer will specifically perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research on households’ needs and preferences for improved sanitation and hygiene products and services.
  • Work with local leaders and institutions responsible for sanitation to identify existing entrepreneurs, both individuals and companies, local masons and technicians running sanitation business in each of the Water For People focus districts, discuss sanitation business, and get their areas of interest and commitment to providing sanitation services;
  • Work with sanitation local entrepreneurs, technicians, and local artisans to design prototypes of appropriate sanitation products.
  • Develop targeted marketing and distribution plans for sanitation and hygiene products and services.
  • Test and evaluate the effectiveness of new sanitation technologies and approaches to sustainable onsite and offsite sanitation and work with the government and other interested sector stakeholders to roll out successful technologies/approaches.
  • Support establishment of a sustainable supply chain for sanitation products and services, to ensure that they are available in each sector/cell where households can purchase them near their homes.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of training modules for sanitation marketing.
  • Document successes in sanitation marketing approaches and support roll out nationwide.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of sanitation programming
  • Lead testing and evaluation of the Gulper 4 desludging pump with pit emptying entrepreneurs
  • Lead design and implementation of vermifiltration treatment plant, including implementation of established monitoring plan and development of accompanying pit-emptying services and business plan

4. Employment Conditions:

  • The position is based at Water For People’s Rwanda office;
  • Trips within and outside Rwanda will be required from time to time.

5. Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a Rwandese
  • At least 3 years of experience in the sanitation area;
  • Must have an experience in sanitation related research studies;
  • Have experience in WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and excellent written and analytic skills, report writing, networking, and representation;
  • Must be risk taker, and have a nose for entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations;
  • Comfort and talent in communicating with diverse and international constituents;
  • Ability to analyze and organize data and communicate results effectively;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.
  • Must have well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Must be flexible, innovative, proactive, to work under tight deadlines, and have excellent follow through skills.
  • Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of the due process
  • Be a self-starter and to work with limited supervision.

 Note:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

 How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

WASH Sustainability Manager at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Job Title:                WASH Sustainability Manager

Reports To:              Country Director

Duty station:             Kigali

Supervisor Duties:    Manages MEL Officer, Water and Sanitation Business Officer, and Sanitation Officer.

JOB SUMMARY:

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems globally. The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

WASH Sustainability Manager collaborates and provides support to national WASH Ministries (Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government and Ministry of Environment), Government Institutions (WASAC Ltd, Rwanda Environment Authority, Water Resources Management Authority, Local Administrative Entities Development Agency-LODA, Rwanda Utilities, and Regulatory Authority, etc.), WASH Service Authorities (districts) and Service Providers in water and sanitation to ensure sustainable water and sanitation services.

       ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

  1. Strategic Planning for Sustainability
  • Work with WFP HQ, and Country Program staff to develop country strategic sustainability plan in line with Water For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives;
  • Contribute to Water For People’s overall program and policy discussions pertaining to sustainability of WASH Services;
  • In co-operation with partners, develop program work that contributes to Water For People’s learning and advocacy agendas;
  • Initiate annual operating plans in line with set sustainability priorities and allocated budget.
  1. Partnerships
  • Entertain relationships with national WASH stakeholders including WASH Ministries, government institutions responsible for providing and sustaining WASH Services, local government authorities, and local water and sanitation service providers.
  • Strengthen relationships with partner organizations, the local private sector, and NGOs supporting WASH in WFP EF districts to create synergies.
  • Build/strengthen relationship with sector stakeholders supporting sustainability-oriented activities and influence harmonization of sustainability approaches.
  • Act as a liaison person for Agenda For Change Partners and other WASH Alliances.
  • Influence the uptake of sustainable WASH approaches by sector stakeholders.
  1. Specific tasks
  • Participate in the review of sector policies, strategies, guidelines and influence the inclusion of sustainability principles in all sector documents where possible.
  • Support MININFRA in organizing annual sector performance review meetings/workshops.
  • Initiate research, and documentation of sustainability-oriented programs/activities such as performance of District WASH Boards in the EF districts, the impact of WFP work on peoples’ lives, the performance of water and sanitation service providers and support the improvement process.
  • Take a lead role in identifying capacity-building needs of the national WASH Ministry (MININFRA), EF districts, and service providers both in and outside EF districts.
  • Collaborate with Agenda For Change partners and others to develop WASH tools.
  • Provide technical support to MININFRA in the pilot and scale-up of the District Wide Approach.
  • Provide support to MININFRA in developing frameworks, indicators, and setting targets for sustaining WASH services.
  • Monitor the performance of EF districts towards sustainability of WASH services using available tools such as Forever planning tool, and contribute to the development of other tools when needed.
  • Collaborate with the relevant water resources management institutions to ensure that districts are supported to develop their water resources management plans.
  • Schedule and conduct Sustainable Services Checklist Interviews.
  • Participate in the international, and regional sustainability events.
  • Promote a learning environment among Water For People’s partners and staff.
  • Contribute to organizational learning by preparing and disseminating data, lessons learned, good practices, and statistical and qualitative data to Water For People staff, partners, and other stakeholders, and work with the MEL Officer to organize periodic organizational learning events to share best practices.
  • Identify funding opportunities and support proposal development.
  • Conduct and/or supervise periodic evaluations of the Program and Thematic Strategies and their contribution to the achievement of overall results.
  • Track delivery against Water For People—Rwanda goals and objectives, including establishing baselines to gauge and support the performance of the program sustainability;
  • Contribute to internal communications as needed.
  • Contribute to donor reports, and bi-annual reports, and produce a synthetic and analytical progress report to guide management decision-making when required.
  • Facilitate/lead the scale-up of successful water and sanitation businesses.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

 QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in development studies, Management, Environmental sciences, or any related fields.
  • At least five (5) years at a senior position, and at least 3 years ‘experience preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Strategic thinker with well-developed planning skills.
  • Understanding of sector building blocks, and water and sanitation sustainability at least three (3) years’ experience preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Experience in Tracking Budget Expenses and Grants Management.
  • Experience in Staff Supervision and Performance Management.
  • At least three (3) years experience in project and personnel management.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in Rwanda.
  • Fundraising and proposal writing experience.
  • Experience in budget development and operations management.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to undertake any tasks without intensive supervision.
  • Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of due process.
  • Common sense to make judgments about a situation requiring deviations from routine tasks.

  EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • The position is based at Water For People’s Rwanda office;
  • Trips within and outside Rwanda will be required from time to time.

 How to Apply.

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Water and Sanitation Business Development Officer at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Job Title: Water and Sanitation Business Development Officer

Reports to: Sanitation Business Development Manager

Location: Kigali, with frequent travel to all Everyone Forever (EF) districts

No. of working hours: 40 hours in a week

Commencement Date: September 2021

Duration: One (1) year with the possibility of renewal.

Background  

Water For People is an international not-for-profit organization established in 1991. Our vision is a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. We exist to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We value accountability, courage, empowerment, partnership, and transparency. We operate in nine African, Asian, and Latin American countries.

The Water and Sanitation Business Development Officer will support and coordinate sanitation and water business development work in Rwanda.

Job Summary

The Water and Sanitation Business Development Officer will coordinate, support, and drive the implementation of Water For People’s market-based approaches in sanitation and water, an initiative that seeks to facilitate private sector development and increase access to sustainable urban and rural sanitation, and safe drinking water through local market channels.

The successful candidate will develop and implement a market-based approach towards the provision of sustainable WASH services in Rwanda.

This will include but is not limited to providing business development technical expertise to the program, carrying out due diligence through comprehensive assessments of potential business partners, developing and testing new business propositions for rural and urban water and sanitation management, creating financial service linkages for water and sanitation businesses, identifying and providing technical support to water and sanitation service providers in the districts where Water For People has programming, assisting service providers in developing business plans, setting their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and tracking progress.

Major responsibilities and duties

  1. Participation in strategic and operational planning
  • Drive innovation in the water and sanitation business in line with the overall vision of the Water For People and Rwanda Country Program.
  • Provide business development technical expertise to the program.
  • Provide technical leadership on sanitation and water business strategies, business modeling, and operational planning to partners/entrepreneurs.
  • Conduct business landscaping studies, and oversee the management of market analysis work in all the districts where Water For People has programming.
  • Identify needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential water and sanitation markets, models, and service providers/entrepreneurs.
  • Support partners to develop business growth strategies, operational plans, marketing and promotion strategies and plans, and working capital analysis for identified businesses.
  1. Financing water and sanitation businesses
  • Review opportunities for financing water and sanitation businesses and developing market linkages.
  • Undertake consultations with finance institutions (e.g. micro-finance institutions, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, banks, etc.) to evaluate financing mechanisms.
  • Work with relevant institutions to develop and implement national and district-wide strategies relating to improving co-financing for Water and sanitation services.
  1. Partnerships
  • Build trust and relationships with key local entrepreneurs, and gain an understanding of the private sector and water and sanitation businesses in the district Water For People intervenes in.
  • Identify and maintain regular contact with partners, including private sector organizations and government bodies supporting water and sanitation businesses.
  • Engage with local government to understand and, if necessary improve the regulatory operating environment for emerging water and sanitation businesses.
  • Collaboration with LIXIL to increase scale of SaTo pan distribution and marketing to national scale in Rwanda, with focus on affordable pricing models and expansion into rural distribution networks
  1. Capacity building and learning
  • Promote entrepreneurial development by coaching and mentoring WASH businesses to build their entrepreneurship capacity and ability to innovate, market their products/services and run successful businesses.
  • Document successes, failures, and lessons learned, and work with both MEL Officer and Communication Officer to share knowledge both internally and externally.
  • Actively collaborate with Water For People strategic partners and other sector players to promote marketing approach to sustainable sanitation;
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Competences & Behaviors

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays a leading social impact in international development;
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization;
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity;
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures;
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing;
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

Qualifications, knowledge & skills required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business development/management, social marketing, entrepreneurship development, or other related disciplines.
  • At least five years of experience in social and commercial marketing approaches, ideally with work in the water and sanitation sector.
  • Extensive experience in small and medium enterprise development, preferably in Rwanda.
  • Experience in business modeling and financial forecasting.
  • Excellent representational experience and skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling software.
  • Excellent report writing, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations.
  • Experience with running or investing in a business would be an added advantage.

Note:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with an application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

Kigali, August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Administration and Procurement Officer at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Position Title: Administration and Procurement Officer

Duration: One Year with possibility of renewal

Department:  Water For People/USAID ISOOKO Y’UBUZIMA PROJECT

Supervisor’s title: Finance Manager

Organizational context:                                                                                          

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries.  The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where Water For People is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.

Water For People has secured funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to finance the USAID THRIVE WASH project in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.

It is against this background that Water For People in Rwanda is seeking to recruit an Administrator and Procurement Officer with the following qualification and competencies for the THRIVE Project.

Position objective:

The Administration and Procurement Officer is responsible for the Human Resources administration, logistics, and procurement to facilitate the project’s effectiveness and efficiency in coordination with the Finance Manager. S/he works closely with project and service providers to ensure that project administration and procurements are compliant with USAID policies and procedures.

 Essential job functions and duties: 

General Administration

  • Provide logistical support to all programs, meetings, etc.
  • Establish policies, procedures, and work schedules for all support staff.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensure regular staff meetings and reflections including management of staff minutes.
  • General Administration of local contracts drafting of contracts/ agreements.
  • Complete filing and safe custody of the contracts.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to staff based in Kigali, and the Field Offices.
  • Ensure that international employees posted in the country acquire legal instruments (Work Permits, Resident Permits, Visa) to enable them to perform their duties uninterrupted.
  • Manage security and internal controls for the department.
  • Assist project staff with all professional administrative procedures including processing requests for visas, addressing diplomatic papers and procedures, etc.);
  • Assist the project staff with all traveling procedures: mission orders, flight tickets, booking of hotels, processing of expenses claims, etc.;
  • Manage the filing and archiving of administrative and technical documents and update registers regularly;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files; keeps track of contractual agreements and purchase orders;
  • Maintain a proper and systematic archive system
  • Guard all project records and software against unauthorized people by employing appropriate control.
  • Manage maintenance and repair works of the office facilities.
  • Perform a wide range of office support, for events and workshops contributing to the efficient and effective management of the administrative and procurement activities.
  • Serve as point of contact for IT and ensure implementation of the IT policy in the country.
  • Arrange for routine equipment servicing or repairs when necessary and manage replacement plans.
  • Maintain an updated organization asset registry.
  • Create/manage a centralized filing system for all administrative letters, correspondences, and contracts including an updated file index list.
  • Ensure that drivers and office assistants and all other direct reports receive proper supervision, including coaching/mentoring, capacity building.
  • Transport management and delivery of all materials required in districts of operation.
    • Ensure that all project vehicles are in excellent and road-worthy condition (insurance, tax, repair, and maintenance, etc.)
    • Manage vehicle logbooks (ensuring that each vehicle has a logbook, drivers fill the logbook at the end of each trip, checking the accuracy of the logbooks, etc.)
    • Fuel management (including periodic analysis of fuel consumption for each vehicle to determine efficiency and perhaps abuse)
    • Line management of drivers.

    Human Resource Management

  • Lead staff recruitment, induction, facilitation of training and development, drafting job descriptions, informing new employees about conditions of employment, managing performance management process, staff compensation management, staff offboarding, etc.
  • Maintain a safe and secure work environment.
  • Prepare payroll
  • Manage employment agreements and ensure that these agreements are renewed in due course.
  • In coordination with Project Management Team, complete all THRIVE WASH administrative procedures (job advertisement, collecting CVs, shortlisting against criteria, interviews, drafting employment contract, etc.).
  • In coordination with WFP HR officer and COP, ensure that all project staff set performance objectives and participate to the staff performance reviews.
  • In coordination with WFP HR Officer, maintain personnel files (including annual and sick leave records) and prepare payroll for national staff/employees assuring that all amounts and deductions are made accurately, and monitor employee time keeping.

 Procurement

  • Ensure the integrity and transparency of the procurement process and compliance with the USAID and WFP Financial Regulations and Rules and relevant internal policies;
  • Implement proper procurement planning every year in coordination with relevant Teams to ensure cost-effective solicitation of goods and services;
  • Identify and fully understand the details and conditions of the best procurement methods to be used for maximized competitive bidding process through pre-qualification exercise,
  • Submit for approvals agreements and contracts to the Finance Manager for review;
  • Provide clarifications and advice on THRIVE procurement procedures and practices; respond to queries about the status of delivery raised by requisitioner and about payment and other matters raised by the suppliers;
  • Coordinate and facilitate procurement planning, including preparation of procurement plans. This work includes providing support to the Program staff in the preparation of project procurement plans.
  • Prepare inputs to standard bidding documents for project activities.
  • Prepare inputs as needed by the project for the recruitment of consultants (firms and individuals), procurement of other services (e.g., training and workshops), and the procurement of goods and small works.
  • Procure goods and services following established procedure, ensuring proper implementation of individual procurements at each stage of the process, from advertising to contract award.
  • Prepare, evaluate and collate a shortlist of suppliers based on firm capabilities.
  • Monitor procurement through regular updates of the procurement plans.
  • Maintain working files and records; prepared correspondence related to procurement activities; seek legal advice where appropriate; prepare procurement progress reports.
  • Prepare contracts for review for the COP’s authorization.
  • Check suppliers’/consultants’ invoices, delivery notes, and any other relevant documents verify them and submit them for payment.
  • Maintain current market knowledge by evaluation of technical data, price and payment terms, visits, and phone/e-mail interviews and contacts.
  • Ensure that prospective consultants, staff, vendors or subcontractors are eligible for use under Thrive WASH program using www.sam.gov and other online verification systems to be determined, and filing the verification reports in the grant filing system

COMPETENCIES:

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays in leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

 QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, human resources, procurement, or its equivalent
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible procurement and administrative work experience preferably in non-profit or international NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement and grants focused on ensuring compliance with established rules and regulations, working with a USAID grant is an added value
  • Ability, to prioritize multiple assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, to exercise good judgment, and to effectively communicate with Management
  • Full and up-to-date computer literacy, especially in all MS and Windows-based applications, including Excel, Word, and other relevant software.
  •  Full literacy in accessing email systems and navigating on the internet.
  • Demonstrated writing, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to undertake tasks without intensive supervision.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Duties may be added, deleted, or modified in consultation with the incumbent as necessary.

  How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Reports to:  WASH Sustainability Manager

Location:  Kigali, with frequent travel to Water For People, focus districts

No. of working hours:        40 hours in a week

Commencement Date:       October 2021

Duration:                               One (1) year with a possibility of renewal.

 

Background

Water For People is an international not-for-profit organization established in 1991. Our vision is a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. We exist to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We value accountability, courage, empowerment, partnership and transparency. We operate in nine African, Asian and Latin American countries.

In Rwanda, Water For People was registered in April 2008. Currently, it is working in four districts namely Rulindo and Gicumbi in the Northern Province, Kicukiro in the City of Kigali, and Karongi in the Western Province where it supports water supply, sanitation, and hygiene programs, while at national level, Water For People support WASH sector systems.

Job Summary and Overall Purpose

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Officer, in close collaboration with the Country Program Team is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of comprehensive organizational monitoring & evaluation and knowledge management system to enhance impact, monitoring, quality control and evaluation in order to improve programmatic approaches and internal processes, facilitate continuous learning,  and underpin accountability at various levels.

Key Functions:

a)  Monitoring

Work with relevant national and district staff to design and implement a monitoring framework to track delivery against Water For People Rwanda goals and objectives in the focus districts, including establishing baselines to gauge and support the performance of the program; lead targeted country program, and donor surveys, including design, data collection and analysis for assessment of progress and areas for improvement, as well as the implementation of summative evaluations.

b) Evaluation 

Assess progress and areas of improvement based on results from routine monitoring and lead targeted efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of specific approaches and programs; implement summative evaluations for specific partners and programs; and maintain focus on producing results that inform adaptive management.

c)  Reporting

Provide regularly synthesized and updated reports on the status of implementation against Water For People Rwanda strategic goals and objectives, and in collaboration with program staff, ensure timely submission of Country Program work plans and regular reports to partners and relevant institutions.

d) Learning 

In collaboration with the global learning manager, design a learning agenda for the Country Program and lead its implementation; organize and coordinate annual reflection sessions with partners, and ensure that key learning outcomes are implemented

e)  Major Duties and Responsibilities

 Monitoring

  1. Collaborate on the development of Water For People monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework and lead implementation in Rwanda
  2. Lead harmonization of relevant monitoring systems including the Management Information System (MIS) for the WASH sector in Rwanda, Water For People’s organizational requirements, and donor-specific requirements.
  3. Develop a systems for monitoring implementation of specific projects in Rwanda, including mapping of, Inputs – Outputs – Outcomes
  4. Track delivery against Water For People—Rwanda goals and objectives, including establishing baselines to gauge and support the performance of the program.
  5. Lead the analysis of data collected under the monitoring framework for assessment of progress and areas for improvement.
  6. Put in place systems and mechanisms for collecting data to monitor the development of defined indicators under the comprehensive reporting framework.
  7. Lead the design and implementation of baseline assignments and other surveys and gathering information for reporting and periodic updates.
  8. Develop appropriate monitoring tools as needed, and train the Water For People—Rwanda team and partners on the use of those tools.
  9. Build capacity of district staff on WASH monitoring

Evaluation

  1. Conduct and/or supervise periodic evaluations of the Program’ s Thematic Strategies and their contribution to the achievement of overall results.
  2. Contribute to drafting ToRs and supervise contracted consultants to complete a specific piece of work in support of the Water For People—Rwanda Evaluation System, and approve their final deliverables.
  3. Evaluate results from routine monitoring to inform government and organizational planning processes
  4. Lead targeted efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of specific approaches and programs.
  5. Design and implement periodic field studies for purposes of learning the impact of program interventions, obtaining qualitative data, enhancing planning and implementation of program activities.
  6. Implement summative evaluations for specific partners and programs
  7. Champion concepts of adaptive management and advocate for use of data to improve impact

Reporting

  1. Prepare concise bi-annual reports and produce a synthetic and analytical progress report to guide management decision-making.
  2. Provide regularly (quarterly, biannually, and annually) synthesized and updated reports on the status of implementation against Water For People—Rwanda’s strategic goals and objectives.

 Learning

  1. Document program activities, analyzing and jointly preparing proposals and reports on project accomplishments, challenges, and recommendations for improvements.
  2. Contribute to organizational learning by preparing and disseminating data, lessons learned, good practices and statistical, qualitative, and anecdotal evidence to staff, partners and other stakeholders.
  3. Contribute to program management through timely processing and dissemination of monitoring & evaluation findings and best practices to facilitate evidence-based planning, learning, and programme decision-making.
  4. Contribute input in support of research and grant proposals, publications, and conference presentations.
  5. Disseminate and promote the utilization of key research and case studies both internally and to the external worl
  6. Organise periodic organizational learning events to share best practice
  7. Promote the replication of documented best practices among Water for People country programs globally.

 Required Qualifications and Skills

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or Research studies with a development bias.
  2. Previous experience and training in monitoring and evaluation
  3. Knowledge and experience with different monitoring tools for survey design and data collection, management, and analysis.
  4. Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge
  5. Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research/evaluation methodologies and strong analytical skills.
  6. Good skills in presentation, documentation, and information management.
  7. Critical thinker with ability to demonstrate analytical skills
  8. Strong writing skills, including experience in producing proposals, reports, and other informational documents.
  9. Proven ability to present monitoring data and survey finding clearly
  10. Computer proficiency with MS Office Access, Project, PowerPoint, etc.) and expertise in Excel
  11. Experience with Statistical Programs (g. STRATA, SAS, SPSS)
  12. Proven knowledge of Data Management methods and applications
  13. An ability to write clear and concise reports; good spoken and written Engl
  14. Proven ability to produce results within tight deadlines in a very busy environment
  15. Good knowledge of communication techniques and ability to develop and deliver an effective presentation

 Competencies

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays in leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Sanitation Business Development Manager at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Job Title: Sanitation Business Development Manager

Reports to: Country Director

Location: Kigali

Supervisor Duties: Water and Sanitation Business Development Officer and SanitationOfficer

No. of working hours   40 hours in a week

JOB SUMMARY:

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems globally. The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Based in Kigali with frequent travel upcountry, the Sanitation Business Development Manager coordinates all Rwanda Country Program (CP) Sanitation as a Business project, develops implementation plans, tracks progress, and provides business development technical expertise to the program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

  1. Strategic Planning
  • Work with WFP HQ, and Country Program staff to develop country sanitation strategy in line with Water For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives.
  • Contribute to Water For People’s overall program and policy discussions pertaining to sustainable sanitation services.
  • In co-operation with national and local sanitation stakeholders, develop program work that contributes to Water For People’s learning and advocacy agendas.
  • Initiate annual operating plans in line with set sanitation priorities and allocated budget.
  1. Partnerships
  • Entertain relationships with national sanitation stakeholders including Research institutions, Ministries, government bodies and institutions responsible for Sustaining Sanitation Services, National and Local Sanitation Service Providers and National and Local Government Authorities.
  • Strengthen relationships with partner organizations, the local private sector, and NGOs supporting sanitation in WFP EF districts to create synergies.
  • Build/strengthen relationship with sector stakeholders supporting sanitation and influence harmonization of sanitation marketing approaches by sector stakeholders.
  • Collaboration with LIXIL to increase scale of SaTo pan distribution and marketing to national scale in Rwanda, with focus on affordable pricing models and expansion into rural distribution networks
  1. Specific tasks
  • Drive innovation in the sanitation business space in line with the overall vision of the Rwanda Country Program and Water For People global sanitation program.
  • Design a program with the aim of achieving Sustainable Sanitation services
  • Ensure implementation of the Rwanda CP Sanitation strategy relating to the development and growth of Feacal Sludge Management and latrine building services in different segments of the population and in different parts of Rwanda.
  • Coordinate all country Program Sanitation Business activities, maintaining regular contact with all project staff, partner staff and relevant government bodies.
  • Manage the technology development process in Rwanda and ensure that sanitation engineering process remains a priority and relevant to the sector and needs of the sanitation businesses.
  • Develop project implementation plans, track progress against plans, and oversee expenditures.
  • Ensure that good learning relationship and effective communication channels are developed between the Program and stakeholders in sanitation sub-sector.
  • Provide expertise in developing sanitation businesses in Rwanda and develop systems which improve the sector and entrepreneur capacity.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for expansion of the Loan Guarantee Fund for potential sanitation enterprises
  • Lead feasibility and scooping studies related to market opportunities for products derived from waste reuse (e.g. fertilizers, soil conditioners, fuel briquettes, etc) as well as analysis of potential business models for their production
  • Identify needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential sanitation markets, models, and entrepreneurs, and provide mentoring and support to sanitation businesses.
  • Conduct business landscaping studies and oversee the design and management of market analysis work and consumer feedback surveys.
  • Engage with local government to understand and improve the regulatory operating environment for emerging sanitation businesses as appropriate.
  • Document successes, failures and lessons learnt, and share knowledge internally and externally.
  • Actively collaborate with Water For people strategic partners and other sector players to promote sanitation as a business.
  • Establish and facilitate multi-stakeholder learning platforms at National and District levels aimed at discussion of sanitation as a business.
  • Build trust and relationships with key local entrepreneurs and gain an understanding of the private sector in the country at all levels.
  • Manage the sanitation business team and ensure teamwork for effective implementation of Sanitation program.
  • Lead regular monitoring & evaluation of market-based sanitation initiatives, with a focus on financial sustainability and critical business metrics of service providers and business models supported by Water For People

COMPETENCIES:

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in business or relevant field.
  • At least five (5) years of directly related experience in business development is preferred.
  • Experience in the provision of technical advice to small and medium enterprises in Rwanda.
  • Experience with running or investing in a business, particularly in the informal sector, would be an added value.
  • Experience working with Microfinance institutions.
  • Demonstrated success in managing a team of innovators.
  • An understanding of how business works, what determines success or failure (both within businesses themselves and within the operating environment), monitoring and analysis of business metrics, and how entrepreneurs make decisions.
  • Must be flexible, intuitive for innovative entrepreneurial approaches, able to work under tight deadlines, and have excellent follow through skills. Be a self-starter and work with limited supervision.
  • Comfort and confidence in communicating with entrepreneurs, and talent in communicating with diverse and international constituents.
  • Understanding of what is required when using international grant funds, in terms of effectiveness and accountability.
  • Excellent verbal/written communications and presentation skills. Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations.
  • Some knowledge of the Rwanda sanitation sector is preferable but not essential.

 EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • The position is based at Water For People’s Rwanda office.
  • Position requires regular travel to program sites in Rwanda.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Project Accountant at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Position Title: Project accountant

Duration:    One Year with possibility of renewal

Department:  Water For People/USAID ISOOKO Y’UBUZIMA PROJECT

Supervisor’s title: Finance Manager

Organizational context:                                                                                          

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries.  The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where Water For People is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.

Water For People has secured funds from the USAID to financing the USAID THRIVE WASH project that will operate in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.

It is against this background that Water For People in Rwanda is seeking to recruit an accountant with the following qualification and competencies for the THRIVE Project.

Position objective:

The project accountant will manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets. In collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager, the Project Accountant will contribute to auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements, calculating tax payments, and managing petty cash.

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Ensure consistent billing and financial reporting at project levels by following finance and procurement policies.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and supports project staff with collection efforts.
  • Run and send pre-bills for project manager’s review and instruction.
  • Support analysis and report assigned projects’ financial information.
  • Monitor and track expenses, and execute payments for local operational transactions.
  • Administer and track the project Petty Cash account.
  • Review all invoices and payment requests, ensuring that supporting documents for each transaction are clear and complete.
  • Maintain project bank accounts and ensures proper monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, and ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Oversee the documentation and maintenance of complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Maintain financial files and support annual audits.

Competences

Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.

  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

     Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance option), with at least three (3) years of experience.
  • At least two years of experience working in Rwanda.
  • Working with an international NGO is an added value
  • Computer experience, knowledge of at least one accounting system, and ability to access e-mails and internet services.
  • Common sense to make judgments about a situation requiring deviations from routine tasks.
  • Self-starter and ability to undertake tasks without intensive supervision.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English and Kinyarwanda.

    Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,

             or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

 

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Communications & Outreach specialis at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Position Title:   Communications & Outreach specialist

Duration:     One Year with possibility of renewal

Department:  Water For People/USAID Isooko y’Ubuzima Project

Supervisor’s title: Chief of Party

Organizational context:                                                                                          

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries.  The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where Water For People is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.

Water For People has secured funds from the USAID to finance the USAID Isooko y’Ubuzima Project that will operate in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.

It is against this background that Water For People in Rwanda is seeking to recruit a Communication & Outreach specialist with the following qualification and competencies, for the THRIVE Project.

Position objective:

 The Communications and Outreach Specialist is responsible for all internal and external communications including the development of communication materials that are in compliance with USAID branding requirements and dissemination of such materials through appropriate channels (local and international media, website and social media platforms, etc.). These materials are intended to reach all THRIVE WASH target audiences with important information about the Activity’s results, achievements and impact. S/he will compile, edit, and produce high-quality Activity progress reports that document the Activity’s achievements and efforts to achieve its overall goal and objective. The Communications and Outreach Specialist is also responsible for developing and maintaining any digital/social media platforms used to capture and disseminate project results and success stories. This position is full-time and based in Kigali with frequent travel to the ten target districts.

 Major responsibilities and duties:

Planning, documenting, and reporting

  • Work with the COP to compile annual work plans, including combining sections from multiple writers and harmonizing language as well as producing the final versions.
  • Assist the DCOP in maintaining up-to-date monthly and quarterly Gantt charts to contribute to the quality and the timely execution of planned interventions.
  • Work with the MEL Advisor to coordinate THRIVE WASH participation in the USAID partner’s events, including attending and participating in annual joint work planning events, field site visits, and meetings with or on behalf of the THRIVE WASH district focal points.
  • Provide periodic updates on potential projects’ synergies and follow-up actions to the project team and produce and disseminate communication materials showcasing pertinent Thrive Wash collaboration and coordination efforts with the USAID partners.
  • Update and maintain Thrive internal shared drive documenting Activity progress and achievements.
  • Work with the DCOP to review and compile bi-monthly bullets on Activity’s accomplishments, challenges, and follow-up actions.
  • Review and compile monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative reports to capture progress, achieved results, and impact in accordance with USAID guidelines and formats.
  • Edit any relevant reports and documents with high quality and results-oriented English content.

Communications and outreach

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate Isooko y’Ubuzima Project’s communications plan for internal and external target audiences.
  • Identify key stakeholders and managers to develop a distribution list of Isooko y’Ubuzima project’s communication materials and ensure they receive periodic written materials.
  • Use and maintain an external outreach list.
  • Develop and maintain an internal contact list of all Isooko y’Ubuzima Project professional contacts and develop and maintain a sound work relationship.
  • Produce and disseminate booklets and brochures, handouts, one pager, press releases, video, and electronic materials that convey the scope of Isooko y’Ubuzima Project work and its impact.
  • Use USAID-approved templates and formats to produce and disseminate regular Activity updates to internal and external stakeholders, including developing electronic and print materials such as fact sheets, briefings, presentations, publications, talking points and/or speeches, press briefings and releases, newsletters, quarterly success stories, snapshots, before and after pieces, and other communications materials.
  • Provide quarterly success stories and program progress briefings to the WFP- Rwanda communications expert.
  • Disseminate and communicate information about Isooko y’Ubuzima Project work through media and other channels. Leveraging media channels, including social media, efficiently and effectively. Review consistency of messaging in relation to Isooko y’Ubuzima Project approach, USAID communications priorities, key messages, and branding requirements.
  • Develop and maintain Isooko y’Ubuzima website and social media platforms to promote internet-based knowledge sharing for the Activity, including producing regular updates with new content and images, publishing videos and photographs with support from the WFP Global Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Responsible for preparation of the materials for the Activity events, workshops and training with support from the Isooko y’Ubuzima Project technical staff.

 Knowledge Management and Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA)

  • Identify opportunities for improving internal program communications and knowledge sharing within WFP and implement solutions.
  • Identify in-house and external models to effectively promote sanitation marketing and document key processes and lessons-learned throughout Activity execution.
  • In collaboration with the MEL Advisor, develop and organize appropriate CLA events, workshops, fora, brown-bag sessions, and other learning and knowledge sharing events (at central and district levels) to raise awareness of Activity interventions, share achievements and trends in performance, to understand challenges and eventual opportunities, and identify changes to be adopted to effectively achieve THRIVE WASH’s expected results and meet stakeholders’ needs.
  • Identify and support the establishment of a WASH marketing knowledge sharing network across WFP and Partners worldwide existing and pertinent projects as well as other relevant donor-funded projects to connect THRIVE WASH staff with relevant counterparts.
  • Facilitate cross-country learning, including but not limited to, MS Teams, Zoom, email, WhatsApp, and Skype.

 Managerial

  • Work with the MEL Advisor to complete summarized narratives on Activity progress and results to be uploaded in the Government of Rwanda international NGO Registration Platform.
  • Provide communications related mentorship and guidance to the MEL Officers and the DCOP.
  • Work with COP to develop a positive working environment for all staff members. •
  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, International relations or related field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or training

 Work Experience and requirements

  • Fluency in the English language is required.
  • Comfortable editing documents produced by non-native English speakers.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in communications, reporting, and/or production of communication materials.
  • Experience in public relations and implementation of communication plans, digital media, branding compliance, as well as experience providing support to USAID-funded projects is required.
  • Prior experience working on areas such as WASH, WASH marketing, community participation, capacity building, and/or service delivery in Rwanda, East Africa or similar context is required.
  • Expert knowledge in synthesizing complex technical issues and subjects for presentation to diverse stakeholders and audiences, including the press.
  • Specialized training and experience in communications related to development programs in an overseas context.
  • Highly knowledgeable about USAID’s branding and marking requirements is a must.

 Skills

  • Excellent English language writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have strong working computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Project, and comfort with learning new applications as required.
  • Proven experience in using social media.
  • Familiarity with current web-based tools, apps, and IT platforms. •
  • High-level interpersonal skills, as well as stakeholder management skills
  • Maturity, professionalism, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize workload, respond to multiple demands, and meet short deadlines.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
  • Ability to work well in a culturally diverse and team-based environment.
  • Motivation to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to target districts.
  • Must be flexible, innovative, proactive, to work under tight deadlines, and have excellent follow through skills.

Note:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

District Facilitator at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Title:   District Facilitator

Duration: One Year with possibility of renewal

Department:  Water For People/USAID Isooko y’Ubuzima Project

Supervisor’s title: Project Operations Manager

Organizational context:

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries.  The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where Water For People is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.

Water For People has secured funds from the USAID to financing the USAID Isooko y’Ubuzima Project that will operate in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.

It is against this background that Water For People in Rwanda is seeking to recruit an A District Administrator with the following qualification and competencies for the THRIVE Project.

Position objective:

Under the supervision of the PSDA Advisor, the District facilitator oversees the implementation and monitoring of the Isooko y’Ubuzima Project field activities, representing the project and collaborating with District WASH partners (public institutions, CBOs, INGOs, LNGOs, and Private Sector) and communities.

Major responsibilities and duties:

  • Liaise with the Project Operations Manager to plan and implement water and sanitation activities in the field.
  • Follow up the construction and rehabilitation work of different water and sanitation facilities, in collaboration with the District Water Supply Engineer and the Operations Engineer.
  • Monitor and report all WASH activities in the field ensuring compliance with the national and USAID standards.
  • Follow up all surveys, trainings, workshop organized by Isooko y’Ubuzima Project  in the District and timely reporting.
  • Ensure that materials employed by contractors, approved by project supervising companies comply to accepted quality standards before they are used for the project.
  • Supervise the review of detailed engineering (water and sanitation) designs in collaboration with partners.
  • Support the district in the elaboration of its WASH Plan, and in its effort to strengthen capacities of the District WASH Board and its decentralized entities, water private operators, local entrepreneurs in sanitation and hygiene, etc. to ensure full and reliable WASH services.
  • Work with water private operators to gain a better knowledge on water service reliability and water business viability.
  • Preparation of weekly work plans according to the implementation plan.
  • Prepare and submit all WASH field reports to the Project Operations Manager.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of reports as they pertain to the project.
  • File, document, and report work progress to his/her line manager on weekly basis

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hydraulic, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences or any related field
  • At least two(2) years of working experience in water and sanitation;
  • Understanding of community-level water development,
  • At least 1-year experience working in an International NGO in Rwanda;
  • Knowledge of the Rwandan administrative framework;
  • Excellent organizational/logistic, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of the due process;
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda would be an advantage;
  • Ability to work in a team on field, interpersonal qualities, flexible with respect to job priority
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • The initiative, availability/capacity to learn
  • Organized and rigorous

 COMPETENCIES:

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays in leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious, and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Finance Manager at Water For People-: (Deadline 15 September 2021)

Position Title:  Finance Manager

Duration:     One Year with possibility of renewal

Department:  Water For People/USAID Isooko y’Ubuzima Project

Supervisor’s title: Chief of Party

Organizational context:                                                                                          

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in developing countries.  The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

Water For People is currently operating in 9 countries including Rwanda where the organization is supporting WASH in the Districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi, and Karongi.

Water For People has secured funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to finance the USAID THRIVE WASH project in 10 Districts of Rwanda from 2021 to 2026.

It is against this background that Water For People in Rwanda is seeking to recruit a Finance Manager with the following qualification and competencies, for the THRIVE Project.

Position objective:

The Finance Manager will be responsible for overall financial management, including budgeting and monitoring of project expenditures, financial reporting, and auditing, forecasting expenditures, and maintaining and supervising project accounts, books of accounts, banking, and financial operations. He/she will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the administrative department.

 Major responsibilities and duties:

 Accounting and finance

  • Develop procedures for monitoring and analyzing project budgets, which will allow accurate projection of expenditures and comparisons of actual and budgeted spending by proving explanations for significant variances.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions and practices are consistent with USAID’s policies and regulations and in accordance with all relevant WFP’s rules and regulations.
  • Work with the COP and WFP global and local staff to draft annual budgets.
  • Prepare 90-day forecasts, monthly projections ,monthly cash advance requests and wire request, based on budget and cash flow projections, to ensure the project has all necessary funds for operations.
  • Complete monthly financial reporting in accordance with USAID requirements, including reviewing and approving financial data in WFP’s accounting software system and submitting reports to WFP headquarter.
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded
  • Manage contract budget according to federal acquisition regulations and procedures, ensuring compliance with U.S. government Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR) and USAID Automated Directives System (ADS)
  • Develop, implement and maintain financial policies and a system of internal control in conformance with best practices, federal regulations, and WFP’s related procedures
  • Train project finance and operation personnel in program-specific financial procedures
  • Develop a cash flow plan for overall programmatic and contract activities
  • Oversee financial management of expenses associated with country plan allocations, contract of services, and procurement of goods
  • Develop metrics for program financial success, including identifying internal control weaknesses and implementing enhanced business practices to strengthen the system of internal control
  • Prepare financial monthly and quarterly reports and reconciling currency exchange as needed for monthly finance management
  • Advise the COP on financial health through the provision of regular and timely financial expenditure reports.
  • Seeking reimbursement of VAT from Rwanda Revenue for all THRIVE-WASH Consortium members.

 Managerial

  • Supervise the Project procurement officer, and accountant.
  • Supervise project staff and consultants working on finance and administrative aspects for the project.
  • Complete mid-year and annual reviews for subordinate staff.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to subordinate staff.
  • Work with COP to develop a positive working environment for all staff members, and report any performance issues to the COP as soon as they occur.

Risk and Compliance

  • Implement the financial procedures and ensure compliance to accounting policies and procedures by all project staff.
  • Initiate the review of foreign exchange management, review, and forecasting.
  • Support the COP and Country Director with outside legal cases as needed.

 COMPETENCIES

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity – Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Able to engage a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented – Maintains an attitude of open, curious and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise.
  • Connects with Others – Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing.
  • Self-confident – Demonstrates humility, mature confidence, and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Master or bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent, with accounting qualification CPA/ACCA.
  • At least 7 years of experience and accounting experience, including a minimum of 3 years in an international development organization. Experience in USAID organization , non-profit experience and profit experience would be an added value.
  • Three (3) years of audit experience would be an added advantage.
  • Experience managing a finance/accounting team as well as other business functions such as HR, Legal, etc.
  • Experience in strategic business planning and execution, contracting, and negotiation.
  • Ability to analyze financial date and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Advanced computer proficiencies with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, pivot tables,Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Knowledgeable in at least one accounting and forecasting software.
  • Knowledge of national financial regulations.
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • English and Kinyarwanda proficiency.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Common sense to make judgments about a situation requiring deviations from routine tasks.
  • Self-starter and ability to undertake tasks without intensive supervision.
  • Sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency.
  • Ability manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties,

            responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to Apply:

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with an application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

Kigali, August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.

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