18 Job Position at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Program Manager I/Capacity Strengthening Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Program Manager I/Capacity strengthening Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

 About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for INECD, providing technical oversight of the development and implementation of the CRS Rwanda’s INECD Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Activities, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that supports high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of INECD Program. You will work with INECD technical advisors and officers to ensure that Comprehensive capacity strengthening and coordination efforts are designed and implemented at national, district, and lower levels involving both GOR stakeholders and local partners. You will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) of INECD.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all capacity building and coordination efforts under the INECD Program to ensure project plans, implementation and sustainability measures are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, GoR’s policy strategies, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research, and publications in capacity strengthening, partnership, and coordination, and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure the growth of the CP’s Capacity Strengthening and Coordination sector portfolio in line with an agency, regional, and CP’s Partnership strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality marketing material to capture innovations and lessons in Capacity Strengthening and Coordination per agency and donor standards.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity-strengthening activities under INECD for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment, and strengthening of partnerships relevant to INECD and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in the respective programming areas, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Ensure submission of timely and high-quality reports on program performance, partnership forum, collaboration outputs, research undertakings by directly compiling and through coordination of relevant partner and CRS’ staff

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Public Administration or in the field of Social Science required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with at least 2-3 years working in Capacity Strengthening and Coordination, preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages – Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel up to 50 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make a sound judgments.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in nutrition, ECD, and disability and inclusion is highly desirable. Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities – None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All INECD staff, relevant CRS Country Program staff

 External: MoH and RBC relevant staff, NCDA leadership, District Leadership, Local Partners, relevant TWGs (FNTWG, ECD&SP WG, DI TWG, etc.), CHES platform, NGO working in INECD areas.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also, include your full names and title “Capacity strengthening” in the subject line. Due to the anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

                                                                          

 Jude-Marie Banatte

 Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Project Manager-Data Specialist at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Project Manager-Data Specialist

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: MEAL Advisor

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

 About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) project objectives advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this project. The position of Data Specialist (DS) will be responsible for creating project-specific systems, tools, and applications to capture and run the project database. S/he will oversee the design and implementation of the data management plan to ensure high-quality data capture, storage, and access. The DS will manage the INECD’s database, data cleaning protocols, and entry processes, including INECD data quality control and performance monitoring systems.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • You will lead technical, budget management, monitoring, and reporting activities through most of the project cycle – start-up, implementation, and close-out – in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to INECD, applying the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for INECD.
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure the project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
  • You will create, maintain and update the INECD Beneficiary database
  • The DS will oversee the development and use of data systems.
  • S/he will discover efficient ways to organize and store data with attention to accuracy, completeness, efficiency, security, and confidentiality.
  • Troubleshoot and address any issues to ensure optimal performance of the databases, networks, servers, and devices.
  • Provide timely and quality service delivery, technical support, and advice to user requests to ensure proper user access to the INECD data and information.
  • In collaboration with CRS IT, maintain inventory of ICT4D/MEAL equipment, hardware, and software and ensure adequate supply and functionality, both in the office and in the field.
  • Support capacity-building initiatives, remotely or on-site, to staff, partners, and end-users to ensure efficient and consistent adoption and use of data.
  • Make available high-quality data on a regular and timely basis for INECD decision-making.
  • Regularly review and accordingly adjust data management plans and procedures in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in the field of Statistics, Data Science, information management, computer science, or a similar field would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of health and/or education and for an INGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Required Languages – English and Kinyarwanda. The knowledge of French would be a plus.

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to contribute to written reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SPSS, STATA, R, Power Bi, and CommCare.

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: MEAL team, INECD Technical Advisors, CRS IT Manager, DCoP, CoP, Country Representative, MEAL RTA, HQ GKIM Team

 External: INECD consortium members, INECD local implementing partners, INECD supported districts leadership, MOH, RBC, NCDA, relevant TWGs.

 ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also, include your full names and title “Data Specialist” in the subject line. Due to the anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  Kigali. September 6, 2021                                                                             

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

Global Employment Application6c10417a0403138af7fbc38b5212fb65

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Project Manager-Data Specialist at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Project Manager-Data Specialist

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: MEAL Advisor

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

 About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) project objectives advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of this project. The position of Data Specialist (DS) will be responsible for creating project-specific systems, tools, and applications to capture and run the project database. S/he will oversee the design and implementation of the data management plan to ensure high-quality data capture, storage, and access. The DS will manage the INECD’s database, data cleaning protocols, and entry processes, including INECD data quality control and performance monitoring systems.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • You will lead technical, budget management, monitoring, and reporting activities through most of the project cycle – start-up, implementation, and close-out – in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities following MEAL Policy. Proactively identify issues, report them to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Engage and strengthen partnerships relevant to INECD, applying the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Represent the organization with donors, INGO working groups, UN, relevant local partners and relevant local government and community actors for INECD.
  • Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure the project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
  • You will create, maintain and update the INECD Beneficiary database
  • The DS will oversee the development and use of data systems.
  • S/he will discover efficient ways to organize and store data with attention to accuracy, completeness, efficiency, security, and confidentiality.
  • Troubleshoot and address any issues to ensure optimal performance of the databases, networks, servers, and devices.
  • Provide timely and quality service delivery, technical support, and advice to user requests to ensure proper user access to the INECD data and information.
  • In collaboration with CRS IT, maintain inventory of ICT4D/MEAL equipment, hardware, and software and ensure adequate supply and functionality, both in the office and in the field.
  • Support capacity-building initiatives, remotely or on-site, to staff, partners, and end-users to ensure efficient and consistent adoption and use of data.
  • Make available high-quality data on a regular and timely basis for INECD decision-making.
  • Regularly review and accordingly adjust data management plans and procedures in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in the field of Statistics, Data Science, information management, computer science, or a similar field would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project management, ideally in the field of health and/or education and for an INGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Required Languages – English and Kinyarwanda. The knowledge of French would be a plus.

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel up to 30 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to contribute to written reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SPSS, STATA, R, Power Bi, and CommCare.

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: MEAL team, INECD Technical Advisors, CRS IT Manager, DCoP, CoP, Country Representative, MEAL RTA, HQ GKIM Team

 External: INECD consortium members, INECD local implementing partners, INECD supported districts leadership, MOH, RBC, NCDA, relevant TWGs.

 ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also, include your full names and title “Data Specialist” in the subject line. Due to the anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  Kigali. September 6, 2021                                                                             

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Finance Officer at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Finance Officer

Department: Finance

Band: 6

Reports To: Deputy Finance Manager

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

You will support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies, and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. As part of an experienced finance team, you will help coordinate daily financial activities through the preparation and delivery of financial services.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
  • Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in INSIGHT financial accounting package.
  • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management.
  • Evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare various, periodic and ad hoc financial reports, as needed, and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resources.
  • Provide information to subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and contribute to capacity strengthening.
  • Keep up-to-date filing of documents supporting financial transactions
  • Analyze and settle the balance of account payables timely (Taxes, Social contributions, …)
  • Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, in strict respect of segregation of duties.

 Basic Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting, or a qualification in accounting (CPA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of three years experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications.
  • Knowledge of INSIGHT financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.

Required Languages – English – French – Kinyarwanda

Travel – willing and able to travel up to 20 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies.
  • Accuracy and completeness with great attention to detail.
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none)

  • None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Country Program Staff

External: Suppliers and Contractors

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Finance Officer” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Kigali. September 1, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

 Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Catholic Relief Service (CRS) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Senior Project Officer/Cluster Coordinator

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 8

Reports To: Cluster Manager

Country/Location: District Level/Field-based

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As a lead for the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development/INECD cluster team, you will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on all project activities and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. The position will be responsible of managing and coordinating the cluster activity implementation and building working relationships with the districts covered by INECD cluster and reports to the INECD Cluster Manager.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, GoR’s policy and strategy, and good practices.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
  • Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures. Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.
  • Monitor partner activities at different levels up to the community and discuss with the concerned technical advisors and program managers any challenges and/or gaps identified and proposed solutions.
  • Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.
  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.
  • Support accountability towards central and local governments by coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners to prepare evaluations.
  • Participate in monthly program technical meetings (remotely or physically).
  • Review and compile the partner monthly, quarterly and annual narrative district reports.
  • Prepare and submit monthly coordination activity reports.
  • Ensure a good relationship with districts and other district partners.
  • Perform additional tasks assigned by the Cluster Manager
  • Represent INECD/CRS at the district partnership platforms including JADF, DPEM, open days, and USAUD district hub activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in International Relations or in the field of nutrition, agri-business, development studies, agricultural Economics, project management would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of nutrition, economic strengthening (community saving), agriculture, ECD, monitoring and evaluation, and for an NGO.
  • Previous experience working with partners organizations
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Required Languages –

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel

The position is field based. Must be willing to travel to other cluster districts up to 35 % of the time and to Kigali up to 10% of the time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning, and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience is a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises 2CRS Senior Project Officers, 3 consortium members Senior Project Officers, and 1 Admin and Logistic Assistant.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: INECD technical Advisors, CRS Operations and finance staff, Deputy Chief of Party, Chief of Party

External: INECD consortium members, INECD local partners, districts leadership and technical staff, NGOs working in the cluster area

 ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Cluster Coordinator” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

 Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Program Manager I/ Collaboration and Learning Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Program Manager I/ Collaboration and Learning Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: MEAL Advisor

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage collaboration and learning (CL) programming in the Country Program (CP) for the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) and ensure collaboration and learning activities are included in the designing and implementing of the projects advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. The CLA will lead the design, implementation, and use of learning initiatives to improve INECD impact on the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) in Rwanda. S/he will be responsible for increasing INECD’s positive contribution to donors’ and implementing partners’ evidence-based decision-making.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all CL activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy.Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in collaboration and learning programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to INECD, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Identify and share creative, efficient, and effective ways to share learnings and information, engage audiences, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Design and facilitate regular, strategic planning sessions and learning events, assisting INECD in a learning journey as well as development of its annual plans.
  • Lead the team to create a plan to operationalize and capacity build Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) practice across implementing teams and partner organizations, including creating a culture of learning and systems thinking to stimulate an adaptive, iterative management approach.
  • Lead and support learning events such as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation workshops at all levels to ensure to review and reflection on the evidence
  • Lead and/or collaborate with external researchers and evaluators on the design and rollout of the program assessments, formative research, baseline study, and evaluations, while setting up effective systems for continuous learning, reflection, and adaptive management.
  • Lead and support learning events such as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation workshops at all levels to facilitate review and reflection on the evidence
  • Produce high-quality learning briefs, white papers, or other reports that showcase key insights from INECD’s research and learning initiatives, as well as recommendations for the program, mission, agency and/or donors, and other implementing partners.
  • Concisely communicate key program insights from learning activities with program audiences in a concise and appropriate manner.
  • Refine, implement and report on strategic learning initiatives in the program,
  • Provide technical assistance to develop and implement high-quality participant-based surveys,
  • Support evidence-driven adaptive management through dashboarding and collaborating, learning, and adaptation (CLA) facilitation, Collaborate with UGHE to build the research, learning, and adaptation capacity of the INECD program teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of research methods, knowledge management, social sciences, or another relevant field required.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages – Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • High-quality analysis and report writing skills to write/review consistent high-quality reports and technical briefs that are developed as learning products.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in Nutrition, early childhood development, and inclusiveness is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management and developing MEAL and performance monitoring plans that support learning agendas and contribute to program efficacy required.
  • Experience with theoretical and practical background in MEAL and research and skilled in participatory qualitative and quantitative methodologies and techniques, including experience in planning and managing surveys and developing and refining data collection tools required.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and knowledge:
  • Demonstrated understanding of intermediate statistics and ability to summarize and make predictions from multiple data sets. Power-user with Excel required. Experience with statistical packages including STATA, R, or SPSS preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of qualitative methodologies.
  • S/he should be able to employ the use of traditional and digital learning approaches to develop and implement innovative, creative, and effective ways to strategically capture and share technical knowledge, leverage good practices, and improve the effectiveness of INECD.
  • Knowledge of and prior experience of using MEAL technologies required. CommCare for data collection, PowerBI for data visualization and reporting preferred.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: MEAL team, INECD Technical Advisors, CRS IT Manager, DCoP, CoP, Country Representative, MEAL RTA

 External: INECD consortium members, INECD local implementing partners, INECD supported districts leadership, MOH, RBC, NCDA, relevant TWGs.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Collaboration and Learning” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program

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Catholic Relief Service (CRS) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Senior Project Officer/Cluster Coordinator

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 8

Reports To: Cluster Manager

Country/Location: District Level/Field-based

About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As a lead for the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development/INECD cluster team, you will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on all project activities and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. The position will be responsible of managing and coordinating the cluster activity implementation and building working relationships with the districts covered by INECD cluster and reports to the INECD Cluster Manager.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, GoR’s policy and strategy, and good practices.
  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.
  • Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures. Ensure proper tracking of resource use for project activities through periodic budget reviews and follow-up with and assistance to implementing partner.
  • Monitor partner activities at different levels up to the community and discuss with the concerned technical advisors and program managers any challenges and/or gaps identified and proposed solutions.
  • Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.
  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.
  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices.
  • Support accountability towards central and local governments by coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners to prepare evaluations.
  • Participate in monthly program technical meetings (remotely or physically).
  • Review and compile the partner monthly, quarterly and annual narrative district reports.
  • Prepare and submit monthly coordination activity reports.
  • Ensure a good relationship with districts and other district partners.
  • Perform additional tasks assigned by the Cluster Manager
  • Represent INECD/CRS at the district partnership platforms including JADF, DPEM, open days, and USAUD district hub activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in International Relations or in the field of nutrition, agri-business, development studies, agricultural Economics, project management would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of nutrition, economic strengthening (community saving), agriculture, ECD, monitoring and evaluation, and for an NGO.
  • Previous experience working with partners organizations
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Required Languages –

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel

The position is field based. Must be willing to travel to other cluster districts up to 35 % of the time and to Kigali up to 10% of the time.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning, and community engagement.
  • Staff supervision experience is a plus.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises 2CRS Senior Project Officers, 3 consortium members Senior Project Officers, and 1 Admin and Logistic Assistant.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: INECD technical Advisors, CRS Operations and finance staff, Deputy Chief of Party, Chief of Party

External: INECD consortium members, INECD local partners, districts leadership and technical staff, NGOs working in the cluster area

 ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Cluster Coordinator” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

                                                                             

 Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Self_Declaration_Clauseacca83f3f6509abcdafac3b27b3a5fb1

 

Program Manager I/ Collaboration and Learning Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Program Manager I/ Collaboration and Learning Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: MEAL Advisor

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage collaboration and learning (CL) programming in the Country Program (CP) for the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) and ensure collaboration and learning activities are included in the designing and implementing of the projects advancing Catholic Relief Services (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. The CLA will lead the design, implementation, and use of learning initiatives to improve INECD impact on the Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) in Rwanda. S/he will be responsible for increasing INECD’s positive contribution to donors’ and implementing partners’ evidence-based decision-making.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all CL activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy.Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in collaboration and learning programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to INECD, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Identify and share creative, efficient, and effective ways to share learnings and information, engage audiences, and facilitate collaboration.
  • Design and facilitate regular, strategic planning sessions and learning events, assisting INECD in a learning journey as well as development of its annual plans.
  • Lead the team to create a plan to operationalize and capacity build Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) practice across implementing teams and partner organizations, including creating a culture of learning and systems thinking to stimulate an adaptive, iterative management approach.
  • Lead and support learning events such as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation workshops at all levels to ensure to review and reflection on the evidence
  • Lead and/or collaborate with external researchers and evaluators on the design and rollout of the program assessments, formative research, baseline study, and evaluations, while setting up effective systems for continuous learning, reflection, and adaptive management.
  • Lead and support learning events such as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation workshops at all levels to facilitate review and reflection on the evidence
  • Produce high-quality learning briefs, white papers, or other reports that showcase key insights from INECD’s research and learning initiatives, as well as recommendations for the program, mission, agency and/or donors, and other implementing partners.
  • Concisely communicate key program insights from learning activities with program audiences in a concise and appropriate manner.
  • Refine, implement and report on strategic learning initiatives in the program,
  • Provide technical assistance to develop and implement high-quality participant-based surveys,
  • Support evidence-driven adaptive management through dashboarding and collaborating, learning, and adaptation (CLA) facilitation, Collaborate with UGHE to build the research, learning, and adaptation capacity of the INECD program teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of research methods, knowledge management, social sciences, or another relevant field required.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.

Required Languages – Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • High-quality analysis and report writing skills to write/review consistent high-quality reports and technical briefs that are developed as learning products.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in Nutrition, early childhood development, and inclusiveness is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management and developing MEAL and performance monitoring plans that support learning agendas and contribute to program efficacy required.
  • Experience with theoretical and practical background in MEAL and research and skilled in participatory qualitative and quantitative methodologies and techniques, including experience in planning and managing surveys and developing and refining data collection tools required.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and knowledge:
  • Demonstrated understanding of intermediate statistics and ability to summarize and make predictions from multiple data sets. Power-user with Excel required. Experience with statistical packages including STATA, R, or SPSS preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of qualitative methodologies.
  • S/he should be able to employ the use of traditional and digital learning approaches to develop and implement innovative, creative, and effective ways to strategically capture and share technical knowledge, leverage good practices, and improve the effectiveness of INECD.
  • Knowledge of and prior experience of using MEAL technologies required. CommCare for data collection, PowerBI for data visualization and reporting preferred.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: MEAL team, INECD Technical Advisors, CRS IT Manager, DCoP, CoP, Country Representative, MEAL RTA

 External: INECD consortium members, INECD local implementing partners, INECD supported districts leadership, MOH, RBC, NCDA, relevant TWGs.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Collaboration and Learning” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program

Global Employment Application6c10417a0403138af7fbc38b5212fb65 Self_Declaration_Clauseacca83f3f6509abcdafac3b27b3a5fb1 

 

Communication Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Communication Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As Communication Advisor You will be responsible for the development and dissemination of effective documents, reports, and communication materials and increasing the visibility of the program among key stakeholders. A key component of this will be the development and implementation of a INECD communication’s strategy. The position holder will also monitor compliance with the program’s USAID-approved branding and marking plan. In addition, the Communication Advisor will also be responsible for building the capacity of CRS and partner staff on communications and documentation; use of appropriate tools and technologies to capture human success stories, lessons learned, and promising practices; and effective reporting for different audiences (e.g. donor, government, etc). The Communication Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, technical experts of INECD, and other relevant colleagues of the CRS/Rwanda Country Program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and implementation of INECD’s communications strategy targeting both internal and external audiences
  • Prepare and regularly update project briefing packet (talking points, photos, brochures, etc)
  • Strengthening capacity of CRS and partners’ staff in key skills and competencies of developing communications materials, including compliance with branding & marking plans, writing success stories, communicating with external audiences, etc.
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of success stories highlighting program impacts
  • Design and develop appropriate materials for major events of INECD’s program and its partners, including project milestones, dissemination workshops, major donor visits, annual planning and review meetings, campaigns and major district level events
  • Develop high quality quarterly newsletters in coordination with INECD’s technical staff to communicate the status of the program to the donor, relevant government stakeholders, other peer organizations, and internally for CRS staff. Draft and issue press releases, information notes, and written materials for dissemination to key stakeholders
  • Develop strong relationships with local media, social media outlets and utilize appropriate channels to portray INECD’s program as per the agency’s guideline
  • Ensure effective knowledge management by archiving photos, videos, fact sheets, training materials, and other communications documents on CRS’ Sharepoint site or other formats and ensure they are accessible to program staff in a timely way
  • Manage the project branding and marking strategy. Take leadership in ensuring that all project communications are consistent with the agency’s branding and publications guidelines, global best practice, the donor compliance requirements
  • Assume other duties relevant to the position and that might be enforced by the line manager from time to time

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Journalism Communications, Social Science, Literature, and other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in media, marketing, public relations, or journalism; experience working for an INGOs is preferred

Required Language: Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

 Travel – The position is Kigali-based.

Must be willing and able to travel to the field, INECD districts, up to 40 % of the time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders including government agencies, non-government organizations, donors, media groups, faith-based organizations, and CRS staff. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to write and contribute to written reports and some basic skills of research and systematic documentation using both qualitative/ quantitative approaches.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Understanding of the principles and techniques of effective communications
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant knowledge on USG’s rules and regulation related to branding, marking, and communications policy is a plus
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Highly experienced using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and desktop publishing skills

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Working Relationships:

  • External: USAID communications focal person; relevant NGO & government partners; consultants; research and academic institutions; district government structures
  • Internal: INECD/CRS technical and operations staff, CRS/Rwanda program and operations staff, INECD consortium members and local implementers technical staff,

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Communication Advisor” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program 

Global Employment Application6c10417a0403138af7fbc38b5212fb65

Self_Declaration_Clauseacca83f3f6509abcdafac3b27b3a5fb1

Communication Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Communication Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As Communication Advisor You will be responsible for the development and dissemination of effective documents, reports, and communication materials and increasing the visibility of the program among key stakeholders. A key component of this will be the development and implementation of a INECD communication’s strategy. The position holder will also monitor compliance with the program’s USAID-approved branding and marking plan. In addition, the Communication Advisor will also be responsible for building the capacity of CRS and partner staff on communications and documentation; use of appropriate tools and technologies to capture human success stories, lessons learned, and promising practices; and effective reporting for different audiences (e.g. donor, government, etc). The Communication Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, technical experts of INECD, and other relevant colleagues of the CRS/Rwanda Country Program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and implementation of INECD’s communications strategy targeting both internal and external audiences
  • Prepare and regularly update project briefing packet (talking points, photos, brochures, etc)
  • Strengthening capacity of CRS and partners’ staff in key skills and competencies of developing communications materials, including compliance with branding & marking plans, writing success stories, communicating with external audiences, etc.
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of success stories highlighting program impacts
  • Design and develop appropriate materials for major events of INECD’s program and its partners, including project milestones, dissemination workshops, major donor visits, annual planning and review meetings, campaigns and major district level events
  • Develop high quality quarterly newsletters in coordination with INECD’s technical staff to communicate the status of the program to the donor, relevant government stakeholders, other peer organizations, and internally for CRS staff. Draft and issue press releases, information notes, and written materials for dissemination to key stakeholders
  • Develop strong relationships with local media, social media outlets and utilize appropriate channels to portray INECD’s program as per the agency’s guideline
  • Ensure effective knowledge management by archiving photos, videos, fact sheets, training materials, and other communications documents on CRS’ Sharepoint site or other formats and ensure they are accessible to program staff in a timely way
  • Manage the project branding and marking strategy. Take leadership in ensuring that all project communications are consistent with the agency’s branding and publications guidelines, global best practice, the donor compliance requirements
  • Assume other duties relevant to the position and that might be enforced by the line manager from time to time

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Journalism Communications, Social Science, Literature, and other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in media, marketing, public relations, or journalism; experience working for an INGOs is preferred

Required Language: Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

 Travel – The position is Kigali-based.

Must be willing and able to travel to the field, INECD districts, up to 40 % of the time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders including government agencies, non-government organizations, donors, media groups, faith-based organizations, and CRS staff. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to write and contribute to written reports and some basic skills of research and systematic documentation using both qualitative/ quantitative approaches.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Understanding of the principles and techniques of effective communications
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant knowledge on USG’s rules and regulation related to branding, marking, and communications policy is a plus
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Highly experienced using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and desktop publishing skills

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Working Relationships:

  • External: USAID communications focal person; relevant NGO & government partners; consultants; research and academic institutions; district government structures
  • Internal: INECD/CRS technical and operations staff, CRS/Rwanda program and operations staff, INECD consortium members and local implementers technical staff,

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Communication Advisor” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program 

Global Employment Application6c10417a0403138af7fbc38b5212fb65

Self_Declaration_Clauseacca83f3f6509abcdafac3b27b3a5fb1

Communication Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Communication Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As Communication Advisor You will be responsible for the development and dissemination of effective documents, reports, and communication materials and increasing the visibility of the program among key stakeholders. A key component of this will be the development and implementation of a INECD communication’s strategy. The position holder will also monitor compliance with the program’s USAID-approved branding and marking plan. In addition, the Communication Advisor will also be responsible for building the capacity of CRS and partner staff on communications and documentation; use of appropriate tools and technologies to capture human success stories, lessons learned, and promising practices; and effective reporting for different audiences (e.g. donor, government, etc). The Communication Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, technical experts of INECD, and other relevant colleagues of the CRS/Rwanda Country Program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and implementation of INECD’s communications strategy targeting both internal and external audiences
  • Prepare and regularly update project briefing packet (talking points, photos, brochures, etc)
  • Strengthening capacity of CRS and partners’ staff in key skills and competencies of developing communications materials, including compliance with branding & marking plans, writing success stories, communicating with external audiences, etc.
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of success stories highlighting program impacts
  • Design and develop appropriate materials for major events of INECD’s program and its partners, including project milestones, dissemination workshops, major donor visits, annual planning and review meetings, campaigns and major district level events
  • Develop high quality quarterly newsletters in coordination with INECD’s technical staff to communicate the status of the program to the donor, relevant government stakeholders, other peer organizations, and internally for CRS staff. Draft and issue press releases, information notes, and written materials for dissemination to key stakeholders
  • Develop strong relationships with local media, social media outlets and utilize appropriate channels to portray INECD’s program as per the agency’s guideline
  • Ensure effective knowledge management by archiving photos, videos, fact sheets, training materials, and other communications documents on CRS’ Sharepoint site or other formats and ensure they are accessible to program staff in a timely way
  • Manage the project branding and marking strategy. Take leadership in ensuring that all project communications are consistent with the agency’s branding and publications guidelines, global best practice, the donor compliance requirements
  • Assume other duties relevant to the position and that might be enforced by the line manager from time to time

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Journalism Communications, Social Science, Literature, and other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in media, marketing, public relations, or journalism; experience working for an INGOs is preferred

Required Language: Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

 Travel – The position is Kigali-based.

Must be willing and able to travel to the field, INECD districts, up to 40 % of the time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders including government agencies, non-government organizations, donors, media groups, faith-based organizations, and CRS staff. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to write and contribute to written reports and some basic skills of research and systematic documentation using both qualitative/ quantitative approaches.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Understanding of the principles and techniques of effective communications
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant knowledge on USG’s rules and regulation related to branding, marking, and communications policy is a plus
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Highly experienced using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and desktop publishing skills

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Working Relationships:

  • External: USAID communications focal person; relevant NGO & government partners; consultants; research and academic institutions; district government structures
  • Internal: INECD/CRS technical and operations staff, CRS/Rwanda program and operations staff, INECD consortium members and local implementers technical staff,

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Communication Advisor” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program 

Global Employment Application6c10417a0403138af7fbc38b5212fb65

Self_Declaration_Clauseacca83f3f6509abcdafac3b27b3a5fb1

Program Manager I/Gender Mainstreaming Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Program Manager I/Gender mainstreaming Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

You will manage Gender programming in the INECD and be responsible for ensuring integration of Gender activities across INECD design and implementation advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable, especially all women (including youth and women with disability). You will be responsible for addressing gender inequality in the household and community with regards to access to nutrition and ECD services.

Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all gender activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project’s gender and social inclusion approaches including in research and data collection, as outlined in the detailed implementation plan and in line with the national gender and social inclusion strategy, CRS program quality standards, and donor requirements and good practices. Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate and gender related systems and tools.
  • Work in close collaboration with the SBC Advisor to shift practices around gender roles for inclusive nutrition and ECD in the household and in the community.
  • Effectively manage talent, supervise, and provide coaching especially with regards to gender mainstreaming. Contribute to the recruitment process of project staff.
  • Champion learning in gender mainstreaming in inclusive nutrition and ECD with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in gender programming area, and proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles for inclusive nutrition and ECD in project outcomes.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and gender technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to inclusive nutrition and ECD applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
  • Coordinate and compile high-quality project activity reports, technical documentations, and program lessons.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, development studies or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within community and civil society development programs, preferably in USAID programs and with an international NGO.
  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Rwanda including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges. Knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Rwanda and their engagement in social, political, and cultural norms.

Required Languages

Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Professional proficiency in French a plus

Travel – The position is Kigali based. Must be willing and able to travel to the field up to 50% of the time

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in inclusive nutrition and ECD is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All INECD staff, relevant CRS Country Program staff

 External: MoH, Migeprof,  NCDA leadership, District Leadership, Local Partners, relevant TWGs, NGO working in INECD areas.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also, include your full names and title “Gender mainstreaming” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  Kigali. September 6, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Driver at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Driver

Department: Operations

Band: 2

Reports To: Logistics Officer

Country/Location: District Level

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The CRS driver is responsible for driving CRS staff, guests, partners, and other associates. He/ She is also responsible of other key duties such as the regular maintenance of vehicles including ensuring that registration and insurance documents are kept up to date as well as providing basic logistics support to the program and support team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Drive staff/guests or partners in a safe, timely, and controlled manner;
  • Ensure proper use of CRS Vehicles in accordance with CRS travel and vehicles policies;
  • Monitor and implement regular maintenance plan;
  • Review maintenance Logs and recommend changes as necessary;
  • Ensure all staff/guests or partners have and travel with appropriate authorizations as per applicable policies;
  • Ensure that paper vehicle logs are maintained up to date;
  • Support procurement and logistics activities through collection/distribution of documents and goods;
  • Provide basic administrative support to the Programs when required.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum valid driving license Category B and C
  • High school certificate(A2) or 3 years Vocational/technical training certificate;
  • Strong ability to read and interpret traffic policies and regulations
  • Minimum of Three -three years’ experience driving experience, preferably for an international NGO;
  • Having knowledge in mechanics automobile preferred;
  • Basic knowledge in MS Office packages is advantageous;
  • Able to communicate in basic written and spoken English or French.

Personal Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively;
  • Physical fitness;
  • Ability to work smoothly in a multi-cultural environment while building good teamwork spirit;
  • High tolerance rate for working under pressure and dealing with diversified cultures and tense situations;
  • Customer services approach;
  • Ability to work diligently and independently
  • Maturity and discretion.

Required/Desired Foreign Language

  • French and English as working languages.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All staff

External: Partners and Guests

Supervisory Responsibilities – None

Agency-wide Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability and stewardship
  • Builds relationships
  • Develops talent
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • Strategic mindset

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Driver” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

 

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Grants Accountant at Catholic Relief Serice (CvRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

Job Title: Grants Accountant

Department: Finance

Band: 8

Reports To: Deputy Finance Manager

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:  

You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the CRS policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting CRS financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information, preparing account entries, and delivering financial reporting services.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for CRS subrecipients and partners following established standards. Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned project/grant accounts in INSIGHT financial accounting package.
  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
  • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen the capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant CRS staff of due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines.
  • Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis to assist CRS staff with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
  • Provide information to CRS staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.
  • Keep up-to-date filing of document supporting financial transactions
  • Analyze and settle the balance of account payables timely (Taxes, Social contributions, …)
  • Analyze and recover the balance of account receivables timely (Employees, Partners,…)
  • Perform assigned treasury CRS (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or other relevant field preferred. Accounting or audit certification preferred.
  • Previous experience ensuring compliance on DFID or other large donor contracts.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or Project Management Professional certifications preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance, or risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control Framework or The Institute of Internal Audit’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Knowledge of data analytics techniques and process performance improvement leading practices
  • Knowledge of accounting systems
  • Coaching and training abilities.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

Required Languages – English – French – Kinyarwanda

Travel – willing and able to travel up to 50 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good relationship management skills
  • Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of INSIGHT financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Finance and Programming staff

External: Sub-Recipients, Partners

 ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday September 17, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Grants Accountant” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

                                                                              

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Human Resources Officer at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Department: Operations

Band: 7

Reports To: Human Resources Manager

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:  

You will help coordinate and support the execution of the Country Program (CP) HR strategy and operational plans in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will provide responsive, high-quality service to address HR programs and operations needs in the areas of recruitment, staff development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, onboarding/orientation, policies, staff care, and employee administration.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the HR Manager or Head of Operations in his/her responsibilities with regard to the overall management of HR programs and services in the CP.
  • Ensure periodic review, revision, development, and implementation of sound human resource policies including Personnel Manual, systems, and tools in collaboration with HR Manager.
  • Help coordinate and support HR processes, activities, and service delivery, to ensure they meet latest agency, donor, and local legal requirements and standards and reflect best practices.
  • Assess service needs and provide quality process services and advice to support managers in their daily staff management responsibilities.
  • Collect and organize input on HR processes and policies and participate in the review and update of various systems, manuals, guidelines, and tools.
  • Support professional development needs assessment and help ensure the provision of precise development programs for CRS staff and partners
  • Maintain record keeping through personnel files and/or Insight that adheres to required CRS, donor, and local law regulations. As needed provide support on analytical reports on HR-related data, metrics, and trends to support decision-making, workforce planning, and development.
  • Assist International staff to obtain the working permit at DGIE and ensure its timely renew.
  • In consultation with HR Manager and Staff Representative, define the staff Engagement survey action plan and support its implementation.
  • Ensure proper communication of changes in HR policies and procedures to all staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration required. Relevant experience and completion of HR certification or courses may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of three years work experience in HR, preferably with an International or local NGO, and good knowledge of HR best practices and standards.
  • Experience with and knowledge of employment laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts, and practices. Good understanding of the local labor law.

Required Languages – English – French – Kinyarwanda

Travel – willing and able to travel up to 20 %.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Strong customer service ethic and abilities
  • Very good planning, coordinating, and organizing skills
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, HRIS.
  • Supervisory experience would be a plus.

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

Internal: All Country Program Staff

External:  HR Community, Legal Counsel, Labor Inspector, DGIE 

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “HR Officer” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Kigali. September 6, 202

Jude-Marie Bana

Country Representative

CRS/Rwanda Program 

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Communication Advisor at Catholic Relief Service (CRS): (Deadline 17 September2021)

 Job Title: Communication Advisor

Department: Programming/INECD

Band: 9

Reports To: Chief of Party

Country/Location: Rwanda (Kigali)

About CRS 

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Catholic Relief Services has been present in Rwanda since 1960, and currently implements projects in nutrition, WASH, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding. The Country Program has over 40 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As Communication Advisor You will be responsible for the development and dissemination of effective documents, reports, and communication materials and increasing the visibility of the program among key stakeholders. A key component of this will be the development and implementation of a INECD communication’s strategy. The position holder will also monitor compliance with the program’s USAID-approved branding and marking plan. In addition, the Communication Advisor will also be responsible for building the capacity of CRS and partner staff on communications and documentation; use of appropriate tools and technologies to capture human success stories, lessons learned, and promising practices; and effective reporting for different audiences (e.g. donor, government, etc). The Communication Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, technical experts of INECD, and other relevant colleagues of the CRS/Rwanda Country Program.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and implementation of INECD’s communications strategy targeting both internal and external audiences
  • Prepare and regularly update project briefing packet (talking points, photos, brochures, etc)
  • Strengthening capacity of CRS and partners’ staff in key skills and competencies of developing communications materials, including compliance with branding & marking plans, writing success stories, communicating with external audiences, etc.
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of success stories highlighting program impacts
  • Design and develop appropriate materials for major events of INECD’s program and its partners, including project milestones, dissemination workshops, major donor visits, annual planning and review meetings, campaigns and major district level events
  • Develop high quality quarterly newsletters in coordination with INECD’s technical staff to communicate the status of the program to the donor, relevant government stakeholders, other peer organizations, and internally for CRS staff. Draft and issue press releases, information notes, and written materials for dissemination to key stakeholders
  • Develop strong relationships with local media, social media outlets and utilize appropriate channels to portray INECD’s program as per the agency’s guideline
  • Ensure effective knowledge management by archiving photos, videos, fact sheets, training materials, and other communications documents on CRS’ Sharepoint site or other formats and ensure they are accessible to program staff in a timely way
  • Manage the project branding and marking strategy. Take leadership in ensuring that all project communications are consistent with the agency’s branding and publications guidelines, global best practice, the donor compliance requirements
  • Assume other duties relevant to the position and that might be enforced by the line manager from time to time

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Journalism Communications, Social Science, Literature, and other related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in media, marketing, public relations, or journalism; experience working for an INGOs is preferred

Required Language: Oral and written fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

 Travel – The position is Kigali-based.

Must be willing and able to travel to the field, INECD districts, up to 40 % of the time.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders including government agencies, non-government organizations, donors, media groups, faith-based organizations, and CRS staff. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to write and contribute to written reports and some basic skills of research and systematic documentation using both qualitative/ quantitative approaches.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Understanding of the principles and techniques of effective communications
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant knowledge on USG’s rules and regulation related to branding, marking, and communications policy is a plus
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Highly experienced using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and desktop publishing skills

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

 Supervisory Responsibilities

None

 Working Relationships:

  • External: USAID communications focal person; relevant NGO & government partners; consultants; research and academic institutions; district government structures
  • Internal: INECD/CRS technical and operations staff, CRS/Rwanda program and operations staff, INECD consortium members and local implementers technical staff,

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should complete the attached application formSelf -Declaration Clause and submit them together with one page Cover letter plus updated CV (maximum three pages) all in/as one document – via email only to: RW_HR@crs.org not later than Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Please, include below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

Also include your full names and title “Communication Advisor” in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali. September 6, 2021

                                                                              

Jude-Marie Banatte

Country Representative

 CRS/Rwanda Program 

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