3 Job Positions at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

3 Job Positions at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

3 Job Positions at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

Systems Advisor/ IR 4 Lead at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

Job Description

Systems Advisor / IR 4 Lead – Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Systems Advisor/ IR 4 Lead for the Schools and Systems (S&S) Activity, a USAID-funded project in Rwanda.

Project Description 

The Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description 

The Systems Advisor/ IR 4 Lead will work under the leadership of the Technical Advisor and have primary responsibility for managing work related to Intermediate Result 4: Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes.

S/he will directly supervise the Literacy Data Use Specialist and the Decentralization Level Support Coordinator. S/he will consult and work closely with government entities including REB and NESA to plan, manage and facilitate support to improve data collection systems, to increase transparency in data-sharing/use and support increased use of data in decision-making at national and decentralized levels. S/he will also work with faculty from Florida State University to provide leadership for supporting REB/NESA, and possibly pre-service institutions, to create a national learning agenda for emergent/early literacy and carry out at least three demand-driven studies and managing Schools and Systems Activity support for Learning Lab events to synthesize/apply available literacy evidence and learning.

The Systems Advisor will also lead the planning and management of initiatives with district and sector level education actors to coach and mentor school-level staff to ensure that individualized student literacy assessment data is collected, reported and used to improve classroom instruction.

The Systems Advisor will support and Schools and Systems initiatives to mitigate COVID-19 impacts and improve education system resilience and capacity to ensure the continuity of literacy learning. This includes strengthening distance education and supporting the system to improve planning at district and school levels with communities for increasingly feasible and effective foundational learning methods during crisis/recovery.

The work of the Systems Advisor will require close collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, Save the Children, Florida State University and other implementing partners, and key stakeholders.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Technical Advisor and participates in discussions with government stakeholders to improve systems for literacy data collection and use.

  • Responsible to assure planning, timelines, and scheduling workflow for Result areas 4, in coordination with Save the Children and Florida State University

  • Supports Technical Advisor in design and content development for improving data systems and data use

  • Provides direct support to government stakeholders to continuously improve the quality of literacy data collection and visualization, and management of data collection systems for literacy-related data (which may include a variety of data, such as student literacy outcomes, teacher training, dashboard generation and visualization)

  • Liaises with FHI 360 Technical experts for input and review and incorporates feedback

  • Writes and oversees quality and timeliness of professional development activities and facilitates professional development sessions at national and sub-national levels

  • Plans and carries out stakeholder discussions, training and collaborative work with the government at central and decentralized levels to improve the quality of and use of literacy related data for decision-making, and decentralized resource management related to improving literacy results

  • Coordinates with sub-awardees to assure alignment, quality and integration of activities within Result Areas 4, including for carrying out a research agenda and other initiatives to synthesize and apply literacy evidence.

  • Assures initiatives at system support incorporate Schools and Systems efforts focused on improving literacy and the school environment (including school safety, SEL, UDL, gender and disability-inclusion)

  • Review’s effectiveness of Result Area 4 and makes recommendations for improvement

  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a master’s degree is required in one of the following fields, or closely related field: pre-primary or primary education, education policy, education leadership

  • Familiarity with and experience applying Rwanda education strategy, policies and roles and responsibilities of central and decentralized entities involved in pre-primary and primary

  • Experience with data-informed, decentralized resource management for education

  • At least seven years of demonstrated technical experience in Rwanda working on lower primary education issues

  • At least three years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, preferably including direct supervision of professional and support staff, and quality assurance of deliverables

  • Demonstrated technical expertise with literacy teaching and learning, and literacy assessment

  • Experience and expertise in design of professional development/training and capacity building for large-scale education programs required

  • Ability to organize and conduct trainings and technical workshops related to literacy.

  • Experience working in or consulting with key government entities, such as REB and NESA

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers  for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself

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Finance & Grant Officer at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Finance and Grant Officer – Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance & Grant Officer for the Schools and Systems (S&S) USAID-funded project in Rwanda.

Project Description 

The Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description 

Major Responsibility 

The F&G officer will work under the Leadership of the Finance Manager and will be responsible for the accounting tasks on the project and overseeing and monitoring the sub recipients under the USAID Schools & Systems Activity Project in Rwanda. S/he will manage all sub-award work processes including monitoring compliance with donor regulations, sub award terms and conditions and FHI 360’s policy. The officer will also provide support on financial management activities for the project.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

Overall financial activities of the project, including the accounting, invoicing, contracts management, procurement, and administrative activities Ensure that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place and are in compliance with USAID and USG policies and procedures to meet generally recognized accounting standards Receive invoices from vendors, sub awardees and supplier, verify their accuracy and all supporting documentation before payment Prepare vendors and suppliers payments and ensure strict adherence to organizational procedures Record all transactions in the GFAS accounting system including Sub Awardees payments Ensure all checks issued by FHI 360 are shipped to Vendors or suppliers on time and receive their proper receipt Pre-Award Assessment: Participate in conducting pre-award assessments of potential grantees, particularly in examining financial risk, accounting, and administrative procedures for control of funds and expenditures, including appropriate reporting and authorities Review of financial reports – Review sub awardee financial reports for accuracy and in line with project projection by comparing expenditures against the original project budget. Assist technical staff in monitoring sub-project budgets in accordance with approved work plan activities. Financial site visits – Conduct site visits to sub-awardees and assess financial and contractual issues and discuss any gaps in performance with the sub awardee. Tracking contractual compliance – Monitor compliance with each subaward terms and conditions including checking that spending is within the obligated funding amount and period of performance, adherence to reporting deadlines, and additional special award conditions. Communication with subrecipients –Establish a relationship with subrecipients through regular contact to facilitate/ uncover project challenges before they become serious, identify ways to help increase performance, and provides insights that provide valuable context during site visits. Audits Ensure subrecipient audits are conducted for sub awardees that meet the US Government threshold and FHI 360 is prime funder. Capacity building– Identify training needs for the sub-awardees and conduct capacity building as needed. Respond to queries from sub awardees in collaboration with technical teams.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or other relevant field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years in financial management experience
  • QuickBooks experience strongly preferred
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government grants, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds.
  • Articulate, Professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel to project field sites
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to pre-plan critical actions and carry out actions in an efficient and timely manner
  • Track record of being a team player, ability to deal with multiple tasks, flexibility and getting critical tasks completed on time

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers  for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employerwhereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

Procurement and Administrative Officer at FHI 360: (Deadline Ongoing)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Procurement and Administrative Officer – Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Procurement and Administrative Officer for the Schools and Systems (S&S) USAID-funded project in Rwanda.

Project Description 

The Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improve literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description 

The Procurement and Administrative Officer supports Procurement and general operations of FHI360 Schools and Systems project in Rwanda. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support in procurement of goods and services needed for project activities through a competitive process and in line with established FHI360 policies and Funder regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews Purchase Requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology and specifications.
  • Assists with developing bid specifications and Request for quotations
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries, resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries to ensure contract terms and Rwanda Schools & Systems activity project needs are met.
  • Assist project staff on all issues related to product specifications, prices and availability and appropriate substitutes.
  • Design Criteria for supplier and vendor’s selection.
  • Solicit vendors and supplier quotations within the required time limit.
  • Participate in vendors and supplier’s proposals/quotations evaluation and analysis to ensure overall competitiveness, quality and compliance with specified requirements.
  • Ensures compliance and efficiency in procurement of goods and services for Rwanda Schools & Systems Activity project.
  • Check delivery of goods and/or services to ensure orders are filled correctly and goods meet specifications.
  • Ensures the physical and electronic archiving of procurement records.
  • Maintain policies and procedures of organizational and government regulations affecting purchases and share information with management, staff members and vendors.
  • Works with accounting to ensure all receiving and shipping transactions are complete and accurate.

Administration

  • Make certain that all administrative systems and processes (including facilities management, fleet management, procurement, travel administration, inventory/assets management) are highly reliable, finely tuned and well delivered and in compliance with funder and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Set up and maintain files, prepare reports, presentation and graphic, provide project staff with office supplies, perform data entry, proofreads, and compile special reports as may be required.
  • Provide meeting support as needed (e. g. Scheduling conference rooms, coordinating food, logistics).
  • Prepare and maintain documentation, plans, reports, schedules, databases, spread sheets, logs etc. to support functions.
  • Schedule and organize activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and activities for project staff.
  • Use established filing and data systems and file all project files as needed.
  • Review data and information for completeness and accuracy using standard guidelines.
  • Gather readily available information from office records to drafts e-mails, memos and other documents as may required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Public or related field
  • Relevant experience in Supply Chain Management and/or a minimum of 5‐7 years’ experience in procurement and at least 5 years in administrative support
  • Ability to prepare procurement reports providing periodic status updates as necessary required.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations governing commodities and services purchasing for USAID funded programs; the methods, policies, and procedures involved in purchasing a large quantity and variety of supplies, equipment, services, and goods; contract law; the various contract development and source selection methods.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and a package of exceptional benefits. Please visit the FHI 360 Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers  for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an employer with equal opportunity and affirmative action. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in policies, programs, or activities.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employerwhereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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