Child and Family Strengthening Manager at World Relief Rwanda (WRR): (Deadline 16 December 2021)

Child and Family Strengthening Manager at World Relief Rwanda (WRR): (Deadline 16 December 2021)

Child and Family Strengthening Manager at World Relief Rwanda (WRR): (Deadline 16 December 2021)


To facilitate the implementation of its activities in Rwanda, World Relief Rwanda wishes to recruit a qualified and well-experienced candidate to fill the position of Child and Family Strengthening Manager. The job description and other requirements for this position are as follows:

Job description


Programs Impact and Quality


Kigali, Rwanda

Start Date:

January, 2022

Length of Opportunity:

Open ended

Title of Supervisor:

Hours per week:

Number of position open:

Director of Programs Impact and Quality

Full time-4O Hrs.



General Function:

The Program Manager – Child and Family Strengthening Program (CFS) will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Child Development & Families for Life Projects under the CFS program.  The program has two projects with six major components- 1) Early Childhood Development through Home-Based ECDs, 2) Sunday Schools & Kids’ Clubs, 3) Youth Life skills development through Youth Running Clubs, 4) Child Protection, 5) Couples’ strengthening and 6) Positive parenting. The position will work closely with the coordinators for the two projects (Child Development Project and Families For Life Project) to ensure quality implementation and expenditure according to projects’ implementation plan. Hence, the role needs proper understanding on child protection, early childhood development activities, and professional knowledge of healthy relationships. The incumbent is responsible for growing the CFS program in collaboration with the Programs Resource Team (PRT). The CFS Manager also represents the organization in all technical working groups and is in liaison with Line Ministries to ensure alignment of the program to national priorities.



 Technical responsibilities

  • The CFS Manager will represent the organization in technical working groups in matters related to Families/Women Empowerment and Child Development (MIGEPROF, NCC, NCDA, and others) and update the organization on National strategies
  • Supervise and manage performance of the program team
  • Provide technical support to the CD and FFL project coordinators in the development of program plans, implementation, monitoring, and communicating the program impact
  • Participate in development of proposals for resource mobilization and growth for the program
  • Ensure the program is implemented with quality and aligned with methodologies/ protocols set by Home Office PRT (Technical) unit, where applicable
  • Inform the organization on National strategies related to child development and advise on alignment with current programming
  • Collaborate with other organizations with similar interest in child development and family strengthening to share best practices for learning and program improvement
  • Support in the development, review, and translation of key program documents including toolkits, guides, and program training materials
  • Ensure the program targets and deliverables are on track to be achieved in identified deadlines
  • Organize field visits for supervision of quality in implementation of the program
  • Get involved in field visits that host Donors, Home Office Staff, and other key partners at National level.


  •  Support the program to track progress on implementation and key program targets
  • Ensure that quantitative data are regularly collected, analyzed, and reported through the organization’s metrics portal
  • Participate in periodic quantitative and qualitative assessments that baseline/evaluate the program
  • Ensure regular reporting of the program through monthly program updates, quarterly reports, and donors reports as required.

 Other Duties

  • Uphold and demonstrate the values of World Relief and a commitment to Christ
  • Participate in staff spiritual development activities
  • Assist with other duties as assigned and agreed upon with the supervisor

Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:

  • Degree in the field related to Child Rights and Protection, Rural Community Development, Child and Youth Education, Psychology and other related field (Master’s Degree is preferred but a Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years management experience will be considered)
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the field for trainings and technical support
  • Able to model exemplary professional behaviors through own actions
  • Conscientious, well organized, attentive to detail, and able to handle multiple complex tasks at once
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, self-starter, proactive, and a good communicator
  • Planning, organizational, and report preparation skills
  • Capacity to work in matrix structure
  • Ability to use English as a professional language and fluency in Kinyarwanda, French is an added value
  • Computer skills in Word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic communications.

Experience Required:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in the area of Child Development and Child Protection
  • Proven experience in program managing community development programs/projects, preferably with International NGO
  • Experience in working with a diverse set of stakeholders including local government, donors and people of different cultures
  • Experience in working with integrated interventions.

How to apply:

If you are interested and qualified for this position,

  • Please send application letter addressed to the Country Director, copy of notified Degree, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with three (3) names of referees, copy of your national identity card, and a recommendation letter from your Pastor or Priest by December 16th, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. to World Relief Rwanda. Address: KG 5 Ave107 A street Kacyiru, Kigali.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for exams. If you don’t hear from WRR by December 22nd, 2021, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Note that submitted applications are not returned to applicants.

Done at Kigali on December 8th, 2021

Jacqueline Mukashema

Director of Administration and Finance.

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