Head Of Social Empowerment at Women for Women Rwanda (WfW –Rwanda): (Deadline 20 May 2022)

Head Of Social Empowerment at Women for Women Rwanda (WfW –Rwanda): (Deadline 20 May 2022)

Head Of Social Empowerment at Women for Women Rwanda (WfW –Rwanda): (Deadline 20 May 2022)





CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year renewable

Line managers

SE Officer

1.       Background

Women for Women Rwanda (WfW – Rwanda) is a not-for-profit organization legally established in Rwanda since July 2020. The organization is taking the mantle of socio-economic trainings by WfWI, an international NGO that has operated in Rwanda to serve the most vulnerable women affected by the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The prolonged period of peace and development in Rwanda has paved the way for the establishment of the national organization, Women for Women Rwanda (and the concurrent closure of the Women for Women International-Rwanda country office).

WfW-Rwanda continues to support and empower women and girls in Rwanda to break the vicious circle of poverty and social exclusion for sustainable development. We build alliances with communities and institutions to help design and deliver on innovative programs that address challenges that hinder women from accessing socio-economic opportunities that help them advance in their communities

2.       Position Summary:

Women for Women Rwanda is recruiting for the position of Head of Social Empowerment. The position is open to All Interested Candidates/All Sources and available to start immediately in its office.

The Head of Social empowerment is responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of the Social Empowerment program activities, including identification and assessment of appropriate communities for program implementation, the recruitment and enrollment of program participants, social empowerment training, and enrolment activities (including direct aid and sister letter exchange). The SE Head has overall responsibility for supervising staff, planning and managing the allocated budget, as well as coordinating activities on a day-to-day basis. S/he will work with the Program Manager to guide, plan, execute, and report on all SE projects as per grant and organizational requirements. The SE works in coordination with the Program Manager to oversee and manage all program components related to SE activities and focus on quality control and impact, and ensure the program is carried out following the WfW-Rwanda mission, goals, partnerships lines, and terms and conditions of relevant grants


Reports to: Program Manager


Social Empowerment Program Management

  • Oversee SE strategy operating plans in coordination with Program Manager and ED
  • Oversee new community assessment processes (as needed) per guidelines and support the selection and enrolment of new participants (and ensure the Ensure the selection and enrolment of new participants is done
  • Oversee design delivery and impact of training Including successful delivery of monthly stipends activities.
  • Ensuring the overall success of the trainings as per the guidelines
  • Ensuring the letter exchange program goes according to the numbers and timeline.
  • With Program Manager, provide strategic guidance on new innovations and areas of work., such as Men’s Engagement, GBV prevention, Graduate Networks, Adolescent Girls, as well as grassroots advocacy and awareness-raising
  • Contribute to the design of grant proposal development for concept notes and proposal development processes by providing technical inputs (i.e., log-frames, narrative, program description descriptions, activities and budgets).
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff ensure the successful design and delivery of periodic reports as per guidelines and that of grants reports as per each grant requirement
  • Line manages Performance appraisals, direct reports in accordance with performance management & staff training and development procedures.
  • Contribute in mapping and/or forming strategic alliances/partnerships between WfW-Rwanda and other institutions within the same field of work.
  • Responsible for efficient and effective use of allocated budget and compliance with finance procedures (i.e., procurement plans)

Communication & Teamwork:

  • Identifies, develops and expands strategies and partnerships with organizations and technical assistance partners to enable income generation for WfW-Rwanda program participants and graduates.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors (USAID, EU, DFID, corporations, foundations, and others).
  • Identify, develop, and expand relationships with key partners relevant to graduate products and services.
  • Identify, develop, and expand strategies and partnerships (private sector and technical assistance partners) to enable opportunities for WfW-Rwanda program participants and graduates.
  • Responsible for efficient and effective use of allocated budget and compliance with finance procedures
  • Participate in internal meetings and processes to represent the SE teams as needed.

Personnel Management:

  • Performance management of regular reports in line with WfW- Rwanda performance management framework, including the setting of annual performance objectives, development plans, performance appraisal, and regular 1:1 meeting regarding progress throughout the year to ensure the SE team is on track.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job training to subordinates

Planning and organizing

  • Organize and streamline the planning of SE work with a supervised team
  • Align the SE to the WfW-Rwanda goals and annual plan
  • Develop in collaboration with SE team the SE annual, monthly, and weekly plans
  • Oversee the implementation strategy to ensure SE interventions at community are implemented

Creating and developing

  • Initiate social empowerment interventions relevant to empower women in the process of transformation
  • Develop, support and sustain community social initiatives to empower women
  • Build the capacity of women at the community to initiate, own, build and sustain development interventions to ensure they are fully socially empowered
  • Provide input in developing policies pertaining to the work underneath the SE department’s programs.

Quality control

  • Provide standards of quality work (i.e., protocols, criteria for selecting women beneficiaries.
  • Establish a Quality control mechanism (using questionnaire and/or feedback-based survey) to ensure SE work meet high standard and objectives
  • Work on quality criteria to ensure SE meet the expected results at the community and empower women

Monitoring and reporting

  • Monitoring the implementation of SE activities
  • Work with M&E to ensure the SE Data collection and analysis is done
  • Ensure community participation throughout the implementation of SE plans
  • Establish a reporting system with clear milestones and deadlines
  • Produce regularly all SE reports (i.e., weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually)


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, public health, development studies, or related discipline. Holder of Bachelor’s degree with strong relevant professional experience of at least 5 yrs will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a manager in a relevant field, preferably within the NGO/INGO sector or relevant experience in the private sector.
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender, advocacy, and inclusion related issues
  • Ability to understand the needs of target clients and align programming accordingly.
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender issues and proven commitment to addressing gender inequalities in all key areas of responsibility.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience managing staff and working in cross-departmental, cross-country contexts with a proven record of building, managing, and working with virtual teams and creating an enabling environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English, French fluency preferred to include research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building the capacity of staff.
  • Independent can coordinate with others to produce proposals on deadline.
  • Excellent budget management skills.
  • Computer skills including working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Email.

How to apply

Interested candidates will submit an application letter addressed to the Executive Director with their Resume and copies of the academic qualifications via the below email address   info@womenforwomenrwanda.org no later than 20th May 2022.

Candidates will be shortlisted as resumes come in and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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