2 INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES AT Plan international Rwanda : ECCD for Girl Child Project Interns : ( Deadline : 21 May 2019 )
ECCD for Girl Child Project Interns(2)
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is one of the four programs proposed in Plan Rwanda’s Five Year Country Strategic Plan. Plan international Rwanda has identified this theme among others to potentially make significant impact in the children at an early age in the country and on the community, reinforced by the fact that Plan international Rwanda has core competence from experience in implementing similar programs in and out of the region.
The post holder reports directly to the Project Manager with dotted line Program unit/area Manager follow up the implementation of the “Access to quality education and ECD services in Rwanda” Project. S/he ensures that the project is rights-based Child Centred Community Development.
Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:
Facilitation of projects trainings, workshop, community meeting and campaign with an emphasis on nutrition, peace building around ECD and scale them up to increase local and external program income as well as to reach more vulnerable children and their families
Implement local initiatives related to Child protection, Sexual reproductive health and Rights, ECD to influence policies implementation and strategies within the area of intervention and improve Plan visibility.
Ensure integration of action around ECD by linking the ECCD centres with the local health centres through referrals, awareness raising and trainings to community health workers on parenting and regular health screening to children that attend the ECD centres
Interaction of youth, children’s clubs at school level, around financial literacy, sexual reproductive health and rights, and child protection
Provide guidance to students attending girls safe rooms, distribution and data keeping of sanitary materials and counselling
Ensure VSLA groups are well organized and meet their target goals and objectives
Ensure child protection, water and sanitation are promoted in the ECD centres
Indicators for success:
Effective ECD monitoring tool in place as well as M&E for ECCD projects
Quality project reports that are in line with donor requirement
Plan is well represented in major ECD/Education networks/platforms at Community and regional Levels
ECD related interventions are well documented, shared and supported by research and/or evaluations/studies
Functional students clubs, VSLAs
Communications and Working Relationships:
Ø Internal to Plan Rwanda
Work closely with the Project Manager in terms of programming and coordination of interventions
Work with Project staff team and hired consultants
Work with other Program unit Staff as well as the program quality assurance
Ø External (sharing; learning; best practices; contribution to initiative/research…)
Liaise with external stakeholders and partners involved in Education and ECD Program and projects and the project team at PU Office, country Offices (CO)
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Skills specific to the post
Good analytical skills
Good negotiation skills
Ability to work under pressure and do multitasks
Excellent communication –verbal and writing skills
Good skills in reporting
Proficient in computer skills
Team player with good mentoring and coaching skills,
Highly effective networking and inter-personal skills,
Timely and effective delivery
Gain, develop and retain credibility about performance
Commitment to child protection and participation
Courtesy, honesty and integrity, effective and clear communication
Preferably bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Care and Development, Education, development studies, Education or related fields
Excellent reporting skills and competencies in computer literacy (M-Excel, MS-Word, & Power Point, internet )
Experience working with communities- parents and families and more importantly working with children
Experience with ECCD preferably in emergency preferred
French and English speaking skills required
– Knowledge in inclusive education as well as on human right based approach to development
– Demonstrate ability to assess best practices, document and disseminate lessons learned
Values: Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, facilitating change, developing teams, organizing, personal commitment to Plan’s child protection policy.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Frequent travels within the country and especially in village setting areas
Level of Contact with Children:
High level: Frequent interaction with children especially in communities and Child care centres/schools/youth corners or centres
Location: Nyaruguru/ Bugesera
Reports to: Project Manager with dotted Program unit/Area Manager
Closing Date: 21.05.2019
N.B:Only female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.