Job at LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Social Protection Coordinator ( Deadline :23 August 2018 )

Job at LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Social Protection Coordinator ( Deadline :23 August 2018   )

Job at LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Social Protection Coordinator ( Deadline :23 August 2018 )


Job Description

• Manage the SSPP, ensuring effective delivery against the Project and Financing Agreements, including by leading the formulation and periodic review and update of the SSP Project Implementation Plan as needed.
• Lead and line manage assigned Social Protection SPIU staffs, ensuring implementation of appropriate performance management systems in line with LODA policies and guidelines.
• Ensure that the SPIU team has the capacities to deliver against its mandate: identify training and capacity building needs of the team and ensure these are met, including by the direct provision of coaching as well as the organization of relevant training.
• Support LODA in the design and implementation of capacity building in social protection for wider LODA staff, and staff of other ministries and local governments, including on programmatic and administrative compliance issues
• Ensure the provision by the SPIU team of technical inputs to the regular refinement of VUP strategies and implementation guidelines, with a view to ensuring that LODA SP programs continues to reflect international best practice, suitably adapted for the Rwandan context.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with development partners and other stakeholders, serving as the key technical point of contact on issues related to the implementation of the World Bank IPF in particular.
• Lead the development of annual, quarterly and monthly work plans for the SSPP and other development financing projects (where relevant).
• Oversee the establishment and implementation of a robust M&E framework for the SSPP and other development partner
– funded projects, ensuring timely and high quality reporting for results and resources;
• Support the implementation of recommendations from internal and external assessments of the SP in relation to programme management and fiduciary processes (including procurement);
• Regularly review SSPP performance and ensure that risks are identified and mitigation is effectively and promptly applied;
• Ensure timely, high quality reporting in line with LODA’s agreements with its development partners.
• Oversee the preparation of annual planning and budgeting/budget revision guidelines for SSPP
– funded activities to be implemented by MINALOC, LODA, and the Districts and ensure that all activities funded through the SSPP and other development partners are planned, budgeted for and executed in line with project agreements.
• Ensure SP SPIU activities are fully coordinated with the Social Protection Division. Participate in relevant inter
– ministerial and SP Sector coordination mechanisms as needed;
• Oversee environmental and social safeguarding procedures for the VUP as per approved safeguarding frameworks, ensuring compliance with national regulations and relevant development partner requirements (particularly those associated with the SSPP);
• Oversee the development and implementation of the annual procurement plans for the SSPP and ensure these plans are fully embedded within LODA and MINALOC’s procurement plans.

Job Profile

• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Protection, Social Work, Sociology, Agro
– Economics, Rural Development, Project Management, Development Studies, Public administration, with at least 10 years’ work experience in managing projects/programs OR Master’s degree in one of the same fields with at least 7 years work experience in project/program management. Professional qualifications or training in project management is an added advantage.
• Track record of managing large, complex programs/projects financed by development partners. Experience/knowledge of World Bank IPF administrative requirements is an added advantage.
• Track record of effectively leading and managing large teams
– excellent team management, leadership and communication skills.
• Proven ability to develop and sustain highly effective relationships with development partners and other stakeholders.
• Strong planning, budgeting and financial management skills including at least a basic understanding of public financial management is desirable.
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is essential, including very strong report writing skills in English, knowledge of French in an added advantage.
• Proven ability to engage with complex policy and strategic issues is essential.
• Sound knowledge of Rwanda’s decentralized governance framework.
• IT literate, excellent skills in Excel and Word.
• Strongly results oriented and able to manage a complex and multi
– faceted workload with minimal supervision.



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