11 Positions at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

11 Positions at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

11 Positions at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Accountant at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is a civil society umbrella organization whose mandate is the advancement of Women, Peace, and Development in Rwanda. Pro-Femmes represent 53 member organizations.

PFTH is implementing a Project entitled: Empowering women in Informal Cross Border Trade (EWICBT). The project is funded by The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and it will operate in Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

  PFTH is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Accountant

1. ACCOUNTANT WILL UNDERTAKE THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC TASKS

  • Prepare and keep accounting records for the programs and projects of PFTH;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports of PFTH and partners;
  • Participate in the budget planning of programs and projects;
  • Post accounting records in PFTH accounting software on a daily basis;
  • Monitor budget execution;
  • In collaboration with DAF, Programs Manager, and project staff propose reallocations or redevelopment of the budget;
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for all accounts;
  • Prepare payments ;
  • Ensures sufficient availability of funds in the bank accounts and cash by liaising with the appropriate interlocutors ;
  • Analyze financial reports for programs and projects and make recommendations;
  • Ensures the management of the data file and the appropriate filing of the electronic and hard copies of the financial/ supporting documents and reports;
  • Preparation of payroll;
  • Preparation and remittance of all statutory deduction/ taxes to relevant authorities;
  • Perform any other tasks as shall be assigned by the supervisors at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE.

2. DESIRED COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANT

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/ Finance/ Auditing;
  • Partial professional qualification in ACCA, CPA is preferable for the prospective candidate;
  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • At least five (5) years progressive experience in accountancy preferably in a Local or International NGO of internationally recognized auditing firm with multiple fund management experience;
  • Experience of working with accounting software (QuickBooks and SAGE 100);
  • Experience in preparation of financial reports (Statement of financial position, income statement, cash flow and Statement of Changes in Equity);
  • Fluency in French, English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of Kiswahili is an added advantage

3. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND APPLICATION 

 Interested candidates should address their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, academic documents, and other certificates to the Chairperson of PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE and delivered in a single PDF document to PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE’s e-mail [email protected]   with a copy to [email protected]  not later than 14th September 2020 at 4:00 pmPFTH is an equal opportunity employer and Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE head office is located next to Gahanga Sector Offices, Kicukiro district, City of Kigali.

N.B:

  • The subject of the e-mail should be mentioned “Application for the position of   ACCOUNTANT”
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.

KIGALI, 3rd September 2020.

 KANAKUZE Jeanne d’Arc

Chairperson

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe

 

4 Positions of Legal Officers at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Pro-Femmes / Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is an Umbrella of Rwandan Civil Society Organizations aiming at the advancement of women’s status, peace, and development. It was established in October 1992, and currently represents 53 member organizations within the country.  The mission of Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe is to eradicate all forms of discrimination towards women, to promote their socio-economic-political and legal status, and to enhance the institutional and organizational capacities of its member organizations through the promotion of sustainable human development approach based on gender equality and a culture of peace, justice, and human rights.

To achieve her mission promoting the social-economic status of women in partnership with Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) and The Network University (TNU) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing the project on “Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT)”.

The project activities will be implemented in Rubavu and Rusizi borders with the aim to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved through improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is built on improving the legal and policy framework for cross border trade, providing access to legal aid services to women in cross border trade, strengthening their entrepreneurial and financial capacity, and increasing women in cross border trade’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

In line with the above background, PFTH is recruiting (4) four legal Officers. These will be field staff based at each border in the project coverage area (in Rusizi, Kamanyola, Rusizi I and II, and Petite Barrière in Rubavu).

1.    Job description 

The legal officers will meet with Women in Informal Cross Border Trade to gather information and take actions, advise them on the law and legal matters related to their case. Draft letters, contracts, or documents based on the client’s needs. S/ he will work closely with lawyers for cases that will require to be presented before courts.

2.    Key duties and responsibility

  • Receive Women in Informal Cross Border Trade and other legal aid service providers;
  • Manage Women in Informal Cross Border Trade’s files in an ethical and professional manner;
  • Give relevant legal advice and opinion on the case of Women in Informal Cross Border Trade received;
  • Perform due diligence on cases received and advice Management on any decisions to offer or not to offer legal aid;
  • Identify and prepare cases for legal representation and handle them to lawyers;
  • Accompany Women in Informal Cross Border Trade to any administrative institutions for legal advocacy purposes;
  • Collaborate with other legal aid providers, at the border, district and others;
  • Carry out mediation and reconciliation on cases that require and only if parties are willing;
  • Prepare reports on cases for management;
  • Organize legal aid mobile clinics in the community around borders and other project-related activities.

3.    Qualification 

  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Law;
  • A minimum of 3 years as a practicing law/ advocate or delivering similar services in NGO or Government institution;
  • Be passionate about legal aid services for the poor and vulnerable persons and access to justice in general;
  • Knowledge of Rwandan legal framework on gender, GBV, Women rights, SRHR, and matrimonial and child protection;
  • Skills and knowledge on Cross Border Trade laws, National trade policies and strategies, treaties and other frameworks within EAC and COMESSA countries;
  • Be familiar with civil society works in gender, women empowerments and GBV prevention;
  • Able to prepare legal opinions and briefs;
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision;
  • An excellent written and oral communication skill in English, French, and Kinyarwanda, Swahili is an added value.

4.    Expression of interest and application

Interested candidates should address their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, academic documents, and other certificates to the Chairperson of PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE and delivered in a single PDF document to PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE’s e-mail [email protected]   with a copy to [email protected]  not later than 14th September, 2020 at 4:00 pm. PFTH is an equal opportunity employer and Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE head office is located next to Gahanga Sector Offices, Kicukiro district, City of Kigali.

N.B:

 The subject of the e-mail should be mentioned “Application for the position

Of    Legal Officer”

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.

KIGALI, 3rd September 2020.

KANAKUZE Jeanne d’Arc

Chairperson

Pro- Femmes/ Twese Hamwe

 

5 Positions of Proximity Advisors at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

 Pro-Femmes /Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is an Umbrella of Rwandan Civil Society Organizations aiming at advancement of women status, peace, and development. It was established in October 1992, and currently represents 53 member organizations within the country.  The mission of Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe is to eradicate all forms of discrimination towards women, to promote their socio-economic-political, and legal status, and to enhance the institutional and organizational capacities of its member organizations through the promotion of a sustainable human development approach based on gender equality and a culture of peace, justice, and human rights.

To achieve her mission promoting the social-economic status of women in partnership with Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) and The Network University (TNU) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing the project on “Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT)”.

The project activities will be implemented in Rubavu and Rusizi borders with the aim to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved through improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is builton improving the legal and policy framework for WICBT, providing access to legal aid services to WICBT, strengthening their entrepreneurial and financial capacity, and increasing WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

It is in this regard that PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE is looking for 5 suitable candidates to fill positions of Proximity advisors who will be based in Rubavu and Rusizi borders.

The Proximity advisors will be in charge of coaching and mentoring in financial literacy and entrepreneurship to WICBT and conduct other field related activities.

1.    Key duties and responsibilities 

Under supervision of the project coordinator, the proximity advisors will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Work closely with local authorities and border officials to identify, engage and facilitate WICBT to form WICBT cooperatives;
  • Work with Financial and entrepreneurship specialist to assess the actual capacity needs of WICBT at an individual level and within their cooperatives to inform capacity-building support;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of WICBT project activities specifically related financial and entrepreneurship activities on the informal cross-border program at either the above-mentioned border posts to promote safe and sustainable cross-border trade business of WICBT between Rwanda and DRC;
  • Coordinate capacity building activities (either in cooperatives or individually) of women doing informal cross-border trade across the above-mentioned border posts;
  • Engage, coordinate and organize training of WICBT cooperatives in areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and cooperative management;
  • Engage and closely work with local Business development partners and financial institutions to bridge gaps in areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and cooperative management;
  • Collaborate with local financial institutions to raise sound awareness and understanding about financial literacy among WICBT, and the importance of working with FIs to promote WCBT;
  • Collaborate with national and local institutions (District, RCA, Immigration office and RRA) to educate and raise awareness about laws and regulations on cross-border trade WICBT;
  • Work shoulder-by-shoulder with WICBT (on your) border posts to promote the culture and their capabilities of financial management, savings as well as working with FIs in their business throughout the course of the project;
  • Organize peer-to-peer awareness training and other planned training for WICBT at the above-mentioned border posts;
  • Link and facilitate WICBT to access finance by providing proximity financial and entrepreneurial advisory services prior to and after access to finance;
  • Participate in the entrepreneurship and access to finance meetings and forums organized by different stakeholders and follow-up the implementation of the decision taken regarding access to finance and entrepreneurship development;
  • Continuous assess the growing capacity needs of the WICBT cooperatives and facilitate to design targeted interventions with Pro-Femmes;
  • Continuously conduct an inventory of existing financial products and grants meant for women and available from local financial institutions thereafter, encourage and facilitate WICBT to exploit these schemes;
  • Work with WICBT cooperatives, local authorities and local financial institutions to introduce saving schemes of WICBT cooperatives;
  • Plan, implement, monitor and report on the implementation of project activities to the headquarter;
  • Constantly up-date the database and provide timely data and list of WICBT cooperatives and their progress on the financial inclusion;
  • Perform other tasks as shall be advised by the supervisors at Pro-Femmes / Twese Hamwe.

2.    Desired competencies and qualifications for proximity advisors

  • At least hold a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance and accounting, and business management;
  • Experience of working with local financial institutions and business development institutions;
  • At least 2 years of progressive experience in financial management , specifically related to trade, business, and cooperatives;
  • Broad knowledge of gender equality, women empowerment, business plan, and development;
  • Strong experience and knowledge of civil society in Rwanda;
  • Fluent in English, French, and Kinyarwanda, knowledge of Swahili  is an added advantage;
  • Excellent communicator orally and in writing;
  • Innovative self-driven and team player;
  • Interpersonal skills with experience of working in multicultural contexts;
  • Computer literate.

3.    Expression of interest and application

Interested candidates should address their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, academic documents, and other certificates to the Chairperson of PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE and delivered in a single PDF document to PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE’s  e-mail [email protected]   with a copy to [email protected]  not later than 14th September 2020 at 4:00 pm. PFTH is an equal opportunity employer and Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE head office is located next to Gahanga Sector Offices, Kicukiro district, City of Kigali.

N.B:

  • The subject of the e-mail should be mentioned “Application for the position

of  PROXIMITY ADVISOR”

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.

KIGALI, 3rd September 2020.

KIGALI, September 3rd 2020

KANAKUZE Jeanne d’Arc

Chairperson

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe

 

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Specialist at at PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH): (Deadline 14 September 2020)

Pro-Femmes/ Twese Hamwe (PFTH) is an Umbrella of Rwandan Civil Society Organizations aiming at the advancement of women’s status, peace, and development. It was established in October 1992, and currently represents 53 member organizations within the country.  The mission of Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe is to eradicate all forms of discrimination towards women, to promote their socio-economic-political and legal status, and to enhance the institutional and organizational capacities of its member organizations through the promotion of sustainable human development approach based on gender equality and a culture of peace, justice, and human rights.

To achieve her mission of promoting the social-economic status of women in partnership with Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) and The Network University (TNU) with the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing the project on “Empowering Women in Informal Cross-Border Trade in The Great Lakes Region (EWICBT)”.

The project activities will be implemented in Rubavu and Rusizi in Rwanda then Goma and Bukavu in DRC borders with the aim to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in informal cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved through improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is builton improving the legal and policy framework for WICBT, providing access to legal aid services to WICBT, strengthening their entrepreneurial and financial capacity, and increasing WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

It is in this regard that PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE is looking for 1 suitable candidate to fill the positions of SRHR Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and gender specialist for EWICBT Project.

1.    Duties and responsibilities 

The main responsibility will be to respond to gender needs and sexual reproductive health and rights in Empowering Women in the Informal Cross Border Trade (EWICBT) project from Rwanda and DRC. She/ he will be in charge of building staff capacities on SRHR and GBV at the same time she/ he will be responsible for ensuring the SRHR and GBV prevention and response components are mainstreamed in project interventions. The SRHR and Gender specialist shall be responsible for working on gender equality, gender-based violence prevention, and response, and supports the partners including field teams/ offices in ensuring Gender Equality and SRHR mainstreaming cross-thematic mainstreaming of gender, coordinating and provide technical guidance in implementing of activities. She/ he will closely work with project staff based in DRC and SRHR technical advisor who will be based at PFTH. She/ he will be a gender focal person for Pro-Femmes / Twese Hamwe. The staff will have frequent travels to the field in Rwanda and DRC.

2. Key tasks 

i. Sexual reproductive health and rights: 

  • To ensure mainstreaming of SRHR in the project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
  • To contribute to the design, planning, and implementation of strategic actions from SRHR perspective;
  •  Strengthen the capacity of Project staff including proximity advisors, legal officers, and other related project staff and assist them to set goals and performance objectives against achievements of the EWICBT project;
  •  To increase WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Through raising awareness, equip WICBT with skills to take an informed decision on control of their body, engage their husband and link their families with SRHR service providers;
  • Contribute to the identification of critical factors, gaps, and actions necessary for effective integration of SRHR in project activities;
  • Setting up the goals, activities, outcomes/ outputs and indicators on SRHR;
  • Identify issues related to SRHR to be advocated for and propose possible solutions and advocacy strategies;
  • Ensure coordination with other actors in the field of SRHR in the region and identify possible synergies;
  • Link the interventions of the EWICBT project to the national and regional guidelines on SRHR.

ii. Gender and social inclusion mainstreaming: 

  • Provide assistance in advancing gender equality and female empowerment by ensuring full integration of gender issues in performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
  • Support the development of tools, systems, processes, and approaches that improve women’s economic empowerment;
  • Support partners to understand the role of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment;
  • Lead the design and implementation of the program’s gender and social inclusion strategy across the program’s objectives, including research and data collection in line with the national gender and social inclusion strategy, PFTH gender policy, and donor requirements;
  • Represent work being done in gender-transformation and women’s economic empowerment under EWICBT in relevant national and regional forums;
  • Develop the capacity of staff of partners, and stakeholders to understand the benefits of gender and social inclusion and implement actions that would ensure the inclusion of gender norms across EWICBT Project;
  • Update curriculum, training, and dissemination materials to thread stronger gender-sensitive messaging throughout;
  • Document and champion learning in gender and social inclusion across the project;
  • Work closely with other program staff to develop quality weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as per donors’ requirements;
  • She/ he will contribute to gender policy research and advocacy through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organizations and other strategic partners;
  • Promote the use of gender-disaggregated data, and develop gender-sensitive indicators.

3. Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Gender Studies, Public health, Social Work, Early Childhood Development, Psychology, Sociology, or other related fields;
  • Proven experience of 5 years,  progressively working on gender, SRHR, Women empowerment, and  Reproductive Health projects;
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with the ability to make a sound judgment;
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, French, and Kinyarwanda with the ability to write reports;
  • Experience in mentoring, training and facilitating workshops;
  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Rwanda including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges. Knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Rwanda and their engagement in social, political, and cultural norms;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

4. Expression of interest and application

Interested candidates should address their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, academic documents, and other certificates to the Chairperson of PRO-FEMMES/ TWESE HAMWE and delivered in a single PDF document to PRO-FEMMES/ TWESE HAMWE’s e-mail [email protected]   with a copy to [email protected]  not later than 14th September 2020 at 4:00 pm. PFTH is an equal opportunity employer and Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

PRO-FEMMES/ TWESE HAMWE head office is located next to the Gahanga Sector Offices, Kicukiro district, City of Kigali.

N.B:

  • The subject of the e-mail should be mentioned “Application for the position

of  Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights specialist 

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test.

KIGALI, 3rd September 2020.

KANAKUZE Jeanne d’Arc

Chairperson

Pro- Femmes/ Twese Hamwe

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