2 JOB POSITIONS AT Caritas Gikongoro : FIELD OFFICERS : ( Deadline : 15 July 2019 )
B.P 77 GIKONGORO
TEL/FAX: (250)785 650 568
E-Mail: [email protected]
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR TWO FIELD OFFICERS
Background of the Organisation
Caritas Gikongoro is the branch of Gikongoro Catholic Diocese and has been created in 1992. It is one of the humanitarian institutions that work for the ultimate wellbeing of all people regardless of religion, colour, ethnic, tribute or something else rather than the image of God that everyone embeds. Caritas Gikongoro is and has been working geographically in the coverage of former Gikongoro province. Nowadays it covers Nyamagabe District, a big part of Nyaruguru District and the small parts of Huye, Nyanza and Karongi districts.
Caritas Gikongoro has three main departments such as Socio-charitable Department, Development Department, and the Health Department. It has been working for the successful and improved life in terms of the social, economic and ultimately spiritual dimension of life. As incorporated in Roman Catholic beliefs, the human being is not only made of the body but also the church recognizes and attaches capital importance on the dimension of spirit.
All those departments implement different projects sponsored by main donors like Trocaire, Secours Catholique /Caritas France, Catholic Relief Service (CRS), Missio Austria, Caritas Italiana, Italian Episcopal Conference, etc.
The Vision of Caritas Gikongoro is to promote human dignity and evangelical values such as love, solidarity, transparency, honesty, justice, truth and charity.
While its Mission is to assist needy people (Poor, vulnerable and oppressed) by increasing revenues, health improvement, an accomplishment of social charitable needs (Oeuvres Socio-Caritatives) and promoting the culture of peace.
BACKGROUND AND SCOPE
2.1. Field Officer for the Citizen Participation project under EU Grants
Caritas Gikongoro has secured funding by Trocaire and European Union (EU) for the implementation of the project titled “Enhancing the capacity and participation of small scale farmers and civil society organisations in decision making and governance processes related to sustainable agriculture and food security in Rwanda”, focusing on the formulation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of policies, programmes and budgets related to the agriculture sector. The project will be implemented over three years from 1st August 2018 in 3 districts (Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Nyagatare). Caritas Gikongoro will implement the project in Nyaruguru District.
Field officer will work closely with Trócaire’s programme staff working on the project and will keep working relationships with other organisations implementing the same project (CCOAIB and IPFG) in other districts to deliver on anticipated results.
3. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
3.1. Citizen Participation Project
At least a Graduate degree in agriculture, development, project management, political sciences, social sciences or any other related field;
At least 3 years’ experience in policy analysis, policy monitoring, enhancing citizen participation in decision making, and/or policy development projects in Rwanda;
Understanding of Technology for development in particular use of ICTs in social accountability/citizen participation;
Knowledge and understanding of agricultural policies and programmes in Rwanda;
Experience of managing institutional donor-funded programs with proof of in-depth knowledge of EC grant management guidelines;
Experience of working in partnership organizations;
Experience of working together with Civil Society Organisations, Local NGO’s and/or farmer cooperatives;
Driving license category A.
Both needed field Officers will lead on the implementation of the projects activities and budget execution. They will report directly to the Development Department Coordinator and interact closely with the rest of the organization;
The application must be done to one post only. Applications to both posts are not allowed and will not be considered.
4. APPLICATION PROCESS
When applying for this position, please include the following:
A cover letter must be addressed to Father Director of Caritas Gikongoro and presenting how you fulfill the personal specifications for the post(s);
An up -to -date CV, citing the relevant experiences;
The copies of Degree, Certificate of Driving Licence (category A), certificates of work experiences in the Agriculture sector;
Names of three referees, including that of your most recent Line Manager.
Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] or delivered hardcopies to Caritas Gikongoro Office located in Nyamagabe District, Gasaka Sector (Nyamagabe city). Only qualified candidates as outlined above will be considered.
Closing date for applications: 15th July 2019 at 4 pm.
Done at Gikongoro, on 2nd July 2019
Father Joseph NAYIGIZIKI
Director of Caritas Gikongoro