6 Position at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24, 26 April 2021)

6 Position at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24, 26 April 2021)


6 Position at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24, 26 April 2021)

Chief of Party, Rwanda at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 26 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description 

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description 

The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the project, including: managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-grantees to achieve results.

This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder (USAID), key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her/his primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.

The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements. The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

Required Qualifications  

  • Master’s degree in education, public administration, international development, or related field from an accredited university; Ph.D. or Ed.D. is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments.
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in education.
  • Relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program.
  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Senior Reading Advisor, Rwanda at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Reading Advisor for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description 

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description 

The Senior Reading Advisor will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party Technical Lead to provide technical leadership and oversight assuring high-quality reading and writing programming and related teacher professional development in Rwanda. S/he will work in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, USAID, other implementing partners, and key stakeholders to: provide technical oversight on education systems and policies to support high-quality decentralized reading programming across target states; provide technical leadership in collaborating with stakeholders to bring about improvement in pre-service and in-service professional development systems for teachers, coaches, and mentors; review and revise existing early grade reading materials; design context-appropriate, classroom-based reading assessments and related instructional materials; advise on improving reading assessment systems and data-informed decision-making at central and decentralized levels; support community reading campaigns and other outreach that strengthens the ecosystem of literacy support and initiatives.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Working with the Chief of Party and other team members as needed, participate in discussions with government stakeholders on policy and sustainable systems to improve student literacy outcomes;
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with governmental agencies, including national, provincial and municipal governments, donor and partner organizations and other NGOs to establish collaborative working processes, enhance quality and effectiveness of programming, and serve as a knowledgeable resource in the area of literacy programming;
  • Lead the team of technical staff and partners working on assuring responsiveness of reading education program to current needs including resilience, socio-emotional skills & inclusion;
  • Provide technical leadership to design and revise professional development in reading for teachers and government stakeholders, assuring adherence to research and best practices;
  • Provide capacity building in the teaching of reading as needed for staff and partners;
  • Collaborate with government agencies to improve national reading assessment systems and data use, as well as context-appropriate, classroom-based reading assessments;
  • Collaborate with complementary programs aimed at building community and parent engagement for reading;
  • Evaluate, through data and site visits, the effectiveness of literacy related activities and make recommendations for improvement to meet project goals, especially student learning outcomes;
  • Represent the organization on this component externally at professional meetings and conferences.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a master’s degree is required in one of the following fields: reading education, curriculum and instruction, elementary teacher education, or education with a reading focus;
  • Knowledge of research-based practices in reading and writing instruction required;
  • Working knowledge of linguistics, instructional design, bilingual education and/or language transition;
  • At least eight years of demonstrated technical expertise, preferably in Rwanda or a similar context;
  • At least five years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, preferably including direct supervision of professional and support staff, and quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables is required;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise with literacy assessment, teaching and learning materials, and scripted lessons required;
  • Experience and expertise in overseeing the design of teacher professional development for large-scale education programs required;
  • Ability to organize and conduct trainings and technical workshops related to literacy;
  • Experience and skills related to policymaking and/or parent and community engagement;
  • Experience teaching in primary schools strongly preferred;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of cultural and political challenges of implementing projects in developing countries required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and required; fluency in French and Kinyarwanda preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Deputy Chief Of Party Technical, Rwanda at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems ActivityLEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description:

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description

The Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead, works in close coordination with the Chief of Party and is responsible for managing the quality and timeliness of the project’s overall technical workstream.  S/he will supervise the technical team, liaise with technical partners, relevant national stakeholders, beneficiaries and the funder, as needed.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters;
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas and daily oversight of project activities;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to technical staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members;
  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to  ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices,  program framework, and regulations;
  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners;
  • Provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring strategic  program direction, managed growth, and compliance with organizational policies and  procedures and donor regulations;
  • Oversee project monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the relevant team lead;
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations;
  • Contribute to timely and accurate donor reporting;
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of technical staff and consultants;
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms;
  • Serve as the primary technical program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.
  • Ensure compliance with the US Government and Government of Rwanda rules, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, financial management, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field;
  • Minimum of 9 years of progressively responsible technical management experience in support of large-scale international development programs;
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Proven leadership in implementation of similar-sized international donor education-related technical assistance projects, preferably in Rwanda or the region;
  • Effective strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management skills;
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives;
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Job Description

The GESI Specialist will work closely with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead, as well as the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning to ensure that principles of gender equality and social inclusion are integrated into all aspects of project design and implementation. S/he will provide programmatic and technical support to the project team, government counterparts, and other stakeholders on effective integration of GESI considerations. S/he will work closely with project staff to ensure integration of GESI elements in the M&E plan. The GESI Specialist will also provide necessary guidance related to GESI mainstreaming within the project’s internal operations and processes, including in recruitment and HR policies.

 Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provide GESI technical guidance related to the project’s objectives to the CoP, DCoP, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, and other key technical staff.
  • Lead and/or collaborate with a headquarters-based Gender/GESI Specialist as well as the Research and Evaluation team to conduct a GESI analysis at the beginning of the project, leading to a project GESI strategy.
  • Support the COP and DCOP to oversee the integration of GESI activities into the project work plan and M&E plan and adjust activities to be responsive to GESI issues identified during the GESI analysis.
  • Provide technical guidance across the various components of the project to ensure GESI integration in project interventions and trainings.
  • Support the MEL Director to track and report against GESI-related indicators and disaggregating data appropriately to analyze results within each project component (intermediate result).
  • In collaboration with the MEL Director, conduct annual GESI assessments to measure progress and adjust and/or refine project activities.
  • In collaboration with a headquarters-based Gender/GESI Specialist (if needed), mentor and train project staff, partners, and stakeholders, including Ministry of Education and Human Development’s (MINEDH) officials, on GESI integration and mainstreaming issues, tools, policies, and practices as relate to project objectives.
  • Prepare and deliver training content on gender- and socially inclusive pedagogy and curricula as well as safe school methodologies to prevent and reduce school-related gender-based violence.
  • Support technical project staff to ensure that training materials and participant engagement are gender- and social inclusion-sensitive.
  • Provide technical support to education system stakeholders on the quality implementation of gender- and socially inclusive pedagogy and safe school methodologies.
  • Provide overarching GESI technical support to project stakeholders, including advising and supporting partners to integrate GESI considerations into activities.
  • Review and provide technical feedback on results and project reports required by funders to ensure quality and full compliance with donor GESI policies and progress toward achieving GESI integration in the project.
  • Develop tools, frameworks, and resources to enable better GESI integration in the project.
  • Identify successful practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, communication materials, and conferences.
  • Prepare communications materials that highlight the project’s GESI programming, successes, and lessons learned.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the relevant subject area(s), preferably in gender, social work, education, international development, or community development required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing, managing, and implementing activities to promote gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Experience in the field of education, and knowledge of health and hygiene needs and best practices for the target population and age-group preferred..
  • Strong understanding of issues related to gender equality in education, including gender- and socially inclusive pedagogy and safe learning environments, and disability inclusion required.
  • Experience ensuring GESI integration in project design, implementation and M&E required.
  • Experience developing and delivering GESI-themed content in training and education materials as well as GESI-focused assessments, training, and organizational capacity-building preferred.
  • Ability to navigate politically sensitive subjects and maintain constructive relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and transmit her/his vision to partners and colleagues.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, and collaborate with others.
  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in French strongly preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description

The MEL Director is responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported. He/she collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. He/she collaborates with the program team to design operations research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products. He/she shares MEL data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project
  • Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of the MEL plan and project evaluation activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
  • Works closely with the technical team leads to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities
  • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
  • Focuses on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
  • Supports the project’s Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) framework
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions
  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in evaluation, demography, social science, economics, or other relevant discipline
  • At least 9 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required; experience in early grade reading research or assessment preferred
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners
  • Proficiency with relevant software (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)
  • Proven supervisory experience
  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Deputy Chief of Party Operations/Finance, Rwanda at FHI 360 – Rwanda Country Office: (Deadline 24 April 2021)

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Operations and Finance for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Rwanda entitled the Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN. This position will be based in Rwanda – in Kigali or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description 

The anticipated Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity: LEARN will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity will include a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.

Position Description

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), Operations and Finance is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in staff, operational, and financial management. In close coordination with the CoP, the DCoP will oversee administrative, operational, finance, and HR teams and be responsible for effective utilization of resources including staff with a diverse range of capabilities.  Additionally, S/he will provide operational oversight on financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, contracts and grants, asset management, ICT, general administration, and will lead efforts to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations as well as timely and effective delivery of program activities.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with COP to lead financial and contractual aspects of the project;
  • Responsible for implementing and enhancing internal organizational and financial processes;
  • Ensure compliance with US Government and Government of Rwanda rules, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, financial management, etc.;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of field activities, including oversight of budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance;
  • Ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to program staff and managers who are charged to implement activities within the assigned area of expertise;
  • Collaborate with FHI 360’s country team, Regional Office and headquarter-based staff to  ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices,  program framework, and regulations;
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting;
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of operational/financial local staff and consultants; and
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs;
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor technical assistance projects;
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming;
  • Effective strategic planning and project management skills;
  • CPA, ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or other similar, relevant professional qualification is required;
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives;
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems;
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in the education sector in Rwanda or the region strongly preferred;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in French preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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