Job at ARTCF : Field Officer (Deadline: 2 May 2017)

Job at ARTCF :  Field Officer  (Deadline: 2 May 2017)

Job at ARTCF :  Field Officer  (Deadline: 2 May 2017)

Contract: 7 months

ARTCF in partnership with CARE International Rwanda is implementing a GEWEP (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project). The Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Project, a four years project funded by NORAD through CARE Norway to be implemented in Nyaruguru, Nyamagabe, Huye, Gisagara, Nyanza, Ruhango, Kamonyi and Muhanga Districts of the Southern Province.   The GEWEP main goal is to empower vulnerable women to meet their socio-economic security and exercise their rights. The Project major component is a combination of VSLG activities, linkage to financial institution, strengthening entrepreneurship, linking women to private sector and functional literacy.

It is in this regard that ARTCF is looking for suitable candidate to fill the position for Field Officer for the period of seven (7) months

Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, the field officer will undertake the following specific tasks;

  • Participate in the training team that prepares, facilitates/delivers and conducts training for VSLG members
  • Provide on-going welfare and support to Village Agents and ensure documentation and sharing of information obtained in the field
  • Work with the CARE International Staff to plan and organize events, activities and sessions relating to employment creation, entrepreneurship and skills training
  • Work with the local community leaders and other community stakeholders to identify and address issues affecting Village Agents on placement
  • Monitor the safety, security and welfare of Village Agents at all times, and report and share updates from Village Agent monitoring visits with the CARE Staff on a regular basis
  • Collect and collate/compile monthly, quarterly or any reports and data required information relating to the project and submit this to the Field Coordinator in time
  • Build and maintain positive working relations with local development
  • Represent organization in local level community forums, meetings and events as appropriate from time to time
  • Attend project development, planning, review and any meetings that are scheduled with staff from time to time
  • Prepare work plans/work schedules for all your planned activities and ensure these are submitted to the Field Coordinator for approval as per agreed general work plan
  • Visit Village Agents on placement at regular intervals to provide adequate support, and submit reports and updates on your observations
  • Collect and compile M&E data, & compile and submit monthly reports to the Field Coordinator



  • Maintain records of all sessions, events, minutes of meetings held and ensure these are shared with the Field Coordinator
  • Participate in the review of data collected from the field and in any planned assessments and reviews for the project
  • Ensure training and reference materials (modules) for sessions are available at all times
  • Lead in managing and resolving day to day challenges or issues affecting targeted people

DESIRED COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Rural development, management.
  • Experience in mobilizing communities, community leaders to participate in programme
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with data collection tools and techniques
  • Experience of budgeting and handling finances to deliver project activities
  • Experience working with vulnerable people
  • Preparedness to live and work in a rural setting,
  • Strong problem solving skills appropriate for vulnerable people
  • Understanding of voluntary Saving and Loan based approach
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • Computer literacy; (word, excel, power point, web and outlook)
  • Ability to motivate and support vulnerable people
  •  An ability to plan/schedule work activities independently, with minimum supervision
  •  Should have a driving license category A
  • Having residence in any of these locations will be an advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application enclosed with a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Academic documents and other certificates. The application should be addressed to the Chairperson of ARTCF and delivered to ARTCF offices from Friday, April 28 up to Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm. ARTCF head office is located at Kigali City, Remera-Kisimenti, KG 218 St 18.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written and interview.








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