JOB AT Catholic Relief Service (CRS) : Senior Project Officer/Curriculum Development Specialist : ( Deadline : 16 July 2019 )
Job Title: Senior Project Officer/Curriculum Development Specialist
Reports To: Early Stimulation and Learning ECD Specialist
The Improving Early Childhood Development in Rwanda (IECD-R) programs responds to the challenge of limited access to integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in Rwanda and focuses on the conception to three-year-olds (0 – 3) age group. It seeks to build the knowledge and skills of parents and caregivers, enabling better stimulation, learning, protection, nutrition, and health and as a result better physical, social, cognitive and emotional development for approximately 730,000 children. You will provide technical expertise in the area of Curriculum Development in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practice to advance the delivery of high-quality training to program staff and beneficiaries. Working closely with technical experts your skills and knowledge will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ content will be delivered.
Research and analyze curriculum development and content delivery to support CP teams in achieving technical excellence in delivering ECD content throughout Rwanda.
Support the development of program/project documents and tools, including technical manuals or guidance, training materials, job tools, and quality improvement and assessment guidelines.
Collect and disseminate Curriculum-development related information and resources to CRS staff and partners and assist with organization, design, and coordination of training workshops to support capacity building efforts.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Master’s in Education, Adult Education, Early Childhood Development, or a related field
Minimum of two to three years of relevant work experience with an international NGO, with at least one year of curriculum development/design and training delivery.
Additional experience may substitute for some education.
General knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Adult education.
Knowledge of program design requirements and regulations of major donors.
Knowledge of latest technological tools that have the potential to be applied in curriculum development.
Strong English writing skills.
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks.
Good relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
Strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking capacity and skills
Good writing skills
Strong data collection and research skills and the ability to interpret and analyze data
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language Full working proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda required.
Travel Required A minimum of 25% of field-based travel is required for this position.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Programme Director; Early Learning and Stimulation ECD Specialist; Health, Nutrition and Hygiene ECD Specialist; Child Protection and Inclusion ECD Specialist; Regional and HQ based technical advisors.
External: Government of Rwanda, NECDP, UNICEF, NGOs, and other stakeholders
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Accountability and stewardship
Continuous improvement and innovation
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
How to apply
Electronic applications-Only a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at [email protected] not later than Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 5:00 pm. Please, include “MEAL Manager/IECD” and your name in the subject line. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Kigali July 9, 2019