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2 JOB POSITIONS AT International Alert : ( DEADLINE : 22 January 2019 )



2 JOB POSITIONS AT International Alert : ( DEADLINE : 22 January 2019 )

 

JOB AT International Alert : Project Officer : ( DEADLINE : 22 January 2019 )

 

Company: International Alert
Location: Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
State: Kigali Jobs in Rwanda
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Rwanda

 

International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions. We believe in a world where people resolve their differences without violence and can build a more peaceful future for their families and communities.

Job Title Project Officer
Reports to Country Director
Management Responsibility Partners
Job location Nyamasheke and Rusizi District, with extensive travel within Rwanda
Contract Duration 1 Year contract with possibility of renewal
Grade 4 of international Alert salary scale

 

International Alert

International Alert is a 30-year old independent peacebuilding organization. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace, and we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organizations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.
We work in Africa, several parts of Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, and Latin America. Our policy work focuses on five “pathways to peace”– the economy, climate change, gender, the role of international institutions, the impact of development aid, and the effect of good and bad governance.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more over 200 staff working both in our London head office and in the regions where we work

To learn more about how and where we work, visit www.international-alert.org.

Alert’s Great Lakes programme currently includes projects in Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern DRC. We work on a range of peacebuilding issues, including women in peacebuilding, supporting young people to be more involved in peacebuilding and governance processes, reconciliation and social cohesion, natural resources management, and the economy. It supports and collaborates with local initiatives, and advocates for policy change. The programme is managed from London and implemented by staff based in London and the region, in close collaboration with local organizations.

The Rwanda programme has been running since 1995 with the aim of contributing to peace and equitable development.

 

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to support the promotion of Cross border trade of women and youth in Rusizi and Nyamasheke District. It centers on strengthening cross border trade as a vehicle for greater understanding within border communities and your role will be to empower women and youth under CORE Project by strengthening the environment for successful management of women and youth Cooperative and business groups, facilitate women and youth entrepreneurs in cooperatives and village saving groups to access financial services and able to develop relevant materials and presentations of project objectives
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensure effective project implementation
· Lead on day-to-day implementation of the the project’s activities;

· Facilitate timely, accountable project planning, and implementation:

· Ensure proper coordination with the project’s partners, in line with planned activities and agreed outcomes

· Ensure narrative and financial reporting to Alert and to the project lead implementer;

· Develop and implement work plans

· Guide site selection of beneficiaries by using Alert’s Partners assessment form

· Ensure synergies with other ongoing relevant project activities

2. Undertake capacity building and mentoring of communities.

· Work with local women and youth, to create off-farm entrepreneurs and market-oriented business among of them.

· Strengthen the Environment for Successful management of women and youth Cooperative and Business Groups.

· Lead the collection and documentation of impact and success stories of a a project.

3. Ensure quality, timely reporting, assessment, and baselines;

· Conduct regular field visits to the project site and update the Country Director with the progress of project activities in the field.

· Contribute in supervision and assessments of beneficiaries.

4. Networking and outreach

· Build and strengthen relationships with a district of project implementation; around the development

· Represent Alert’s values and ideas at relevant conferences, seminars and other meetings, including at a high level;

Travel requirements

The job is based in Rusizi /and Nyamasheke with extensive travel to Kigali and other destinations as required.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Talents
At Alert, we have introduced Talent Management to our business model as we believe talented people are crucial to the success of our work. We believe all individuals are talented and that success comes in matching the right talents to the right roles.
For this role, the skills, qualifications, and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for analytical thinking and persuasive communication, balanced with a constructive and collegial personal working style that can advance Alert’s goals of coalition-building and promoting peaceful outcomes in Rwanda. This is what we will be looking for above all else

 




 

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

Bachelor’s degree in agri-business, economics, development and business studies.
Having 4 years of relevant work experience in projects implementation
Strong background in peace-building work
Business-oriented mindset
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Highly computer literate especially in using Word and Excel
Must be familiar with economic development models e.g. Business Facilitation, Value chain development, and off-farm business.
Working experience in community development
Committed to International Alert organizational values and goals.
Articulate and persuasive in argument
Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda required.
A respectful approach to human interactions
Excellent communication skills
Team Player
Able to work with minimum supervision
Candidate must possess a Driving Permit (Category A)’’_ for motorcycles

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form at [email protected] both of which can be found under Alert’s website http://www.international-alert.org/jobs under the section of Download. Closing date: 22nd January 2019, Note:
The CV’s are not accepted
Only shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted

 

 



 

 

JOB AT International Alert : Project Assistant Synergy for Social Cohesion Project (SSCP) : ( DEADLINE : 22 January 2019 )

 

Company: International Alert
Location: Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
State: Kigali Jobs in Rwanda
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Rwanda

International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions. We believe in a world where people resolve their differences without violence and can build a more peaceful future for their families and communities.

Job Description

This role is only open to Rwandan nationals

Job Title Project Assistant
Synergy for Social Cohesion Project (SSCP)

Reports to Project Manager
Responsibility To provide technical assistance and administrative support to the project teams in multiple project activities and office logistics
Job location Kigali, with travel within six districts of Project implementation (Rubavu, Musanze, Gasabo, Ruhango, Nyanza and Nyagatare Districts) and other parts of Rwanda as need raise
Grade 5 of International Alert’s salary scale
Contract Duration 3 months

International Alert
International Alert is a 30-year old independent peacebuilding organization. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace, and we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organizations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.
We work in Africa, several parts of Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, and Latin America and have recently started work in the UK, Somalia and Kenya. Our policy work focuses on several key themes that influence prospects for peace – the economy, climate change, and gender, the role of international institutions, the impact of development aid, and the effect of good and bad governance.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 200 staff based in London and 15 field offices. To learn more about how and where we work, visit www.international-alert.org

Alert’s Great Lakes programme (GLP) works in, the DRC, Rwanda, and Kenya. The GLP works on a range of peacebuilding issues, including women in peacebuilding, reconciliation, natural resources management, and the economy. It supports and collaborates with local initiatives, and advocates for policy change. The programme is managed from London and implemented by staff based in London and the region, in close collaboration with local organizations.

Job Purpose
The purpose of this position is to assist the Project Manager for the second phase of the Synergy for Social Cohesion Project (SSCP). The project aims to develop evidence required for the NURC’s development of partner implementation guidelines, contributing to the longer-term resolution of the key persisting reconciliation process challenges. This will be measured by three interrelated indicators including the percentage of the targeted population in the project target areas who perceive improved deep-rooted mutual trust and understanding, a number of joint mechanisms (livelihoods or economic initiatives) and their contribution on strengthening trust building and developed guidelines for policy implementation.
Together, these indicators will demonstrate the impact of a combined approach of dialogue, psychosocial support and livelihood support to effectively address the key persisting reconciliation challenges. The position will work across project to ensure that project activities are planned, organized, that activities agreed with partner organizations are implemented and reported as planned. This will involve working closely with the project team and local partners in a coordination role, providing constructive feedback and handling project logistics and finance related duties with aim to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project. Critical to this post is an ability to build effective external and internal relationships, using collaborative approaches. The successful candidate will also have knowledge and experience of project planning and monitoring including responsibility for preparation of project activities, budgets preparation and advance justifications and partners relations. He or she will be the assistant focal point at International Alert for the SSCP project and as such will be responsible for liaising with the local partner organizations under the guidance of project manager. He/she will report the project manager of the SSCP.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

This post focuses on three key elements:
Technical assistance and administrative support to the project
Office administration and logistical support
Contributing to Alert’s organizational processes and strategies
Technical assistance and administrative support to the project

Provide administrative and logistical support for the project
Participate actively in the planning of project activities
Handle preparations of project activities, logistics, and schedules
Processes financial documents including a budget for activities, advance requests, expense reports, etc
Provide assistance and support in monitoring the achievement of project activities
Provide assistance and support in communicating and disseminating project information to project stakeholders
Provide assistance and support in applying project management disciplines in the project
Review data and information gathered and maintain data management and filing for project
Receive correspondence, email, data, and information and organize, consolidate them for reference
Maintain follow-up system for actions and deadlines
Prepare tracking documents and tools for deliverables, meetings, and update them regularly
Follow up with the project stakeholders for progress of tasks, submission of reports and collect recent data and obtain other information material
Contribute to donor project report
Organize project meetings and prepare the necessary materials, including reports, presentations, agendas and other meeting collateral
Transcribe, and accurately record key decisions and action items resulting from meetings
To contribute to the overall success of the project team as necessary or by performing other duties as may be required
Office administration and logistical support

Maintain a clean and enjoyable working environment
Manage clerical or other administrative duties
Assist in travel arrangements for International Alert staff.
Participate and implement the policies and procedures approved by the International Alert to ensure successful operation of the organization.
Assist in Stock Management & Control and produce monthly report.
Responsible for answers Visitors inquiries/communications where required
Provide support with filing and administration of Financial Documents
Ensure administrative support to International Alert Rwanda’s visitors
Be an active member of the Alert team in Rwanda and support and assist colleagues;
Other duties as requested/assigned by supervisors
Contributing to Alert’s organizational processes and strategies

Ensure proper implementation of all relevant Alert finance, admin, security and HR policies, in close coordination with the Rwanda finance/ admin staff;
Participate in organization-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects;
Work with Alert’s team and partners to develop new project and programme ideas, including the development of funding proposals for a variety of donors;
Play an active role in contributing to Alert Rwanda’s country strategy reviews and development of new projects.
Travel requirements
The job is based in Kigali, with extensive travel within six districts of Project implementation (Rubavu, Musanze, Gasabo, Ruhango, Nyanza and Nyagatare Districts) and other parts of Rwanda as need raise

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Talents
At Alert, we have introduced Talent Management to our business model as we believe talented people are crucial to the success of our work. We believe all individuals are talented and that success comes in matching the right talents to the right roles.
For this role, the skills, qualifications, and experience listed below are important, but we believe that to be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to be very astute and intuitive in your interactions, and have a talent for activity planning and handling related logistics with strong communication skills. You also need to be well organized and with good attention for detail, ability to operate efficiently and at approved professional standards. This is what we will be looking for above all else.

 

Skills, qualifications, and experience:

 

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Peace Building and development, clinical psychology, Social Works and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development/Business Studies, and Economics.
2-year experience in related programmes in local or an International NGO setting.
Proven experience in peacebuilding, social cohesion, and livelihoods
Detailed in activity planning and preparation
Good understanding of peace and conflict dynamics and their relationship to development or growth issues in Rwanda
Proven ability to build strong working relationships
A skilled facilitator, with experience of managing people ‘s diversity
Team player and able to work independently and deliver results
Innovative, creative, problem-solving attitude
Computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Good communication and reporting skills; both verbal and written
Committed to organizational goals of International Alert

 




DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience in project planning and implementation
Experience in peacebuilding-related programmes and familiarity with livelihood or economic approaches to reconciliation.
Innovative, creative, problem-solving attitude
Experience in facilitating community dialogues
How to Apply
To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form at [email protected] both of which can be found under Alert’s website http://www.international-alert.org/jobs under the section of Download. Closing date: 22nd January 2019, Note:
The CV’s are not accepted
Only shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted

 









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