Job at LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : NUTRITION SENSITIVE DIRECT SUPPORT COORDINATOR ( Deadline: 23 August 2018 )
• Ensure that the NSDS scheme is implemented in accordance with the Financing and Project Agreement between the Government and World Bank.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with international development partners and local stakeholders, serving as the key technical point of contact on issues related to the implementation of the NSDS in particular.
• Participate in relevant inter
– ministerial and SP Sector policy dialogue and coordination mechanisms, including supporting policy dialogue on the future of the NSDS and other nutrition
– sensitive social protection interventions;
• Ensure that high quality operational guidelines are developed for the NSDS and are regularly reviewed and revised in response to lessons learnt from internal and external assessments.
• Oversee the development of the annual procurement plans for the NSDS and ensure these plans are fully embedded within LODA’s procurement plans;
• Line management of assigned SPIU staff, ensuring implementation of appropriate performance management systems in line with LODA policies and guidelines
• Oversee the preparation of annual planning and budgeting/budget revision guidelines for the NSDS ensuring that all activities are planned and budgeted for in line with project agreements
• Lead the development of annual, quarterly and monthly work plans for the NSDS, ensuring their integration with wider SPIU and Divisional work plans
• Lead the planning and implementation of capacity building for local governments on NSDS programmatic and administrative compliance issues;
• Ensure the establishment and implementation of a robust M&E framework for the NSDS, ensuring timely and high reporting for results and resources; that lessons are learned in the early stages of implementation and that these feed in to continual improvements in NSDS design and implementation.
• Work with LODA MEIS specialists and relevant sub
– contractors to ensure that the LODA MEIS (and other relevant systems) supports critical business processes and reporting requirements associated with the NSDS.
• Work with NECDP, RBC and local governments to ensure that a high quality Behavioural Change Communications (BCC) campaign is implemented to support the achievement of NSDS objectives.
• Facilitate formal reviews and evaluations of the NSDS, including providing technical oversight of any specialist M&E contractors
• Ensure that a multi
– institutional MoU is established between LODA, RBC and NECPD and lead LODA’s engagement with the relevant institutions on a day
– day basis.
• Support the preparation of terms of reference for outsourced activities;
• Participate in procurement and recruitment processes as required;
• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Protection, Social Work, Sociology, Agro
– Economics, Rural Development, Project Management, Development Studies, Public administration, with at least 7 years’ work experience in social protection programme design and implementation;
OR Masters degree in the same fields with at least 5 years working experience in social protection programmme. Experience in program/project management is added advantage.
• Excellent knowledge of social protection technical issues and of international best practice in cash transfer programs.
• Knowledge of the international evidence base on infant and young child nutrition desirable.
• Detailed understanding of lessons learned to date with cash transfer programming in Rwanda and ability to devise technically appropriate solutions to address challenges.
• Proven ability to carry out effective project planning, budgeting and monitoring.
• Experience in implementation of development partner
– funded programmes. Knowledge of World Bank IPF administrative requirements is an added advantage.
• Proven ability to develop and sustain highly effective relationships with development partners and other stakeholders.
• Proven ability to coach and build capacity of staff. Experience of developing and delivering training to Government officers.
• Ability to deliver results with minimal direct supervision or support and to juggle effectively multiple responsibilities.
• Sound knowledge of Rwanda’s decentralized governance and public financial management framework Rwanda;
• Excellent team management, team working and communication skills
• Strong planning, budgeting and financial management skills
• IT literate, excellent skills in Excel and Word
• Strongly results oriented and able to manage a complex and multi
– faceted workload
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is essential. Strong written English is required for reporting purposes.