Job at LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Social Protection Specialist/Livelihoods ( Deadline :02 October 2018 )
• Coordinate review of the current models and delivery arrangements for livelihoods enhancement interventions and contribute to redesign and continual improvements as needed.
• To provide technical support in the implementation of livelihoods programming, ensuring that programs are implemented effectively and according to plan.
• Support the design of new programs/projects/strategies/policies that promote livelihoods of extremely poor households; and pprovide technical support in the preparation and delivery of new lending programs in social protection, in relation to livelihoods elements.
• As a team member of SP SPIU, provide overall professional operational and analytical support to the livelihood division and other divisions as deemed necessary.
• Manage and provide technical support on analytical work such as research/studies, process evaluations, and impact evaluations, cost/value for money analysis. Summarise and use findings to underpin evidence
– based program design.
• Contribute to capacity
– building activities of LODA, in relation to livelihoods programming, and provide technical inputs in the elaboration of capacity building manuals, plans and guidelines.
• Work in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders across GoR and partner agencies.
• Develop and sustain effective relationships, in order to promote effective joined
– up livelihoods support to extremely poor households.
• In addition, support the MIS Unit in module development and refinements
• Support the WB World Bank officials responsible for social protection specifically on the IPF
• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social work, Public Policy, Nutrition, Public Health, Development Studies with at least 7 years of experience working in rural livelihoods, poverty reduction /Social Protection programmers or community development programs, or Master’s Degree in the same fields with at least 5 years of working experience in the same sectors.
• Experience and demonstrated knowledge in the concepts, approaches and practices in rural livelihoods, taking into consideration rights
– based approaches and programming. Knowledge of international evidence and best practice in rural livelihoods programming, including, but not limited to, an excellent understanding of the global evidence base on graduation programs.
• Ability to translate theoretical knowledge into practical applications in the context of Social Protection.
• Excellent understanding of the dynamics of the livelihoods of poor households in rural Rwanda (likely gained through research or fieldwork)
• Ability to juggle effectively multiple, often overlapping responsibilities and to provide timely, quality inputs, advice and process facilitation to tasks mostly managed by others, all with a minimum supervision and a high degree of initiative. Ability to operate independently with minimal direct supervision and support.
• Capacity to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders within government and outside government with a strong client orientation. Ability to advise, influence and promote consensus among different stakeholders
• General knowledge of operational policies, processes, procedures and systems used in different aspects of the project cycle, as well as evidence of experience in monitoring projects. Willingness and capacity to learn development partners procedures, processes and guidelines quickly.
• Understanding of Rwanda’s decentralized governance framework Rwanda;
• Excellent team working and communication skills
• IT literate, excellent skills in Excel and Word
• Strongly results oriented and able to manage a complex and multi
– faceted workload
• Very strong oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda are essential knowledge of French is an added advantage