Job at NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN: Community and Family-based Support Specialist (under contract) (Deadline: 21 November 2018 )
– Work closely with districts level structures and TMM Stakeholders to ensure that alternative care, services and other supports are available for children and their families;
– Support in the establishment of prevention mechanisms for child abandonment, child institutionalization and child protection at community level;
– Provide technical support to the Social workforce team and community based child and family protection volunteers to monitor psychosocial and other types of support provided at the community level;
– Coordinate field related activities, trainings, and other workshops for the team;
– Coordinate TMM Programme partners for the effective provision of consistent tailored reintegration packages and/or support services for children and families;
– Facilitate the process of transformation of residential child care institutions into community based alternative facilities;
– Ensure strong linkages between children/families and existing social protection schemes and mechanisms;
– Participate in information exchange with development partners, stakeholders and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material;
– Contribute to building and maintaining multi
– disciplinary working relationships, strategic and operational partnership with health, social protection and education sectors, local government, Police and Civil Society to ensure that multi
– organization work to maximizes the impact of frontline service delivery.
– Contribute to maintaining a strong collaboration with UNICEF Child protection, Districts Children’s homes managers and other relevant programme stakeholders to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavors and coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability;
– Plan, develop and implement programme activities by collaborating with the program stakeholders and provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation and advocacy leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions of the TMM Programme;
– Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual Programme Coordination meetings;
– Carry out any other assignment attributed by his/her supervisor.
University degree in Social Sciences (Social work, Education, Psychology & Sociology). Advanced/ Master’s degree in the same fields will be an added advantage.
2. Work Experience
– 5 years of relevant professional experience in child protection; experience in child care and community development is an asset. Experience in project/ programme in the areas of social affairs and development at decentralized is a distinct advantage;
– 2 years of experience in a coordination role;
– Background/experience in child care and child protection in Rwanda is a requirement;
– Experience in working with Local Government, NGOs and Development Partners is required.
3. Language Proficiency
Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is required. Fluency in French is highly valuable.
4. Skills and Competencies
• Good oral and writing skills, presentation skills, negotiations skills, interactive and interpersonal communication skills,
• A flexible approach to work with a willingness to achieve results and strengthen capacities in case of technical capacity shortfalls.
• Working with Government Officials at national and district levels as well as in partnership with USAID and UNICEF supported program (Management, planning, capacity building, advocacy and M&E).
• Drive for results and willingness to learn.