Job at NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN : Senior Programme Manager (under contract) (Deadline: 21 November 2018)
Ensure the successful implementation of TMM Programme by managing day to day activities of the programme, as well as supervising dedicated programme staff;
• Oversee all aspects of the programme in accordance with the Strategy for National Child Care Reform;
• Support the development of NCC institutional capacity building strategy and focused institutional capacity building technical assistance plans;
• Coordinate the revision and enforcement of the National Standards for Children’s homes;
• Review and evaluate the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme in collaboration with programme stakeholders;
• Prepare relevant programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc;
• Organize coordination meetings with programme key partners including Government, non
– government and Districts structures and provide regular feedback on the implementation of the programme;
• Support the social workforce team in engaging with parents/guardians on child care issues in order to educate the community in appropriate ways of managing their children’s development and so prevent instances of child neglect and abandonment;
• Establish and supervise programme work plans and monitor progress and compliance;
• Monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly used and monitored;
• Report weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to NCC Executive Secretary, MIGEPROF and UNICEF;
• Ensure that TMM programme is supported by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of lessons learned and best practices;
• Adopt rights
– based programmes approach in the formulation of short term and long term programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks;
• Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of the TMM programmes;
• Provide added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results
– based management approach to programme planning and design;
• Prepare and submit viable recommendations on programme implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children to ensure achievement of stated objectives;
• Foster a multi
– disciplinary approach, developing and maintaining where needed strategic and operational partnership with health, education, local government, Police and civil society to ensure that multi
– sectoral work maximizes the impact of frontline service delivery;
• Collaborate daily with UNICEF Child protection Section, Districts, Children’s homes managers and other relevant programme stakeholders to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavors and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability;
• Plan, develop and implement programme activities by collaborating with the programme stakeholders and provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation and advocacy leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions for the TMM programme.
• University degree in Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Works), Project Management. Advanced/ Master’s degree in the above mentioned fields will be an added advantage.
• 5 years of relevant professional work experience in child protection; experience in child care and child policy is an asset. Experience in project/programme management in the areas of social affairs and development in general;
• At least 2 years of experience in a managerial capacity/senior supervisory role, as well as practical experience of coordinating work with several organizations;
• Background/experience in child care and government Institutions pertaining to child protection in Rwanda is required;
• Sound understanding and past working experience of community principles practices;
• Experience in working with Local Government, (I)NGOs and Development Partners is required.
Skills and Abilities:
• In depth knowledge of child care, protection and welfare system in Rwanda and de
– institutionalization processes in particular;
• Excellent writing skills, presentation skills, strong strategic and analytical skills, computer skills, negotiations skills, interactive and interpersonal communication skills;
• Ability to work with Government Officials at national and district levels as well as with international and national development partners.
Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda. Fluency in French is an added advantage.