Job at Oxfam Rwanda: Technical Advisor, Claiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Rwanda (Deadline: 12 December 2017)
Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. We are a confederation of 17 Oxfam affiliates working in over 90 countries, all working as one Oxfam on goals that support our shared vision. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives.
Oxfam was established in Rwanda in the 1960s. Its reputation and expertise in Rwanda puts it in a strong position to take forward a strategy that contributes to its overall vision – a just Rwanda without poverty – and to stage interventions in line with its mission – to ensure that poor men, women and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development.
Oxfam’s Country Strategy (OCS) launched in 2015 for implementation until 2020, identifies four key pillar programmes to attain the set objectives: Humanitarian response and preparedness, Sustainable Livelihood, Participatory Governance and Gender Justice.
We are currently recruiting for experienced Rwandan national for the position of:
- Technical Advisor, Claiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Rwanda
Location : Based in Kigali – with travels countrywide
Salary : Competitive
Duration : One year renewable
Availability : Immediately
Level : National C2
Oxfam in Rwanda secured this year a 4.5-year long funding from the Scottish Government to support the implement the project titled ‘Claiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Rwanda’. The project aims that women from targeted districts of Rwanda enjoy equal rights and live free from discrimination and violence. The project’s impact on reducing incidence of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and improving access to of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) will contribute to achievement of Global Development Goals. It supports national development priorities in Rwanda and builds on existing strengths and significant progress made by the Government of Rwanda in service provision, policy and law to eradicate SGBV and promote SRHR.
One of the main component of the project includes providing support to Isange One Stop Centers (IOSC) in three districts of project location (Rubavu, Nyabihu, Huye, Kamonyi, Muhanga and Ruhango).
Purpose of the position
Oxfamis seeking for a Technical Advisor to support the implementation of the IOSCs’ strategies for effective delivery of high quality services to SGBV victims.
- Leading efforts, in conjunction with project technical teams in Oxfam, Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) and Rwanda Interfaith Council for Health (RICH), to provide guidance and technical support to field programs (both on-site and remote assistance) that will result in development and implementation of high-quality SGBV program’s that make a measurable impact.
- Support and build the capacity of IOSCs’ health workers so they can continue to provide compassionate, appropriate care to victims of SGBV and assist to evaluate the efficiency interventions addressing SGBV and gender inequities using the best available evidence.
- Improve program monitoring and evaluation by collaborating with MIGEPROF, Ministry of Health (MOH), Rwanda National Police (RNP) and district hospitals to identify and address gaps in data collection; develop tools and systems to ensure that program monitoring and reporting captures data necessary to assess negative impacts of gender inequality on service delivery.
- Provide tools to support integration of Oxfam’s global approach to SGBV, focused on local partnerships and community engagement, into all programs, as well as monitor international best practices in SGBV, represent Oxfam at relevant fora, and serve as a thought leader within and outside of Oxfam on innovative community-based approaches aimed at increasing protection and economic empowerment of SGBV victims, and primary prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
- Monitor the Scottish Funded project’s outcome related to supporting IOSCs through regular field trips, report reviews, monitoring and evaluation activities, managing discussions with IOSCs management team, ensure smooth relationship with local authorities and other key stakeholders, and use of project management tools to ensure that activities adhere to best practices and guidelines.
- In collaboration with project implementing partners and Oxfam, draft global and/or multi-country concept notes and proposals.
- Synthesize and document project’s experiences with SGBV and IOSCs operations to feed into Oxfam’s management reports, as well as donors reports.
- Update and inform relevant audiences about levels of results/achievements and knowledge products, while also identifying innovative ways to communicate and disseminate newly created tools and resources to staff, implementing partners and other relevant project stakeholders.
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
- Master’s degree in relevant field i.e. Gender development studies, International Development, Social Work, Public Health.
- Minimum five years of experience in delivering similar health, women’s rights, SRHR, gender equality, women empowerment, including working in contexts of addressing VAWG and SGBV issues.
- Demonstrated strong analytical and writing skills and expertise in providing compassionate care to SGBV victims in community settings.
- Ability to start and grow engagement with government institutions, especially MIGEPROF, MOH, RNP and district hospitals.
- Ability to contribute to the development of programme policy and quality policy brief papers to enhance the impact of SRHR services and women’s rights work.
- Demonstrate experience with project management (the entire project cycle from concept to closure/exit) and capacity to monitor implementation of project activities.
- Demonstrate experiencein campaigning, advocacy and influencing work, ideally with experience in women’s rights issues, including ending SGBV and VAWG.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
- Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.
- English, French and Kinyarwanda proficiency strongly preferred.
- Ability to travel extensively in rural areas required.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including recent curriculum vitae (CV) with contact details (phone and email address) of your most recent line manager as part of your referees
and motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for this vacancy is 12thDecember 2017
N.B: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.