Job at Save the Children: SCOPE Communications Consultant (Deadline: 26 April 2017)
Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 164 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National/ International to fill the following position:
Position: SCOPE Communications Consultant
Place of Work:
Staff directly reporting to this post:
SCOPE Project Chief of Party
Tentative start date: ASAP
The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Save the Children is seeking a Communications Consultant for a USAID-funded SCOPE project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model that supports improved learning and literacy for children in grades 1-3.
The Communications Consultant will work closely with SCOPE communications team to support Rwanda Reads to prepare for the International Literacy Day celebration, revamp the Rwanda Reads website and social media platforms with updated content as well as producing Rwanda Reads quarterly report. The Communications Consultant will also build the capacity of SCOPE program staff by training them on report writing.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Strengthen Rwanda Reads platform
- Support Rwanda Reads to prepare for the International Literacy Day celebration; activity includes convening planning meetings, organizing learning events and improving coordination and publicity for the Literacy Day;
- Support the revamping of the Rwanda Reads website with updated content;
- Produce Rwanda Reads quarterly report and share with Mureke Dusome CoP and Technical Advisor;
- Revamp the Rwanda Reads social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).
Build the capacity of program staff
- Undertake on-the-job training of the SCOPE technical team on report writing; activity includes using the process of producing SCOPE’s reports as the basis for training the SCOPE technical team in writing high quality reports and producing good case studies/human interest stories.
External Networking & Representation:
- Collaborate and build on other development partners’ initiatives and best practices related to the advancement of the culture of reading
- Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
- Do children risk assessment before conducting any activity
- Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
- Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
- Promote positive discipline messages in schools and communities.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
- Coordinate with the Communications Specialist to ensure compliance with USAID’s marking and branding guidelines and all REB/MINEDUC policies on all materials developed
- Perform other duties, as assigned by Chief of Party and Technical Advisor
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
- Displays consistent excellent judgement
- Acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- University degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Communications, media studies or closely related fields
- Experience in Coordinating and organizing high level events
- Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
- Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
- Strong communication (written and spoken) in English
- Good attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to prioritise workloads and manage time effectively
- Ability to work effectively on own initiative
- Conversant with using Drupal as a website content management system
- Experience in graphic design
- Good computer skills
- At least 5 years of relevant experience
Additional job responsibilities
- The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
- This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 26th April 2017.
Please mention SCOPE Communications Consultant as subject of your mail.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.