Project Coordinator at Empower Rwanda (ER): (Deadline 3 May 2022)

Project Coordinator at Empower Rwanda (ER): (Deadline 3 May 2022)

Project Coordinator at Empower Rwanda (ER): (Deadline 3 May 2022)


Job Title:     Project Coordinator

Reports to:   Country Director

Unit:               Programmes

Duty Station: Gatsibo District

Duration:       Eighteen (18) months

Empower Rwanda (ER) is a Women-led local Non-Governmental Organization whose vision is to have empowered women and youth with knowledge and skills to impact their lives and communities and a mission to empower the most vulnerable women and youth in Rwanda for their academic and socio-economic development through enhancing access to quality education and health; social and economic empowerment and advocacy interventions.

With the funding from MasterCard Foundation, Empower Rwanda would like to recruit One (1) Project Coordinator in the framework of “Dignified Work for Teen Mothers” Project implementionin Gatsibo district.

Overall Objective of “Dignified Work for Teen Mothers” Project is about addressing a challenge of increased numbers of out of school teen mothers due to increased teenage pregnancy in Rwanda and to enable access to dignified work for teen mothers, restoring their hopes by equipping them with Technical and Vocational Skills (TVET trades) for employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and conducting community-based advocacy interventions to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV).


The Project Coordinator will be in charge of overall management in close collaboration with the Donor’s Project Focal Person, Community Facilitators and the Country Director. She/he will ensure that the the project interventions are timely implemented , as per the Action Plan and Budget, timely and in compliance with donor’s funding agreement.


  • Works under the implementing organization (Empower Rwanda) to coordinate, facilitate and finalize project implementation processes
  • To lead the planning and monitoring process for both realization of planned activities and results as well as budget monitoring in consultation with the Head of Finance and Administration
  • Develops all project controls, including baseline, cost, time, change and risk frameworks
  • Oversees project execution with regard to schedule, budget, scope, quality and risk management
  • Maintains accountability for quality of project deliverables and resources
  • Manages vendor or subcontractor’s performance throughout the project cycle
  • Manages overall project communications, including project documentation,periodic eporting and performance
  • Manages project team efficiency and effectiveness, while coordinating and fostering teamwork
  • Facilitates project team meetings and status review meetings
  • Ensure good stakeholders’ relations while managing their views feedback about project perfomance.
  • Develop and monitor project plans, schedules, timesheets, budgets, and expenditures while respecting the deadlines
  • Ensure that the project objectives are aligned with  ER’s vision and mission  and accounts to ER’s Education Program indictators
  • Collaborate and participte in Gatsibo district’s JADF activities and ensure timely JADF reporting on behalf ER.
  • To fulfill other official responsibilities that may be required by the supervisor



Master’s Degree in Project Management, Education, Business Administration, Enterprenuership or other related Academic Discipline.


  • Five (5) years of experience in a related field
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of file management, transcription, and other administrative procedures
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and reporting skills
  • Excellent command of English and Kinyarwanda


Qualified and interested candidates should send their application together with the  motivation letter, academic and profession certificates, a copy of National  Ientity Card and a detailed CV naming at least three professional referees addressed to the Country Director. The subject should be Project Coordinator sent via the following email addresses: and copy to  
Deadline for submission is 3rd May 2021 at 5h00 pm. CAT.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Empower Rwanda values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality and promoting a gender dimension in all its work operations without discrimination.

Done at Kigali, on 26th April 2021

Olivia Promise KABATESI

Country Director

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