Project Officer at Umuhuza: (Deadline 22 June 2022)

Project Officer at Umuhuza: (Deadline 22 June 2022)

Project Officer at Umuhuza: (Deadline 22 June 2022)

UMUHUZA ORGANISATION

B.P.2030/KIGALI

Tel: 280539555

Email:info@muhuza.org.rw

www.umuhuza.org.rw 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Project Officer

ABOUT UMUHUZA

Umuhuza is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2005 and recognized by Rwanda Governance board in official gazette no 50 bis with legal personality no 104/2014. Umuhuza aims to foster a culture of peace through education, focusing on parents of young children to promote improved childhood development and create peaceful and law-abiding citizens.

BACKGROUND OF THE POSITION

As part of human capital development program, Umuhuza organization has an extended expertise in Early Childhood Development. It is in that context in partnership with Save the children with LEGO Foundation support will be implementing a one year project” Championing Play” in Kirehe District.

The program will focus on the uptake of play by parents/caregiver of children aged between 0 and 3. Parent will be trained on to  integrate play in developmental activities they conduct with their children.

MAIN FUNCTION

The project officer will be responsible of the Championing Play project

POSITION DETAILS

  • Job title: Project Officer
  • Project: Championing Play project
  • Job Location: ( Kirehe)
  • Directly reports to:  Human Capital Development Coordinator
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Duration: one year

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 The championing play project officer will in charge of:

  • Organizing key stakeholders (district gender and family promotion officer, sector social affairs officer, parents) on the Championing play project;
  • Supervising and supervise trainings on the championing curriculum as per project implementation plan.
  • Supervising community family volunteers in all community activities
  • Preparing and submit monthly and quarterly work plans and reports in accordance with the agreed schedules;
  • highlighting early to the line manager any potential constraints to implementation of the project including any new actor engaging playing program in Kirehe District;
  • Representing UMUHUZA in stakeholders’ forums and build network with partners, agencies and stakeholders working in the area;
  • Regularly gathering programme data and statistics from Community Family Volunteers’ event and monthly reports;
  • Conducting field supervision and document activity progress, success, learning and any constraints found at field;
  • Providing ongoing advice, support and coaching to Community Family Volunteers in the implementation of the project in Kirehe District;
  • Setting up accountability and complaints handling mechanisms, under the guidance of the UMUHUZA regulations;
  • Monitoring the progress of the project against agreed project targets and indicators;
  • Advising on the improvement in the project approaches and implementation design.

In addition, any other task reasonably assigned by the supervisor shall be carried out for the success functioning of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The championing play project officer should hold:

  • A master’s in Education/ECD, Development studies, social work Or Bachelor degree with Three (3) year’s working experience Education/ECD, Development studies, social work.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Access and Power point), internet and project management software;
  • An experience of working with local partners and District Local Government.

. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTITUDES

  The championing play project officer will be skilled in:

  • Communication, report writing and facilitation,
  • Speak and write English and Kinyarwanda fluently
  • Good computer skills: Excel, Word and Power point
  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
  • Capacity to maintain excellent working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrate diplomacy, self-confidence, leadership and patience
  • Familiar with play-based approaches in learning is a great asset
  • Excellent time management and personal organization;

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

The responsibilities of this position will require its holder to have regular contact with or access to children and young people. The position requires high level responsibility for establishing risk management systems and protective methods in relation to children and young people. According to Umuhuza Child safeguarding policy.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Interested candidates should send a motivational letter, a curriculum vitae with 3 references, a copy of degrees, and other relevant certificates to info@umuhuza.org.rw

Deadline: The application deadline is June 22nd, 2022, late applications will not be considered and only selected candidates will be contacted for the next steps.

   Prepared By:                                                                               Approved By:

   Simon MUDAHEMUKA                                                            Mathilde KAYITESI

   Finance & Admin Manager                                                        Executive Director

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