4 JOB POSITIONS AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) : ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

4 JOB POSITIONS AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) :  ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

 

 JOB POSITIONS AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) : ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

 

 

JOB AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) : Monitoring Officer : ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

 

Vacancy Announcement
Introduction

The organization Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) was established to contribute to the psychosocial well-being of people affected by the Genocide against the Tutsi and to strengthen interpersonal reconciliation and social cohesion at the grass-roots level.
The community-based sociotherapy approach uses the group as a therapeutic medium in the establishment of trust, the creation of an open environment for discussion and the formation of peer-support structures. The sociotherapy groups facilitate community members to identify, acknowledge, share, and manage together their everyday psychosocial problems related to the recent history of political violence and its aftermath.

The terms of reference of the stated positions are detailed below:

Community-Based Sociotherapy
UMOJA House, 1st floor
Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sociotherapy.org
Phone: +250 (0)788416724

Monitoring Officer in Gihembe Refugee Camp

Starting date: 11th February 2019

Location: Gihembe Refugee Camp: Gicumbi District

The sociotherapy approach has been implemented in Rwanda since 2005. During the first phase of implementation, a scientific quantitative study was conducted to measure the effectiveness of the approach in improving psychosocial well-being, social functioning and social capital of participants in the group sessions. This research provided evidence of the positive impact that sociotherapy had in these areas. In addition to this study, numerous qualitative researches were conducted to assess its impact. Building on these evidences, the sociotherapy approach was extended to four provinces of Rwanda (North, East, South and West) and Muhanga prison in 2013. However, in the particular context of the refugee camps, there has been limited research done on the effectiveness of sociotherapy.

To address this research gap, the organization Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) in partnership with Liverpool University in UK, the University of Rwanda (UR) and Makerere University in Uganda, is currently initiating the research project: Community Based SocioTherapy Adapted to Refugees (COSTAR). The project will design a “Randomized Control Trial” to study the effectiveness of the sociotherapy approach in improving psychosocial wellbeing of Congolese refugees hosted in Gihembe-Rwanda and Nakivale-Uganda refugee camps. CBS Rwanda will be in charge of implementing sociotherapy approach in Gihembe camp and the Ugandan NGO Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) will lead the implementation of the sociotherapy approach in Nakivale in close cooperation with CBS Rwanda. CBS Rwanda will be responsible for the training of sociotherapists (group facilitators) and the quality of the project implementation in both camps. To support the Project Coordinator in monitoring the project implementation in Gihembe refugee camp, CBS Rwanda is looking for a competent and reliable person for a period of 25 months starting from the 11th of February 2019.

The Monitoring Officer in the camp is a full-time position. S/he will be based in Gicumbi District and may go to different areas in the country when there is a need in the interest of the project. The staff will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator.

Basic responsibilities

Propose a local strategy for the project implementation, according to the specific context and oversee its implementation once validated;
Be responsible for the recruitment of the candidate sociotherapists in the camp;
Coordinate the recruitment of sociotherapy participants;
Organize the first sociotherapy group sessions in conjunction with the Project Coordinator;
Monitor sociotherapy group sessions on a weekly basis;
Monitor the personal and professional stability of the sociotherapists and ensure that an adequate working environment is maintained and they have access to psychological support systems;
Keep track of all the sociotherapy groups that take place in the camp;
Follow the financial and administrative guidelines which were developed by the Finance Manager and the Accountant to accurately manage the financial recourses in reference to financial policies of CBS;
Be the direct contact person and representative of CBS Rwanda at the camp level;
Keep the Project Coordinator, the Program Manager and the Executive Director of CBS Rwanda informed at all times on the progress and challenges of the operational strategies;
Work closely with the researchers and facilitate them in their research activities;
Ensure that key operational information circulates properly within CBS;
Be an active participant in the camp meetings and other relevant local gatherings;
Ensure that the sociotherapy sessions are taking place in line with the sociotherapy method and the manual of operations;
Ensure that regular sociotherapy reports are qualitatively and quantitatively provided as required by CBS Rwanda policies;
Review the reports of sociotherapists and give observations aiming at the improvement of the quality of implementation;
Develop a list used to pay facilitation fees of sociotherapists, based on weekly reports developed by them;
Initiate and support sociotherapy groups’ initiatives to maintain the participants’ social and economic cohesion and welfare;
Advise sociotherapists in psychosocial problem management through sociotherapy sessions;
Doing any other task requested by line managers for the success of the project.
Profile candidate

Essential skills and qualifications

Bachelor degree in a relevant field (e.g. Social Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Public Health, Anthropology, or Conflict/Peace Studies etc.);
At least 3-year experience in the field of project implementation, preferably in the field of psychosocial interventions;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in psychosocial support interventions;
Demonstrated experience in community mobilization and attitude for field work at grassroots level;
Previous experience in a representative position and with networking with local authorities;
Commitment to the goals and principles of the community-based sociotherapy program and an ability to ensure the mandate underpins our support to participants in the program;
Strong skills in organization and coordination are essential, including the management of finances;
Mastering Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
An honest, reliable and very accurate person, who is able to work under pressure;
Very strong motivation and social skills and excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing;
Ability to listen, flexible and a strong problem solver;
Fluent Kinyarwanda and English, both verbal and written.

 



 

Desirable skills and qualifications

 

Having a Master’s Degree in a relevant domain is considered an asset;
Experience in supervising complex and challenging interventions in fragile communities;
Experience with coordinating a team at the grass-roots level;
Having basic knowledge of Randomized Control Trial and/or Participatory Action Research method;
Experience with working in refugee settings;
Swahili and French language skills.
Terms of employment:

This is a full-time position for 25 months. The monitoring officer is based in Gicumbi District (in the camp), but the position will involve a regular visit to CBS Head Office and other areas. Confirmation of the employment will be after three months of a probation period that can be extended once up to six months according to the labor law in Rwanda. After successful completion of the probation period, the Monitoring Officer will receive a one year contract with the possibility of extension. The Monitoring Officer is expected to start on the 11th February 2019.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your motivation letter, CV, and three references addressed to the Executive Director of CBS Rwanda to: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] not later than the 31st January 2019. The email should indicate the title “Monitoring Officer in Gihembe Refugee Camp”. The date of interview will be communicated to pre-selected candidates. Soft-copies of academic documents will be requested to the short-listed candidates. For more information about this position, you can consult the following website: www.sociotherapy.org.

Done at Kigali on 10th January 2019

The management of Community Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda)




 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) : District Managers : ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

 

Vacancy Announcement

Introduction

The organization Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) was established to contribute to the psychosocial well-being of people affected by the Genocide against the Tutsi and to strengthen interpersonal reconciliation and social cohesion at the grass-roots level. The community-based sociotherapy approach uses the group as a therapeutic medium in the establishment of trust, the creation of an open environment for discussion and the formation of peer-support structures. The sociotherapy groups facilitate community members to identify, acknowledge, share, and manage together their everyday psychosocial problems related to the recent history of political violence and its aftermath.

The terms of reference of the stated positions are detailed below:

Community-Based Sociotherapy
UMOJA House, 1st floor
Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sociotherapy.org
Phone: +250 (0)788416724

2 Full-Time District Managers
Starting date: 11th February 2019
Locations: Western Province/ Karongi
Kigali city/ Gasabo

CBS Rwanda is currently looking for two qualified, dynamic and highly motivated candidates of high moral character and professional integrity to join the team as District Managers. The District Manager will be part of the Field Teams of CBS in respective areas (one District Manager in Western Province and one District Manager in Gasabo District). S/he will be responsible for the monitoring of project activities in the respective district(s) where s/he is affected.

The District Manager is a full-time position, receiving an annually renewable contract that will start on the 11th February 2019. S/he will be based in the district where s/he is affected and may go to different areas in the country when there is a need.

Basic responsibilities

Propose a local strategy for the project implementation, according to the specific context and oversee its implementation once validated;
Be responsible for the recruitment of community members to become sociotherapists;
Coordinate the recruitment of the participants;
Organize the first sociotherapy group sessions in conjunction with the other field staff;
Monitor sociotherapy group sessions on a weekly basis;
Monitor the personal and professional stability of the local sociotherapists and ensure that an adequate working environment is maintained and the psychological support systems for sociotherapists are in place;
Keep track of all the sociotherapy groups that take place in the district;
Follow the financial and administrative guidelines which were developed by the Finance
Manager and Field Accountant to accurately manage the financial recourses that form the reimbursement of the sociotherapists;
Be the direct contact person and representative of CBS Rwanda at a district level, both for local authorities and other institutions;
Keep the Field Coordinator informed at all times on the progress and challenges of the operational strategies;
Work closely with the researchers to monitor and evaluate the impact of the program;
Ensure that key operational information circulates properly within the Field Team and the overall organization;
Be an active participant in district meetings and other relevant local gatherings;
Ensure that the sociotherapy sessions are taking place in line with sociotherapy method and the manual of operations;
Ensure that regular sociotherapy reports are qualitatively and quantitatively provided as required by CBS Rwanda policies;
Review the reports of sociotherapists and give observations aiming at the improvement of the quality of implementation;
Develop a list used to pay facilitation fees of sociotherapists, based on weekly reports developed by them;
Initiate and support sociotherapy groups’ initiatives to maintain the participants’ social and economic cohesion and welfare;
Advise sociotherapists in psychosocial problem management through sociotherapy sessions;
Doing any other task requested by line managers for the success of the project.
Profile candidate

 

Essential skills and qualifications

 

 

Bachelor degree in a relevant field (e.g. Social Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Public Health, Anthropology, or Conflict/Peace Studies etc.);
At least 3-years experience in the field of project implementation, preferably in the field of psychosocial interventions;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in reconciliation and psychosocial support interventions;
Demonstrated experience in community mobilization and attitude for field work at grass-roots level
Previous experience in a representative position and with networking with local (governmental) authorities;
Commitment to the goals and principles of the community-based sociotherapy program and an ability to ensure the mandate underpins our support to participants in the program;
Strong skills in organization and coordination are essential, including the management of finances;
Mastering Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
An honest, reliable and very accurate person, who is able to work under pressure;
Very strong motivational and social skills and excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing;
Ability to listen, to be diplomatic, flexible and a strong problem solver;
Fluent Kinyarwanda and English, both verbal and written;
In possession of a driver’s license for motorcycles (Class A).

 



Desirable skills and qualifications

 

Experience in supervising complex and challenging interventions in fragile communities;
Experience with coordinating a team at the grass-roots level;
Large network in the district and aware of local issues;
French language skills.
Terms of employment:
This is a full-time position for a period of 33 months. The District Managers are based in their respective field-offices in the province, but the position involves regular field-visits. Confirmation of the employment will be after three months of probation period that can be extended once up to six months according to the labor law in Rwanda. After the probation period the District Manager will receive a one year contract with the possibility for extension.

The District Manager is expected to start on the 11th February 2019.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your motivation letter addressed to the Executive Director of CBS Rwanda, detailed CV and three references to [email protected] and [email protected] not later than the 31st of January 2019. The title of the email should be “Application District Manager + preferred working area (Western Province or Gasabo)”. The date of interview will be communicated to the pre-selected candidates. Copies of academic documents will be requested to the candidates who will be invited for the oral and written test.




 

 JOB AT Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) : Communications Specialist : ( Deadline : 31 January 2019 )

 

Vacancy Announcement
Introduction

The organization Community-Based Sociotherapy Rwanda (CBS Rwanda) was established to contribute to the psychosocial well-being of people affected by the Genocide against the Tutsi and to strengthen interpersonal reconciliation and social cohesion at the grass-roots level.
The community-based sociotherapy approach uses the group as a therapeutic medium in the establishment of trust, the creation of an open environment for discussion and the formation of peer-support structures. The sociotherapy groups facilitate community members to identify, acknowledge, share, and manage together their everyday psychosocial problems related to the
recent history of political violence and its aftermath.

The terms of reference of the stated positions are detailed below:

Community-Based Sociotherapy
UMOJA House, 1st floor
Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sociotherapy.org
Phone: +250 (0)788416724

Full-Time Communications Specialist

Starting date: 11th February 2019

Location: Kigali city

At the moment CBS Rwanda is looking for a Communications Specialist as part of the Senior Management Team based at CBS Rwanda’s Head Office in Kigali. As Communications Specialist you are a creative and excellent writer and a content manager that will support CBS Rwanda in the development of marketing materials and internal and external communications. Your role is to source, create, write and provide communication content that engages and educates a variety of audiences about the impact of CBS Rwanda’s activities.

This individual will report directly to the Executive Director and will provide high quality and effective external communication content to support fundraising and branding. You will also meet internal communication objectives and contribute to the Annual Report and donor reporting.

It will be a full-time position for a period of 22 months starting by 11th February 2019. S/he will be based in Kigali and may travel to different areas in the country when there is a need.

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of the Communications Specialist will include but are not limited to:

Develop and implement an internal and external communications strategy for CBS Rwanda to streamline and increase communication and outreach materials and outputs.
Develop communications products including, but not limited to, videos, success stories, social media posts, brochures, infographics, interviews, and press releases.
Clarify goals for the new website and, develop a blue print for the architecture of the website and be actively involved in the design of the website.
Write narrative content for communications products, such as newsletter articles, memo’s, success stories, and fact sheets.
Coordinate translation of communication material as-needed.
Travel to the field to document and gather information on project activities will be required.
Establish communications standards and protocols for photos, videos, and interviews.
Develop online fundraising strategies and be in charge of its implementation;
Coordinate the communications-related planning and coordinating events, activities, and workshops with relevant stakeholders.
Organize events during which the organization can meet with the public to increase project awareness or knowledge of their services or recent developments; Propose and manage advertising on behalf of the organization.
Proactively identify media opportunities and establish media contacts and relations.
Coordinate the communication of horizontal and vertical messages to/from senior leadership.
Coordinate closely with the field team and CBS Rwanda’s partner organizations on communications needs and outputs.
Profile candidate

 




 

Essential skills and qualifications

 

A Master degree in Communications, Journalism or related fields; or
A Bachelor degree in Communications, Journalism or related field in combination with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in communications.
Experience writing content for various platforms, including websites, press releases, newsletters, magazine, marketing or story-telling writing.
Experience in web design and content production and experience in copywriting and editing.
Proven ability to write compelling copy suitable for donors and the ability to tailor content to different audiences and touch the hearts of donors through the written word. Experience in creating impactful presentations.
High level of proficiency and extensive knowledge of MS Office, video and photo editing software and graphic design software.
Experience with the development of an external and internal communication strategy and a strategy for online fundraising.
Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with journalistic experience, is desirable.
Commitment to the goals and principles of the community-based sociotherapy.
High level of interpersonal skills and ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion.
Ability to assess and manage multiple competing priorities and work well under pressure.
Excellent time management and a strong problem solver.
Ability to work independently to manage a diverse range of task, while at the same time work collaboratively and communicatively as part of a team.
Strong attention to detail and extraordinary organizational skills.
Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English, both verbal and written. The knowledge of French will be an added value.
Desirable skills and qualifications

Previous experience with working with a non-profit organization.
Experience in project management.
Terms of Employment

This is a full-time position for a duration of 22 months, with the possibility of extension. The Communications Specialist is based at the Head Office in Kigali. Confirmation of the employment will be after six months of probation. The Communications Specialist is expected to start by the 11th of February 2019.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your motivation letter addressed to the Executive Director of CBS Rwanda, detailed CV and three references to [email protected] and [email protected] not later than the 31st of January 2019. The title of the email should include: “Communications Specialist”. The date of interview will be communicated to the preselected candidates. Copies of academic documents will be requested to the candidates who will be invited for the oral and written test.

 



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