Job at CARE International (CI) : Team Leader (Deadline: 15 February 2019)
Terms of Reference
CARE International UK
CARE International (CI) is one the world’s leading aid agencies. In the last financial year we worked in
95 countries around the world, supporting 890 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid
projects, to reach more than 65 million people, of which more than 10 million people were reached
by our humanitarian programmes.
CI is committed to fighting poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places and to saving
lives in disasters and conflicts. In this we stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve
lasting change for a better future.
CIUK is seeking experienced consultants for a Team Leader position for the 5 years DIFD funded
Investing in Adolescent girls in Rwanda (IAG-R). Mobilisation is expected to start in October 2019.
Scope of the Programme
The IAG-R programme will work to enable adolescent girls to have the capabilities for a safe, healthy,
educated and empowered transition to adulthood. The programme also aims to support the
Government of Rwanda strengthen the policy framework (including implementing the NST and the
National Gender Policy (2010)) and its systems to operationalise and implement its focus on
investing in youth.
The programme has three components:
– A consortium of implementing partners to deliver out-of-school life skills lessons to 200,000
11 year-old adolescent girls and boys;
– A technical assistance (TA) facility that will provide expertise and guidance to the
implementing partners, as well as providing technical assistance to Government of Rwanda’s
Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF); and
– A programme monitoring, evaluation and learning approach, complementing the work of a
centrally-managed programme (GAGE) about what works for adolescents and ensuring that
learning runs throughout into the programme and contributing to building the evidence
Scope of the Team Leader role
The Team Leader’s primary responsibilities include providing overall programme leadership and
management as well as consortium management to ensure performance and adherence to donor
regulations, ensuring synergies and an integrated vision among diffe
• Work with programme staff and technical advisors to identify the technical support needs of the
programme and ensure this support is provided.
• Work collaboratively, anticipate and overcome challenges or potential challenges faced by the
consortium in the implementation of this programme.
• Represent IAG-R programme in the senior program advisory committee (PAC)
Synergy, Communication and Coordination
• Foster and maintain effective and professional relationships with and between all programme
• Lead knowledge development and sharing
• Organise and facilitate relevant committees and meetings between key stakeholders and regular
inter-agency coordination meetings in accordance with the governance structure agreed by the
• Coordinate joint procurement, consultant recruitment, and monitoring and evaluation activities.
Human Resources Management
• Lead and manage a Programme Management Unit to ensure high levels of motivation,
commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
• Participate in staff and consultant recruitment, in collaboration with Human Resources and
The Team Leader will report to CARE UK and CARE Rwanda and will work closely with Deputy Team
Leader, who will have responsibility for day-to-day operational issues (programme plans, resourcing,
forecasting, reporting, risk management etc.).
Skills and Experience
Knowledge and experience
• Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in an international development related field or evidence of
equivalent knowledge gained through experience.
• At least 10 years of demonstrable, progressive experience in managing large government and
bilateral donor funded grants, commercial contracts and ideally payment by results models.
• Experience of working for INGOs in senior positions (Team Leader/Chief of Party/Programme
Director level strongly preferred), ideally in Rwanda or similar context in East Africa or other
relevant parts of Africa.
• At least one significant experience as team leader of a DFID funded project.
• Experience in gender programming, particularly with adolescent girls programming –
integrating life skills, financial literacy, ASRH, SRGBV components
• Expertise in two or more of the following technical areas: gender; adolescent sexual and
reproductive health and rights; education; adolescent’s life skills and economic
empowerment; disability inclusion; and/or policy and advocacy
• Knowledge of development challenges and context in East and Central Africa, preferably
including in education systems and gender mainstreaming.
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively without the need for close supervision.
• Demonstrated experience of managing large teams.
• Previous management of a consortium and partnership relations, in particular with local
NGOs, INGOs, consultancies and ministries.
• Experience and knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation including impact measurement
• Experience with Technical Assistance Facilities to government institutions desirable.
• Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word
processing, spreadsheet, database, internet).
• Strong writing skills in English and ability to lead on writing processes and timely submission
of key contractual deliverables- progress reports, project briefs, learning documents, etc.
Skills and Behaviours:
• Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate
• Possesses a demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with senior
representatives of international donors, national and local governments and consortium
• Ability to take responsibility, make decisions and monitor implementation in a timely manner.
• Ability to effectively lead multi-stakeholder meetings and processes.
• Ability to analyse issues, determine key risks or adverse trends, and come up with appropriate
• An ability to arbitrate between parties and to find solutions to challenging issues in an evolving
development/emergency context is necessary.
• Demonstrable skills in strategic planning, financial and human resources management,
supervision, and budgeting.
• Demonstrated ability to implement programmes with rigorous timelines and deliverables and
to track programme quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Ability to compile and finalise reports, analysis and briefing notes for senior management and
• Strong negotiating, facilitation & influencing skills while maintaining political neutrality.
• Fluency in French and/or Kinyarwanda is desirable
• Demonstrated creativity and willingness to innovate.
• Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
• Commitment to the inclusion of Gender, Equity, and Diversity initiatives, as well as
safeguarding and in prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation.
• Proven ability in working in insecure or hardship environments. The position will require
frequent travel within 25 districts for up to 30% of the time.
The role is expected to be based in Kigali.
Remuneration will be based on skills, experience and previous remuneration packages for similar
Please send your application (CV and Cover Letter) to [email protected]