3 Job Positions at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 26 January 2024)

3 Job Positions at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 26 January 2024)

Field Officer at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 26 January 2024)

 

 

Vacancy announcement

Position Title: Field Officer

Vacant positions: 1 Person

Type of contract: One-year renewable

Working location: Kigali Location

 

 

Supervisor: Kura Umenye Project Coordinator

Deadline: 26th January 2024

The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit a Field Officer for the Kura Umenye project aiming to achieve the overall goal ‘’Children grow in caring families, learning in child-centred schools and thrive in responsive communities’’ through strengthening the social and economic living conditions of the project participants.

Context of the position: 

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental social development and child-focused organization. The Organization supports vulnerable children and young people in four locations Kigali, Gicumbi, Kayonza and Nyamagabe. SOS Rwanda applies a holistic approach to child care ensuring that the best interest of the child is catered for. The Kura Umenye project is implemented in the Gasabo, Nyarugenge, Kicukiro, Bugesera, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Musanze, Gicumbi, Nyamagabe and Huye districts. This project will build on three major pillars: (i) Family strengthening and reintegration, (ii) Education (Remedial classes) and (iii) health topics (mental health, sexual reproductive health and rights and the prevention of harmful behaviours including smoking, drug abuse, drinking).

 

 

Under the leadership of the Kura Umenye Project Coordinator, the field officer will support project development in the field of family strengthening and Reintegration, MH&PSS and ASRHR, and Education and remedial Learning. The field officer will be responsible to support children who are at risk of losing the care of their biological family which includes direct work with the children, caregivers, and communities, based on the professional social work practice, ethics, and values to achieve the sustainable development of the families and integration in the community. He/she will be also responsible for ensuring the timely completion of the case management procedures at all stages based on the individual approach and the active participation of children, parents/caregivers. He/she will be a member of the multidisciplinary team in the project and coordinate multidisciplinary teamwork within the case he/she will be responsible for.

Programme Development

The position holder will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supports Kura Umenye Coordinator in the development of services and interventions in the frame of family strengthening and reintegration, MH&PSS and ASRHR, and Education and remedial Learning.

 

 

  • Supports identification of cases of children who are at risk of losing care from their families of origin through different resources (referral, outreach, self-referral etc.).
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of children and families in strong cooperation with the multidisciplinary team of stakeholders using different resources and social work techniques/methods to identify family needs and strengths and define the required services.
  • Facilitates the preparation of the family development process, with the strong participation of caregivers, children, and the multidisciplinary team.

 

  • Arrange, provide and coordinate the delivery of services to children and families in strong partnership with other service providers and in line with the family development process.
  • Keeps regular contact with the child and family during the implementation of the family development process through phone calls, home visits, and meetings on programme premises.

 

 

  • Documents appropriately all activities conducted during the case management stages in the child/family case file by applying methods and tools for gathering information, as well as forms/templates, based on the requirements of national legislation and/or regional guidelines.
  • Play a leading role and support the National Association in project planning and other planning instruments according to the organizational strategic vision and recommend further improvement of the logical framework;
  • Assist the Organization in enhancing an integrated process of planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, research, analysis, and present information gathered from diverse sources.

Technical Qualifications and Personal Skills:

  • A degree qualification in social sciences, Education, Development studies and any other relevant field;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the community development field and child protection;
  • Experience in project cycle management;
  • Positive and professional approach. Ability to work independently, self-organise, use initiative, fulfil commitments and meet deadlines;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including written and spoken English; French would be an added value;
  • Well-developed facilitation, group leadership and presentation skills;
  • Ability to develop guidelines and tools, and oversee their implementation;
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access);

Experience in using applied social research skills (quantitative and qualitative). Additional skills to support FS families would be an added value.

 

 

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed application including application letter, CV with three traceable refferrees and copies of education qualification) to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org and properly fill the application form found via the following LINK by not later than 26th  January, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

N.B: Please mention in the subject of your email: Field officer for Kura Umenye Project.

NB:

  • Applications from qualified females are strongly encouraged
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates’ value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

 

 

Done in Kigali on 17th January, 2024.

KWIZERA Jean Bosco

National Director

 

 

Director of Studies in TVET School at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 26 January 2024)

DIRECTOR OF STUDIES VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (RE-ADVERTISED)

Position title: Director of Studies in TVET  School

Working location: Kigali/ Kagugu

Supervisor: School Principal

Deadline: 24th January 2024

 

 

Context of the position:

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental social development organization. The Organization supports vulnerable children and young people in four locations of Kigali, Gicumbi, Kayonza, and Nyamagabe. SOS Rwanda applies a one program approach in its education and family strengthening, that support a holistic approach in the interest of the child. In this regard, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda seeks to recruit one competent Director of Studies of TVET at SOS Technical School based in Kigali Gasabo District.

Job summary:

The Director of Studies overseas  activities within the school in order to achieve the highest

level of education standard possible. He or she creates a stimulating learning environment by introducing new, creative teaching methods through the teaching staff and by providing a varied, challenging, and balanced educational programme.

 

 

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

  • To prepare the elaboration of timetable;
    • To supervise the activities of teaching and learning;
    • To support teachers to acquire and look after teaching materials;
    • To ensure the interim in the absence of the School Principal;
    • To prepare professional education training of the teachers.
    • To promote Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities at school level

Technical Qualifications and personal skills:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education, engineering or TVET related field is essential with at least 5 years as School manager or Deputy School manager in Charge of Training in TVET Schools of Rwanda.
  • TVET trainer certificate is essential.
  • Senior TVET trainer certificate is significate and advantage.
  • Proficient knowledge, skills and attitude in TVET competency-based curriculum development are essential.
  • Excellent skills in organising, managing, coordinating, supervising and implementing professional TVET competency-based curriculum development activities
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Age should be below 45 years
  • Analytical thinking
  • Sound judgement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Internal Candidates with experience in school management are encouraged to apply.
  • Note: This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with his/her position. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities, and work-plan and is subject to change at the discretion of the direct superior.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed application including application letter, CV with three traceable refferrees and copies of education qualification) to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org and properly fill the application form found via the following LINK by not later than 24th January, 2024 at 5:00 pm Kigali.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

N.B: Please mention in the subject of your email: Director of Studies.

Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda  holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasise to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

Female qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Done at Kigali, on 17th  March 2023.

 

 

Jean Bosco Kwizera

National Director

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda

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Community Engagement Officer at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 26 January 2024)

Vacancy announcement

Position Title: Community Engagement officer

Vacant positions: 1 Person

Type of contract: One year renewable

 

 

Working location: Field

Supervisor: EU project Officer

Deadline: 26th January 2024

The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit 1 Community Engagement officer for the EU funded project focusing at ppromotion of rights and inclusion of children and youth with disabilities (CYWDs) through strengthening social and economic living conditions of project participants. 

Context of the position: 

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental social development & child-focused organization. The Organization supports vulnerable children and young people in four locations of Kigali, Gicumbi, Kayonza and Nyamagabe. SOS Rwanda applies a holistic approach to child care ensuring that the best interest of the child is catered for. This EU Funded project will be implemented in Musanze, Rubavu, Kayonza and Nyagatare districts. The project will contribute to the realization of the rights of children and youth with disabilities in Musanze, Kayonza, Nyagatare and Rubavu districts, enhance independence and decent living conditions of children and youth with disabilities as well as strengthen capacities of communities, families, and stakeholders to effectively contribute to the rights of children and youth with disabilities.

Programme Development

The position holder will therefore be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collaborate with local government officials and or stakeholders to identify and register project beneficiaries.
  • Support and participate in conducting the baseline study for the project
  • Identify 20 inclusive schools for project support
  • Establish inclusive psychosocial support clubs in 20 identified schools to support CYWDs.
  • Support Community structures to hold community disability awareness outreaches/campaign at district level
  • Facilitate children and youth with disabilities to access and participate in events organised by project based on types of disabilities (interpretation, braille printing, large print, personal assistant)
  • Work closely with local Partner-Association Générale des Handicapés du Rwanda (AGHR) to ensure effective implementation of the project activitie
  • Oversee project field activities coordination and reporting
  • Collaborate and oversee the activities of local CBOs supporting in implementation of project activities
  • Closely collaborate with the project officer to ensure proper co-ordination and adequate recording of lessons learning among partners of the project, counterpart organisations/institutions
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation for project activities, checking progress against expected outcomes and against the project’s theory of change
  • Produce and disseminate success stories as well as related ‘impact’ films or other outputs
  • Work closely with community volunteers and as well provide facilitate them effectively deliver their work.
  • Support CYWDs participate in child and youth international days (Day of African child, international day for youth, IDPD) 3 years
  • Mobilise and sensitize parents of Children with disabilities on the VSLAs methodology

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Enters data regularly in Programme Database module (PDB), ensures quality of data and uses regularly the reports and data stored in the database to track individual progress of children and families.
  • Provides information for new requirements (new reports, new data fields or features) to M&E Manager
  • Supports M&E in the self-evaluation and/or external evaluation processes.
  • Collects regularly information about different indicators as defined in the M&E plan of the programme unit and reports to the M&E Manager
  • Hold bi-annual coordination meetings for community child care structures to monitor progress and share experiences of CYWDs
  • Conduct peer group supervision to para-social workers and IZUs

Partnership building and advocacy

  • Conduct training for children on Child led advocacy and support their initiatives
  • Establish and run project steering committee at district level
  • Keeps regular contacts with service providers to ensure that services are provided according to objectives and actions as per project arrangements
  • Advocates for the individual child and his/her family to have access to social entitlements or obtain needed services.
  • Liaise with the ministry of Agriculture and Rwanda Agriculture Board for support on technical matters related to the project
  • Enhance collaboration with district and RAB officials to maximize on project impact
  • Contributes in community development undertaken by the Family Strengthening Programme, i.e. organise/participate in awareness raising activities, community mobilisation events and capacity building of the community partners.
  • Experienced in working in collaboration with local leaders and cooperatives.
  • Conduct stakeholders’ meetings at district level for mainstreaming inclusiveness in District Development Plans

Knowledge Management

  • Supports Project officer in documenting good practises, human touch stories.
  • Train YWDs on VSLAs management and support the formation of VSLAs
  • Train YWDs on entrepreneurships skills; marketing, drawing business plans, simple accounting and book keeping.
  • Enrol YWDs on different trades (carpentry, welding, hairdressing, tailoring & knitting, etc.)
  • Train the existing Child Protection community structures on child protection, disability right, safeguarding and reporting mechanism
  • Train (para-social workers and youth volunteers) on VSLA management skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
  • Keeps regular track of latest developments in social work area as well as changes in national legislation, policies and practises related to children and youth with disabilities as the target group.
  • Train School Management Committees- (head teachers, Parent representative) on CYWDs rights
  • Train caregivers on the rights of CYWDS
  • Train male caregivers on positive masculinities to increase male involvement (Men-Engage approach) to care for CYWD
  • Train social workforce CSOs and FBOs on Convention of the rights of children (UNCRC) and Convection on the rights of persons with disabilities (UNCRPD).
  • Train caregivers of children with disabilities on positive parenting, nutrition, and hygiene

Technical Qualifications and personal skills:

  • A degree qualification in social sciences, Education, Development studies and any other relevant field
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in the community development field and child protection,
  • Experience in project cycle management
  • Ability to work with Children and Youth with Disabilities (CYWDs).
  • Positive and professional approach. Ability to work independently, self-organise, use initiative, fulfil commitments and meet deadlines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including written and spoken English; French would be an added value
  • Well-developed facilitation, group leadership and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop guidelines and tools, and oversee their implementation.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • A team player who is culturally astute, respectful and tolerant.

Experience in using applied social research skills (quantitative and qualitative). Additional skills to support FS families would be an added value

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed application including application letter, CV with three traceable refferrees and copies of education qualification) to sos.recruitment@sos-rwanda.org and properly fill the application form found via the following  LINK by not later than 26th  January, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

N.B: Please mention in the subject of your email: “Community engagement Officer”.

NB:

  • Applications from qualified females are strongly encouraged
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates’ value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

Done in Kigali on January 17th, 2024.

KWIZERA Jean Bosco

National Director

 

 

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