District Team Leader x3 at FXB Rwanda

FXB Rwanda is a Rwandan Local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) created in February 2012. It is affiliated to FXB International; an international NGO created in 1989, whose mission is to fight poverty and HIV/AIDS. FXB Rwanda in partnership with Boston College of the United States is implementing a research program on children and adversity in Rwanda.  FXB Rwanda is a leading implementing partner of a research initiative, Strong Families locally known as “Sugira Muryango.” Which focuses on home-visiting to promote early childhood development (ECD) for families living in extreme poverty in Rwanda. This year, FXB Rwanda in partnership with Boston College School of Social work received funds from multiple donors to scale up the Sugira Muryango interventions in three District of Rwanda namely Rubavu, Nyanza and Ngoma. By joining a dynamic team of FXB staff, we hope that the position will offer unique career development opportunities for the successful candidate.

FXB Rwanda is recruiting three (3) competent and dynamic nationals to fill the position of District Team Leader.

Position title:  District Team Leader

Reports to:   Program Coordinators and Program Manager

Number of Positions : 3

Job location : District Offices

Period:  One year renewable based on performance including three month of Probation period.

JOB PURPOSE

Sugira Muryango  is a Family Strengthening Intervention (FSI) research initiative designed for families living in extreme poverty. It is a preventative, family-based model that uses home visiting and active coaching to encourage positive parent-child interactions, while discouraging violence against children. This intervention will be examined via a randomized control trial to test the impact on children’s overall ECD when the intervention is delivered by lay community based volunteers.

Under direct supervision of Program Coordinator and Program Manager, District Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day coordination of program interventions by leading the group of Sector Training Associates to become a dynamic team that provide high quality trainings and follow up mentoring to Sector Associates trainers across the whole district. You will ensure that through the team quality support is given to even the remotest areas and to benefit all children in extreme poverty, including those with disabilities. He or she will work closely with the Program Coordinator and Program Manager through regularly updates about ongoing program interventions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Coordinate day to day implementation of the program interventions across all sectors within the district
    • Ensure quality implementation of program components as guided by the Sugira Muryango Program Manager and other technical staff
    • Provide technical and programmatic leadership in project/trainings design, implementation and evaluation within the district.

 

    • Coordinate the team of Sector Associate Trainers at district level to ensure proper coaching and mentorship to deliver high quality of program services.
    • Participate in various working groups, including the ECD working group and JADF meeting, to monitor adherence to national and program guidelines.
    • Promote engagement with the district and other partners working in the ECD  and health sector
    • Provide technical guidance, facilitate project related trainings and support quality capacity building to Sector Associate trainers in ECD services delivery.
    • Provide feedback on questionnaires, surveys, and other data collection instruments through critical analysis
    • Assist in the preparation of draft Sugira Muryango Program’s quarterly and annual reports in line with the donor’s reporting timelines.
    • Support the District Team Leader in the training of Sector Associate Trainers in identifying, managing and tracking of risk of harm and referrals
    • In conjunction with the District Team Leader represent FXB Rwanda at local government and stakeholder meetings
    • Take lead in identification, analysis, documentation and dissemination of lesson leant, best practices and success stories from the program.
    • Liaise with Program Manager and other to ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance to LIP staff.
    • Conduct regular site supervisory visits to Sector level staff and community based volunteers to identify gaps and provide support for quality improvement.
    • Prepare event and activity reports, field monitoring reports, and quarterly and annual/final project implementation reports.
    • Working closely with other program staff, support regular monitoring of program activities implementation for quality and timeliness of reporting.
    • Review narrative field visit reports prepared by Sector Level Staff and Cell Mentors during their field visits and supervision to Community Based Volunteers.
    • Perform any other duties as may be requested by his or her supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENT   KNOWLEDGE

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (preferred psychology, social science or health related fields);
    • At least 3 years of experience in working with OVC or ECD field including experience in assessing; ECD development, activities to promote ECD, nutrition as a means of promoting ECD;
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Kinyarwanda and English;
    • Ethical sensitivity and strong judgement in working with vulnerable households;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Email (Gmail preferred);
    • Willing to work with a diverse group of team members and under minimum supervision;
    • Self-directed, reliable and hard-working;
    • Respect for and comfort working with vulnerable populations;
    • Experience in extensive community data collection (field work);
    • Experience in team management and supervisory skills
    • Having a driving license – (Cat. A) Is an added advantage.
    • Residing in the district is an added advantage
    • Experience using RedCap or Survey CTO is highly desirable

OTHERS SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Practical experience in ECD training and nutrition
    • Proven experience in working with partners
    • Ability to professionally represent FXB Rwanda to other partners within district
    • Strong organizational and planning skills
    • Strong interpersonal, multi-cultural and training/mentoring skills.

Female applicants with required skills are encouraged to apply to this vacant positions.

How to Apply

Interested candidates with required skills and competences are requested to submit their applications (only soft copies will be accepted) addressed to FXB Rwanda Executive Director. The applications include motivation letter and updated CVs must be submitted to FXB Rwanda via the following address:  info@fxbrwanda.org  not later than  October, Tuesday 1 st , 2019 at 4h00 PM .

Please remember to add the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

The applications send after the deadline will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for exams.

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