Project Coordinator Job at Benimpuhwe – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Project Coordinator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
20 January 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Umurimo Kuri Bose Project Coordinator
BENIMPUHWE is a local non-profit organization legally recognized in 1995. It is implementing various projects in 11 districts of Rwanda. The organization provides assistance to the vulnerable women, orphans and other vulnerable children and youth so as to improve their livelihood and sustain adequate living conditions.
BENIMPUHWE ORGANIZATION is implementing Umurimo Kuri Bose “UKB” Project among others.
Project Description
The Umurimo Kuri Bose (UKB) is a 2-year (September 2020 – August 2022) USAID funded Project that will provide 1,560 youth with employability skills, focusing on youth with disabilities in 12 districts of Rwanda. A subset of youth without disabilities (360) will be included to promote an inclusive learning environment and to mitigate stigma against people with disabilities.
The UKB activity will be implemented to achieve a disability inclusive workforce by working with Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), local Implementing Partners (IPs), businesses, and technical skills training institutions and providers to equip youth with disabilities with employability skills and to establish a disability inclusive learning and workplace environment that enables youth with disabilities to access and succeed in employment markets, both wage and self-employment.
Education Development Center (EDC) will be responsible for the management and overall technical leadership of UKB, in collaboration with its consortium members, which include the Umbrella of Organizations of People with Disabilities in the Fight against HIV and AIDS in Health Promotion (UPHLS); Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB); the Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD); and UWEZO Youth Empowerment (UWEZO); as well as Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA), African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE); and Benimpuhwe. UPHLS will lead technical approaches related to disability mainstreaming.
BENIMPUHWE ORGANIZATION will implement the project activities to enable 120 youth with disabilities and without disabilities to acquire skills and to gain better access to jobs and/or self-employment in the following two districts of Rwanda: Nyarugenge and Kicukiro.
BENIMPUHWE is seeking a Coordinator of UKB Project. The Coordinator will be in charge of overall supervision of the project implementation, quality assurance, and reporting and communication to EDC.
The Coordinator will be technically supervised by BENIMPUHWE Program Coordinator. .

Essential responsibilities are, but not limited to:
• The Coordinator will work with other UKB Coordinators in two districts and coordinate UKB rollout in a unified fashion, using a one-project one-voice approach;
• In the two districts, the Coordinator will ensure UKB targets/achievements are embedded in districts performance contracts and any reporting instruments;
• The Coordinator will liaise with other Coordinators (DPOs & IPs) to perform the same tasks as above;
• At each district, the Coordinator will co-design with district and other stakeholders all project interventions and agree with respective districts on implementation mechanisms and mutual support to be provided;
• Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information;
• Ensure that all project activities are done in accordance with the set Scope of Work;
• Break projects into doable actions and set timeframes;
• Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management;
• Make sure that project’s needs are met as it evolves;
• Help prepare budgets;
• Analyze risks and opportunities;
• Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise;
• Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants;
• Work with the Executive Secretary to eliminate blockers;
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports;
• Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests, etc…

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications and Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Economics or any other related field;
• Proven work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role;
• Experience in project management, from conception to delivery;
• An ability to prepare and interpret schedules and step-by-step action plans;
• Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management;
• Strong teamwork skills;
• Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control;
• Excellent report writing, communication, and analytical skills;
• Strong working knowledge with Information and Communication Technologies;
• Knowledge of youth job market dynamics in the Rwandan context most specifically for PwD

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

• In compensation for service rendered, BENIMPUHWE will offer a monthly salary, health & maternity insurance and pension savings insurance;
• The Coordinator will benefit from different trainings organized by the project including, but not limited to, Work Ready Now! (WRN!) and Advanced entrepreneurship;
• The Coordinator will be given opportunities to use their knowledge, talents, and experiences. S/he will also learn more about development interventions, project management functions and contribute to impacting community;
• BENIMPUHWE will provide workstation, access to internet, and permission to use its facilities within the limits of its internal policies and procedures;
• Based on performance, at the end of the work period, BENIMPUHWE will issue certificate and recommendation for future employment;

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their application through [email protected] and copy to [email protected] including a 2-pager CV and Motivation letter not later than January 20th, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test!
BENIMPUHWE is an equal opportunity employer we are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, religion, gender, physical disability or other basis protected by Rwandan law.

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