Project Implementation Lead – Rwanda at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

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Job Description

Project Implementation Lead – Rwanda

Type of role
Location Rwanda
Salary RWF 43,603,524 p.a
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 2 Years-Renewable
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date 21 Apr 2021
Interview date May 10, 2021
Start date June 1, 2021, or earlier

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone.
At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to coordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments.

Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview


About Building Learning Foundations (BLF)
Building Learning Foundations (BLF) is a programme of the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and Rwanda Education Board (REB) that is funded by the British High Commission-Kigali as part of its Learning For All programme in Rwanda. The programme is focused on improving learning outcomes at P1 to P5 in English and Mathematics. This is intended to improve the pupils’ learning achievement in higher grades, thereby increasing equitable access to primary and secondary education in Rwanda.

The Project implementation Lead/COP is responsible for strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the Building Learning Foundations (BLF and LEGO) Project in Rwanda in line with the donor and VSO standards through our unique Volunteering for Development Approach in order to optimize and contribute to its vision of a fairer world for everyone.

Skills, qualifications and experience

We are looking for a result-driven individual with exceptional interpersonal skills and a successful track record of project management and leadership at a senior level. The ideal candidate will also manage the strategic development and provide leadership and expertise to ensure the project goals, outputs, and outcomes are met working closely with the local partners, government agencies, developing networks with concerned stakeholders at different levels. The candidate must be a resilient leader who shares our values:


  •  Empower poor and marginalised people to take charge of their own development
  •  Share skills and knowledge to create long-lasting, sustainable change
  •  Build collaborative partnerships that promote innovation, growth and impact


  •  Lead volunteering for development, setting the standard for ourselves and others
  •  Use evidence and insight to guide our actions
  •  Recruit the right people and work where we have the greatest impact


  • Stand beside and advocate for those who have been denied choice and opportunity
  •  Promote diversity and equality throughout our work
  •  Encourage different, inquisitive perspectives


  •  Commit to safeguarding and take a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and harm
  •  Treat others with respect, as equals
  •  Be open, transparent and accountable in everything we do

This is a national hire post under national terms and conditions and OPEN TO RWANDA NATIONALS.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here
Closing Date : 26th April, 2021.