Programme Support Officer Job at Interpeace – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Programme Support Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
17 October 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community. .

Duties and responsibilities
Strategic Engagement
• Supports all areas of implementation as directed by the Programme Manager.
Programme Management and Development
• Supports in drafting and developing of concept notes, proposals and donor reports
• Supports the programmatic management of the partner organizations to ensure that they implement the programmes in a professional, coordinated and relevant manner
• Supports local partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities (such as participatory action research, dialogue spaces aimed at conflict or violence prevention or management, advocacy activities at local, provincial and national level, audio-visual documentation of projects, external events, etc.)
Management – institutional coherence
• When in required, and in coordination with the Programme Manager, supports broader institutional programmatic implementation.
• Supports operational activity implementation.
• Collaborates with the finance officer to ensure that each partner’s annual and quarterly budget forecasts are developed on the basis of the activities agreed in the planning and within the budgetary limits and ensures the funds are used to achieve the expected objectives and in a cost-effective manner (cost ratio and results achieved).
• Contributes to the development of the Programme’s yearly objectives and work plan.
• Supports the drafting of internal, monthly and annual reports.
• Contributes to the Programme and the Organisation’s learning activities/processes.
• Focus on Track 3, by supporting the Programme Manager in maintaining working level relationship with local project partners and donors.
• Occasional donor relation management.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Relevant qualifications and experience
Candidates with relevant qualifications, experience, a tertiary degree, and fluent in English and Kinyarwanda, are invited to apply.
Relevant experience and qualifications may include:
• Tertiary degree in peace-related studies, social or political science or other relevant fields.
• A first experience in peacebuilding, political and/or developmental work.
• Experience and ability to work successfully as part of a diverse and multicultural team, integrating
• A gender perspective into tasks and activities and collaborating effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• Understanding of current thinking on peacebuilding issues and methods; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them into priority programme setting
• Organizational and planning skills.
• Basic knowledge of project cycle management including of project planning and management tools.
• Fluent in English or French and good working knowledge of the other language.
• Excellent knowledge of Kinyarwanda is required.
• Advanced writing and communications skills in English and French is required.
Interpeace Competencies
• Collaboration and Weaving
• Communication
• Drive for results
• Adaptability and Continuous Learning
• Respect for Diversity

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a complete curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to [email protected] . “PSO – Rwanda” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about Interpeace, its values and working principles, please visit the Interpeace website The deadline to apply is 17 October 2020 Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

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