Project Coordinator, Improved Energy Access (GSMA) at American Refugee Committee (ARC)


Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve!

ARC is looking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual – for the position of Improved Energy Access (GSMA), Coordinator based full time in Kiziba Refugee Camp.



Project Coordinator,  Improved Energy Access (GSMA)



Reports to: 

ARC Site Manager, Kiziba


Job Summary:

The primary role of the Project Coordinator, Improved Energy Access (GSMA) is to steward implementation of the GSMA grant that focuses on providing improved energy access equipment (solar light/charging and fuel-efficient cookstoves) to refugees in Kiziba camp. The Coordinator requires and implements close working relations with key project stakeholders to ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. S/he leads work planning and execution, volunteers and their performance management, procurement and representation of the project at site level. Also, overall reporting, briefs, and participates in planning and ideation for growth or expansion of the project.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead the process of developing and effective work and procurement plan for the project ensuring hitting of target and deadlines using approved ARC/donor templates.
  • Support the project to meet the requirements of key project milestones in line with the project objectives.
  • Ensure community/beneficiaries are sensitized about the project objectives with guidance from project partner (BioLite).
  • Initiate the process of crafting the project the M&E Plans/Schedules and support project M&E processes.
  • Lead the site level development and implementation of the market assessment, rapid surveys and provide insight on opportunities for improving livelihoods and promoting of environmental conservation initiatives to inform improved energy access programming in project site.
  • Provide direct supervision and support to project Market Kiosk Trainees and ensure that beneficiaries are supported on time.
  • Support development of energy kits marketing points within the project sites.
  • Lead and conduct beneficiary trainings in clean energy access and livelihoods support.
  • Collect and analyze beneficiary feedback to inform adaptation to introduced technology, barriers and enablers, household use of funds saved due to equipment introduction, areas of reapplication of funds.
  • Oversee the use of the energy kits provided to the beneficiaries, and ensure frequent site visit and ensure proper application of the kits by beneficiaries. Keeping a proper data base of the beneficiaries and up to date for easy monitoring and support.
  • Lead the process of writing project quality, and timely monthly, quarterly and other progress reports for submission to ARC, partners and donor

Required skills and experience we’re seeking

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Community or Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Energy or closely aligned field
  • At least four (4) years actual working experience in similar programming, with specific experience in microenterprise development.
  • Experience in market-oriented livelihood promotion and other innovative approaches to humanitarian livelihood service delivery.
  • Experience in promoting clean access to energy that can promote/protect environmental attacks by the community.
  • Experience in working in a refugee settlement and good working relationship building with local communities and groups
  • High level of analytical, written and verbal skill, high level of integrity and accountability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, advanced computing knowledge, applicatio
  • Fluency in written and spoken the English language; fluency in Kinyarwanda required.

Key behaviors and abilities

  • Solution, service, and support oriented attitude and work ethic; and a willingness to guide colleagues and charges towards exploring options and solutions, while assuring fidelity to expected policies and compliance.
  • A team player, with ability to work in a high paced, demanding environment.
  • Willingness to travel and stay for extended periods in remote country worksites to support workflows.
  • Open heart and open mind with the willingness to show and the humility to share, collaborate and learn from others.

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to   with the  POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line . The deadline for submission of applications is  1 st  September 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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