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ABRA / READS Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY

ABRA / READS Coordinator

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the role of ABRA / READS Coordinator. This critical position will be based in Buranga Cluster, reporting to the CP & Education TP Manager

Purpose of the position:

The Project Coordinator -ABRA/READS is responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities related to an action research project on scaling education innovations, funded by the International Development Research Councils Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (IDRC-KIX). The innovation being researched is Concordia Universitys interactive ABRACADABRA software for supporting early grade literacy. This position will ensure the research design is effectively conducted, capacity and skills of teachers and other stakeholders are well supported and project milestones are on target.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

60%

1. Planning, coordination and implementation

  • Responsible and accountable for project planning and action research activities in the targeted schools with gender and inclusion considerations

  • Ensure alignment of project research activities with other project hubs in Kenya and Bangladesh

  • Ensure access, maintenance, and security of project ICT equipment through control measures

  • Keep in touch with head teachers to ensure proper use and functionality of the project equipment

  • Conduct reflection meetings with teachers and head teachers and address any gaps in capacity/skills

  • Ensure facilitation and coordination for the implementation of project activities for sustainability purposes

  • Manage ABRA/READS ambassadors

  • Liaise with Child Protection and Education sector leads to ensure integration of the project activities to ongoing WVR education and child protection programming

  • Report directly to the Child Protection and Education Technical Programme Manager and Buranga Cluster Manager

  • Targeted children benefit from the project

  • Research activities are implemented on schedule, budget, and targets

  • Research ethics review and government approvals are secured

  • Research labs are properly set up in each participating school

  • All project ICT equipment is safely maintained and utilized

  • Teachers are well supported to implement ABRA/READS Necessary support provided to all stakeholders

  • The project shares best practices and recommendations for informing WVR of ongoing education projects.\

  • Effective project coordination is done

  • Proper management of ABRA/READS teacher ambassadors

  • Planning and reflection meetings are held and minutes/action items documented for sharing with project stakeholdersimprovements made to the CB curriculum.

20%

2. Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning and reporting

  • Review effective implementation of the project activities

  • Ensure effective implementation of the project activities as per the donor and WVR policies & guidelines

  • Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.

  • Oversee effective documentation of all the information related to the project successes, innovations, and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.

  • Review and compile monthly and quarterly narrative reports and budgets

  • Produce timely, accurate, and quality reports for project committees and direct/indirect reports

  • Gather insight into how the software isbeing used and suggest design improvements

  • Provide new initiatives to facilitate scaling up of the project to other schools

  • Monitoring and evaluation tools developed

  • All project activities are implemented as planned

  • Research data is collected with timeliness and accuracy and shared with project research analysts and stakeholders

  • Proper documentation of the success stories and best practices is done regularly

  • Monthly and quarterly reports and budgets are timely and accurate for monitoring project implementation

  • Meetings held for sharing project progress with stakeholders, including government

  • Lessons learned and best practices are shared to inform improvement in the project.

  • Project complements the national literacy programme.

  • New initiatives/processes are implemented and documented to test project scale-up approaches

15%

3. Capacity building

  • Ensure capacity building for teachers, ABRA/READS ambassadors, Head Teachers, SEOs and MoE officials

  • Co-facilitate initial 3-day teacher ABRA/READS workshop and any follow up training

  • Facilitate curriculum support officers and sub county education officers to coach and monitor the implementation of the research project.

  • Conduct planning and reflection meetings with teachers, head teachers, CSOs and education officers to address any gaps in capacity/skills

  • All stakeholders/actors have sufficient capacity and skills to fulfil roles and responsibilities in the project

  • Ownership of the project by community stakeholders and government

  • Teachers are monitored and coached by CSOs and education officers in application of ABRA/READS as part of regular evaluation processes

5%

Other duties

  • Support any other duty as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee

  • Attend and participate in the daily devotions

  • Other duties supported effectively

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education and Community Development.

  • 3 years’ minimum experience in community development work focused on education, early grade literacy or teacher professional development.

  • Experience in ICT software and hardware set ups.

  • Experience in staff management, including hands-on and virtual training

  • Prior experience in education research or related field.

  • Experience in project management, including: budgeting, project planning and implementation, risk management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong skills in networking with education sector stakeholders at the community level.

  • Ability to facilitate implementation of community participation and awareness sessions.

  • Ability to address issues related to the ICT equipment and infrastructure.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Should be computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills.

  • Strategic thinking.

  • Research skills.

  • With motorcycle driving licence and ability to drive.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to the field from time to time.

Salary:

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on [email protected](no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 20th December 2020; no late applications will be accepted.

World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguardingand does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Director, IT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO)

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Director, EPMO Director is responsible for operations of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), improving the overall maturity of IT Project Portfolio management across the organization, and tracking and reporting. S/he is responsible for managing a team of program and project managers, supporting and enabling the organization’s global, cross-functional initiatives. The Director, EPMO ensures that the work of the EPMO adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set by executive management.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business and IT Strategy:

  • Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.

  • Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.

  • Ensures that all programs and projects managed by PMO follow standards: workplan, budget, project organization and governance structure, communication, change management, performance management.

  • Stays current on industry trends in the development of enterprise planning tools that support agile, waterfall, and hybrid methodologies.

Change Management:

  • Articulates change.

  • Is active and visible throughout the change process.

  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the "big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).

  • Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change.

  • Identifies and removes obstacles to change.

Governance:

  • Oversees the administration of the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool (Smartsheet).

  • Ensures consistent portfolio and project reporting and tracking across all stakeholders.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional peers and Senior Leadership, to deliver high quality products that satisfy internal and external customer expectations.

  • Partners with IT Strategic Planning and Business Relationship Management for vetting of new pipeline opportunities.

  • Partners with the functional business and technology leaders on the implementation of program and project management processes, methods, techniques, tools, guidelines, and standards.

  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.

  • Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.

Architecture:

  • Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.

  • Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.

Process Improvements:

  • Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.

  • Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.

Finance:

  • Participates in the development of IT budgets.

  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.

  • Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.

  • Measures service performance and implements improvements.

IT Technology Development:

  • Directs the development and implementation of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.

  • Ensures internal SLAs are met.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

  • Reviews service provider performance.

  • Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.

Resource Management:

  • Monitors ePMO and project team resource capacity and acts as the escalation point for constraints.

  • Lead and mentor a team of globally-dispersed Project Managers responsible for Enterprise-Level projects over 8 Business and Technology portfolios.

  • Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.

  • Discusses work progress and obstacles.

  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.

  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.

  • Documents and presents performance assessments.

  • Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.

  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.

Workforce Planning:

  • Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.

  • Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.

  • Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • BS/BA degree in technical/information science or a related field.

  • 10+ years project management experience overseeing technology projects; 5 years should reflect direct management experience with increasing levels of management responsibilities.

  • 5+ years experience managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters.

  • Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches.

  • Knowledge of resource management tools.

  • At least 3+ Smartsheet administration/management experience (Control Center experience a plus).

  • Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a dynamic, often remote-based environment.

  • Experience leading ePMO is preferred along with the skills to effectively manage a midsize team of project managers, and execute plans with focus on quality.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

  • PMP and CSM certifications.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Chief of Party, Haiti or Burundi

*Position location to be determined; Burundi or Haiti.

World Vision is seeking a highly qualified Chief of Party (COP) for an upcoming Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Haiti and Burundi. We are seeking a dynamic and proven leader with technical expertise and experience managing multi-year USAID-funded programs in complex environments. The program will focus on increasing individual, household, and community resilience through strengthened, well-functioning, and inclusive market systems. The primary goals will be to increase market system efficiency, increase private sector investment and engagement, and increase household and community ability to recovery from shocks and stresses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION/SUMMARY:

The COP will be responsible for leading all technical, financial and administrative aspects of USAID program and will coordinate closely with USAID in developing, implementing, and revising the project’s overall field strategy. The COP will be the principal link between USAID, World Vision, and other partners and provide overall strategic and technical guidance to subcontractors. The COP will provide comprehensive expert technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the program, including monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to USAID. The COP oversee all staff and activities while promoting an adaptive management approach, and champion a collaborative, inclusive learning environment. The position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or Gitega, Burundi and the 5-year program is expected to start in 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead overall technical vision, project management, and implementation of the project. Spearhead strategy development and utilize managerial tools and frameworks to improve the ability of the team to achieve project goals successfully and sustainably.

  • Effectively manage and supervise technical and finance/operations teams, including ensuring coordination between team leads, providing coaching and mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and adaptive work environment.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding implementation and management matters relating to the contract. Ensure high-quality, efficient, and effective performance of the project in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Manage relationships with subcontractors and evaluate sub-contractor and grantee activities through consultative meetings, site visits, and reporting requirements. Manage and supervise work of all international consultants and local staff.

  • Lead collaboration, learning, and adaption (CLA) efforts with internal and external collaborators, adapting program as needed to optimize results per learning and contextual changes.

  • Oversee preparation and supervision of project work planning, budgets and pipeline analyses, performance management, and strategic communications. Facilitate the development of the project’s theory of change, oversee the implementation of the work plan, and track progress towards core indicators and learning objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with the organizational Security Risk Management Policy and implementation of associated plans, including the Country’s Security Risk Management Plan. Manage the team’s adherence to the Security Risk Management process, including personnel and asset protection, information gathering and sharing, training, reporting and investigations, and incident management.

  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving sustainability and quality results defined in the contract

  • Ensure that the activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within the approved budget.

  • Make verbal or written presentations as requested by the client to varied audiences, both in-country and overseas.

  • Assure that assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed and for adequately managing and supervising the work of all staff in country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, agronomy, development, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible management experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity. USAID contract management experience is highly preferred; Chief of Party experience is highly preferred.

  • Established track record of achieving results in complex environments is required. Experience working in Haiti highly desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in project designs, strategic planning, and implementation of market systems, agriculture, and resilience activities. Proven leadership in adaptive management and CLA approaches.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience improving inclusion and empowerment of underserved and marginalized groups of market actors including women, youth, rural smallholders, and others.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to lead collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of relevant stakeholders (producers, private sector, NGOs, government, and research institutions).

  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations is required.

  • For Burundi, Fluency in English required; For Haiti, fluency in French is required; Language proficiency in a local language highly preferred.