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Camp Education Coordinator

Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY

CAMP EDUCATION COORDINATOR

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire 5 highly qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals for the position of Camp Education Coordinator. The position will be based in a Refugee Camp (Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Mugombwa and Kiziba) and reporting to the Integrated Programs Director.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of the post is to effectively implement and respond to the technical needs of education in one of the 5 Refugee Camps of Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Mugombwa and Kiziba. The candidate will lead in the implementation and monitoring of quality education among refugee communities in Early Childhood Development (ECD); Primary and Secondary Education; Special Needs Education (SNE) and Out of School Children (OOSC). The role will also include data management as well as strengthening coordination with UNHCR, and among other partners in the Education and Emergency sector.

The Camp Education Coordinator will take the lead in representing Word Vision Rwanda’s Education in Emergency program externally. S/he will participate in all coordination and coalitions with the aim of expanding WV Rwanda Education in Emergency program. S/he will work closely with the Head of Disaster Management and Education TP Manager, Sector leads and Cluster Managers and support in liaising with local authorities in and around the Camp.

The major responsibilities include:

Technical Leadership and Technical input

  • Develop sector specific technical approaches, implementation guidelines and tools and promote implementation

  • Coordinate the implementation of the WV Rwanda Education in Emergency project, including identifying on- going priority areas.

  • Ensure that sector budgets are aligned to project designs and DIPs.

  • Build capacity of WV Rwanda staff to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate Education in Emergency project.

  • Provide relevant technical advice to WV Rwanda on Education in Emergency technical issues

  • Ensure that the Education in Emergency project adheres to set standards (Donor, MoE, Government, Education cluster, etc.)

  • Ensure integration with other sectors and department to optimize resource use and program impact.

  • Conduct Education in Emergency training/capacity building for project staff and provide on- going technical support.

  • Provide technical support during project implementation to ensure the projects meets or supersedes established standards. Possibly contextualize international Technical Models to the context of WV Rwanda (such as Literacy Boost).

  • Whenever necessary, provide surge capacity to field teams with direct implementation of critical projects.

  • Maintain adequate supply of education materials. Coordinate with UNHCR and the WV Rwanda supply chain department and ensure that education supplies are procured/delivered in a timely manner. Coordinate with the Gifts in Kind department for acquisition of education supplies by identifying and compiling needs, support preparation of distribution plans and preparation of post distribution reports

Grant Acquisition and resource mobilization

  • Provide technical support in needs identification and assessment

  • Ensure compliance with donor requirement during project implementation

  • Provide technical support in resource acquisition and project design related to education.

  • Write all technical sections in education proposals, design the activities per output, ensure the costing of these activities in coordination with field teams and finance

  • Contribute to the expansion of the WVS education sector port folio

  • Contribute to “ go/no go decision for project location and resource allocation

Engagement and Networking

  • Pre-position WV Rwanda for increased funding by effective representation with relevant stakeholders especially Clusters donors, partner I/NGOs and technical working groups to profile WV and influence decision.

  • Represent WV Rwanda in sector specific national, regional and global forums deemed necessary for quality programming and profiling WV Rwanda with donors.

  • Oversee regular programming and coordination meetings between the Sector Specialists.

  • To actively engage with various education networks within and outside the partnership (child rights, gender, peace and reconciliation) and regularly updates the national office.

  • Ensure representation on relevant education cluster and technical working groups to profile WV Rwanda and influence decision.

  • Support field research, analysis and documentation of sector promising practices in collaboration with Program Effectiveness & Strategy; and Communications.

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure technical program quality through the implementation of project review systems, World Visions DME guidelines and policies, and donor requirements;

  • Ensure availability of data whenever it is required

  • Undertake periodic project monitoring and technical backstopping

  • Support Quality Assurance Team in developing indicators, targets, measurement frameworks and monitoring plans; provide technical input for ToRs for country-level and project assessments and evaluations.

  • Review draft assessment and evaluation reports to ensure technical quality.

If needed participate in (Interagency Rapid Needs) Assessments. Review donor reports to ensure technical quality

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Education or relevant subject. Masters in Education or Social Science will be an added advantage.

  • At least 7 years Professional experience (of which 5 years are in Education in emergency). 2 Years of experience working with Refugee Communities will be an advantage.*Demonstrated experience in project management,

  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building, project design and budget management

  •  Strong understanding of Refugee operational context 

  • Experience in working with and coordinating with the Government of Rwanda and other stakeholders 

  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills 

  • Excellent analytical and written skills, and good computer skills 

  • Fluency in English, with strong English writing skills.

  • Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transition.

Salary:

  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

Length Employment

One Year

N:B: 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

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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 4th December, 2017; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks