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Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 134 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position:
Position: Administration Assistant
Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Save the Children is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a USAID-funded school community partnerships education project, which aims to support the Rwandan Education Board to create and roll-out a school-community partnership model to complement improved reading and writing instruction delivered in schools. The Administrative Assistant will support logistics, administrative and secretarial activities for the program and will assist Program Coordinators and Officers with training planning, production of materials, etc.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Project Management Assistance
With support from Logistics and Procurement Officer and other project staff, process the purchase of approved materials for distribution to project areas, and follow-up the logistics of distribution in collaboration with the procurement department, including follow-up for timely delivery of books and other materials ordered;
Receive supplies, check quality, sign delivery notes and process payments, ensuring that all stock sheets are updated and proper records are in place;
Support the Communications, MEAL, and other project staff in inputs for project reporting;
Support in updating the project detailed implementation plan;
Participate in meetings of SCOPE team.
Project Coordination Support
Compile consolidated monthly reports, once monthly reports have been received from the team;
Support the SCOPE team with the organization and implementation of meetings, workshops and trainings;
Facilitate procurement and service hiring process and follow-up the progress with Logistics, HR and Admin departments;
Support SCOPE with arrangements concerning incoming consultants, volunteers, TAs, etc, by ensuring hotel booking and associated logistics are arranged by the SC Admin and Logistics staff and serving as a focal person for communication / questions by incoming persons, including translation, when needed;
Proof read and provide support in translation of documents;
Support the SCOPE team to put together SCOPE communication materials;
Routinely collect communication materials, including photos, videos and case stories;
Retain a photo, video and case story data base for the project;
Provide communications information to the Communications Specialist for use in social media, newsletters, etc.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Support the SCOPE team in collecting ongoing monitoring and evaluation data collection;
Input MEAL data collected by SCOPE staff into a data base for SCOPE project, as needed;
Continuously collect, monitor and maintain information on beneficiary reach and numbers for project outputs and activities;
Document lessons learned and ensure learning is shared across the SCOPE team and the Education Signature Programme and used to inform project improvements.
Understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures and conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
Ensure that all project activities carried out are considered in relation to prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with the child safeguarding policy.
Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general and be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party or other senior leadership team members.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
Displays consistent excellent judgement
Acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
University degree in social sciences, education or related fields
Previous experience in an NGO and good understanding of the fields of literacy and/or education;
Excellent organisational and problem solving skills;
Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity
Ability to communicate effectively in Kinyarwanda and English: verbally and in writing
Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches
Experience in administration and data collection
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 14th August 2016.
Please mention Administration Assistant as subject of your mail.