AEE Rwanda ⋆ 3 Economic Strengthening Officer at African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE Rwanda) - CLOSE:20/10/2021 ⋆ TOHOZA.com
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3 Economic Strengthening Officer at African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE Rwanda) – CLOSE:20/10/2021

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 8

Economic Strengthening Officer at AEE Rwanda (3)

Department: Programming/INECD

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Country/Location: District Level/Field-based

About African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE Rwanda).

AEE is a Christian local relief, development, and advocacy organization established in 1987 and dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to address root causes of poverty and injustice. AEE’s relief and development work is accomplished through programs of health, nutrition, agriculture, education, peacebuilding and reconciliation, emergency response, and youth/women entrepreneurship. AEE works closely with CRS Rwanda to promote Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development initiatives in both rural and urban settings.

Job Summary:

The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages, and district-level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.

As a member of the INECD project team, you will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through implementing, coordinating, and reporting on all Economic Strengthening project activities for the successful implementation of the Saving Internal Lending Communities/Private Service Provider (SILC/PSP) model. You will provide technical guidance and advice to AEE staff and Community members.

 Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities in SILC/PSP as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with AEE program quality principles and standards, and donor requirements.
  • Collaborate with program staff at cluster level to ensure effective coordination of SILC/PSP activities with other aspects of the program through different Components/ approaches planned to be implemented
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community structures, to achieve program targets
  • Provide periodic training refresher pieces of training or additional pieces of training related to ES components throughout the life of the project.
  • Support accountability through contributing on the evaluation of project activities and endeavor builds on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Provide effective supervision to support community members in SILC/PSP implementation including the establishment of PSP networks.
  • Conduct field visits in the assigned district and make informative reports with specific recommendations on key gaps identified to ensure improvement of quality services delivery
  • Compile project report related to ES component
  • Organize financial linkages between savings groups and formal financial institutions.
  • With the Project Coordinator, represent AEE economic strengthening programming to key stakeholders, including in the government, community, and among other economic strengthening actors and counterparts in Rwanda.

Basic Qualifications Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in the field of Business, Finance, Economics, Rural Development, Development Studies, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project implementation, ideally in the field of microfinance and economic strengthening.
  • Must have 2-3 years of experience in organizing and facilitating Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) training or another community-based micro-finance model.
  • Experience working with participatory action planning, and community engagement.
  • Experience in monitoring projects, collecting, and analyzing SILC data using Savings Groups Information Exchange- Management Information System SAVIX-MIS
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Rwandan nationality
  • Must have a valid motorcycle driving license Category (A).

Required Languages – Working proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda. French is a plus.

Travel – The position is field-based.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with development partners and with GoR/MOH, District officials
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with participatory action planning, and community engagement.
  • Experience in monitoring projects, collecting, and analyzing SILC data using Savings Groups Information Exchange- Management Information System SAVIX-MIS
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  Supervisory Responsibilities: None

 Key Working Relationships:

 Internal: Relevant AEE Rwanda staff

External:  INECD consortium technical staff, district staff, other Saving practitioners in the project implementation area as well as financial services providers.

 How to apply:

Please submit the following documents in a single file attachment to the following email aeerecruitment@aeerwanda.ngo (please indicate in the subject -application for Economic Strengthening Officer).

  • Motivation/application letter explaining your suitability for the position (maximum 1page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) and notarized copies of academic documents
  • 2 referees that are not blood relatives with their full address/contact.
  • Recommendation from your church leader, issued within 6 months period
  • Copy of your National ID
  • Copy of your valid driving license category (A).

Deadline for application: Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 5 pm.

Please, include the below statement in your motivation letter:

“By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that AEE requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”

 Due to the anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali, Rwanda October 12, 2021

AEE Management

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