Community Support Coordinator
About the Role:
Save the Children is seeking a Community Support Coordinator for the Rwanda Schools and Systems Activity funded by USAID. The Community Support Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that in-school and system-wide interventions translate to opportunities for reading and learning at home and in the community.
Schools and Systems Activity will strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on learning of foundational reading skills. Specifically, the five-year activity will improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (4) Education systems management strengthened for improved literacy outcomes. The Schools and Systems Activity includes a focus on learning for children with disabilities to ensure project approaches reach all children.
Qualifications and experience
- A higher education degree in education or related field
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in education, emergent literacy or related area
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
- Strong planning, coordination, presenting and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
- Familiarity working with MINEDUC/REB; Local education officials, and knowledge of the Rwandan education sector
- Compliance with and promotion of all Save the Children global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle Blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety
- Strong interpersonal skills
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued
This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post 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 country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.
SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.
Application Information: https://rwanda.savethechildren.net
Deadline for receiving applications is 17th September 2021.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *
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