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Advert – Project Coordinator
About the Role:
Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
The Project Coordinator is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of a three-year project funded by the European Union (INTPA). The project is aimed at strengthening and providing for an inclusive and enabling environment for Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) to function as active stakeholders in the state accountability mechanism for the rights of children and youth with disability in Rwanda. The project is expected to create a blueprint of social inclusion and monitoring mechanism that will be replicable to achieve large scale change. Specifically, it will contribute to:
- Enhanced inclusive and functioning environment for upholding and promoting the rights of children and youth with disabilities; and
- Improved capacities of OPDs, children and youth with disabilities in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for the realisation of their rights.
The project will be delivered in partnership with local partner, UWEZO Youth Empowerment, and focus on the Kirehe, Burera and Gasabo Districts and beyond.
Qualifications and experience .
- Bachelor’s Degree in Disability studies, Project Management, Social Sciences or related field and with background in implementing disability inclusion focused child rights or social protection programmes
- University degree with 3-5 years of relevant area work experience or equivalent
- Strong demonstrable skills and experience in project management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability – including budget holding responsibilities;
- Proven experience in disability rights, disability inclusive programming and accessibility adaptations
- Strong understanding of the global, regional and national framework related to the rights of children with disability
- Strong understanding of civil society and rights-based approach to development and partnerships
- Experience of organisational capacity building and partner support
- Problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Proven project management skills
- Proven project management skills
- High level report writing skills in English
- Good understanding of Child Rights situation and disability rights in Rwanda
- Desirable experience using the Washington Group Short Set on Functioning
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: Click Here
Deadline for receiving applications is 10th January 2024.
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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