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9 Job Positions at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

9 Job Positions at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

ECD Service Quality Assurance Specialist at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

 

 

Job responsibilities

•Lead the development and dissemination of ECD standards •Organize joint quarterly and annual planning, monitoring, and evaluation with Districts, and ECD implementers with regard to quality standards; •Jointly analyze the ECD quality service delivery bottlenecks and set strategies to overcome them. •Ensure district planning, monitoring, and evaluation activities regarding Quality assurance are performed and reported on time. •Prepare and coordinate the execution of quality audit activities •Participate in the preparation of studies, reports, documentation, and guidelines on quality child development service delivery. •Prepare advocacy/briefing papers, and presentations, related to the area •Identify study and research needs in the area and share them with relevant officials •Develop concept notes and TORs for the planned studies •Follow up on survey study and district reports •Ensure validation and dissemination of study/ survey findings. •Organize in collaboration with both department specialists’ trainings, workshops, and seminars of local leaders and stakeholders •Ensure the coordination of the monitoring and supportive supervision of ECD quality assurance by the providers. .Through rigorous and frequent joint monitoring of ECD settings and child protection programs, develop tools and mechanisms to support continuous improvement of quality; •In partnership with M&E specialists, develop, review, and report on indicators and collect/analyze related information. •Develop and implement quality control procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Sciences

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Education Sciences

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Development Studies

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development

3 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Integrity

Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Inclusiveness

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Client/citizen focus

Professionalism

Commitment to continuous learning

Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage

 

 

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Peer to Peer Model Specialist at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

 

Job responsibilities

-Coordinate the review evidence of local, regional, and global models of peer support activities that positively impact and promote Maternal, Adolescent, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MAIYCN) practices and map ongoing peer support for MAIYCN activities in Rwanda.- -Lead and coordinate the testing and rolling out of peer-to-peer support activities at the community level through: -Ensure the documentation of the process of establishing peer support activities and the impact of these activities on MAIYCN practices, through: -Lead the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activities: -Conduct baseline and end-line surveys to assess the effects on key nutrition indicators in children and Adolescents, specifically minimum dietary diversity, minimum meal frequency, minimum acceptable diet, and consumption of MNP in children 6-23 months. -Create an analysis plan and appropriate dashboards for monitoring data -Project management and technical supervision.

Minimum qualifications

Master’s Degree in Social Work

2 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health

3 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Public Health

2 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition

3 Years of relevant experience

Master’s degree in Nutrition

2 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social work

3 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Integrity

Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Inclusiveness

Communication

Teamwork

Client/citizen focus

Professionalism

Commitment to continuous learning

Verbal and written communication skills

Community Mobilization Specialist at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

Job responsibilities

•Develop the plan for community mobilization and training activities around ECD interventions, •Spearhead coordination and monitoring preparation and implementation of social behavior change activities including materials review, development, production, and utilization; •Analyze problems that hamper the implementation community mobilization and suggest appropriate measures to ensure their timely implementation; •Maintain relationships with pilot communities in the SPRP target districts and ensure timely information sharing on community mobilization and training events; •Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the community mobilization actions, community training plan, and its relevance to the needs of the target communities •Report monthly to the Program Manager on the timely implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all community actions and community training activities; •Attend meetings on ECD-related implementation, stakeholders’ meetings, and community meetings; •Conduct regular community meetings in the project-targeted communities with local authorities, parents’ committees, and/or other stakeholders; •Conduct monitoring activities, data collection, and reporting on findings from field monitoring activities; •Sustain and enhance established partnerships accomplished with the project and community stakeholders; •Prepare and update activity reports within the standards and time schedules of the project (monthly, quarterly, mid-year, and year-end); •Provide timely field reports based on feedback/observation from the ground to ensure that correct information guides the decisions of the team; •Collect data and information from the field/provide input in the completion of the progress reports and potential projects; •Participate in SPRP team meetings for updating and reporting.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Journalism

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Social Work

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Education

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Education

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication

5 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Mass Communication

3 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Integrity

Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Client/citizen focus

Professionalism

Commitment to continuous learning

Decision making skills

Procurement Officer at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

Job responsibilities

Collect information on tenders to be issued in a given Financial year Participate in the planning and budgeting process of the Institution -Prepare the procurement plan ; -Submit the procurement plan to the management for approval ; -Submit the procurement plan to RPPA and make sure is published on the institution’s website. -Follow up on the timely preparation of technical specifications/Tor’s ; -Prepare of tender documents ; -Produce tender notices ; -Distribute tender documents and receive from bidders ; -Open and evaluate bids ; -Prepare notification letter for bidders and recommend contract awards. -Organize and participate in contract negotiation ; -Provide information/support documents for contract drafting to the Legal Advisor ; -Follow-up of contract execution and completion in collaboration with the user department ; -Prepare certificates of completion for suppliers ; Serve as Secretary to the institution tender committee. -Produce and submit timely monthly report to RPPA on procurement plan progress ; -Produce procurement report as required by a funding Institution or donor ; -Facilitate Procurement Audit ; -Ensure a proper and safe filling system for procurement information; -Submit periodical reports to the Permanent Secretary -Ensure compliance to procurement laws and regulations (transparency, integrity and equity etc.)

Minimum qualifications

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Management with Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public finance with Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP)

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engeneering with Certified International Advanced Procurement Professional (CIAPP)

0 Year of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a professional certification such as: Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP), Certified International Advanced Procurement Professional (CIAPP) or any other recognized procurement professional certification.

0 Year of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Resource management skills

Analytical skills

Problem solving skills

Decision making skills

Time management skills

Risk management skills

Results oriented

Digital literacy skills

Fluency in Kinyaranda English and or French knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage

Experience of working with E-government, procurement system or other procurement software

Knowledge of procurement techniques as well as in market practices

Social Safeguards Specialist at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

Job responsibilities

•Provide overall policy and technical direction for the management of social risks and impacts under the Project (as defined by the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP), Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) and other such instruments prepared under the Project). •Ensure social risk and impact analysis is carried out for each project and project activity as soon as the conceptual technical design and scope have been defined for physical interventions; closely coordinate with the SPIU/NCDA for review and endorsement of the screening decisions and recommendations. •Ensure timely preparation of social assessments, and social impact management plans; co-ordinate with SPIU/NCDA for hiring technical assistance, where necessary, and for review and endorsement of social due diligence and management instruments. •Prepare terms of references to undertake ESIAs, where required; and review draft and final ESIAs for quality and obtain necessary clearances. •Ensure compliance with ESMPs and SEP during the project implementation period and maintain close coordination with the relevant stakeholders, including government authorities, administrators of healthcare facilities, contractors, etc. •Report to the SPIU Coordinator on the overall environmental and social performance of the project as part of SPIU’s periodic progress reporting and prepare all relevant reports. •Co-ordinate closely with the technical focal points, project engineers, administrators of health facilities, and project officers managing sub-project implementation; and provide necessary technical assistance to facilitate the implementation, management, and monitoring of social and environmental instruments such as ESMPs, SEP, etc. •Support the establishment of a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) for the project, including the preparation and endorsement of necessary guidelines and protocols for the intake, resolution, documentation, and communication of grievances. The GRM should also be able to manage cases relating to GBV and sexual exploitation and abuse/sexual harassment. •Conduct training on Social Framework, ESMF content, SEP, implementation procedures, and other relevant topics to all project implementing agency teams, contractors, etc. as necessary during project implementation and outlined in the ESCP and ESMF. •Travel as necessary to project locations in Rwanda for implementation and monitoring of environmental and social safeguards measures by GoRs and donor regulations. •Participate in missions to help develop mechanisms to assess social opportunities, impacts, constraints, and risks related to the project. •Ensure the requirements stipulated in the SEP are implemented throughout the project lifetime; coordinate and maintain documentation of SEPs and facilitate actions about grievances and concerns to project interventions.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

3 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies

3 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Development Studies

2 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Sociology

2 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Social Work

2 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social work

3 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Inclusiveness

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Client/citizen focus

Professionalism

Commitment to continuous learning

Verbal and written communication skills

Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem-solving skills

ECD & Nutrition Program Manager at National Child Development Agency ( NCD) Deadline: 5 April, 2024

Job responsibilities

Using the action plan developed as part of project launch work, the coordinator will lead an annual planning exercise that will involve consultations with participating districts, and other key beneficiaries of the project to develop a consolidated annual work plan, budget, and cash flow forecast. The work plan and budget will be prepared annually and submitted to the World Bank for approval. The annual work plan and budget would serve as a basis for updating the MTEF for the project. The Program Manager would take leadership in this process, which would include arranging consultations with technical stakeholders under the leadership of NCDA and presenting the draft documents for consideration and/or adoption by the NCDA management, Project Steering Committee (PSC), before submission to the World Bank. The Program Manager will work in close collaboration with relevant technical units within NCDA and his counterpart at RBC (Rwanda Bio-medical Centre) and participating districts to provide implementation support and guidance on project-related activities. To this end, the Program Manager will review project submissions, consolidate inputs, and provide advice as needed The Program Manager will ensure the monitoring and implementation of activities and prepare regular reports on the status of implementation of project activities, identifying problems and proposing remedial actions The status reports would cover both reporting on technical and financial/administrative issues, as well as reporting on the project’s Results Framework. Conduct regular technical meetings and field visits. To organize quarterly meetings with project implementers to review progress, budget utilization, and results attained Led the task team in following up with participating districts to provide quarterly reports on implementation progress in time to feed into the project-wide quarterly report. The reporting will include both activity implementation progress including the monitoring indicators that are followed up quarterly, and financial management reports. Lead preparation of quarterly progress reports, in line with requirements of the World Bank financing agreement, and the consolidated annual report to facilitate annual learning and knowledge sharing. Follow up on recommendations from internal and external audits to ensure timely implementation. In coordination with the project team and technical teams at the NCDA (Nutrition & WASH, Child Development Promotion and Protection) the Programme Manager is expected to also provide other ad hoc briefs on the project to the Project Steering Committee MoH/RBC leadership and the World Bank task team, as needed, to address emerging issues, and ensure effective communication on this high visibility project. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the project team under his or her Program. The Program Manager will ensure an ongoing operational liaison between the National Child Development Agency, the Management of the World Bank Project, and other Social Cluster Ministries. The Program Manager will ensure daily coordination of the work of the team and working closely with other key stakeholders working on the Bank program and responsible for other nutrition projects operating in the same districts as the bank-funded project. Act as a secretary to the PSC and lead the project team to provide secretarial services to the PSC’s operations. In consultation with the chairperson of the PSC and the DG of NCDA, the Program Manager will develop a calendar of PSC activities and circulate it to the committee members Support the Chair to develop an agenda for committee meetings and to disseminate minutes to all stakeholders with clearly articulated actions and with identification of responsible individuals or organizations. The Program Manager and the project team will provide any other secretarial services that will be required to ensure the effective functioning of the PSC. The Program Manager will provide technical backstopping to the NCDA leadership to ensure effective stakeholder and donor coordination as it relates to the project. The Program Manager will be expected to take the lead in coordinating with his/her counterparts. This may involve representation in technical working groups like the one on nutrition and food security, and participation in the social cluster sector working groups to ensure the desired coordination and harmonization of interventions to achieve the convergence agenda. Stakeholder coordination will also involve regular collaboration with the RBC and districts. Organize and/or participate in different national and regional meetings about knowledge sharing; and facilitate project beneficiaries to document and share good practices. In line with the learning, the agenda developed as part of project preparation facilitates the systematic collection and compilation of good practices, helps to identify corrective measures, and supports the sharing of experiences and lessons among participating and non-participating districts, to improve the implementation of the project and the overall Bank Program.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management

10 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Project Management

5 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health

10 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Public Health

5 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition

10 Years of relevant experience

Master’s degree in Nutrition

5 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development

10 Years of relevant experience

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development

5 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

Integrity

Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

Inclusiveness

Accountability

Communication

Teamwork

Professionalism

Commitment to continuous learning

Leadership skills

Excellent command of written and spoken English

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