TERMS OF REFERENCE OF RECRUITING A FIELD OFFICER TO BE BASED IN NYAMAGABE DISTRICT/EDOAG PROJECT

I. Project Information and background

Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda (YWCA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that works at the grassroots level. It is a volunteer membership organization for women, girls and vulnerable people established in 1995 and legally recognized by the Government of Rwanda in 2005. YWCA is presently partnering with CARE Rwanda to implement the Enterprise Development for Out of School Girls (EDOAG) Project, a three-year project that will benefit 10,000 girls who were formerly enrolled in the FINAG project, in Huye and Nyamagabe Districts. FINAG is a pilot project that was implemented by CARE to support adolescent girls to set up VSL groups and invest in their income-generating activities in order for them to build a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families. The Project’s goal is: “Out of school girls aged 14-19 can claim and enjoy their rights to full economic participation”. To facilitate the implementation of this Project, YWCA of Rwanda seeks to recruit one suitably qualified Field Officer to be based in Nyamagabe District.

Position: Field Officer

II. Type of appointment: Fixed term
III. Duty location: Nyamagabe District

IV. Field Officer’s Responsibilities

• The Field Officer will be called upon to represent YWCA in meetings with local authorities and stakeholders taking part in the project and in the area of intervention;
• The Field Officer will be the primary point of contact for the project regarding the progress information that might affect the project’s development or goals;
• She will be working with the Project mentors to ensure the smooth implementation of the Project;
• She will help to establish a superb partnership between YWCA Rwanda and the local officials;
• The Field Officer will be responsible for on-the-ground preparations of both logistical aspects and content preparation in collaboration with Project Manager;
• The Field Officers will compile monthly and quarterly reports and submit the reports to the Project Manager;
• The Field Officer will participate in missions, planning meetings, evaluations or monitoring activities;
• She will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager;
• She will be responsible in implementing the project activities within the constraints of the budget allocated for expenses in collaboration with Project Manager,
• The Field Officer will submit weekly reports together with weekly plans and submit the plans and reports to her supervisor;
• As required, represent YWCA in periodic meetings regarding the project developments/updates;
• She will regularly monitor and mentor the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) already formed in Nyamagabe District during the implementation of FINAG project;
• Maintain regular contacts and communication with her supervisor and partners.
• She will assist in planning and preparation of materials for each activity.
• She will work closely with stakeholders taking part in the project implementation;
• She will support any monitoring and evaluation activities that YWCA will perform, providing all quantitative information and assessments available as required or requested.
• She must be ready to fulfill any other task that might be assigned by the superiors.

V. Competencies

 Teamwork Skills – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with staff and partners.
 Organization and Quality Orientation – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
 Decision Making – Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision-making skills.
 Communication Skills – Strong speaking and writing skills especially in English and Kinyarwanda (knowing French will be an added value).
 Creativity and Innovation – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.
 Ability to Learn – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments.
 Lives and Breathes Values – Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honors commitments
 Integrity – Commitment to following YWCA values

VI. Qualification and requirements

- Bachelor’s degree in the field of agronomy, project management, development studies, cooperatives management, business studies and rural development.
- Excellent command of English language;
- Excellent writing and speaking skills;
- Be innovative and self-starter;
- Excellent reporting skills;
- Motorcycle driving licence (category A. Having categories A and B with a substantial driving experience is an added value);
- Experience of 2 years with community based projects;
- Experience of 2 years working experience with non-government organizations will be an added advantage,
- Be a resident of Nyamagabe District
- Be female

Interested candidates will send their applications including: a motivation letter, detailed CV (referring to Nyamagabe District officials who can bear witness that the applicant is the local resident), copies of degrees and certificates showing their prior experience as well as the copy of the Identity card and a driving license (if any). All applications should be addressed to YWCA President. Only online applications are accepted and they will be sent to: info@ywcaofrwanda.org with a copy to ywcarwa@yahoo.fr no later than June 6, 2016 at 4p.m.

Done at Kigali, on May 30, 2016.

Signed by:

YWCA President
Ernestine KALIGIRWA