Project Officer

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Children’s Voice Today (CVT) is an organisation that was established to promote the rights of the child through meaningful child participation where children/youth initiate and lead all activities of the organisation (Child/youth led organisation).

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Children’s Voice Today (CVT)

POSITION:            Project Officer

Industry:                   Non-profit

Employer:                 Children’s Voice Today

Job Location:            Kigali (With frequent travels to the district)

Deadline:                  23rd of January 2017

BACKGROUND:

Children’s Voice Today (CVT) is an organisation that was established to promote the rights of the child through meaningful child participation where children/youth initiate and lead all activities of the organisation (Child/youth led organisation).

Children’s Voice Today (CVT) Rwanda is a member of the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) which was established by children and youth themselves to find solutions to the problems of working children and youth while promoting their rights and creating a safe environment for all children.

Children’s Voice Today (CVT) is envisioning a child-friendly society whereby children are empowered to meaningfully participate in addressing issues affecting them and that their voices are heard.

Core Work Activities

  • With support from the children committee members and youth advisors facilitate and provide technical support to existing child led media clubs/ children’s forum that promote the rights of the child, enabling them to be more organised to effectively carry out their work.
  • Make sure the project management documents are developed and implemented on time.
  • Support the existing and new child led media clubs in the implementation of their activities
  • Organize and facilitate outreach and activities to community members
  • Organize and conduct  community based campaign aiming at raising awareness around child protection and participation
  • Facilitate meetings with community members, local authorities and other project stakeholders
  • Facilitate sensitization sessions for children, local leaders and child protection committee members and other community opinion leaders
  • Organize and facilitate community based child led media clubs activities
  • Collaborate with local authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of the project
  • Previous experience in outreach and child participation activities
  • Support the planning, evaluation and review meetings
  • Produce a weekly, monthly plan and report on the same timely;
  • Regularly collect data on project activities and progress using monitoring tools
  • Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed schedules.
  • Effectively participate in coordination mechanisms with other Child Protection and participation stakeholders.
  • Represent CVT in different forums with guidance from the Project Coordinator and ensure that the staff team is kept updated.
  • Comply with the requirement of CVT Child Protection Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.
  • Perform any other duties related to the project assigned by the line manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • University degree in Social Sciences, psychology, child rights and any other related field
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in project implementation, preferable having worked with NGO
  •  Listening skills
  • Community mobilisation skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Skills in training facilitation
  • Good understanding of the Child Protection and participation field
  • Understands clearly the sense of child led participation and work towards realizing CVT goals in this regard
  • Works towards fulfilling children opinions under different organs/programmes of the organization
  • Holds him/herself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling CVT  values
  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their  own personal development and encourage others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for CVT, engage and motivate others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically
  • Builds a and maintains effective relationships with the team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning / Research

  • Support the planning, evaluation and review meetings
  • Document and report the level of implementation of the project
  • Regular data collection on project activities using monitoring tools
  • Ensure that quality, monthly, quarterly and other reports are developed and submitted in accordance with agreed schedules

CVT representation

  • Effectively participate in coordination mechanisms with stakeholders.
  • Represent CVT in different for a with guidance from the Project Coordinator and ensure that the staff team is kept updated

General Accountability      

Comply with the requirement of CVT child  protection policy to ensure maximum protection for children.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

Participation:

  • Understands clearly the sense of child led participation and work towards realizing CVT goals in this regard
  • Works towards fulfilling children opinions under different organs/programmes of the organization 

Accountability:

  • Holds him-/herself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling CVT  Rwanda values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for CVT, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with the team, colleagues, members and external partners.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send their applications written in English to: cvtkigalirecruitment@gmail.com before the 23rd January 2017, the CV should include 3 referees with their address.Please include The Job Title in the subject line of your email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.             

How to apply: 

Job summary

This job has been viewed 3,430 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Social sciences
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Mid career (2+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
23-01-2017
Number of positions:
3

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