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Programmes Director - Rwanda

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Tearfund is an International Christian organisation partnering with the local church wherever possible to see change in the lives of those in greatest economic need. 

Programmes Director - Rwanda (2299)

Advertised Region: East and Central Africa

Job Category: Relief & Development 

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date:/17 October 2021

Potential Interview Date:/27 October 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with proven management of development programmes experience to join our team in Rwanda as Programme Director.

Everything we do as Tearfund, we do it for the Glory of God; we want to see people freed from poverty, living transformed lives and reaching their God-given potential. We believe we are called to follow Jesus where the need is greatest, responding to crises and partnering with local churches to bring restoration to people living in poverty.

The Tearfund Rwanda Programmes Director, therefore, exists to lead the Programmes Team, within the wider Rwandan Country Team. She/he is responsible for leading the programmes team towards effective and efficient delivery of the Tearfund Rwanda Programme and projects. She/he assists the Country Director in the leadership and management of the country team and has oversight over successful design, resourcing, implementation, monitoring and accountability of projects.   

The post holder will represent and advocate on behalf of Tearfund and its partners with donors, partner organisations and governmental bodies. The post holds specific line management responsibilities for the Programme Managers and Sector Advisors. The Programme Director is a member of the Senior Management Team. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent in development management studies or related subjects
  • Relevant senior-level field management experience in multi-sector, multi-funded relief and development programmes which includes strategic planning and thinking, project management and capacity development, and budget development and management.
  • Excellent people and team management skills
  • Proven success in securing institutional funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. 

Applicants who have the right to live and work in Rwanda will be considered for this role.  The successful candidate will be offered a contract in Rwf based on local terms and conditions. For further information please contact

All applicants need to be completing our online application form. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. 


How to apply

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their interest and aptitude for this position by the link:

The deadline: 17th October 2021