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(ToR) of Regional Peace Adviser

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1.    ARCT-Ruhuka Background 

 The Rwandan Organization of Trauma Counselors ARCT – Ruhuka is a National Nonprofit making Organization, formed in April 30th 1998, and officially registered under the Ministerial Decree No.97/11 on 28 July 2004, and registered by Rwanda Governance Board  (RGB).  The organization was started to support survivors of psychological trauma, through integrated and holistic services for prevention, care, and healing to facilitate recovery and reintegration for sustainable peace and development.

 Vision: ARCT-Ruhuka envisions a Rwandan society where people are psychosocially healthy.

Mission Statement: To lead the development and application of innovative approaches and strengthen professional capacity in understanding, preventing, and treating psychosocial problems.

The organization operates countrywide and intervenes in the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support that contributes directly to building peace at individual, family, and community levels through different approaches, under four major interdependent and complementary programs, namely: The Training, Counseling and Clinical Supervision, Information Education Communication (IEC-Research /Advocacy) and Institutional Capacity Building. 

In partnership and financial support from GIZ/ZFD, ARCT-Ruhuka has developed the first phase of the regional project named “psychosocial wellbeing for sustainable peace and development in Rwanda, Burundi, and Eastern DRC”, that will work with GIZ/ZFD Partner Organizations (POs) at each country with common activities, but also implement peacebuilding activities at the national level.

 The main goal for this project is ensuring the overall coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities /interventions by GIZ POs in the 3 mentioned countries as well as capacity building and provision of Psychosocial support where needed.

As a lead implementing organization for the project in MPHSS, ARCT-Ruhuka wishes to recruit a Regional Peace Adviser (RPA), that is self-motivated with technical, professional, and managerial capacities to lead, monitor, evaluate, facilitates innovations, creativity, and learning to increase the quality and impact of MHPSS at ARCT-Ruhuka and POs.


 Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, the Regional Peace Advisor will be part of  the senior management team and responsible for:

  • Development of project design, Baseline Surveys, Project reporting, Annual Reviews,  Mid-term evaluation, and  Final evaluation.
  • Review designs of projects for the quality of monitoring and evaluation plans, Provide feedback to the project leaders, and offer assistance as needed.
  • Develop M&E Plans and modify frameworks collaboratively as needed.
  • Assist and lead staff in the design of baseline surveys and evaluations. Lead and/or participate in selected field evaluations.
  • Ensure quality of these exercises including data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
  • Provide technical support to grant-funded projects to comply with donor requirements for project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Formulate and implement a capacity building/training strategy to improve the monitoring and evaluation competencies of staff.
  • Scheduling of projects to measure impact, so as to ensure every project is meeting goals, objectives and outputs, and targets or assist to review projects to meet appropriate targets
  • Develop a system to document and disseminate lessons learned within and outside the organization.
  • Assist senior management in identifying and mainstreaming best practices.
  • Liaise with and provide information to senior management where evaluation findings have implications for policy and program development and improvement.
  • Establishment of Project Monitoring schedule for assessment of project quality.
  • A monthly collection of data and analysis in liaise with Project Managers/Officers and Provide Capacity building of staff
  • Providing quality Most Significant Change stories for reports and production of  Quarterly and Annual  M&E reports
  • Assist the Senior management in the design and preparation of the submission of reports and proposals to donors
  • Maintain a professional code of conduct, particularly in regard to beneficiary accountability, ensuring confidential information is protected.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with partners.


  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, Social work. Project management or in any other related field or a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in above with experience of over 3 years in management of MHPSS related programs
  • At least Minimum of 5-years’ experience in community -based intervention and development work, out of which at least three years in monitoring and evaluation work.
  • Knowledge of various technical sectors of development such as mental health and psychosocial support and community based psychosocial interventions
  • Proficiency in developing theories of change results in framework, M&E system and implementation of qualitative and quantitative assessments in a community setting,
  • Experience in project design development, design of baseline surveys, evaluations, training, and field use of qualitative data collection methods
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in care for caregivers support and stress management
  • Able to provide psychosocial support and stress management to institution staff.
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and build M&E competence of staff to achieve results,
  • Knowledge of data collection Apps such as CommCare, Kobo Toolbox …..
  • Very Fluent in written and spoken English and French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili would be an added value,
  • Adequate computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet, software for a database ),


  • Able to always bring in new innovations and creativity
  • Strong analytical, written, verbal, and communication skills,
  • High level of integrity, accountability, and responsibility,
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in/within diverse teams,
  • High level of self –drive, discipline, and desire to achieve,
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and produce the high –quality of work,
  • Ready to share knowledge and learn from others
  • Strong health,


 The application file should contain the following documents:

  • A motivation letter demonstrating why the candidate thinks is the best or capable of doing the job based on academic qualifications and past professional and practical experience;
  • A detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae, with 3 referees
  • Copy of Diploma and other related certificates
  • Copy of ID

Motivated and capable candidate are requested to submit their application documents , not later than November  30th  2020, at 12h00 Noon, at the ARCT-RUHUKA office in KIBAGABAGA, Kigali, to the attention of: ARCT-RUHUKA  Chairperson, or by email to in PDF format.

For any other information, please contact us on telephone no. (+250) 787104307. Due to the volume of applications, only preselected candidates will be contacted.

Done at Kigali, on 10/11/2020

Annonciata KALIGIRWA

Chairperson of ARCT - Ruhuka