Job Description: SRHR-Country Coordinator
Reporting to: Executive Secretary NUDOR and Programme Manager at Liliane Foundation Location: NUDOR- Kigali
Starting date: ASAP
Position: 1 year with possibility for extension
The National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda (NUDOR) exists to strengthen the voice of the disability movement in Rwanda. NUDOR, together with its member Organizations, would like to ensure that persons with disabilities can enjoy equal rights in Health to which they are entitled.
Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liliane Foundation, represented by its strategic partner NUDOR, and 5 other consortium partners will start with the implementation of a programme on capacity building in advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of marginalized young people with compounded (intersectional) vulnerabilities.
The intersectionality consortium is composed of WEMOS (lead partner), Liliane Foundation (represented in Rwanda by NUDOR), Akina Mama wa Africa (a feminist organization based in Uganda), the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (feminist’s academics in Kenya), VSO and Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). The intersectionality programme will be simultaneously implemented in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda. Learning and sharing of innovations in advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) between countries will be an important aspect within the programme. Strengthening of civil society organizations and social movements will be an important methodology to reach the objectives.
NUDOR, as strategic partner of Liliane Foundation, will assure the country consortium coordination of this project in Rwanda. NUDOR will need to identify, and hire, a skilled country coordinator. The main role of the program coordinator is to lead, coordinate and manage the overall programme on sexual and reproductive health advocacy of the Country Coordination Group in Rwanda. The Project coordinator has no formal hierarchal position towards national staff of the consortium partners nor to the staff of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) linked to them. The Country Coordinator will report directly to the Programme Manager of the Liliane Foundation and the Director of NUDOR, following a MoU.
Provide strategic leadership and co-ordination to ensure that all consortium and other implementing partners are aligned in delivering the objectives of the 5 years Intersectionality- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocacy Programme.
3.Duties and responsibilities:
The Country Coordinator (CC) /Program Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including:
3.1. Planning and Coordination:
- Lead responsibility for ensuring all consortium partners work in synergy and support co-ordination and integration of the project at country level.
- Key driver in co-ordination of joint theory of change development, annual planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, reflection and learning and revision of the Theory of Change between consortium partners.
- Plan the delivery of the overall country programme and its activities in accordance with the mission, goals, policies and procedures of the international consortium, NUDOR and Liliane Foundation.
- Organize and chair National Coordination group meetings, encouraging working together on activities and interventions to realize the desired outcomes and objectives.
- Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda
- Monitor alignment of activities of partners to prevent duplications or conflicting messages and keeps an eye on potential collaborative efforts that will contribute to realizing ambitions and objectives of the program in the country.
- Monitor the progress of the activity work plan and monitor the budget depletion and track expenditures/transactions, based on the inputs of the consortium partners.
- Ensure alignment of narrative and financial reporting (both progress and annual).
- Take leadership in emergencies as required, working closely with the NUDOR Executive Secretary and the international safeguarding staff
3.2.Networking and partnerships
- Lead role in ensuring accountability of the consortium to local stakeholders
- Coordinate the lobbying & advocacy of the consortium in country
- Keep updated records and create reports or proposals
- Support growth and program development
- Responsible for setting up, selecting, and accompanying the local youth representation in the youth panel; is a focal point for contact with youth representatives and coordinate their training and mentoring to support them in their role.
- Key contact point for strategic partners, donors, and representation of the project in country
- Facilitate and encourage information sharing, mutual learning and optimal communication between consortium partners
- Liaise with external advocacy partners, such as NGO forums as well as in joint NGO advocacy efforts as appropriate;
- Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
- Help build positive relations within the country coordination team, NUDOR and Liliane Foundation staff and external parties
- Work closely with the global implementation team to share learning for new and corrective programme design
4. Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- A relevant university degree/ or post graduate qualification preferably in Public Health, Sociology, International Development or related field
- At least 10 years’ experience working for international and national organizations in senior management positions
- At least 5 years’ experience in working in and leading partnerships and large consortia preferably in the fields of SRHR, health, advocacy or education programmes
- Excellent leadership, networking, influencing and relationship-building skills
- Experience of donor reporting on impact, changes, and effectiveness measures, especially with regards to major donors.
- Proven experience in financial management,
- Evidence of understanding the challenges of working in consortia and its implications for program management. Ability to coordinate a consortium program,
- Experience in working with and coach a diverse team and stakeholders.
- Excellent understanding of program cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation, and review of programs.
- Proven competence in the development and application of Monitoring and Evaluation systems and tools
- Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams.
- Knowledge and practical experience of applying lobby & advocacy issues on (inter)national level
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and Strong report writing skills
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Excellent time-management and organizational including skills Multitasker and able to manage pressure
- Significant experience and knowledge of disability (organizations) and intersectionality in Rwandan context is preferable.
- Having an open, non-discriminating mind and attitude towards all types of intersections based on gender, age and race.
Qualified Candidates should submit a motivation letter + CV and other supporting documents in English to: NUDOR email, firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: GAppeldoorn@lilianefonds.nl, not later than 15th February 2021 at 4PM. Note that due to measures to fight against the spread of Covid19 Pandemic, hard documents will not be received and considered. The application has to be addressed to the Executive Secretary of NUDOR.
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NB: NUDOR and Liliane Foundation are equal opportunity employers. Qualified women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for writing exam and interview.