Different 36 job positions at Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE Rwanda)

1. Teaching Assistantship Mentor

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistantship Mentor

Number of vacancies: 30

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

In the context of the Mastercard Foundation- funded Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative, IEE is implementing the Teaching Assistantships Project (TAP) under the LIT “Recruit” pillar. TAP is aimed at supporting Rwanda with skill-nurturing for passionate young people, with an interest in education, attracting them to join the teaching profession, and support education.  Through capacity building and exposure to teaching through teaching assistantships, a young, skilled teaching force will be nurtured to contribute to Ministry of Education priorities in the current Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19- 2014/25).

 Purpose of the role

Teaching Assistantship Mentors will be responsible for implementation of project activities in support of Teaching Assistants. Using a mentorship approach, Teaching Assistantship Mentors will provide school-based day-to-day technical support and guidance to Teaching Assistants, in addition to facilitating on-going Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Inspire Teaching Assistants with love for learning and exploration in the knowledge realm, with enthusiasm for sustained skill development.
  • Inspire and support Teaching Assistants to take up Education courses at tertiary level.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of career preparation in their transitional year to higher learning.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of English language for teaching.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of planning for teaching and methodology.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of study strategies and personal development.
  • Provide moral support to Teaching Assistants to be determined to strive against any obstacles, in determination to succeed professionally.
  • Provide moral and technical support to Teaching Assistants, interesting them to join the teaching career.
  • Provide moral support to Teaching Assistants for empowerment, participation and decision-making.
  • Support Teaching Assistants as they facilitate peer support sessions with their peers.
  • Mentorship for Teaching Assistants to collaborate with host teachers to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Mentorship for Teaching Assistants to develop skills, values and attitudes for effective knowledge searching and sharing.
  • Facilitating Teaching Assistants’ appreciation of requisites for quality learning.
  • Facilitate Teaching Assistants’ understanding of the main domains of CPD: Professional Knowledge, Professional practice and Professional ethics, values and behaviors in support of quality teaching and learning.
  • Build pedagogical skills of Teaching Assistants as effective facilitators of teaching and learning.
  • Equip Teaching Assistants with knowledge and skills for preparation for and facilitation of teaching and learning.
  • Support Teaching Assistants’ work at Host Schools with teachers to ensure they:

a.Know and effectively support learners and the learning process.

b.Know subject and curriculum content and appropriate ways to teach it.
c. Plan and teach effectively and set high expectations for learner achievement.
d. Assess to improve learning and teaching.
e.Create and sustain an inclusive, learner-friendly learning environment.
f. Engage in school-based professional development.
g.Establish professional relationships with the community to support student learning.

  • Undertake any other project implementation roles and activities as may be requested by IEE Management.

Qualifications, experience and competences required

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree with a minimum of 3 years continuous experience in education delivery, education monitoring, capacity building in education and mentorship.
  • Master’s Degree in education is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in career guidance.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in teaching.
  • Strong professional mentorship experience including planning, initiating and delivering activities within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable experience in curriculum development and delivery.
  • Understanding and experience of school-based mentorship, Training of Trainers and capacity building is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting is an advantage.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Experience of working in the NGO sector in education is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, contributing to quality learning.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.
  • A clean criminal record.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Teaching Assistantship Mentor as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

2. Communications Officer

Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Number of vacancies: 1

Reports to: Country Director, Deputy Country Director- Programmes

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Purpose of the role

The Communications Officer will manage, undertake, assist and contribute to high profile communications for IEE programmes in coordination with various project staff at IEE. The Communications Officer will act as a liaison between IEE, the media and the public, to ensure that IEE programmes gain required visibility. The Communications Officer will also support reporting processes.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a detailed programmes communications plan, in alignment with IEE’s overall communications plan.
  • Write and post high-profile content and Human-Interest Stories that highlight programme activities, featuring stakeholders’ interaction and experiences with the project.
  • Manage the IEE webpage as content officer ensuring regular posting of information; Ensure page is up to date, accurate, compelling; Keep IEE’s online presence by updating, revising, and developing its website resources and by developing social media content.
  • Post IEE’s communications on varied channels including print media, social media, and website.
  • Contribute to IEE reports and general communications to support communication of programme progress to relevant stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Provide communication support to overall day-to-day programme management related to all project activities for effective delivery of the programme.
  • Synthesize programme information in support of effective communications on programmes, supporting implementation, and producing highly focused programme implementation update reports taking into consideration, contextual, policy and logistics related to implementation.
  • Plan and implement information gathering activities with education stakeholders at national and local levels, for empirical communication on programmes.
  • Keep abreast of communication trends and adopt them for effective communication on IEE programmes.
  • Collaborate with IEE management and programme teams to generate programme information both for media sharing and for reporting.
  • Lead on writing of project information sheets and reports.
  • Edit materials (papers, briefs, power point presentations, etc) in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Develop, write and edit communications materials, including press releases, blog posts and social media content.
  • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of IEE communications activities.
  • Ensure that all communication material aligns with IEE communications standards.
  • Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos as part of programme documentation.
  • Work with programme team members to conceptualize and implement communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Respond to media inquiries and perform media outreach for accurate inclusion of IEE programmes in publications.
  • Develop escalation protocols for managing communication crises, should they arise.
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely fashion with external audiences, face-to-face, through email and telephone; conferences where appropriate, and other forms.
  • Manage knowledge documentation; support documentation and publication of work and lessons; ensure regular learning sessions occur.

Qualifications, experience, and competences required

  • Bachelors’ degree, preferably a Masters’ degree in communications, international relations/public affairs, journalism, Social Sciences, Education Literature or other related field) and 5 years of proven experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in narrative, analytical writing from a range of perspectives.
  • Significant experience in and/or demonstration of broad, in-depth proficiency in content development, including editing communications products for structure, clarity of ideas, and the logical presentation of content.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda, editing skills, and interviewing skills. The role requires a high degree of facility in writing for different audiences (IEE staff, programme stakeholders, students) and for different media (website, social media, annual reports, brochures).
  • Solid knowledge of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies for planning, executing and monitoring communications strategies.
  • Understanding of the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc
  • Exceptional writing skills and be able to compose engaging and accurate content.
  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team.
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good IT skills including proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator is an asset.
  • Understanding of communications, public relations and programme promotion best practices.
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts.
  • Must be resourceful and take initiative even when given minimal direction.
  • Ability to identify and anticipate communications-related risks and opportunities at the country and sub-regional levels.
  • Journalistic and analytical writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable skills in writing Human Interest Stories is an added advantage.
  • Deep knowledge of issues pertaining to education, teaching and learning, along with awareness of various field-related instructional practices and career pathways.
  • Experience in teaching is considered an asset.  
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in project communications, producing communications papers or equivalent with a proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise reports.
  • Ability to clearly accurately articulate complex information to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to enthuse and engage a diverse range of stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Able to analyze and evaluate complex information, including statistics.
  • Professionalism, trustworthiness, and tact.
  • Able to schedule work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Credibility with country stakeholders, such as CSOs, academic institutions, and media.
  • Personal and professional integrity, self-motivation, dynamism, imagination and proven ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated willingness to receive feedback and adjust to a rapidly changing environment with evolving priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle/juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into key messages tailored to target audiences.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Communications Officer as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

 

3. Continuous Professional Development Coordinator

Job Vacancy: Continuous Professional Development Coordinator

Number of vacancies: 2

Reports to: Country Director, Deputy Country Director- Programmes 

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

IEE collaborates with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to complement pre- and in-service teacher development efforts implemented by Rwanda Basic Education Board. Particularly, IEE supports capacity development in the context of the national School-based Mentorship Programme (SBMP), for improved teaching and learning for children. IEE also supports Pre-service teacher training at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).

A latest addition to programming for in-service teacher development is Learning through Play (LtP), which is an evidence-based pedagogical approach to facilitating effective teaching and learning. LtP is aimed at introducing thoughtful usage of play in Rwandan primary schools to facilitate teaching and learning, for the benefit of improved learning outcomes for school children.

 Purpose of the role

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Coordinators will be responsible for providing technical oversight to all activities in the Pre-and in-service teacher development for quality results for children programme, related to in-service teacher development, particularly through technical support to the national School-based Mentorship Programme (SBMP). They will coordinate educational activities by district-based Continuous Professional Development Advisors (CPD Advisors) in support of trainings for Sector and School-based Mentors, in the context of the SBMP, to ensure effective development of teachers’ skills for delivery of effective education. CPD Coordinators will ensure rollout of LtP pedagogy in schools in support of teaching and learning in the context of the Competence-based Curriculum (CBC). 

Major Responsibilities:

Programme implementation, management, and coordination

  • Facilitating and implementing programme activities in accordance with the mission and goals of IEE and UNICEF in the context of the Pre-and in-service teacher development for quality results for children
  • Serve as programme lead for project design, evaluation, and dissemination of results.
  • Manage performance assessments of CPD Advisors, goal setting, and support professional development on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure and direct the development of regular and timely programmatic updates at IEE in-house CPDs to ensure cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge-building, and resource sharing. This includes helping to develop a knowledge management system and supporting processes.
  • Facilitate small and large group meetings and trainings, internally and externally.
  • Direct continuous learning for programme staff.
  • Interact with programme implementation teams to maintain consistent understanding of programme status and deliverables and identify variances and errors, while analyzing programme risks and charting solutions to address them.  
  •  Developing an implementation and evaluation plan to assess programme strengths and lead improvement.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities for capacity development for School-based Mentors.
  •  Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure programme goals are achieved.
  • Ensure programmatic excellence through development and implementation of innovative performance and outcomes measures.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of programme statuses throughout their life cycles.
  •  Responsible for overall day-to-day programme management, initiating and coordinating all programme activities for effective delivery of projects.  
  • Synthesizing programme information to guide effective implementation and producing highly focused programme implementation update reports taking into consideration, contextual, policy and logistics related to programme implementation.
  •  Leading on programme communications. Collaborate with the Communications Officer and Country Directorate to generate project information both for media sharing and for reporting.
  • Develop programme information sheets and reports.
  • Collaborate with other Programme Managers to support integrated programming.  
  •  Undertake any other programme management and coordination-related activities as may be requested by IEE Management.

Qualifications, experience and competences required

  • Minimum of a Masters’ Degree in Education with a minimum of 7 years continuous experience in education management, delivery, education monitoring, project management, capacity building in education and mentorship.
  • Strong project management experience including planning, initiating and delivering activities within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in securing involvement of internal and external stakeholders, planning and facilitating consultation exercises, interviews or fact-finding meetings which result in all relevant information being collected within a limited timeframe.
  • A broad understanding of school-based mentorship, Training of Trainers and capacity building is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, contributing to quality learning.
  • Demonstrable experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.
  • Experience of working in the Education NGO sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Continuous Professional Development Coordinator as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

4. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Number of vacancies: 1

Reports to: Deputy Country Director- Programmes, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager  

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

In the context of the Mastercard Foundation- funded Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative, IEE is implementing the Teaching Assistantships Project (TAP) under the LIT “Recruit” pillar. TAP is aimed at supporting Rwanda with skill-nurturing for passionate young people, with an interest in education, attracting them to join the teaching profession, and support education.  Through capacity building and exposure to teaching through teaching assistantships, a young, skilled teaching force will be nurtured to contribute to Ministry of Education priorities in the current Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19- 2014/25).

 Purpose of the role

Among other roles, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. She/he will be responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, and Learning framework of the Teaching Assistantships Project in the context of other IEE Projects. She/he will develop a systematic monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by Projects.

Major Responsibilities:

Contribution to development and implementation of result-based monitoring, evaluation, and reporting system with detailed guidelines for its implementation.

  • Support development and implementation of an effective result-based M&E system including tools and techniques in collaboration with Programme teams and ensure that M&E systems and procedures are well-integrated with programme requirements, and funder systems and procedures.
  • Generate convincing evidence of project impact for policy makers, donors, government officials and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor all project activities and progress towards achieving the IEE Education programme results.
  • Suggest strategies to the Programme Management team for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes by identifying bottlenecks in completing activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Prepare quality monitoring and evaluation reports highlighting programme progress and share with programme staff with recommendations for further improvement.

 Supporting outcome/impact and evaluation studies on programmes.

  • Support the M&E Manager on the Monitoring and Evaluation component, to identify delivery issues of the component and ensure effective coordination of the component activities for quality and consistency.
  • Participate in identification of research and M&E priorities and including those in annual plans.
  • Oversee all data collection efforts, including evaluation, surveys, assessments, and all qualitative and quantitative studies.

Support, organize, facilitate different research/evaluation (performance evaluation, baseline, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation, etc.) using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Support baseline, midline and end line research to facilitating learning from projects. 
  • Prepare Key Result Reports, Annual Result Reports, Quarterly & Annual Progress and M&E reports for programme donors following their respective guidelines.
  • Participate in Annual Project Reviews and Planning workshops organized by IEE and assist Programme Managers in preparing result-oriented materials for workshops.
  • Organize and facilitate M&E trainings and workshops including preparation of concept notes and development of training materials, training schedules, etc;
  • Support development of capacities of project staff and partners to conduct M&E activities using project monitoring frameworks.
  • Analyze case related/thematic data along with capacity and awareness raising data in coordination with different components of projects.
  • Support development of Terms of Reference (ToR) for hiring consulting firms following procedure and coordinate research and studies.
  • Ensure quality of study reports prepared by consulting firms by providing technical inputs and ensuring compliance of studies with respective ToR and share the findings with different stakeholders.
  • Supporting Planning, Management, Reporting and data analysis together with developing and implementing comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Strategy for Projects

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing around monitoring and evaluation.

  • Identification and documentation of success stories, achievements, lessons learned and document recommendations to be integrated into broader IEE knowledge management efforts.
  • Compile and disseminate information extracted from all available information management systems to Project Management and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader knowledge management, planning and strategies.

Other key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of all M&E forms and other information required.
  • Develop M&E tools in coordination with the M&E Manager
  • Assist the M&E Manager in training other members of staff or contractors to carry out data collection tasks and completion of M&E forms as needed
  • Design and implement projects’ Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Plans.
  • Work closely with project and program coordinators to capture all relevant data and information from program participants throughout the program cycle.
  • Establish robust data collection, management, and reporting systems for programmes.
  • Ensure project progress against targets is regularly tracked and evaluate project success in achieving objectives and goals.
  • Regularly report results and data to IEE Management and donors through narrative reports.
  • Ensure data quality through data quality assessments, data cleaning, verification, and validation.
  • Plan and coordinate regular field monitoring visits.
  • Any other responsibilities as requested by IEE Management. 

Qualifications, experience and competences required

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project planning and Management, International Development, Public Policy, Social Sciences and a minimum of 5 years continuous experience in a similar role.
  • professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of Government, NGO or international development projects.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience in designing and managing beneficiary monitoring and database systems.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Experience in managing and providing training to partners and target beneficiaries.
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as project liaison for externally managed evaluations.
  • Able to analyze and evaluate complex information, including statistics.
  • Able to analyze and respond to external developments and identify issues speedily and effectively. 
  • Ability to clearly accurately articulate complex information to a wide range of audiences. Excellent written and oral presentation skills, with ability to engage, inspire, build credibility, and engender trust with diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Time management skills, project management skills, and organizational skills. The ability to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Ability to research and quickly disseminate relevant, emerging, and existing evidence-base practices and models.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in project leadership, producing policy papers or equivalent with a proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise reports.
  • Strong project management experience including planning, initiating, and delivering new initiatives within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in securing involvement of internal and external stakeholders, planning, and facilitating consultation exercises, interviews or fact-finding meetings which result in all relevant information being collected within a limited timeframe.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Good IT skills including proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Monitoring and Evaluation Officer as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

5. Project Coordinator

Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

Number of vacancies: 1

Reports to: Country Director, Deputy Country Director- Programmes 

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

In the context of the Mastercard Foundation- funded Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative, IEE is implementing the Teaching Assistantships Project (TAP) under the LIT “Recruit” pillar. TAP is aimed at supporting Rwanda with skill-nurturing for passionate young people, with an interest in education, attracting them to join the teaching profession, and support education.  Through capacity building and exposure to teaching through teaching assistantships, a young, skilled teaching force will be nurtured to contribute to Ministry of Education priorities in the current Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19- 2014/25).

 Purpose of the role

Among other roles, the Project Coordinator will provide technical oversight to all project activities as well as building capacities and supporting Teaching Assistantship Mentors and Teaching Assistants in project activity implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

Project implementation, management, and coordination

  • Coordinate the Teaching Assistantships Project.
  • Collaborate with Teaching Assistantship Mentors and Teaching Assistants, managing project implementation in line with Leaders in Teaching and national priorities for teacher development.
  • Ensure the Teaching Assistantships Project is integrated within the Rwandan Education sector, in contribution to Education Sector Strategic Plan priorities for teacher development.
  • Ensure quality timely delivery of education materials and proper utilization of project materials in host schools.
  • Participate in Leaders in Teaching Community of Practice in contribution to evidence generation.
  • Support technical teams in implementing result-oriented activities to achieve project outcomes.
  • Supervise Teaching Assistantship Mentors guiding them and giving them technical support to facilitate Teaching Assistantships.
  • Manage and coordinate IEE Education programmes in alignment with programme workplans.
  • Carry out field-based capacity building activities for Teaching Assistants and coordinating review meetings with Host School stakeholders: Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, Host Teachers for successful Teaching Assistantships.
  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant, and quality reports to IEE Management to inform strategic support to project implementation.
  • Support learning processes of project baselines and evaluation of the Teaching Assistantships Project.

Capacity building and training

  • Coordination of Teaching Assistantship Mentors, supporting their capacity development and overseeing training and deployment of Teaching Assistants to host schools.
  • Coordinating mentoring and coaching for Teaching Assistants in coordination with Host School stakeholders: Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, Host Teachers.
  • Liaise with Rwanda Basic Education Board in capacity building, mentorship, and career guidance for Teaching Assistants.
  • Advocacy with Ministry of Education in collaboration with Ministries of Local Government and Labor to possess evidence of teaching assistantship as a pre-requisite for recruitment into the teaching profession.

Engagement, networking, and documentation

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in teacher development implementation at the District level.
  • Identify and utilize channels at national and local levels for nationalization of Teaching Assistantships as part of civic education in Rwanda.
  • Coordination of school-level Continuous Professional Development (CPD)-type trainings for Teaching Assistants by Teaching Assistantship Mentors, with the national CPD Framework as a basis for advocacy with Ministry of Education on existing structures favourable for uptake of the teaching assistantships system.
  • Collaborate with District Education Officers and Sector Education Officers throughout the project cycle in recruitment of Teaching Assistants, and advocacy to include teaching assistantships as part of district education plans.
  • Involvement of Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, and Teachers in full management of teaching assistantships, to hone their appreciation of the importance of teaching assistantships in supporting learning in the short-term and preparing young people to  appreciate the importance of the teaching profession, gaining informed career choices as teachers or other professionals, gaining practical teaching experience with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviours that sustain them throughout their lives, making them responsible citizens contributing to quality learning, social and economic transformation in Rwanda. 
  • Effectively document all information related to project successes and best practices and sharing it in relevant education networks for advocacy for nationalization of Teaching Assistantships.

Qualifications, experience, and competences required

  • Minimum of a Masters’ Degree in Education with a minimum of 7 years continuous experience in education management, delivery, education monitoring, project management, capacity building in education and mentorship.
  • Strong project management experience including planning, initiating, and delivering activities within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in securing involvement of internal and external stakeholders, planning and facilitating consultation exercises, interviews or fact-finding meetings which result in all relevant information being collected within a limited timeframe.
  • A broad understanding of school-based mentorship, Training of Trainers and capacity building is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, contributing to quality learning.
  • Demonstrable experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.
  • Experience of working in the Education NGO sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Project Coordinator as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

6. Project Coordinator

Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

Number of vacancies: 1

Reports to: Country Director, Deputy Country Director- Programmes 

Opening date: August 5, 2021

Closing date: August 19, 2021

About Inspire, Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE)

IEE is a Rwandan local Education Not-For-Profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Since 2005, in collaboration with partners, IEE complements efforts of the Ministry of Education/ Rwanda Basic Education Board, supporting education implementation for quality learning outcomes. IEE designs and delivers innovative programmes to address challenges to provision of quality education. IEE programmes range from: teacher development training and technical assistance, teaching and learning, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, education policies and systems reform.

Context for vacancy

In the context of the Mastercard Foundation- funded Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative, IEE is implementing the Teaching Assistantships Project (TAP) under the LIT “Recruit” pillar. TAP is aimed at supporting Rwanda with skill-nurturing for passionate young people, with an interest in education, attracting them to join the teaching profession, and support education.  Through capacity building and exposure to teaching through teaching assistantships, a young, skilled teaching force will be nurtured to contribute to Ministry of Education priorities in the current Education Sector Strategic Plan (2018/19- 2014/25).

 Purpose of the role

Among other roles, the Project Coordinator will provide technical oversight to all project activities as well as building capacities and supporting Teaching Assistantship Mentors and Teaching Assistants in project activity implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

Project implementation, management, and coordination

  • Coordinate the Teaching Assistantships Project.
  • Collaborate with Teaching Assistantship Mentors and Teaching Assistants, managing project implementation in line with Leaders in Teaching and national priorities for teacher development.
  • Ensure the Teaching Assistantships Project is integrated within the Rwandan Education sector, in contribution to Education Sector Strategic Plan priorities for teacher development.
  • Ensure quality timely delivery of education materials and proper utilization of project materials in host schools.
  • Participate in Leaders in Teaching Community of Practice in contribution to evidence generation.
  • Support technical teams in implementing result-oriented activities to achieve project outcomes.
  • Supervise Teaching Assistantship Mentors guiding them and giving them technical support to facilitate Teaching Assistantships.
  • Manage and coordinate IEE Education programmes in alignment with programme workplans.
  • Carry out field-based capacity building activities for Teaching Assistants and coordinating review meetings with Host School stakeholders: Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, Host Teachers for successful Teaching Assistantships.
  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant, and quality reports to IEE Management to inform strategic support to project implementation.
  • Support learning processes of project baselines and evaluation of the Teaching Assistantships Project.

Capacity building and training

  • Coordination of Teaching Assistantship Mentors, supporting their capacity development and overseeing training and deployment of Teaching Assistants to host schools.
  • Coordinating mentoring and coaching for Teaching Assistants in coordination with Host School stakeholders: Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, Host Teachers.
  • Liaise with Rwanda Basic Education Board in capacity building, mentorship, and career guidance for Teaching Assistants.
  • Advocacy with Ministry of Education in collaboration with Ministries of Local Government and Labor to possess evidence of teaching assistantship as a pre-requisite for recruitment into the teaching profession.

Engagement, networking, and documentation

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in teacher development implementation at the District level.
  • Identify and utilize channels at national and local levels for nationalization of Teaching Assistantships as part of civic education in Rwanda.
  • Coordination of school-level Continuous Professional Development (CPD)-type trainings for Teaching Assistants by Teaching Assistantship Mentors, with the national CPD Framework as a basis for advocacy with Ministry of Education on existing structures favourable for uptake of the teaching assistantships system.
  • Collaborate with District Education Officers and Sector Education Officers throughout the project cycle in recruitment of Teaching Assistants, and advocacy to include teaching assistantships as part of district education plans.
  • Involvement of Head Teachers, Directors of Studies, and Teachers in full management of teaching assistantships, to hone their appreciation of the importance of teaching assistantships in supporting learning in the short-term and preparing young people to  appreciate the importance of the teaching profession, gaining informed career choices as teachers or other professionals, gaining practical teaching experience with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviours that sustain them throughout their lives, making them responsible citizens contributing to quality learning, social and economic transformation in Rwanda. 
  • Effectively document all information related to project successes and best practices and sharing it in relevant education networks for advocacy for nationalization of Teaching Assistantships.

Qualifications, experience, and competences required

  • Minimum of a Masters’ Degree in Education with a minimum of 7 years continuous experience in education management, delivery, education monitoring, project management, capacity building in education and mentorship.
  • Strong project management experience including planning, initiating, and delivering activities within agreed time scales.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in securing involvement of internal and external stakeholders, planning and facilitating consultation exercises, interviews or fact-finding meetings which result in all relevant information being collected within a limited timeframe.
  • A broad understanding of school-based mentorship, Training of Trainers and capacity building is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable teaching experience, contributing to quality learning.
  • Demonstrable experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting.
  • Good presenter with experience of presenting complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Extremely well-organized multi-tasker.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, goal oriented.
  • Experience of working in the Education NGO sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrable supervisory experience.
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a small team and to work independently.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trustworthy, ethical, and authentic in all situations.

Application procedure

IEE is an equal opportunities employer. If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter, and CV including names of at least 3 position-relevant referees with scanned copies of certificates/diplomas, to The Country Director, Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) at iee.job.hr@gmail.com before August 19, 2021.

 Important Note: Please ONLY write Project Coordinator as the subject of your application email. Failure to observe this instruction will lead to disqualification.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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