• Project Coordinator, Advancing the Rights of Children and Youth with Disability

    Employer: Save the Children
    Posted: 21 May 2019
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    Project Coordinator, Advancing the Rights of Children and Youth with Disability

    About the Role:

    The Project Coordinator is accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of Save the Children’s two-year project that aims to promote the rights of children and youth with disability in partnership with a local organisation called UWEZO.

    Save the Children Rwanda and the implementing partner UWEZO will work closely with youth and children with disability (Y/CWD) to promote implementation of the State obligations and commitments to the Child Rights Convention and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD). This project will pilot a new approach to evidence-based advocacy for and by a new generation of Y/CWD in Rwanda and support them to express themselves on how they see the fulfilment of their rights at grassroots levels and how they enjoy them in different settings such as home, school, institutional care, rehabilitation centres etc.

    The project will focus on Gasabo, Kicukiro, and Musanze district with awareness raising activities on disabilities and the CRPD and related commitments for community members, women and men, and decision makers. Building on this, Y/CWD will be supported to learn data collection and research and thereafter conduct advocacy actions on issues important to them. Teacher and employer trainings and peer-to-peer mentor programmes in selected schools will further inspire duty-bearers and rights holders to deliver on and claim rights to education, independence, employment and participation.

    Qualifications and experience

    • Degree in Social Sciences or related field
    • University degree and 3-5 years of relevant area work experience or equivalent
    • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in project management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability - including budget holding responsibilities;
    • Proven experience in disability inclusive programming, accessibility adaptations
    • Strong understanding of the global, regional and national framework related to persons with disability especially children and youth
    • Strong understanding of civil society and rights based approach to development and partnerships
    • Experience of organisational capacity building and partner support
    • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Proven project management skills
    • High level report writing skills in English
    • Good understanding of Child Rights situation and disability rights in Rwanda
    • Desirable experience working with the Washington Group Short Set and Child
      Functioning Module
    • Contract length: 2 Years

      The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
    • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


    This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


    We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

    SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

    Application Information:

    Interested candidates should send their applications (Application Letter plus CV) by following the following link: https://rwanda.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/543

    The deadline for receiving applications is 5th June, 2019.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

    *Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


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