Project Director, ACHIEVE Rwanda

  • Pact Rwanda
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary:
  • Deadline: 2020-09-25
  • Location: Kigali - Rwanda
  • Job Advert Expires In: 2 days
Project Director, ACHIEVE Rwanda

Job Description

Pact Rwanda is looking Project Director will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. S/he will supervise project implementation to ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The Project Director will provide technical and strategic leadership of all aspects of the project. S/he will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.

Job Requirements

  • Project Management and Leadership
    • Represent Pact and the ACHIEVE program and act as the main point of contact in Rwanda for USAID’s Activity Manager
    • Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, as well as review annual budgets and biannual reports
    • Manage a team of up to 15 technical and administrative staff
    • Ensure compliance with Pact HQ and USAID requirements, policies, and regulations.
    • Act as a liaison to USAID and relevant ministries within the Government of Rwanda to ensure smooth implementation of the project while laying the groundwork for sustainability
    • Recruit, supervise and provide guidance and support to program management and administrative staff
    • Coordinate with ACHIEVE HQ staff in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables
    • Monitor project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, ensuring efficient use of resources and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Technical Leadership
    • As needed, provide or ensure availability of high-quality technical assistance in OVC and DREAMS programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s objectives and targets and adhering to expected technical quality for OVC and DREAMS programs and reporting requirements
    • Provide and/or ensure availability of mentoring to local partners to strengthen their capacity for service delivery, compliance with donor rules and regulations, and USAID relationship and agreement management, as appropriate
    • Coordinate and as needed conduct monitoring visits to local implementing partners
    • Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the project work plans, ensuring programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with USAID and international standards

Basic Requirements

  • MPH/MPA/MBA or masters in a relevant field and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience or a BA/BS with 15 years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a senior manager of USAID-funded programs including those involving OVC and/or DREAMS activities
  • Eight years prior experience in managing OVC and/or DREAMS programs funded by PEPFAR
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID Mission, Government of Rwanda, implementing partners, and local NGOs
  • Proven skills in building organizational capacity in OVC, DREAMS, HIV/AIDS, and/or financial and operations management
  • Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and French
  • Demonstrated success implementing programming at the community level
  • Expertise in and sensitivity to the socio-cultural barriers facing intended beneficiaries for this program
  • Local candidates preferred
  • Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor

How to Apply

  • All applications with a motivation letter and CV shall be sent through the following email address: not later than September 25, 2020 mentioning the position title as a subject to email.