Project Logistics Officer at Federation Handicap International Rwanda: (Deadline 14 March 2021)

PROGRAMME RWANDA

 HUMANITY & INCLUSION IS SEEKING A PROJECT LOGISTICS OFFICER -RWANDA PROGRAMM

Organization: Federation Handicap International which runs its programs under its operational name “Humanity &Inclusion” (HI)
ProjectStrengthening Inclusion and participation of persons with specific needs in humanitarian interventions in Rwanda.
Job titleProject Logistics officer
Technical fieldLogistics and supply chain management
TaskManagement of the project logistics and supply chain
Duty station/LocationKigali
Report to:Deputy Project manager
Duration of contract9 months from April to Dec 2021
Start dateApril 2021

1.    HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM

Handicap International Federation (HI) Rwanda which operates under the name Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial International Organization that was founded in 1982 and operates in Rwanda since 1994. It envisages a Rwanda society that is inclusive, supportive, and respectful of the rights of vulnerable people and especially persons with disabilities. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable people, it commits itself to meet their essential needs, improving their living condition, and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. It does so by supporting the policies and initiatives of public authorities and civil society to advance the rights of vulnerable people, particularly persons with disabilities across Rwanda.

In partnership with UNHCR and the Ministry in charge of emergency management (MINEMA) formerly known as the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee affairs (MIDIMAR), HI launched its operations in Refugee camps of Rwanda since 2015, responding to the specific needs of persons with disabilities, elderly people and persons with mental health and psychosocial issues in urban areas, Congolese and Burundian Refugee camps of Rwanda. In Sept 2019, HI extended its psychosocial support interventions in Gashora camp that host evacuees from Libya under the Emergency transit mechanism (ETM).

In this Framework, HI seeks to recruit a logistics officer that will support the project team to Implement a UNHCR-funded project titled “Strengthening Inclusion and participation of persons with specific needs in humanitarian interventions in Rwanda” which aims to improve the living condition of the aforementioned target beneficiaries. S/he will support the project team to deliver timely response to needs of persons with specific needs in Urban areas: Kigali and Huye,6 Refugee camps: Nyabiheke, Gihembe, Kiziba, Kigeme, Mugombwa, Mahama and Gashora ETM. Under direct supervision of the Deputy Project Manager, the Project Logistics Officer will be responsible for weekly collection of purchase requests from the project field staff and submit them to the logistics office. The incumbent will be in charge of making the project supply plan and regular follow-up of: the purchase requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, delivery note and ensure that all payments are made in accordance with HI procedures.

2.    Specific Roles and key responsibilities 

Prepare the project supply plan and make regular tracking of: the purchase requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, delivery note and ensure that all payments are made in accordance with HI procedures.Participate in the process of procuring the project supplies and ensure timely delivery of all purchased items to the intended beneficiariesProper tracking of all items dispatched in each location and make sure the distribution lists are submitted to the logistics office Monitor the procurement plan and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Deputy Project managerSafekeeping of electronic copies of the distribution lists submitted by the project staff update the database of the project beneficiaries on monthly basisParticipate in annual evaluation of project suppliersCompile cash requests (DT) and weekly travel plans submitted by the project team and submit them to the Deputy Project managerActively Participate in Capacity building of the project staff on safekeeping of the project logistics including: computers, modems, tablettes, telephones etc.Participate in the process of organizing project events, e.g., coordination meeting, seminars, workshops, awareness raising campaigns, training, etc.Ensure that community mobilizers receive their monthly payments without delayPerform other relevant responsibilities and tasks assigned by his/her line managerEnsure logistics requirements take disability and gender-specific needs into considerationProvide technical support to the existing self-help groups and VSLAs initiated by persons with specific needs and other refugee community members in order to increase their saving and business management skills.

3.    Required Qualification and competences

EssentialPreferable
Qualification(s):Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, logistics, accounting, finance or other related fields.Graduate certificates in logistics and supply chain management
Experience (type and length of experience):General logistics managementSupply chain ManagementManagement of suppliers Minimum three years of experience undertaking similar responsibilities in international NGOsA proven experience of working with persons with disabilities engaged in self-help groups or VSLA activities, will be an added advantage
Competencies (knowledge, skills required for the job, (see skills repository)Proficiency in logistics and supply chain management toolsGood mastery of filing and archiving of documentsProven ability to properly manage stock and multiple supply chainsGood communications skills both written and oral expression in Kinyarwanda, English and FrenchGood verification and data entry skillsThorough understanding of MS office applications: Word, Excel, and Outlook, and other logistics software packages necessary to accomplish routine tasks Very good knowledge of English, French and Kinyarwanda
Personal qualities:Good teamwork spirit,Ability to perform multitasks and demands in a more complex stressful working environmentAbility to work under pressure and overtime when deemed necessaryDiscretion regarding the activities of the organization and confidential information of which he/she is aware (budgets, salaries, allowances, contracts …).Ability to make good plans, prioritize and meet deadlinesPunctuality.Absolute sobriety during working hours. Availability. Dynamic, flexible and rigorous

4.    How to apply

Please send a resume and the motivation letter with the reference number addressed to the HI Country Director, with a CV and diploma or other related copies on the address below:

  • FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, which runs programs under its operational name « HUMANITY & INCLUSION » KK15 Rd / KK10 Ave, IMELA HOUSE, Kicukiro sector, District de Kicukiro, Ville de Kigali, BP 747 KIGALI.
  • Or par e-mail: recrutement@rwanda.hi.org with subject: PLO-REF-HI-202102

no later than 14 March 2021 at 00:00.

N.B:

  • In respect of the law into force, persons with disabilities will be given a priority if they prove professional competences as equally as other candidates in tests and interviews.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • HI pays attention to its various Internal policies and in particular to the Policy for the fight against fraud and corruption, Policy for the protection of beneficiaries against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment, the Policy for the child protection, and the Gender Age and Disability Policy. As a committed organization, it is essential for it to be able to evaluate its candidates on these subjects of human protection!

Done at Kigali, 26th February 2021

Mélanie GEISER   

Country Manager

Gender and Protection Officer at Federation Handicap International Rwanda: (Deadline 14 March 2021)

If you have a taste for challenges, a real commitment to development, and a deep sensitivity towards vulnerable people in general and persons with disabilities in particular, then this recruitment notice is for you!

Post description

The Gender and Protection Officer (GPO) will be responsible of mainstreaming protection issues into activities of the project entitled “Health, Education & Livelihoods Africa: A Sustainable Inclusion Approach (HELASIA)” funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

The HELASIA project is jointly managed with the current Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR)-Inclusive Local development (ILD) project that is implementing inclusive local development approach. Thus, under the direct supervision of CBR-ILD and HELASIA Projects Manager, the Gender and Protection Officer (GPO) will provide required expertise in ensuring that gender and protection issues are addressed across the project cycle in accordance with (1) the HI’s Disability, Gender and Age, (2) protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse as well as (3) Child protection institutional policies. The role will include mainly (1) supporting the analysis of gaps in terms of Women Rights and Gender equality cross-cutting theme, (2) support the programme in providing capacity building to HI Rwanda programme staff, implementing partners, and other key actors, (3) providing technical support mainstreaming gender and protection in project activities and (4) contribute to planning, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of gender and protection-related policies across the project and HI Rwanda programme. The post holder will act in direct interaction with other projects team members, especially the Disability Inclusion Officers, the Policy Analysis Officer, and the implementing partner (National Union of Disabilities’ Organisations of Rwanda -NUDOR) staff. She/he will be based in Kigali with regular field visits in Nyamasheke and Rutsiro districts and other locations depending of the needs.

The Gender and Protection Officer (GPO) will be technically supported mainly by the HELASIA Regional Technical Coordinator and other staff within HI Rwanda Program.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS

The Gender and Protection Officer’s profile is expected to meet the following tasks:

  • Supporting project team promoting women’s rights and gender equality issues and concern during field activities
  • Supporting the programme to plan, implement and monitor the implementation of the gender and protection related institutional policies including among others the (1) the HI’s Disability, Gender and Age (DGA), (2) protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse as well as (3) Child protection institutional policies
  • Providing technical support and capacity building to project staff and key actors
  • Analyzing and communicating related complex information to project staff, partners, and other stakeholders

Expected profile

Required qualificationRelevant qualification
Degree (s):University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in law, social work, Psychology, Education, Gender Development, Public Health, Human Rights, and related domains.Bachelor’s degree with specification in disability inclusion or Inclusive development.
Experiences:Work experience in implementing gender and/or protection related programs, preferable social work or legal assistance, in humanitarian or development settingsPrior experience providing services to children and women at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation, and violence, providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counselling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways Holding capacity building skills (knowledge transfer, training techniques, curriculum and modular development, etc)Experience of 2 years in the field of Gender, protection and inclusionProved and practical experience in disability inclusion
Competences: Capacity to conduct training, follow-up and supervision sessions Capacity to work with Disability Rights Organizations and decision-makers Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment Capacity to collect, analyze and use dataCapacity to develop methodology guides Excellent community mobilization skillsComputer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).Capacity to write reports in a structured English and French Capacity to speak English fluently. French is an added valueAdequate Knowledge about disability and gender issues as well as inclusion.
Personal qualities :Team playerClear communicatorFlexibleNetwork-builderAble to handle pressure well under minimal supervisionCommitment to disability rights, child rights, and gender equality.Careful and willing to work in network.

For details, please refer to job profile in attachment: PPP Gender and protection officer.

About our organization:

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is a solidarity organization international committed to the rights of persons with disabilities, of people in a situation of vulnerability, and in general for human rights. Respect and the dignity of people concerned and beneficiaries of the actions and communities are at the heart of the staff and collaborators of HI, in all contexts of intervention.

Our code of conduct is a key element to the implementation of the institutional policies that set out the fundamental principles in the protection of our beneficiaries – especially the most vulnerable – against any form of abuse be of power, harassment, sexual exploitation, and abuse, by our own staff. These policies include, but are not limited to:

  •  Protection of Beneficiaries against Exploitation and Abuse Sexual
  • Child Protection
  •  Fight against Fraud and Corruption.

All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with our code of conduct. Any violations of those policy will be treated seriously.

Terms and conditions of submission

The application file must include a letter of motivation addressed to the Country Manager of HI in Rwanda, accompanied by the coordinates of 3 professional references related to the position, certificates of services rendered, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and a copy of each diploma. Complete applications must be submitted no later than midnight on 14th March 2021 at 00:00; to the following addresses:

  •  « Humanity & Inclusion » KK15 Rd/KK10 Ave KICUKIRO IMELA HOUSE B.P. 747 Kigali-Rwanda
  • Or via e-mail: recrutement@rwanda.hi.org with in subject: GPO-HELASIA-HI-202102

Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted to take the tests.

N.B: HI strongly encourages women candidates and persons with disabilities to apply.

(In accordance with the law into force, persons with disabilities will be given priority in the event of equal professional competence or the same mark at the end of the written tests and interviews)

Mélanie GEISER

Country Manager

Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor at Federation Handicap International Rwanda: (Deadline 14 March 2021)

If you have a taste for challenges, a real commitment to development, and a deep sensitivity towards vulnerable people in general and persons with disabilities in particular, then this recruitment notice is for you!

Fédération Handicap International, which implements its programs under its operational, branding name of “Humanity & Inclusion” (HI), is seeking a Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity in Rwanda.

The proposed project aims to improve maternal, infant, child, and adolescent nutrition, development, functional, and health outcomes. It will address child development gaps, specifically unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT), and social inclusion needs for infants, children and adolescent and adults with disabilities. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adolescent with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda (GoR) priorities.

The Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor reports to project Manager and will provide technical leadership in the development of physical rehabilitation, including assistive technology, and health system approaches.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS

The Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor will be entitled to performing the following activities:

  • Support the development and strengthening of community-based rehabilitation services for mothers, infants, children and adults
  • Work at the district and national level to support policy, planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation and monitoring of rehab/AT services
  • Develop tools and training for frontline workers (facility and community based) to support children with disabilities and their families to participate in ECD/nutrition services
  • With NCDA, inform development and rollout of adapted ECD tools/training for caregivers of children with disabilities.
  • Coordinate with project staff to ensure the implementation of the Disability Inclusion and Rehab/AT Strategy
  • Support with project reporting, ensuring that updates and progress on related indicators and successes are included in project reports and annual work plans.
  • Work with and support Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability and Learning (MEAL) teams to support collection and use of disability disaggregated data
  • Build capacity of project and partner staff in disability inclusion and Rehab/AT, in project activities.
  • Represent disability inclusion and Rehab/AT aspects of the project to external stakeholders and participate in technical working groups.

  Required Qualifications

Subject matter expert in the development of physical rehabilitation, including assistive technology, services and be knowledgeable about health system approaches with a minimum of seven years of relevant experience.

Indispensable
DegreesMaster’s degree or higher in a physical rehabilitation and/or associated field is required
Experiences/skills:At least, seven years of relevant experience in managing diversity in rehabilitation systems and services.Technical capacity, experience, and skills to develop quality sustainable physical rehabilitation services and community-based approach Experience in working with public and private rehabilitation institutions and technical servicesDiversified practices in the field of functional rehabilitation in Rwanda.Experience in the coordination and knowledge of functional rehabilitation actors.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda required, French, desiredStrong technical skills around policy development and quality control for training curricula/tool development/revision and support for the physical rehabilitation national platform is requiredExperience in disability inclusive development is required
KnowledgeIn-depth knowledge of the health and rehabilitation system in Rwanda (actors, policies, management, technical tools…)Knowledge of policies related to disability and access to inclusive services in Rwanda (health, education, employment, etc.)Knowledge of key national guiding documents, including but not limited to: Community Based Rehabilitation National Guidelines, Rwanda Physical and Functional Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Standards and other training manuals/ toolkits.
Personal qualities Interest in knowledge transfer in a participatory manner Interpersonal skills / Ability to work in a team and involve stakeholders and partnersSense of priorities and organization Motivation for the development of sectoral policiesAbility to motivate others toward inclusive practices Sense of diplomacy and maturity

About our organization:

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is a solidarity organization international committed to the rights of persons with disabilities, of people in a situation of vulnerability, and in general for human rights. Respect and the dignity of people concerned and beneficiaries of the actions and communities are at the heart of the staff and collaborators of HI, in all contexts of intervention.

Our code of conduct is a key element to the implementation of the institutional policies that set out the fundamental principles in the protection of our beneficiaries – especially the most vulnerable – against any form of abuse be of power, harassment, sexual exploitation, and abuse, by our own staff. These policies include, but are not limited to:

  • Protection of Beneficiaries against Exploitation and Abuse Sexual
  • Child Protection
  • Fight against Fraud and Corruption.

All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with our code of conduct. Any violations of those policy will be treated seriously.

Terms and conditions of submission

The application file must include a letter of motivation addressed to the Country Manager of HI in Rwanda, accompanied by the coordinates of 3 professional references related to the position, certificates of services rendered, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and a copy of each diploma. Complete applications must be submitted no later than midnight on 14th March 2021 at 00:00; to the following addresses:

  •  « Humanity & Inclusion » KK15 Rd/KK10 Ave KICUKIRO IMELA HOUSE B.P. 747 Kigali-Rwanda
  • Or via e-mail: recrutement@rwanda.hi.org with in subject: Rehab-Advisor-HI-202102

Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted to take the tests.

N.B: HI strongly encourages women candidates and persons with disabilities to apply.

(In accordance with the law into force, persons with disabilities will be given priority in the event of equal professional competence or the same mark at the end of the written tests and interviews)

Mélanie GEISER

Country Manager