6 Job Positions at Corps Africa (Deadline: 2023-03-25)

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CorpsAfrica is looking for suitable candidates to fill the roles of the following positions:

1.Alumni Support Officer

Job Description

Statement of Work

Alumni Support Officer

Organization Overview:

The Alumni Support Officer will report directly to the Deputy Country Director but will work closely with all the organization’s departments.

The Alumni Support Officer will directly support the success of former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers in their personal lives and professional careers. He/She will develop a solid framework of communication for CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer alumni, develop opportunities for alumni to stay involved with CorpsAfrica, and provide professional support services to alumni, including hiring events and professional development opportunities.

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities:

  • Create opportunities for alumni to stay involved with CorpsAfrica/Rwanda and support currently serving Volunteers by offering advice and guidance on sites, projects, day-to-day obstacles, or anything relating to their service
  • Implement the Alumni Association Handbook developed by the Alumni Coordinator.
  • Maintain a database of all former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers to showcase their stories, skill sets, and contact information, as well as an active database for employers to post positions
  • Contribute to two organization-wide primary communications for the alumni community: the “My CorpsAfrica Story” podcast and a quarterly alumnus newsletter.
  • Develop a schedule of events supporting the personal and professional development of all former CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers.
  • Oversee the collection of materials to produce annual yearbooks for Volunteers.
  • Follow up on Volunteers who participated in the Entrepreneurship Incubator and

Scholarship Match programs to understand how the opportunities benefit them. fund

  • Support creative and innovative efforts led by alumni, develop ideas that were inspired by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda service, and provide entrepreneurship and social innovation training, workshops, exhibits, receptions, and conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of CorpsAfrica service or any other volunteering service for a period of one year or more, serving in rural areas with an NGO/INGO.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is required; fluency in French would be an added advantage
  • Highly collaborative style and demonstrated ability to work with many people.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, presentation, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to the mission of CorpsAfrica is required, with a desire to support youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name,First Name –The Alumni Support Officer”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name – The Alumni Support Officer ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

2. Administration and Finance Coordinator

Job Description

Statement of Work

Administration and Finance Coordinator

Organization overview:

The Administration and Finance Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Country Director but will work closely with all the organization’s departments.   He or she will supervise the security and safety team, the logistic and operation team and the book keeper..

The Administration and Finance Director is responsible for managing the overall administration of the office, including personnel management,logistics, transportation, and security. He/she will oversee accounting and financial control systems for CorpsAfrica and ensure that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place to meet generally recognized accounting standards.

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, like the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting.
  • Oversees fiscal monitoring controls on petty cash, bank accounts, etc., and financial reporting to ensure compliance with CorpsAfrica formats, requirements, and scheduling.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CD; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary organization policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Manage and support the bookkeeper…

Human Resource Management

  • Further develop CorpsAfrica/Rwanda human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Manage recruiting processes from conception to hiring ensuring they are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.
  • Manages the overall functions of the administrative team and supervises administrative staff including drivers and safety and security officer
  • Leads onboarding and orientation of new staff.
  • Manages processes and paperwork related to staff resignations or terminations as well as other HR-related tasks.
  • Coordinates in-country and international travel and ensures proper accountability is in place.
  • Supports the development, maintenance, and compliance as well as Enhance Safety and Security Manual.

Desired qualifications:

  • ACCA, CPA, or CAT holder or
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree, management, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years working in administration and finance with international organizations, including at least 2 years of relevant experience in donor-funded programs.
  • Experience must comprise considerable familiarity with accounting, payroll, procurement and logistical support services.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English languages (written & oral).
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of staff.
  • The ability to act as a leader and mediator in conflict situations.
  • A working knowledge of data management using various tools including the Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel, and QuickBooks for financial reporting.
  • Extensive knowledge of personnel administration principles, wage and salary administration and Rwanda Labor Laws.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates the authority and sensitivity to manage project staff.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name,First Name –The Administration and Finance Coordinator”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name – The Administration and Finance Coordinator ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

3.Public Relations Manager

Job Description

Statement of Work

External Affairs or Public Relations Manager

Organization Overview:

This senior position reports directly to the Country Director and is a member of the senior management team. Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization; and if engaged in fundraising, plan, and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations. He/She will supervise the PR and communication team.

The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager is responsible for the overall fundraising activities of the CorpsAfrica/Rwanda, including the development and implementation of a 3 – 5 year fundraising strategy to financially support and strategically advance the program’s operations. This person will develop and maintain effective partnerships relevant to the organization and act as the key interface between the organization and its various audiences, ensuring consistency across the organization’s messages and the partners.

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, like the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensures that Corps Africa/Rwanda Country Office develops and maintains positive and effective partnerships and purposeful relationships that are relevant to the implementation of the organization’s mandate. Promotes the vision and objectives of the Corps Africa/Rwanda Strategic Plan to external stakeholders. He /she is responsible for managing the communication team.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a Partnership Strategy for Corps Africa/Rwanda, ensuring that all personnel understand the importance of the Partnership Strategy and their involvement in its successful implementation
  • Build and maintain excellent relations with key partners
  • Develop strategic partnership-building approaches with government, donors, civil society organizations, corporations, and other stakeholders.
  • Establish goals for soliciting funds and develop a plan for raising funds
  • Manage fundraising and associated activities through the entire lifecycle of proposal development and submission, including coordinating methodological frameworks, identifying external partners, etc
  • Promote local philanthropy and facilitate strategic engagement with relevant international and national stakeholders
  • Map potential donors, sources of funding, and potential partners
  • Develop and manage MOUs as may arise from forged partnerships
  • Manage the organization’s public relations (PR) team and oversee all their activities
  • Develop and implement publicity strategies for CorpsAfrica’s operations and services including
  • Work closely with the General Support Office Development team to create strategies supporting organization-wide development goals.
  • Develop and implement advertising and marketing communications material. – Other tasks as required.

Necessary qualifications (mandatory):

  • Graduate degree in International Development or Affairs, Communications, International Relations, Business, or other related fields
  • 3-7 years of successful experience in fundraising and partnership development with a focus on development, humanitarian assistance, human rights, social inequality, public policy, or in the communication sector.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda. Fluency in French would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the capacity to prioritize and manage information.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) – Good creative writing skills

Desired qualifications (non-mandatory) :

  • A master’s degree in media, marketing, or another related field may be useful but is not necessary.
  • Intermediate to advanced management of Canva and Adobe Suite programs, such as Illustrator and InDesign is a plus
  • Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, and professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name First Name –The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name – The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Corps Africa encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

Job Description

Statement of Work

External Affairs or Public Relations Manager

Organization Overview:

This senior position reports directly to the Country Director and is a member of the senior management team. Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization; and if engaged in fundraising, plan, and direct activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations. He/She will supervise the PR and communication team.

The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager is responsible for the overall fundraising activities of the CorpsAfrica/Rwanda, including the development and implementation of a 3 – 5 year fundraising strategy to financially support and strategically advance the program’s operations. This person will develop and maintain effective partnerships relevant to the organization and act as the key interface between the organization and its various audiences, ensuring consistency across the organization’s messages and the partners.

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, like the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensures that Corps Africa/Rwanda Country Office develops and maintains positive and effective partnerships and purposeful relationships that are relevant to the implementation of the organization’s mandate. Promotes the vision and objectives of the Corps Africa/Rwanda Strategic Plan to external stakeholders. He /she is responsible for managing the communication team.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a Partnership Strategy for Corps Africa/Rwanda, ensuring that all personnel understand the importance of the Partnership Strategy and their involvement in its successful implementation
  • Build and maintain excellent relations with key partners
  • Develop strategic partnership-building approaches with government, donors, civil society organizations, corporations, and other stakeholders.
  • Establish goals for soliciting funds and develop a plan for raising funds
  • Manage fundraising and associated activities through the entire lifecycle of proposal development and submission, including coordinating methodological frameworks, identifying external partners, etc
  • Promote local philanthropy and facilitate strategic engagement with relevant international and national stakeholders
  • Map potential donors, sources of funding, and potential partners
  • Develop and manage MOUs as may arise from forged partnerships
  • Manage the organization’s public relations (PR) team and oversee all their activities
  • Develop and implement publicity strategies for CorpsAfrica’s operations and services including
  • Work closely with the General Support Office Development team to create strategies supporting organization-wide development goals.
  • Develop and implement advertising and marketing communications material. – Other tasks as required.

Necessary qualifications (mandatory):

  • Graduate degree in International Development or Affairs, Communications, International Relations, Business, or other related fields
  • 3-7 years of successful experience in fundraising and partnership development with a focus on development, humanitarian assistance, human rights, social inequality, public policy, or in the communication sector.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda. Fluency in French would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the capacity to prioritize and manage information.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) – Good creative writing skills

Desired qualifications (non-mandatory) :

  • A master’s degree in media, marketing, or another related field may be useful but is not necessary.
  • Intermediate to advanced management of Canva and Adobe Suite programs, such as Illustrator and InDesign is a plus
  • Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, and professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name First Name –The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name – The External Affairs and Public Relations Manager ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Corps Africa encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.


4.Program Manager

Job Description

Statement of Work

Program Manager (PM)

Organization overview:

The Program Manager primarily coordinates with the Training Officer, PR and External affairs team, community leaders, volunteer liaisons, the Management and Operations unit, the Safety & Security unit, and an array of stakeholders. In addition, the PM coordinates various activities with the Country office. He / she reports to the Country Director.

The Program Manager leads all programmatic elements related to CorpsAfrica activities including developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating projects and activities. This person will also identify and prepare sufficient numbers of viable sites for Volunteers. The Program Manager should be adept at managing multiple teams and projects simultaneously to ensure positive outcomes. This person will strategize and maintain initiatives that adhere to CorpsAfrica’s objectives, and they will maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance. The position involves regular, extended travel as well as frequent collaboration with officials and community leaders. The PM completes all activities in close collaboration with the Country Director. He will supervise the M&E team, the training team and any other team as requested by the country director.

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, like the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Development, Implementation, and Management

Responsible for managing CorpsAfrica projects that leverage Volunteers to collaboratively address development areas prioritized by the Communities. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with project sponsors, cross-functional teams, and assigned teams to develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives
  • Plan and monitor program activities
  • manage program and project teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Develop and manage the budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established goals/objectives
  • Work with other managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the Organization.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for the country director.
  • Prepare monthly reports, quarterly reports and annual reports for the country office, JADF, MCF and any other partner.
  • Support and manage field-based staff
  • Other tasks assigned by the Country Director.

Requirements and skills

Two  or more years of experience in an upper-management role, preferably in program management or one year of experience working with CorpsAfrica while having been a volunteer is an added value.

  • Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, facilitation, and organization or
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration or a related field or
  • Masters in development with a specialization in community development
  • Strong working knowledge of Salesforce CRM software or ability to learn it as soon as you join the organization.
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods – Exceptional Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Google Workspace and MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name First Name – Program Manager application”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name – Program Manager ” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda and should not require employment sponsorship. Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Corps Africa encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

5. The Safety and Security Officer

Job Description

SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ABOUT CORPSAFRICA:

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:

The Safety and Security Officer oversees CorpsAfrica/Rwanda’s safety and security program ensuring policies and procedures are understood and followed by staff and Volunteers. Safety and Security Officers work alongside other staff to ensure sites and communities are safe for Volunteers and by assessing risks and hazards prior to service. They act as a key resource to Volunteers by training and ensuring Volunteers are aware of risks associated with their communities and have the tools ensure their own safety. The Safety and Security Officer manages the incident/accident reporting system and compiles reports to ensure appropriate changes are made to the mitigate future incidents.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Country Director and Volunteer Liaisons to assess risks and potential hazards during the site identification and community selection process

  • Develop and update Emergency Action Plans for each community
  • Maintain database of background checks and medical forms for all staff and Volunteers
  • Design and deliver safety and security training sessions for Volunteers throughout program year
  • Manage reporting and follow-up procedures for incidents and accidents reported by Volunteers
  • Analyze incident/accident reports and prepare annual report compiling lessons learned
  • Develop and organize resources for staff and Volunteers such as manuals, pamphlets, videos
  • Ensures CorpsAfrica policies and procedures are followed by staff and Volunteers
  • Maintain up-to-date contact information for local and national police, transportation, and consolidation points
  • Share weekly communications with Volunteers regarding safety concerns in their region
  • Maintains Volunteers’ travel/out-of-site log
  • Other responsibilities as requested by the Country Director

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of professional experience with one year of field experience
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized with a passion for accuracy and precision in record keeping and reporting
  • A passion and commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability
  • Excellent speaking, writing, presentation, and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)
  • Impeccable integrity, judgment, and discretion along with a professional demeanor and personal style that elicits trust
  • A demonstrable understanding of local laws and government administrations Fluency in English is required

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “Last Name First Name – Safety and Security Officer application”) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org, with “Last Name –  Safety and Security Officer” in the subject line.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work full-time in Rwanda. . and should not require employment sponsorship.

Only complete applications will be considered. Deadline to apply is March 25th 2023. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CorpsAfrica encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

6. Training Officer

Job Description

TRAINING OFFICER FOR CORPSAFRICA/RWANDA

POSITION DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

About CorpsAfrica:

Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. We train college-educated young Africans and send them to live for up to one year in rural, high-poverty communities to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of public service in Africa by giving participants the opportunity to apply their education, skills, and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. www.corpsafrica.org.

Overview of the Position:

CorpsAfrica is looking for an experienced trainer/educator to lead the CorpsAfrica training program in Rwanda. In this role, the Training Officer will 1) lead the design and implementation of Volunteer training and 2) build the capacity of CorpsAfrica staff in key skills to support their job functions. For

Volunteers, there are four major pieces of training throughout the course of the year: Pre-Service

Training (5 weeks), In-Service Training #1 (2 weeks), In-Service Training #2 (4 days), and Close of Service Conference (3 days). The Training Officer will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of these trainings as well as facilitating key training components, including but not limited to the human-centered design (HCD) and asset-based community development (ABCD) components. In addition, the Training Officer will be responsible for building the capacity of CorpsAfrica Staff in a number of key areas related to CorpsAfrica’s program. The Training Officer reports to the Rwanda Country Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

Volunteer Training (Estimated 50%)

  • Plan and schedule the four Volunteer trainings throughout the year in collaboration with the senior country office staff, Regional Training Manager, and Chief Training Officer
  • Conduct regular preparation meetings ahead of trainings; coordinate the implementation of training; regularly assess progress, Volunteer needs, and areas for improvement; and make necessary modifications to training program–with the participation of all appropriate staff
  • Lead and facilitate the HCD and ABCD training as well as other key components of the overall training program
  • Identify, equip, and support homestay families in the host community for training and work with these communities and community leaders to support HCD practical training sessions
  • Organize and manage the schedule and all administrative and logistical aspects of training, including but not limited to venues, meals, transportation, printing, materials, and equipment
  • Compile training budgets and maintain detailed, accurate records of expenses in close collaboration with senior country office staff
  • Coordinate all CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteers, staff, alumni, and outside trainers, presenters, and facilitators involved, including those from NGOs, government, academia, businesses, and other development partners
  • Ensure quality trainings and develop alternative training methods if expected results are not met 

Staff Development (Estimated 25%)

  • Lead onboarding for all new CorpsAfrica/Rwanda staff
  • Develop professional development plans and monitor progress in collaboration with staff
  • Identify professional development opportunities for staff on specific skills needed and serve as the liaison between CorpsAfrica and professional development organizations
  • With the support of CorpsAfrica’s global training team, plan and lead trainings for CorpsAfrica/Rwanda staff on a variety of topics related to CorpsAfrica’s program, including but not limited to: Volunteer Training, Coaching Volunteers, Supporting Exchange

Volunteers, Volunteer Recruitment and Selection, Volunteer Policies and Procedures, Site

Identification and Development, Community-Led Projects, and Volunteer Health and Safety

  • Build the capacity of CorpsAfrica staff in training, facilitation, adult education principles, and participatory training methodologies
  • Design and lead a Training of Trainers for CorpsAfrica/Rwanda staff prior to each Volunteer training
  • Work closely with the CorpsAfrica/Rwanda staff to present sessions and activities, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as large and small group training activities, role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures
  • Support CorpsAfrica/Rwanda staff to serve as cross-cultural informants and language coaches for Exchange Volunteers

Documentation and Reporting (Estimated 10%)

  • Establish and maintain clear electronic files of all training materials
  • Keep training materials up to date
  • Write training reports to share lessons learned across the organization 

Trainees Assessment (Estimated 5%)

  • Guide/direct the evaluation of Trainees’ progress, including written assessments, interviews, and staff roundtable meetings during Pre-Service Training

Additional Duties (Estimated 10%)

  • Design, organize and implement workshops, seminars, conferences or similar events as needed
  • Facilitate meetings as assigned by the Country Director
  • Co-facilitate trainings on HCD & ABCD for rural communities as needed
  • Perform other tasks as required to support the mission of CorpsAfrica/Rwanda 

Qualifications:

  • A background in Education/Training with a minimum of four years of experience in planning, leading, and facilitating hands-on, participatory trainings for youth (ages 15-30) in Rwanda
  • Experienced in Community-Led Development, Human-Centered Design (HCD) and/or AssetBased Community Development (ABCD)
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in adult learning practices
  • A passion for and commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, and organizational learning and growth
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, punctual, and results-oriented
  • Demonstrated initiative, adaptability, integrity, and judgment
  • Ability to learn quickly and work well with a wide variety of people, acting with diplomacy and tact with staff, Volunteers, community members and local authorities
  • Excellent professional speaking, writing, and presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda (fluency in French is a plus)
  • Excellent computer skills (email, calendar, and Google Workspace Tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.))
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work nights or weekends when necessary

***Only applicants that possess the qualifications mentioned above will be considered.  

To Apply:

Send CV and cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role as a single PDF (titled: Last Name, First Name – Rwanda Training Officer application) to rwanda@corpsafrica.org. Deadline to apply is March 25th,  2023.

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