Team Leader at Plan International, Kigali, Rwanda

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Deadline: 7 April 2019

Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Team Leader in Kigali, Rwanda. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The Team Leader will lead and oversee all aspects of this high-profile project, including directing strategic planning and decision making, providing technical guidance, managing the activities of sub-recipients, and supervising staff.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Team Leader will perform the following functions-

  • Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the project.
  • Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of programme budgets and monitoring expenditures.
  • Supervise field operations, project administration, logistics and procurement.
  • Oversee the delivery and monitoring of sub-grants.
  • Supervise programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors.
  • Ensure full compliance with all DFID, Plan, and other fiduciary regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Possess at least a master’s degree in international development or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of adolescent girls programming in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience managing a large child-focused programme for an international NGO.
  • Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year UK government-funded programmes, with a strong track record of successfully managing DFID-funded programmes including previously serving as COP in Rwanda or East Africa more broadly.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DFID project management, including DFID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender and proficiency in managing development projects that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track programme quality through donor-approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and local and international staff.
  • Ability to respond to requests on short notice and simultaneously plan and execute several activities.
  • Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff.
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, with the ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent command of English, with strong verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of French is also useful.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Plan International.

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