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Position Details: Project officer

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Openings: 1


Job Title:

School-WASH Project Officer

Place of Work:

Bugesera or Nyamagabe District, Rwanda

Reports to:

WASH Programme Manager, WaterAid Rwanda

Working Relationships:


Internal: Senior Management Team especially Head of Programmes and  other units, Managers, Officers and any other staff, consultants that may be hired by WaterAid Rwanda for work related to this role

External: WaterAid Rwanda Partners, Government Officials, Local and National Civil Society Organisations, Donors, and other INGO’s


3 years- with effective start date in May 2018



Number of people



To provide technical management for WaterAid’s school WASH project in the context of the District Wide Approach to ensure that the strategy and objectives of WaterAid in Rwanda are met. This will be achieved through providing technical guidance to implementing partners to achieve quality school-WASH project and ensure appropriate documentation is available for strategic and policy influencing work.


Key accountabilities

Key performance indicators

1.    Work with the Head of Programmes and, WASH Programme Manager  and the Senior Management Team to develop school-based water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Bugesera/Nyamagabe District and any other areas as decided by the programme and support partner organizations to implement related the activities

·      Taking part into the development of annual planning and regular reviews ad per the Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Report (PMER) cycle

·      Ensure technical guidelines are provided to partners in accordance with the WaterAid’s programming framework and theory of change

·      Partners’ plans are reviewed to ensure alignment district and WaterAid’s strategic direction.

·      Working plan is produced, revised and submitted quarterly, bi-annually and annually, as required by the line manager.

·      Detailed programmes activities are developed; activities are delegated to specific partners and guidelines effectively communicated.

·      Resources (Finance and Human Resource) are planned, well-coordinated and engaged with value for money to support effective programs/projects implementation

2. Support the monitoring process for partner organisations implementing project’s plans in line with WaterAid's overall policies.  This includes partner financial controls as well as project activities.


·      Ensure that Term of References (TORs) for program midterm and final reviews developed are in line with WASH programme requirements in collaboration with Impact Assessment & Shared Learning (IA&SL) and are adhered to.

·      Ensure that Participatory Review and Reflection Processes (PRRP) are conducted annually in collaboration with IA&SL.

·      Regular monitoring and evaluation are conducted to ensure local partners implement activities as the planned.

·      Lessons learnt are synthesized and shared within Partners and WA at large.

·      Program review activities are well coordinated and the recommendations are followed up.

3.        Provide support to systematically build the capacity of partner organizations in areas of WASH service delivery, planning, monitoring and evaluation, financial management

·      Needs and opportunities for training and capacity building for partners are identified

·      Regular technical supports and on the job coaching are provided to partners

·      Trainings, workshops are delivered/coordinated to improve partners’ program knowledge, technical skills, and management capacity

·      Partners receive sufficient supports in establishing organizational systems, accountability mechanisms and procedures

·      Partners are capable in planning, implementing and managing programme and advocacy activities independently

4.        Develop and manage relationships with ‘partner organizations in the District Wide Approach concept to ensure the effective implementation of sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene projects


·      Communication with all stakeholders is maintained regularly

·      Good relationships with the local government officials, local communities, civil society organisations and other influential stakeholders are established and maintained to support programmes and advocacy activities

·      Networks of partner organizations are developed to provide technical support to program/project activities.

5.        Work closely with the Policy Programme Manager to ensure that advocacy and influencing work is properly linked with the WASH programme.



·      Workshops and trainings are organized/delivered to community groups, local authorities and other stakeholders to enhance their understanding and supports on advocacy issues

·      Small-scale advocacy events are well coordinated at the grassroots level

·      Equity and Inclusion at the grassroots level is promoted, in collaboration with local partners, through advocating local policy makers

·      Policy, Research and Advocacy (PRD) receives inputs and supports from the grassroots to advocate policy makers at higher level

6.        Work with HoP  to Develop, produce and disseminate high quality information and materials detailing WaterAid’s activities in Rwanda for use within and outside the organisation


·      Information for six-month reports and annual reports are compiled and timely submitted.

·      Donor’s field visits are planned, coordinated, meetings with relevant parties organised and reports are compiled.

7.        Undertake donor engagement and servicing activities as my be required from time to time


·      Technical logistics and itinerary for visitor’ field visits are well arranged, and visitors are provided sufficient supports

·      Donor technical briefing and pre-visit information is prepared and disseminated

·      Field itinerary is prepared and tested before visits take place

·      Donor feedback sessions are organized and properly documented



University degree in Civil Engineering, WASH engineering, Environmental Health Management, Public Health,  Social Sciences , Development Studies


Work experience

·         3 years minimum of field work experience in WASH programming  preferably in school-WASH

·         INGO working experience is preferable


Technical knowledge/skills   

Excellent facilitation and presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda.

Proven English report writing skills

Understanding of national WASH  policies and policy implementation strategies

Social Mobilisation skills,

Work with local government institutions


Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda (both written and spoken)


 Sociable, responsive, commitment

Adherence to:

Right-Based Approach

A world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

Equity and Inclusion


Initiative and Decision making

Culture responsiveness

Dynamic, creative and innovative


Result oriented

Quick learner and Communicator

Organisational understanding

Coaching and mentoring

Team player and team builder

Planning & Organising

Compliance to WaterAid values, mission and goals


Gender awareness

Capability for field work

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31st,2018






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