Job Vacancies at FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists) in Kigali Rwanda 2014


DEADLINE: 07/01/2014

FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists) is a non-governmental African organization operating in 33 African countries with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. FAWE was created in 1992 with the purpose to promote education for girls and young women who had been excluded from the education system. FAWE Rwanda Chapter, one of FAWE national chapters, started in 1997, and its mission is to promote gender equity and equality in education in Rwanda by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. Since the day it was founded, the chapter has keenly participated in altering the gender landscape and attitudes towards girls’education in Rwanda from the policy to a community levels.

FAWE Rwanda, in partnership with FAWE Regional Secretariat and The Master Card Foundation is planning to implement a Scholarship Program that will benefit 1,200 girls during a period of 10 years. It is in this context that FAWE Rwanda is recruiting the following staff:

1. Program Coordinator (Re-Advertised)

Main Purpose and Scope:

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all the MCF Scholars Program activities and events to ensure that goals and objectives specified by the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time lines, funding and other specifications.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Act as the focal point for the MCF Scholars Program at FAWE Rwanda Secretariat;
  • Coordinate the overall strategy for the program and all activities associated with the program: planning, implementing and delivering the program;
  • Oversee daily operations and coordinate the program activities, determining priorities;
  • Plan and organize events as planned in the project document;
  • Facilitate communications between FAWE Rwanda and the program stakeholders at the national level;
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required;
  • Make sure that the MCF Scholars Program visibility and publicity requirements are thoroughly followed;
  • Establish strong partnership with partner organizations, and institutions involved in the project implementation, which includes drafting written agreements that outline the program parameters and expectations from each partner;
  • Carry out any other task that supports the good functioning of the project and the organization.

Job Requirements


A Master’s degree in Project Management, Development Studies or another related field, with at least working experience of 5 years in these fields.

Skills and competencies:

• Prior working experience in Project management/coordination;

• Strategic problem-solving;

• Good oral and written communication skills;

• Good command of English (knowledge of Trench would be an asset);

• Sense of initiative;

• Strong interpersonal and team playing skills;

• Commitment to professionalism and work ethics.

2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (1) Re-Advertised

Main Purpose and Scope: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for developing the project M&E systems focused on data collection, data management and analysis and reporting to ensure result-based programming.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Guide and manage the development and implementation a clear M& E plan for the MCF project;
  • Prepare monitoring tools in collaboration with FAWE RS M&E Officer;
  • Ensure that the project database is created;
  • Ensure that the established database is regularly updated to enable the fulfillment of periodic reporting obligations;
  • Undertake regular visits to monitor project processes;
  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, as well as report on findings from monitoring activities;
  • Produce periodic M&E reports for the MCF project partner group;
  • Support the project staff in matters of individual planning, activity implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Produce periodic M&E reports for the MCF partner group;
  • Support the Program Coordinator to respond to any query related to the database;
  • Support FAWE Rwanda Secretariat for the annual review and re-planning process;
  • Carry out any other task for the good running of the project and the organization.

Job Requirements


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, preferably Sociology, Education or Project Management, with a minimum of 5 years experience in the monitoring and evaluation of social and educational programs.

Skills and competencies:

  • Prior experience with performance monitoring and evaluation for social and educational programs, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis;
  •  Good knowledge of program cycle management
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good computer skills, especially statistical analysis using SPSS, Ms Access, Excel, among others;
  • A good command of English (knowledge of French is an asset);
  • Excellent interpersonal and team playing skills;
  • Commitment to professionalism and work ethics

3. Accountant (1) Re-Advertised

Main Purpose and Scope: The Accountant will be responsible for applying accepted accounting principles statements, and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure that project related disbursements are carried out in a timely and efficient manner; (insure smooth flow of funds to enable timely implementation of activities, including timely replenishment of the project account;
  • Maintain a logical and comprehensive record of financial transactions, with supporting documentation, for reference and audit purposes;
  • Prepare monthly project bank reconciliation;
  • Compile monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in a timely manner, with focus on the financial delivery of the project;
  • Review timesheets and pay slips for staff involved in the project;
  • Create and update an asset register for the project;
  • Investigate the project budget variances and interpret them;
  • Provide the necessary assistance and documentation for statutory audit of annual financial statements;
  • Assist in the development of the annual work plans and budgets for the project;
  • Carry out any other task for the good running of the project and the organization.

Job Requirements


A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent; with a minimum of 3 years experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, and financial data analysis.

Skills and competencies

• Knowledge of general accepted accounting practices and principles;

• Knowledge of economic principles;

• Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations;

• Knowledge or experience of accounting computer applications;

• Attention to detail and accuracy;

• Planning and organizational skills;

• Strong communication skills;

• Good interpersonal skills and team playing skills;

• Commitment to professionalism and work ethics.

Applicants should submit hard copies (only) of their applications not later than 07th January 2014 before 14h00, addressed to the National Coordinator at FAWE Rwanda offices, Ministry of Education Building, 1st Floor, and Room # 119.

For more information please, visit FAWE Rwanda website: or contact; Ms. Eugenie MUKANOHELI, FAWE Rwanda, E-mail:, Tel.: +250 788302427.


Done on 30th December 2013

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