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Thursday, June 11, 2009

TweetThis! Project Director - IRC, Rwanda

Organization(s): International Rescue Committee
Country/Region: Rwanda
Contract Length: Long-term consulting assignment
Apply by: 28 July 2009

Scope of Work
The International Rescue Committee seeks an experienced Project Director to lead a proposed 3-year, $4.5 million program to combat exploitive child labor in Rwanda. The proposed project is in answer to a US Department of Labor (USDOL) solicitation, and includes the following key components: a) withdrawal and prevention of children from exploitive child labor; b) strengthening country capacity to combat exploitive child labor and promote education; c) raising awareness on exploitive child labor and the importance of education; d) supporting research and data collection on exploitive child labor; and e) promoting long-term sustainability of efforts to combat exploitive child labor. The Project Director will be responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the requirements of the cooperative agreement.

This position is contingent on IRC being awarded the cooperative agreement.

  • Establish and maintain systems for project operations.
  • Ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met and targets achieved.
  • Maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and partners.
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of progress and financial reports.
  • Manage project staff and monitor work of IRC partners.
  • Master's Degree or higher in education.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a leadership role in implementation of complex basic education programs in developing countries.
  • Will have experience in: education policy; improving educational quality and access; educational assessment of disadvantaged students; development of community participation in the improvement of basic education for disadvantaged students; and monitoring and evaluation of basic education projects.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates with additional years of experience working with officials of ministries of education and/or labor.
  • Candidates must also have knowledge of exploitive child labor issues, and experience in the development of transitional, formal, and/or non-formal vocational education and training of young people removed from exploitive child labor and/or victims of the worst forms of child labor.
  • Experience managing USDOL-funded projects is preferred.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Possess strong interpersonal and intercultural skills that enable them to work well with a diverse team.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

Please use company website to apply http://www.theIRC.org/jobs

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