Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in more than 70 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s International’s purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality of girls. As a leader in the global movement for girls’ rights, a 5 Year Global Strategy (2017­22) sets our ambition to together, take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. Have focused programming and evidenced based influencing and value based and mission driven leadership are two (2) of the four (4) enablers to make this happen. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

Plan International has been operating in Rwanda since 2007. In the past ten years Plan International Rwanda has an extensive portfolio that covers a variety of areas in both development and emergency contexts that is Operating in 3 Districts and in six refugee camps. There is a growing diversity of partnerships and grants as well as projects funded by the sponsorship programme.

Early Childhood Care and Development for girl child project Intern


Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) is one of the four programs proposed in Plan Rwanda’s Five Year Country Strategic Plan. Plan international Rwanda has identified this theme among others to potentially make significant impact in the children at an early age in the country and on the community, reinforced by the fact that Plan international Rwanda has core competence from experience in implementing similar programs in and out of the region.

  • The post holder reports directly to the Program unit Manager (PUM) with dotted line ECCD project coordinator follow up the implementation of the ECCD4GC project. S/he ensures that the project is rights-based Child Centred Community Development.

Indicators for success:

  • Effective ECCD4GC monitoring tool in place as well as M&E for ECCD projects
  • Quality ECCD4GC project reports that are in line with donor requirement
  • Plan is well represented in major ECCD networks/platforms at Community and regional Levels
  • ECCD related interventions are well documented, shared and supported by research and/or evaluations/studies


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  • This position will report directly Program unit Manager with dotted line Project coordinator.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

  • Facilitation of projects trainings, workshop, community meeting and campaign with an emphasis on nutrition, peace building around ECCD and scale them up to increase local and external program income as well as to reach more vulnerable children and their families .
  • Implement local initiatives related to ECCD to influence policies implementation and strategies within the area of intervention and improve Plan visibility.
  • Ensure integration of action around ECCD by linking the ECCD centers with the local health centers through referrals, awareness raising and trainings to community health workers on parenting and regular health screening to children that attend the ECCD centers.
  • Ensure child protection, water and sanitation are promoted in the ECCD centers.

Communication and working relationships:


  • Work closely with the PU Manager in terms of programming and coordination of interventions
  • Work with Project’s hired consultants
  • Work with other Program unit Staff as well as the program quality assurance


  • Liaise with external stakeholders and partners involved in ECCD Program and projects and the project team at PU Office, country Offices (CO)

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


  • Preferably bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Care and Development, Education, development studies, Education or related fields
  • Excellent reporting skills and competencies in computer literacy (M-Excel, MS-Word, & Power Point, internet )
  • Experience working with communities- parents and families and more importantly working with children
  • Experience with ECCD preferably in emergency preferred
  • French and English speaking skills required
  • Knowledge in inclusive education as well as on human right based approach to development
  • Demonstrate ability to assess best practices, document and disseminate lessons learned


  • Good analytical skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and do multitasks
  • Excellent communication –verbal and writing skills
  • Good skills in reporting
  • Proficient in computer skills

Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • Frequent travels within the country and especially in village setting areas

Level of Contact with Children:

  • High level: Frequent interaction with children especially in communities and Child care centres/schools

How to apply

Please send your updated CV and one page cover letter in English to: the closing date for applications is the 8th of March, 2018.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Job opportunities

1.This week’s Top Jobs in Rwanda (26/02/2018—05/03/2018)

2.Jobs at GIZ Rwanda (Deadline:06th March 2018)

3.Re-advertisement: Internal Auditor,Operations –BRITAM INSURANCE COMPANY RWANDA (Deadline:07th March 2018)

4.Internship opportunity at UNDP Rwanda (Deadline:06th March 2018)