Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirty districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 180 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced national staff to fill the following position:

Position: IKEA SFC Project Officer (3 positions)

Place of work: Kirehe, Nyarugenge and Burera

Report to: N/A

Staff directly reporting to this:VFS Project Coordinator

Staff directly interacting with this post: Child Protection staff, Education Staff, MEAL staff, Support Services (Logs, Admin and Finance)

Post: 3

Time Frame: Open

Tentative start date:ASAP

Child Safeguarding:

Level 1 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


To Implement the VSF Project deliverables in schools and Communities of Assigned Districts.


  • Organise and facilitate trainings of teachers and other school personnel on Positive discipline& Literacy
  • Accompanying the trained teachers and school personnel in the process of implementing positive disciple and Literacy activities in schools and homes;
  • Organise community and school based campaigns aiming at raising awareness on Positive Discipline and Literacy Promotion.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of children and SGAC members to prevent and manage VAC and SGBV in target schools;
  • Provide ongoing advice and support to primary school teachers in the implementation of the learning from the training sessions through classroom observation and Peer Leaning Circles.
  • Supervise and mentor trained teachers SEOs and HTs members to develop activity plans and monitor the implementation;
  • Facilitate the establishing of gender responsive CP systems and reporting channels in target schools.
  • Collaborate with local authorities to ensure the smooth implementation of the project;
  • Ensure timely progress reports comprising best practices, lessons learned, case studies are produced and submitted to project coordinator;
  • Sharing experiences in terms of success, and challenges with Other VFS Officers;
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries of Violence-free Schools are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • Highlight early to the VFS Project Coordinator and Manager any potential constraints to the sustainability of Literacy Boost and Positive Discipline activities;
  • Represent Save the Children in relevant District meetings and events.

 Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Provide feedbacks on monthly action plan tracker and accountability databases to the Basic Education program coordinator/manager, take relevant measures to implement action points.
  • Develop, in collaboration with MEAL staff, school-monitoring tools.
  • Provide their monthly activity plan to MEAL focal person of their project for field monitoring
  • Monitor progress of the project against agreed project targets and indicators;
  • Collect and manage complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team;
  • Ensure complaint responses are provided to complainants on a timely manner and collect their feedback after response is provided
  • Share case studies, human interest stories, documentaries and other related materials with Basic Education programme coordinator/manager or MEAL Unit
  • Identify and document key lessons learned from the project, including success stories;

Child Safeguarding

Ensure that all beneficiaries of your programme are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for her/himself (and her/his team), takes responsibility for her/his own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares her/his personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with her/his team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Degree level in education, Social Sciences, , and any other related field;
  • Very Good knowledge of the Education system in Rwanda; preferably in Literacy promotion
  • Experience in Child Protection and/or Child Rights Governance related matters.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in project implementation, preferable having worked with NGOs
  • Ability to develop constructive relationships with a wide range of partners, including children, teachers, communities and local authorities;
  • Very Strong experience in facilitating training sessions;
  • Proven ability to deliver projects in line with proposals, budgets and timelines;
  • Willingness to be self-sufficient with regard to transport;
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills;


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to The deadline for receiving applications is March 20th 2018.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.