World Relief Rwanda (WRR) is an International Non-Government Organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. WRR wishes to recruit a qualified and well experienced candidate to fill the position of Child Development and Protection Coordinator. The job description and requirements are as follows:                                                                                                

Position Title:                       Child Development and Protection (CDP) Coordinator

Position Location:                Kigali

Department/Division:          Programs Impact and Quality (PIQ)

Job Title of Supervisor:      Senior Manager, Programs Impact and Quality Assurance

Starting Date:                      October 1st, 2023

Length of Opportunity:      Open Ended Contract

Hours per week:                  Full time– 40 Hrs.

Number of Positions Open: 1 


General functions/Responsibilities:

The Child Development and Protection (CDP) Coordinator is a key member of the team responsible for driving the implementation, growth, and quality assurance of the CDP program components. These components include Early Childhood Development through Home-Based ECDs, Sunday Schools, Kids’ Clubs, Youth Life Skills Development through Youth Running Clubs, and Child Protection initiatives. This role involves providing technical support, facilitating trainings, and ensuring that the program aligns with established standards and protocols. The incumbent is responsible for growing the CD program in collaboration with the Programs Resource Team (PRT). The Child Development and Protection (CDP) Coordinator also represents the organization in all technical working groups and is in liaison with Line Ministries to ensure alignment of the program to national priorities.

Specific job duties:

Technical responsibilities

  • The CDP Coordinator will represent the organization in technical working groups in matters related to Child Development and Protection (NCC, NCDA, and others) and update the organization on National strategies.
  • Supervise and manage performance of the program team.
  • Provide technical support to the CD Officers in the development of program plans, implementation, monitoring, and communicating the program impact.
  • Participate in development of proposals for resource mobilization and growth for the CD program
  • Ensure the program is implemented with quality and aligned with methodologies/ protocols set by Home Office PRT (Technical) unit, where applicable.
  • Inform the organization on National strategies related to child development and advise on alignment with current programming.
  • Collaborate with other organizations with similar interest in Child Development and Protection to share best practices for learning and program improvement.
  • Support in the development, review, and translation of key program documents including toolkits, guides, and program training materials.
  • Ensure the program targets and deliverables are on track to be achieved in identified deadlines.
  • Organize field visits for supervision of quality in implementation of the program.
  • Get involved in field visits that host Donors, Home Office Staff, and other key partners at National level.


  • Support the CD program to track progress on implementation and key program targets.
  • Ensure that quantitative data are regularly collected, analyzed, and reported through the organization’s metrics portal.
  • Participate in periodic quantitative and qualitative assessments that baseline/evaluate the program.
  • Ensure regular reporting of the program through monthly program updates, quarterly reports, and donors’ reports as required

Other Duties

  • Uphold and exemplify the values of World Relief and demonstrate a commitment to Christ.
  • Participate in staff spiritual development activities.
  • Assist with additional duties as assigned by and agreed upon with the supervisor

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Child Rights and Protection, Education, Psychology, or a related field (Master’s Degree is an added advantage).
  • Willingness to travel frequently to conduct trainings and provide technical support.
  • Demonstrate exemplary professional behavior through personal actions.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple complex tasks concurrently.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in planning, organization, and report preparation.
  • Skilled in training facilitation.
  • Able to work effectively in a matrix structure.
  • Proficiency in English as a professional language; fluency in Kinyarwanda, and French is a plus.
  • Competent in using word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic communication tools.

Experience required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Child Development and Protection.
  • Over 3 years of experience in Program Coordination, preferably with international NGOs.
  • Proficiency in working with diverse stakeholders, including Local Government, Donors, and individuals from different cultures.
  • Experience in integrated interventions and community development projects, particularly within the local church context. 


If you are interested and qualified for this position:

  • Please submit one PDF document including your application letter addressed to the Country Director of World Relief Rwanda, copy of your notified Degreecomprehensive Curriculum Vitae with three (3) names of refereescopy of your identity card and a recent Church recommendation (Not exceeding 6 months) from your Pastor or Priestnot later than September 15th, 2023.
  •  Applications will be sent to
  • Subject of the email: “Child Development and Protection (CDP) Coordinator”
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you don’t hear from WRR by September 21st, 2023, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Note that application letter and CV should be signed.

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