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Title: Book Development and Use (BDU) Intern

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Mureke Dusome/ Book Development and Use

LOCATION: Kigali

GRADE: N/A POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people and to enforce Save the Children policy.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The purpose of this role is to support the Book Development Unit in the following areas:

a) Increasing the supply and demand for children’s reading materials in communities through working with publishers to develop and distribute reading magazines;

b) Ensuring that community librarians have sufficient skills to support the community (including children) in reading for learning and enjoyment;

c) Mobilize community librarians to work closely with Literacy Champions to ensure reading clubs benefit from the presence of community libraries.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Book Development and Use Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Implementation:

• Support the selected publishing collaborative to develop the content of children’s magazines;
• Oversee the distribution of children’s magazines to reading clubs in selected districts on a monthly basis;
• Monitor the use of children’s magazines in reading clubs and assess reading needs to inform future content of subsequent magazines;
• Oversee the purchasing and distribution of books to the selected school communities in accordance to agreed budgets and distribution plans;
• Support communities to establish, maintain and promote the use of community based book collections;
• Keep records of purchased and distributed reading materials ( books and children’s magazines);
• Keep records of donated school kits and oversee their distribution in the communities in selected districts;
• Provide support and oversight on deliverables of casual workers at the warehouse and liaise with HR for their monthly payments;
• Prepare and submit monthly work plans and reports in accordance with the agreed schedules with the Book Development & Use Coordinator;
• Provide general support to the development and promotion of quality children’s books in Rwanda including support to the organization of the Children’s Book Forum, Book Purchasing Consortium as well as public literacy events.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

• Update the database of the Book Development and Use trainings, meetings and other events;
• Keep records of distributed books, children’s magazines, and school kits;
• Monitor progress of the project against agreed targets and indicators;
• Notify leadership of any potential constraints to implementation of project;
Identify and document key lessons learned from the project, including success stories.
• External Networking & Representation:
• Represent Save the Children in relevant Sector and District meetings;
• When requested by leadership, represent the project to, and work with INGOs and civil society organizations and networks at the district level to increase coordination and learning and to support the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives

External Networking & Representation:

• Represent Save the Children in relevant Sector and District meetings;
When requested by leadership, represent the project to, and work with INGOs and civil society organizations and networks at the district level to increase coordination and learning and to support the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

 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

Ambition:

 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.

Collaboration:

 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

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

• University degree in education, social work or social sciences;
• Good understanding of the education system in Rwanda, specifically primary education;
• Ability to develop constructive relationships with a wide range of partners, including children, communities and local authorities;
• Experience of facilitating trainings and community mobilization;
• Ability to communicate effectively in Kinyarwanda and English: verbally and in writing
• Understanding of and commitment to SCI mission, values and child rights-based programming approaches.

Desirable

• Exposure or direct experience with children’s’ book provision & use
• Working experience within the education, child rights or protection field

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