Job Title: Project Coordinator
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager/Disability and Inclusion Advisor
Based at: Musanze District and one week per month in Kigali office
About Chance for Childhood
Chance for Childhood is an award-winning charity working in Africa to support the most vulnerable children, such as street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and children behind bars. Our vision is of a world where no child is forgotten!
We work with and strengthen the capacity of African visionary community leaders to implement effective, locally-relevant projects. This enables us to focus on ‘hard to reach’ children, both in terms of their complex needs (e.g. street children with learning difficulties) and location (e.g. urban violent slums or remote rural areas). Together we make ideas and impact both sustainable and scalable to protect, educate and empower even more of the world’s most disadvantaged children.
In 2017 Chance for Childhood successfully registered as an INGO in Kigali, Rwanda, setting up a regional office to strengthen our programmes management, advocacy activities and regional fundraising.
Purpose of the role:
The Project Coordinator’s main role is to oversee the coordination, organisation, delivery and monitoring of Chance for Childhood’s current projects. The Project Coordinator is also expected to work with the Senior Program Manager to ensure that Chance for Childhood is represented at various technical working groups by attending workshops and meetings in line with safeguarding, inclusion and education as well as managing project staff based in the field office.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Delivery, Management and Monitoring:
- Ensure children with disabilities and their families are supported to access mainstream and disability-related services (education, healthcare, rehabilitation and social protection, child protection).
- Ensure parents/caregivers are facilitated to access self-help groups and other community-based initiatives to respond to immediate special needs and build resilience for sustainable family-based care of their children with disabilities.
- Ensure that community-based structures have necessary knowledge/capacity to provide and support children with disabilities and their families.
- Uphold and promote Chance for Childhood’s Global Safeguarding Policy and Procedures across all Programmes.
- Work with the Head of Safeguarding, Training and Learning to identify areas of development in Safeguarding in Chance for Childhood Rwanda.
- Deliver inclusive safeguarding training in the community and to project specific target groups as required by the programme activity plans
- Coordinate project activities by maintaining good working relations with implementing partners such as NGOs, INGOs and government institutions
- Attend project review workshops as required by the project partner(s) and/or donor(s)
- Facilitate monthly project review workshops with project staff and Senior Program Manager
- Provide quality assurance of all programme activities (including but not limited to UNICEF DI, Communication Camps-Pig Farming and Natwe Turashoboye) delivered by field staff and monitor the progress and impact of these programmes
- Prepare timely narrative reports to funders / donors by liaising closely with Inclusion Trainer and Parent liaison officers (‘field staff’)
- Lead in financial monitoring of programmes and liaise closely finance team to prepare financial reports to donor(s)
- Maintain good and close working relations with project partner(s) and/or donor(s) throughout implementation
- Collate disaggregated project beneficiary information to support the organisation’s MEL and level of impact ever possible
- Work with the Senior Program Manager to produce learning materials and disseminate externally where possible and facilitate learning workshops for Chance for Childhood staff whenever possible
- Support the Senior Program Manager with the design of new projects by inputting into concepts and budgets
- Help conduct situational analysis and organise project workshops for new projects when required
- Work with the Senior Program Manager to set up meetings with key government and funding stakeholders in Rwanda to gain buy-in of our projects and support for sustainability purpose
- Help identify national funding opportunities for inclusion programmes
Human Resources Management:
- Manage the workplans for all field staff and provide regular support to them
- Ensure that field staff are progressing well with their targets and implementing according to the activity plan and timeframe
- Conduct bi-annual staff appraisals for field staff and provide feedback to Senior Program Manager
- Manage time-off requests of the field staff
- Report to the Senior Program Manager should there be significant concerns or changes involving field staff
Networking and Advocacy:
- Attend sector networking events and meetings relevant to inclusion, education, gender equality and child protection when necessary
- Actively seek out opportunities such as at district, national and international platforms to share our programme learnings and evidence
- Represent Chance for Childhood at various functions and events as required
How to apply
Send a supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the job criteria and your CV to Applications should be sent to
Closing date 15th April 2022
Chance for Childhood is an equal opportunities employer.
Please complete and return our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. There is no need to print it as it is a fillable form.