Community Engagement Specialist

World Vision Rwanda is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Community Engagement Specialist. The position will be based at Head Office – Kigali reporting to the Education Technical Advisor.

Purpose of the position:

The community engagement specialist will be responsible for technical design and implementation of the community engagement component planned under the H&C Activity. The role will also deliver on technical trainings for the community engagement component and supports the rollout of these trainings to Uburezi Iwacu field staff from all partner organizations.

The major responsibilities include:

% Of timeActivityEnd Results
40%Planning and program implementation  Provide technical review and feedback on feasibility of local implementing partners’ proposed work plans; provide adjustments and recommendations as needed.Lead the development and/or revision and adaptation of technical resources to incorporate key program components to engage parents and other community members.LIPs work plans are comprehensive, feasible and with impactful activities.Project decisions and approaches are research based.
40%Capacity building/ strengtheningOrganise, conduct technical trainings for the community engagement component of the Uburezi Iwacu, and support the rollout of these trainings to field staff and community volunteers.Work with regional education coordinators to support community volunteers in management and use of the story books and other literacy materials in reading clubs.Homes and Communities project’s field staff, and volunteers will be trained on all technical aspects including reading clubs’ facilitation, child and adult safeguarding, gender and inclusion.Books and other literacy materials provided to community libraries and reading clubs will be efficiently and effectively used
10%Monitoring, evaluation and learning Provide monitoring and evaluation support for the community Engagement component.Prepare weekly updates, monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the implementation progress of the community engagement componentCommunity engagement component’s report will be prepared with quality and submitted on time.Community volunteers’ activities will be monitored and support will be provided for improvement
10%Networking and CollaborationCollaborate with the SBCC Specialist and SBCC field staff to ensure that SBCC messaging is integrated into community engagement activities.Works closely with the leadership to ensure the Homes and Communities project is well represented in all Education coordination meetings and other relevant forums at all levels.All community engagement activities have social behaviour transformative messagesHomes and Communities Activity is represented in different working groups, platforms and stakeholders at both national and local levels.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Required Professional ExperienceMinimum of 5 years of experience in designing, planning, and implementing community engagement and outreach activities.Field experience in developing and implementing community and civic engagement tools/projects.
Required Education, training, license, registration, andcertificationBachelors’ degree in education, political science, public administration and any other relevant field.
Preferred Knowledge and QualificationsMaster’s degree in education, political science, public administration and any other relevant field.Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures or those of other donor funded projects or community- based projects.Demonstrated ability to coordinate closely with different stakeholders including government staff, local partners, and FBOs’ leaders and builds capacity.Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.Excellent facilitation and communication skills


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to this LINK

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The closing date for submission of applications is 18th October 2022; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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