Advert – Book Development Technical Advisor

About the Role: This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding

Save the Children is seeking a Book Development Technical Advisor for the anticipated five-years USAID-funded Teaching and Learning Materials Supply Chain (TLMSC) program in Rwanda. The Activity aims to strengthen the book supply chain to increase the quantity, quality, affordability, and accessibility of books and other physical and digital reading materials in schools, homes, and communities. By working to improve the capacity and systems of key actors along the book chain, such as the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and the private sector, while simultaneously strengthening linkages between these actors, this Activity will improve the sustainability of the Rwandan book supply chain.

The Book Development Technical Advisor reports directly to the Chief of Party and ensures technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions that meet stated goals and reporting requirements. They will assume the responsibilities of the COP in their absence and coordinate with USAID, key stakeholders, implementing partners and government representatives. They will manage the implementation of key program activities, oversee the work of technical staff, and ensure efficient operational support for the project team.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s Degree in education, international development, or other related field is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in managing and implementing education, literacy, and/or supply chain management programs of similar size and scope with a minimum of three years of experience in the region, ideally in Rwanda.
  • At least three years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors, and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations.
  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity development to realize organizational objectives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience working with public-private partnerships.
  • Knowledge of Kinyarwanda will be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Rwanda.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

Deadline for receiving applications is 25th October 2022.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


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