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Coordinator Of Ngfc Secretariat

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1\. Background

Rwanda is signatory to a number of key international conventions, charters and
human rights instruments aimed at accelerating progress toward gender equality
including the Beijing Platform for Action, the Convention on Elimination of
all forms of Discrimination against Women, the Millennium Development Goals,
the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights of 10th December 1948.

Rwanda is also currently implementing its National Strategy for Transformation
NST1 aligned to SDGs and African Agenda 2063. All these instruments
highlight gender mainstreaming as an important approach for sustainable

The National Policies on Gender, GBV and Family and their Strategic Plan give
direction to MIGEPROF and line institutions as well as to all stakeholders on
strategic interventions to achieve progress towards gender equality and family
promotion in Rwanda. The National Gender and Family Cluster is a coordination
mechanism that aims at supporting MIGEPROF, Gender Machinery and key
stakeholders in promoting gender equality, family promotion and women
empowerment as well as utilizing partners’ synergies to improve interventions
and avoid duplication.

2\. Rationale for Recruiting a NGFC Secretariat Coordinator

While significant progress towards gender equality, family promotion and women
empowerment has been made, evidence shows that, challenges still remain. There
is still duplication of activities and efforts between MIGEPROF & its
stakeholders, unclear stakeholder’s coordination challenges and limited joint
planning and monitoring stakeholder’s interventions. It is in this regard that
a NGFC Secretariat Coordinator shall be recruited to strengthen collaboration
and coordination of gender equality, family promotion and women empowerment
interventions by sharing experiences, generating new ideas, identifying gaps,
lobbying and advocating for achieving GEWE in all sectors.

3\. Overall Objective of the assignment

The overall objective of the Gender and Family Secretariat Coordinator is to
enhance coordination of stakeholders intervening in the areas of gender,
family promotion & women empowerment.

4\. Main Tasks

The main tasks of the assignment are to:

Provide overall coordination of the NGFC work and report regularly to MIGEPROF

Facilitate the elaboration and review of NGFC strategic plan in close
collaboration with MIGEPROF management and stakeholders and ensure its smooth

Mapping and producing a database of stakeholders both at central and local

Ensure close collaboration between national GFC and district level GEWE and
family Coordination mechanisms through regular communication and reporting to

Participate and facilitate preparation of sub-cluster annual and other
periodic work plans, monitor and evaluate implementation progress;

Establish a partnership and fund mobilization strategy with key stakeholders
to ensure its smooth implementation;

Engage networks with national authorities and relevant government agencies,
where applicable and support existing coordination mechanisms

Develop a proposal on how the NGFC secretariat should be restructured to make
it more relevant and innovative in addressing GEWE and Family related concerns
in the sector at the national level and local level Districts;

Provide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy
documents to address GEWE and family issues through various key partners;

Organize joint field missions with sub/clusters members for follow up and

Facilitate sub-cluster quarterly technical working group & bi-annual SC
meetings & follow up the implementation of the recommendations of these

!? To
support the development of a compendium of women leaders in different sectors
in Rwanda.

5\. Scope of work and reporting arrangement

A dedicated National Gender and Family Cluster Coordinator will be deployed at
MIGEPROF to provide day–to-day support to operationalize the NGFC Secretariat.
The assignment will largely be carried out in Kigali with minimal travel in up

The Coordinator will mainly work with MIGEPROF stakeholders & donors and will
work under the direct supervision of Permanent Secretary with support from
other relevant MIGEPROF departments.

6\. Key Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected from the Coordinator:

1\. A NGFC Strategic Plan;

2\. A consolidated joint annual work plan of the stakeholders planned
activities and its M &E framework;

3\. A mapping report of stakeholders both at central and local level in Gender
and Family cluster;

4\. A partnership and fund mobilization strategy with key stakeholders;

5\. Organize Joint field visit involving stakeholders;

6\. Proposal of NGFC Secretariat structure

7\. Report/minutes of NGFC SC & Sub-Cluster periodic meetings.

7\. The Coordinator Profile and Qualification

!? The
incumbent must at least hold a Master’s degree with 10 years of experience in
Gender studies, Institutional development, Developmental studies, Social
Sciences, Economics, Management, Project management and any related field.
Having a Phd degree in the above fields would be an added advantage.

!? At
least 05 to 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in
the area of gender, project management, and socio-economic policy;

!? 05
to 10 years of research background in socio-economic development and gender;

Excellent presentation skills in cross-cultural setting, including the ability
to develop high quality written reports;

Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;

Ability to work in team and under minimum supervision;

!? To
have a strong command in English, French and Kinyarwanda.


The contract period will be 6 months.


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Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications to [
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Only pre-selected candidates will be notified. Deadline for submission of
applications is 5:30 PM on **22 August 2019** . The selected Candidate should
aim to start immediately after the communication of successful application.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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