Championing Play Project Assistant at SAVE THE CHILDREN (Deadline: 7th June, 2022)

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Championing Play Project Assistant at SAVE THE CHILDREN (Deadline: 7th June, 2022)

馃搵 Job Description Details

Date advertised: 31 May 2022

Closing date: 7 Jun 2022 – 23:59 CAT

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Department: Business Transformation

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

TITLE: 聽Championing Play Project Assistant
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operations LOCATION: Kigali Office

Level 3:聽 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 on country programmes; or are visiting country programmes; 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. Save the Children International (SCI) takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.


The Project Assistant will be responsible for providing direct follow up of the Championing Play project implementation with the partner in Kirehe District. an initiative funded by the LEGO Foundation to encourage the use of Play by caregivers in the Kirehe district, to support聽 children鈥檚 development. This involves effectively and efficiently planning the project approach and ensuring that the timeline and deliverables are respected and achieved ; sharing information with and gathering inputs and learning from relevant stakeholders ; overseeing the work of partner organisation, Umuhuza, and providing mentoring as relevant ; directly supporting the delivery of selected activities ; drafting project reports for submission to the donor, etc.


Reports to: Project Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: N/A


Operational responsibilities:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Participate in the development of ideas and guidance on how to make quality play materials using locally available resources, in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Support the coordinator in procuring the necessary materials and ensuring timely submission of the PRs and POs to the supply chain department.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensure the training venue are secured on time, and are safe and on standards;

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Responsible for all projet materials, and their safety;

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Participate in the coordination, monitoring and learning meetings with relevant stakeholders, including partner representatives, Member organisation (Save the Children Denmark), other organisations working on Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Rwanda, and donor (LEGO Foundation).

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Participate in the orientation of the MEAL team ahead of data collection, and of the partner organisation ahead of the Play-based ECD training for community volunteers.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensure availability of聽 participants, venue, catering, and supplies for project-related meetings and workshops.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Conduct field visits to monitor progress and provide mentorship support to partner organisation.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Compile necessary information on the project implementation that will inform the drafting of the report. These include but not limited to high quality pictures, developing case stories from beneficiaries, identification of challenges and risks that the project is facing or is likely to face.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Child Safeguarding:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ensure the Save the Children鈥檚 Child Safeguarding Policy is integrated into all aspects of work.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Support implementation and various tasks linked with safeguarding awareness raising, investigation and reporting on child safeguarding cases and allegation.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 holds himself/herself聽 to deliver on his/her responsibilities –


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 willing to take disciplined risks.


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Bachelor鈥檚 Degree in Education, Social Work, or related fields



  • 2 + years work experience in a similar role within an international setting
  • Knowledge and field experience on ECD
  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Developed verbal and communication skills, including fluency in English

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Willingness to play with children, and ability to develop play materials for children

  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and customers
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • High levels of attention to detail and quality
  • Computer literacy (including advanced excel skills)
  • Ability to travel between Kirehe and Kigali
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative
  • High levels of confidentially and integrity
  • Commitment to Save the Children鈥檚 mission and values


  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in ECD, Education or Child Protection
  • Familiar with play-based approaches in learning

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI鈥檚 Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI鈥檚 Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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