Project Officer at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda (Deadline: 20th April,2022)

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Project Officer at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda (Deadline: 20th April,2022)

🏘️ The Organization 

The Organization

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International is non-governmental organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children. SOS Children’s Villages International is an umbrella organization that provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 135 countries worldwide. Our vision is that every child belongs to a family arid grows with love, respect and security.

📋 Jobs Description Details


Position:  Project Officer – TVET (BIWE) Partnership Project

Type of contract: Fixed term

Working location: Kigali, with Regular visits in Kayonza and Gicumbi Districts.

Supervisor: Head of Projects & RBM

Deadline:  20th April 2022

Context of the position 

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent member association affiliated to the SOS Federation. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda leverages existing community resources to strengthen quality childcare and protection through a holistic continuum of care tailored to orphans, vulnerable children, and their families. SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda actively advocates for the promotion of childcare and child protection. In Rwanda, SOS Children’s Villages operate in four locations based in Gasabo, Gicumbi, Kayonza and Nyamagabe Districts. In order to further fulfil the above-mentioned responsibilities, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is seeking a competent Project Officer, who will base in Kigali but with Regular visits in Kayonza and Gicumbi as the Districts are in the Project’s implementation area.


Project officer will be responsible for the overall coordination, supervision and reporting of all activities related to the project “TVET (BIWE) Partnership Project” to ensure that the project’s objectivities and results are achieved in a timely manner and according to the agreed standards in the project framework and in the related grant agreement document.  The Project officer leads Planning, implementation, monitoring, and Evaluation of the Project activities in accordance with the organisation Standards and project design. The Project officer is also responsible for Overall project management and Supervision of the Project Field Officers and Teachers.


  • Director of Programs
  • Head of Projects & RBM
  • Education-Remedial learning Project manager
  • Principal of SOS Technical high School
  • Head of Locations
  • Partners/Government/Civil Society/CBOs, etc
  • Beneficiaries, etc


  • Management of partnership agreement 
  1. Read and understand the Partnership Agreement (PA) signed between SOS CV Rwanda and German Partner (BIWE)
  2. Liaise with International Partnership Development (IPD) Manager in case there are issues involving changes of the PA signed with the donor (change in target group/project beneficiaries, activities, budget, staff and timeline)
  3. Seek donor’s approval before implementing any changes in signed PA
  4. Ensure proper documentation of requests and approvals of changes in PA
  5. Keep IPD Manager, Head of Projects and Programs Director copied in all communications addressing contract management issues
  • Financial Management & donor grant requirements compliance
  1. Responsible for proper management of project grants
  2. Responsible for budgeting / budget revision / liquidity plan tasks
  3. Monitor budgets and speed up spending to avoid unnecessary underspending or overspending
  4. Process requests for budget reallocation if need be and inquire donor approvals
  5. Set up clear measures mitigating budget underspending or overspending
  6. Regularly monitor actuals versus budgets (BVAs)
  7. Liaise with the Grant Accountant and ensure regular posting of supporting documents in the system
  8. Compile donor reports and process reviews by the IPD Manager, Head of Projects & Programs Director before submission to the donor
  9. Ensure timely submission of donor reports (Financial, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Reports)
  10. Keep IPD Manager, Head of Projects and Programs Director copied in all communications (e.g emails, skype calls) addressing issues related to donor grant requirement and compliance
  11. Ensure proper use of project assets including Project car, camera, laptops, etc
  12. Follow up on donor enquiries, read and follow up on responses from the concerned Senior Manager.
  • Coordination & delivery of project activities
  1. Lead the implementation of the TVET/BIWE Partnership activities according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the project document
  2. Networking with other TVET-Schools, Companies and other partner organisations
  3. Set-up Training facilities and ensure Training materials are well maintained
  4. Organize Dual Training in plumbing and Welding at VTC-School SOS Kigali
  5. Coordination of the Training activities between Schools, Participants/trainees and companies (TOTs, Short courses, etc)
  6. Collaborate with the schools and companies for assessment and certification for the Participants
  7. Coordinate annual planning sessions and provide timely project reports according to the established project reporting timeline and project objective.
  8. Ensure Project Team has good understanding of core project documents including full proposal (IMPACT Matrix), targets, outcomes, approved budget, log frame, etc
  9. Master project activities and ensure timely implementation & completion of activities
  10. Ensure good collaboration with project stakeholders including government institutions, Ministry of Public Service and Labour, local authorities, Private and Government Companies, community structures (e.g., Inshuti Z’ Umuryango), Universities, schools, PSF, etc
  11. Represent SOS CV Rwanda in government forums (e.g JADF) and Child Protection Technical Working Groups where necessary
  12. Conduct knowledge gaps assessment and contribute to capacity building of project team
  13. Supervise the work of Project Team (e.g Field Officers and the Driver) and conduct Performance Appraisal
  14. Be proactive to inform Head of Projects, Programs Director and IPD Manager of any challenges met during project implementation
  15. Set up a clear EXIT PLAN (e.g., identification of local NGO to handover project interventions) and submit Project Closure Report
  16. Performs any other duties assigned by supervisor to build synergy with other SOS Team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (e.g social work, sociology, political science, education, rural development, psychology, Project Management, Business Administration, Development Studies, etc). Having a Master ‘s Degree will be an added value.
  • At least 5 successive years working with International NGOs and managing projects funded by international donors
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing donor funded projects and donor reporting
  • At least 4-year proven experience in leadership and people management
  • Prior experience in managing Children and Youth-focussed interventions will be an added value
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda. Good communication in French will be added value. Excellent written and verbal communication in English is a requirement.
  • Ability to develop guidelines and tools, and oversee their implementation.


  • Good understanding of international child right frameworks, child safeguarding, child, mental health and psychosocial support
  • Strong Skills in project cycle management (planning, monitoring and reporting)
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Data Protection

  • At all times ensure that personal data of SOS CV beneficiaries and their families as well as SOS CV Rwanda co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS standards.
  • Ensure that personal donor information and data used and administered for the benefit of SOS CV Rwanda, is stored and transferred securely, handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing data protection laws. Donor data will remain under the control of SOS CV Rwanda and shall not be forwarded to or swapped with other organizations.

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted  and any other relevant Application  Info’s 

Application Process:

The interested Candidates in this position should send a detailed CV, application letter and other required documents to     and properly fill the application form found via the following LINK  by not later than 20th  April,  2022, at 05:00 PM.

The application file should contain:

A cover letter,

Detailed CV with three referees,

Copy of academic qualifications

Please indicate in the subject line “Project Officer”. The deadline for application is Wednesday the 20th of April 2022.

      N.B Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

       Late applications will not be accepted.

“SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda/ International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”. 

Done at Kigali, 13 April 2022.

Jean Bosco KWIZERA

National Director

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda

Application Deadline Provided

Please  Apply for  this Job  not later than 20th/ April/ 2022


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