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Job Announcement: Project Coordinator – Rwanda GBV Monitor (Kigali, Rwanda/ Home-based in Kigali)

Job Description

‘Rwanda GBV Monitor’ is a one-year project that aims at improving institutional accountability and informed discussion and debate among the public on access to psychosocial and legal services in gender based violence in Rwanda, based on aggregated and anonymous data on GBV cases and victim’s access to psychosocial, police, and legal services. The project will coordinate with concerned Government agencies in Rwanda to study, plan, and (automated) update data to an aggregated platform to generate data analytics showing how the GBV cases are responded to. The project will also build capacity in the Government, Nonprofit, and Media agencies to study data analytics and use in decision making, governance, and sensitization of the public.

The project is being led by APESEK, a nonprofit based in Rwanda with technical partner SocialWell. The candidate is being recruited by SocialWell, however, s/he will actively work with APESEK and other Government, Nonprofit, and Media agencies. We expect the project coordinator to take complete ownership of the project in Rwanda and help shape a GBV portfolio in SocialWell with technical inputs.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake research to develop in-depth understanding of gender based violence in Rwanda, its causes, reporting, access to psychosocial services, police, judicial processes, difficulties, resolution, follow up.
  • Take leadership in developing structured, concise, and well-written technical inputs on GBV that can be used by SocialWell’s ICT Team in design and development of ‘Rwanda GBV Monitor’ portal, case management tool, and related applications.
  • Update data, analyses, and research findings periodically based on new datasets and share the research findings internally and externally.
  • Understand, identify, and incorporate global good practices in digital and manual data storage, exchange, and security for GBV cases by different institutions and make specific technical recommendations for SocialWell’s ICT Team to learn and adhere those practices in software development
  • Study manual and/or digital systems adopted by different organs of Government of Rwanda for GBV case management. Develop mechanisms to share the data in a single system to develop insights and analyses from such data.
  • Establish partnerships with concerned Government Agencies of Government of Rwanda working in GBV areas for the project.
  • Develop a technical guideline on GBV data/ case management in manual and digital environment, with technical inputs of Government, Nonprofit (national and international), and Media partners.
  • Build technical capacity through conducting workshops and trainings on GBV data management to various Ministries/ Departments/ Centers of Government of Rwanda.
  • Map data points being captured in reporting and resolving GBV cases by Government of Rwanda and develop an outline on mechanism for inter-agency data sharing mechanism (e.g. how complaint received in GBV Helpline can be shared with Police) and store in the proposal portal ‘Rwanda GBV Monitor’
  • Regular monitoring, supervision, quality checks, and improvements of project processes and outputs that meet internal and external requirements to meet quality and programmatic standards
  • Take technical and coordination leadership to conceptualize a national and international advisory network that help develop appropriate technical guidelines on use of ICTs in GBV context.
  • Provide leadership in attracting additional funding and resources for improving reach and effectiveness of Rwanda GBV Monitor project, as an associated community-level intervention project on GBV.
  • Provide leadership in scaling up the concept within Rwanda, in the region or beyond.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Worked in GBV area, preferably in combinations of research, policy, and project management areas in Rwanda with strong reputation among government and nonprofit organizations for your work.
  • Passionate about using new ideas and innovations in GBV. You possess strong organizational skills, attention detail, and perseverance to give shape to those ideas and innovations.
  • Understanding of digital technologies and how they are being used in social sector programming.
  • Effective team player, with prior experience to work with technical and software team in a virtual environment would be advantage.
  • Ability to communicate in English and French. Working language of several of our project partners is French. Strong interpersonal communications abilities.

Person requirements

  • Master degree in one of social sciences from a reputed university, PhD preferred
  • Ideal candidate would be having 5 or more years’ experience, with at least 1 year of experience in GBV areas. For exceptional candidates, we would consider thesis/ research paper and internships in GBV along with experience in other social issues.
  • Proven working relationships with one or more Government agencies in Rwanda and nonprofits.
  • Skills in conducting research using one or more qualitative and/or quantitative methods – including literature review, review of project websites and social media, surveys, key informant interviews
  • Skill in project management in social sector projects


The candidate will be based in Kigali and will be working from home/ own office. Should have own reliable access to internet and computing. 20 hours/ week and 6 months’ contract, to extend based on project funding and performance.

To apply, send a one-page cover letter detailing how you fit for this position and your CV to by January 31, 2017.

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