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Head of Programmes and Advocacy Job Re-Advertisement in Rwanda

Recruiting one key roles: Head of Programmes and Advocacy 


Lead the fight against poverty

VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than 50 years and we are the leading organisation in the field. 

We work in almost 34 countries worldwide and we are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference.
Head of Programmes and Advocacy
VSO Rwanda is seeking a senior manager capable of effectively leading quality implementation of programmes, support growth of programmes and lead advocacy in strategic goals in line with the Country Strategic and Program Plans and in sync with the global strategic programme priorities.
As a leader of the programme’s team and reporting directly to the Country Director, you will be responsible for delivering quality programming for education, health and livelihoods in Rwanda. 

You will bring leadership to the countries operational planning, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, donor and organizational reporting, and partnership development and review processes.

In collaboration with the country director and regional support you will lead the programmes team to develop and deliver a funding plan.
Working with in-country operations support, you will champion a vibrant and positive volunteer community that is empowered and supported to work effectively with local partners and actively engage in ongoing programme development, implementation, and review. 

You will be a role model in resource and risk management of VSO Rwanda in as far as managing the programme team’s human and financial resources as well as other programme resources.
We are seeking qualified candidates who can demonstrate strong communication, team working and change management, planning and organization, leadership and people management skills. 

Key to the role is experience and expertise of programme work with substantial senior level programme leadership and management experience in a complex INGO touching on our key programme areas in Rwanda.
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to
Please quote the job title in the subject line. 

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and outline your current salary, benefits package and your salary expectations. 

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). CVs sent without the cover letter will not be considered.
VSO strives to be an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes female applicants, applications from people with disabilities, HIV positive people, or those who face disadvantage.
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

Closing Date: Friday 28th July 2013

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