Deputy Chief of Party – re-advertisement At Save the Children

Deputy Chief of Party (re-advertised)

About the Role:

Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity in Rwanda. The proposed project will focus on promoting nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF). It also aims to address child development gaps and specifically unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT), and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda (GoR) priorities.

The Deputy Chief of Party reports directly to the Chief of Party and ensures technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions that meet stated goals and reporting requirements. The Deputy Chief of Party will assume the responsibilities of the Chief of Party in their absence. The Deputy Chief of Party coordinates with key stakeholders, implementing partners and government representatives. The Deputy Chief of Party manages the implementation of key program activities throughout the targeted districts, oversees the work of program managers, and provide efficient operational support for the project team and will provide leadership on relevant, government or USAID convened technical working groups. Activities delivered under this project will deliver critical programmatic learning and establish collaborative models to address these development challenges for children and families in Rwanda.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. Qualified local nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development/Human Development, Nutrition, international development or related field required;

Minimum of eight to ten years of professional experience in managing and implementing complex integrated technical community-based programs of similar size and scope in a development context, with a minimum of five years’ experience in the region, ideally in Rwanda;

Substantial technical leadership expertise in at least two of the three integrated programming areas -early childhood development, inclusive development or nutrition;

Professional experience should include community-based programming, not just institution level;

At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design;

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;

In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;

Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives;

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of care system and government structure in Rwanda is an


Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Rwanda;

Fluency in Kinyarwanda

Employee Type: Full-time regular

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: 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 country programs. Or are visiting country programs; 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. SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

To apply, follow this link:

Deadline for receiving applications is 6th April 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process

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