JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

CARE International in Rwanda is seeking to recruit a VSL ( Village Saving and Loans) Field
Supervisor for its ISARO Project, to be based in Huye District.

Qualification required:
          Rwandan Nationality;
          Minimum of three (3) years experience as a trainer;
          Minimum 2 years experience in community based microfinance
          Minimum of License degree in sociology, Rural development or equivalent with 3 years
           experience in community mobilization.
          Strong participatory/capacity-building and training skills;
          Excellent organizational/logistic, communication and interpersonal skills
          Fluent in Kinyarwanda, French or French.
          Valid driver’s license (motorcycle)

A detailed job description is available at the CARE International in Rwanda’s offices located at Kacyiru,
Kigali or Musanze, Muhanga, Huye and Kayonza Districts.

Interested candidates are invited to drop off their application/motivation letters and CV at CARE
Rwanda Head Office located in Kigali/Kacyiru or at its sub officers located at Huye, Kayonza, Musanze
and Muhanga Districts, attn Human Resources Manager. Deadline for applications is March 31th 2010
at 5.00 pm.

Female candidates with the above profile are strongly encouraged to apply. Within a period of 10
days from the deadline, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kigali, 19/03/2010


Human Resources Manager
                                                   JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:            ISARO VSL Field Supervisor

Grade:            II/3

Starting date: TBD
Location:     Huye
Supervisor: Project Manager

1.       Brief Description of the Project and Context

Socio-cultural norms in Rwanda dictate men’s dominance over women. As in many other social and
cultural settings, the social roles and positioning of women and men are based on their sex. Hence,
women’s social value rests above all on their ability to procreate and, more particularly, to give birth to
boys. Traditional gender norms in Rwanda promote women’s material dependence on men, limiting
their access to and their control of economic opportunities and assets both inside and outside of the
household. According to a national research on violence against women carried out in 2004 by the
Ministry for Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), 67.7% of Rwandan women agreed that an
exemplary wife is one who owes unconditional obedience to her husband, and 63.6% agreed that a
woman has to consent to sexual relations with her husband even if against her desire to do so.
Respondents cited alcohol abuse (42.5%) and poverty (27.5%) as the major causes of Domestic

In this context, increasing gender equality at social, economic and political levels is crucial as
ineffective citizen participation, particularly that of women, is a key impediment to equitable and
effective national development. Additionally, economic vulnerability is a key contributor to women’s
increased vulnerability to Gender Based Violence as well as their limited participation in decision-
making at community and household levels. The ISARO program builds on the POWER1 project and
aims at achieving gender equality through the promotion of women’s social, economic, and political
rights. ISARO program is mainly funded by NORAD via CARE Norway. The Great Lakes Initiative and
Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy components of the program (described further on)
are funded by CARE UK and Norwegian People’s Aid, respectively.

CARE will mainly target the poor and marginalized women already enrolled in existing VS&L (Voluntary
Savings and Loans) groups, and who were selected based on participatory vulnerability assessments
conducted at community level; as well as other vulnerable people mostly women who are not VSL
members. These women include: particularly poor women (belonging to the poorest categories
according to the Government of Rwanda’s classification)2; women who are heads of households and
who are caretakers for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC); women living with HIV; and women
who are part of the historically marginalized population in Rwanda (the Batwa). ISARO will be

1 POWER project (Promoting opportunities for women empowerment In Rwanda) started in January 2006 with the main purpose of
    improving access the of 30,000 extremely poor people, 80% of whom are women, to sustainable socio-economic opportunities and
    participation in decision-making processes at household and community levels. The POWER project ended in 2008.
2 According to the National Integrated Living Conditions Survey 2005/6 poverty among female and widow headed households are higher

    than average.
implemented in 77 sectors of 6 districts (Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Nyanza, Huye, Gisagara and
Ruhango) located in the Southern Province. The program will be implemented jointly with local
partners FACT (Forum des Activistes Contre la Torture), ARBEF (Association Rwandaise pour le Bien
Etre Familial), RWAMREC (Rwanda Men’s Resource Center), NPA (Norwegian People’s Aid) and CNF
(Conseil National des Femmes).

ISARO will also serve as an anchor program for the implementation of the Public Policy Information
Monitoring and Advocacy (PPIMA) project led by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). The PPIMA project is
a civil society strengthening initiative aimed at promoting active and effective citizen participation in
Rwanda’s national processes of policy formulation, implementation and management. The goal of this
project is that “Rwandan government policies, plans and budgets at national and local levels are pro-
poor and are utilized effectively to reduce poverty and improve wellbeing for the poor in Rwanda.” The
project will work through local implementing partners of the ISARO program for community-level
monitoring and reporting on the delivery of public services. The PPIMA project will also work to
empower communities, particularly women in these communities, through civic education.

The Great Lakes Advocacy Initiative (GLAI) is another component of the ISARO program. GLAI is a
regional initiative composed of 4 CARE country offices (CARE-Rwanda; CARE-Burundi; CARE-DRC;
and CARE-Uganda). It is aimed at contributing to the implementation of international humanitarian and
human rights standards that protect the rights of women and girls in post-conflict and conflict situations,
as set forth in UNSCR 1325 and the complementary UNSCR 1820. The initiative includes GBV
advocacy activities implemented within ISARO, as well as national, regional, and international level
advocacy around

             ISARO Program Goal and Objectives (from Jan 2009 to 2013)

Goal: “Improved Gender Equality, Economic, Social and political Empowerment for 100,000 people
(80% women) by 2013.”

Specific Objectives:

     (i)        100,000 VSL group members (80% of members being women) are strengthened to
                participate in sustainable economic opportunities and are linked to market and financial
                services at local and national levels.
     (ii)       Community-based, and managed, mechanisms and strategies for the prevention of GBV,
                and the support and protection of victims are established and supported by local authorities.
     (iii)      Increased capacities for women to make decisions regarding sexual and reproductive health
     (iv)       Increased women’s participation and representation in decision-making processes and
                structures at household and community levels.

2.           Job Summary

The primary aim of the VSL field Supervisor is supervision and coordination Field Officers and Village
Agents activities promoting operational and performing VSL groups for poor household with support
from the PM

The Field Supervisor is responsible for VSL methodology application and monitoring. He/she is
responsible of Field officers and Village Agents capacity building and VSL groups operational and
performance. He/She implement training sessions and workshops for project Field officers and Village
Agents. The training should be designed for the participants to best meet all of the project's goals and
objectives in a timely and efficient manner and that the training techniques will be very participatory and
hands-on. The Field Supervisor coordinates and implements training plans for the Field Officers and
Village Agents for technical and non-technical aspects of the projects. With the project PM, s/he will
evaluate the effectiveness of the training.
 He/she is in charge of VSL administration tools management.

The Field Supervisor is a key position. S/he will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation
professional and report to the Project Manager. He/she is responsible for data analysis for VSL
management Information System ( MIS) and regular reporting on VSL groups financial performance

3.     Responsibilities and Tasks

1)     Field officers and Village Agent Capacity building
        Identify and collect appropriate training materials;
        Develop and implement FOs and VA capacity building plan.
        Prepare training sessions and workshops for FOs and Village Agent;
        Conducts training to FOs and Village Agents in the most appropriate and participatory
        Coordinate and schedule training sessions;
        Assure projects’ FOs performance appraisals

2)     FOs and Village Agents activities coordination
        Coordinate and supervise Field Officers and Village Agent Activities
        Insure VSL methodology application in its cycle

3)     Evaluate effectiveness of training and group performance
        Insure VSL administration tool application and management
        Facilitate VSLG performance evaluation
        Analyze information for VSL Management Information System
        Prepare regular reports to PM and MIS professional (successes, weaknesses and

4.     Authority

The VSL Field Supervisor supervises the Field Officers and report to the PM. The Field Supervisor
works closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Professional and the PM.

5.     Work Conditions

The Field Supervisor is based in the CARE-Rwanda International Sub Office at the Province level and
spendS 70% of his/her time in the field.

6.     Qualifications

          Rwandan Nationality;
          Minimum of three (3) years experience as a trainer;
          Minimum 2 years experience in community based microfinance
          Minimum of License degree in sociology, Rural development or equivalent with 3 years
           experience in community mobilization.
          Strong participatory/capacity-building and training skills;
          Excellent organizational/logistic, communication and interpersonal skills
          Fluent in Kinyarwanda, French or French.
          Valid driver’s license (motorcycle)

I have read, fully understood, and accept the requirements and responsibilities of this Job Description.

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