Investing in Girls in Rwanda - Deputy Team Leader - Rwanda
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role
Palladium is seeking a Deputy Team Leader for an exciting upcoming DFID funded programme in Rwanda. The IAG-R programme will work to enable adolescent girls to have the capabilities for a safe, healthy, educated and empowered transition to adulthood. The programme also aims to support the Government of Rwanda strengthen the policy framework and its systems to operationalise and implement its focus on investing in youth.
The Programme will be delivered through three components:
- Delivering out-of-school life skills lessons to 11-year-old adolescent girls and boys. using a curriculum which covers basic health, nutrition and hygiene behaviours, sexual health and family planning, puberty, gender and violence, economic opportunities and savings
- Providing technical assistance to the Government of Rwanda through managing a Technical Assistance (TA) facility to build expertise, support implementing partners and increase capacity to oversee and co-ordinate the programme at national and local level.
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning to ensure programme effectiveness and contribute to building the evidence base on what works for adolescent girls.
- Lead on planning, resourcing and delivery of agreed outputs and for ensuring programme effectiveness and impact for life skills and M&E component
- Oversight of technical support and quality assurance to/of implementing partners and TA through Life skills lead and mentor lead
- Liaison and coordination with GAGE and elaboration of research programme
- Internal monitoring and reporting. Provides strategic direction for programme implementation, adapting as required based on M&E information and contextual analysis
- Support programme management and work hand in hand with TL to ensure effective delivery
- Relevant Academic Background
- Substantial experience with adolescent programming and expertise in one of the following technical areas: economic empowerment; gender; adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights; education; disability inclusion.
- Experience managing and working in a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional project or an organisation in Rwanda or the surrounding region
- Previous experience with donor funded programmes with clients such as DFID, DFAT or USAID
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, previous experience in stakeholder management experience preferred
- Excellent written English essential and ability to speak Kinyarwanda or French