BRAC Programme Manager Jobs in Rwanda

BRAC Programme Manager Jobs in Rwanda

BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice.

Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential.

BRAC’s institutional expertise on various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) announcing an initiative that will create positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engagein advocacy issues.

BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood.

She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.

In preparation for the launch of the program, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position in Rwanda

Position: Programme Manager

Job location: BRAC Rwanda Country Office

Salary: Negotiable

Job Summary

The Programme Manager will manage the implementation of the flagship programme under the Mastercard Foundation-BRAC International partnership for BRAC country Rwanda. This exciting role involves overseeing all day-to-day management and administrative aspects of the programme, under the supervision of Country Director BRAC Country Rwanda and with programmatic guidance from the global technical team at BRAC International. This will be a full-time position based in BRAC Rwanda country office.

The role includes direct management and coaching of BRAC Country Office Rwanda implementation staff, in addition to managing key partnerships with local partners and stakeholders to ensure that activities are delivered on time and within budget. The role will also support internal and external stakeholder coordination, advocacy and networking.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversee BRAC and partner staff to ensure effective coordination of integrated programming and multi-sectoral interventions.

  • Manage stakeholder coordination to develop, adopt and deliver localized and comprehensive solutions for achieving holistic impact for AGYWs in targeted communities.

  • Oversee the overall implementation of the integrated programme and related interventions in the targeted areas.

  • Contextualize and implement the operations manual, manage recruitment and training of programme staff, participant selection, profiling, and training.

  • Establish safe-spaces for AGYWs, oversee the intervention package and input support, selection and delivery, life skills coaching, entrepreneurship trainings, formation of savings groups, linkages to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender-based Violence (GBV) and other protection support, and social integration.

  • Ensure
    quality implementation of monitoring systems, the development and execution of Digital Data Gathering process, and support programme evaluation activities.

  • Support process documentation and analysis; dissemination of lessons learned and best practices among internal stakeholders and donors.

  • Lead internal coordination, especially with Microfinance counterparts and other global technical/functional teams

  • Support technical donor reviews and external engagement activities including meetings with implementation partners, government agencies, civil society and local Community Based Organizations, organizing learning and knowledge-sharing sessions.

  • Manage the implementation of standard award contracts, coordinate approval of agreements and sub-agreements, amendments, and extensions, as applicable

  • Support budget development and reviews in alignment with the technical narrative

  • Support and coordinate with country-level Grants Managers, M&E, and Finance teams to ensure timely submission of quality narrative and financial reports on a quarterly basis.

  • Oversee database management, including updates for pipeline reports, grant stewardship, prospect research, and contact management

    Team management and overall stewardship:

  • Manage external technical consultants and partners in the country

  • Support the communications team with up-to-date content to create presentations and marketing materials to showcase programme and project successes

  • Conduct monitoring and programme design visits on an as needed basis

    Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment

  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action

  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same

    Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies/Economics/Anthropology/Sociology/Business Administration and/or other relevant fields

  • Minimum 8 years work experience with at least 4 years of managerial/leadership experience in international development, working with ultra-poor and marginalized communities to implement integrated development programmes including microfinance, graduation, livelihood, agricultural and food security, and/or girl’s and women’s empowerment programmes

  • Experience in project management and coordination, including supervision and monitoring, administration, finance, and logistics

    Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven aptitude in proposal development and writing including advanced budgeting skills

  • Experience in representation and negotiation with government, donors, partners, and other stakeholders

  • Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel

  • Strong problem-solving skills, highly organized, strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.

  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Diplomatic and highly effective on an interpersonal level in addition to cross-cultural sensitivity

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of BRAC.

    How to Apply

    Candidates need to send a signed Cover letter in PDF format indicating the title of the position applied for, an updated CV mentioning educational grades, years of experience, and notarized copies of academic qualifications. All those documents should be sent through email:,

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