Heifer International Social Capital Development and Training Manager Jobs in Rwanda

Heifer International Social Capital Development and Training Manager Jobs in Rwanda


  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.


  • The Social Capital Development and Training Manager will be responsible for the successful integration of Social Capital, and all full implementation of the Values-Based Holistic Development Model into the Partnership for Resilient and Inclusive Small Livestock Markets Project (PRISM) by incorporating essentials of Social capital including group formation and training in Heifer’s 12 cornerstones for just and sustainable development, personal leadership, Project Self Review and Planning (PSRP) and gender justice.

  • S/He shall build the capacity of PRISM staff, Self Help Groups, cooperatives, and Partners by providing leadership and overall support to ensure quality, consistency and effective training and follow up. The Social Capital Development and Training Manager will report to the Project Manager, and work in liaison with the Livestock Extension Coordinator and the District Mobilization Officers.

  • PRISM is an ambitious five-year Signature project with the overall objective of reducing poverty by empowering poor rural men, women and youth to participate in the transformation of the Rwanda livestock sector and to enhance their resilience. The programme development objective is to improve food and nutritional security and the incomes of poor rural households through better performance of the value chains.

    Essential Character Traits:

  • Drives results, accountable, manages complex environments, excellent and effective communication, resourcefulness, manage conflict, team player.

    Responsibilities & Deliverables

    Social Capital Development (40%)

  • Provide leadership in the implementation, incorporation, and strengthening of Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) activities and events, including Social Capital approaches in Groups, Cooperatives, and hubs;

  • Serve as the focal point person for Social Capital by preparing the annual plan, budget , track and assess the implementation of the Social Capital development plan for the Project;

  • Keep informed on issues of socio-economic development, agriculture, environment, and livestock programs and policies by Visiting project locations/Project Partners/Self Help Groups for follow-ups and to check the effectiveness of Heifer’s existing Social Capital programs and contents and then customize the content, delivery, and materials for more effectiveness;

  • Provide leadership throughout the process of identification and recruitment of Community Facilitators (CFs), Community Agro Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVEs), Mentoring Teams (MT), and

    Project Management Committees (PMCs).
    Training (30%)

  • In conjunction with the project team, supporting and organizing delivery of various training/workshops such as Heifer Cornerstones, PSRP, Gender and Justice, group management and personal leadership development for Heifer staff, projects’ participants, Informal Savings and Loans, Community and partner staff training;

  • Translate and contextualize the Social Capital Minimum Requirement for PRISM Project;

  • Identification, design, implement and follow-up of training and backstop the program staff as well as project partner staff and community facilitators to be highly efficient, effective, and consistent trainers to produce social transformation and TOC
    domain impacts in the field;

  • Developing, reviewing, and updating training modules/manuals, and related training materials. Facilitate projects implementers to set up various training modules and train them in their use; provide follow-up services to these training programs.

    Monitoring and Reporting (20%)

  • Collaborate with the MEL Manager to develop and implement tools to monitor the “Graduation Pathway”

  • Develop guidelines and tools for Collection and Reporting of non-donor local resources mobilized by the Project,

  • With support from the Project Manager, generate and disseminate data relating to VBHCD outcomes at the project level.

  • Ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into planning and implementation of PRISM Project

    Any Other Assigned Function (10%)

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor(s).

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in community development, Rural Development, social science, adult education, or related field required, plus five (5) years of relevant experience. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.

  • However, demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of adult learning methodology is a requirement.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Five years experience working with rural communities would be an added advantage.

  • Fluent in local language (Kinyarwanda both spoken and written) and in English (Fluency in French would be an asset)

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Knowledge and experience in conducting trainings and skills of moderation

  • Knowledge of different training topics such as social capital, gender, documentation, etc.

  • Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations

  • Fluent in English or French and local language (Kinyarwanda), both spoken and written

  • Interest in animal, agriculture and community development

  • Understand the importance of traditional customs of the various groups and be familiar with their lifestyles

  • Basic understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and the environment

  • Experience in participatory training methodology, preferably with an NGO/INGO

  • Outstanding communication skills; good at writing and making speeches

  • Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and the Internet.

  • Knowledge of and experience with developing private/public partnerships at the national and business level.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.

  • Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.

  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork and cooperation.

  • Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.

  • Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting and work at a computer for extended hours.

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

  • Do any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by his/her supervisor.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Social Capital Development and Training Manager Jobs in Rwanda

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