Social Accountability coordinator at World Vision International Rwanda

1 Social Accountability coordinator at World Vision International Rwanda
Social Accountability coordinator

World Vision International Rwanda | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-14 | Deadline: 2024-06-23



World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced Rwandan national for the role of Social Accountability coordinator, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and reports to the Senior Operations Manager.

Purpose of the position:

The Social Accountability Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the Technical Programme or Technical Project related to CVA in all clusters. S/he will provide regular technical implementation of programme and grants activities

This person will also work to strengthen the capacity of the cluster team and partners implementing CVA through structured meetings so that staff, community members and partners /CVA groups on effective implementation of CVA in their local communities.

This position will also build effective partnerships with partners, networks, and coalitions at the local & national level. This person will also engage in advocacy relevant to the Technical Programme using credible evidence from the program’s implementation.

This position will also ensure that quality CVA is integrated across the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation processes of programs/cluster & grants. 

Major Activities

Social Accountability and advocacy framework and guidelines developed and disseminated:

  1. To initiate and help to institute social accountability structures in APs to enhance the quality and efficiency of service delivery as per the Rwandan government minimum standards and the CVA design documents.

Defining evidence-based advocacy agendas

  1. Communicate patterns, trends and emerging advocacy issues identified at the local level and convey these to national-level staff to inform WV advocacy strategies at a national, regional and global level.
  2. Analyze the Area Programme’s local advocacy data and apply findings in decision-making and reporting processes.
  3. Coordinate evidence-building through research, reports from CVA engagements and case studies as well as publication and dissemination of the findings.
  4. Re-package the key recommendations from study findings into top-line messages to facilitate the engagement of TP managers, Project managers, sector specialists and cluster managers at the local and national levels.

Enhance the technical capacity of staff and partners in advocacy and CVA activities;

  1. Identify, design, and implement advocacy and capacity-building needs of staff and partners
  2. Follow up on action plans, mentor and coach trained staff and partners to do things differently

Build partnerships, networks, and collaborations for effective joint policy engagements and advocacy in different sectors.

  1. Increase opportunities for local external stakeholders to access evidence from World Vision and other civil society organizations
  2. Use appropriate methods for informing and educating local external stakeholders about the needs and impacts of current policies on communities, including through regular planned external engagement
  3. Map-out sector sector-aligned partnerships, networks and collaborations at the cluster and district levels.

Monitoring and review of policy advocacy and document promising practices, draw lessons and impact assessment.

  1. Work with the technical teams, and Communications team to develop and publish stories of most significant change and case studies for wider dissemination.
  2. Compile and submit quality progress reports, monthly, semi-annually and annually.
  3. Coordinate regular reviews and reflections on policy advocacy, as well as mid-term reviews and impact assessments.

Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • University degree in Project Management, social sciences, law, international relations or relevant field
  • 5 years’ experience in child protection, child development, or community development and advocacy
  • Experience working in an NGO or international development context
  • Experience leading workshops, training, and capacity-building sessions
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing
  • Strong inter-personal communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong partnering, conflict management, and consensus-building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of common local child protection issues and violations
  • Compassion and commitment to ending violence against the world’s most vulnerable children

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experienced in implementation and monitoring; staff training and coaching with an emphasis in governance, social accountability or any other local-level advocacy initiatives.
  • Must have a clear vision of the key accountabilities, and be determined to achieve all set targets in line with short, medium and long-term targets and objectives.
  • Good public relations (PR) to facilitate smooth networking between WV Rwanda and other stakeholders


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go: If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know on (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is 23th June 2024; no late applications will be accepted. World Vision is committed to adult and child safeguarding and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.